Business Name:  Vrusk Food

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Krakker Jakk

Vrusk

Technological

45/45

45/35

45/45

60/60

3

5

23

23

Ambidexterity, Comprehension 20%

Computer 2, Robotics 2, Psycho-Social 2

Laser Pistol, Laser Rifle, 2 Frag Grenades, Radiophone, Magnigoggles, Chronocom, Inertia Screen

Strip East

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Vrusk
  Of all the Frontier races, the Vrusk is, by preference and necessity, the most finicky eater. They prefer soft and fleshy foods to extremely hard or tough fares, as the mouthparts of the Vrusk were apparently designed by nature for chewing and cutting. Typical Vrusk staples include insects and insect larvae; leaves, and fleshy fruits and plant parts; tender meats; and most types of processed plant and animal products. Vrusk typically have difficulty with tough meats, woody plant parts, animal bones, hard animal shells, and hard nuts.
  The Vrusk palate, although less sensitive than those of Humans and Yazirians, is much more exclusive in taste. The reason for this is that Vrusk seem to lack the sensation of bitterness in food, however detect two other flavor types which other races lack (the Vrusk words for these flavor types, "kr'kt-chit'k" and "kr'kt-k'ask'ts", do not translate into any other language). They seem to particular enjoy fish and shellfish; most arthropods (including some which are venomous or toxic to other races); soft, stiff plant parts (such as celery and carrots); and have a particular taste for extremely spicy foods, stiff tubers, and several varieties of flowers and fruits. They eat their food by holding the food object with one or two hands and the larger pair of maxilla as the mandibles cut and chew it; after which, the smaller pair of maxilla push the chopped meal into the oral cavity and is swallowed.
  Vrusk usually prefer not to drink liquids, but can often be found drinking water, fruit juices, and extremely weak fruit wines. They especially do not drink strong alcohol or milk products, as these can severely damage their digestive tracts.
  Since Vrusk lack the ability to create a vacuum in their oral cavity, they must either tilt back their heads and pour any liquids down their throats, or use a special squeeze or pump vessel in order to siphon the drink up a straw and into the mouth. Since most Vrusk find tilting their heads back uncomfortable most use containers resembling squeeze bottles.
  Common Vrusk fares include:
  T'd'zk-kr'tsik -- a mixture of diced Kiza't plant fruits and roots, large Ch'ta-zk berries, and V'vaz'dsik grubs, all steamed and marinated in a strongly-seasoned Kizk-kar nettlebush leaf broth. This meal has a flavor that is found to be pleasingly acceptable to all races except Dralasites, who can't stand the scent of the Kizk-kar nettlebush leaves (though they often eat the meal with a broth other than the Kizk-kar nettlebush.
  Kr'ek-t'chk -- a salad of various spicy vegetables and small fish (known collectively as Ka-chk'chk) served raw and often covered with a milky sauce of seasoned Vr'tk-k'chek weed sap. This is one of those recipes edible by the Vrusk alone, as the Vr'tk-k'chek weed is poisonous to most other species.
  K'banks'la -- a favorite Vrusk meal consisting of a heavily-seasoned, living K'vnk'z slug on a bed of marble-sized peas, Fauitla mushrooms, and K'tsa fruits. Only a handful of humans in the Frontier can fully stomach a meal of K'banks'la, despite the aesthetic value it holds to Vrusk. Surprisingly, most Yazirians relish fresh K'banks'la; and some political theorists suggest that it's the true reason why Yazirians originally accepted the Vrusk, who served it at the meeting of their first contact.

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