The zakai are a large, airborne species
native to the gas giant Jadan
in the Dywosik
(0614 Corridor) system.
Discovered by the IISS in 1010, the zakai have yet to be extensively
From what has been observed to date, they show no sign af any thought
above basic animal instinct.
Looking rather like a collection of odd-sized balloons
embedded in a matrix of tissue, the zakai maintains its bouyancy with
of hydrogen-filled flotation bladders. The coloration is
with darker green or brown mottling. A stabilazation keel of
tendrils extends from the creature's ventral surface.
Details of the zakai's "diet" are not known. It is presumed
that the body tissues may perform some kind of photosynthesis process,
but other sources may supplement the creature's nutrient input.
Zakai seem to travel in herds of 10 to 70 members. The
observed variation in size between specimens is 75 to 1000
analyses on sexual anatomical variation and reproduction have yet to be
undertaken. The zakai are only part of the larger biosphere
Jadan's atmosphere. Wilderness refuelling here is
restricted by an IISS
order. Orbital navigation satellites broadcast the refuelling ban.