Information is and always will be the most valuable curancy.
The Qui is a race that exsists because of this law. From 1-2.5 feet tall ranging from 12-30 pounds the average Qui does not exude leadership qualities. Qui however are the lead race of The Republic, information is the only reason. Qui are able to talk amonst themsleves no matter the distance. This is the source of thier power because they can comunicate with any sentiant creature the same way. The catch if you are not a Qui you cant stop them from looking around in your brain. Thuss anythig you know they can know or already know or know is worong. The only see memories so they are capable of being supprised by things but it is rare.The Qui home world is slightly more electricly active then most worlds as a result there is no O2 in the air all oxygen is O3 commonly refered to as ozone. the standard carbon life form is capable of breaking down elements much better than putting them together, so other races can breath on Qui planets but Qui can not breath O2 oxygen. Qui have adapted well to having other races wanting the information they can gather. With this adaption they have been steadly growing in head size with the remaining bits of there body shrinking slightly. Simply having other races make things for them like small hover chairs for locomotion is common for Qui. The Qui are by far the most dependant on tech of all races barly able to acomplish life with out use of anti-grav and remotes. The Qui have made extencive use of the Kanic and there lack of political goals. Qui use them to make the things that keep them alive and able to play the political game. Though the Qui can not use implants of any kind with out loosing the ability to talk to other Qui. Some choose this path anyway taking on the name Een Qui. The Een are able to talk to other races just the same, but do not have access to the vast knowledge of the whole race of Qui. Most Een fall into positions as ship crew on republic standard ship designs. All of the Een are drawn to the Kanic for thier ability to fix the problems that life presents as to a 50cm tall 10 kilo salamander in a universe that makes them deal with 3 meter tall 400 kilo Torus. Qui will tipicaly shun Een and charge them more for information then other races.