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Source: Escape from the Prison Moon, pg(s). 49
Gosclaws are a race of intelligent feline humanoids with an aptitude for engineering, native to the volatile rocky planet Duren in the Azlanti Star Empire. Gosclaws usually serve as engineers and spec ops, and have been designated as second-class citizens by the Star Empire.
Gosclaws are feline humanoids with a long flexible neck, short tail and pliable body, covered in smooth fur. This fur can naturally range from dark brown to gold, depending on the weather of the individual gosclaw's homeland, and is often darker at the tips of ears, limbs and tail. Gosclaws stand about 6 feet tall and weigh around 110 pounds.
The gosclaws were still centuries away from developing spaceflight when the first Azlanti scout ship crashed near a gosclaw city, leaving no survivors. Gosclaw engineers started to study the ship and reverse-engineer its advanced weaponry and starfaring technology. When the Azlanti invaded Duren a few years later, the gosclaws knew that they were outmatched and offered their service as engineers, with the reverse-engineered ship as proof, and were granted second-class citizenship by the Azlanti.
Since their homeworld is riddled with earthquakes and volcanoes, gosclaws traditionally lived in complex underground cities that could withstand the shifting earth around them, and became well-suited to living in such cramped conditions. Gosclaws who leave Duren work for the Azlanti as engineers to take advantage of their thin, flexible body. They mature at 13 and naturally live up to 80 years.
Gosclaws are quick-witted and individualistic, putting more importance on the results than the procedure, which some Azlanti managers find annoying. They are not conservative of their own traditions and see technology as the way to the future.
Gosclaws consider the Azlanti self-serving and dangerous benefactors, and prefer to avoid their attention. They have served the Azlanti diligently but not completely loyally, seeing their conquest by the Star Empire as a long-term way to advance their culture and imagining a near enough future where they regain independence.