Republic of Noai
The Republic of Noai was established in year 1854 on Earth and began year 1 of the Extrasolar Calendar. They built their civilization among a cluster of stars near their home system.
The Noai are anatomically similar to birds on Earth. Their faces are dominated by a large Finch-like beak, limiting their speech. The Noai are skilled telepaths however, expanding their ability to communicate with other races, and gifting them with some psionic ability. Their bodies are feathered and brightly colored. Males use their plumage to attract females. Noai have enhanced neurological systems that allow them to navigate and in some cases move objects telepathically.
The Republic is governed by a senate built from 3 representatives from each of 70 planets. An Executive committee helps regulate the everyday processes of the Republic. The Chairman of Security regulates the military, police and foreign intelligence. The Chairman of Commerce regulates trade and commercial law. The Chairman of the Interior takes care of general administration. The Chairman of Justice regulates the court system. The Chairman of the Senate acts as the figurehead and tiebreaker.