|Homeworld location||Elliador (Vanguard Reaches 1307)|
|Primary Star||M0 III|
|Reference||Vanguard Reaches 20.|
The Eslyat of Elliador (Vanguard Reaches 1307) are a Minor Non-Human Race with a semi-humanoid appearance and technologically sophisticated sophonts.
The Eslyat evolved from a species of reptillianoid carnivore/chasers, Eslyat are upright and bipedal, rear limbs digitigrade, with a height of approximately 2.0 meters (not including the 1.0 to 1.5 meters tail). The frame is slender, and the head is elongated as in their reptilianoid ancestors.
Physiology & Environment =
Having no mechanism for regulating body temperature, the Eslyat are poikilothermic, or "cold-blooded." As their homeworld environment is an especially warm and humid one, some believe they would be unable to adapt to a cooler habitat. The high temperature and humidity of their spacecraft artificial environments would support this theory.
History & Background (Dossier)
Circa Imperial date 456, the Eslyat began explorations of their own solar system. By 585, bases were built on other worlds. A Zhodani scout craft misjumped into the Elliador system in the year 613, and this accident gave the secret of jump drive to the Eslyat.
By the late 900's, the Eslyat had antagonized every other race they had come in contact with except the Zhodani. Imperial settlers in the newborn Duchy of Trelyn were not surprised when the Eslyat attacked Duchy holdings in the year 981. This First Eslyat War is also called the "Cruiser War," as both fleets were not equipped with full-scale battleships. The Holy Avenger Class Pursuit Cruiser is a typical example.
In 1057 the Second Eslyat War began with an attack on the colony at Surtun (Vanguard Reaches 2005 B-100967-A). Some 25 weeks later, the war ended when a Duchy fleet arrived at Elliador and demanded surrender. The negotiations for the Treaty of Elliador (1058) took longer than the war.
The Third Eslyat War with the Trelyn Domain took place in 1083. This conflict began with a pre-emptive strike by Domain forces attacking an Eslyat fleet refueling at Yazoo City (Vanguard Reaches 1804 E-000351-B), a neutral world. The war was ended with the Battle of Surtun as the Royal Navy forged a decisive victory and Eslyat elements surrendered.
Trelyn holdings continued to expand after the Third Eslyat War. Royal Navy estimates expected no trouble from the defeated Eslyat navy, but a two-pronged attack on Natrosilo (Vanguard Reaches 2003 B-7A0341-B) and Alfar Edylsyla (Vanguard Reaches 2033 C-887989-A) began the Fourth Eslyat War. This war ended like the second one, with Royal Navy forces in orbit over Elliador. The Treaty of 1087 assured the Eslyat would refrain from further attacks on Duchy territory "in perpetuity."
The Eslyat have a sociological system of interdependence and cooperation born on their home planet, Elliador (Vanguard Reaches 1307 A-67A3DD-B). This world has less than a million square kilometers of land area. A warlike history like those of most human species would have left the race extinct. The Eslyat history features a slow, steady progress of cooperation and advancement.
Government & Politics
Sesshayr Theocracy (Hegemony) & Eslyat Magistracy. The Eslyat government is a religious theocracy based upon the Sesshayr religion, a monolithic and all-pervading force throughout the entire state. Worlds in 30 systems are governed by the Eslyat theocracy, which has jurisdiction over more than 19 billion sophonts.
Language & Letters
See Vrynsyss for more information.
Technology & Trade
The Eslyat have a TL–11 society. The Eslyat received interstellar drives from the Imperium exploration craft in approximately 600.
Military & Intelligence
They use elite formations of Eslyat Commandoes to enforce government policies.
This race is primarily located in the following areas:
The homeworld of this race is:
- Elliador (Vanguard Reaches 1307)
World Listing: 1105
Significant communities of this race are known to exist within the following systems and worlds:
References & Contributors (Sources)
- Donald P. Rapp. Beyond (Paranoia Press, 1981), 22-23.
- Chuck Kallenbach. Vanguard Reaches (Paranoia Press, 1981), 20.
- Traveller Wiki Editorial Team
- Author & Contributor: Lord (Marquis) and Master of Sophontology Maksim-Smelchak of the Ministry of Science