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Base Information
Classification Omnivore/eater
Status Minor Race
Locomotion Walker
Terrain Swamp
Body Form
Confluence Non-humanoid
Bio-Identenoid Amphibianoid
Size 2.2 meters
Weight 150 kg
Languages Native Language
Social Structure Oligarchy
Technological Epoch TL:10-12
Psionic potential Standard
Origin World
Homeworld location Hoornebe (Beyond 1034)
StarportD Poor: No Construction, Minor Repair, Unrefined fuel
Size6 Medium (9,600 km, 0.60g - 0.81g)
Atmosphere7 Standard (tainted)
Hydrographics7 Wet World 70%
Population6 Moderate (4 million)
Government3 Self-Perpetuating Oligarchy
Law3 Low Law (no automatic weapons)
Tech Level3 Pre-Industrial (basic science)
Primary Star
Atmosphere Standard (tainted)
Off-world presence No
Zoetic individuals Yes
Reference Peter Gray. Beyond Library
Canon No
Also see Dagonite Reproductive

The Dagonite of Hoornebe (Beyond 1034) are a technologically sophisticated Minor Non-Human Race with a non-humanoid appearance.


Dagonites are huge hexapods, 2.2 meters in length, descended from semi-aquatic omnivore/eater ancestors. They possess serpentine, flexible bodies covered in overlapping armor plates. They have powerful claws for digging and killing prey alike.

The Dagonites live in colonies burrowed out of moist soil,composed of tunnels that twist and turn for kilometers. They are air breathers and are extremely sensitive to industrial pollution which has limited their advancement.

They also prefer darkness, and many Nurturers are agoraphobic. Their night-vision is excellent, as is their sense of smell.

Dagonites are not known to possess any kind of psionic abilities, though they have no difficulty with other creatures having such abilities.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

The Dagonite were first contacted by the Nakrisian humans early in the Imperial period, and trade between them became the basis for the founding of the Nakris Confederacy.

When they were contacted by the Nakris humans, the Dagonites were stuck at TL–3. The Nakris provided non-polluting technologies that jumpstarted their development, and they reached TL–12 by 1100. They had, and still have, close ties with the Nakris, and their curiosity made them somewhat xenophilic, though they rarely traveled beyond either their homeworld or the Nakris Confederation. The current Ihatei occupation of their homeworld is a lamentable turn of events, though they made an alliance with the Tralyeaeawi clan, and they are caught in an ascending spiral of warfare with the Aokhalte clan and its allies.

Society & Culture[edit]

Dagonite society is caste-based, primarily between professions and secondarily between genders. Their social interactions are complicated, a reflection of their constant attempts to assert their group standing. As such they do not form firm family associations, preferring to deal with the group as a whole.

Social Organization[edit]

Government: Dagonite Reproductive

The Dagonite are divided into three sexes:

  • Male
  • Reproducing female
  • Nurturing female.

The young are born live, in large litters of twenty to thirty specimens. Like the Hivers, the Dagonite young are not considered to be sentient, and are expelled into Dagon’s wilderness to fend for themselves. The surviving young are brought back into the community, and are both raised and mentored by the nurturers. It is the nurturer's task to determine the potential of the young, and put them into their proper place.

Government & Law[edit]

Nurturers are considered casteless, forming a leadership class that is entirely self-contained.

Nurturers are recruited from the ranks of the Reproducers, whose own members study intensively in hopes of becoming Nurturers someday. Nurturers limit their numbers through pheromone secretions that suppress the expression of genetic traits within other normal females: the death of a nurturer signals other reproducers to begin developing. Usually there is more than one new nurturer, and the candidates must compete before their new peers, in tests of strength, judgment and knowledge; the loser is put to death. Nurturer politics are complicated to the point of opacity.


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


The homeworld of this race is:

World Listing: 1105[edit]

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

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References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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