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Endimyon

by Pete Gray

Starport: Class X
Diameter: 4928 Miles
Atmosphere: Thin
Surface Water: 51%
Climate: Very Hot
Population: Approx. 75,000 Endimyonites
Government: Oligarchy (Nobility)
Law Level: 4
Tech Level: 1 (natives), 5 (Regency Observers)

Homeworld of the Endimyonite Minor Race, or the Arkaeides as they call themselves. The Arkaeides are massive quadrupedal centaurs, looking both lizardish and insectoid in appearance. They are also one of the largest sentient races ever discovered, ranging up to three meters in length for a full grown adult, and up to 4000 kg in mass. They live in the world's steamy swamps, living on paddy agriculture and swimmers raised in pens. Arkaeides are a gerontocracy of sorts, as the species lives up to 300 standard years. Status is accorded to size, as the race grows througout their lives. The larger the individual, the more status they are accorded, and the rulers are corpulent and massive creatures according to observers. The world is interdicted, as per Regency Law, by the RISS, who maintains a pair of scout cruisers in orbit at all times to prevent offworld contact.


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