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Base Information
Classification Omnivore
Status Minor Race
Locomotion Walker
Body Form
Confluence Non-humanoid
Bio-Identenoid Quasi-arachnoid
Languages Native Language
Social Structure Technocracy
Technological Epoch TL:4-6
Psionic potential Standard
Origin World
Homeworld location Surogota (Empty Quarter 0231)
StarportC Routine: No Construction, Major Repair, Unrefined fuel
Size5 Medium (8,000 km, 0.40g - 0.57g)
Atmosphere5 Thin
Hydrographics4 Wet World 40%
Population5 Moderate (300 thousand)
Government5 Feudal Technocracy
Law7 Moderate Law (no firearms)
Tech Level6 Pre-Stellar (nuclear)
Primary Star G9 V
Atmosphere Thin
Off-world presence No
Zoetic individuals Yes
Reference Stellar Reaches 01 11.
Canon No
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The Xu'rokotanis of Surogota (Empty Quarter 0231) are a technologically developing Minor Non-Human Race with a Non-humanoid appearance.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

Xu'rokotani, rendered in Anglic as Surogotan, are a minor race originating on Surogota (Empty Quarter 0231).

Physiology & Environment (Ecology)[edit]

Surogotans are biologically classified as octapedal, homeothermic, endoskeletal, asexual and pseudo-arachnid. In general, Surogotans appear quite spider-like, with eight multi-jointed legs that support the bulbous carapace that forms the Surogotan’s body.

Highly dexterous mandibles allow the Surogotans the ability to perform fine manipulations, thus granting some measure of control over their environment. The Surgotans possess a closed circulatory system and breathe a standard oxygen-nitrogen mix compatible with ranges comfortable to humaniti. Although Surogotans possess internal skeletal support, chitinous plates serve to protect Surogotans from the dangerous wildlife of their native homeworld.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Discovered by the Vilani during the First Imperium and named Pikii, the insectile Surogotans became primitive supporters of Vilani culture and trade due to their limited technological advancement.

Imperial Scouts discovered the Surogotan in 27. Fearing that settlers would enslave or destroy the low-tech insectoid species, the IISS advised Emperor Cleon to interdict the world in 30. Scout fears were eventually proven to be unfounded: most the fauna of the system is quite dangerous, rendering the world unsuitable for settlement. The interdiction order was finally lifted in 51. [1]

Their talent as surgeons was discovered only in the early 800s. As the renown of their medical skill grew, so did their wealth and their political voice in the courts of the local nobility. [2]

Technology & Trade (Economy)[edit]

Despite their limited technological advancements, the Surogotans are very competent in the field of medicine and biotechnology, and often implement native wildlife bred or manipulated to duplicate the functions of Imperial technology. With proper training, Surogotans make very competent doctors and surgeons, although their approach to medicine is often more holistic than intrusive.

A certain level of technological complexity and functionality has greatly inhibited Surogotan advancements in the field of biotechnology, causing the Surogotans to use a mixture of Imperial and native technologies to maintain a steady TL–6.

Several Imperial scientists are engaged in a research project to see how far Surogotan practices might evolve with technologically-advanced biomedical training and support, but the rewards and cultural impact are unlikely to be seen for decades, if not centuries.


This race is primarily located in the following areas:
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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:

No world articles for Xu'rokotani

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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