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A '''nander''' (pl. '''nander''') is a sapient creature.
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A '''nander''' (pl. '''nander'''; ''H. robustus'') is a sapient creature.
  
Nander are similar to humans, except with shorter, stockier bodies (average height: 127 cm).
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== Physical appearance ==
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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.
 
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.
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The lungs are also large, and the legs are short.
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Some of the growth pattern changes affected the sex hormones, leading to fuller and more rapid development of body hair than humans, albeit with faster pattern baldness.
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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.
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It is thought that they are optimized over generations for mining and crafting in the more frigid, higher altitude lands.
  
 
== Out-of-universe ==
 
== Out-of-universe ==

Revision as of 20:25, 8 September 2008

A nander (pl. nander; H. robustus) is a sapient creature.

Physical appearance

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. The lungs are also large, and the legs are short. Some of the growth pattern changes affected the sex hormones, leading to fuller and more rapid development of body hair than humans, albeit with faster pattern baldness. Others are no hairier than humans.

It is thought that they are optimized over generations for mining and crafting in the more frigid, higher altitude lands.

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.