Expeditionary Force by Craig Alanson Wiki
Expeditionary Force by Craig Alanson Wiki

The Jeraptha are an insect-like race, described as "beetle-like," forming their nickname of "Beetles," with a number of clients, the Ruhar and the Torgalau. They're the client species of the Rindhalu. The Jeraptha love to gamble on the outcome of anything, especially politics and military matters.


Jeraptha are a sentient insect/beetle-like species. They are similar in size to a human with 6 limbs rather than 4.

Instead of having a traditional chitin exoskeleton they are said to have a leathery skin.[1]

They are know to use their antenna to move or manipulate things such as tucking orders into a top pocket to prevent morale of junior officers declining.[2]


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The Jeraptha have a heavy focus on gambling in their everyday lives; most notably this can been seen in the gambling on upcoming operations to even what is occurring during battles.[2]

When Skippy the Magnificent imitated orders from Jeraptha high command to stop the Thuranin, he offered 60/1 odds with no points which was unheard of. During said battle the Jeraptha in command offered 7/4 odds on whether a Thuranin ship would escape from the battle.


The Jeraptha are known to use nano devices to create mischief, for example using a nano generated smoke bomb in a Kristang destroyer to make it seem like the auxiliary reactor was melting down; or to place itching powder in Kristang military uniforms.

During the events of Black Ops they placed smart asteroid debris "pebbles" at the mouths of wormholes which enabled them to gain intel on the types and number of Thuranin ships present in their task force.


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The Elders were an ancient race that disappeared from the Milky Way millions of years ago. Skippy the Magnificent believes they ascended to a higher level of existence.
Rindhalu Coallition
Jeraptha Ajackus Vreen
Ruhar Torgalau
Verd-kris Lemoostra
Maxolhx Coalition
Thuranin Bosphuraq Esselgin
Kristang Wurgalan
Humans on Earth, Avalon & Jiayuguan and the Merry Band of Pirates currently have no patrons or clients, but are looking to achieve alliances with many species. The humans on Paradise, though not technically clients of the Ruhar, are under Ruhar control. The Pirates have a clandestine association with the Jeraptha Ethics and Compliance Office.