Homo sapiens ilthara
|Status||Minor Human Race|
|Homeworld location||Drexilthar (Reaver's Deep 1826)|
|Primary Star||G4 V|
|Also see||Akakhad, K'Tring, Tring|
An ethnic subdivision of the Iltharans. Also referred to as the High Iltharans. Iltharans are fairly close to the Human root stock, and can usually interbreed with other Humans (particularly Solomani) without difficulty. Most of their divergences are adaptations to light gravity and a cold climate.
The most significant difference between Iltharans and the rest of Humaniti lies in the reproductive cycle. Iltharans are relatively infertile, but in compensation they enjoy an unusually long life expectancy. An Iltharan will reach maturity at about 18 standard years, but does not feel the onset of aging until about 100 standard years of age, and with reasonable medical care he can expect to live over 150 standard years.
History & Background (Dossier)
During the fall of the Rule of Man, their world served as a refuge for Grand Lord Izanak, a Reaver warlord, for eight years while Izanak's ships were repaired. The Iltharans managed to copy the Reavers technology and built themselves a small interstellar empire during the Long Night.
The Iltharan Empire was unchallenged for almost 800 years (from about -890 to -100). It finally met its match in the Principality of Caledon, a Solomani splinter state founded late in the Long Night. The Empire attacked and conquered several outlying Caledonian worlds, but the Principality’s core resisted Iltharan attack.
About 100, scouts from the Third Imperium entered the region, and trade began to pick up considerably. This led to a sharp increase in Iltharan attacks on the colonies and shipping of others, and finally led to a direct confrontation between the Iltharan Empire and the Imperium. About 250, the Caledonians engineered rebellions on several of the Empire’s subject worlds, triggering open war and Imperial intervention. By 267 the last Iltharan subject worlds had been conquered by Caledonian forces, supported by the Imperial White Fleet. In 268, the White Fleet subjected Drexilthar itself to nuclear bombardment, devastating the Iltharan homeworld and bringing the Empire to a fiery end.
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