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Player Race: Yes
Relation to UFP:
Not a member.   Friendly.

- Most likely not a member of the UFP.  No problem with this race as a player race.

Humanoid civilization native to planet Deneb IV.  The Bandi, desiring to become a member of the Federation, offered Starfleet the use of a newly constructed starcase called Farpoint Station.  It was later learned that Farpoint Station had not been built by the Bandi, but was in fact a shape-shifting spaceborne lifeform.  The lifeform had been captured by the Bandi and coerced into assuming the form of the station.  Investigation by Enterprise-D personnel uncovered the coercion, and the lifeform was allowed to return to space.  (Encounter at Farpoint, part 1 and 2 -TNG).
Star Trek: The Encyclopedia (1999 edition).