Variant Non-Human Race
A distinct intelligent species, not of the human species or a subspecies thereof, created by genetic engineering on a species after it has achieved sophontdom, but not necessarily become a member of the interstellar community.
Please see the following articles for related information:
- Major Race
- Minor race
- Variant Race
History & Background (Dossier)
Reproduction or perpetuation of a species is one of the primary drives of a sophont species. It is by no surprise that many sophonts not only perpetuate their own race, but also seek to create or modify new lifeforms.
Non-human Geneered Species
A few of the genetically engineered species that exist within Charted Space include:
- Non-Terragens (Non-human races of a non-Terran origin)
- Terragens (Non-human races of a Terran origin)