An arbitrary distinction based on technological achievement of a
intelligent race. A race which achieves interstellar travel jump drive) through its own efforts is
classed major; one which does not is classed minor.
To date, generally accepted major races include Humaniti (Zhodani,
Solomani, and Vilani,
but not other examples), Aslan, the Hive, K'kree, Vargr, Ancients,
The Suerrat (a human race) are
because their achievement of interstellar travel utilized generation
Similarly, the Geonee were originally thought to be a major race,
their development of jump drive was based on recovered Ancient artifacts rather than on true racial
The Geonee dispute this prevailing opinion and hold the
view that they are of major standing.
The Droyne have been demonstrated to be major, for they have developed
drive as far back as -7000. At present, however, they do not
or use jump drives, and remain voluntarily sequestered in their
systems to spinward.