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Base Information
Classification Omnivore
Status Minor Race
Locomotion Walker
Terrain Plains
Body Form
Confluence Non-humanoid
Bio-Identenoid Quasi-arachnoid
Size 1.8 meters
Weight 200 kg
Languages Yiirabarhi
Social Structure Anarchy
Technological Epoch TL:0-3
Psionic potential Standard
Origin World
Homeworld location 567-908 (Spinward Marches 1031)
StarportE Frontier - no facilities
Size5 Medium (8,000 km, 0.40g - 0.57g)
Atmosphere3 Vacuum (very thin)
Hydrographics2 Dry World 20%
Population0 Barren (1)
Government0 No Government structure
Law0 No Law
Tech Level0 Pre-Industrial (primitive)
Primary Star K5 III M9 V
Atmosphere Very Thin
Off-world presence No
Zoetic individuals Yes
Reference Safari Ship 10-12.
Canon Yes
Also see Quasi-arachnoid

The Shriekers of 567-908 (Spinward Marches 1031) are technologically primitive Minor Non-Human Race with a Non-humanoid appearance.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

Shriekers are omnivores evolved from plains gatherer/scavengers. Superficially, they resemble gigantic, short-legged tarantulas.

Their Quick NIL Profile is SHR-B-LLLL-SDEITK-423222-216 Shrieker.

Language & Letters (Communication)[edit]

The Shrieker name derives from their manner of speech, which uses high-frequency sounds which is bellowed (shrieked) through the thin atmosphere of 567-908 by trained speakers. Corporations have produced translator devices to shift the Shrieker vocalizations into the range of human hearing. Shriekers also use a complex set of gestures as part of their language, called Yiirabarhi.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Darrian explorers visited 567-908 before the Maghiz; any records they made of the world are probably in a lockbox in the basement of one of their more ancient universities.

The first visit by an Imperial citizen was in 480. The scout Mtume Denuli landed there for repairs, discovered Denuli Crystals. His original reports to the IISS showed no inhabitants, omitting all mention of the Shriekers. The next visit to the world was in 1108, when the Shriekers were discovered by Kafka Thingvellir Safari Ship 10-12..

By 1201, the world had been re-named to Shvreeyiyi, the name the Shriekers use to refer to their land. By 1248 the name had officially changed to Denuli in honor of Mtume Denuli, and because it was easier to pronounce by Humans. Shriekers still refer to their world as Shvreeyiyi, while others call it Denuli.


This race is primarily located in the following areas:

Primary Star[edit]

Their homeworld, Denuli, is in the habitable zone of the primary star Khrer. It has a 42-year period.

A 42-year period implies roughly 19 AU, which confirms the K5 III primary within a reasonable variation.


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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References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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