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Base Information
Classification Omnivore/gatherer
Status Human Chimera
Locomotion Walker
Terrain Desert
Body Form
Confluence Humanoid
Bio-Identenoid Human
Size +1.8 meters
Weight 80 kg
Languages Anglic
Social Structure
Technological Epoch TL:13-15
Psionic potential Standard
Origin World
Homeworld location Jonkeer (Deneb 1324)
StarportC Routine: No Construction, Major Repair, Unrefined fuel
Size5 Medium (8,000 km, 0.40g - 0.57g)
Atmosphere9 Dense (tainted)
Hydrographics0 Desert World 0%
Population8 Moderate (400 million)
GovernmentC Charismatic Oligarchy
Law9 High Law (no weapons out of home)
Tech Level8 Pre-Stellar (superconductors)
Primary Star G1 V M1 V
Atmosphere Dense (tainted)
Off-world presence Yes
Zoetic individuals Yes
Reference "Deneb." The Travellers' Digest 19 26-27.
Canon Yes
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The Jonkeereen of Jonkeer (Deneb 1324) are technologically advanced Human Chimera sophonts with a human appearance.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

The average Jonkeerin is tall, thin, and dark-skinned, much like human desert dwellers throughout space.

Physiology & Environment (Ecology)[edit]

Thorough modifications have moved the Jonkeereen far from the human norm, however. A combination of genetic engineering and adaptive surgery aided the first Jonkeereen; later generations bred true to the Ministry's specifications.

The Jonkeerin's adaptations are many. Protective membranes shield their eyes and ears from windblown sand; changes to their metabolism allow survival on the scant resources of arid plains. A highly efficient perspiration system and a large body surface area work to cool them in temperatures often exceeding 50°C — far above human tolerance. Their dark complexion shields them from the radiation of Jonkeer's lurid red sun.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

These natives of Jonkeer (Deneb 1324) are the product of extensive genetic engineering by the Imperial Ministry of Colonization.

The Jonkeereen Project began in 528, and in 600 the first three generations of Jonkeereen arrived on Jonkeer, requiring little support. In 700 the Ministry began transplanting Jonkeereen to desert worlds throughout the Domain of Deneb. In 1083 Jonkeer had its first uprising over forced transplanting, with many tribes united under a Chief Tabali. In 1101 Jonkeer saw its second uprising, this time over a possible retrovirus. Imperial Marines killed Tabali and eventually SuSAG negotiated an end to the uprising.

The project's goal was the creation of a human subspecies perfectly suited to life in a hostile desert environment. Begun five centuries ago, the project has proven successful: over 400 million enhanced humans inhabit Jonkeer, and millions more live on desert planets throughout the Domain of Deneb and beyond.

Culture & Society[edit]

While the Jonkeereen have changed in form, their culture has also changed. The Jonkeerin lifestyle is austere, and many visitors find the local customs harsh.

  • Both conservatism and cooperation are basic traits of the Jonkeerin mindset.
  • Because they are no longer fully human, Jonkeereen are typically aloof, emotionally distant from their cousins.
  • The local scout base is engaged in long-term observations of the Jonkeerin culture and its departure from human standards.


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


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:

24 of 24 World articles in Jonkeereen
Atab  •  Callia  •  Chansingol  •  Drayrk  •  EgyptMelior  •  Engallent  •  Glisten  •  Ianic  •  Jars  •  Jonkeer  •  Malory  •  Melior  •  Modika  •  Nadrin  •  Orenberg  •  Pashus  •  Penelope  •  Pikha  •  Preslin  •  Quopist  •  Redemption (De 1722)  •  Toraago  •  Urnas  •  Verd  •  
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