From Traveller Wiki - Science-Fiction Adventure in the Far future
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Base Information
Classification Omnivore/gatherer
Status Minor Race
Locomotion Walker
Terrain Forest
Body Form
Confluence Non-humanoid
Bio-Identenoid Arachnidoid
Size 1.75 meters
Weight 125 kg
Languages Native Language
Social Structure
Technological Epoch TL:10-12
Psionic potential Standard
Origin World
Homeworld location Liigash (Gushemege 2815)
StarportA Excellent: Starship Construction, Overhaul, Refined fuel
Size6 Medium (9,600 km, 0.60g - 0.81g)
Atmosphere8 Dense
Hydrographics8 Wet World 80%
Population8 Moderate (600 million)
Government6 Captive Government/Colony
Law3 Low Law (no automatic weapons)
Tech LevelA Early Stellar (jump drive)
Primary Star G3 Ib BD
Atmosphere Dense
Off-world presence No
Zoetic individuals Yes
Reference Marc Miller's Traveller 147-148.
Canon Yes
Also see

The Graytch of Liigash (Gushemege 2815) are a Minor Non-Human Race with a non-humanoid appearance and technologically sophisticated sophonts.

Physical sophontology[edit]

The arboreal Graytch have six legs. Their two arms are quite short and weak, but the hands are very flexible and delicate. Graytch bones are made of crystalline silicon, and their muscle fibers, working in both directions, give them both great dexterity and great range of motion. Though slower than humans on flat surfaces, Graytch are supreme in 3-D environments, often moving through trees faster than human runners on the ground.

Graytch mass from 75 - 125 kg, stand some 1.5 - 1.75m from ground to head, and extend about 2 - 2.25 m from snout to rump.

Cultural sophontology[edit]

Graytch grow up quickly, reaching physical maturity a mere seven months after birth and the age of majority within two years. Almost all Graytch follow the non-violent teachings of Say-ta-chu, but each of the several sects looks down upon the others. Graytch are intensely curious about other aliens, and are adaptive and tolerant in their minglings with other races, cultures, and beliefs, even suffering when they are alone. Two or three times in its life, a Graytch may become absent-minded and mistake-prone as they enter a thirteen-month parenting phase, but their culture has evolved to deal with these occasional sabbaticals.

Government and politics[edit]

Graytch Harmony

Interstellar Relations[edit]

They may become confused in off-world dealings, since Graytch legal codes treat almost all crime as an example of mental illness, and hand out banishment as one of their most substantial punishments.


This race is primarily located in the following areas:
Charted Space:


The homeworld of this race is:

World Listing: 1105[edit]

Significant communities of Graytch are known to dwell within the following systems and worlds:

16 of 16 World articles in Graytch
Bruyrkna  •  Colehco  •  Jasper  •  Kaagaarkha  •  Khusgulur  •  Kinshasa  •  Koinunmatie  •  Liebing  •  Liigash  •  Lumu  •  Shakhamash  •  Tinisutta  •  Tuuttka  •  Twele  •  Une  •  Upllor  •  
startbacknext(16 listed)

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

This list of sources was used by the Traveller Wiki Editorial Team and individual contributors to compose this article. Copyrighted material is used under license from Far Future Enterprises or by permission of the author. The page history lists all of the contributions.