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Umgah Blobbies
Homeworld: Beta Orionis I
Coordinates: 197.8 : 596.8
Member of: Ur-Quan Hierarchy (battle thrall)
Ship: Drone

The Umgah are a race of pranksters whose warped sense of humor knows no bounds. They are purple blobbish creatures with multiple eyes, mouths and tentacles. They foster an interest in bio-science, and amuse themselves by affixing extra appendages to their blob-like bodies.

Umgah evolved on a mountainous world with many small seas. They are most likely cave dwellers, prefering to live in moist and closed caverns. This is because all Umgah have agoraphobia, fear of open areas and spaces. The most apparent feature in the Umgah culture is Humor, and comedian is the most respected profession an Umgah can have. Umgah hate boredom above all else, and are always looking for more ways to have fun. Sometimes they even play cruel and harmful jokes on other races, just to laugh their bellies off, and they seem to favor the Spathi as victims due to their extreme, natural cowardice.

An Umgah is believed to be responsible for condemning the Spathi to be bound into service as Hierarchy Battle Thralls. They are also guilty of impersonating the Ilwrath gods Dogar and Kazon and responsible for the war the Ilwrath wage against the Pkunk.

Despite their antics in teasing or bullying other neighbouring species the Umgah have maintained friendly relationships with the Arilou Lalee'lay, even during wartime when they were on the opposing sides. The Arilou frequently visit the Umgah stars of Orionis, because one of their naturally occuring QuasiSpace Portals happens to be nearby.

Historically, it is said that the Umgah were the first race in our region of space to be defeated by the Ur-Quan Kzer-Za and the first race to become Battle Thralls.1 However, the Thraddash also claim this "honor," and it most probably belongs to them as the Kzer-Za, given the direction of their arrival, would have encountered the Thraddash before the Umgah.

They also played a role in the events during the Second Doctrinal Conflict and the defeat of both Ur-Quan factions, as they received an injured Talking Pet, rescued by the Arilou from an Ur-Quan shipwreck. The Umgah turn this benign Talking Pet into the malicious neo-Dnyarri, which quickly takes control of the entire Umgah race and put them to work on a plan to exact some kind of revenge on the Ur-Quan. The Captain is able to free the Umgah from the neo-Dnyarri's psychic compulsion, and the Umgah reward him in true Umgah fashion, by first revealing their findings that the Mycon are actually created by someone, then giving 500 biological data, then... (after changing The Captain's title from "Great Hero" to "Great Enemy") attacking them with their Drones en masse, not before transferring three of their ships to The Captain's fleet.

Notes and references

1 Star Control 2 manual, pg. 61 (PC) or pg. 31 (3DO). Hayes also seems to imply this, stating that "the first direct evidence of the Ur-Quan's intent was the sudden conquest of the Umgah."