The Council of Non-Human Sentients represents alien races in the space controlled by the United Republic of Earth. In recent history, it has gained the right to appoint 200 non-human senators (see Senate). The Council also combats human-supremacist movements within United Republic space, joining forces with the Cyber Guild to this effect. It also favors a peaceful course of action regarding the Horsehead Empire. There are plenty of Keiki, Rikiari, Vilaki, and Horseheads (see Horseheads outside the Horsehead Empire) in the Council, but few Arvi. Members of variant human races are denied Council membership since the United Republic government treats the variant humans as true humans like "normal" humans, but the human variants and the Council are allies against the racism of the human supremacists.