Other races and states
Homeworld: Tryylin / Kse'i / Extolian - 2514 - AA87865-A - F2 V
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 -3986 and
spent 1000 years manipulating their society into something more manageable
before letting them into space. (See Aliens 7: Hivers)
Homeworld: Ar-gniiv / Valc / Leonidae - 0320 A7659AC-C N
A nonhuman, minor alien race spanning the Hinterworlds - Leonidae border, the
Gniivi use their jump-2 capable ships to maintain their 23-world state. Though
engaging in trade with nearby client states--the Imperium, the Solomani, the
Two Thousand Worlds, and the Hive Federation--the Gniivi are fiercely
protective of their independence.
A race of large, long-lived creatures, the Gniivi's expansion has been slow
and deliberate - growing only when resources allow.
Recently, there have been reports that the Gniivi may be linked to commercial
raiding in the sector's core, but their governing body adamantly denies such
charges, claiming the Gniivi would see no benefit from such ventures.
"Large, long-lived creatures," "slow and deliberate" with 3 subsectordomain
at trailing edge of Hinterworlds. (See Challenge 39)
Homeworld: Jend / Yudunn / Leonidae - 0431 AA5A7A9-D
Great capacity for biochemical technology. They comprise 80 percent of the
Counciul of Leh Perash. (See Challenge 39)
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 Challenge 39)
Homeworld: Melantris / Melantris / Leonidae - 2733 A7489A9-C
Race of humans who developed into carnivores. All tall (2m), with hair as a
mane down the back (both sexes), slimly built. They have a very honor driven
society. (See JTAS 24 Contact)
A client state on the coreward-most edge (a "stretched" state reaching around
to the spinward edge) of the Hive Federation. This Second Imperial client
state would later form a critical diplomatic balance point which (along with
the Hiver-K'kree War) would see the halt of coreward Hive expansion. It is
this unique role which accounts for the similarly unique distribution of the
Regnum's star systems. Also, these ties to the Rule of Man account for the
relatively advanced tech level of this distant state.
Later, Hive authors would attribute this move as the first external
manipulation of Hiver society. It is for this reason that Hivers call the
Corona Regnum the first of the Five Curiosities. [HQ4]
Entwined culturally, and to some degree biologically, the human-derived
Lamura Teg and their small, spidery-legged, alien counterparts, the Lamura Gav
(collectively, just the "Lamura"), have built a technologically advanced
culture from the ruins of a hostile world which was originally home to neither
race. Though anatomically disimiliar, their dependence and understanding of
each other has given them a uniquely liberal perspective on the nature of the
universe. They view the universe as an open cycle of resources, with each
aspect being part of the greater whole.
This view has led to their great respect for life and the environment. As one
passage of the Cytrialin says, "I breathe in the body of my descendants while
standing upon that of my ancestors." The Lamura have great respect for all
races, based on "the common thread which has built the fabric of our
Most members of the Cytrialin Unity are seldom found without one of the books
of the Cytrialin--a collection of passages and phrases which detail the
outlook of the Lamura races.
The Lamura seem to take great pride in quoting appropriate passages from the
Cytrialin at times of personal crisis.
This seemingly fanatical devotion to their faith has led many in the Imperium
to label them as religious fanatics, although the Cytrialin is better
described as a philosophy of life, as it is void of strict dogma, ceremony, or
The Cytrialin Unity sits between the Hinterworlds and Leonidae sectors and
spans 58 worlds with its TL14 culture. Its location has made it a trade nexus
for traffic between the Imperium and the Two Thousand Worlds. A web of trade
routes radiates out from the world of Alike, within the Hinterworlds' borders.
Though politically independent from the Imperium, the Cytrialin Unity
maintains good relations and regular trade with its giant, spinward neighbor.
(See Challenge 39)
Council of Leh Perash
Protruding its boundaries into the severl subsectors, the Council of Leh
Perash is a Hiver client state spread across 42 systems--eight of which lie in
the Hinterworlds. This state takes its name from the meeting which gave birth
to the state. Humans and human minor races compose only 20 percent of the
council's population, with the other 80 percent being Jenda (a minor alien
race indigenous to the realm) and other Federation races.
Though operating at TL13, the council is known, primarily, for its
outstanding achievements in genetic engineering--the source of its primary
exports. Its products range from modification in the human genome to tailored
microorganisms. Part of its success is due to the nature of Jenda genetics and
their fresh approach to the field.
The planet Sysix (Hinterworlds 2935 B623300-B), along the council's spinward
edge, serves not only as a major trade world for Hiver goods, but is also
supporting extensive Federation trade exploration ventures in Aquila, Tempri,
and Sontra subsectors. Recently, these missions have had some heated contact
with Solomani traders working the spinward sectors, but tensions seemed to
have dropped suddenly, without any apparent explanation. (See Challenge 39)
The People's Empire is the translated name of this Ithklur empire. It is a
Hive Federation client state, and it's most important ally. The Ithklur Aexzz
extends across the corners of four sectors - Leonidae, Extolian, Phlask, and
Centrax. It is believed the location is not a coincidence, as the Hiver
capital lies well sheilded from humaniti by the position of the Ithklur.
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