GURPS Traveller: Alien Races 3

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Alien Races 3
Hiver, Dryone, Ancients and other enigmatic races.
Author Dave NilsenDavid L. PulverAndy SlackDavid Thomas
Publisher Steve Jackson Games
Version GURPS Traveller
Edition 1st
Format Book (Softback)
Language English
Pages 144
Year Published 2000
Canonical Yes
ISBN 1-55634-431-7 Stock #6608

GURPS Traveller: Alien Races 3 is a Steve Jackson Games product.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

The Hivers should worry you...

Openly cooperative, apparently pacifistic, reportedly cowardly, the starfish-shaped Hivers don't seem to be empire-building material - but they hold one in a secure grip. They won the only interstellar war they've fought after losing every battle, but with this most alien of the major races, looks almost always deceive. Inscrutable, patient, and subtle, the Hivers puzzle their neighbours more than they worry them. It should be the other way around.

The Droyne should awe you ...

An insectoid race scattered across the Imperium like so many gypsies, the seemingly insignificant Droyne often fall beneath the notice of Humaniti ... and most Humans are foolish enough to think that's their own choice. A series of puzzles in their history and culture suggests that huge secrets lurk behind the compound eyes of these tiny sentients ... and that the most awesome of the major races may come in the smallest package.

Ancient answers await!

Alien races 3 offers an expose on the Ancients themselves, and examines in detail the biology, home worlds, culture, and society of the enigmatic Hivers and cryptic Droyne. Included are racial and career templates, sample equipment and starships, Ancient artefacts, and much more.

This book also includes a set of 36 Droyne "coyns" and instructions for predicting the future and making decisions, Droyne style.

Two new minor races are presented here as well:

  1. The Inheritors, a race of fluorine breathers living on the shell of an ancient Dyson sphere and "improving" on the technology left behind.
  2. The Lithkind, a nocturnal species for which mating means death and death means rebirth, and who treat the opposite sex as taboo!

Table of Contents[edit]

GURPS Traveller: Alien Races 3
Section Page/s
Introduction Page 4
1. The Hivers Page 5
2. The Droyne Page 63
3. The Ancients Page 106
4. The Inheritors Page 121
5. The Lithkind Page 132
Index Page 143

Library Data Entries (Public)[edit]

  1. Ancients
  2. Biyzihn
  3. Droyne
  4. Embassy Directorate
  5. Federation Development Agency (FDA)
  6. Federation Navy
  7. Fiyuh (yearling alien)
  8. Gurvin
  9. Gurviotic (Gurvin Language)
  10. Hive Federation
  11. Hivers
  12. Hiver Script
  13. Hiver Sign Language (HSL)
  14. Iydoch Tryyliniy
  15. Inheritors
  16. The Inheritor Sphere
  17. Ithklur
  18. Lithkind
  19. Manipulation
  20. Matriarchal Collective
  21. Matriarchy
  22. M. Eneri
  23. M. Fioran
  24. M. Primus
  25. Panimmunity
  26. Snohl
  27. Topical Club
  28. Wind Wasp
  29. Young Worlds
  30. Za'Tachk

Library Data Entries (Automated)[edit]

Library data entries

Selected Astrography[edit]

  1. Glea (world)
  2. Guaran (world)
  3. Loza'tch (world)
  4. Olilaq (world)
  5. Tryylin (world)

Selected Equipment[edit]

  1. Akkagi
  2. Artificial Scent Organ
  3. Chest Computer
  4. Cybernetics
  5. Gauss Gun
  6. Gauss Squad Support Weapon
  7. Heavy Gauss Gun
  8. Ithklur Barb
  9. Prothesis
  10. Robot
  11. X-ray Laser
  12. Aloo class TAC Missile
  13. Loflar class TAC Missile

Selected Ships[edit]

Hive Federation Navy:

  1. Ciigusna class Shuttle
  2. Cihzicih class Transport
  3. Fazachu class System Defense Boat
  4. Giciifichu class Dispatcher
  5. Giiphicih class Liner
  6. Gizicih class General Trader
  7. Iigicih class Embassy Ship
  8. Zahzicih class Q-Ship
  9. Zofagic class Utility Vessel

Droyne Oytrip Yatroy - Droyne Navy:

  1. Type AD class Trader
    1. Droyne Trader
  2. Type CD class Cruiser
    1. Type A7 class Cruiser AKA Droyne Cruiser
  3. Type SD class Scout
    1. Droyne Scout


  1. Ancient Hull

Inheritor Sphere:

  1. Inheritor Armed Merchant Cruiser

Selected Smallcraft[edit]

Hive Federation Navy:

  1. Cigiysna class Ship's Boat
  2. Ciigusna class Pinnace
  3. Gahcuyche class Heavy Fighter
  4. Giicuyche class Light Fighter
  5. Ziigusna class Military Pinnace


  1. Ancient Capsule

Selected Vehicles[edit]

Hive Federation:

  1. Ciycuu class Floater
  2. Gui'chka class Attack Craft
  3. Ziysnu class G-Carrier

Droyne Oytrip Yatroy:

  1. TBD
  2. TBD
  3. TBD

Meta-history & Background (Dossier)[edit]

It is the third book in the GURPS Alien Races series describes two of the MOST alien races in the Traveller universe - the Droyne and the Hivers as well as two minor races.

GURPS Traveller: Alien Races Series[edit]

The GURPS Traveller: Alien Races Series produced at least four canon volumes:

  1. GURPS Traveller: Alien Races 1: Zhodani & Vargr
  2. GURPS Traveller: Alien Races 2: Aslan & K'kree
  3. GURPS Traveller: Alien Races 3: Droyne & Hiver
  4. GURPS Traveller: Alien Races 4: Minor Races
  5. GURPS Traveller: Humaniti: Humaniti, Major & Minor

Credits (Primary Sources)[edit]

Credits (Primary Sources)
Credit Authors & Contributors
Author Dave Nilsen, David L. Pulver, Andy Slack and David Thomas
Editor Gene Seabolt and Loren K. Wiseman
Cover Doug Shuler
Illustrations Jesse DeGraff, Glenn Grant, Sean Murray, and Ed Northcott
Coyns Alex Fernandez

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