The Ehrud are a massive species native to the high gravity planet of Ehrud.
Many Ehrud prefer to remain on their own homeworld rather than travel into space. Possibly because of their size or evolution in the open air, the Ehrud find the necessary confines of space travel uncomfortable. Evolving in a high-gravity environment where a fall could be lethal has made ehrud psychology deeply cautious and conservative. Their culture is built on small, tight-knit groups, and their conservative nature means the ehrud government is extremely stable. Despite this, they are always welcoming to outsiders and are considered a client race of the Terran Federation.