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Common Attribution: Tharrakoon
Categorical Attribution: Tharrakoon Evolutionary Star System: Thra System
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Population Data: 1 billion
Tharrakoon are bipedal, armoured arthropods that evolved originally on the planet Thra. Their civilization started roughly 30,000 years ago and has only just evolved to the Information Age.
They are an economic minded people and have a long, violent history of warfare ranging from religious conflict to economic conflict. Although not intentionally self-destructive, Tharrakoon care little for their resources or social wellbeing. They are imperialistic in nature.
Tharrakoon are currently at war with each other over who is to build the first colony on their neighbouring moon.
The species started in its earliest state about -4.4 million GST. From the beginning they were scorpioids, although the earlier ancestors tended to walk as quadrupeds. The earliest ancestors lived in the tropical climates of Thra, which at the time took up a large majority of the planet. By about -3.9 million GST, the species was almost entirely bipedal, but still more primitive then their current physical form. They first started showing signs of civilized intelligence about -2.4 million GST, where they traveled in groups and used basic tools. At 1 million GST, Tharrakoon' ancestors were using fire and semi-complex tools. By -40,000 GST Tharrakoon showed signs of civilizations and were creating elaborate tools and architecture.
Tharrakoon are the only sentient species that evolved on Thra. Their inquisitive nature and high level of rational thought has given them technological supremacy over the planet. With no natural weapons they've relied on artificial weapons. Tharrakoon natural habitat is in a tundra setting and while many survive in the wild that is where they are most vulnerable.