Batarians are a race of quad-clopsian bipeds originating on the planet Khar'shan in the Andromeda Galaxy. The batarians are a member of the collection of alien races known as the Andromeda Treaty. Batarians were originally a member of the Coup before the unification of the races. Batarians are famed for their uncanny aggression, violent nature, and piratistic skills. Much like the vorcha, however, batarian society did include a standing government. Today they are used by the Treaty as shock troops, raiders, marauders, and special troops. Batarians make use of many technologies when in combat, such as Blade Armor, Flame Grenades, Batarian Gauntlet, and Ballistic Blades.