Traditional term for the intelligent races which dominate this region of the galaxy. It appears independently in Aslan, K'kree and Vargr literature.
There is some disagreement as to the meaning of the term and the identity of the races involved. Most commentators agree that all of the six races must be major races; the candidates are:
Various racially-based hypotheses have emerged, but none has gained ascendency.
(ADV-3, 1106; MT-ENCYC: p37, 1120)
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