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Player Race: No
Relation to UFP:

- Sorry... no powerful rock creatures allowed on board.

Lifeform indigenous to planet Excalbia.  These rock-based, intelligent entities possess ethics and values dramatically different from those of many humanoid species.  They are intensely curious about other lifeforms and have captured such forms, to observe their behaviour in dramatic situations created by the Excalbians.  They were shape-shifters and used their ability to alter their molecular form to remake themselves into characters to support such dramas.  One such experiment, conducted in 2269, involved the capture of Kirk and Spock, who were placed into a conflict with various historical figures including Agraham Lincoln, Kahless the Unforgettable, and Surak of Vulcan (The Savage Curtain -TOS).
Star Trek: The Encyclopedia (1999 edition)