Just as Humans are perhaps the most widespread species in the Alpha Quadrant, Illarans are perhaps the most widespread species in the T’burad Expanse. The parallels to Human development over the millenia are amazing. Illaran civilization is also very young, having developed over only about 8,000 years. But where the majority of Human history is decorated with wars and other forms of violence up until First Contact, the period of violence on Illara Prime was incredibly abbreviated and much more devastating. Early on the Illaran population was reduced to only one-tenth its previous number when a catastrophic global war nearly wiped them out. However, realization of what they almost accomplished greatly humbled the Illaran quest for wealth and power. The next several millenia passed in relative peace.

Eventually technological advancements allowed the Illaran civilization to branch out to the stars, where they made contact with other races. Over the last handful of centuries, Illarans have had a profound influence on the interstellar society of the T’burad Expanse. Illaran culture and language have become the standards, influencing and connecting many other governments and civilizations. Their home system of Illara has become the hub of the Expanse, and their homeworld the home to billions of alien species.

Physically, Illarans are almost identical to Humans, except for a furrowed vertical ridge on each temple. They are mammals the same height, weight and build as Humans. Their skin color, hair color, and eye color all fall within the same ranges as that of Humans. Their internal organ arrangement is slightly different, but close enough to lead Federation scientists to hypothesize that Illarans were one of the many races seeded throughout the Galaxy about 4 billion years ago by a single humanoid race. Because their genetic material is compatible with that of many other humanoid species, they can crossbreed with little difficulty.

Illaran Species Template
  • Fitness 2(5)
  • Coordination 2(5)
  • Intellect 2(5)
    • Logic +1
  • Presence 2(5)
    • Willpower +1
  • Psi 0(5)
  • Force 0(5)
  • Essence 0(5)
  • Athletics 2(3)
  • Culture (Illaran) 2(3)
  • History (Illaran) 1(2)
  • Sciences, Any 1(2)
  • World Knowledge (Illara Prime) 1(2)
Typical Traits
  • Language: Illaran [Fluent/R/W] (+4)
  • Ambidexterity (+2)
  • 1 Extra Courage Point (+4)

Other Notes

  • Home World: Illara Prime (aka Illara II)
  • Location: T’burad Expanse region, Alpha Quadrant
  • Political Affiliation: None, Independent


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