The last surviving female members of their race after the Shofixti's heroic self-destruction in the First War, they are a group of sixteen adolescent Shofixti captured by Admiral ZEX of the VUX during the war. These young beauties were kept unresisting, compliant, and preserved forever young despite the by freezing them in cryogenic suspension; ZEX kept them as part of his menagerie of strange, bizarre and dangerous creatures, both sentient and nonsentient. However, among the Alliance races, he found humans to be far more fascinating and grotesque than Shofixti, and so was willing to offer them to human Captain Zelnick in trade, nominally in exchange for the Beast of Linch-Nas-Ploh but really in order to gain an opportunity to capture Zelnick and his crew themselves. VUX's gambit failed when Zelnick delivered the Beast and VUX's crew proved incapable of controlling it, leading to his menagerie's destruction. Zelnick was thus able to recover the Maidens and offer them as mates to Shofixti survivor Tanaka; Tanaka and his wives then began the process of repopulating the Shofixti species.