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Base Information
Classification Omnivore
Status Minor Race
Locomotion Walker
Body Form
Confluence Non-humanoid
Bio-Identenoid Alien
Languages Native Language
Social Structure Anarchy
Technological Epoch TL:4-6
Psionic potential Standard
Origin World
Homeworld location 530-053 (Diaspora 3027)
StarportX No Starport
Size5 Medium (8,000 km, 0.40g - 0.57g)
Atmosphere4 Thin (tainted)
Hydrographics3 Wet World 30%
Population2 Low (800)
Government0 No Government structure
Law1 Low Law (no explosives, poison gas)
Tech Level5 Industrial (mass production)
Primary Star K3 V M3 V
Atmosphere Thin (tainted)
Off-world presence No
Zoetic individuals Yes
Reference The Freedom League 147.
Canon Yes
Also see

The Sst'ankh'rii of 530-053 (Diaspora 3027) are a technologically sophisticated Minor Non-Human Race with a non-humanoid appearance.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

The Sst'ankh'rii are homoeothermic bipeds with a bow-legged but surefooted gait and have dexterous six-fingered 'hands'. Their 'heads' resemble a common household light bulb frontally, with an enlarged cranial lobe curving down and back behind their 'faces'. They have four pupiless black eyes, arrayed laterally, two closely above the nasal slits, and the other pair about where humans have ears. They have no true nose, only two pronounced slits over an insect’s mandible mouth. They are covered in a tough, segmented chitinous skin. They have no concept of clothes beyond utility belts, and harnesses for carrying loads in wicker baskets or animal hide sewn haversacks, and have no concept of hate, or war. Crime is unheard of, and the group owns everything communally.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Technologically, the Sst'ankh'rii have harnessed solar power, wind power, and geothermal energy for electricity, and are skilled in metalworking to a high degree for farming and mechanical tools, and personal weapons. Lacking certain minerals here to make gunpowder, they use compressed air rifles and handguns for hunting. Their society is a participatory democracy of adults, and dwell in separate groups by gender and age. The Adult males and females dwell apart: the males hunt, build, and create, the females gather foodstuffs, and raise the young.

The Sst'ankh'rii have a normal lifespan of approximately 90 years. They have no written language, and pass on all their knowledge orally by rote to the next generation.

They have no music, being essentially tone deaf, but are acutely sensitive to changes in temperature, wind, and tectonic activity. They use lightweight natural materials for their dwellings due to the high amount of seismic activity on their world.


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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References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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