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Base Information
Classification Omnivore
Status Minor Race
Locomotion Walker
Body Form
Confluence Non-humanoid
Bio-Identenoid Echinodermoid
Languages Z'krall
Social Structure Technocracy
Technological Epoch TL:0-3
Psionic potential Standard
Origin World
Homeworld location Moncton (Diaspora 2125)
StarportE Frontier - no facilities
Size8 Large (12,800 km, 0.80g - 1.08g)
AtmosphereA Exotic
Hydrographics3 Wet World 30%
Population5 Moderate (700 thousand)
Government9 Impersonal Bureaucracy
Law6 Moderate Law (no firearms except shotguns)
Tech Level8 Pre-Stellar (superconductors)
Primary Star M3 V
Atmosphere Exotic
Off-world presence No
Zoetic individuals Yes
Reference Astrogators' Guide to the Diaspora Sector 12.
Canon Yes
Also see

The Z'krall of Moncton (Diaspora 2125) are a Minor Non-Human Race with a Non-humanoid appearance and technologically primitive sophonts.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

The Z'krall (or Swarmer) is a shaggy, quadrocular multiped and a Minor Non-Human Race.

Z'krall grow more legs as they grow older and larger. Up to nine radially-arranged legs have been observed on old specimens. The Z'krall homeword is Moncton (Diaspora 2125). The Z'krall have a complex society.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Most noteworthy, the Z'krall has a complex society but no apparent means of communicating. It has no sound-producing organs, signalling plumage, or other structure typically used for transmitting information. This has puzzled scientists for centuries.

In 1108 the means of communication was accidentally discovered. The clouds of insect-like "idiot gnats" that accompany the Z'krall are actually cellular repeaters for extremely high-frequency radio emissions from the Z'krall. The gnats are produced within the Z'krall bodies, secreted in their waste, and nourished by secretions on their skin; they function as mobile, reconfigurable antennae for the Z'krall. Once researchers made this breakthrough, they contacted the Z'krall by radio, and discovered that they had an unusual facility for linguistics.


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


The homeworld of this race species is:

World Listing[edit]

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

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References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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