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The Nimant (Taxonomically Entia tranquillo; dubbed Kinsman by the) are a unique mammalian species native to the Orion Arm of the Milky Way Galaxy.
Biology and physiology
The Nimant have been recognized for their similar physiology to Earth's native elephants. In fact, records show a similar evolutionary path on their homeworld Neema. Their earliest recognizable ancestors were in fact a much larger, bipedal elephant-like species.
The Nimant had maintained a successful star empire prior to the founding of the Interstellar Union. In fact, their presence had been strictly limited to their system due to their fear of sparking conflict with the galaxy's more aggressive races, specifically to Omaan. Upon indoctrination, they had initiated cautious expansion under the close guise of their allies.
They were among the first species to join the Interstellar Union, and have remained one of Humanity's strongest allies since. Unlike other spacefaring races, the Nimant are quite docile, and do not feature a large military force, nor are they exceptionally advanced. The Humans had made first contact with the Nimant in , two years ensuing to the founding of the Interstellar Union. These would be the first non-Covenant species to be encountered by humanity.