(also known as Perseids)

A humanoid species somewhat more advanced than Humans though the latter species eventually overtakes them in the 27th and 28th centuries. Physically they are different from Humans mainly by a series of ridges on the forehead. They are a mostly peaceful people, though with a strong sense of tradition and a Noblesse Oblige attitude toward "lesser" species. In the 20th century they are bitter rivals of the Hzeel, and take over former Hzeel territory after superheroes from Earth devastate the Hzeel homeworld. Founders of the Perseid Empire.