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Base Information
Classification Omnivore/gatherer
Terrain Plains
Locomotion Walker
Size 40.0 cm / 10.0 kg
Speed TBD
Strength Standard
Social Structure Few
Weapons None
Armor None
Homeworld Zhdant (Zhodane 2719)
Multi-world Yes
Canon Yes
Extinct Extant
Reference Zhodani 6.

The Abrstia are small, hexapodal animals, bearing a superficial resemblance to the Solomani-Terran chicken, originating from Zhdant (Zhodane 2719), and are commonly kept as livestock through Zhodani space and exported elsewhere.

The Abrstia is also recorded as Arrstia in some library entries.

Physiology and ecology[edit]

The Abrstia evolved on Zhdant as omnivore/hunters until the primitive Zhodani took notice of the Abrstia and began to domesticate them around -40,000, which culminated in a fully domesticated breed by around -30,000.

Two of the major differences between Solomani-Terran chickens is that the Abrstia possess six limbs (four wings, and two legs), and the Abrstia does not have feathers like the Solomani-Terran chicken, but instead is covered in a fibrous feather analog closer to the wool on Terran sheep than the feathers on a Terran avian.

Diet and trophics[edit]

Arrstia eat a variety of small animals, insects, and plants.

History and background[edit]

The Abrstia evolved on Zhdant as omnivore/hunter until the primitive Zhodani took notice of the Abrstia and began to domesticate them around -40,000, which culminated in a fully domesticable breed by around -30,000.

Abrstia are not only raised for their meat and eggs, but also for their wondrous fibrous feathers, which can be woven into a fine cloth. Abrstia-cloth is valued throughout the known galaxy by merchants and traders.

The Zhodani insist that the Abrstia is superior to the Terran chicken since it produces twice as many wings per animal. Some Solomani and Vilani gourmands have begun to agree with their Zhodani counterparts.

Travellers' Aid Society Advisory[edit]

The Travellers' Aid Society classifies the Abrstia as non-threatening to most sophonts and makes no special advisory regarding this creature.

References and contributors[edit]

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