Efatian

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Efatian
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Krii Leei Kariit
Base Information
Classification Omnivore/gatherer
Status Minor Race
Locomotion Walker
Terrain
Body Form
Confluence Non-humanoid
Bio-Identenoid Alien
Size 1.7 meters
Weight 100 kg
Culture
Languages Native Language
Social Structure
Technological Epoch TL:13-15
Psionic potential Standard
Origin World
Homeworld location Efate (Spinward Marches 1705)
UWP
A646930-D
StarportA Excellent: Starship Construction, Overhaul, Refined fuel
Size6 Medium (9,600 km, 0.60g - 0.81g)
Atmosphere4 Thin (tainted)
Hydrographics6 Wet World 60%
Population9 High (8 billion)
Government3 Self-Perpetuating Oligarchy
Law0 No Law
Tech LevelD Average Stellar (holo data)
Primary Star K4 V
Atmosphere Thin (tainted)
Off-world presence No
Zoetic individuals Yes
Source
Reference RICE Paper #00301
Canon No
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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[edit]

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)[edit]

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 toTL–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–10 by 400, and by the First Civil War was at TL–13.

Technology & Trade[edit]

182: The Efatians had already reached TL–4, with some research into TL–6.
400: The Efaitians, a highly industrious people, achieve TL–10.

By the time of the First Civil War, the Efaitians were at TL–13.

Astrography[edit]

This race is primarily located in the following areas:

Homeworld[edit]

The homeworld of this race is:

World Listing: 1105[edit]

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

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References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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