|Homeworld location||Arcturus (Vanguard Reaches 1203)|
|Primary Star||M2 V|
|Reference||Vanguard Reaches 19,22.|
Murians are an "ursoid" race larger and stronger than most humans. Some references call them the Altareans after their world.
Physiology & Environment
They 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.
Psychology & Philosophy
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
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
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
This race is primarily located in the following areas:
The homeworld of this race is:
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