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Base Information
Classification Omnivore/hunter
Status Minor Race
Locomotion Walker
Terrain Forest
Body Form
Confluence Semi-humanoid
Bio-Identenoid Reptilianoid
Size 1.9 meters
Weight 80 kg
Languages Native Language
Social Structure
Technological Epoch TL:10-12
Psionic potential Standard
Origin World
Homeworld location Sfyri (Crucis Margin 0439)
StarportA Excellent: Starship Construction, Overhaul, Refined fuel
Size5 Medium (8,000 km, 0.40g - 0.57g)
Atmosphere5 Thin
Hydrographics2 Dry World 20%
Population9 High (3 billion)
Government8 Civil Service Bureaucracy
Law9 High Law (no weapons out of home)
Tech LevelB Average Stellar (large starships)
Primary Star K5 V
Atmosphere Thin
Off-world presence Yes
Zoetic individuals Yes
Reference Gateway to Destiny 33-34, 60-61.
Canon Yes
Also see

The Karhyri of Sfyri (Crucis Margin 0439) are a Minor Non-Human Race with a semi-humanoid appearance and technologically sophisticated sophonts. Some sources note the name of the individuals as Kahyri.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

The Karhyri are bipedal omnivore hunters, conforming to humanoid norms, with a reptilianoid-avian appearance. They evolved from the rough woods of the Sfyri wilderness.


The Karhyri have an average mass of 78 kg -- slightly greater than the average human. The difference in any one individual is not noticeable, but an average human in a large group of Karhyri will seem a bit short.


They have three genders: Female, Male, and Neuter. Gender determination is based on Caste (CAS):

Gender Shift[edit]

Caste changes to another, randomly determined, caste -- once, when physical aging begins. This means that gender is also likely to change. It is also possible that the new caste and gender are the same as the old ones.

Gender and Caste[edit]

Caste determines gender: caste is always a specific gender.

Life Stages[edit]

Adulthood is reached at 26 standard years. Physical aging begins at 48 standard years. Mental aging begins at 84 years. The average life expectancy is 96 years.


Vision is good, as is smell. Due to evolving in a K5 V star system, their vision is within the Near-IR and Red bands; Greens and blues are undetectable to them. Hearing and touch are weaker than that in humans. Karhyri have a very weak version of Awareness, which is the ability to detect electro-magnetic fields.

Body Structure[edit]

The Karhyri are bipedal upright walkers. The head is a housing for the senses only; the brain is actually located in the torso, although this may not be immediately apparent to humans. They follow a humanoid form, with two arms and two legs. Notable features include sharp teeth which can be used as an effective melee weapon, and grippers instead of hands.

Psychology & Philosophy (Mindset)[edit]

Karhyri have a strong honor-based behavioral system and almost no sense of subterfuge or deception. Some human traders have remarked that the Karhyri have next to no idea what a "poker face" is...

Social Organization[edit]

A sophont people whose nature conforms to a socially-oriented caste system, dividing populations into rulers, patrons, enforcers, entertainers, artists, and "units".

To humans, this caste structure makes Karhyri appear obsessed with honor and duty. The individual's relationship to its caste does make it seem rather dangerous when righting a wrong.

In turn, the typical Karhyri expects non-Karhyri individuals to fall naturally into one of these castes. Newly met humans are watched for telltale cues of a perceived caste, and are thenceforth treated accordingly.


Caste is assigned at birth. Castes, and their genders, are as follows:

Caste Shift[edit]

Caste changes to another, randomly determined, caste -- once, when physical aging begins. This means that gender is also likely to change. It is also possible that the new caste and gender are the same as the old ones.

Government & Politics (Leadership)[edit]

Karhyri Worlds


This race is primarily located in the following areas:


The homeworld of this race is:

World Listing[edit]

Significant communities of this race are known to exist within the following systems and worlds:

6 of 6 World articles in Karhyri
Himrai  •  K'Mara  •  Kald (CM 0440)  •  Sfyri  •  Sora  •  Tstata  •  
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References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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