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Base Information
Classification Carnivore/pouncer
Status Minor Race
Body Form
Size 1.5m
Weight 30-34.0 kg
Social Structure
Technological Epoch TL:10-12
Psionic potential Standard
Origin World
Homeworld location Castor (Daibei 3020)
StarportX No Starport
Size0 Asteroid/Planetoid Belt
Atmosphere0 Vacuum
Hydrographics0 Desert World 0%
Population0 Barren (0)
Government0 No Government structure
Law0 No Law
Tech Level0 Pre-Industrial (primitive)
Primary Star
Off-world presence Yes
Zoetic individuals Yes
Reference Alien Races 4 38-44.
Canon Yes
Also see Avianoid

The Evantha are a technologically sophisticated sophont species.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

The ancestors of the Evantha were mountain-dwelling avian carnivores who hunted the skies of their homeworld in packs.

Biology (Physical Sophontology)[edit]

Winged hunters most comfortable in low gravity, the Evantha (who Imperials call Vanthians) are native to the planet Temeraire. They have been Imperial citizens for millennia, but have managed to retain a distinct culture. Recently unified under a charismatic dictator, they are moving toward closer integration with the Imperium, but not every Vanthian is willing to follow the path their leader has charted.

An adult Vanthian is about 1.5m tall, but weighs only 30Kg to 34Kg, males being slightly more heavily built. The humanoid head slants backward, ending in a curving sail-like crest. The long neck leads to the humanoid torso that terminates in a fan tail. The tail acts as a rudder when the Vanthian is airbome and supports the body when standing. Where the arms would be on a Human, a Vanthian has great wings - folded down to serve as clumsy legs while the Vanthian is standing upright, spread out during flight. The wings are feathered and end in bony vestigial claws that act like feet. Where a Human's legs would be the Vanthian has arms, ending in hands with three fingers, tipped with sharp claws, and two opposing "thumbs" on opposite sides of the hand.

Evolution & Environment (Epigenetics)[edit]

This species originated on Temeraire (world) and developed intelligence.

Climate & Ecotope (Environment)[edit]

This species holds the following environmental preferences:

  • Terrestrial planet
  • Cold climate
  • Forested hilly and mountainous ecotopes
  • Low gravity
  • Dense atmosphere

Anatomy & Physiology (Phenotype)[edit]

Sophontologists studying this species have discovered the following data.

Body Plan (Morphology)[edit]

  • Semi-humanoid
  • Bilateral symmetry (2-ial)
  • Biped (2-ped)
    • 2 limbs used for flying locomotion / manipulation "wing-arms"
    • 2 limbs used for ambulatory locomotion "legs"
    • 1 tail
  • Body consists of three segments
    • Head
    • Torso
    • Abdomen

Respiration (Reaction)[edit]

This species uses a conventional respiration cycle consisting of:

  • Oxygen-nitrogen inhalant
  • Carbon dioxide exhalant

History (Archaeological Sophontology)[edit]

FIRST CONTACT: Soon after attaining space flight (in -4238), the Evantha were contacted by the then-expansionist Vilani, who had detected the race's electromagnetic broadcasts. The Evantha were incorporated into the Ziru Sirka, the First Imperium, as a client race. Over the next millennium they were assimilated by the Ziru Sirka. The Evantha themselves eventually spread to colonize some 17 star systems within the First Imperium.

Major Historical Events Timeline: 1116[edit]

These are some of the more important historical events that have affected this polity:

Worlds & Sectors (Astrography)[edit]

This race (sophont species) is primarily located in the following areas:

Homeworld: 1105[edit]

The homeworld of this race (sophontic species) is:

World Listing: 1105[edit]

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

15 of 15 World articles in Evantha
Adanac  •  Ashurst Wood  •  Bobonong  •  Carnivora  •  Daelan  •  Dharma  •  Dime  •  Inthavixay  •  New Melbourne  •  Regiimaa  •  St. Sebastien  •  Temeraire  •  Tukera  •  Ulie  •  Zenone  •  
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References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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