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Canon Yes
Classification Carnivore
Extinct Extant
Homeworld Tsanesi (Reaver's Deep 1711)
Language Unknown
Multi-world No
Psi Potential Unknown
Reference Ascent to Anekthor 40-43.
Size 1.9 m
Status Minor Race
Weight 75.0 kg

The Yn-tsai are a technologically sophisticated sophont species.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

The Yn-tsai are a bipedal, non-starfaring minor race, descended from carnivore stock.


They stand roughly 1.9 meters tall, and are covered with a white, gray, or golden fur. Hair on the heads is worn long and elaborately braided to denote rank and status in their society. They have seven long, nimble digits on each hand and foot, large barrel chests that compensate will for he low atmospheric pressure in which they flourish, and a broad, flat face. Nictitating membranes over their eyes give them a peculiar "eyeless stare."

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

When first contacted, the Yn-tsai were an enigma to human explorers. They do not fit into the pattern of life on Tsanesi (Reaver's Deep 1711) and could not have evolved on the planet.

A Caledonian research outpost is maintained on Tsanesi, and the world is officially listed as a Protectorate of the Principality of Caledon. Scientists continue to study the Yn-tsai in hopes of learning the secret of their origins and the explanation for certain odd facets of their culture, such as their incongruous pacifism.

Currently accepted theories hold that the Yn-tsai are descended from a slave race under the dominion of the mysterious Saie, but their origins remain a major puzzle. A few scientists maintain them to be another race transplanted by the Ancients, but evidence is against this.

Society & Culture[edit]

The first explorers found them to be a peaceful (indeed, a pacifistic) culture - odd for descendents of carnivores. They had a tech level 3 culture and a feudal society.

Most noticeable of all was the fact that the Yn-tsai were terrified of "strangers beyond the sky", and regarded the first off-world visitors to their world with a mixture of fear, suspicion, and awe. Caledonian merchants, scientists, and explorers gradually won a grudging acceptance on Tsanesi, but the Yn-tsai remain reclusive, somewhat xenophobic, and few in numbers.

Government & Law[edit]

They had a feudal society.

Technology & Trade[edit]

They had a TL–3 culture. Their technology has increased over the centuries, but they still show a definite desire to avoid those elements of technology devoted to warfare or to space travel.


The Yn-tsai only maintain a planetary constabulary and possess no formal military.

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:

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References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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