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Player Race: No
Relation to UFP:

- errr..  they're barely peaceful.

Classification R-3 life-forms, the Sheliak are only vaguely humanoid.  The Sheliak are a reclusive people, avoiding contact with the Federation whenever possible.  This may be due to the Sheliak attitude that humans are an inferior form of life.  The Treaty of Armens was established in 2255 between the Sheliak and the Federation, ceding several planets (including Tau Cygna V) to the Sheliak.  There was virtually no contact with the Sheliak for over a century thereafter, until they demanded that a Federation colony on Tau Cygna V be removed.  The Sheliak refer to themselves as 'The Membership' and have a governing body called 'The Corporate' (The Ensigns of Command -TNG).
Star Trek: The Encyclopedia (1999 edition).