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Base Information
Classification Omnivore
Status Minor Race
Locomotion Walker
Terrain Forest
Body Form
Confluence Humanoid
Bio-Identenoid Alien
Size 1.3 meters
Weight 40 kg
Languages Native Language
Social Structure Anarchy
Technological Epoch TL:10-12
Psionic potential Standard
Origin World
Homeworld location Dentus (Spinward Marches 2201)
StarportC Routine: No Construction, Major Repair, Unrefined fuel
Size9 Large (14,400 km, 1.03g - 1.33g)
Atmosphere7 Standard (tainted)
Hydrographics9 Wet World 90%
Population5 Moderate (900 thousand)
Government0 No Government structure
Law0 No Law
Tech LevelA Early Stellar (jump drive)
Primary Star M2 V
Atmosphere Standard (tainted)
Off-world presence No
Zoetic individuals Yes
Reference Kinene Barzin & Catie Helm
Canon No
Also see

The Raccoonids are a technologically sophisticated Minor Non-Human Race with a roughly humanoid appearance.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

Raccoonids range between 0.8 and 1.6 meters in height, though a Raccoonid over 1.3 meters is rare. They weigh between 30 and 50 kilos. They are capable of bipedal or quadrupedal motion, depending on what's convenient under the circumstances. They are plantigrade like humans, not digitigrade like Vargr or Aslan. Both feet and hands have non-retractable claws, enabling them to climb almost anything including porous masonry. In appearance they look like overgrown Solomani "raccoons." Their fur consists of an outer coat of guard hair, a middle coat of water shedding hair and a fine undercoat which they shed seasonally.

Compared to Humanity, Raccoonid eyesight is shifted into the infrared and is deficient in the violets and blues. Their hearing is very sensitive, even exceeding that of the Vargr (Vargr presented with this comparison make snide comments about "prey paying more attention to its surroundings, not having finer hearing" -ed). Raccoonids are omnivorous, though they favor a protein-rich diet. On their native planet they eat primarily a diet of fish, shellfish, various domestic fowl, roots and tubers.

Gravity on the surface of Dentus is 1.55g. As a result, Raccoonids have large bones and are surprisingly strong for their size, roughly comparable to Humaniti. Dentus is also a very tectonically active world, with over 20 tectonic plates and an abundance of volcanoes. The atmosphere of Dentus is tainted with sulfurous and carbonaceous gases from the volcanic activity, and Raccoonids have evolved respiratory aoli which are capable of filtering these contaminants from air prior to the oxygen/CO2 exchange with their blood. Raccoonids have an average lifespan of 60 Imperial Years.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

The revolution of Dentus takes 27.4 hours. The amount of particulates in the atmosphere filter much of the solar radiation, making Dentus a cold planet. While seasonal variations occur, 30% of the surface is permanently glaciated. Raccoonids live on the northern half of one of the two large land masses, in a narrow strip of temperate climate south of the northern ice sheet. There are slightly less that a million Raccoonids living on Dentus, with fewer than twenty thousand offplanet. The few who leave Dentus are following their curiosity into the Imperial Interstellar Scout Service.


This race is primarily located in the following areas:
Charted Space:


The homeworld of this race is:

World Listing[edit]

Significant communities of this race are known to dwell within the following systems and worlds:

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