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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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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.
 
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.
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Others are no hairier than humans, and at times there is racial tension between "clean" and "hoary" nander.
  
 
It is thought that they are optimized over generations for mining and crafting in the more frigid, higher altitude lands.
 
It is thought that they are optimized over generations for mining and crafting in the more frigid, higher altitude lands.

Revision as of 21:24, 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, and at times there is racial tension between "clean" and "hoary" nander.

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

Out-of-universe