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Base Information
Classification Omnivore/eater
Status Minor Race
Locomotion Swimmer
Terrain Ocean
Body Form
Confluence Non-humanoid
Bio-Identenoid Alien
Languages Native Language
Social Structure
Technological Epoch TL:7-9
Psionic potential Standard
Origin World
Homeworld location Sarabande (Beyond 1817)
StarportC Routine: No Construction, Major Repair, Unrefined fuel
Size4 Small (6,400 km, 0.32g - 0.46g)
Atmosphere5 Thin
Hydrographics1 Dry World 10%
Population7 Moderate (10 million)
GovernmentA Charismatic Dictator
LawB Extreme Law (control of movement)
Tech Level7 Pre-Stellar (electronics)
Primary Star
Atmosphere Thin
Off-world presence No
Zoetic individuals Yes
Reference Beyond Library
Canon No
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The Eheen are an intelligent, aquatic species native to Sarabande (Beyond 1817) in the Federation of Garrone.


The Eheen vaguely resemble Terran Horseshoe Crabs or Trilobites in appearance, except that they have an internal skeleton. The Eheen are oceanic bottom dwellers, descended from Omnivore/Eater ancestors that burrowed through the top layers of the ocean floor sifting for food.

Society & Culture[edit]

Even their most fervent human supporters classify them as a race of "grumpy, old curmudgeons". Proudly individualistic and territorial, in the past Eheen would frequently deplete their food sources, and had to constantly move around looking for more. Often they would intrude into another Eheen’s feeding range, and fights would erupt.

What social interaction they do have is often the result of screaming necessity, where mutual self-interest forced two or more feuding Eheen to set aside their differences, and from such alliances came much of their technical advancement and diffusion. Over time their society evolved into a complex array of social contracts, and of negotiation between separate individuals. Interaction with them consists of having to deal with convoluted organizations of interested individuals, each with one feeler in every pie, and each with their own stake, which makes relations with them thorny and time-consuming. They are not very receptive towards outsiders of any kind, except where they might have useful abilities or contacts they lack themselves.

Technology & Trade[edit]

The Eheen are very sophisticated at creating, refining and using tools. Their artisans, engineers and mathematicians are highly sought after. Early in their history they began using underwater vents for metalworking, and were at the underwater equivalent of TL–7 when they were contacted, an accomplishment that included unique computer technology. All of this is the more remarkable given that they are not a very sociable species, even with their own kind.


This race is primarily located in the following areas:


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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