The Xantorans are a small furry yet highly intelligent species found on Xantor. They are descended from burrowing mammals and they were extremely diligent record-keepers, and it was said that they had recorded every trivial event since the dawn of intelligence. Libraries were among their greatest forms of entertainment, as were story-telling sessions called Ta'sharr.
Like the Hayator, Xantoran society is clan-based. The head of each family was usually the oldest female, called the Duchess. The Duchess worked with all family matters and held a daily Ta'sharr with the children of the clan. Xantoran family members supported tourism in areas like the Boiling Sea, they also worked as scholars and trinketsmiths. When a member of a Xantoran clan reached 18, the members of the clan gathered together and the Duchess awarded the Septar of Xantor to the person.
Xantorans rarely carried weapons and were usually peaceful and quiet. Xantoran police officers wore medallions around their necks and carried flashsticks to disable criminals. The Wingriders were a division of police that rode ibbot mounts.