Intelligent minor race of humaniti native to Floria ( Yggdrasil / Trojan Reach 0213). The Floriani are notable for their dimorphism. The ruling group, the Barnai, are short and weak. The workforce is comprised of Feskals, large, muscular and unintelligent. Other minor details of anatomy also set them apart from the rest of humaniti.

Although accusations of slavery or exploitation might be voiced in Imperial society, the relationship between Barnai and Faskals is perfectly acceptable to both parties. High ethical standards combine with the stoic Floriani demeanor to foster co-operation and solidarity in defiance of physical differences.

The Floriani are also noteworthy for their unusual path of technological development. Highly advanced in the realms of transportation and weaponry, the Floriani are abnormally backward in the life sciences. Within the Florian League, the masses have odd notions toward technology, and all Floriani instinctively shy away from true research. Even creativity in the arts is a rarity.

The Floriani expansion began in -170 when Barnai technicians managed to duplicate a jump drive found in a wrecked Aslan ship. Contact with the Imperium followed in 185. The Florian League itself was formed in 506. The League is governed by a hierarchy of councils, where councillors are chosen from amoung the Barnai populace by lottery.

(DIGEST-20, 1120)

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