Native Intelligent Life

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Native Intelligent Life (or NIL) is another description for sophont or sapient.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

This is a species of highly intelligent native life capable of sentient (feeling), sapient (wise cognizance), and technologically sophisticated behavior. In other words, NILs are at least as sophisticated as proto-sophonts and have begun using tools to construct other tools.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

While the Imperial Interstellar Scout Service has standardized terminology within Imperial service, non-Imperials use a vast variety of terms for native intelligent species without an interstellar presence including the following:

  • Aboriginal
  • Indigene
  • Native

See also[edit]

Sophont[edit]

Sophontology[edit]

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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