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Distant Fringe Sophont
Base Information
Classification Omnivore/hunter
Status Minor Race
Locomotion Flyer
Terrain Rough
Body Form
Confluence Non-humanoid
Bio-Identenoid Alien
Size 2.0 meters
Weight 40 kg
Languages Native Language
Social Structure Oligarchy
Technological Epoch TL:10-12
Psionic potential Standard
Origin World
Homeworld location Dal Hallen (Far Home 1428)
StarportA Excellent: Starship Construction, Overhaul, Refined fuel
Size4 Small (6,400 km, 0.32g - 0.46g)
Atmosphere8 Dense
Hydrographics5 Wet World 50%
Population7 Moderate (10 million)
Government3 Self-Perpetuating Oligarchy
Law6 Moderate Law (no firearms except shotguns)
Tech LevelA Early Stellar (jump drive)
Primary Star M0 V
Atmosphere Dense
Off-world presence No
Zoetic individuals Yes
Reference Adie Alegoric Stewart from Distant Fringe
Canon No
Also see Distant Fringe

The Quemm of Dal Hallen (Far Home 1428) are a Minor Non-Human Race with a Non-humanoid appearance and technologically sophisticated sophonts.


No information yet available.

Image Repository[edit]

  1. Quemm.


Rough terrain flyer

Temperate climate atmosphere-breather

Omnivore Hunter

Asymetrical HBS-T-WW-WL-P (upper and lower paired wings, tripod legs, proboscis mounting manipulators)

Cartilage interior, Lymph fluids, Skin exterior, No weapons, Tentacles.

Vertical torso

50 kg.


  • V-14-INA. Quemm see IR-NearIR-Aglow, in the infra-red spectrum. Their visual capabilities are similar to humans.
  • H-18-8-3-8-3. Quemm aural perception is slightly superior to that of humans. They can hear sounds at frequencies from about 20 Hz to 32,000 Hz.
  • S-12-3. Quemm have a good sense of smell, slightly superior to that of humans.
  • T-10-2. The Quemm's skin and their manipulator-tentacles are slightly more sensitive to pressure than humans.
  • A-06-2. An innate sense of the bio-electrical fields of organic life.
  • P-0. Oblivious.


A baseline Quemm has the following characteristic ranges:

  • Strength 1D
  • Agility 3D
  • Stamina 2D
  • Intelligence 2D
  • Education 2D
  • Charisma 2D


EAB (Egg Donor, Activator, Bearer)

Life Stages[edit]

  • 0 Infant (Whelp): 2 years.
  • 1 Child: 6 years.
  • 2 Teen: 14 years.
    • Career starts at age 14.
  • 3 Young adult: 2 terms (8 years).
  • 4 Adult: 2 terms (8 years).
  • 5 Peak: 5 terms (20 years). Physical aging begins (50+ years).
  • 6 Midlife: 1 terms (4 years).
  • 7 Senior: 1 terms (4 years).
  • 8 Elder: 1 terms (4 years).
  • 9 Retirement: 2 terms (8 years). Mental aging begins (70+ years).

Diet and Trophics[edit]

Omnivore Hunter.

Preference for small game.

Psychology & Philosophy[edit]

No information yet available.

Philosophical Outlook[edit]

Philosophy: Pragmatism; whatever works (not what’s right). Let’s get results.

Theology: Individualism, libertarianism, capitalism, non-religious self law. I’m God. I make the law. I’m in it for me. What I know for sure is that there are things I want, and I’m going to get them. What’s in it for me? Humanitarianism and philanthropy are completely out.

Ethics: Skepticism

Psychology: Existentialism – analysis of individual existence in an unfathomable universe, and the plight of the individual who must assume ultimate responsibility for their acts of free will without any certain knowledge of what is right or wrong or good or bad.

Society & Culture[edit]

HASS values:

  • Homogenity: 7 (Discordant)
  • Acceptance: B (Extremely friendly)
  • Strangeness: 2
  • Symbols: B


60 million.


The primary means of communication is through vocalisation.

Many languages and dialects exist.


  • ca 350,000BCE Proto-Quemm emerge on their homeworld.
The primal ancestors of the Quemm spread across the bright face of their planet, moving into environments very different to that in which they evolved.
  • ca 2900AD: first official Quemm-human contact.

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