Homo neanderthalensis ziaddii
|Homeworld||Zeda (Dagudashaag 0721)|
|Reference||"Contact: Ziadd." Signal-GK 09 3.|
|Status||Minor Human Race|
The Ziadd are a technologically sophisticated sophont species.
Physiology & Environment (Ecology)
<Homo Sapiens Neanderthalensis Ziadd>
Ziadd have been genetically engineered from Homo Neanderthalensis by the Ancients around the year -400,000 taken from Terra by the Ancients and transplanted to Zeda [Zeda (0721)] in Daguadshaag. Ziadd are generally mesomorphic with thick ridges of bone above the eyes, a pronounced jaw and the eyelids have an epicanthic fold, typical of oriental descent. The head, shoulders and back are covered in a thick mane and both sexes grow extensive fine hair over their entire body. The arms are longer and more heavily muscled than normal humans. Ziadd have been extensively geneered. A transparent membrane covers the eye and the nose contains a gas permeable membrane to keep out dust. A similar membrane protects the ear. The hands consist of three fingered hand with each finger mutually opposable. The toes end in two prehensile toes. Ziadd are extremely dexterous and strong as a result.
The most noticeable difference is the skin: the surface epidermis is course and hard and helps to protect against windblown dust. In addition Ziadd display stripes. This is as a result of their pigment melanin being concentrated in bands running across the body. A small number have a mottled colouration instead. Some Imperial geneticists have proposed that the Ziadd striped colouration are a variation of the usually invisible Blaschko's lines found in homo sapiens and may have been a recessive trait already present in Terran Neanderthals, similar to albinism but the issue is currently undecided.
History & Background (Dossier)
The Ziadd possessed a comprehensive culture and language by the time they were contacted by the Vilani during the First Imperium. They expanded out to the stars during the Rule of Man, taking their language and culture with them.
Psychology & Philosophy (Mindset)
As a race they tend to be individualistic, but bonded to a particular area. Most are motivated by personal or family honour. They see the Community as "an ideal that has to be protected. This can be a deceptive term: it includes such things as the family. a town, a nation, or even a world. The Ziadd are by nature aggressive. They tend to launch into an attack either physically or verbally, rather than looking for a peaceful solution to a problem. Tact is necessary in many situations, but force is preferred. Social status is affected by physical strength. Ziadd tend to act in a haughty manner toward" those who are weaker and deferential to those who are stronger. They are aloof towards strangers, and treat them as inferiors until they have proven their worth.
Government & Politics (Leadership)
Worlds & Sectors (Astrography)
The homeworld of this race (sophontic species) is:
World Listing: 1105
References & Contributors (Sources)
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- Jae Campbell. "Contact: Ziadd." Signal-GK 09 (1994): 3.
- Traveller Wiki Editorial Team
- Artist: Tim Osbourne
- Author & Contributor: Adie Stewart from an original concept by J. Duncan Law-Green of the HIWG
- Author & Contributor: Lord (Marquis) and Master of Sophontology Maksim-Smelchak of the Ministry of Science