The Capellans are a pre-industrial civilization from the planet Capella IV. The Capellans are ruled by a tribal gov-ernment, with a leader called a 'teer', and have a society based on codes of war. They solve conflicts through fighting, and their traditions forbid the show of cowardice. Combat is placed above love in their society, and they do not use medicine, believing the weak are meant to die. Their world is rich in rare minerals, giving it a significant economic advantage.