The Krixxian are a race of sentient insectoids that look like 2m tall versions of Terran mantises. Before contact with Humans and Alairans, Krixxians had developed an amazingly advanced degree of scientific understanding, but they never developed powered flight or space travel. For some obscure cultural reason, the Krixxians never had the urge to fly.
Highly social beings, the Krixxians’ curiosity about the civilizations of the star faring races that arrived on their planet lead many of them to seek passage on starships. Before long, Krixxian travelers were a common sight in most star ports and the Krixxians were a Charter member of the Galactic Federation.
Krixxian scientists, especially those studying the life sciences,are respected throughout the Federation. Because of their highly evolved eyes and fine motor manipulation, Krixxia is the home of many outstanding surgeons. Starfleet crews count themselves lucky if their ship has a Krixxian medical officer.
- Krixxians wear no clothing, though those serving in the Federation military will wear simple cloaks in the appropriate color as a sign of assimilation and unit identification.
- Despite Old Earth legends, Krixxian females do not kill their mates. Divorce proceedings in Krixxian courts; however, have been known to take decades to resolve.