|Homeworld location||Tsanesi (Reaver's Deep 1711)|
|Primary Star||K7 V|
|Reference||Ascent to Anekthor 40-43.|
The Yn-tsai are a technologically primitive sophont species.
The Yn-tsai are a bipedal, non-starfaring minor race, descended from carnivore stock.
They stand roughly 1.9 meters tall, and are covered with a white, gray, or golden fur. Hair on the heads is worn long and elaborately braided to denote rank and status in their society. They have seven long, nimble digits on each hand and foot, large barrel chests that compensate will for he low atmospheric pressure in which they flourish, and a broad, flat face. Nictitating membranes over their eyes give them a peculiar "eyeless stare."
A Caledonian research outpost is maintained on Tsanesi, and the world is officially listed as a Protectorate of the Principality of Caledon. Scientists continue to study the Yn-tsai in hopes of learning the secret of their origins and the explanation for certain odd facets of their culture, such as their incongruous pacifism.
Currently accepted theories hold that the Yn-tsai are descended from a slave race under the dominion of the mysterious Saie, but their origins remain a major puzzle. A few scientists maintain them to be another race transplanted by the Ancients, but evidence is against this.
Society & Culture
The first explorers found them to be a peaceful (indeed, a pacifistic) culture - odd for descendents of carnivores. They had a TL–3 culture and a feudal society.
Most noticeable of all was the fact that the Yn-tsai were terrified of "strangers beyond the sky", and regarded the first off-world visitors to their world with a mixture of fear, suspicion, and awe. Caledonian merchants, scientists, and explorers gradually won a grudging acceptance on Tsanesi, but the Yn-tsai remain reclusive, somewhat xenophobic, and few in numbers.
Government & Law
They had a feudal society.
Technology & Trade
They had a TL–3 culture. Their technology has increased over the centuries, but they still show a definite desire to avoid those elements of technology devoted to warfare or to space travel.
The Yn-tsai only maintain a planetary constabulary and possess no formal military.
Worlds & Sectors (Astrography)
This race is primarily located in the following areas:
The homeworld of this race is:
World Listing: 1105
- J. Andrew Keith. Ascent to Anekthor (Gamelords, 1984), 40-43.
- J. Andrew Keith. Pilot's Guide to the Caledon Subsector (Far Future Enterprises, 2009), 17-18.
- Kevin Knight. "A Pilot's Guide to the Caledon Subsector." Traveller Chronicle 07 (1995): 26.
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- Author & Contributor: Lord (Marquis) and Master of Sophontology Maksim-Smelchak of the Ministry of Science