|Homeworld location||Jesikara (Lishun 0110)|
|Primary Star||F7 V|
|Reference||Alien Races 4 95-100.|
The J'sia of Jesikara (Lishun 0110) are a Minor Non-Human Race and technologically sophisticated sophonts.
Physiology & Environment (Ecology)
The J'sia have narrow wormlike bodies some 6 to 8 meters long and half a meter thick, terminating in a fearsome circular maw edged with blunt bone ridges that serve as teeth. On either side of the mouth are three recessed nacelles housing large eyes. Also spaced around the mouth are three manipulative tentacles, dextrous enough to serve as hands. These mouth-tentacles are two meters long, and are about twice as strong as a Human’s arm.
A J'sia's skin is smooth and colored mauve or deep purple. On its neck just before the mouth are four gill-slits: J'sia are amphibious and can breathe both air and water with equal facility.
Culture & Society (Ethnology)
A race of gentle pacifists, the J'sia often get into situations they can't handle, partly due to their tendency to meddle in other races' affairs.
The J’sia were first contacted by the Vilani about -5460. They had discovered interplanetary travel by this point and were leisurely observing the universe with space telescopes. They were absorbed peacefully into the Vilani's expanding trade empire. During the Consolidation Wars they largely retreated to their homeworld, but with the Ziru Sirka solidified, they again became active in interstellar society. The J’sia briefly entertained a Terran governor during the Rule of Man. The Long Night brought them some hardship, but J’sia planets retained most of their technology, and by -700 had begun building their own starships and sending out missions, many of them aimed at improving the lot of other worlds. This was the infamous "God Maker" project (see: Pha).
After the Long Night, the J’sia were contacted by the expanding Sylean Federation, becoming first trade partners, then allies. They were among the first non-Human minor races to join the Third Imperium. J’sia remained loyal Imperial citizens ever since, although their pacifism has occasionally led to friction in times of war.
This race is primarily located in the following areas:
The homeworld of this sophont species is:
World Listing: 1105
Significant communities of this race are known to dwell within the following systems and worlds:
References & Contributors (Sources)
- Steve Jackson, Loren Wiseman. Alien Races 4 (Steve Jackson Games, 2001), 95-100.