Difference between revisions of "Nander"

From Pin Eight
Jump to: navigation, search
(design influences)
(name)
Line 9: Line 9:
 
== Out-of-universe ==
 
== Out-of-universe ==
 
Influences on the design of nander include fantasy dwarves, the various hypochondroplasias, and Fisher-Price's Little People.
 
Influences on the design of nander include fantasy dwarves, the various hypochondroplasias, and Fisher-Price's Little People.
 +
The name can be traced to "Neandertal", Latin ''nanus'' meaning dwarf, and one of the German plural patterns.
  
 
[[Category:Races]]
 
[[Category:Races]]

Revision as of 19:42, 6 September 2008

A nander (pl. nander) is a sapient creature.

Nander are similar to humans, except with shorter, stockier bodies (average height: 127 cm). The head appears comparatively large because the changes to growth pattern affect the head much less than other parts of the body. Some breeds are hairy; others are no hairier than humans.

It is thought that they are optimized over generations for extraction of minerals below the surface of the polar regions.

Out-of-universe

Influences on the design of nander include fantasy dwarves, the various hypochondroplasias, and Fisher-Price's Little People. The name can be traced to "Neandertal", Latin nanus meaning dwarf, and one of the German plural patterns.