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Base Information
Classification Omnivore/gatherer
Status Minor Race
Locomotion Walker
Terrain Forest
Body Form
Confluence Non-humanoid
Bio-Identenoid Alien
Size 1.0 meters
Weight 40 kg
Languages Native LanguageTrokh
Social Structure Oligarchy
Technological Epoch TL:7-9
Psionic potential Standard
Origin World
Homeworld location Ul (Dark Nebula 0603)
StarportA Excellent: Starship Construction, Overhaul, Refined fuel
Size6 Medium (9,600 km, 0.60g - 0.81g)
Atmosphere8 Dense
Hydrographics2 Dry World 20%
Population6 Moderate (4 million)
Government9 Impersonal Bureaucracy
Law8 High Law (controlled blades)
Tech Level8 Pre-Stellar (superconductors)
Primary Star G3 V
Atmosphere Dense
Off-world presence No
Zoetic individuals Yes
Reference The Travellers' Digest 17 30-31.
Canon Yes
Also see

The Ulane of Ul (Dark Nebula 0603) are a technologically competent Minor Non-Human Race with a Non-humanoid appearance.

Physiology & Environment (Ecology)[edit]

They originated as flying quadrupeds, but their wings are now vestigial, converted to manipulative digits. The Ulane are less than one meter long, hollow-boned and delicate.

Their diet consists primarily of fruit, since they require a lot of sugar to sustain their high body temperatures and activity levels. Small animals and insects provide protein.

Ulane are adapted to warm climates, but are able to build dwellings that enable them to live anywhere - although they seldom prefer to.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

The Ulane received a few jump-capable ships from the Aslan about 800 Aslan (-1385 Imperial). With their few ships, the Ulane explored a number of worlds in their own subsector and coreward into Reaver's Deep Sector. However, they found most worlds less hospitable than their homeworld of Ul (Dark Nebula 0603). Since they could neither build nor maintain the ships on their own, Ulane expansion soon stopped and the Aslan expansion flowed on around them.

Culture & Society (Ethnology)[edit]

Ulane prefer to live in very small, scattered towns. Most of their worlds have less than one million population owing to the low birthrate and need for large foraging territories. A larger population on a Ulane world indicates that another race lives there also, usually in a non-competing niche.

Social Organization[edit]

The Ulane social structure is built on clans of related families, so that when the Aslan contacted them, the Ulane decided to emulate their benefactors and model their society along Aslan lines. To the Aslan, this attempt has met with only moderate success. Ulane are not at all combative, and their ideas of honor puzzle the Aslan exceedingly. The hierarchy of clan and family dominance was decided by vote shortly after contact, and can be changed the same way, rather than by competition and combat. Still, the structure is useful to the Ulane.

Government & Politics (Leadership)[edit]

The Ulane Government is known as the Ulane Hierate although some question this supposition.

Government Structure[edit]

Canon Conflict: This article is suspect because other canon describes the polity referred to on DGP maps as the Ulane Hierate as the Union of Harmony, a human-dominated polity.

  • Please see the Ulane Hoax for a possible explanation.

Interstellar Relations[edit]

The Ulane maintain cordial and even friendly relations with the Aslan Hierate.

Commercial Aptitude[edit]

The Ulane are known for artistic rather than technological endeavors, and it is these that the Aslan prize when trading with them.


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:

1 of 1 World articles in Ulane
Ul (DN 0603)  •  
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References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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