No one expects the Manta-Lorians! Our chief weapon is surprise, fear and
surprise; two chief weapons, fear, surprise, and ruthless efficiency!
Er, among our chief weapons are: fear, surprise, ruthless efficiency,
and near fanatical devotion to the Leader! Erm, I will come in again...
These Mollusk-like beings modeled their ships after the gastropods that
they evolved from. They most resemble Terran crustacean hermit crabs in
their overall appearance, even if they are sometimes confused or
hesitant in making decisions. Alone or in pairs they can be deadly, and
they do not back down from a fight, especially when a colony only feels
threatened. They are aggressive in their territory, and have no
compunction in annexing nearby planets and systems into their existing