Kinshaya is a Klingon word meaning ‘demon-possessed’ and was applied to this species during the Demon War, which ran from 2232-2237.

The Kinshaya average 2 meters tall and mass about 200kg. They have no discernable head, and their sensory organs are set in the upper torso, between the massive armored shoulders. They are bipedal, with two arms, from which hang thick folds of skin resembling wings or a heavy cloak. The legs are covered in overlapping bony plates. The shoulders have similar plates, from which project a number of spikes or horns. They are covered in short green/black fur. The ‘face’ has two large round twin-lensed eyes, a flap-covered breathing orifice and a round mouth ringed with three rows of sharp teeth. A third sight organ is in back, and is capable of not much more than detecting motion and light or dark. The hearing organs are covered by skin. To a Human, they would resemble a huge bat (though no Human has ever seen one), and to Klingons they look much like demons of myth.

Kinshaya seem bent on the destruction of all non-Kinshaya intelligent. They attack without warning or provocation, and will fight to the death. They seem not to understand the concept of retreat or strategic withdrawal, which has served to give the Klingons a slim advantage in previous encounters. Kinshaya are believed (correctly) by the Klingons to domesticate both intelligent and non-intelligent lifeforms for food.

The Federation has never encountered the Kinshaya, and have only the sketchiest of data. Federation records from the period refer to the Kinshaya only as ‘The Unknowns’.

  • Fitness 5(8)
    • Strength +2
  • Coordination 2(5)
    • Dexterity -1
  • Intellect 2(5)
  • Presence 2(5)
    • Empathy -2
  • Psi 0(3)
  • Force 0(5)
  • Essence 0(5)
  • Culture: Kinshaya 2(3)
  • History: Kinshaya 1(2)
  • World Knowledge: Kinshaya Homeworld 1(2)
  • Weapon: Guns (Energy Pistol) 1(2)
  • Engineering: Any 1(2)
  • Weapon: Blade Gauntlet 2(3)
Typical Traits
  • Language: Kinshaya (Fluent/R/W) (+4)
  • Enhanced Hearing: Spatial Awareness (+2)
  • Enhanced Vision (+2)
  • Extra Limbs: Legs (+2)
  • Resistance: Radiation (+2)
  • Toughness (+2)
  • Vacuum Resistance (+2)
  • Zero-G Training (+2)
  • Arrogant (-1)
  • Intolerant: Non-Kinshaya Species (-3)
  • Species Enemy: All Intelligent Life (-5)


Star Trek Late Night Deykaras