About - Kirza


Species (History):
Kirza [Home planet: Kirza]: The Kirza (sing. Kirzan) are a race of sentient wolf-like beings, that are far more technically advanced than humanity in most fronts, while behind in more fundamental areas of their society. For example, while the Kirza have near-light speed travel capabilities with their starships, only recently have females been given the same rights and privileges as males.
Not much is known about the Kirzan homeworld, besides its name and societal structure. All Kirza are divided into two groups: High-born and Low-born. High-born Kirza are the everyday people you will see walking in the streets of major cities. Low-born Kirza are farmers, or those who cannot afford to send their children to get a full 15-year education (Kindergarten to Grade 12, then two years to study whatever specialty the near-adults desire). Families are not divided into packs, contrary to popular belief (due to the Kirza's likeness to Earth wolves), but are rather quite similar to the average human family. In the past, Kirzan males were treated on a higher status than females, so naturally a family had to have at least one male child. (Even if a family’s first child was male, they would still tend to have more children, because it was preferred to have as many helping hands around the house as feasibly possible.) Recently, the ruling political party (the Kirzan politics system is democratic) passed a law stating that “All are created equal under the gaze of the Creator of the Stars, and thus all should be treated as such.” The majority of the Kirzan populace believes in this Creator, who shows striking similarities to the Judeo-Christian God. The rest are dissidents, tired of following the same system that served their ancestors thousands of years ago.
One other thing that is known about the Kirzan homeworld is that one rotation along its axis is equivalent to approximately one Earth day, meaning that standard units of time (seconds, minutes, hours, etc.) can be used for both species, with no confusion (unless the Kirza(n) involved do(es) not know English, which is rare if they live on Earth).