The Orm are a sentient species living on Xis' northern polar region.
Orm use primitive stone age tools and developed a "more complex social interaction scheme" in the last 100 years.
They are monitored from OB Station Pegasus, staffed by researchers and military personnel.
Orm are protected by the Fair Chance Act. However, the ability to prevent every intruder from landing on Xis is limited, and given the planet's rampant black market, the FCA once again doesn't quite reflect reality.
Orms were poached in the 29th century.