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Base Information
Classification Herbivore
Terrain Unknown
Locomotion Ambulatory walker
Size Unknown
Speed Fast
Strength Unknown
Social Structure Few
Weapons Unknown
Armor None
Homeworld Sylea
Multi-world No
Canon Yes
Extinct Extant
Reference Journal of the Travellers Aid Society No. 6

The Poni is a creature lifeform that is not a sophont.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

The Poni is a large creature resembling an eight-legged terran horse.

  • Dray beast aka riding beast aka beast of burden.
  • IISS symbol.

Image Repository[edit]

No information yet available.

Physiology & Ecology[edit]

  • Octoped
  • 8-ped
  • 1 tail

Life Cycle & Reproduction[edit]

No information yet available.

Diet & Trophics[edit]

No information yet available.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

The poni is a large creature resembling an eight-legged horse, which was used as a beast of burden on several worlds in the Sylean Federation and has since spread to many other systems. Poni are well suited to carrying a rider at considerable speed over long distances, and can handle rough terrain that would defeat a Horse or Kian. Poni are not so much agile as stable, however, and do not turn quickly. An unwary rider who begins a turn on ‘on the wrong leg’ can bring his mount down hard enough to inflict serious injury to both. More experienced riders can read their mount’s complex gait and use it to ‘smooth out’ rough ground and guide the animal through quite complex evolutions that would confound a less skilled poni-wrangler.

The xboat service emblem was taken from a history of Terra by Professor Dinimbue of the University of Sylea. The professor found records of an organization called the Pony Express, but her knowledge of old Anglic was not complete enough to equate the word pony with the Terran horse. The professor translated the word as poni, a beast of burden used on several worlds of the Sylean Federation. When the xboat service was organized, the emblem was designed, even though by then the professor’s mistake had been discovered.

Derived Products (Goods & Services)[edit]

No information yet available.

Travellers' Aid Society Advisory[edit]

The Travellers' Aid Society (TAS) classifies the Poni as perfectly safe to most sophonts and advises no particular caution when in the presence of this organism.

  • Larger carnivorous sophonts are advised caution around this lifeform as their pheromonal signatures may spook this animal. Animals may lash out with their locomotory limbs or bite under such conditions.

Worlds & Sectors (Astrography)[edit]

This creature can primarily be found in the following areas:
Charted Space:

Homeworld: 1105[edit]

The homeworld of this creature is:

World Listing: 1105[edit]

Significant communities of this creature are known to be found within the following systems and worlds:

No world articles for Poni

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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