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Base Information
Classification Omnivore
Status Human Chimera
Locomotion Swimmer
Terrain Ocean
Body Form
Confluence Humanoid
Bio-Identenoid Human
Size 1.8 meters
Weight 100 kg
Languages AnglicDelphinic Trinary
Social Structure Anarchy
Technological Epoch TL:0-3
Psionic potential Standard
Origin World
Homeworld location Phaedrus (Alpha Crucis 1006)
StarportB Good: Spacecraft Construction, Overhaul, Refined fuel
Size8 Large (12,800 km, 0.80g - 1.08g)
Atmosphere9 Dense (tainted)
HydrographicsA Water World 100%
Population4 Moderate (80 thousand)
Government1 Company/Corporation
Law0 No Law
Tech LevelD Average Stellar (holo data)
Primary Star K0 V K6 V
Atmosphere Dense (tainted)
Off-world presence No
Zoetic individuals Yes
Reference "Contact! Mermani." Traveller Chronicle 04 47-49.
Canon No
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The Mermani of Phaedrus (Alpha Crucis 1006) are a Human Chimera with a humanoid appearance and technologically primitive sophonts.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

The Mermani lack any body hair and an external ears. Their feet are large, with long, webbed toes. Their fingers are webbed as well. The skin has been modified to serve as a "wetsuit" with a layer of fat to retain heat. The skin has no pigmentation, and is a pale white. A Mermani's nose is flat, with hooded nostrils whose passages seal.

The Mermani do not have gills, nor to they breathe underwater. Instead they reply on symbiotic nano-machines to to capture oxygen and release it into the bloodstream. They can stay underwater for 1-6 hours, and in the oxygen rich environment of Phaedrus, up to 12 hours. They may operate at depths up to 100 meters.

Mermani do not wear much clothing, but do ornament themselves with shell, coral, and and other marine flora.

Mermani live in small family groups which range over a nomadic hunter-gatherer lifestyle. These groups make temporary camps on islands or air-filled caves. Each Mermani family will have one or more Dolphins as companions. These server as scouts, messengers, guides, and playmates.

The Mermani trade with others for corrosion-resistant metals and other goods unavailable to them.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

The Mermani originated in a project undertaken by SuSAG research facility on Phaedrus (Alpha Crucis 1006) from 1105 until the end of the Rebellion in 1130. The goal was to create a subspecies of Humaniti capable of existing underwater, in an oceanic environment, for extended periods time.

In 1110 the first of the Mermani were cloned. Dolphins were recruited to serve as trainers and testers.


This race is primarily located in the following areas:
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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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