3331: Space Oddity
The Xeretes was the species of invading aliens that began the Great Galactic Conflict. They came to the Milky Way from another galaxy quite far away using worm hole generators far before our own scientists were able to establish similar modes of travel through space. With their vast numbers and superior tech, this warrior race swiftly infiltrated the Milky Way, nearly bringing the entire galaxy to its knees.
However, with the combined efforts of the Milky Way Federation fighting back for nearly two decades, the Xeretes were finally beaten back. In fact, by the end of the war, the MWF had developed so much in the way of military technology we were able to wipe out their entire invading fleet and, using their own stolen worm hole generators, even detonated a black hole bomb on the surface of their home world. Thus, ensuring the protection of the galaxy from this marauding species.
There are a few of these beings left throughout the universe, though they are rarely seen by anyone. Understanding how they are viewed, especially in the Milky Way, the remaining Xeretes keep to themselves and often adopt mechanical or psychic disguises to pass as human or another mundane species of alien.
Very little is know about the Xeretes and what they were capable of. It is apparent that they were extremely intelligent, though most were very violent and saw themselves as superior to other species. It is believed that they bore potent psychic abilities due to the fact that most recovered technology produced by their species relied on a mental connection of some kind, though they also never sport any neural ports.
There is a bit of sexual dimorphism in the Xeretes species. Though both males and females generally start out life pale, thin, and white-haired, the males tend to accrue muscle mass much faster and grow much taller than the females, sometimes as much as 2 to 3 feet taller! Because of the differing physical capabilities of the males to the females, their roles in their societies become much different than our own.
The males, being bigger and more prone to use their size to their advantage, are most often trained to by warriors of physicality, using their raw strength, stamina, and agility in conjunction with their natural psychic powers to topple any foe.
In contrast, the females take much time and effort to cultivate their powers of leadership, technology, and the sheer latent energies of their much more potent psychic abilities in order to bring assured victory to the Xeretes Empire.