"You remain the most successful military officer in the Empire, despite your illegal and troubling methods. You are ordered to proceed immediately to the Anati system and take over the subjugation of her sentient race or races, and prepare to resist an Andalite attack. Succeed, and you will live."
Garoff to Edriss 562[src]

The Anati are a race that was targeted for enslavement by the Yeerk Empire. Edriss 562 was responsible for the invasion by sending in a Yeerk fleet to capture the Anati homeworld. The Yeerk fleet vanished however without a trace, and Visser One one held responsible.