The Meri are a tall humanoid race with dark blue skin. They are very similar to their fellow Teltiors; distinguishing characteristics include a pronounced eyebrow ridge, a conical ridge on the top of the head, webbed hands with an opposable thumb and opposable end finger, inward spiralling cartilage leading to the ear canal, and several thick folds of skin around the neck. Meris move with a fluid grace, and have amazing coordination.
While once a true race of warriors, the Meris have learned how to peacefully coexist with the Teltiors. Many Meris have applied their intelligence to farming and healing, but there are many others who have gone into varied fields, such as starship engineering, business, soldiering and numerous other common occupations.
The Meris are a friendly people, but they will not blindly trust those who haven't proven themselves worthy of trust. Like most other species, Meris have a wide range of personalities and behaviors--some are extremely peaceful, while others are quick to anger and fight. The Meris are a hardworking people, many of whom spend time in quiet contemplation or playing mental exercise games like holochess.