Ferocious and often short-tempered, the ursine Kalatians of the Kalatas system were an early experiment by the Kelvans in subverting an existing culture as a cloned species. The strong-willed Kaltians not under Kelvan rule revolted completely when they discovered what Kelvan sunjugation meant. It was under the impassioned pleas of their high council that the FSA was first chartered.
Kaltians were a space-faring species before Kelvan subjugation, and while their ships are not ften built for speed, they are incredibly well armed and armored, and often amazingly self-sufficient.
Kalatians weigh 350–680 kg (770–1500 lbs) and measure 2.4–3 m (7.9–9.8 ft) in height. They have clawed feet and hands, and have very acute senses of smell and hearing.