Shammatans are humanoids that evolved from large mammalian predators. They sport skin flaps on their neck which functions as olfactory organs. Their skin is grey and hairless, and their eyes are black and featureless. They have no nose, and sport pointed teeth.
The average Shammatan stand 180 cm tall and weighs 75 kg. He has black, featureless eyes and grey skin.
Most Shammatans are ruthless, selfish creatures that care only for their own advancement in life - if necessary at the expense of others. They regard all non-Shammatans as lesser beings, and consider them useless except as slave labour and - if necessary - cannon fodder.
Shammatans live in a militaristic society, which promotes the superiority of the Shammatan species, discipline, skill at arms, and the subjugation of other species.
A Shammatan is physically and mentally similar to humans, but display a greater physical strength and smell. Psionic abilities manifest in one out of a million. Shammatan telepaths tend to use their abilities for their own advancement.