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Base Information
Classification Herbivore/filter
Status Minor Race
Locomotion Sessile
Terrain Plains
Body Form
Confluence Non-humanoid
Bio-Identenoid Plantoid
Size 10 meters
Weight 500 kg
Languages Native LanguageTrokh
Social Structure Oligarchy
Technological Epoch TL:13-15
Psionic potential High
Origin World
Homeworld location Ahetaowa (Ealiyasiyw 2604)
StarportB Good: Spacecraft Construction, Overhaul, Refined fuel
Size5 Medium (8,000 km, 0.40g - 0.57g)
Atmosphere3 Vacuum (very thin)
Hydrographics5 Wet World 50%
Population5 Moderate (400 thousand)
Government0 No Government structure
Law4 Moderate Law (no light assault weapons)
Tech LevelC Average Stellar (robots)
Primary Star M2 V M3 V M4 V
Atmosphere Very Thin
Off-world presence No
Zoetic individuals Yes
Reference Alien Races 4 14-22.
Canon Yes
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The Ahetaowa of Ahetaowa (Ealiyasiyw 2604) are a Minor Non-Human Race with a Non-humanoid appearance and technologically advanced sophonts.

Physiology & Environment (Ecology)[edit]

The Ahetaowa are plant-like neighbors of the Aslan. Ahetaowa are shaped like tapered cylinders. A mature individual has a height between 9m and 11m and masses a bit over half a ton. The "trunk" of an adult is about 60 cm in diameter at the base, and is quite flexible. It is green or bluish-green in color due to the photosynthetic and circulating copper-based respiratory pigments, and is covered with thousands of small whitish-gray cilia. The cilia have sensory, feeding, manipulative, and reproductive functions.

A circle of 10 tentacles, over a foot long in an adult, is located at the top of the trunk. These no longer have stingers. They are not manipulators, but sense organs, like the cilia but more sensitive; the Ahetaowa’s "hands" are provided by their helper creatures.

Two sets of five photosensors placed around the trunk at the top and near the base, as well as five "camera eyes" around the middle of the trunk, permit 360-degree vision into the near infrared. The sense of smell is based in and around the five large inspiratory pores located at the base of the trunk.

Eikhty and Afte[edit]

The Ahetaowa have many "helper creatures" which they control psionically to serve as hands. The Eikhty and Afte are the most widely used.

The ancestors of the eikhty were small (2-ounce) carnivorous flyers that lived in the Ahetaowa’s forested areas. Eikhty now average eight ounces in mass. They have membranous wings with an overall span of 0.5 meters. The body is covered in a thin brown fur, which is longer at the edges of the wings to aid lift. Eikhty live for about five local years, and produce three to four young every local year.

The Afte are gray-furred, bipedal omnivore gatherers that stand about 0.5 meters tall. They live in nests on and around the eikhtyyo. Afte are adept climbers and forage in trees as easily as the forest floor. They live for about 15 local years. One or two young are born every local year.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Few travelers from the Imperium have met these creatures, as the system lies on the Aslan side of the Great Rift.

Culture & Society (Ethnology)[edit]

Fortunately, they are a highly ethical and peaceful race; however the very concept of “private property” is difficult for them to understand.

As a peaceful and accomplished race which possesses strong psionic abilities and uses them extensively, they would present a serious challenge for Imperial diplomats!


This race is primarily located in the following areas:


The homeworld of this race 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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