Halka

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Halka
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Homo sapiens halkaa
Base Information
Classification Omnivore/gatherer
Status Minor Human Race
Locomotion Walker
Terrain Plains
Body Form
Confluence Humanoid
Bio-Identenoid Human
Size 1.7 meters
Weight 80 kg
Culture
Languages Halkanese
Social Structure Democracy
Technological Epoch TL:4-6
Psionic potential Standard
Origin World
Homeworld location Halka (Trojan Reach 0510)
UWP
B865544-A
StarportB Good: Spacecraft Construction, Overhaul, Refined fuel
Size8 Large (12,800 km, 0.80g - 1.08g)
Atmosphere6 Standard
Hydrographics5 Wet World 50%
Population5 Moderate (800 thousand)
Government4 Representative Democracy
Law4 Moderate Law (no light assault weapons)
Tech LevelA Early Stellar (jump drive)
Primary Star M9 III
Atmosphere Standard
Off-world presence No
Zoetic individuals Yes
Source
Reference "Data/Library: Halka." The Travellers' Digest 20 8.
Canon No
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The Halka of Halka (Trojan Reach 0510) are a Minor Human Race and technologically developing sophonts.

Physiology & Environment[edit]

Halkans appear to be slightly built albinos. Their eyes are pale grey (nearly white) Their hair color ranges from white to ash-pale blond. The Halkans are not true albinos, and their adaptations seem to be the result of natural adaptation to their bright M9 III star rather than deliberate engineering by the Ancients. As a people they were peaceful, and preferred a pastoral existence.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Halka was first settled by the Ancients around -300,000. Though no physical remains exist of their base, their presence is indicated by the existence of an albino human species. The Halkans are not true albinos, and their adaptations seem to be the result of natural adaptation to their bright M9 III star rather than deliberate engineering by the Ancients. As a people they were peaceful, and preferred a pastoral existence.

The Florians contacted the world in 211, and quickly subjugated the inhabitants. The original Barnai rulers took the simple lifestyle of their new subjects as a sign of inferiority, and employed them as slave labor. This practice continued for some time after the world was absorbed into the Florian League, and only ended after a public outcry in the 900s. Emancipation landed most Halkans into destitution, and most remained as tenant farmers for their former landlords.

Recidivist elements among the local nobility continued to exploit these people even after the League passed laws protecting them from offworld predation. Several of these elements were involved in a plot led by the local RGM of Vorkash Manufacturing in abducting the Halkans for servitude in the company mines on nearby Viceroy. The exposure of this operation led to a new and lasting crackdown on the slavers, and a full military garrison was stationed on-planet to prevent future incidents.

Halka remains a primarily agricultural world. The native population has slowly assimilated into the Florian mainstream, displacing a number of established Barnai landlords in the process. The world's population has been kept steady by emigration of the Florian population stemming from the slow transfer of land back to its original owners. Large scale immigration has been prevented by the continued uncertainty between the two groups, and by the difficulty of offworlders in adapting to the planets very long year.

Astrography[edit]

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

Homeworld[edit]

The homeworld of this race 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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