The native species of Ifindris.
The Katoxyn are massive winged creatures with nearly no torso, just long twin tails and two armlike appendages with six spindly fingers on each. Their heads are shaped like those of the hammerhead shark on Earth. They had thick blubbery skin that was a mixture of blue and pink.
They communicate through echolocation.
The proto-Katoxyn emerged some 250,000 years ago. Not as bound by gravity due to their aerial nature, they were quick to head up past the clouds. Many religions were formed based off of the many moving lights and orbs they saw, but those have since fallen out of practice. Unlike their sister race, they were quick to understand the nature of the universe but due to lack of resources, were unable to travel beyond their world.
This changed around 3500 CE when a massive asteroid was caught in Ifindris’ gravitational field and entered into an orbit that skimmed the atmosphere. With primitive spacesuits the Katoxyn had built from a few other lifeforms, they reached the asteroid and pushed it farther into the atmosphere although not enough to send it plummeting to the core. Utilizing what tools they had been able to build, they hollowed out the asteroid and constructed a large but primitive solar sail starship.
With this, the Katoxyn set out to the other worlds of their system, sending more asteroids toward Ifindris in order to build more starships. They discovered life on Uathyn but as they were still planetbound decided to observe only.
The Katoxn explored their star system for a few hundred years before noticing their Uathyn neighbors running into difficulty. The Katoxyn initiated first contact and helped many Uathyn relocate to their moon.
With first contact came the exchange of technologies and ideas as well as culture. Happy to hear that their cultures were fairly similar, they became fast friends and co-founded the Glitter Territories.
The Katoxyn spread out among the stars with their aquatic brethren and settled many worlds before coming into contact with the Confederacy.
With no land masses separating them on their worlds, the Katoxyn are a true Communist civilization, working together for the good of the many. This has translated to the galactic stage.