Tapazmal

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Tapazmal
Classification Omnivore
Status Minor Human Race
Size 1.5m
Weight 100kg
Homeworld Dlaekan (Reft 3134)
Multi-world Yes
Canon No
Extinct Extant
Psi Potential Standard
Reference Periodical: MegaTraveller Travellers' Digest No. 20
Minor human race native to Dlaekan (Reft 3134 A383657-D).

Physiology and Environment[edit]

Dlaekan is a hot world, its mean surface temperature exceeding 70 degrees Celsius. Dlaekan has an unusually dense core and a surprising amount of tectonic activity. The early Tapazmal lived on the slopes of Dlaekan's high peaks, where the atmosphere was thinner and temperatures lower.

Physically, the Tapazmal are little dffferent from the rest of humaniti. One notable feature is their low birthrate, beleived to be a result of geneering by the Ancients. This modification likely served to limit Dlaekan's population in Ancient times, thereby conserving the mountains' scant resources.

History and Background[edit]

Interstellar contact in more recent times first came around -4700, when the Loeskalth - another minor human race, native to neighboring Gushemege Sector - intermittently raided the Tapazmal for artwork and other valuable objects. (The Loeskalth had long since received jump drive from another Vilani client, but were not absorbed into Vilani culture until later.)

These raids continued until the Vilani themselves came to Dlaekan several centuries later. The Tapazmal eagerly accepted Vilani offers of technological aid and protection, at the cost of submerging their native culture in the Vilani Way. Tapazmal civilization grew under Vilani custody, but it never reached beyond Dlaekan.

This situation changed after the First Imperium's fall. Old cultural records were unearthed and studied, and the Tapazmal tried diligently to return to the ways of their distant ancestors. The expanding Solomani, eager to have a base in the area, granted the Tapazmal several colony worlds in return for their cooperation.

Psychology and Philosophy[edit]

The Tapazmal are a conservative, unaggressive, and mystical people.

Culture and Society[edit]

No information yet available.

Tapazmal Social Organization[edit]

Their roles in society are strictly defined. Individualists defy the old standards at substantial risk. Nonetheless, Dlaekan and its daughters are pleasant worlds, their inhabitants hard-working and at peace.

Government and Law[edit]

No information yet available.

Language and Symbology[edit]

No information yet available.

Calendar & Timekeeping[edit]

No information yet available.

Technology & Trade[edit]

The Tapazmal are known for their great artistic and architectural skill, combining modern technology with traditional styles and motifs.

Military & Intelligence[edit]

No information yet available.

Worlds and Sectors[edit]

This race is primarily located in the following area/s:

Today, the Tapazmal occupy six worlds in Reft - Dlaekan, G'haenbaz (Reft 2733), Bokilborn (Reft 2834), Pamraeltan (Reft 2932), P'hakar (Reft 2934), and Hoilhapuli (Reft 3229) - as well as one world in Gushemege: Choltonrul (Gushemege 0136). Despite their reach, the low numbers of the Tapazmal have kept them from being a major force in Imperial politics.

World Listing: 1116[edit]

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Bokilborn  •  Choltonrul  •  Dlaekan  •  G'haenbaz  •  Hoilhapuli  •  P'hakar  •  Pamraeltan  •  
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