Like the choices for PC Races, the NPC Races are broken up into Major (FTL-developed) and Minor (FTL-adapted) classes.
Hivers are a race based on sixfold symmetry. Of all the major races they are the most “alien” to humans in both appearance and thought patterns. Despite their name Hivers actually have a highly individualistic society. They avoid where possible direct violence and war, preferring instead to work behind the scenes via covert manipulation and psychohistory.