These are a race of humanoids we have had little contact with. First contact was a rescue situation where a Golandorian Frigate was in a decaying orbit. A civilian ship managed to get a message to the USS Nimitz. Captain Ladston working with the civilian ship managed to pull the damaged freighter out of the gas giant and to a safe distance. This was accomplished by near brute force and no communication with the ship as there was no translation for their language. Once safe the Nimitz was trying to render assistance when 4 other ships arrived. They were organic looking by similar in markings so the Nimitz moved away and the other ships surrounded the wounded vessel. The Nimitz wisely backed off and jumped out of the system.
Five months later the Cargo Convoy Paragon was attacked by pirates. Without asking for help and before they could get out a distress call two golandorian frigates attacked the superior forces of the pirates. They sent only one word to the convoy, run. The last sensor log the convoy had was the golandorian ships losing the battle. Six weeks later the UNSC found the wreckage of several pirate ships in the next system. All seemed to be obliterated by the Golandorians based on weapons signatures and the wreckage of the ships in the area. The primary hull of the lead pirate ship jumped into the sol system all hands dead. Inside was a note card on the helm. “We are even”
First contact protocols are to approach with caution and respect. Do not antagonize and if you are unsure of the next step leave.
New update on the culture and thinking of the Golandorians. They are a proud race with similar reactions to the far east culture focusing on face and social standing. They come from a planet with a very high volume of solar radiation. It also turns out that they are part plant and they have a martiarchal society. Thier women tend to be the larger and more powerful of the species similar to the diffrence between then men and women in humans. Much like humans they had a sufferage period where the men fought to have equal rights. Even then they still face many up hill battles. They also have very strict rules on debts. Commander Jeb was told that debts must be paid ten fold to those that do not follow thier ways.
Thier ships while are technolgical in some parts they are more or less grown on thier home planet. The imprression is that their ships are a hybrid of specific plants and technological advancements. They are also currently in a state of open hostility with Xeno-176. Right now we do have cordinates for a meetup should the situation ever require one.