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Base Information
Classification Omnivore/hunter
Status Minor Race
Locomotion Walker
Body Form
Confluence Non-humanoid
Bio-Identenoid Alien
Languages Native Language
Social Structure Democracy
Technological Epoch TL:13-15
Psionic potential Standard
Origin World
Homeworld location Oso (Hfiywitir 1213)
StarportA Excellent: Starship Construction, Overhaul, Refined fuel
Size7 Medium (11,200 km, 0.70g - 0.94g)
Atmosphere5 Thin
Hydrographics5 Wet World 50%
PopulationA High (90 billion)
Government2 Participating Democracy
Law2 Low Law (no energy weapons)
Tech LevelD Average Stellar (holo data)
Primary Star M7 V
Atmosphere Thin
Off-world presence Yes
Zoetic individuals Yes
Reference 77topaz - History of the Etra
Canon No
Also see

The Etra of Oso (Hfiywitir 1213) are a Minor Race, who inhabit an 18-world state in Hfiywitir Sector.

Physiology & Environment (Ecology)[edit]

They are vaguely spider-like, and similar to Hivers, but with a number of key differences: the Etra communicate through sound (though their language is for the most part equally hard to understand for Humaniti), and they have eyes on stalks protruding from their central bodies, and a number of other differences.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

They were first contacted in 565 by the Faowaou clan, then considered the most powerful clan of Tlaukhu Bloc-6 (all steaakh’s are set up by Bloc-6 Tlaukhu clans). By that time, their empire contained most of its current worlds, and was managed by sub-light ships.

In 567 the Faowaou suggested the creation of Steaakh Etra to the main Etra government at Oso (Hfiywitir 1213), seeking resources from the Etra region, and possible further domination of the non-aligned worlds between the Iyestea and Foseakh Outstates. The Etra refused, and the Faowaou started sending troops to the Iyestea Outstate, where they had full control of numerous worlds, including the capital, Iyestea (Fahreahluis 2414) (this is now reduced to just Sehari (Fahreahluis 3104)). In 568, they had increased their presence in the local non-aligned worlds, including strategic system Ououtaed (Hfiywitir 0211). When they attempted to place units at Greposhandir (Hfiywitir 0710), the local government resisted, and they forcibly took control of the mainworld. This drew the dismay of the local Ui’royeah clan, as well as the Tralyeaeawi clan of Bloc-3, and the Faowaou had made a large amount of Aslan enemies in 568 when they took over a large number of worlds in the Iyestea Outstate. Over the next weeks, the Tralyeaeawi, assisted by the Ui’royeah, invaded the system and successfully freed Greposhandir. There were a few Etra ships in the system by coincidence, and they assisted the Tralyeaeawi, gaining the Etra a position of honour in the eyes of the Tralyeaeawi, who controlled (and still control) Urlal (Fahreahluis 2514), which is located just Jump-1 from Iyestea.

The Faowaou then launched a quick and rather unorganised mission directly into Etra lands. Upon their arrivals at Efe (Hfiywitir 0712) and Upper Oe (Hfiywitir 0613), despite being technologically superior to the Etra, they were swamped by Etra larvae, and the Tralyeaeawi, seeking to “come even” with the Etra for their help at Greposhandir.

The Faowaou were very quickly eliminated, leaving the Faowaou back in the Iyestea Outstate unknowing of the mission’s fate. Over the next few years (570-573) Tralyeaeawi then launched a series of diplomatic missions from Urlal, to limit the control of Iyestea and the other newly Faowaou-ruled worlds, and supplied the Etra with jump technology, which they used to quickly explore and gain support from many other Hfiywitir worlds. Then, in 574, the Etra, assisted by the Tralyeaeawi and other enemies of the Faowaou, invaded the Iyestea Outstate. By the end of that year, they had practical control over Etau (Fahreahluis 2913), Ausewer (Fahreahluis 2813), Keiaoeasea’ (Fahreahluis 2912) and a number of other worlds, as well as non-aligned Ououtaed and Meire (Hfiywitir 0315). The Etra/Tralyeaeawi coalition then laid siege to Iyestea, and the Faowaou there sent out emergency messages to the Faowaou in the main part of the Hierate, and fellow Bloc-6 clans Iykyasea and Uiktawa. The Uiktawa were able to identify the “mysterious something that wipes out Aslan” (i.e. the larvae) as falling objects of some sort, and further missions used nets to shield the soldiers, and the combined forces of the clans ended the siege. In 575 this force also retook the Tralyeaeawi-controlled Aslan worlds, but the Faowaou’s status was significally impacted by their lack of ability to keep out the Tralyeaeawi and Etra, and they opted to (officially) withdraw most of their forces from the Iyestea Outstate and end their (official) hostilities against the Etra, but they have since then constantly tried to downplay the incident, and prevent clans unrelated to the conflict and outsiders (including the Imperials) from knowing about it at all.

When the Faowaou and the other Bloc-6’s established the Steaakh Yeasaol, the Etra defended the Yeasaol against hostilities (which aren’t supposed to be caused in steaakh by Aslan, but that’s in theory…), and have “interfered” in the goings-on of other steaakh and “Hierate Rim” states, even ones without “hostility” like the Steaakh Hlaia, and have gained an almost peacekeeper-like reputation is the Hierate Rim region.

Government & Politics (Leadership)[edit]

Etra Authority


This race is primarily located in the following areas:


The homeworld of this species 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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