Zaranites evolved on a planet with high levels of fluorine in the atmosphere that most humanoid from Class M planets find toxic. When on Class M planets, Zaranites require a breathing mask and self-contained life support system to provide them with the fluorine they require.

Zaranite males have prominent and large foreheads with two lumps that form a crevice in the centre of their head. Females have smaller and smooth foreheads. Both male and females are bald. The forehead was a secondary sexual characteristic. Larger foreheads on males was considered more attractive while smaller foreheads on females were preferred.

Zaranites were not known to be able to procreate with other humanoid species.


Zaranite cultural customs dictate that females wear a headdress that wraps around the head but leaves the face exposed. Married females cover the top of their head while single females headdresses leave the forehead and top of the head uncovered. To make themselves more attractive to males some women wore their headdress high to minimise the size of their forehead.

Hair on the head was considered unusual and undesirable by most Zaranites.

Zaranite Species Template
  • Fitness 2(5)
  • Coordination 2(5)
  • Intellect 2(5)
  • Presence 2(5)
  • Psi 0(6)
  • Force 0(6)
  • Essence 0(6)
  • Culture, Zaranite 2(3)
  • History, Zaranite 1(2)
  • World Knowledge, Zaranite 1(2)
  • Computation 1
  • Projection 1
Typical Traits
  • Language: Zaranite (Fluent/Literate) (+4)
  • Medical Condition: Breathes Oxygen/Argon/Flourine mix (-1)
  • Medical Remedy: Breathing Apparatus (+1)
  • Night Vision (+2)
  • Poor Sense: Vision (-1)
  • Mathematical Ability (+3)
  • Space-Time Attunement (+2)


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