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Base Information
Classification Herbivore/filter
Status Minor Race
Locomotion Swimmer
Terrain Waterways
Body Form
Confluence Non-humanoid
Bio-Identenoid Alien
Size 1.0 meters
Weight 75 kg
Languages Native Language
Social Structure Anarchy
Technological Epoch TL:10-12
Psionic potential Standard
Origin World
Homeworld location Lazisar (Empty Quarter 1233)
StarportB Good: Spacecraft Construction, Overhaul, Refined fuel
Size5 Medium (8,000 km, 0.40g - 0.57g)
Atmosphere5 Thin
Hydrographics0 Desert World 0%
Population9 High (5 billion)
GovernmentC Charismatic Oligarchy
LawC Extreme Law (no privacy)
Tech LevelA Early Stellar (jump drive)
Primary Star F6 V G8 V
Atmosphere Thin
Off-world presence No
Zoetic individuals Yes
Reference JTAS Online (2004)
Canon No
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The Iishkalami ("shapeless" in Vilani) are a race of amorphous sophonts from Lazisar (Empty Quarter 1233).

Description (Specifications)[edit]

Iishkalami initially appear to be giant one-celled organisms similar to amoebae or paramecia. A translucent, selectively permeable membrane contains them and allows them to absorb oxygen and liquid nutrients directly from the air or the water. Dimly visible through the membrane are structures that appear to correspond to a nucleus and organelles in microbes, but are actually the Iishkalami's brain and analogues to internal organs. The beings are actually multi-celled sophonts; their unicellular appearance is strictly a cosmic coincidence. Iishkalami average about the mass of a Human, but have no defined shape, hence the name for the race.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

The Imperial Interstellar Scout Service rediscovered Lazisar around 79, conducting an extensive scientific survey of the world. By this time, the Iishkalami had achieved TL–3, and had a flourishing amphibious civilization based on extensive aquaculture. The Imperium made formal contact with the Iishkalami in early 80 and, despite a few fits and starts, a long-term relationship was established by 91. Lazisar was made a full member of the Imperium in 95, although the Iishkalami are represented at court by an approved Human delegation.


This race is primarily located in the following areas:

Homeworld: 1105[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:

No world articles for Iishkalami

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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