A race of four-eyed, four-armed raptor-like aliens hailing from the Alphetas system, first encountered by Majestic Two during the maiden voyages of the Majestic Fleet. Winterkin were the first alien race discovered by humans, and contributed greatly to technological advancement. Winterkin society is largely tribal, with the head of the "tribal" group deciding governance. Some Winterkin are ruthless pirates, some are benevolent travelers, and some are honorable warriors. Many Winterkin are tinkerers and enjoy working with machines.