POSTED ON HARTE'S BEHALF, GIVEN PERMISSION Igrians "Impish and hardy humanoid corporatist miners with a harsh, utilitarian outlook on life." Snapshot: The Igrian species, native to the planet Igris of a distant system in the outer-Fringe, is a race of short, resilient, stubborn, and impish humanoids. Despite their smaller stature in comparison to most humanoids, they are quite dense, both literally and metaphorically. Igrians possess a particularly strong bone structure and dense muscles, giving them strong bodies suitable to their worker culture. Though naturally strong, Igrians are anything but agile, as a result of their weight, which can be heavier than the average Human due to their dense muscle and bone structures. Igrian technology is primitive in comparison to advanced Civilian Space tech. The majority of it is scavenged or cannibalized technology belonging to other civilizations, and the technology Igrians manufacture themselves focuses on durability and practicality over versatility. Igrians possess little artistic vision, preferring to emphasize aesthetics very little in regards to their technologies. Igrian-manufactured tech is very durable, and generally very heavy. This extends even to their starships, which move slowly in comparison to other civilizations' transports, though Igrian vessels possess a durability which allows them to endure many of the physical threats of space travel. Igrian culture is very business-like and bureaucratic, with colonies' main source of profit coming from exporting ores and metals mined from the depths of their core world and colonized planets. They're universally friendly unless engaged in a business dealing or trade agreement, at which point their goals center on their personal profit. As a result of Igrian settlements being individual and generally separated from one another, most are operated independently, with colonies acting as mining operations which accumulate and distribute material at a profit. The business-like nature of Igrian culture has lead to the incursion of several criminal families, who operate outside the public eye in order to attain wealth through illicit methods- stealing materials and tools, controlling the distribution and trade of the drills and machinery necessary for Igrian mining, and choosing who is sold Igrian materials.