Darkover had many species of native humanoids, which are detailed here in Wikipedia. (Wikipedia transcends the notion of "information".) Depicted here are the "Trailmen," who encounter the techno-humans in wilderness areas. The Trailmen were portrayed as "primitives" who could cross-breed with humans in some circumstances. Here in this story the techno-human makes friends with a group of Trailmen, thus offering Darkover fans the possibility of a benevolent colonialism.
Black ink on illustration board, 8 1/2" x 10 1/2", spring 1985.