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Homo sapiens dlaekanis
Base Information
Classification Omnivore/gatherer
Status Minor Human Race
Bio-Identenoid Human
Locomotion Walker
Terrain Mountian
Body Form
Confluence Non-humanoid
Typoid Human
Size 1.5 meters
Weight 65.0 kg
Languages Native LanguageAnglic
Social Structure Technocracy
Technological Epoch TL:13-15
Psionic potential Standard
Origin World
Homeworld location Dlaekan (Reft 3134)
StarportA Excellent: Starship Construction, Overhaul, Refined fuel
Size3 Small (4,800 km, 0.24g - 0.34g)
Atmosphere8 Dense
Hydrographics3 Wet World 30%
Population6 Moderate (1 million)
Government5 Feudal Technocracy
Law7 Moderate Law (no firearms)
Tech LevelD Average Stellar (holo data)
Primary Star G4 V M6 V
Atmosphere Dense
Off-world presence Yes
Zoetic individuals Yes
Reference "Reft Sector." The Travellers' Digest 20 27.
Canon Yes
Also see Humanoid

The Tapazmal are a technologically advanced sophont species.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

The Tapazmal area a minor human race native to Dlaekan (Reft 3134 A383657-D).

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Physiology and Environment[edit]

Dlaekan is a hot world, its mean surface temperature exceeding 70 degrees Celsius. Dlaekan has an unusually dense core and a surprising amount of tectonic activity. The early Tapazmal lived on the slopes of Dlaekan's high peaks, where the atmosphere was thinner and temperatures lower.

Physically, the Tapazmal are little different from the rest of Humaniti. One notable feature is their low birthrate, believed to be a result of geneering by the Ancients. This modification likely served to limit Dlaekan's population in Ancient times, thereby conserving the mountains' scant resources.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Interstellar contact in more recent times first came around -4700, when the Loeskalth - another minor human race, native to neighboring Gushemege Sector - intermittently raided the Tapazmal for artwork and other valuable objects. (The Loeskalth had long since received jump drive from another Vilani client, but were not absorbed into Vilani culture until later.) These raids continued until the Vilani themselves came to Dlaekan several centuries later. The Tapazmal eagerly accepted Vilani offers of technological aid and protection, at the cost of submerging their native culture in the Vilani Way. Tapazmal civilization grew under Vilani custody, but it never reached beyond Dlaekan. This situation changed after the First Imperium's fall. Old cultural records were unearthed and studied, and the Tapazmal tried diligently to return to the ways of their distant ancestors. The expanding Solomani, eager to have a base in the area, granted the Tapazmal several colony worlds in return for their cooperation.

Psychology and Philosophy[edit]

The Tapazmal are a conservative, unaggressive, and mystical people.

Social Organization[edit]

Their roles in society are strictly defined. Individualists defy the old standards at substantial risk. Nonetheless, Dlaekan and its daughters are pleasant worlds, their inhabitants hard-working and at peace.

Technology & Trade[edit]

The Tapazmal are known for their great artistic and architectural skill, combining modern technology with traditional styles and motifs.

Worlds & Sectors (Astrography)[edit]

This race (sophont species) is primarily located in the following areas:
Charted Space:

Today, the Tapazmal occupy six worlds in Reft - Dlaekan, G'haenbaz (Reft 2733), Bokilborn (Reft 2834), Pamraeltan (Reft 2932), P'hakar (Reft 2934), and Hoilhapuli (Reft 3229) - as well as one world in Gushemege: Choltonrul (Gushemege 0136). Despite their reach, the low numbers of the Tapazmal have kept them from being a major force in Imperial politics.


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:

7 of 7 World articles in Tapazmal
Bokilborn  •  Choltonrul  •  Dlaekan  •  G'haenbaz  •  Hoilhapuli  •  P'hakar  •  Pamraeltan  •  
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References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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