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Base Information
Classification Carnivore/pouncer
Status Minor Race
Locomotion Flyer
Terrain Mountains
Body Form
Confluence Non-humanoid
Bio-Identenoid Avianoid
Size 1.5 meters
Weight 30 kg
Languages DetranAnglic
Social Structure Dictatorship
Technological Epoch TL:10-12
Psionic potential Standard
Origin World
Homeworld location Temeraire (Daibei 3020)
StarportB Good: Spacecraft Construction, Overhaul, Refined fuel
Size5 Medium (8,000 km, 0.40g - 0.57g)
Atmosphere8 Dense
Hydrographics5 Wet World 50%
Population7 Moderate (20 million)
Government7 Balkanization
Law9 High Law (no weapons out of home)
Tech LevelA Early Stellar (jump drive)
Primary Star M1 V M4 V
Atmosphere Dense
Off-world presence Yes
Zoetic individuals Yes
Reference Alien Races 4 38-44.
Canon Yes
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The Evantha of Temeraire (Daibei 3020) a Minor Non-Human Race with a semi-humanoid appearance and technologically sophisticated sophonts.

Description (Specifications)

The ancestors of the Evantha were mountain-dwelling avian carnivores who hunted the skies of their homeworld in packs.

Biology (Physical Sophontology)

Winged hunters most comfortable in low gravity, the Evantha (who Imperials call Vanthians) are native to the planet Temeraire. They have been Imperial citizens for millennia, but have managed to retain a distinct culture. Recently unified under a charismatic dictator, they are moving toward closer integration with the Imperium, but not every Vanthian is willing to follow the path their leader has charted.

An adult Vanthian is about 1.5m tall, but weighs only 30Kg to 34Kg, males being slightly more heavily built. The humanoid head slants backward, ending in a curving sail-like crest. The long neck leads to the humanoid torso that terminates in a fan tail. The tail acts as a rudder when the Vanthian is airbome and supports the body when standing. Where the arms would be on a Human, a Vanthian has great wings - folded down to serve as clumsy legs while the Vanthian is standing upright, spread out during flight. The wings are feathered and end in bony vestigial claws that act like feet. Where a Human's legs would be the Vanthian has arms, ending in hands with three fingers, tipped with sharp claws, and two opposing "thumbs" on opposite sides of the hand.

Climate & Ecotope (Environment)

This species holds the following environmental preferences:

  • Terrestrial planet
  • Cold climate
  • Forested hilly and mountainous ecotopes
  • Low gravity
  • Dense atmosphere

Anatomy & Physiology (Phenotype)

Sophontologists studying this species have discovered the following data.

Body Plan (Morphology)

  • Semi-humanoid
  • Bilateral symmetry (2-ial)
  • Biped (2-ped)
    • 2 limbs used for flying locomotion / manipulation "wing-arms"
    • 2 limbs used for ambulatory locomotion "legs"
    • 1 tail
  • Body consists of three segments
    • Head
    • Torso
    • Abdomen

Respiration (Reaction)

This species uses a conventional respiration cycle consisting of:

  • Oxygen-nitrogen inhalant
  • Carbon dioxide exhalant

History (Archaeological Sophontology)

FIRST CONTACT: Soon after attaining space flight (in -4238), the Evantha were contacted by the then-expansionist Vilani, who had detected the race's electromagnetic broadcasts. The Evantha were incorporated into the Ziru Sirka, the First Imperium, as a client race. Over the next millennium they were assimilated by the Ziru Sirka. The Evantha themselves eventually spread to colonize some 17 star systems within the First Imperium.

Major Historical Events Timeline: 1116

These are some of the more important historical events that have affected this polity:


This race is primarily located in the following areas:

Homeworld: 1105

The homeworld of this race is:

World Listing: 1105

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

15 of 15 World articles in Evantha
Adanac  •  Ashurst Wood  •  Bobonong  •  Carnivora  •  Daelan  •  Dharma  •  Dime  •  Inthavixay  •  New Melbourne  •  Regiimaa  •  St. Sebastien  •  Temeraire  •  Tukera  •  Ulie  •  Zenone  •  
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References & Contributors (Sources)

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