The Dorlak are a bipedal species that once came from the planet Leka. Having been discovered by the Klax 700 years ago, their discovery brought great calamity as well as joy. While civilian Dorlak eagerly boarded Klax motherships, powers in control of the planet saw this as an act of treachery. A short war broke out, resulting in the complete annihilation of all life on Leka. Despite this loss the Dorlak were still 7 million strong, having boarded and evacuated the world, during and prior to the war.
Today the Dorlak populate many worlds that allow multi-racial immigration. Space stations are home to more estabished populations. Given their permanence on these stations, they have an unfortunate reputation for being involved in less than legal activities, such as assisting smugglers.