An ancient people who used to inhabit Allek. The Allek-Tai are potentially the oldest civilization known, with scientific achievements that dwarf the efforts of nearly any race.
The Allek-Tai were nearly wiped out in a war with the near by Illameth, who in their triumph blighted their world Allek with the virulent omniphage. Though they escape and were able to cure themselves the cure made the Allek-Tai sterile … thus dooming their race. The Allek-tai however are long lived … each with a lifespan thats can last 10 millenia … but the few that now survive are all old and are slowly diminishing.
Those that live now reside in a vast distributed craft known as The Hearth ship … which is spread across many places and systems … but linked together with portals.