The Onteen are an oviparous humanoid species native to the planet Elcha.
They are known to possess a strong religious faith, one which centers around a deity known as the Great Egg. While many believe that those born of the egg are the chosen ones of God, a minority believe that all are chosen of God. People of this minority are considered second-class citizens are are treated as such. Many who sympathize are normally exiled from Elcha, where they journey to Terran Federation space.
Their government is headed by a leader known as the Urtel, who is the leader of the church. The legislature is known as the Holy Assembly, a group of people known as Velches who selects a new Urtel from among their own.