Lacondans are a sentient species living on a planet called Laconda in the And 1 or KK8 galaxy.
Lacondans (or crags) are snake-like creatures, but their heads are rounder and larger relative to the rest of their body. Their scales are always green without any patterns. Much like cobras on Earth, they have a hood, and like most other kinds of snake, they have a forked tongue. In their mouths, they have four fangs, two on the top and two on the bottom. They can grow from 3-9 meters long. Quite contrary to snakes on Earth, they have two arms with five fingers on each hand, and no legs.
History and Discovery
In 280000 BC the Lacondans emerged on their planet. In 2269, Tyrus Drodon's CLDS (Computerized Life Detecting Satellite) picked up signs of intelligent life in the And 1 dwarf galaxy. The satellite detected radio waves being emitted from the galaxy, but it took until 2344, when his grandson Nehemiah Drodon made a new CLDS he called the PCLDS, with the "P" standing for precise. This was the 19th attempt at getting it to work. In 129043, an unmanned spacecraft has landed on Laconda and the Crags were curious and the equivalents to a military stayed around the perimeter of the ship.
The vessel was not manned and it picked up information and sent it back to Earth. It also had a rover within it. As soon as it was released, that's when we learned that the Crags were armed with something similar to guns. The technological state of Laconda was approximately at 1950s Earth. In 30 minutes, they were able to learn a lot about the Crags and Laconda. The Crags secured the ship and the rover in some sort of laboratory. Some scientists (so to speak) observed and even dissected it. The technology in the rover and in the ship was a ground-breaking discovery, for the next time they sent a ship over 10 years later, the planet was in some sort of technological revolution. Humans haven't seen a case like this ever before.
In 130085, a person was sent to Laconda, the atmosphere consisted mostly of CO2 so humans had to wear gas masks to help them breathe. Lacondans are typically able to pick up languages fast, so the scientists communicating through the probe were able to teach them English after a few years of difficulty.