How many of you recall this line from the stretch goals?
Star Citizen will feature an additional alien race, the Kr’Thak.
This line is from the 4.5 million stretch goal. Star Citizen has ballooned in scope since the first Kickstarter launch, but, looking at development today, they seem to be keeping to stretch goals as much as they can. I find it interesting that they've introduced the Vanduul, the Xi'an, and the Banu, but we've only heard rumours about the Kr'Thak, a race promised quite early in the game's concept... What gives?
It's likely that this species is either still in production, or under wraps due to lore reasons. I believe in the later, which is further supported by a little googling. The SC wiki has a little on the Kr'Thak and notably states that they are the enemies of the Xi'An and are on the other side of their empire. They are space-faring, own at least a few systems, and have held their own in a conflict lasting at least 700 years... at least, as far as we know.
All this seems canon from a number of sources. So how can we contextualize this within the greater 'verse? Well, let's take a look at the Starmap. It's been a while, eh?
The Xi'an control 12 systems that we know of. They could easily control more, considering the size of Vanduul and UEE space. So, even if the Kr'Thak are not very proliferant, they would likely control several systems - say, maybe 6 or more? Any less would be insufficient to hold up versus another interstellar civilization, IMO.
So, what do you guys think? Would it be cool to explore in reaches unknown to make contact with this mysterious race? What systems will we have to explore and travel through to get to the Kr'Thak? Would you like to participate in an expedition to find out more?
Finally, this really emphasizes that the Starmap is just the beginning. What's already there is mind-boggling. Just how much more does Chris Roberts have planned hiding along the outskirts?
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This thread people can compile images and videos of Alien avatars (characters) (FPS).
Here is a new Vanduul Image from Chris Olivia
+++ Another Alien listed under Star Citizen from Chris Olivia on his Art Station (possible Tevarin or Kr'Thak?)
+++ Some older Chris Olivia art for Star Citizen
and Tevarin below....