Tethys is home of the Elphans a very human like race and member of the federation. Elphans have seen the comings and going of the recent human and alien waves to and from the system but have remained largely indifferent about the situations. Elphans do not posses the levels of passions abundant in their human cousins. Tethys has a temperate climate over its entire surface. Much of the wilderness has remained relatively wild. Many exotic woods thrive on Tethys and some are traded for their inherent value to sculptors and artisans. A Federation outpost has been allowed on Tethys as well as a British trading & communications post.