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Player Race: No
Relation to UFP:

- There are so few of them that any Ba'ku that joined Starfleet would likely be a unique character.

Humanoid civilization from a planet in the Briar Patch.  The Ba'ku originally came from a culture on the verge of destroying itself with technologically advanced weapons of war.  In 2066, a small group left their homeworld, colonizing an isolated world in the Briar patch.  The surface of the new Ba'ku planet was bombarded with metaphasic particles that somehow reversed the effects of aging in many humanoid species.  As a result, the Ba'ku now found themselves to be extremely long-lived and found that they had the time to devote themselves to art and craftsmanship.  Ba'ku villagers, who numbered less than a thousand, formed an intensely insular community.  Some Ba'ku, who chose to associate with offlanders, were banished form their homeworld after an unsuccessful bid to overthrow the Ba'ku leadership.  In 2375, these outcasts, now known as the Son'a, allied themselves with some unscrupulous Federation officials in an attempt to remove the remaining inhabitants, so that the Son'a could return to the Ba'ku planet and reap the rejuvenating benefits of the metaphasic particles.  Intervention by Captain Jean-Luc Picard of the Starship Enterprise-E was responsible for preventing the attempted abduction, and the U.S.S. Ticonderoga was dispatched to the Ba'ku homeworld in 2375 to facilitate the planet becoming a Federation protectorate (Star Trek: Insurrection).
Star Trek: The Encyclopedia (1999 edition) Supplemental