Clayton R. Bush (& Bryan Borich & Joe Walsh)
I've been compiled a list of all minor races, starting from an earlier list put out by DGP (I think). I invented the abbreviation 'MHR' to denote a minor human race. You can't tell them from the others just by their names.
Number MHRs: Traveller materials (pre-MT) often said that the Ancients "transported human stock to more than 90 worlds, and humans survived on more than forty." Phrasing changed from source to source, but that gist remained unchanged....until the Solomani Alien Module. "There are currently forty-six known and identified human subspecies within explored human space." [p3] World Builder's Handbook referred to 46 known and identified subspecies within explored human space. [p15] Naturally, the Imperial Encyclopedia's entry on humans is quite general. The Ancients entry, however, states, "Humans from Terra were transported to many worlds by the Ancients; their descendents became the Vilani and the Zhodani, as well as the 46 known minor human races."
Extent of MHRs: TD5 said that the Vilani First Imperium knew of more than 30 MHRs. This suggests that the above number contains 10-15 MHRs located outside First Imperium borders. The Hiver Alien Module stated that several MHRs inhabit worlds along the spinward border of the Hiver Federation's current sphere of influence. [p13] This is out of 170 member races in that Federation, but is more valuable in its implication of a trailing limit to where MHRs are found. No other Alien Module referred to minor human races. Minor Races in Traveller and MegaTraveller Sources
Compiled by Clay Bush 15 October, 1991. Last updated 23 August 1998.
|Minor Human Race||Source||Sector||Homeworld|
|*Altareans||Chuck Kallenbach||Vanguard Reaches, Subsector N|
|*Azhanti||James Maliszewski||Antares||2315 Irale/Gimgir|
|Cafadans Corridor 3135 Cafad/Sashrakusha||TD#3|
|Darrians||AM#8||Spinward Marches||0627 Darrian/Darrian|
|*Darmine||Darmine Cultural region, Zarushagar||1323 Ishag/Liasdi|
|?Dynchia||JTAS #24||Leonidae||0633 Melantis/Yuddunn|
|Floriani||TD #23||Trojan Reach||0213 Floria/Yggdrasil|
|Geonee||TD #11||Massilia||1430 Shiwonee/Shiwonee|
|Halkans||TD #20, p8||Trojan Reach||0510 Halka/Menorial|
|Happirhva||FT #2||Reaver's Deep||1218 Rejhappur/Scotian Deep|
|Irhadre||Grand Census?||Lishun||0935 Chanadre/Welling|
|Issugur||AR p3||Iakr Parthinia|
|*Liberts||Clay Bush||Old Expanses||Nullia|
|Loeskalth||Skyraiders Trilogy||Gushemege M|
|*Menetha||J. Kundert (Farstar)[?]|
|Otrai||JTAS 13 p10|
|Suerrat||AM#8, JTAS 26||Ilelish||1710 Volomil/Miitan|
|Tapazmal||TD #20, p27||Reft||3134 Dlaejen/Moibin|
|Thaggeshi||V&V p18||Vland||2530 Thaggesh/Anakod|
|Vlazhdumecta||Sky Raiders Trilogy|
|*Yileans||Mike Mikesh||Gashikan||2732 Gashikan/Gashilean|
|*Ziadd Dagudashaag||Duncan Law-Green||0721 Zeda/Zeda|
|Urunishani||Library Data A-M||Antares||0124 Urunishu/Urunishu|
|Addaxur ?||Alien Module 4||Tienspevnekr||? /Subsector G|
|Ael Yael||Journal 15||Gushemege||0437 Jaeyelya/?|
|Ahetaowa||Book 8||Ealiyasiyw||2604 ?|
|ASLAN||AM1 & MTA2||Dark Nebula||1919 Kusyu/Kilrai'|
|*Blimps||Greg Videll||Zarushagar||1707 Bondi/Lagaar gas giant|
|Blotches||Third Imperium 8||Trojan Reach Acrid/Borderland|
|+Bolth||Vanguard Reaches||Zachrisson/Fulani [possibly]|
|+Bosaki||Rescue on Galatea||Far Frontiers|
|Brinn||Travellers' Digest 12||Corridor||2238 Divad/|
|Bwaps (Newts)||Journal 11/Aliens Archive/Pyramid||Empty Quarter||0426 Marhaban/Lentuli/Old Expanses|
|*Chinmaya||Greg Videll||Zarushagar||0924 Glomar/Liasdi|
|Chirpers||Alien Module 5||?||?|
|Dolphins||TD 13, p15||Spinward Marches||1827 Terra/Sol|
|DROYNE||AM5||Spinward Marches||2306 Eskayloyt (Shionthy/Regina pocket)|
|Ebokin||Traveller Adventure||Spinward Marches||3002 Yebab/Aramis|
|Eshaar Ashah||Ordeal by Eshaar||Far Frontiers||1826 Eshaar/Taemerlyk|
|*Eslyat||Chuck Kallenbach||Vanguard Reaches||1307 Eslyat/Eslyat was Vanguard Reaches(3110) Elliador/Trelyn|
|Girug'kagh||Journal 21||Ruupiin||1619 Kagh'kir/Kirarurr!ka|
|Githiaskio||Journal 16||Antares||2406 Githiaski/Dartho|
|Gl'lu||Travellers' Digest 1||Deneb||0917 Kubishush/Inar|
|+G'naak||Alien Module 2 & MTJ4||(E) Ruupiin||Kirur/(0505)Thirty|
|+Gniivi||Challenge 39||[Hinterworlds or Leonidae sectors]11|
|+Gogs||Legend Sky Raiders||Far Frontiers||(2134) Mirayn/Jungleblut|
|Gurvin||Alien Module 7||Folgore ? Ofilaq/Sub A|
|?Hana Saka||Aliens Archive||Shiro|
|Happirhva||FT2||Reaver's Deep||Rejhappur/Scotian Deep|
|+Hasst'kor (E)||Challenge 26||Spica||Prt'|
|Hhkar Amdukan||Shadows & Challenge 52||2213 Skkyhrk/Hikaru|
|*Hlatoi||Greg Videll||Zarushagar||1822 Quantum/Wolf|
|H'Oskhikhil||Space Gamer (series)||Reaver's Deep||1404 Storm/Riftdeep|
|HUMAN||Solomani Rim||1827 Terra/Sol|
|Huosua Ealiyasiyw||Travellers' Digest 18 p36||1527 Iraisafeie|
|Ilraki Massilia||Travellers' Digest 11||1508 Gasha/Arar|
|Ilthara||PG||Drexilthar Reaver's Deep||2618 Drexilthar/Derexilthar|
|Irdu||Travellers' Digest 3||Corridor||0338 Ishirdu/Two Worlds|
|Ithklur||AM#7, Hiver/Ithklur||Extolian? Tryylin/Sub H|
|J'aadje||Double Adventure 6||Reaver's Deep||1124 Gaajpadje/Ea|
|*Jaibok||Grand Explorations files|
|+Jenda||Challenge 39||[Council of Leh Perash]|
|Jessa||Rescue on Galatea||Far Frontiers||3228 Galatea/Inverness|
|Jgd-Il-Jagd||Journal 17||Lishun||2307 Jagd/Sotri|
|Jonkeereen||Travellers' Digest 19||Deneb||1324 Jonkeer|
|Kebkh||Referee's Kit||Zarushagar||0917 Deyis II/Khipke|
|Kidulans||Grand Census||Fornast||0819 Kidulaar|
|+Kirrixurian||Alien Module 2||(E) Ruupiin||Kirur/(0505)Thirty|
|Kolzar||Travellers' Digest 5||Vland||3129 Wimorel/Anakod|
|Lalendrians||Journal 26||| K'righeek Lalendriss|
|+Lamura Gav||Challenge 39||Hinterworlds||2907 Cikuek/Pendiash Ginshar|
|+Lamura Teg (H)||Challenge 39||Hinterworlds||2907 Cikuek/Pendiash Ginshar|
|Languljigee||PG Drexilthar||Reaver's Deep||1721 Lajanjigal/Drexilthar|
|Larianz||SM Campaign||Spinward Marches||2523 Byret/Mora|
|Lasat||TD6, WBH||Lishun||1205 Zurr/Adawi|
|Lass-lumminm||Flaming Eye||Lishun||0612 Lashlaminan/Pryden|
|Lhshana||Ascent to Anekthor||Reavers Deep||Lhshami/Calledon|
|Llellewyloly||Traveller Adventure/SMC||Spinward Marches||3202 Junidy/Aramis/|
|+Mal'Gnar (H)||Beyond||Beyond||3002 Mal'Gnar/Mal'Gnar Radiant|
|Minlad (barely sentnt)||TD#6||Lishun||0621 Kaiid/Shuna|
|+Murians||Vanguard Reaches||Vanguard Reaches||[Altarean Confederation]||
|Ojehshodu||Travellers' Digest 18 p34||Corridor||2804 Neghu Oug/aThe Narrows|
|Ormine||Travellers' Digest 17||Dark Nebula||? ? /Akhlare|
|Orpheides||TCS p43||Reft||1429 Orphee/New Islands|
|?Providers||Aliens Archive||Delta Retigulii-3 - Hydractus|
|+Qiceteu (E)||Mta1||Vland||1523 Ilma/Akumid|
|Sabmiqys||Journal 28||Antares||2117 Sabmiqys|
|Saie "mysterious non-human civilization"|||TD#16, p28||Reavers Deep|
|Satha||Rescue on Galatea||Far Frontiers||3228 Galatea/Inverness|
|Selika||Travellers' Digest 19 , Riftspan Reaches,etc. Nomads from||Reft||0435...|
|Shi'awei||Travellers' Digest 19 p26||Deneb||0130 Chaosheo/Star Lane|
|Shriekers||Adventure 10||Spinward Marches||1031 567-908|
|+Sred*Ni||Beyond||Beyond||1923 I'Sred*Ni Nest/I'Sred*Ni Heptad|
|+Stalkers||Challenge 39||Hinterworlds [Outcasts Whispering Sky]||
|Tahavi||Travellers' Digest 5||Vland||2017 Tahaver|
|Thorellians||TD#12, p34||Old Expanses||0231 Thorell/Nicosia|
|Ulane||Travellers' Digest 17 p31||Dark Nebula||0603 Ul/Eaire|
|VARGR||AM3 & MTA1||Provence||2402 Lair/Grnouf|
|Vegan||Library Data N-Z,TC||Solomani Rim||1717 Gwi/Vega|
|Virushi||Journal 12||Reaver's Deep||2724 Virshash/Urlaqqash|
|*Xander||James Kundert (Farstar)||Deneb||1319 Thane|
|Xapoqi||TD #18, p34||Corridor||3131 Xapoqoz/Sashrakusha|
|*Xiq'xi||Kevin Brennan||Lishun||2825 Ki'qondesta/Ot Zell|
|Yn-tsai||Ascent to Anekthor||Reavers Deep||Tsansi/Caledon|
|Za'tachk||Alien Module 7||? Loza'tch/Sub O||Wrenton|
|*Zithari||Grand Explorations files||Ley ?|
|+[unknown name]||td17||Dark Nebula||1719 Hlao/Kilrai'|
|+[unknown name]||am2 [In the 2000 Worlds]||Luupim|
|[unknown name] Rhylanor||SMC||3019 457-973|
|? [methane breathers]||101 Vehicles p35||Vland||3206 Argonos|
|? [aquatic sophonts]||TD18||Dark Nebula||1719 Hloa|
"*" Indicates unofficial. "?" or "" indicate as yet unnamed races, or unmapped locations.
Cassilldan [uncertain] Lamura Teg Cikuek/Pendiash Ginshar (Hinterworlds 2907)
Murrissi [uncertain coreward Hierate location] [uncertain] Nexine/Mora (Spinward Marches 3030)
Khulans Khula/Vland (Vland 1919) Akeed Akeen/Lowton (Gateway 2708)
Chips *** Cymbeline/Arcturus (Solomani Rim 2527)
Droashav [Unknown]...now Trevannic/Castra (Gateway 2219)
Faar Alphaaric/Beckann (Gateway 1133)
Khethss Giranima [uncertain]
Droyne Eskayloyt [unknown location...may be destroyed]
Hivers Guaran/Guaran (Ricenden 0827)
Humans* Terra/Sol (Solomani Rim 1827)
or: Solomani Terra/Sol (Solomani Rim 1827)
Vilani Vland/Vland (Vland 1717)
Zhodani Zhodane/Gaval (Zhdant 2719)
K'kree Kirur/Thirty (Ruupiin 1315)
Vargr Lair/Grnrouf (Provence 2402) or Terra/Sol (Sol. Rim 1827)
Aslan ** Kuzyu/Kilrai' (Dark Nebula 1919)
THE UPLIFTED (20+ by Solomani):
First planet listed is world base species originated from. Second planet listed, if any, is planet closest associated with the uplifted subspecies.
Chips *** Cymbeline/Arcturus (Solomani Rim 2527)
Solomani (sort of) Dolphins Terra/Sol (Solomani Rim 1827)
Solomani ["Bottlenose dolphins" -- _Tursiops truncatus galactus_]
["Whiteside dolphins" -- _Lagenorhyncus obliquidens galactus_]
Gibbons Terra/Sol (Solomani Rim 1827) Solomani [Simian Project -- _Hylobates ? ?_]
Miniphants # Terra/Sol (Solomani Rim 1827) Solomani [_Microelphas_ var.]
Orangs Terra/Sol (Solomani Rim 1827) Solomani [Simian Project -- _Pongo pygmaeus ?_]
Orca Terra/Sol (Solomani Rim 1827) Solomani Sufren/Sufren (Diaspora 2004) [_Orcinus orca sapiens_]
Vargr Terra/Sol (Solomani Rim 1827)
Ancients (Droyne) Lair/Grnrouf (Provence 2402)
* Humans are listed on both the major and minor race lists due to the multitude of "native" human worlds caused by the Ancient seeding project ca. -300,000 imperial. According to the books, there are 3 known major human races, and 46 known living minor human races. Currently, I have the names and/or locations of some 14 living minor races, counting the Floriani twice, and not including the Loeskalth, who are believed extinct or assimilated by the Vilani but who survive (_Fate of the Sky Raiders_; FASA).
Some Azhanti High Lightning cruisers seem to incorporate names of Ancient- displaced human races. Some possible unverified names for human minor races extrapolated from AHL cruiser names: Azhanti, Sylean, Fiorin, Acheron, Ilurian, Luriani.
This situation is further complicated by Solomani and Imperial genetic experiments which have resulted in additional races.
** The Aslan are listed on both the major and minor race lists due to the recent discovery that they developed hyperdrive from Solomani artifacts, namely the starship TRS _Pathfinder_. Despite this, they have been included as a major race for some 3000 years, and are one of the most vital aliens in Known Space, thus justifying their continued listing as a major race. No flames about "major/minor" race designation racism please!
*** The Chips are listed on both the minor and uplifted race lists due to their accidental and unpredictable evolution of intelligence in response to their exposure to advanced silicon materials and circuits in a crashed Terran vessel during the 7th Interstellar War. They may currently be considered either (1) extinct after the nuclear bombardment of their homeworld in 1127 (assuming none were off-world) or (2) still extant as the Virus.
**** The Eslyat and the Murians were originally from Paranoia Press's _The Beyond_ and _Vanguard Reaches_ sector products, and therefore are no longer strictly "canonical" Traveller aliens. However, DGP's _Solomani & Aslan_ still shows governmental units labeled with their names in that area, albeit differently placed than in the PP products. So the question is open....
# Miniphants might not quite qualify as sentient. The issue of JTAS they appeared in (#16) stated that they had an intelligence of 2-4, and they do seem to fit the group above, so they got put there.
the Ilthara (human minor) (Drexilthar/Drexilthar) (Reavers Deep 1826)
the J'aadje (Gaajpadje/Ea) (REavers Deep 1124)
the Saie (extinct?) ([uncertain]/Caledon?) (Reavers Deep ????)
the Languljigee (Lajanjigal/Drexilthar) (Reavers Deep 1721)
the H'Oskhikhil (Storm/Riftdeep) (Reavers Deep 1404)
Major Races, Minor Races, Humanity, and Aliens
The "major" races are called such because they have all developed jump drive independently, and/or forged a multi-sector domain using it. Of the major races, three are human, one is geneered, and four are natural aliens.
Race Home World
Droyne Eskayloyt/Spinward Marches (Actual position unknown)
The Droyne are the survivors of the Ancients. They are a multi-part race; an individual "castes" to become a member of a subspecies suited to a particular role. Uncasted members do not fully develop and live as Chirpers. Psionically inclined. See Aliens 5: Droyne and Adventure 12: Secret of the Ancients.
Fteirle Kusyu/Dark Nebula 1919 (Kil'rai) (Aslan)
Evolved from carnivorous hunters, they developed a society structured by clan; no central government. Culture places great value on honor to balance natural aggression. Their society spans 17 sectors spinward of Solomani space. See Aslan & Solomani and Aliens 1: Aslan.
Guaran/Ricenden (Guaran) 0827
Evolved from gatherer/scavenger stock with six-fold radial symmetry standing about 1.5 m high weighing about 150 kg. The head is a limb modified with extra sensory organs (eye stalks, tentacles, and infrared sensors). The other limbs are used for locomotion or manipulation. No verbal speech, they communicate by ideographic sign language. They are more curious than humans. Known for their superior electronics & computers. They prefer subtle manipulation to physical confrontation or overt action. They dominate a several-sector domain trailing of Solomani Space. See Aliens 7: Hivers.
Kirur/Ruupiin (Thirty) 1315
The K'kree developed from hexapodal herd animals, developing intelligence for defense. They have a several sector realm trailing the Vargr Extents and the 3rd Imperium. Their herd mentality makes them happier only when accompanied by their extended family/herd. They are quite claustrophobic. They are arrogant, conservative, and militantly anti-carnivore. See Aliens 2: K'kree.
Terra/Solomani Rim (Terra) 1827
Solomani humans come from humaniti's original home: Terra. Solomani are known for their curiosity, impetuosity, and belief that they should rule scattered humaniti. Of all humaniti, only the Solomani display ethnic diversity (because each other human race grew from an undiverse initial population). The Solomani Confederation is an 8 sector domain rimward of of Imperial space. See Aslan & Solomani and Aliens 6: Solomani.
Lair/Provence (Grnouf) 2402
Geneered by the Ancients 300K years ago from terran canines. Their mental capacity was uplifted to sentience and their fore paws were reformed as hands. They are spread over 18 sectors with no encompassing government coreward of Imperial space. See Vilani & Vargr and Aliens 3: Vargr.
Vland/Vland (Vland) 1717
Taken from Terra 300K years ago by Ancients. Developed jump drive and built 28-sector 1st Empire (Zira Sirku), which lasted a few K years before falling within 2 centuries of meeting the Solomani. Pure stock Vilani known for long life span (up to 200 years). Group-oriented culture known for careful, deliberate planning. See Vilani & Vargr.
Zhdant/Zhdant (Gaval) 2719
Taken from Terra 300K years ago by Ancients. Developed a society stratified by psionic ability now dominating a several-sector domain spinward of Vargr space that eventually came in conflict with the 3rd Imperium in Spinward Marches. See Aliens 4: Zhodani.
Minor Alien Races
Alien Races are non-human intelligent races found within known space. These count as "minor" because they did not develop jump drive on their own. Races created by genetic engineering techniques (geneering) are noted.
Carnivorous reptilian race with small stellar empire of about 37 planets met peacefully by the Zhodani as they expanded. Currently Zhodani citizens with a 10 planet reservation with sizable populations found throughout Zhodani space. See Aliens 4: Zhodani.
Flying sentients; leathery skinned rather than feathered. Imperial citizens. See JTAS 15 Contact!
Akeen/Gateway 2708 (Lowton)
Minor race dominating subsector-sized Akeena Union. Achieved TL10, but jump drive given by humans. Human contact has been kept from direct study of society. See Gateway and MTJ4.
Geneered by Ancients for weird Psionic powers. See Vilani & Vargr.
Sentient psionic plants (near plants). Contacted by Aslan. See Challenge 56 Contact!
Fulani L (Zachrisson)
Serpentine race living in Zachrisson subsector, but thought to originate in another Galaxy. See Vanguard Reaches.
Kateri/Corridor 2238 (Sinta)
Descended from carnivore/killer stock in a methane atmosphere. Decapodal (10-limbed), looking like a cross between a crab and a spider. Belligerent and anti-human, they occupy 6 worlds in Corridor Sector. See TD12.
Maharaban/Empty Quarter 0426
Amphibians (Newts). Bipedal tailed quadrupeds from a warm, damp planet. Known as thoroughly efficient bureaucrats throughout imperial space. See JTAS 11 Contact!
Alenzar (Chamax)/Foreven L (Reiden)
Alenzar is a belt; Chamax is an unused, little attended planet in that system.
Not the bugs, but a burrowing race of pseudocrustaceans related to them. They achieved TL9, including interplanetary flight, but no jump drive. When they accidentally destroyed the natural checks on the bugs, their planet was overrun and they became extinct about 400 years ago (~700ti). See Double Adventure 5 Chamax Plague.
Cymbeline/Solomani Rim 2527 (Arcturus)
Intelligence in a naturally occurring silicon chip. The chips were unaware of the physical universe until experimentally connected to a computer. See Adventure 13 Signal GK and various TNE documentation.
Ghatsokie (Thaar)/Deneb 0902 (Lamas)
Evolved from hexapodal carnivore/pouncer stock, Crendu are about 2.5 m long and mass up to 500 kg. Massive, powerfully built, with armor-scale hides evolved to resist solar flares and a double row of sharp teeth in a flexible mouth, these are scary looking! However, they are fairly well civilized. On their own they have TL0-1, but adapt well enough to tools provided by their Vargr neighbors. See MTJ3.
(planet)/Leonidae A (Nejim)
Dead race whose philosophic outlook provided the basis for the Cytrialin Unity, a human/alien interdependent culture. See Challenge 39 Hinterworlds.
Kilradin/Crucis Margin 0416
Race of bipedal quadrupeds "of vague reptilian aspect." Trisexual, they change sex roles as they age. Principles equal with humans in a several subsector domain. See Glimmerdrift Reaches.
Humanoid race with stone age civilization guarding shrinking territories on a terra-like world from human colonization. See MTJ4.
Provalan/Zarushagar 2325 (Wolf)
Terra/Solomani Rim 1827
Intelligent aquatic mammals. 'Phins went to the stars with Solomani, most frequently to high water planets. Often fitted with waldoes for manipulation. See Best of Journal 1 Contact!
Original world unknown.
now: Trevannic/Gateway 2219 (Castra)
Pseudo-reptilian six-limbed bipedal carnivores. About 1.3 m tall with sharp 10 cm claws on their feet. Not native to Trevannic. See Gateway and MTJ4.
Yebab/Spinward Marches 2202 (Aramis)
Arthropoid octoped sophonts living mostly planet bound on this one planet at TL5. They are Imperial citizens, with a very conservative culture. Population about 700 million. See Traveller Adventure.
Elliador/Vanguard Reaches 3110
Evolved from liquid-dwelling omnivorous hunters. Currently living in environments similar to humaniti. They control a roughly 2 subsector domain. They are divided into three subspecies mostly differentiated by skin color:
Selyin - blue nobility (17%) Magsin - green farmer/workers (44%) Chutin - red warriors (39%)
See Vanguard Reaches.
Eshaar/Far Frontiers 2122
Natives of a methane planet between Zhodani Consulate and a few Imperial client states. They look a bit like giant horseshoe crabs. They believe that they are part of a planet-wide organism. See Ordeal by Eshaar.
Alphaaric/Gateway 1133 (Beckann)
Minor Race with high tech civilization (TL16), but never had the urge to explore beyond their planet; they never bothered with jump drive. Thriving export trade with human merchants. See Gateway and MTJ4.
Intelligent squidoids some 2-2.5 meters long living on water worlds. See JTAS 16 Contact!
Kagh'kir (Saviztah)/Ruupiin (Kirarurr!ka)
Evolved from hunter/omnivore stock, humanoid about 1.5 m tall; stocky. This race was the third contacted by the K'kree and successfully turned into a subject race. See JTAS 21 Contact!
Kubishush/Deneb 0917 (Inar)
Hermaphroditic septapodal minor race. See TD1.
Hinterworlds H & L (Menere's Reach & Sontra)
"Large, long-lived creatures," "slow and deliberate" with 3 subsector domain at trailing edge of Hinterworlds. See Challenge 39 Hinterworlds.
Derived from hexapodal omnivore/hunter stock, about 1.75 m. tall, standing upright on two legs. The middle limbs can also be used as legs (for stability if needed or speed). Females are much more intelligent than males, who seldom leave Gurvin settlements. Females can be found throughout Hiver space as merchants and business execs or less commonly as explorers. They are obsessed with money. Most place names in the Hive Federation are derived from the Gurvin language, which provides an intermediate translation between phonetic languages (like Galanglic) and the Hiver ideographic tongue. See Aliens 7: Hivers.
Skkyhrk (Urinir)/Amdukan 2213
Reptilians evolved from carnivore/killer, bipedal with heavy tail, 2.5 m, 250 kg. Migrated from home worlds about -10,000ti; returned -222 ti pushing Vargr settlers out. Control half subsector domain. member of Julian Protectorate. See Challenge 52 Contact!
Vrirhlanz in Vargr Extents
Bipedal quadrupeds some 2.1 m tall average mass only 55 kg. Evolved from hunter/omnivore stock. Emotionally unstable. See JTAS 22 Contact!
Hloa/Dark Nebula 1719 (Kil'rai)
Large aquatic sophonts with little or no technology, no interest in the universe beyond their seas and generating little interest in themselves. See TD17.
Storm/Reavers' Deep 1404
Manhole-shaped beings .5 m high by 1.5 m diameter. Only the adult stage is intelligent. They have only recently begun to develop a culture because the adults developed armor against ravaging juveniles who eat them. See write-up of Reavers' Deep, TSG (series), or Aoreriyya Library Data.
Iraisafeie/Ealiyasiyw 1527 (Tohai)
Minor, nonhuman race. Dangerous and Xenophobic. Looks like a possibility for "Aliens."
Ishirdu / Corridor (Two Worlds)
Reptilian humanoids evolved from carnivore/pouncer stock. An aggressive race used by the Hivers as space marines or other muscle. 2 m. tall, 200 kg, bipedal with a short thick tail for balance, clawed fingers, heavily built, with a mouthful of teeth wrapped in a tough hide. The Hivers found them in -3986ti and spent 1000 years manipulating their society into something more manageable before letting them into space. See Aliens 7: Hivers and Traveller: TNE.
Gaajpaadje/Reavers' Deep 1124
Agile, golden-skinned omnivorous humanoids about 1.5 m tall weighing approx. 65 kg. confined to one planet. Achieved TL4. Trade relations with Caledon begun about 1110 ti. See Double Adventure 6 Night of Conquest.
(planet)/Leonidae M (Yudunn)
Great capacity for biochemical technology.
Galatea/Far Frontiers 1628 (Inverness)
Lizard-like and thin, highly dexterous and six-fingered, standing about 1.6 m tall. This race has developed a TL5 civilization living in dirigibles to avoid the problems of living on a geologically active planet. It also does not provide much of an industrial base. See Rescue on Galatea. See Rescue on Galatea.
Jagd/near Vilani space (Lishun 2307?)
Hydrogen bag critters discovered by early Vilani explorers inhabiting the atmosphere of a Saturn-sized gas giant. See JTAS 17 Contact!
Penkwar/Spinward Marches 2128
Extinct insectoid race resembling giant praying mantises. Believed to have reached their apex about 8 million years ago, having reached at least two neighbors Persephone and Harvosette. They seemed to have mined most easily reachable material of any value on these three planets. Their fate is unknown. See RICE paper on Persephone.
Giranima [location uncertain]
Kidulaar / Fornast
See Grand Census.
Rukhs Dall Sector
Geneered by Ancients for enhanced mental capabilities at the expense of size. Nearly extinct. See Vilani & Vargr.
Wimorel / Vland 3129 (Anakod)
Lalendriss/Kaa G!'kul 3128 or 3228 (K'righeek)
Humanoid and near human size (they can use human equipment), the Lalendrians are a K'kree subject race. They have an active independence movement willing to take violent action. See Challenge 26.
Part of a human/alien interdependent culture, the Cytrialin Unity. Described as "small, spidery-legged." Their multi-subsector domain stretches into Hinterworlds H & L (Manere Reach & Sontra). See Glimmerdrift Reaches.
Lajangigal/Reavers' Deep 1721
Small population of native sophonts (not described) living TL3 existence. Not often visited by human traders or raiders. See Pilot's Guide to the Drexilthar Subsector.
Byret/Spinward Marches 2523 (Mora)
See Spinward Marches Campaign.
Lhshami/Reavers' Deep G (Caledon)
Small (1.2 m tall) trilaterally symmetrical sophonts evolved from omnivore/gatherer stock. TL9 civilization when contacted in 598 ti by Caledon, but never showed interest in space. Unaggressive, contemplative for 2K civilized years. Protected by Caledon. Raided by the Saie and later Reavers. See Ascent of Anekthor.
Junidy/Spinward Marches 3202 (Aramis)
Large plant-like sophonts native to planet. Imperial citizens. Population about 14 billion (living with equal number humans). In early 1100s, there was growing tension between the Dandies and humans See Traveller Adventure.
Luupim/K'risheek subsector(?) 0408
(somewhere in K'kree space)
Thick-furred, bipedal primitives from omnivore/hunter stock living in a dispersed TL3 society. They relish hunting and live in small towns or cities. No large cities. No known major political entities. See Aliens 2: Centaurs.
Kaiid/Lishun 0621 (Shuna)
Just barely sentient. See TD6.
Mirayn/Far Frontiers 2134
Upright hexapod omnivore/hunter. Achieved TL3 before civilization destroyed by climate change. See Legend of the Sky Raiders.
Arcturus/Vanguard Reaches 1203
Similar to humaniti, but stocky and hirsute (thick fur), evolved from omnivore/eaters. Technologically advanced, but unclear as to whether developed by themselves or gotten from human traders. See Vanguard Reaches.
Kualakhtaea (Aslan Space)
Tailed bipedal reptilians about 1.4 m. tall, massing 60 kg, with broad features and short, flattish digits. TL1 civilization. See Alien Realms.
Geneered by Ancients for weird Psionic powers. See Vilani & Vargr.
Neghu Oug/Corridor 2804 (Narrows)
Race of large aquatic mammals. They share their home world with the Vargr. See TD18.
Ankhlare/Dark Nebula 1313
Long-lived (300 year lifespan), slow-moving reptilians living in a subsector-sized domain between the Aslan and the Solomani. See Aslan & Solomani.
Orphee/Reft 1429 (New Islands)
Herbivorous Grazers barely classified as intelligent with TL0 development. See Trillion Credit Squadron.
Peolanti/Zarushagar 2824 (Oasis)
Native race that aided humans to survive the exotic atmosphere after the Collapse. TL8 civilization. Imperial Citizens. See Challenge 75 Oasis!
Prt'aow/Spica (Hiver space)
Geneered by Hass'kor into sentience from carnivore/pouncer stock. Vaguely felinoid, 1m tall 25-30 kg, mostly bipedal, furry quadrupeds. Contacted by Hivers and civilized starting -2400ti. See JTAS 26 Contact!
Geneered by Ancients for weird Psionic powers. The race is blind from birth. See Vilani & Vargr.
Saie or Yn-tsai
(planet)/Reavers' Deep B or C; Also on Tsanesi/Reavers' Deep G (Caledon), but not native
Once a small empire of raiders using Vilani tech who turned on themselves. Fur-covered, seven-fingered, bipedal quadrupeds. Also the "abominable snowmen" of Anekthor, the great mountain on Glenshiel (RD 1912) (3700 year old remnant of a crashed crew). Anekthori version may be furrier than Tsanesi. Home world considered to be a dim Red dwarf at the edge of the Rift. See Ascent of Anekthor.
Garden/Reft 0435 (Alone)
Humanoid race evolved to be aquatic, covered in short fine fur like a seal, with slightly webbed multi-jointed fingers. The Salika abandoned their home world in generation ships when their sun went through a hot phase about 1000 ti. Friendly and tolerant, not prone to combat. They live only 45-55 standard years. See TD19&20.
The Sambiqys are intelligent androids built in the image of their humanoid creators, who died out of a plague several thousand years ago. Early Vilani explorers found them; the first several contact parties were dissected to see how they were constructed; then Sambiq was declared a Red Zone. See JTAS 24 Contact!
Galatea/Far Frontiers (Inverness 0808)
Large (whale-sized) sophonts living in the stormy seas of Galatea. About as amphibious as seals. See Rescue on Galatea.
Vras (Aubaine)/Old Expanses 0738
Amphibian sophonts 2-2.5 m long. Stronger than humans, but unable to bring most of that strength to bear out of the water. Shalli intelligence was detected by Imperial officials after removal of large numbers to Shall (OE 0638) for testing, but hidden to avoid property and mineral rights contention. Only accepted as intelligent after the Collapse. See Path of Tears.
Chaosheo/Deneb 0130 (Star Lane)
Bulky aquatic creatures; bullet shaped with 4 evenly spaced arms. See TD19.
532-210/Diaspora I (Ebasha)
Deep dwellers below a fluid sea evolved form carnivore/siren stock, they produce biotechnical products; just beginning to work with iron and aluminum. Interdicted during the 3rd Imperium, Shrashashee have little contact with humans. See TTC4 Astrogator's Update to Diaspora Sector.
567-908/Spinward Marches 1031
Intelligent hexapods about 1 m at the shoulder. They talk at the high end of human hearing, hence their name. Achieved TL3 before a planetary tectonic disaster shook them back down to TL0. See Adventure 11 Safari Ship.
I'Sred*Ni/The Beyond 2026
Race of mammalian arachnids, intelligent, but with a communal psionic link. They run a subsector-sized domain and are not very pleasant. See The Beyond.
Stalkers of the Whispering Sky
Daniss/Hinterworlds 1329 (Bruia)
Race of bipedal xenophobic psionic humanoids controlling a half-subsector domain. See Challenge 39 Hinterworlds.
Tahaver/Vland 2017 (Vland)
Intelligent Mantas. Discovered by Vilani in -9310 ti (~3600 BC). See Vilani & Vargr and TD5.
The Tentrassi wander space in nomad jump fleets, seeking their lost home world. Nomad Fleet 8 visited Raweh (Spinward Marches 0137) around 1100 and again in 1122 ti. See MTJ3.
Thorell/Old Expanses 0231
Mentioned in Far Traveller?. Gone by TNE.
Ul / Dark Nebula 0603
Evolved from flying carnivore/insectivore hunter mammal quadrupeds, Ulane wings are now vestigial, developed into another set of fingers. Less than 1 m long, hollow-boned and delicate, their diet consists mostly of fruit (to maintain high methabolism), some insects and small game. They live in small scattered communities requiring large foraging territories. Not combative, but organized along clan lines, they were contacted by the Aslan. Given ships in -1385 ti, they spread to about six worlds, none of which were as inviting as their home world. Unable to produce or maintain ships on their own, expansion stopped. See TD17.
through out Vargr Extents
Taller and more powerfully built than humans, these massive Vargr can take on Aslan males in unarmed melee. Originally bred for guard duty and menial labor, they tend to lack full mental faculties. (Big & dumb). See Vilani & Vargr.
Muan Gwi/Solomani Rim 1717 (Vega)
Bipedal, upright, bilaterally symmetrical beings about 2.2 m tall, and adapted to their hot, dry, low gravity world and long (~200 year) lifespan. They received jump drive from Vilani traders about -6000ti and were forcibly brought into the Zira Sirku in -4404ti. They are concentrated in an autonomous region filling most of a subsector. Currently (1105-1130ti) an Imperial ally. See Solomani Rim and Supplement 11 Library Data N-Z.
Virshash/Reavers' Deep 2724
Referred to as walking bulldozers. 1.8 m to the shoulder, nearly 1 ton in weight. Of gentle disposition and easy-going, but not stupid. They can be stubborn when pressed See JTAS 12 Contact!
Xapoqoz/Corridor 3131 (Sashrakusha)
Race of near-plants. See TD18.
Derived from omnivore/gathers; trisexual species. They are similar in character to the Hivers, although more conservative. They tend to be found in administrative roles. See Aliens 7: Hivers.
All minor human races derive from two sources: either they were removed from Terra about 300K years ago by the Ancients and left in various places (and managed to survive after the destructive fratricidal war that destroyed the Ancients) or they were developed some time during the last 2000 years by Solomani genetic engineering techniques (geneering). These races count as "minor" because they did not develop jump drive on their own.
Race Home World
They believe fear is a disease of the mind and have developed means of treating it. Prized as marines in Rebellion Era. See Challenge 52 Contact and Vilani & Vargr.
Cafad/Corridor 3135 (Sashrakusha)
Shown as picture in Aslan & Solomani. May be taller on average than Solomani.
Irap/Zarushagar 2630 (Oasis)
Minor human race that colonized much of Zarushagar Sector during the Long Night. Origin not generally known, but had a high concentration on Irap (multi-billion). Various cultural elements persisted throughout 3rd Imperium, including their language Kadli. See Challenge 75 Oasis!
Darrian/Spinward Marches 0627
Left by Ancients in Spinward Marches. Found by Solomani fleeing the Long Night. Currently Imperial/Deneb ally. See Aliens 8: Darrians.
Race of humans who developed into carnivores. All tall (2m), with hair as a mane down the back (both sexes), built slim. Very honor-driven society. Dominates the 5 subsector Comitae (with minority pop of Solomani) "trailing of Old Expanses" but not in the Hinterworlds. See JTAS 24 Contact!
Floria/Trojan Reaches 0213 (Yggdrasil)
Race made up of two castes, basically brain (the Barnai) and brawn (the Feskals), which cannot interbreed. Another Ancient geneering experiment. The Florian League is an independent state outside of the Imperial border. See TD20.
When encountered by Vilani Scouts in -9000 ti, they had a jump drive derived from a derelict vessel of unknown origin and had settled about 10 planets. See Vilani & Vargr. Shown as picture in Aslan & Solomani. Probably a High-G adapted.
Halkans Halka/Trojan Reach 0510 (Menorial)
Halkans appear to be slightly built albinos, but they are not. Their eyes are pale grey (nearly white) Their hair color ranges from white to ash-pale blond. Discovered by Floriani explorers in -50 ti, they were held as slaves until 1000s. See TD19.
Rejhappur/Reavers' Deep 1318?
Rejhappur is a dry planet in Reavers' Deep; humans have some adaptation for dry living. Reached TL3 before Caledon domination. See Far Traveller 2.
Had "Solomani size and shape"; TL9 w/o jump drive but TL16 biochemical technology. Uplifted the Prt' to sentience, then died in an interplanetary war. See JTAS 26 Contact!
Somewhere in Lishun Sector
Race "enslaves half its population." Mentioned in Aliens 8: Darrians.
Drexilthar/Reavers' Deep 1826
(K'tring on Gaajpaadge RD 1124)
Drexilthar is a wet planet in Reavers' Deep with little land. Aggressive culture carved subsector empire by conquest during the Long Night. Periodically beaten up by the Imperium to keep them down. Sliver of race called K'tring on Gaajpaadge; survivors of a warship's crew. See Pilot's Guide to Drexilthar Subsector, Double Adventure 6 Night of Conquest, and developmental text for TNE-pocket.
Parthinia/within "6 weeks of Consulate border" Near but not in Spinward Marches
Left by Ancients 300,000 years ago. Since dropped to primitive conditions. Never very numerous; now live on a restricted reservation. See Alien Realms.
Izir/Ustral Quadrant 1126
Geneered race designed for harsh environment, thin atmosphere and bad radio conditions. They can communicate across long distances (klicks) by sound. See Aslan & Solomani.
Jonkeer/Deneb 1324 (Vincennes)
Geneered race designed for desert existence. Originally designed for a desert planet in Gushmege to counter Suerrat expansion early in the 400s, they were developed by SUSag on Jonkeer in the 500s and developed their own subculture in the 600s. See MTJ3.
Died out thousands of years before Vilani Scouts arrived in -9309 ti. See Vilani & Vargr.
somewhere in Gushmege
Extinct race who got jump drive from the Vilani and got aggressive. Before the Vilani finished them off, a massive asteroid ship took off across the void about -4500 ti. Emerging on the other side, they became known as the Sky Raiders, legendary across Far Frontiers Sectors. Eventually, civilization aboard their world ship broke down; many left and colonized worlds in Far Frontiers, interbreeding with the Vlazhumecta (qv). See Fate of the Sky Raiders and TTC5.
Mal'Gnar Mal'Gnar/The Beyond 3002
Humans geneered by Ancients to fly, with feathered wings and retractable feet. Tend to remain aloof from Humaniti and hate Droyne. They are reported as interfertile with humaniti, but I'd hate to see a cross-breed! See The Beyond.
Phaedrus/Alpha Crucis 1006
Humans geneered by Imperial research scientists for existence underwater, featuring large webbed hands and feet, no body hair, flat or external ear, wide noses that seal (I guess like a seal's), and unpigmented skin, leaving them the color of alabaster. See TTC5 "Mermani Descent."
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Nexine/Spinward Marches 3030 (Mora)
Nexine is an underpopulated water world being "reseeded" by the Ministry of Conservation (as of 1105) using biologically altered humans. No description available. See Supplement 3 Spinward Marches.
Shown as picture in Aslan & Solomani.
Aggressive minor race controlling a subsector-sized domain. 2.4 m tall! See Ley Sector.
Human minor race responsible for the Sylean Federation, which became the 3rd Imperium.
Dlaekan/Reft 3134 (Moiban)
Geneered by the Ancients for low birth rate. later raided by the Loeskalth before annexation by the Zira Sirku. See TD20.
Primitive human race found by the Vilani in early -9100s ti. (Since then, probably subsumed by Vilani for the most part.) See Vilani & Vargr.
Human minor race contacted by the Zhodani about -4900 ti. They got jump-drive from Zho traders. After rapid expansion, they collapsed under the strain of maintaining colonies far away. The Zho came in to clean up the pieces. Many mixed with Loeskalth (Sky Raiders), who colonized the same area when their Sky Raider civilization fractured about -3900 ti. See TTC5 "Far Frontiers."
Self-geneered race designed for industrial production. Workers are single-minded and physically tough. Managers have more cerebral flexibility. See Aslan & Solomani.
(planet)/Glimmerdrift Reaches N
Humans geneered by Ancients as labor; designed to be non-interfertile ("profound biochemical differences") to avoid contamination by wild warrior strains of humaniti. Race possesses latent psionic link that provides stability and quick reaction to disasters. See Glimmerdrift Reaches.