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Bipedal reptiles that contacted the Alliance in 181 Standard year.
'Average height' - 150-170 cm.
'Estimated life expectancy' - 110 ± 30 years.
'Average weight' - 70-90 kg
Lizards lived on a dry planet, lacking water. The seas occupied only 47% of the planet’s surface, and not all of them were deep enough for navigation. Soil half land takes a huge desert. From the very beginning of its history, the iss have sought ways to improve the irrigation situation - the lack of fertile land for pastures has made them one of the most valuable resources for which fierce fighting was often fought. After the release of ISS into space, their task was to deliver ice from comets and ice asteroids to the surface of the planet, a terraforming project, the purpose of which is to increase the number of seas, and with them the fertile lands. This project continues to this day, almost ten thousand years of replenishment of the world of life has increased the proportion of water on the planet to 55%, and the project is still far from completion, although contact with the Alliance has significantly increased the efficiency of the project and reduced the expected time. Iss has become one of the largest buyers of water in the galaxy. Contact with the Alliance occurred unorthodox - Issa did not open a hypergenerator and did not find ancient artifacts. They launched in the direction of one of the stars, near which were found suitable for the life of the planet, a colonial fleet with a crew sleeping in cryosleep and ship themselves accelerated to 0.25c. The flight took about 430 standard years, but upon arrival in the solar system, waking up from a long cryosleep Iss discovered that the system already had a joint colony of the Alliance deployed for 30 years.
The subsequent Contact demanded that the jump be made back with the help of one of the Alliance patrol ships, with representatives of the Issues on board. The remaining members of the colonialist fleet, those of whom had time to withdraw from cryosleep by that time, were lowered onto the planet and given temporary housing.
Despite their conservative nature, the Iss actively welcomed the technologies of the Alliance, and immediately began to apply them. This led to one of the fastest colonization blasts in the history of the Alliance - over 40 years, iss have established more than a hundred new colonies, but immediately after that their colonization expansion almost completely stopped, and iss concentrated on the development of the occupied territories.
Iss are two-legged, but not upright, evolved as predators on their home planet. The short neck ends with a triangular head with jaws full of sharp teeth and covered with large horny plates. The Iss are cold-blooded, but their biochemistry allows them to remain active in a wide range of temperatures and for a long time.
Pseudo-anarchy. The society exists to ensure the safety of the population as a whole and to activate large projects for which a large amount of resources, time, or workers is required, but in more local matters, self-organization is expected to organize and solve problems themselves.
Society (general mentality, special features)
Since lizards descend from obligate predators, their civilization relies less on collectivism, which negatively affected their progress — with history almost four times more ancient than that of any other civilization of the Alliance, Iss is still a little behind the other participants in technical development, and the past does not know any rapid progress jerks. This creates a strange looking duality of relations between the Iss and other civilizations - on the one hand, they are concerned and aware of their slowness compared to other species (One of the main reasons that prompted them to take such extreme measures as a transient expansion into new solar systems), which their turn feeds their pride, because they believe that the principle of “Slow and steady wins the race” is the most faithful of all.
|Pangalactic Alliance | Leaving the Cradle|
|Organizations||Alliance | Independent Worlds | Science Corporation | Politics|
|Technologies||Hephrene | Interstellar Travel | Spaceships|
|Places||Planet Harr (Star Harr) | "Shining" Space station | Underwater settlement of Harr | Artifact X|
|Characters||Gharr | Zane | Hekaht | Ahshu | Dan | Mark | Val | Virus|
|Further reading: | Civilization development stages | Instruments | Идеи ||