On SD 50612.04, the Manticore started noticing strange occurrences onboard, missing personal items, weird power losses, etc. It was traced to a very small race of interphasic beings who refer to themselves as Croatoans, but most of the cre call them gremlins. They have been living on the ship for a long time, living in peace with us, but their equalibrium has been upset by the recent addition of the Cremorian Barking Spiders, in the Science lab. After sedating the spiders on SD 50702.19, the Croatoans have returned the ship to working order, return the personal items they had stolen, returned Commander Jami Farrington, who they had kidnapped and even agreed to help with the upkeep of ship systems, as their small size and dexterous fingers make them ideal Engineer's mates.