Herbivore native to Fulacin (2613 Spinward
Marches) in the Rhylanor
Individual groats are harmless, but the outer members of a herd will
any perceived danger in groups.
Groats have been transplanted to several worlds in the
Aramis subsector, most notably Focaline
(2607 Spinward Marches).
The groat's shaggy hair (known as groatle)
is the most obvious resource it provides. Once sheared, cleaned,
it has a softness and silkiness rivalling the finest synthetic.
groatle contains a high concentration of metal salts, which has two
effects. First, groatle cloth is proof against most lifeforms
other animal fibers (such as various species of Terran
moths). Second, a simple chemical treatment brings out an
quality which is very attractive. Groats are also raised for
which is highly prized by vargr.