Krii Leei Kariit
|Homeworld location||Efate (Spinward Marches 1705)|
The Efatians are a technologically sophisticated sophont species.
The Efaitian, or Efate race, are a group of omnivore/gatherers and sophonts, who so came to admire Humaniti that they used advanced biological life sciences to genetically transform, or attempted to genetically transform their alien bodies into a Human-like body form. This action has tremendous consequences for the Efatians.
Physiology & Environment
The typical lithe Efate stands at a little over average height, with a deep bronze skin, longish wavy hair in a variety of light colors (white, various shades of grey, and pale yellow), and high cheekbones. They look like a minor race - or a body sculptured noble - but are not actually human at all.
Around the time of the First Civil War, when wealthy Krii Leei Kariit started to shape themselves and their children as Humans. The prestige of being human, and the natural Krii Leei Kariit love and fondness of Humaniti, began to approach its ultimate conclusion. By 880, the "New People" were over half the population: by 1000, the Krii Leei Kariit were extinct. But the "New People" - now taking the name of Efate as the name of their new race - were still not considered Human, as they cannot interbreed, and have serious internal difference from humanity, especially at the DNA and molecular level.
They still cannot eat most human food without pills and additives: the very limited range of (highly processed) human food they can digest without aids gives them debilitating stomach cramps and occasional vomiting "on bad days". Because of their wholesale and self-inflicted genetic problems, they suffer appallingly short lifespans of about 40 years, dying from a vast variety of hereditary diseases.
And over 60% of all Efate are originally born from some artificial method: the rebuilding of the Krii Leii Kariit reproductive system to imitate Human mammalian norms is a great triumph of science, but even today a Efate woman going through natural childbirth takes her life in her hands. Of course, Efate genetic science plows ahead to relieve these problems.
History & Background (Dossier)
The Efate were contacted by the Imperium soon after arriving in Regina subsector. At the time, they were a highly sedentary race of omnivores; weighing in at about 300 kg, they looked something like large, occasionally biped, glorified squirrels, with faceted eyes, an ungainly gait, and a grating language of squeals and whines. Primitive they were not, though: when the I.S.S. Coilirela touched down here in 182, they had already reached TL-4, with some research to TL-6.
The Efate - or the Krii Leei Kariit, as they called themselves at the time - welcomed the Imperium gladly, becoming a client state in 211 and obtaining formal membership in 243. A highly industrious people, they swiftly reached TL-A (10) by 400, and by the First Civil War was at TL-D (13).
Technology & Trade
Imperial date 182: The Efatians had already reached TL–4, with some research into TL–6. Imperial date 400: The Efaitians, a highly industrious people, achieve TL–10. By the time of the First Civil War, the Efaitians were at TL–13.
Worlds & Sectors (Astrography)
This race (sophont species) is primarily located in the following areas:
The homeworld of this race (sophontic species) is:
World Listing: 1105
References & Contributors (Sources)
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- Author & Contributor: Alvin Plummer - RICE Paper #00301 - RICE paper: Subject: #AWP-00301: Efate
- Author & Contributor: Lord (Marquis) and Master of Sophontology Maksim-Smelchak of the Ministry of Science