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A Killer Whale or Orca.
Base Information
Classification Carnivore/chaser
Status Uplifted Race
Locomotion Swimmer
Terrain Ocean
Body Form
Confluence Non-humanoid
Bio-Identenoid Alien
Size 6.5 meters
Weight 6,000 kg
Languages Delphinic Trinary
Social Structure
Technological Epoch TL:10-12
Psionic potential Standard
Origin World
Homeworld location Terra (Solomani Rim 1827)
StarportA Excellent: Starship Construction, Overhaul, Refined fuel
Size8 Large (12,800 km, 0.80g - 1.08g)
Atmosphere6 Standard
Hydrographics7 Wet World 70%
PopulationA High (10 billion)
Government6 Captive Government/Colony
Law9 High Law (no weapons out of home)
Tech LevelF High Stellar (anagathics)
Primary Star G2 V
Atmosphere Standard
Off-world presence Yes
Zoetic individuals Yes
Reference Gateway to Destiny 36.
Canon Yes
Also see

The Orca of Terra (Solomani Rim 1827) are a technologically sophisticated Uplift with a Non-humanoid appearance.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

The Orca or Killer Whale (Orcinus orca), less commonly, Blackfish or Seawolf, is the largest species of the oceanic dolphin family (Delphinidae), a mammal native to Terra and related to Dolphins.

Physiology & Environment (Ecology)[edit]

Orcas are distinctively marked, with a black back, white chest and sides, and a white patch above and behind the eye. Calves are born with a yellowish or orange tint, which fades to white. Orcas have a heavy and stocky body and a large dorsal fin with a dark grey "saddle patch" at the fin's rear. Males normally grow from 6.5-8 m long and weigh in excess of 6.0 tonnes; it has been reported that especially large males have reached nearer 8.0 tonnes. Females are smaller, growing from 5.7-7m and a weight of about 5 tonnes. Calves at birth weigh about 180 kg and are about 2.4 m long. The Orca's large size and strength make them the fastest marine mammals, often reaching speeds in excess of 56 km/h.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Solomani genetic engineers uplifted a large number of Orca (Orcinus orca sapiens) for much the same reasons as Dolphins. Orca are much less friendly than Dolphins, and tend to live apart from humans.


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 exist within the following systems and worlds:

3 of 3 World articles in Orca
Jammu (CM 0113)  •  Sufren  •  Terra (SR 1827)  •  
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References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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