Member Name: The Confederation of Fomalhaut.
Accepted into the Galactic Federation: A neutral star nation that became a member some 3 years ago.
Location: The brightest star in the constellation of Piscus Austrinus (the southern fish). Piscus Austrinus is found between the constellations of Aquarius and Grus.
Distance From Earth: About 23 Light years from Earth.
Life Form Type: Two members. First, a human rebel group from the Pleiades that first colonized Fomalhaut some 250,000 years ago, and who are now found on Fomalhaut’s third and fourth planets. Second, a smaller dinoid-reptoid group from Bellatrix in Orion, that colonized the second planet in this solar system some 200,000 years ago. The two parties created this Confederation after a series of very destructive wars that ended some 20,000 years ago.
Physical Appearance: The first variety of Fomalhaut humans closely resembles the so-called "Nordic" type of ETs, and are usually blonde with very blue, hazel or steel-gray eyes. Men are muscular, and around six feet (1.85 meters) tall. Woman are very buxom and range from 5 feet, six inches to just under six feet (1.68 to 1.83 meters) in height. The second type is darker-skinned and looks almost tanned, with dark hair and brown, gray or black eyes. Same relative height and appearance as the first so-called "Nordic" type.
The Confederation's Dinoid-Reptoid inhabitants are a hybrid originally from the star Bellatrix in Orion. Very scaly and bony. Upper head is surrounded by large bony crest. Large red or dull yellow eyes (resembling those of Earth's reptiles), are large and set forward just above, and to either side of, very small nose. Mouth has thin lips that run from one side of head to the other. Ears are non-existent: only sign of them is an extra-smooth 3-inch (7.62 cm) circle on either side of head and just behind eyes. Skin is scaly like crocodile's and green, yellow, brown or red in color. Small crest of bony material runs up middle of back and is connected to larger crest found on the top of head.
Being is bi-pedal. Thin hand has six long, clawed fingers. Feet have five toes ending in small, very sharp claws. Very small tail, thick like crocodile’s, extends only to feet. Male is shorter than female. Bellatrician-like males on Fomalhaut range from 8 to 10 feet (2.44 to 3 meters) in height: females are 8.5 to 10.25 feet (2.6 to 3.12 meters) tall.
Special Traits and Abilities: Noted for prowess in all scientific endeavors. They now comprise a large part of the personnel of first major Science and Exploration Team sent to Andromeda (some 2 million Light years from our galaxy).
Average Amount of Sleep Needed: 2 to 6 hours daily.
Language: Human language is lyrical but guttural: Dinoid-Reptoid language is much more guttural.
Mother Ship and Other Craft: Human scout ships are ovoid, like water drop about to fall from tap. They range from 60 to 85 feet (18.3 to 26 meters) in diameter. Mother ships look like huge multi-layered cigars and are from 2 miles to 1200 miles (3.2 to 1,920 kilometers) across.
Dinoid-Reptoid scout ships are shaped like huge beetles, approximately 100 feet (30.5 meters) in diameter. Mother ships are shaped like amoeba and are some 8 to 900 miles (13 to 14,400 kilometers) across.
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