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Homo sapiens byerenus
Base Information
Classification Omnivore/gatherer
Status Human Ethnic Group
Locomotion Walker
Terrain Plains
Body Form
Confluence Humanoid
Bio-Identenoid Human
Size 1.4 meters
Weight 350 kg
Languages Native Language
Social Structure
Technological Epoch TL:10-12
Psionic potential Standard
Origin World
Homeworld location Bye-Ren-Ay
StarportB Good: Spacecraft Construction, Overhaul, Refined fuel
Size9 Large (14,400 km, 1.03g - 1.33g)
Atmosphere9 Dense (tainted)
Hydrographics0 Desert World 0%
Population6 Moderate (0 million)
Government5 Feudal Technocracy
Law7 Moderate Law (no firearms)
Tech LevelB Average Stellar (large starships)
Primary Star K8 V
Off-world presence Yes
Zoetic individuals Yes
Reference Marc Miller's Traveller 148.
Canon Yes
Also see

The Bye-Ren of Bye-Ren-Ay are a technologically sophisticated Human Ethnic Group.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

The Bye-Ren are an ethnic group most noted for their origin in the hellish crush of a continuous 2-G gravity well, producing immense strength and resilience.

Physiology and ecology[edit]

Heredity and extensive super-calcification treatments have produced extreme bone density. However, their human heritage combined with their crushed and wrinkled appearance tend to disturb more traditional members of Humaniti. Bye-Ren adapt easily to lower gravities, but their short legs often cause trouble in keeping up with their taller kin. Their super-rugged metabolism tends to "wear out" sooner than other humans', even in normal gravity, and the high blood pressure needed in their home environment causes significant bleeding problems.

Archaeological and Cultural Sophontology[edit]

The Bye-Ben are the survivors of a mining expedition abandoned at the end of the First Imperium. Bye-Ren are extreme in their regard for personal loyalty and refusals to abandon either responsibilities or comrades, and in holding both friendship and enmity for life.


They tend to disdain luxury and have the interesting social tradition that altitude indicates importance.

Societal sophontology[edit]

Since the Bye-Ren have only recently been re-contacted and are still seldom visited, their technology lags far behind the Imperium’s.


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


The homeworld of this race is:

Note: Bye-Ren-Ay is a derivation of the Solomani name given to the inhabitants. Technically, the world is the third circling Deltii. The natives have a variety of names for their world, few of them flattering or endearing, the most common being Gu-tes-tray, which translated means "home above death."

World Listing: 1105[edit]

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

No world articles for Bye-Ren

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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