Tapazmal

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Tapazmal
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Homo sapiens dlaekanis
Also see
Canon Yes
Classification Omnivore
Extinct Extant
Gravity Standard
Homeworld Dlaekan (Reft 3134)
Language Unknown Native Language
Multi-world Yes
Psi Potential Standard
Reference Gary L. ThomasJoe Fugate. "Reft Sector." The Travellers' Digest 20 (1990): 27.
Size 1.5m
Status Minor Race, Minor Human Race
Weight 100.0 kg
TBD

The Tapazmal are a technologically sophisticated sophont species.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

The Tapazmal area a 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 different 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 & Background (Dossier)[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.

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.

Technology & Trade[edit]

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

Worlds & Sectors (Astrography)[edit]

This race (sophont species) is primarily located in the following areas:

Homeworld: 1105[edit]

The homeworld of this race (sophontic species) is:

World Listing: 1105[edit]

Significant communities of this race (sophont species) are known to exist within the following systems and worlds:

7 of 7 World articles in Tapazmal
Bokilborn  •  Choltonrul  •  Dlaekan  •  G'haenbaz  •  Hoilhapuli  •  P'hakar  •  Pamraeltan  •  
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References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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