The Traveller Gene: Most people (indeed, whole species) never leave their homeworld: they never venture out of their gravity well, content to work, play, and even thrive on their home planet. Some postulate that there is a genetic basis for the drive of some (and the lack of drive in others) to reach beyond the bounds of a single world into the greater universe: a Traveller Gene. 
- The term is tantamount to dubbing someone a Spacer or Starfarer.
- They are also known as adventurers, coddiwomples, and by a plethora of other terms.
- In the Vilani language, they are known as Deraabelars.
- Interstellar Travelling (Travelling in Charted Space)
Many, perhaps most, sophont species are composed of great demographic masses with little motivation to do more than eat, sleep, reproduce, and otherwise survive. Very successful sophont societies learn to encourage, foster, and otherwise support the members of their society who want to do more, who have that drive to succeed.
Major Race Traveller Matrix
|Ihatei||Aslan||Aslan Hierate||Aslan Ihatei: TBD|
|Praytsirv||Droyne||Droyne Oytrip Yatroy||Droyne Dynamism : TBD|
|Topical Club||Hiver||Hive Federation||Hiver Enigmatism: TBD|
|Imperial Scout||Imperial Man||Third Imperium||Imperial Spirit: TBD|
|Steppelord||K'kree||Two Thousand Worlds||K'kree Gregariousness:|
|Terra-Competitiveness||Solomani||Solomani Confederation||Solomani Soul: Tribalism...|
|Logaksu||Vargr||Vargr Extents||Vargr Wanderlust: TBD|
|Deraabelar||Vilani||Ziru Sirka||Vilani Enterprise|
|Divl Iadliavr||Zhodani||Zhodani Consulate||Zhodani Enigmas: TBD|
Every generation seems to produce great Travellers, and yet a few are still widely remembered, even commemorated throughout Charted Space for their immense achievements.
Famous Travellers of Charted Space
The following individuals are among the best known Travellers that Charted Space has produced:
|Ktouwaatritoikh||Aslan||Aslan Hierate||Bridged the Great Rift.||TBD|
|Yaskoydray||Droyne||Droyne Oytrip Yatroy||Mythical founder figure of the Droyne.||Yaskoydray is a legendary figure to the Droyne and a little known and mythical figure to the other races. Before the present greater civilization of Charted Space existed, it is widely believed that Yaskoydray led a burgeoning space empire. And then he (maybe she?) disappeared... Some say that he was slain in the Final War, but no one really knows except perhaps the Droyne and they are not telling.|
|M. Primus||Hiver||Hive Federation||Founder of modern Hiver culture.||M. Primus, master of the manipulation, founded modern Hiver culture as we know it.|
|Cleon I|| Human:
||Third Imperium||Founded the Third Imperium.||Cleon I became the Grand Duke of the Sylean Federation transforming it into an expansive interstellar empire, bring disparate worlds out of the Long Night into a new sense of order. He proclaimed himself Emperor of the Third Imperium and established the existing interstellar order.|
| Hiroshi Tokugawa
|Human:||Solomani Confederation||Founded the Rule of Man||Strongman who overcame the Ziru Sirka and abolished the Terran Confederation in favor of the Rule of Man.|
|Ushimkarun Primerius||Human:||Ziru Sirka||Founded the Ziru Sirka.||The first Shadow Emperor.|
|Viepchakliashtikon||Human:||Zhodani Consulate||Helped to found the early Zhodani culture||One of the most influential men of learning, science, and psionics. Helped to create the Zhodani Scientific Method.|
|Nightmane the Wise||K'kree||Two Thousand Worlds||Helped to unite early K'kree.||TBD|
|Knurroe the Great||Vargr||Vargr Extents||Helped to unite the early Vargr.||TBD|
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