The Gulanee are the most “alien” of all the Votan species. Though many believe they’re just big balls of light, this is far from the truth. They wear carefully crafted encapsulation suits that are difficult to build and maintain. A Gulanee outside of his encapsulation suit can’t survive for more than a few hours before his body dissipates.
The Gulanee are a mystery to everyone, including other Votans. In fact, the other races weren’t even aware of their existence until fairly recently. After the realization that their star system was doomed, the Indogenes sent an expedition to the planet Gula, looking for a suitable energy source to power their Ark fleet. There they discovered the Gulanee and tried to establish contact. The Gulanee formed a pact with the Votanis Collective, agreeing to harvest gulanite, a precious fuel source found on their planet, in exchange for allowing a portion of the Gulanee population to accompany the Arks to Earth. Most of their people stayed behind, confident they would somehow endure the destruction. With such a small contingent included aboard the Arks, it is a rare thing to encounter a Gulanee in the New Frontier.