Kursae

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Kursae
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Base Information
Classification Unknown
Status Minor Race
Bio-Identenoid
Locomotion Walker (Ambulatory)
Terrain
Body Form
Confluence Non-humanoid
Bio-identification
Size Unknown
Weight Unknown
Culture
Languages
Social Structure
Technological Epoch TL:28-30
Psionic potential Standard
Origin World
Homeworld location Unknown
UWP
X000000-0
StarportX No Starport
Size0 Asteroid/Planetoid Belt
Atmosphere0 Vacuum
Hydrographics0 Desert World 0%
Population0 Barren (0)
Government0 No Government structure
Law0 No Law
Tech Level0 Pre-Industrial (primitive)
Primary Star
Atmosphere Standard
Off-world presence Yes
Zoetic individuals Yes
Source
Reference T5: Core rules
Canon Yes
Also see Precursor
TBD

The Kursae are or were a race of sophonts who settled Charted Space with slow NAFAL generation ships around -200,000.

  • Very little is conclusively known about the Kursae. Some of leading research supports the idea that they were insectoids. Others vehemently disagree.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

A Parsec, abbreviated as pc, is a considerable distance, and just one parsec is considered equivalent to 3.26 Light-years (ly).

  • This makes the fact that the Kursae settled a region more than 3,000pc in diameter an incredibly significant feat. That means that this species settled a sphere nearly 9200 ly across. Being that a jump drive with a J-1 rating can travel across a subsector in 8 to 10 jumps and the average subsector contains 80 parsecs of flat (simple calculation) volume of space, this is the equivalent of roughly 260 ly in across . Extending that calculation means that the Kursae colonized a zone many sectors in volume. That would make them a major interstellar power, despite the lack of a FTL Jump Drive, by current political reckoning.
  • It is generally believed that Kursae did this using NAFAL technology, an even more impressive feat.

Point of Interest: The Kursae Mystery[edit]

Some of the great questions of our age involve the Kursae and many dedicated scientists from the Third Imperium are actively exploring these very mysteries:

  • How did they manage to colonize such a large sphere without one of the Ancient's heirs interfering?
  • How did the Kursae devolve so quickly, by astrographic standards, and lose their technology? Why?
  • What myths and knowledge do the Kursae have about what was once their space?
  • After losing their technology, why did they not die out as so many other species have?
  • If they truly colonized Charted Space, where are their remains? Why aren't we knee-deep in artifacts and ruins?

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

From an unidentified homeworld somewhere in now- Charted Space, these sophonts reached out and settled nearly five thousand worlds across half of settled space.

  • Over the next thousand centuries these many worlds of the Kursae all followed a common path: a downward spiral to a comfortable low technology level where they are today… sharing a common heritage of myths about their past.

Image Repository[edit]

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Worlds & Sectors (Astrography)[edit]

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

Homeworld: 1105[edit]

The homeworld of this race (sophontic species) is:

World Listing: 1105[edit]

Significant communities of this race (sophont species) are known to dwell within the following systems and worlds:

No world articles for Kursae


References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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