The Epicanthix were a near-human race native to the planet Panatha. The Epicanthix were genetically very close to standard human stock. Their variances from baseline humans were subtle: all Epicanthix have long, black hair; they were well-muscled, and tend to be williowy and graceful; and they were extremely warlike in their ways. Their closeness to baseline humans suggested to many xenoarchaeologists that the Epicanthix were descended from a forgotten civilization effort many millennia before the rise of the New Order. Under the guidance of the warrior-chief Canthar, the Epicanthix moved from an industrial society to space-level technologies in a matter of millennia.