The Mawasi are an alien race resembles a small horse, although it is completely hairless. The Mawasi have leathery, grey skin and small, beady eyes. They can easily walk on their hind legs, their forelegs, or all fours. They used their four hands to help them move through the trees of their homeworld of Mawas. Much of their language was punctuated with knuckle rapping and foot stomping. Mating among Mawasi males and females was centered around a display in which the male puffed out their skin, indicating his desire to mate with a given female. If no other male was near, the female accepted the male's offer. When a Mawasi died, the body was prepared for a funeral by piercing it with heavy hooks. During the funeral itself, heavy iron balls that were inscribed with runes were attached to the balls, and the body was dropped into the Ghoop Ocean.