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Base Information
Classification Omnivore/hunter
Status Minor Race
Locomotion Walker
Terrain Hilly, Humid
Body Form
Confluence Semi-humanoid
Bio-Identenoid Alien
Size 1.3 meters
Weight 50 kg
Languages RaxkiirNative Language
Social Structure Anarchy
Technological Epoch TL:7-9
Psionic potential Standard
Origin World
Homeworld location Zjemu-ay (Kaa G!'kul 2912)
StarportD Poor: No Construction, Minor Repair, Unrefined fuel
Size6 Medium (9,600 km, 0.60g - 0.81g)
Atmosphere7 Standard (tainted)
Hydrographics4 Wet World 40%
Population5 Moderate (200 thousand)
GovernmentQ K'kree Krurruna off-world
LawK Extreme Law (excessively oppressive)
Tech Level7 Pre-Stellar (electronics)
Primary Star K0 V F5 V
Atmosphere Standard (tainted)
Off-world presence Yes
Zoetic individuals Yes
Reference The Best of JTAS 46.
Canon No
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The Mazjaru of Zjemu-ay (Kaa G!'kul 2912) are a technologically competent Minor Non-Human Race with a semi-humanoid appearance.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

The Mazjaru (singular Mazjarã) are the best known K'kree subject race in the former warzone of the Hiver-K'kree War. They are ideal slaves, and acceptable personal servants, so they have spread widely, if thinly, across the Two Thousand Worlds.

On their home planet of Zjemu-ay ("earth" or "soil"), they evolved from omnivorous, fast-moving chaser-scavengers over a period of 300,000 of their Long Years. Despite being biologically omnivorous, they are culturally vegetarian.


The Mazjaru are about 4'6" tall and have a pear-shaped silhouette. They are homeothermic, oviparous bipeds with strong legs, short arms, and blunt, toothy snouts. They have five-fingered hands with opposable thumbs, and thick, stubby tails. Their skin is covered with turquoise scales; each has a darker, feathery fringe, pointing away from the snout. A line of substantial, more feather-like scales runs down the spine from between the eyes to the tip of the tail.

This crest is yellow, cream, or white. It usually lies flat, but it can stand on end, displaying a purple and violet peacock-like pattern. The K’kree make the Mazjaru pluck their skulls bare, as a token of submission. Aside from when the female is ovulating, there is no external difference between the two sexes. Nearing ovulation, hormone levels rise and the female’s crest becomes full, stands erect, and becomes orange along its base.

Each short year, a female Mazjarã can lay a single egg, which hatches in a month. The chick needs to be fed on mashed, predigested food for a short year (0.64 standard Imperial years). Physical maturity takes a long year (approximately 15 standard Imperial years), and adult life lasts for about two more. But for K’kree intervention, old age could last for a further long year, but is usually cut short.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Psychology: The main Mazjaru trait is fatalism. Even the ones who believe that they can free themselves accept that their remote descendants are the only likely beneficiaries. Tied to this are the determination to make the best of what is available, and a desire to ensure their children’s survival.

Both of these attitudes simply lead to displacement behaviors, which tend to distract the Mazjaru from the conscious realization that their lives are really dismal and stressful. This anxiety often surfaces either as a profound clinical depression or as an explosion into full-blown mania.


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 dwell within the following systems and worlds:

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References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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