Azhanti

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Azhanti
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Homo sapiens iralianis
Base Information
Classification Omnivore/hunter
Status Minor Human Race
Bio-Identenoid
Locomotion Walker (Ambulatory)
Terrain
Body Form
Confluence Human
Typoid
Size 5'9"
Weight 140.0 pounds
Culture
Languages
Social Structure
Technological Epoch TL:10-12
Psionic potential Standard
Origin World
Homeworld location Irale (Antares 2315)
UWP
X000000-0
StarportX No Starport
Size0 Asteroid/Planetoid Belt
Atmosphere0 Vacuum
Hydrographics0 Desert World 0%
Population0 Barren (0)
Government0 No Government structure
Law0 No Law
Tech Level0 Pre-Industrial (primitive)
Primary Star
Atmosphere Standard
Off-world presence Yes
Zoetic individuals Yes
Source
Reference Humaniti 24-29.
Canon Yes
Also see

The Azhanti are a technologically sophisticated sophont species.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

The Azhanti are a minor human race native to the world of Irale (Antares 2315).

Physiology & Environment[edit]

The Azhanti are not interfertile with most other human races. Consequently, physiological descriptions of “pure” Azhanti are more easily obtained than for other humans.

Unlike many minor Human races, which differ from baseline Humaniti physiological norms only in minor ways, the Azhanti have evolved to survive in high temperatures. Thus, the Azhanti distinguish themselves from the rest of Humaniti physically as well as culturally.

An Azhanti male averages about 5’ 9” tall in height and weighs approximately 140 lbs. An Azhanti female averages about 5’ 8” tall and weighs 135 lbs. This weight is somewhat less than human norms and appears to have evolved to help the Azhanti radiate excess heat. So while they are of comparable heights to baseline humans, they are thinner than that height would suggest. In addition, they are completely hairless and possess oversized ears. The cranium is likewise larger (approximately 1600-2000 cc), but Azhanti brains are less organized so that intelligence does not differ markedly from that of other humans. Azhanti eyes are brown and, most strikingly, their skin is brownish-orange.

Like most humans, the Azhanti are omnivorous. The native life of Irale is compatible with human biochemistry, so no extensive food preparation was necessary as it was among the Vilani. Azhanti women give birth after a ten-month gestation period. Multiple births are nearly unknown. Azhanti senses are about equal to those possessed by all humans. Azhanti eyes, however, are slightly better able to endure bright light due to the intensity of Irale’s home sun. In addition to what has already been mentioned, the Azhanti differ from other humans in that their trachea possesses a special filter to allow them to breathe Irale’s sulfur-tainted atmosphere. Besides protecting them from the sulfur, the filter gives most Azhanti (even females) deep and raspy voices.

Azhanti life spans are somewhat short for members of Humaniti. Most Azhanti live to between sixty-five and seventy-five years. Likewise, most Azhanti do not age well, suffering the ill effects of old age before reaching fifty. Anagathic treatments can offset this somewhat, but few Azhanti approve of such methods, believing them an effort to “cheat” the time allotted to them by God to overcome the challenges that the deity has placed before them.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Calendar & Timekeeping: The natural Azhanti circadian rhythm is that of a twenty-six hour day. The local day on Irale is 25 hours and 39 minutes. This day is divided into a nine-hour work period, an eight-hour period of rest, and another nine-hour period of sleep. Given the close correspondence between Irale’s local day and the standard Imperial twenty-four hour day, most Azhanti have little trouble adapting to it.

Worlds & Sectors (Astrography)[edit]

This race (sophont species) is primarily located in the following areas:

Homeworld: 1105[edit]

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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