Planet: name unspecified. Humanoid class-5 Delta Quadrant species not yet advanced to space flight. Has a strong and well-developed belief in the Next Emanation afterlife with a fleshed-out funeral ritual involving thanatopolists and cenotaph coffins — actually, a subspace vacuole or spectral rupture, which occur naturally every six hours in thousands of sites all over the planet. Survivors believe they will be reunited with loved ones in the afterlife. Upon death the cell membranes break down into a bio-polymer resin excreted through the skin and wrapping the corpse.