The Likash are a race of feline-like, biped humanoids from Likash, a planet of savannas and rough uplands. They are known for their loyalty, passion, and temper. Quick and powerful, they are considered great warriors and dedicated, efficient predators. Their females are prized as slaves, whereas the males are generally considered too uncontrollable for slavery. The baseline Likash have fur-covered bodies with thick manes, They have prominent, retractable claws that could deliver powerful killing attacks on foes and prey. Their bodies also possess rapid healing abilities. On average, Likash are 1.5 to 1.9 meters tall. These traits make them the perfect hand-to-hand specialists. The Cathar species also had two additional subspecies, known as the Juhani and the Myr Rho. Both of these were notably less catlike than mainline Cathar. On their homeworld, Likash lived in cities built into giant trees, and were organized into clans governed by "Elders." Stories of their great heroes were often carved into the trunks of these tree-homes for following generations to see. The Likash mated for life, to the extent that when one mate died, the survivor never had a relationship with another. Likash clan society included great pageants and celebrations, especially for their heroes. Their religion included a ritual known as the "Blood Hunt," in which Likash warriors individually engaged in combat against entire nests of Kiltik in order to gain honor and purge themselves of inner darkness. Their traditions ended when the Fen Domar attacked their homeworld, the last able-bodied survivors fled to Earth space.