Khethss

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Khethss
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Base Information
Classification Carnivore
Status Minor Race
Locomotion Walker
Terrain Forest
Body Form
Confluence Semi-humanoid
Bio-Identenoid Alien
Size 2.2 meters
Weight 90 kg
Culture
Languages Native Language
Social Structure Oligarchy
Technological Epoch TL:7-9
Psionic potential Standard
Origin World
Homeworld location Giranima (Deneb 1334)
UWP
D7979C8-8
StarportD Poor: No Construction, Minor Repair, Unrefined fuel
Size7 Medium (11,200 km, 0.70g - 0.94g)
Atmosphere9 Dense (tainted)
Hydrographics7 Wet World 70%
Population9 High (3 billion)
GovernmentC Charismatic Oligarchy
Law8 High Law (controlled blades)
Tech Level8 Pre-Stellar (superconductors)
Primary Star K9 V M1 V
Atmosphere Dense (tainted)
Off-world presence Yes
Zoetic individuals Yes
Source
Reference "Cover." MegaTraveller Journal 1 Cover,1.
Canon No
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The Khethss of Giranima (Deneb 1334) are a Minor Non-Human Race with a Semi-humanoid appearance and technologically developing sophonts.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

A typical Khethss stands approximately 2.2m tall, and weighs about 90kg. That they are descended from arboreal nocturnal predators. Their eyes a large, and provide excellent night vision, but poor colour perception. The mouth is a muscular trunk-like tube, some 20cm long, lined with fifteen rings of interlocking teeth set into sphincter-like bands of muscle. Khethss skin is dark grey and leathery. A strip of short black fur runs from the top of the skull to the base of the spine.

The digits on all four limbs are tipped with retractable claws.

Khethss generally wear loose-fitting hooded robes, always in black, which make it hard to identify individuals, while making it easy for the Khethss to carry concealed weapons. Khethss are often uncomfortable in bright light, and many wear dark goggles.

They have a somewhat deserved reputation for treachery, and seem proud of that fact. Within their own culture, positions and belongings are kept only as long as an individual can hold onto them. If somebody does not have the strength to keep a rank or possessions, then they should be taken from them, by any means available.

To the Khethss, theft, deception, kidnapping and murder are all normal business practices.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

The Khethss built a small empire for themselves about 500 years ago using STL ships. Three centuries later somebody sold them Jump technology, and they have been preying on their neighbours ever since.

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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