The Zjalans are a spacefaring civilization of tabaxi. After the destruction of their home planet, Zjala, they were forced to find other worlds to colonize. They were one of the earlier spacefaring civilizations, having taken to the stars over 20,000 years ago.
They pride themselves in their principles of democracy and freedom and are quite eager to share their ways with other “less enlightened” people. They are also rather aggressive when it comes to seeking out trading partners and “keeping the peace” throughout the Material Plane.
The Zjalans were recently provisionary members of the Seekers of the Aetherium. They were rejected following a violation of the First Injunction regarding tabaxi in the Wayward Isle.
Around 20,000 years ago, shortly after the destruction of Zjala, a Zjalan colony ship crashed on the world of Rythea. On the continent of Cyrinsyn, the colonists founded the Republic of New Zjala. Ever since, the people of New Zjala have been out of contact with the other spacefaring Zjalans at large and unable to leave Rythea.