Small, nimble, and ridiculously tech-savvy, the reptilian lamerta have proven themselves worthy additions to many starship crews and corporations. Hailing from Mien, a jungle planet in the Salutian system, the lamerta consider it a sacred duty to explore the galaxy. Questing after their lost goddess, Maltur, the lamerta seek to understand the reasons for their existence. Why did the servants of Maltur meddle with their genetics? What purpose did they have in raising the lamerta above the primitive and predatory creatures of their world? Perhaps the answers lie somewhere among the stars.