this was the name given to the near-human colonists who settled the Ferro Systems. They were a proud people, but quite reclusive and independent. These tall, strong-looking near-humans were known for their milky-white to icy blue skin, their unusual eye coloration, and the fact that they rarely traveled far from their homeworlds. Most known Ferroans inhabited the planet Zonama Sekot, although it was generally believed that the Ferroans were brought to Zonama Sekot, not native to it. This group of Ferroans was employed by the original Magister as caretakers of the planet, using their natural instinct to remain separated from the rest of the galaxy to ensure Zonama Sekot was well-hidden from casual observers. Generations later, during the Yuuzhan Vong invasion of the galaxy, the Shaper Nen Yim came to believe that the Yuuzhan Vong might have evolved into something like the Ferroans, had they not destroyed their homeworld of Yuuzhan'tar generations earlier. With the discovery that Zonama itself was the offspring of Yuuzhan'tar, the link between the living planet and the Yuuzhan Vong became obvious. After the Yuuzhan Vong surrendered to the Galactic Alliance at Coruscant some five years after their invasion began, it was decided that the remaining Yuuzhan Vong would live on Zonama Sekot. The Ferroans were surprisingly open to this decision, especially in light of the number of times the Yuuzhan Vong had tried to destroy Zonama Sekot. A few members of the younger generation of Ferroans thought the idea was improper, and chose to leave Zonama Sekot and travel to other worlds.