Liberata are short and stocky, famous for their gruff tempers and pettiness. They are looked down on by the other Votan species, and usually fulfill the roles of servants or other menial laborers. Liberata are small, with broad shoulders, thick necks, and wild tufts of hair.
The Liberata once held a seat of economic power that dwindled centuries before the Votan exodus to Earth. Their avarice was unbridled – business and profit were part of their nature and gave meaning to their lives. Ultimately, this greed led to the collapse of their society. Liberata families have spent years trying to make amends for the sins of their past... a past which has never truly been forgotten (if their general sarcasm is any indication). They’re a great hire for any employer, since they work remarkably hard no matter how menial the task. They take enormous pride in their work, sometimes to the point of overt arrogance. 
The town’s garbage dump is a large pit far east of town known as “The Boneyard.” All manner of junk can be found there – old machinery, rollers, farm & mining equipment. Liberata scavengers can often be found pawing through the detritus, looking for salvage to sell in the bazaar. Their presence has become a nuisance.
- ↑ http://www.defiance.com/en/series/world-of-2046/aliens/liberata
- ↑ http://www.defiance.com/en/series/world-of-2046/town-of-defiance