Vertian

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  • Appearance: Extremely thin, long-limbed humanoids; translucent heads; infrared-sensitive organs in place of eyes (ENT Novel: A Choice of Futures)
  • Homeworld: Gamma Vertis IV
  • Vision in infrared range
  • Incapable of speech

History

  • Repeated but rare encounters with varying species over the early-22nd century in Kandari sector; usually negative due to lack of realization of sapience of other species
  • 2151: First contact with Humans
  • 2160: First contact with Andorians
  • March 2163: "Vertian crisis"; Federation/neutral power task force assembles to fend off Vertian attacks, leading to opening of diplomatic relations by April