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Player Race: No
Relation to UFP:

- We don't really have enough information to justify this race being a player race.

Humanoid inhabitants of planet Sigma Iotia II.  When the planet was visited by the U.S.S. Horizon in 2168, the crew left behind a copy of a book entitled Chicago Mobs of the Twenties.  The highly imitative Iotians proceeded to use this book as the blueprint for their society, and by 2268, when a second contact was made by the Starship Enterprise, Iotian society had become splintered into territories ruled by mob bosses.  In an effort to help the contaminated society, Captain Kirk assumed the mannerisms of the culture, and set up a syndicate between the various territorial leaders, who agreed that the Federation would return each year to collect a cut of the profits.  The money would then be used to steer the planetary government into a more ethical form (A Piece of the Action -TOS).
Star Trek: The Encyclopedia (1999 edition).