One of several intelligent species on Rocannon's World. From Rocannon's World
Gdemiar (singular Gdem): Higly intelligent, fully hominoid nocturnal troglodytes, 120-135 cm. in height, light skin, dark head-hair. When contacted these cave-dwellers possessed a rigidly stratified oligarchic urban society modified by partial colonial telepathy, and a technologically oriented Early Steel culture. Technology enhanced to Industrial, Point C, during League
Mission of 252-254. In 254 an Automatic Drive ship (to-from New South Georgia
) was presented to ologarchs of the kirensia Area Community. Status C-Prime.
call them Clayfolk. The Gdemiar and the Fiia were once one folk, but the Gdemiar for some reason chose to live in caves while the Fiia live above ground.