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Base Information
Classification Omnivore
Status Minor Race
Locomotion Walker
Terrain Forest
Body Form
Confluence Non-humanoid
Bio-Identenoid Phytoid
Size 2.3 m
Languages Native Language
Social Structure Oligarchy
Technological Epoch TL:10-12
Psionic potential High
Origin World
Homeworld location Funafuti (Vanguard Reaches 2824)
StarportC Routine: No Construction, Major Repair, Unrefined fuel
Size4 Small (6,400 km, 0.32g - 0.46g)
Atmosphere2 Vacuum (very thin - tainted)
Hydrographics1 Dry World 10%
Population7 Moderate (10 million)
GovernmentC Charismatic Oligarchy
Law8 High Law (controlled blades)
Tech Level7 Pre-Stellar (electronics)
Primary Star F7 V
Atmosphere Very Thin (tainted)
Off-world presence No
Zoetic individuals Yes
Reference High Tortuga by Michael J. Maley
Canon No
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The Tredhili of Funafuti (Vanguard Reaches 2824) are a technologically sophisticated Minor Non-Human Race with a Non-humanoid appearance.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

The Tredhili are a minor race of mobile, sentient plants native to Funafuti (Vanguard Reaches 2824).

Physiology & Environment (Ecology)[edit]

Growing up to 2.3 meters high, the Tredhili remind one of a brightly multi-colored asparagus with anywhere from 6-12 tentacles. They move about slowly (1 kph top speed) on 12-20 pseudopods developed from the plant's root system.

Omnivorous, they developed during a time when Funafuti started to dry up, evolving them to utilize animals as a subsidiary water source. For capture/defense, Tredhili developed a thorny tip on some of their tentacles (usually 2-4) which injects a paralyzing drug. Treat the normal tentacles as whip damage and attack. The Tredhili suck subsistence thru their normal tentacles. The same normal tentacles act as manipulative members. The fibrous body is tough.

They are bisexual, reproducing by exchanging spores with other Tredhili.

Culture & Society (Ethnology)[edit]

An introspective and patient folk, the Tredhili live in planned arboretum cities dominated by a Erecih (rough trans.: "oldest root stock") with a maximum of 8,000 Tredhili per city. There are 134 such cities on Funafuti.

Tredhili usually stand aloof from animal sophonts. The exceptions are those Tredhili whose professions are engineers, biologists, botanists, archeologists, historians and psychologists. Tredhili botanists and psychologists are in much demand off world.

Social Organization[edit]

Society is a hierarchy of the oldest at the top and the youngest at the bottom. Anti-social Tredhili are exiled off-planet.

Language & Letters (Communication)[edit]

Tredhili are psionic, communicating by telepathy and also commonly possess telekinesis and awareness as psi skill. They also create scents to attract prey or other sentient they wish to interact with.

Technology & Trade (Economy)[edit]

At first contact with humaniti traders, they were TL–6. They embraced star travel quite happily, traveling far thru the Vanguard Reaches and Beyond sectors. Then suddenly, interstellar travel ceased in 835 for no apparent reason. In 965, they rejected the Comsentient Alliance' overtures and became an Imperial client state with an outpost and scout base on their largest moon (there are 4 moons total), Dasizich.

Tredhili current is TL–12, except for psychology, social science, and botany, at which they are rated TL–15+.


This race is primarily located in the following areas:
Charted Space:


The homeworld of this race is:

World Listing: 1105[edit]

Significant communities of this race are known to exist within the following systems and worlds:

No world articles for Tredhili

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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