The Thalan is a relatively new race that made their debut along with the Iconians in Galactic Civilizations 2: Dread Lords. They are an insectoid race that exceptionally different when compared to the other races, besides being recently discovered. They share a hive mind, giving them an edge in industrial efficiency, while having a negative impact on creativity. However, this also allows them to resist being influenced by another race's culture.
Thalans, as shown by Hithisius on the foreign communications screen, have a wide face with a conical scalp. They also have two large jaw-like arms, possibly used for manual labor or fighting.
The Thalan Empire is lead by Hithisius.