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Uplifted Terran bears. The face of a grizzled Ursa
Base Information
Classification Omnivore/gatherer
Status Uplifted Race
Locomotion Walker
Terrain Forest
Body Form
Confluence Humanoid
Bio-Identenoid Ursinoid
Size 2.0 meters
Weight 350 kg
Languages Anglic
Social Structure Balkanization
Technological Epoch TL:10-12
Psionic potential Standard
Origin World
Homeworld location Khush (Ley 1804)
StarportC Routine: No Construction, Major Repair, Unrefined fuel
Size9 Large (14,400 km, 1.03g - 1.33g)
Atmosphere9 Dense (tainted)
Hydrographics8 Wet World 80%
Population5 Moderate (600 thousand)
Government7 Balkanization
Law4 Moderate Law (no light assault weapons)
Tech Level7 Pre-Stellar (electronics)
Primary Star G2 V
Atmosphere Dense (tainted)
Off-world presence Yes
Zoetic individuals Yes
Reference The Traveller's Handbook 28-29.
Canon Yes
Also see Terragen

The Ursa of Khush (Ley 1804) are a technologically sophisticated Uplifted Race with a somewhat humanoid appearance.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

The Ursa are a genetically engineered and uplifted species. They are members of the typoid known as Ursinoids. They are classified as Terragens, a lifeforms with an origin from Terra.

Although the homeworld is listed at Khush (Ley 1804), the actual world on which the Ursa were uplifted is not known, and the world on which the underlying species evolved was Terra (Solomani Rim 1827) with the UWP of x867xxx-x. The Ursa's tollerence of various atmospheric taints is one factor that has been included in the Geneering undertaken to uplift this species.
n.b. Ursa have the best sense of smell of any Terragen mammal, exceeding even that of the Vargr.

Image Repository[edit]

  1. An Ursa, a Terragen, created by GenAssist.
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Sophonts genetically engineered by early Solomani from Terran "bear" stock. When this phase of Solomani arrogance came to an end, attempts were made to destroy the Ursa. Some of the Ursa escaped and split into two groups. One enclave made their way to Shishkala (Corridor 1607), in the Domain of Vland. The other group made their way to Khush (Ley 1804), in the Domain of Gateway, beyond the border of the Third Imperium.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

The Solomani originally created the Ursa as an experiment. GenAssist decided the uplift was not going to produce the results they desired, and attempted to terminate the program. The worlds on which the Ursa were first successfully raised to sophonce is unknown, but are assumed to be within the present or historical reach of the Solomani Sphere.

According to their own legends, the termination of the Ursa Program was discovered by the subject Ursa at one facility, who engineered their escape, determined the locations of other parts of the Program, and liberated those Ursa as well. They then arranged passage, stowed away, or were granted travel on sympathetic ships, and fled coreward into the twilight of the Rule of Man. At some point the refugees were divided by accident or design. The best known and larger group, comprised mostly of the more massive and aggressive brown Ursa, swung to trailing and eventually found shelter and concealment with the Luriani in Ley Sector. In later years they would expand to a few locations in Fornast Sector. The other branch, comprised mostly of Ursa derived from the smaller and more inquisitive black bears, continued coreward to Vland, then swung around the Claw into Corridor Sector, still largely wild and unexplored at the time. Two worlds in Corridor (Shishkala and Tamilaa) were found acceptable and the Black Ursa settled there to thrive and wait out the Long Night.


This race is primarily located in the following areas:
Charted Space:


The homeworlds of this race:

World Listing[edit]

Significant communities of this race are known to dwell within the following systems and worlds:

6 of 6 World articles in Ursa
Gurga Ruund  •  Khush  •  Miip (Le 0819)  •  Redehede  •  Shishkala  •  Tamilaa  •  
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