(indeed Ramatis III natives - unnamed species)
Many of the Ramatian people lack the gene that makes hearing possible. The ruling family have devised a method of communication involving a telepathic interpretative 'chorus' - a harmonious mental waveform that resonates with the different facets of personality, which they interpret as communicative thought patterns. Because of this skill they are able to delve deeply into the thought structures of almost any mind, perceiving thought, simplifying, amongst many cross-cultural and lingual boundaries, first contact negotiations, and mediation.
In these halls, experts in diplomacy, translation and thought melds bring disparate minds together in conciliation and understanding. The mediators are the most skilled and gifted individuals in their field.