Traltar

From Traveller Wiki - Science-Fiction Adventure in the Far future
Jump to: navigation, search
Traltar
Classification Omnivore/gatherer
Status Minor Human Race
Size 1.8 m
Weight 100 kg
Homeworld Traltha (Spinward Marches 2834)
Multi-world No
Canon Yes
Extinct Extant
Reference The Spinward Marches Campaign

The inhabitants of Traltha claim to be descendants of humans who were transplanted by the Ancients and that their world used to be covered by great oceans until they were blasted into space by a massive bolide that was targeted against the world by an Ancient strike force during the Final War.

Although destroyed, the Ancient base had nevertheless managed to protect the resident humans, the majority of which survived the strike, and somehow scratched out a living in the outback.

Physiology & Environment[edit]

Traltha's desert status is a side effect of damage dealt to it during the Ancient's Final War. The local seas were apparently blasted into space by a massive bolide that was targeted against the world by an Ancient strike force. The Ancient base included a population of transplanted humans, the majority of which survived the strike, and somehow scratched out a living in the outback. Calling themselves the Traltar, these desert nomads used to scour the outback for surviving water sources. After contact with the Third Imperium in 373, they accepted offworld technological aid, and quit their wandering for a more sedentary existence. Most of their communities are located around wells, and subsist upon agriculture. The Traltar have a long running fight with another local, non-sentient lizard species known as the Vorstin, which has a nasty habit of raiding their communities for water. Local pride prevented them from accepting offworld military aid in the past, but the world's technology has advanced to the point that the locals can now manufacture their own laser weaponry, giving them a decisive advantage.

History & Background[edit]

The truth is less dramatic. The Traltar, as the locals call themselves, appear to be the descendants of a failed colonizing attempt, the records of which were lost in the breakdown of the colony. Apparently the colony's pumps broke down or the wells ran dry, and the survivors were forced to become desert nomads who moved from water source to water source. After contact with the Third Imperium in 373, they accepted offworld technological aid, and quit their wandering for a more sedentary existence. Most of their communities are located around wells, and subsist upon agriculture.

The Traltar have a long-running fight with a local, non-sentient, lizard species known as the Vorstin, which has a nasty habit of raiding their communities for water. Local pride prevented them from accepting offworld military aid in the past, but the world's infrastructure has advanced to the point where the locals can now manufacture their own firearms, giving them a decisive advantage.

Technology & Trade[edit]

Local pride prevented them from accepting offworld military aid in the past, but the world's infrastructure has advanced to the point where the locals can now manufacture their own firearms, giving them a decisive advantage.

Worlds & Sectors (Astrography)[edit]

1 of 1 World articles in Traltar
Traltha  •  
startbacknext(1 listed)

References and contributors[edit]

62px-Information icon.svg.png This article is missing content for one or more detailed sections. Additional details are required to complete the article. You can help the Traveller Wiki by expanding it.

This article was copied or excerpted from the following copyrighted sources and used under license from Far Future Enterprises or by permission of the author.