Cunjos are dangerous omnivores native to a world in the eastern Auroran Empire. Many Auroran warriors go on cunjo hunts to prove their valor (though many do not return). The Tekel House in particular sends its warriors in training to the cunjo homeworld as part of their initiation; as a result, many Tekel warriors' death tattoos feature a pair of yellow eyes in a dark jungle.
The Aurorans also introduced the cunjo on two other worlds. One of these is under the jurisdiction of the central seat; the other is Hourglass, one of the moons of the planet Greenwich, located in the Horizon System in southern Federation space.
It is interesting to note that the Cunjo is never described; its appearance is left entirely to the imagination of the player.