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== Physical appearance ==
 
== Physical appearance ==
Nander are similar to [[humans]], except with shorter, stockier bodies (average height: 127 cm).
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Nander are similar to [[human]]s, 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.
 
The lungs are also large, and the legs are short.
 
The lungs are also large, and the legs are short.
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== Out-of-universe ==
 
== Out-of-universe ==
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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.
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The name can be traced to the "Neanderthal" subspecies of real-world humans, Latin ''nanus'' meaning dwarf, and one of the German plural patterns.
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[[Category:Races]]
 
[[Category:Races]]

Revision as of 20:26, 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