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The Patriarchy
Average Male Height:
196 cm (6 ft. 5 in.) to 226 cm (7 ft. 5 in.)
Average Male Weight:
90.7 kg (200 lb.) to 149.7 kg (330 lb.)
Average Female Height:
183 cm (6 ft. 0 in.) to 201 cm (6 ft. 7 in.)
Average Female Weight:
83.9 kg (185 lb.) to 145.1 kg (320 lb.)
Minimum Academy Age:
Life Expectancy:
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Also known as Kzin, the Kzinti are a race of sentient feline carnivores native to the planet Kzin.

They are widely believed to be the ancestors of the Caitian and Mirak species, and are often labeled as aggressive.


A bipedal feline-appearing species, they typically have orange fur, yellow eyes, pronounced fangs, large, pointed ears, four-fingered hands, and long tails.

Males of this species are commonly over two meters tall (6.5 feet), with broad shoulders, and slim figures.

Conversely, females are typically smaller-framed, and under 2 meters.

Internal anatomy includes ribs with vertical bracing, and multiple hearts. Though their planet's atmosphere is similar to that of Earth or Vulcan, this is believe to have evolved due to the species' hunting nature. As carnivores, members of this species still primary consume meat or meat-like products.

Rarely, a Kzinti can be telepathic. However, the effort to exercise this ability was taxing, and the recovery time left the individual unhappy and neurotic.


Known as an aggressive, carnivorous race, it is stereotypical that a Kzinti would be disdainful of a herbivorous species, such as Vulcans.

In addition, many males are misogynistic and chauvinistic, believing the females of their species to be nothing more than "dumb animals" without intelligence. This is, of course, unproven, though Kzinti have not allowed Starfleet doctors to examine a female of their race.

Like Klingons, the Kzinti place a great importance on individual honor. For example, they feel they are obligated to seek personal revenge on an attacker before asking others for help. To be defeated, wounded, or left alive after a battle is considered an ultimate insult, which can only be remedied by winning a single combat to the death.

Kzinti are not named at birth; they must earn their names through valorous deeds, typically ones that advance the interests of The Patriarchy.

There are Kzinti superstitions about legendary weapons that are haunted by their deceased owners, of which some Kzinti are frightened.


Known as "The Patriarchy", it is lead by the "Highest of Kzin", with laws that are enforced by police vessels. All other weapons are outlawed by the Treaty of Sirius.

Two of the highest-regarded positions were archaeology and astronomy, which the government endorsed.

Known History

In the late 21st Century, the Kzinti fought four small wars against Humankind, losing all of them.

  • (During the course of these conflicts, some Kzinti did taste Human meat.)
  • These wars took place sometime around 2069.

During 2269, Kzinti archaeologists discovered two statis boxes, one of which were turned over to Starfleet for investigation. When the Kzin government found the box they had was empty, they launched a covert, illegal operation to get the other box back from the Federation. Hoping to find a weapon inside, the find was not what the anticipated. Confused and frustrated by the ancient weapon, the weapon itself was able to sense that it was in "enemy" hands, and initiated a self-destruct feature.

By 2381, there was at least one Kzinti Starfleet Officer.

Recent History

The Kzinti have long been known to almost-fanatically experiment with their own genome; it is suspected that genetic manipulation may have contributed to the degeneration of the Kzinti female and their alleged lack of sentience.

In the late 24th Century, researchers at Star Fleet Medical, investigating a declining birth rate, discovered that the Kzinti genome is now dangerously unstable, and that the race may become extinct within the century.
The reproductive crisis spawned a militancy among the Kzinti people, who intended to conquer their descendent species, the Mirak. The war was short but bloody, and by January 2398, both sides had suffered greatly.

To the surprise of the major galactic powers, the Kzinti had emerged victorious and claimed the Star League as their own territory.

Official communication from within The Patriarchy, or the former Star League, has been almost nonexistent, and researchers are concerned that the Mirak are now being used as genetic test subjects for a cure to the Kzinti genome corruption.