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Player Race: Yes
Relation to UFP:

- Nothing to justify this not being a player race.

Humanoid civilzation.  The Iyaarans conducted their first cultural exchange with the Federation in 2370.  Iyaarans reproduce by postcellular compounding, and emerge full grown from natal pods.  Iyarans do not share certain concepts, such as pleasure, antagonism, and love.  They regard the consumption of food as being for sustenance only, and their diet is bland in the extreme by the standards of many other humanoids.  During their cultural exchange in 2370, they explored these concepts by assigning an ambassador to each.  While Ambassadors Loquel and Byleth succeeded in their studies of pleasure and antagonism, Ambassador Voval felt he failed to understand the nature of love (Liaisons -TNG).
Star Trek: The Encyclopedia (1999 edition).