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Base Information
Classification Omnivore
Status Minor Race
Locomotion Walker
Terrain Forest
Body Form
Confluence Humanoid
Bio-Identenoid Ursinoid
Size 2.0 meters
Weight 225 kg
Languages Native Language
Social Structure Democracy
Technological Epoch TL:10-12
Psionic potential Standard
Origin World
Homeworld location Arcturus (Vanguard Reaches 1203)
StarportA Excellent: Starship Construction, Overhaul, Refined fuel
Size8 Large (12,800 km, 0.80g - 1.08g)
Atmosphere7 Standard (tainted)
Hydrographics4 Wet World 40%
Population9 High (3 billion)
Government4 Representative Democracy
Law7 Moderate Law (no firearms)
Tech LevelD Average Stellar (holo data)
Primary Star M2 V
Atmosphere Standard (tainted)
Off-world presence Yes
Zoetic individuals Yes
Reference Vanguard Reaches 19,22.
Canon No
Also see

The Murians of Arcturus (Vanguard Reaches 1203) are a Minor Non-Human Race with a humanoid appearance and technologically advanced sophonts.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

Murians are an "ursoid" race larger and stronger than most humans. Some references call them the Altareans after their world.

Physiology & Environment[edit]

Murians exhibit poorer manual dexterity than humans. The average Murian male is 2 meters tall and weighs 105 kilograms. Although they have more body hair than humans, they do not begin to match the coat of the Vargr.

Five worlds in the Altarean Confederation are identified as Murian "home worlds." The reason for this identification and the location of the true Murian home world is unknown.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Psychology & Philosophy[edit]

As individuals, they are open, friendly, and curious with other races. They are somewhat clannish and are seldom found outside their Confederation. Although their size and great patience can give the appearance of slow-wittedness, they are well-educated and very mechanically inclined. They are talented at the building and use of computers.

Technology & Trade[edit]

Murian technology is of a high order. Technology is more evenly distributed throughout the Confederation than is typical in the Imperium. The most backward Altarean colony has a tech level rating of TL–A. The Confederation Capitol, Arcturus, in the Altair system, has a tech level rating of TL–D.

Military & Intelligence[edit]

As a race, the Murians are non-aggressive. They have shared a peaceful border with a Zhodani client for many decades. The few real wars they have fought have been defensive in nature. Although their armed forces are efficient and well-armed, their primary job appears to be commerce protection. Their over-reliance on missiles as a space combat weapon places them at a tactical disadvantage. The Confederation poses no threat to Imperial security for the foreseeable future.

Murian Space Marines are often used for health and safety inspections. They are large, strong and intimidating, and yet gentle and patience. They are adept at sniffing out hidden cargo and smugglers are loath to see them in boarding actions.

Selected Ship Classes[edit]

  1. Murian Pride class Missile Cruiser


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:

2 of 2 World articles in Murian
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References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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