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Player Race: No
Relation to UFP:

- No comment.

Advanced humanoid civilization of unknown origin.  The Vians rendered aid to the Minaran star system in 2268 when the star went nova.  Due to limited resources, the Vians had the ability to save the inhabitants of only one of the Minaran planets.  The Vians therefore conducted an elaborate experiment to determine which planet's inhabitants would be saved.  The extraordinary self-sacrifice of the Minaran empath, Gem, caused the Vians to choose to save Gem's people (The Empath -TOS).
Star Trek: The Encyclopedia (1999 edition).