Refless is a mysterious and powerful being that leads all Inbit on Earth. She keeps a close watch on the biological research of the Earth’s life forms, directs defense and decides which course is best for the Inbit’s future development. Refless also acts as high priestess for the Inbit’s religious/philosophical system that guides them to develop themselves into higher beings.
It is Refless that decides humans are the highest life form on Earth and begins the program of converting worthy Inbit soldiers into humans. Although she appreciates the human form, Refless thinks nothing of individual humans or human society. When the Third Invasion Fleet presses in on Reflex Point and Refless decides to take the Inbit to another planet her parting gift is to destroy the large warheads falling toward Earth meant to obliterate Reflex Point. Although she considers humans worthless Refless did not want to see a life-giving world scorched.
Refless may not have a gender but she is referred to here as female because the voice actor chosen for the role was a woman.