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Base Information
Classification Herbivore/grazer
Status Uplifted Race
Locomotion Walker
Terrain Plains
Body Form
Confluence Semi-humanoid
Bio-Identenoid Mammallianoid
Size 2.0 meters
Weight 90 kg
Languages Native Language
Social Structure
Technological Epoch TL:10-12
Psionic potential Standard
Origin World
Homeworld location Terra (Solomani Rim 1827)
StarportA Excellent: Starship Construction, Overhaul, Refined fuel
Size8 Large (12,800 km, 0.80g - 1.08g)
Atmosphere6 Standard
Hydrographics7 Wet World 70%
PopulationA High (10 billion)
Government6 Captive Government/Colony
Law9 High Law (no weapons out of home)
Tech LevelF High Stellar (anagathics)
Primary Star G2 V
Atmosphere Standard
Off-world presence No
Zoetic individuals Yes
Reference Micheal Barry - Downport CARI-9000
Canon No
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The K'rr'tik*ka are an uplifted race of marsupial macropods with a semi-humanoid appearance and technologically sophisticated sophonts.

Physiology & Environment[edit]

Late in the Rule of Man era, genetic engineers developed an intelligent variant of the kangaroo; as the core animal was already bipedal and possessed rudimentary 'arms', minimal genetic adjustment was necessary. Aside from slightly more developed arms, five fingered 'hands' and a broader and longer braincase, "Roos" (or K'rr'tik*ka as they term themselves - the symbolic '*' denotes a subsonic deep-chest grunt that humans find impossible to replicate) appear very similar to their animal forebears. Non-visible genetic differences are also minor, and are mainly biochemical and circulatory changes related to supporting an enlarged brain.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

During the Rule of Man, Terran colonists took a number of animals with them when they settled new worlds. One of these animals was the Terran kangaroo, which proved capable of surviving in a range of semi-arid Earthlike environments, produced large quantities of medium-quality meat and was tough and fast enough to deter or escape a large number of predators.

Culture & Society[edit]

Most Roos are located in the Solomani Rim; they are rarely found to coreward of Diaspora sector. Scattered pockets of Roos can be found far to rimward of Terra.

Language & Letters[edit]

Because of their mouth and vocal structure, Roos are incapable of speaking Galanglic or any other human tongue, but have their own sophisticated languages based on tonal variations of grunts, barks, howls and clicks.

  • Roos generally have access to electronic translators of various kinds.

Worlds & Sectors (Astrography)[edit]

This race (sophont species) is primarily located in the following areas:


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:

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References & Contributors / Sources[edit]

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