Member Name: Star-Nation of Mintaka (formerly part of the Orion League).
Accepted into the Galactic Federation: Three years ago.
Location: One of three bright stars in the famed Belt of Orion (The other two are AlNitak and AlNilam.)
Distance From Earth: Some 233 Light Years from Earth.
Life Form Type: Primarily an Amphiboid species; a few Reptoid and Dinoid hybrids live among them.
Physical Appearance: In many ways, Mintakans resemble the frogs and toads of Earth. There are, however, some major differences. They are mainly bipedal in stature. Their skin, smooth and hairless, is noted for its iridescent colors, which range from bright reds, oranges and greens, to yellows and browns.
Unlike those of Earth’s amphibians, the eyes are not too bulgy, but are quite large, ‘wraparound’ and bright red, orange or greenish-yellow in color. The nose consists of two small slits above a very thin set of lips. The mouth, when opened, is very large and frog-like. The ears are two small round circles on either side of the head.
The head is large and seemingly disproportionate to the rest of the body, while the neck seems to be non-existent. The body, arms and legs are very muscular. Toes and fingers are long, thin, webbed and four in number: toes have small claws.
The males, slightly smaller than the females, are between 7 to 8 feet (2.13 to 2.44 meters) in height. The females, slightly larger, range from 7.5 to 8.5 feet (2.29 to 2.59 meters) tall. Mintakans are also noted for a series of three small, thin, interconnected riles than run up their backs and end at the top of their heads.
Special Traits and Abilities: Noted for their great proficiency in psychology, as well as in all methods of mind manipulation. They have a great body of scientific knowledge and vast libraries of inner wisdom that go back over 15 million years.
Average Amount of Sleep Needed: 4-6 hours per day.
Language: Sounds very tonal, but also very deep and guttural.
Mother Ship and Other Craft: Almost mushroom-like in appearance: resemble the large spaceship at the end of the movie “Close Encounters”. Vary in size from 50 to 150 feet (15.2 to 46 meters) in diameter. Mother ships are very large, almost 100 to 1000 miles (160 to 1600 Kilometers) across. The larger ones are very self-sufficient and are usually kept only in deep space.
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