Approximately ten million years ago, the Skrulls first ventured outside their native galaxy into the nearby Greater Magellanic Cloud and Milky Way Galaxy. In the former region the Skrulls encountered the Kree a humanoid race still in its rudimentary stages of civilization and the Cotati, a race of sentient plants, both of whom inhabited the same planet, Hala. The Skrulls wished to incorporate Hala into their empire, but only wanted to deal with one of its native races. The Skrull Emperor Dorrek went to Hala with a party of other Skrulls to hold a competition between the Kree and Cotati to determine each races worthiness. The Skrulls decided in favour of the Cotati. Enraged the Kree slew the Skrull emperor and his party and most of the Cotati race and confiscated the Skrull party's starship and technology.

The pacifistic Kree priests of Pama transplanted Cotati to every inhabited world they knew of. The eldest of Earth's Cotati resurrected and took possession of the Swordsman's body so as to mate with Mantis and father the Celestial Messiah.

Species Name: Cotati

Type: Herbaceous

Physical Traits: They require sunlight, water and contact with soil for survival, and are now incapable of mobility.

Height: 6-7 ft

Weight: 200 lbs

Mobility: None

Sensory Organs: Visual and feelers

Communication: Telepathic

Reproduction: Pollination

INT: 4D6 +1, WIS: 4D6 +1, STR: D6, DEX: D6, CON: 5D6, CHA: D6, MR: 0, HPs: CON +D6

Orbit/Climate: Varies between planets

Atmosphere: Varies between planets

Oceans: Varies between planets

Gravity: Varies between planets

Feeding Habits: Photosynthetic

Lifespan: 500 years

Technology: 1

Culture: Passive, completely free of violence and evil.

Government: Council group mind

Population: 15 billion spread over many planets


Home System:

Number of Stars: 1, Turunal

Star Type: K

Planetoid Belts: 3

Inner Planets: 6

Middle Planets: 1

Outer Planets: 4