dream species

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Player Race: No
Relation to UFP:

- First off, this species is located in the delta quadrant.
- Second, we don't even know what this species calls itself... 
- so it's off limits as a player race.

Telepathic humanoid civilization in the Delta Quadrant.  These people lived in a cave and their consciousness existed only in a dream state.  For centuries, the dream species had suffered attacks from a variety of outsiders they referred to as the waking species.  In order to protect themselves, the dream species took refuge in underground caverns.  They established an artificial neurogenic field surrounding their planet, causing intruders from any waking species to fall asleep.  Once in the realm of sleep, the dream species could deal with such intruders on their own terms.  In 2374, the Starship Voygaer accidentally entered the dream specie's neurogenic field, causing the crew to enter a state of hyper-REM sleep.  The dream species held Voyager captive in their reality until Chakotay was able to enter a lucid dreaming state, confronting the humanoids and convincing them to dismantle the transmitter (Waking Moments -VGR).
Star Trek: The Encyclopedia (1999 edition) -Supplement.