Sword Worlder

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Sword Worlder
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Base Information
Classification Omnivore/gatherer
Status Human Ethnic Group
Locomotion Walker
Terrain Plains
Body Form
Confluence Humanoid
Bio-Identenoid Human
Size 1.8 meters
Weight 100 kg
Languages Sagamaal
Social Structure Balkanization
Technological Epoch TL:10-12
Psionic potential Standard
Origin World
Homeworld location Gram (Spinward Marches 1223)
StarportA Excellent: Starship Construction, Overhaul, Refined fuel
Size8 Large (12,800 km, 0.80g - 1.08g)
Atmosphere9 Dense (tainted)
Hydrographics5 Wet World 50%
Population9 High (6 billion)
Government5 Feudal Technocracy
Law7 Moderate Law (no firearms)
Tech LevelC Average Stellar (robots)
Primary Star F2 V M2 V
Atmosphere Dense (tainted)
Off-world presence Yes
Zoetic individuals Yes
Reference Journal of the Travellers' Aid Society 18 13-19.
Canon Yes
Also see Sword Worlds Confederation

The Sword Worlder of Gram (Spinward Marches 1223) are a technologically sophisticated Human Ethnic Group.


A Sword Worlder is an inhabitant of the Sword Worlds.

Anatomy & Physiology[edit]

Humans, on average, stand approximately 1.8 meters in height and weigh about 100 kilograms.

  • Descended from omnivore gatherers, humans developed intelligence in response to shifting climatological factors.

Body Plan[edit]

  • Humanoid
  • Bilateral symmetry (2-ial)
  • Tetrapod (4-ped)
    • Two limbs used for manipulation "arms"
      • Former brachiator (still capable climber)
    • Two limbs used for locomotion (biped) "legs"
  • Body consists of three segments
    • Head with sensors and multiple-use orifice (consumption, communication, and respiration)
    • Torso with manipulatory limbs
    • Abdomen with locomotor limbs


Humans have a conventional carbon-water based biochemistry.


Humans use a conventional respiration cycle consisting of:

  • Oxygen-nitrogen inhalant
  • Carbon dioxide exhalant

Evolution & Environment[edit]


  • Hyper-acclimitization: Known to quickly adapt to many different climates and environments.
  • Requires shelter and clothing.
  • Prefer to shelter in defensible dens protected from the elements.


Humans are primarily a diurnal species and are active by daylight and rest during the night.

  • They use a wide variety of technologies to master their environment including terraforming.

Diet & Trophics[edit]

  • Omnivore/gatherer
    • Homeotherm
    • Sometimes called a "hunter-gatherer" due to many human's penchant for pursuing animal sustenance.
    • Known for advanced agriculture and livestock husbandry practices.
    • Regarded as an apex predator, through the use of technology, on their homeworlds.

Gender & Reproduction[edit]

Humans have the following reproductive characteristics::

  • Two genders (male & female)
    • Mild sexual dimorphism
  • (sexual reproduction)
    • Reproduces through conjugal intercourse
    • Varied mating systems (primarily monogamy)
  • Viviparous birth
    • (Iteroparous): Uses K-selection and have few offspring that require considerable amounts of time to raise to maturity.


  • Anti-authoritarianism ("fanatical homesteaders")
  • Independence
  • Cultural pride

Language & Letters (Communication)[edit]

The language of the Sword Worlds is called Sagamaal, and is largely Solomani-derived. It has heavy influences from the following Solomani languages:

  • Icelandic
  • Anglic
  • German

Culture & Society (Ethnology)[edit]

Sword Worlder culture demands different traits from different sexes. Males are expected to be active and aggressive, while females are compelled to be passive and accepting. The origins of this cultural trend lie back in the early days of Sword Worlder civilization; it has varied in influence over the years, but the resulting psychological traits are still very strong today. [1]

Sword Worlders are frequently characterized as proud. This is true on two levels. First, a Sword Worlder takes pride in his ancestors, who colonized a subsector with virtually no resources. Second, a Sword Worlder takes pride in his accomplishments. [2]

Sword Worlder society is viewed as, and often is, militaristic. For example, defense of the community is the duty of every Sword Worlder male, and membership in regional self-defense units is almost universal. The "militaristic" label applies even to civilian organizations. The original colonists were in various military units; in the transition to a civil society, various aspects of that culture crossed over. [2]

Reputation amongst peers is paramount, and a Sword Worlder will do whatever it takes to maintain and enhance his reputation. Many Sword Worlders like to believe that their courage is an intrinsic quality that other Human cultures don’t have. In reality, most Sword Worlders act the way they do out of fear how they would be treated if they acted in a disreputable manner. This system works as well as it does because Sword Worlder society centers on small communities.[2]

Government & Politics (Leadership)[edit]

Military & Intelligence (Force Projection)[edit]

This culture is well known for producing capable fighting forces. Sword Worlders are largely a warrior race.


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 exist within the following systems and worlds:

2 of 2 World articles in Sword Worlder
Asteltine  •  Parthinia  •  
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References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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