Bewk are large carnivorous animals, descended from a tree-dwelling ancestor. Their heads are a glorified sensory stalk with a mouth attached, as their actual brain is located within the base of the neck. They are large, and bulky, weighing around 1.75 tons. They have long, spindly fingers with a large spike below. Their limbs are powerful, although a bit skinnier than one might expect. They have a nostril on their lower jaw, and large teeth. The main visible teeth are the numerous canines, which are long and sharp. Hidden inside the cheeck are rows of spiked razor-like teeth on the upper jaw and a flatter single razor on the lower. They have three ears, with one at the top and two on either side of that. Their tails are long, with a bony club on the end. The club is for inter-species matters, and hitting each other with it is not in any way portrayed as violent. This may cause misunderstandings between species.
Bewk have independently developed a FTL-drive that can cross stellar distances in hours, as well as an emergency burst that can take ships to a safer area much more quickly than the average drive. Their shields are powerful and use both material strength, magnetic fields and more advanced armour reverse-engineered from other ships. They have very powerful kinetic guns, a grand total of 0 ray guns, and AI at the intelligence of a 10-year-old (although there is a taboo against intelligence at or over a Bewk's intelligence). Their strong point, though, is the technology created to avoid detection, developed during the Hiding.