"You represent the worth of your race - the Rshast aren't protectors - we are comrades in arms or nothing at all. If you can't be our comrade, then we are not interested in your diplomacy." -- Marcus, member of Rasa, Rshast Demolitions Expert to Ka'rawk ambassador.
 Physical Attributes
| Average Height
|| 2 m
|| Average Weight
|| 160 kg
|| Two, reptillian
|| Leathery, usually in earthy colors (browns, greens, grays, blacks, reds, etc.)
|| Two arms; two legs; one muscular, balancing tail
| Physical Strength
|| +++ (Far Above Average)
|| Physical Agility
|| -- (Considerably Below Average)
|| O (Average)
| ESP/Psychic Abilities
| 0-2 years
|| 2-10 years
|| 10-20 years
|| 20-70 years
|| 70-130 years
|| Mercenary, practical.
|| No special societal expectations in terms of pairing and mating practices. Everything is considered acceptable.
|| One or two eggs per year
|| Equal partnerships
 Social Structure
|| Home, State, Business
|| Home education and basic state education for all. Advanced education for those who can afford it or who can gain sponsorship.
| Main Goal
|| Learn skills in order to gain work and make money.
| Food Preferences
|| Food sometimes spicy, usually using fairly common spices and seasonings
| Public Eateries
|| Salad is the most popular form of public food. Can include anything from simple dressings to vegetables to fruit to meat.
|| Plant fiber, traded hides, synthetics
|| Martial/military styles preferred
|| Mostly grunts, growls, snarls and other gutteral sounds.
| Building Materials
|| Steel, concrete, glass or transparent synthetics
| Characteristic Features
|| Large, Neo-Gothic, oblique angles, flying buttresses
|| Team sports, dance, drugs (non-addictive)
| Tech level
|| Wheels, flight, space, motor, matter transporter (imported technology)
|| Neoplast technology; big guns; chainsaws; things that go "boom"
|| Writing, electronic, Vedihno communicators
| Resources (in order by relative value)
|| Manpower, water, biomass, hydrogen
| Main Fuel
|| Credit, coins
| Economic Model
|| Free market
|| Democratic republic
|| Low federal taxes, high clan taxes
|| Mainly private, volunteer
|| Defense, suppression, profit (mercenaries)
| Law Enforcement
|| Low restrictions; private police, municipal judges
| Courts and Punishment
|| Federal and municipal; punishment spans from community service up to imprisonment (see Black Gazza). No capital punishment.
The sturdy rhinoceros like Rshast are in many ways the work horses of the Zulu sector. Whether trading goods, or fighting wars for the highest bidder you will find Rshast serving with strength, honor and professionalism. Thier space marines in particular are in high demand wherever muscle is needed and are considered one of the strongest fighting units in the entire sector. Although officially a neutral species, Rshast blood was spilled on both sides of the Shyedarian Revolution.
Planets under the control of the Rshast are:
Stellar System: Qanuf
Rasa Rignorwry -- Clan started by Defanu Tsoami, means "Angry Warrior" in ancient Rshast.
 See also
Rshast Marine Corps