Female Rutians were characterized by light-red hair with a dark streak running through the left side of it while male Rutians often had dark hair with a lock of grey hair running through it on the right. (TNG: "The High Ground")
By 2366, the Ansata had started to use violence, ending a generation of peace. The organization only had around two-hundred members, though over five thousand people were considered to be sympathetic to their cause. While the sympathizers participated in demonstrations, strikes and riots, the Ansata themselves used bombings and murders, but usually did not take hostages.
That year, the USS Enterprise-D visited Rutia to deliver medical supplies in relation to the crisis. While there, Ansata terrorists kidnapped Doctor Beverly Crusher and Captain Jean-Luc Picard, demanding that a Federation mediator be sent to Rutia to settle the dispute. The leader of the Ansata at the time was Kyril Finn, who was killed during an attempt to rescue the hostages. (TNG: "The High Ground")
Society and technology
The Rutians had a police force that was forced to guard against the Ansata group.
- See: Unnamed Rutians