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Base Information
Classification Carnivore/chaser
Status Minor Race
Locomotion Swimmer
Terrain Ocean
Body Form
Confluence Non-humanoid
Bio-Identenoid Amphibianoid
Size 3.1 meters
Weight 120 kilograms
Languages Native Language
Social Structure Technocracy
Technological Epoch TL:0-3
Psionic potential Standard
Origin World
Homeworld location Vras (Old Expanses 0738)
StarportA Excellent: Starship Construction, Overhaul, Refined fuel
Size7 Medium (11,200 km, 0.70g - 0.94g)
Atmosphere8 Dense
HydrographicsA Water World 100%
Population7 Moderate (70 million)
Government7 Balkanization
Law3 Low Law (no automatic weapons)
Tech LevelE High Stellar (anti-grav cities)
Primary Star M2 V
Atmosphere Dense
Off-world presence Yes
Zoetic individuals Yes
Reference Path of Tears 25-27.
Canon Yes
Also see Amphibianoid

The Schalli of Vras (Old Expanses 0738) are a technologically primitive Minor Non-Human Race with a non-humanoid appearance. They have also been known as Kiiroka.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

They are amphibious piscinoids (fish-like beings) specialized to take advantage of maritime and littoral environments. They are highly intelligent puzzle solvers and have an advanced language, culture, literature, and civilization. They keep a primarily carnivorous diet, but also eat small amounts of plant-like foods. The dexterity possessed by Schalli is adequate for sophisticated tool use.

The Schalli have a unique lung/gill system that allows them to breath both air and water. They are believed to have evolved from amphibians when the prehistoric polar ice caps of Vras melted and inundated most of the land surfaces. [1]

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

In 1098, the first of several thousand "wild kiiroka" were captured (using chemical agents) and relocated to a research station on the nearly uninhabited and relatively worthless world Schall (Old Expanses 0638) as part of a research project by Dr. Darch von Changli. The sapience of the "kiiroka" was recognized immediately. [2]

These findings were suppressed out of concern for complication of property and mineral rights on Vras. (There were large and very lucrative private mining operations on Vras owned by several powerful noble families.) [1]

Dr. Sarah Covington, who had been instrumental in proving Schalli sentience, managed to have her findings published anyway in 1113 by adopting the fiction that the Schalli were native to the planet Schall(hence the name she used), thus sneaking the book past Imperial censors. Once that fiction was pierced (in a matter of months), the book was suppressed and Covington was imprisoned for violating Imperial security statutes. [1]


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


The homeworld of this race is:

World Listing: 1105[edit]

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

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