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The Thyorian Grekka Targ, or just Targs for short, are an insectoid species seen quite often in various areas of the galaxy. It is possible that their population rivals that of the Salt Hogs. They get along with most other species and have very few quirks, but this is mostly due to an absolute lack of personality. They aren't exactly the most exciting beings on the station to talk to. Given their hive-based communication, Targs are all natural communication experts. They are also gadget freaks. Not outright nerds like the Turakken, but still quite tech-savvy. They work the Comsensors on the station, chewing through the noise of subspace communication frequencies to signal passing ships, advertise station services, make contact with trade vessels, and facilitate intelligence gathering on the station for the security services.

Targs are short - as in "knee high to a grasshopper," literally - but are well-armed and make a contribution to station security. As they are not as critical as Salt Hogs in that fewer Targs are necessary to run their particular services, a fledgeling security force can be quickly filled out by these little guys. They are covered in green, chitinous plating, wearing body armor over that to protect their fragile forms from the harsh realities of space travel.

As you can imagine, they have an avid fear of being stepped on.

Station functions[]

The Targs only serve one station function other than security, working the comsensor.

Comsensor[]

The Comsensor allows the station to keep in touch with the rest of the galaxy. Tens of thousands of communication channels float around in subspace. Using these channels, Targs can advertise your station, making contact with passing cargo vessels and passenger transports. If you are set up to receive patients with a suitable Sick Bay, ambulances and plague ships aplenty will appear at your Ports. If your Pleasure deck is rife with fun activities and pleasant surroundings, luxury liners and passenger vessels will make certain to stop off for a bit of R&R. Pilgrim ships in search of Zedem Star Temples will make certain to drop by on their pilgrimage in order to speak with the monks.

Criminal Targs will do exactly the opposite. Having them at the comsensor ensures that nasty things will be whispered around sub-ether regarding your station, most of them untrue. Don't be surprised if ships actually begin avoiding your station altogether.

Preferred environment, enjoyment and art[]

  • Targ like their Bio deck environment cold and dry. This has a dusty grey texture.
  • The targ artwork is Legacy
  • Targ are one of the few species that enjoy Slumber Pods

Traders[]

Cargo Cost to buy (E.png) Percentage to have (%)
Items sold by this trader
Legacy Good tradeGood tradeGood trade2500-3750
Holodrome Good tradeGood tradeGood trade9900
Comsensor Good tradeGood tradeGood trade2500-3750
Cargo Hold Good tradeGood trade3900
Power Booster Good tradeGood tradeGood trade2900
Image Projector Good tradeGood tradeGood trade200-300
Black Market Goods Good tradeGood tradeGood trade510
Technology: Power Booster Bad tradeBad tradeBad trade10000-15000
Technology: Comsensor Bad tradeBad tradeBad trade10000-15000
Technology: Black Market Goods Bad tradeBad tradeBad trade2000-3000
Cargo Cost to sell (E.png) Percentage to want (%)
Items bought by this trader
Factory Good tradeGood trade6750-7500
Security Control Good tradeGood trade11250-12500
Plant Bio-pot Good tradeGood tradeGood trade625-750
Industrial Materials Good tradeGood tradeGood trade625-750
Technology: Factory Good tradeGood tradeGood trade10500-15000
Technology: Security Scuzzer Good tradeGood tradeGood trade3500-5000

Names[]

Targ names sound a lot like a collection of buzzing and clicking noises. As a matter of fact, that is exactly what they are. Most names are just three syllables of their crickety language put together.

First syllable Second syllable Third syllable
Ik
Snik
Nik
Tik
Scrit
Neep
Eep
Meep
Beep
Ip
Bzz
Zip
ik
snik
nik
tik
scrit
neep
eep
meep
beep
ip
bzz
zip
ik
snik
nik
tik
scrit
neep
eep
meep
beep
ip
bzz
zip

Triva[]

  • Despite being insect like the targ appear to have internal skeletons, as shown by the Z-ray Scanner.