Pifili

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Pifili
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Four Letter Code PIFI
Federation Status Neutral
Planet of Origin Kaclla II
Encountered CHA: "Fighting Stones"
Current Tech Level I
List of Named Pifilis
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"You can never trust the Aarakocra. They think they are better than us just because they can fly."
a Pifili saying.
The Pifili are a species of cat humanoids who share their world with a transplanted species of avian humanoids. This has resulted in strained relations, an occasional war and constant suspicions.

Home System

  • Quadrant: Beta
  • Location: Bolarus Sector (coordinates B25-0001-1297 )
  • Proper Name: Kaclla system
  • Star: It orbits a class G (Yellow) star
  • Distance from Star: it's orbit is approximately 47 million km
  • Companions: 4 other planets. It is the 2nd planet in the system
  • Moons: it has 6 moons.

Home World

  • Proper Name: Kaclla II
  • Diameter: 22,439 km (13,943 miles).
  • Gravity: 0.96 standard gravity with a density of 3.0
  • Axial Tilt: 15%, resulting in minor weather changes due to seasonal changes
  • Orbital Period: 269 days
  • Rotational Period: 23.7 hours
  • Classification: M
  • Surface Water: 67%
  • Atmosphere: with a pressure of about 0.79 earth normal, with nitrogen 77%, oxygen 21% and other gases 2%
  • Climate: Warm semi-tropical with tropical at the equator.
  • Terrain: It has numerous vast mountain ranges and rocky densely forested foot hills leading to large well watered valleys.
  • Population: Just over 15 million

History

Pifili Legend

In ancient times the wise ones kept peace on Kaclla, while they traveled through the skies. When the wise ones came, they mated with the early Pifili, and as a result all our people are now descendants of the wise ones. The Pifili were happy and had no worries, but then the wise ones made a mistake and brought the Aarakocra here. We thought they were meant to be food na although some of the early Aarakocra were eaten, my people found them distasteful, too foul to eat. So they were freed and banished to the mountains. We co-existed in peace as long as they stayed in the mountains, but the wise ones were displeased with us for not accepting their gift of food and left us. All we had of them was the stone that we discovered when the wise ones brought the Aarakocra.

Stone of Destiny

The wise ones left us the stone. From the stone we learned how to make the fisheries, and other things we needed. However the Aarakocra tried to steal it from us so we hid it from them. Fortunately the wise ones showed us how to take the stone apart. So we moved the 3 pieces and placed them far apart. Ensureing that the Aarakocra would never find them and take them from us.

True History

Kaclla II is the native homeworld of the Pifili. The Aarakocra did not appear until more than 500 years ago. They fell from the sky in enormas vessels that lite up the night sky for hundreds of miles. Over night the world now had 2 totally different intelligent races seeking to survive within 1 ecosystem. Fortunately their needs for survival were sufficently different that they were able to co-exist with fairly minor conflicts that never grew in size or degree.

Government

The Pifili have a hereditary system with the leader of the people being called the Overlord. This individual has supreme authority over the people's lives. The chief advisor is called the Viceroy.

  • Overlord Purcilla Me-ow - Hereditary Ruler of the Pifili
  • Viceroy Whiskers

Description

The natives are a feline race who are on average 5' to 6' in height and weight between 175 to 225 lbs. The ears and head are atypical of Earth's domestic cats but with a face that has more human like characteristics. They still have the whiskers, fur and eyes of a feline but the other aspects of their faces appear extremely human like.

The upper body and arms are also humanoid, with the exception of the paws for hands. Even with that these paws do have 2 extra very short joints that allow them to pick things up and perform fairly delicate work when they need to. They have extremely sharp claws that they can retract or extend at will. From the waist down they are totally catlike with muscular legs that give the appearance of being extremely strong and agile. They can walk upright or on all fours with about the same degree of ability.

They are covered all over with fur that ranges in color from white to brown, black to orangish and just about every shade inbetween On most it is short but on the hereditary leaders it grows longer and appears to be more silky in nature. They have tails but these tend to only be a few feet in length.

Physiology

The Pifili are primarily a meat eating people. As a result they tend to suffer from a number of stomach problems and diseases. They also need to take food supplements especially if they have broken any bones.

Females usually give birth to 2 to 4 babies at a time.

Psychology

Due to their hunter, warrior mentality they tend to be rather short tempered.

Religion

They believe in the wise ones who use to soar the winds and watch them from the skies. In the old days the people would leave an offering of food at the local shrine. Every community has a shrine located in the center of the their community. These shrines are large carven tree trunks standing 20 to 5o feet above the ground. Now days people touch the poles and ask for good fortune in hunting, fertility, child bearing, etc.

Mythology

All their myths tend to deal with the wise ones. The 2 most important ones are about their departure and the arrival of the Aarakocra.

Society

Every male is a hunter as well as working at whatever occupation they have selected to perform in life. Each families importance in the community is determined by the hunting ability of it's best hunter.

Culture

They only cultural activity they have is danceing. The music they have is very basic and rythmic in nature. Usually made by stomping and clapping. The most important form of dance is one that tells a story. One person acts as the narrator, telling the story and controlling the tempo of the music.

Customs

They have a special celebration each year called the Great Hunt. At this time every single adult male hunter goes out and tries to kill the largest, fiercest prey they can find. They only have from sun up to high noon. Then they bring all the kills back to their community where the females then cook them all up. Once the sun has gone down the feast starts.

Technology

The Aarakocra use to have a great advantage in certain areas but the Pifili very rapidly closed the gap. Their are still a few major differences between them in this regard with the Pifili haveing better offensive, transportation and material production tech.

Economy

They do not trade with the other intelligence species (the Aarakocra) that they share the planet with. However now that they have a few freighters they have managed to establish trade with other worlds. So far it is not that significant.

Military

While the Pifili do have an airforce it is fairly small in comparison to that of the Aarakocra. They only have about 5,000 single seater fighters and around the same number of 5 man fighter bombers. Their airships are fast and pack a bigger punch than those used by the avians, however the Aarakocra airships are even faster and much more manoverable.

The main might of the Pifili military is their ground forces which number over 500,000 and that number does not include any reserve units and city peace keepers. The average feline ground soldier is extremely well equiped and trained. Nothing but the best gear for these soldiers. The older equipment is sold to the various city peace keepers or reserve units.

With a good mix of long range, high powered rifles, mortars, gattling style rail guns and razer sharp hand to hand swords, knives and other hand to hand toys they are easily capable of poring in a massive amount of fire into a small area in a short period of time.

In 238608 they fought a huge space battle with the Aarakocra. During this battle they destroyed the entire Aarakocra fleet and lost over 90% of thier own. What was left was barely space worthy.

Federation Intelligance Files

On Stardate 238503.08 Fleet Captain T'Pen and the crew of the USS Challenger visited Kaclla II. This was in response to their request to join the Federation. However members with in the 2 different races liveing on the planet objected to the need for a unified world government first and joining the Federation as well. See Federation Intelligence File CHL-2385-0214.

On Stardate 238608.11 while Fleet Captain T'Pen and the crew of the USS Challenger-A were in orbit a war broke out between the Pifili (Felines) and the Aarakocra (Avians). The war started in space when a single Avian destroyer opened fire on 2 Feline destroyers. In the ensueing battle both sides suffered massive losses. See Federation Intelligence File CHA-2386-0352

Sources

This is an original Starbase 118 species created by the crew of the USS Challenger.

SDC

This file was updated and approved by the SDC on 02 December 2013