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Player Race: No
Relation to UFP:

- Since they were enemies in Star Trek: Insurrection, we'll hold off on having any Son'a become Starfleet crew...
- About half of of the Son'a have rejoined their Ba'ku brethren, the other half... who knows?  
- Apparently the Son'a are a dying race.

Spacefaring humanoid civilization.  The Son'a were a nomadic and largely hedonistic people who lived in opulence and coveted such material objects as jewels and precious metals.  They were originally from the Ba'ku planet, but joined with offlanders around 2275 in an unsuccessful bid to take control of the idyllic Ba'ku society.  The Ba'ku elders banished the renegades, who later called themselves the Son'a.  In 2325, the Son'a conquered and enslaved the Tarlac and Ellora peoples.  By 2375, genetic anomalies prevented the Son'a from procreation.  They used genetic manipulation and other cosmetic techniques to extend life and physical appearance, but they knew they were a dying society.  In a desperate second attempt to take control of their old homeworld, the Son'a, led by Ahdar Ru'afo, allied themselves in 2375 with renegade Starfleet officer Admiral Matthew Dougherty.  Ru'afo and DOugherty had hoped to abduct the entire Ba'ku population, some 600 individuals, without their knowledge by using a holoship, clearing the Ba'ku planet for Son'a use.  After Captain Jean-Luc Picard of the Starship Enterprise-E stopped Ru'afo's plan, at least some of the surviving Son'a found themselves cautiously accepted back into Ba'ku society (Star Trek: Insurrection).
Star Trek: The Encyclopedia (1999 edition) -Supplemental