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Four Letter Code RYLN
Federation Status Neutral
Planet of Origin Elbannon system, Par'tha Expanse, Beta Quadrant
Encountered ATL: "Hidden Hand"
T/E Rating T0/E0
Current Tech Level N+
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"May the Nine Pillars of Sha'laar guide you safely home."
-a Rylan saying.
The Rylan are a species with a thirst for knowledge, now conquered and part of the Caraadian House Lanaxa.

Home System

  • Quadrant: Beta
  • Location: Expanse Sector (coordinates B30-0001-1295)
  • Proper Name: Elbannon system
  • Star: It orbits a class K (Orange) Main Sequence star
  • Distance from Star: it's orbit is approximately 30 million km
  • Companions: It is the 2nd of 6 planets in the system
  • Moons: it has 1 moon

Home World

  • Proper Name: Rylos also called Elbannon II
  • Diameter: 14,982 km (9,309 miles)
  • Gravity: 0.98 standard gravity with a density of 4.5
  • Axial Tilt: 12.9%, with normal seasonal changes
  • Orbital Period: 360 days
  • Rotational Period: 24 hours
  • Classification: M
  • Surface Water: 73%
  • Atmosphere: 0.95% is a standard pressure with 73% nitrogen, 24% oxygen, 3% trace chemicals
  • Climate: Mainly a mild temperate planet
  • Terrain: Some mountain ranges, large grassy plateaus, verdant plains and forests, and huge oceans.
  • Population: Just over 6.5 billion


The Rylans are perhaps one of the oldest species in the Par'tha Expanse and this is supported by records and documents that can be dated back almost 40,000 years. For the most part, evolution on their homeworld proceeded peacefully and naturally. The pursuit of knowledge and beauty was a driving force behind their civilization. They excelled in the realms of artistic endeavors, philosophy, architecture, and science.

It was only once they reached to the stars roughly 6,000 years ago that discord and unrest reached their civilization, because it was then that they encountered the Caraadians. This was during the Dynastic Era, and Kaen Tan was uniting the Houses. The Rylan world of Elbannon II was conquered and placed under the rule of House Lanaxa.

Over the course of time, however, the Rylans became less subservient and more on equal footing. Due to their location, they have never really been involved with the politics of the Expanse. Although they keep mostly to themselves, they are a rare sight within the Par'tha Expanse from time to time. The Rylans are much more prone to spend their time in the Freeworlds Region.


While they are allowed a great deal of independence this does not extend to their government which is selected and assigned by the Caraadians. This governorship has allowed the Rylans to put together a council of advisors to assist and make recommendations. However there is no mistaking the fact that the final decision on any subject regarding them and their world comes from the governor who has been selected by House Lanaxa


Physically, Rylans are virtually identical to Humans. They are mammals that stand about 1.5 to 2 meters tall. Like most other humanoid species they have four limbs (two legs, two arms). Their skin color ranges from pinkish to dark brown, with many variations in between. Distinguishing them from Humans is the bare tops of their heads, their hair only appearing around the sides and back. Hair color ranges from white to silver, even in the youngest Rylans.


As with most intelligent humanoid species they have a very complex system with specialized organs, and unique hormones, chemicals and enzymes. They are typical humanoids with most of the physical, mental and biological medical problems that seem to plague most humanoids.


As with most intelligent humanoid species there are those within their population that sometimes become inflicted and as a result suffer from a number of mental illnesses, phobias and conditions. Fortunately for them the Rylans have an exceptional medical program and highly advanced and progressive ideas and treatments that for the most part seem to be very successful in treating most of these issues.


With the Rylan pursuit of knowledge and science, the idea of an organized religion has largely gone by the wayside. Though small groups may exist, their beliefs are varied, and none are recognized by society at large.


They have a large, almost vast data base of legends, myths and tales.


They have an ideal society with very little crime, glorious cities well laid out with all of the infrastructure and facilities needed to provide all of their population with access to transportation, education, medicine, recreation and culture. Virtually no one within their society ever lacks for help and assistance when it is needed.


They have almost as big a thirst for all forms of artistic expression as they do for new knowledge. As a result they have numerous museums, galleries and traveling displays. These feature not only works created by themselves but from every species within the Caraadian Empire and many from outside of that empire as well.


The Rylans are easily on par with the Federation in all aspects and in some instances they have surpassed them. This makes them the most advanced species within the Caraadian control Expanse Sector, and many individuals travel to their world to be educated at their various universities and institutions there.


Since they are currently part of House Lanaxa, they have a fairly strong economy with trade being conducted with numerous different worlds. This has been of great long term benefit to their infrastructure and basic overall quality of life.


They had built a sizable stellar navy, which quickly fell to the Caraadians years ago. The Caraadians of House Lanaxa allow the Rylans to build and maintain naval vessels, but they are contributed to the House defense forces.

Federation Intelligence Files

Members of this species were encountered by the crew of the USS Atlantis on an away mission to Urlista Station in the Aelann system on 238207.26.

Within the last hundred years or so, a movement has begun on Rylos geared towards secession. House Lanaxa publicly renounces the Rylans' claim and militarily puts down any show of rebellion, but these actions only serve to fuel the Rylans' hope of independence.


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