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Player Race: No
Relation to UFP:

- from another galaxy... who knows if they've moved here yet?
- Apparently there are some Kelvans here...  they do seem to be a bit too powerful (from what we know) to be a player race.

Life-forms from planet Kelva in the Andromeda Galaxy.  Kelvans are highly intelligent, and their bodies have a hundred tentacles, but they have no tactile perceptions or emotions as we know them.  When Kelvan scientists recognized that increasing radiation levels in their galaxy would make life impossible in ten millenia, the Kelvan Empire dispatched several ships to explore the universe for a new place to live.  One of their explorer ships was damaged entering the galactic barrier at the edge of the Milky Way Galaxy and the crew abandoned ship.  Taking humanoid form, the Kelvans dispatched a general distress call that was answered by the Enterprise in 2268.  The kelvans commandeered the Enterprise, forcing the starship to cross the barrier and to set course for the Andromeda Galaxy.  The Enterprise crew was able to regain control of their ship by using the Kelvans' unfamiliarity with humanoid senses to confuse and distract them.  Kirk then invited the Kelvans to settle in Federation space and live in peace (By Any Other Name -TOS).
Star Trek: The Encyclopedia (1999 edition).

Civilization from the Andromeda Galaxy.  In the past, Worf stood in battle with Kelvans who were twice his size (Time's Orphan -DS9).
Star Trek: The Encyclopedia (1999 edition) -Supplement