Xapoqi

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Xapoqi
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Base Information
Classification Collector
Status Minor Race
Bio-Identenoid Plantoid
Locomotion Walker
Terrain TBD
Body Form
Confluence Non-humanoid
Typoid Plantoid
Size 2.0 m
Weight 120.0 kg
Culture
Languages Unknown Native Language
Social Structure Anarchy
Technological Epoch TL:1-3
Psionic potential Standard
Origin World
Homeworld location Xapoqoz (Corridor 3131)
UWP
E853724-2
StarportE Frontier - no facilities
Size8 Large (12,800 km, 0.80g - 1.08g)
Atmosphere5 Thin
Hydrographics3 Wet World 30%
Population7 Moderate (40 million)
Government2 Participating Democracy
Law4 Moderate Law (no light assault weapons)
Tech Level2 Pre-Industrial (printing)
Primary Star K8 V K8 V M1 V
Atmosphere Thin
Off-world presence No
Zoetic individuals Yes
Source
Reference The Travellers' Digest 18 31-34.
Canon No
Also see TBD
TBD

The Xapoqi are a technologically primitive sophont species.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

The Xapoqi are a minor race native to Xapoqoz (Corridor 3131).

Physiology & Environment (Ecology)[edit]

The Xapoqi are solitary, fantastically long-lived creatures who subsist on the ultraviolet emissions of their star. Xapoqi have a thick, smooth hide, broken only by sharp spines and many flimsy feelers, giving them an appearance similar to a spiny, two-meter-tall stone column. The spines are general purpose energy receptors, serving both as eyes and "food" intake.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

The Xapoqi, nearly immobile, capable of independent reproduction, and possessing no apparent means of communication, are not obvious sentient lifeforms. They exhibit little technological drive; in fact, they show little interest in their surroundings whatsoever. The Xapoqi are so uncharacteristic of sophonts in general that IISS explorers failed to realize they were intelligent until the 700s, despite the fact that Xapoqoz was initially surveyed during First Imperium times. This discovery coincided with the adoption of standardized Neural Activity Scanner procedures by the Scouts.

The primary puzzle that confronted sophontologists then is still a puzzle today: what purpose does Xapoqi intelligence serve? Neural activity scans indicate a high level of abstract thought, but no one knows what it concerns. Communication with the Xapoqi is too primitive to be useful. Experimental thought transfer devices, now being pioneered by the neurotechnology consortiums of Dagudashaag, may prove valuable in future dealings with the Xapoqi.

Worlds & Sectors (Astrography)[edit]

This race is primarily located in the following areas:

Homeworld[edit]

The homeworld of this race is:

World Listing: 1105[edit]

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

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References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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