|Homeworld location||567-908 (Spinward Marches 1031)|
|Primary Star||K5 III M9 V|
|Reference||Safari Ship 10-12.|
The Shriekers of 567-908 (Spinward Marches 1031) are technologically primitive Minor Non-Human Race with a Non-humanoid appearance.
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)
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)
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:
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:
- 567-908 (Spinward Marches 1031)
World Listing: 1105
Significant communities of this race are known to dwell within the following systems and worlds:
References & Contributors (Sources)
- Marc Miller. Safari Ship (Game Designers Workshop, 1984), 10-12.
- Martin Dougherty, Neil Frier. Behind the Claw (Steve Jackson Games, 1998), 73.
- Steve Jackson, Loren Wiseman. Alien Races 4 (Steve Jackson Games, 2001), 107-115.
- Shawn Havranek, Loren Wiseman. Planetary Survey 2: Denuli (Steve Jackson Games, 2001), all.
- Mike West. The Spinward States (Avenger Enterprises, 2008), 110.
- Traveller Wiki Editorial Team