- Jovionoids are considered unconventional life even when they have more conventional biochemistries.
- 1 Library Data Referral Tree
- 2 Description (Specifications)
- 3 History & Background (Dossier)
- 4 Worlds & Sectors (Astrography)
- 5 References & Contributors (Sources)
Library Data Referral Tree
- B: Biology / Biotechnology (Bio-)
- Artificial Womb
- Bio-Identenoid (Typoid)
- Genetic Engineering AKA Geneering
- Personality Recording
- Relict Regeneration
- Replacement Body Part
In practice, the vast majority of known Jovionoids are flyers or floaters and breath hydrogen with alternate biochemistries compared to the conventional carbon-water based biochemistries of most conventional sophont species.
- Jovionoid civilizations are sometimes called "Hydrogen Societies."
- Two Jgd-ll-jagd, a long-lived hydrogen soecies.
- The Domination, an aggressive, threatening race of hydrogen species.
Conventional Life vs. Unconventional Life
While Jovionoids are by default considered unconventional life by most exobiologists, it is very possible for conventional lifeforms to develop very similar biologies, physiologies, and appearances to jovionoids and develop on terrestrial "rock ball" worlds. Most such terrestrial creatures or sophonts are floaters. This is considered convergant evolution by many exobiologists.
Specific Species Exemplars
Notable Jovionoid Species: Charted Space knows only a handful of Jovionoid species:
|Selected Silicoid Species Exemplars|
|Blimps||Sophont||No information yet available.|
|Calipha||Proto-Sophont||No information yet available.|
|Domination||Sophont||No information yet available.|
|Jgd-ll-jagd||Sophont||No information yet available.|
|Sheol||Sophont & Creature||No information yet available.|
|Zakai||Creature||No information yet available.|
While Jovionoid Life is still considered rare within Charted Space, many Imperial scientists feel that this is because the environmental and biological needs of Jovionoid species are very different than those of conventional terrestrial life. So the two have had little opportunity to interact fully, and in many cases, are not searching for each other. It is widely thought that a comprehensive program to search for Hydrogen-breathing Jovionoid life would turn up many other such species, and that while many of them would be primitive pre-spacefaring civilizations, the existing starfaring Jovionoids have already proven that such life is viable.
Jovionoids Outside of Charted Space
There are numerous reports that jovionoid life is much more common outside of Charted Space. The general consensus of the greater scientific community is that this proposition is highly likely. Some call these hypothetical jovionoid civilizations the Hydrogen Societies.
Worlds & Sectors (Astrography)
Jovionoids tend to be prolific species and experience much less competition for worlds than conventional, terrestrial life.
World Listing: 1105
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