The USS Aurora has discovered reports of a previously unidentified species known as the “Xith”. Reports of the species come from deep within Romulan space previously unexplored, but now available via a semi-stable wormhole discovered by the Aurora’s crew.
The Xith are a technologically advanced species of insect-humanoid creatures apparently known for their compulsive resource mining and hoarding. According to reports, the Xith mindfully and willingly destroyed their homeworld and the other planets in their solar system to mine the resources. Since then they have been living among the dead chunks of rock that was once their homeworld, known as the “Veil of Rocks”. Xith behavior resemble a colony of ants — venturing out to scavenge whatever they can find and bring it back to the colony for consumption.