I decided to make up my own race, hell Star Trek has how many minor and not so minor warp capable races why choose something normal. A local race should be in the game something like the Bajorans for DS9.Eylia Sofis
A human-like race of very pale and flawless males and females native to the area of the station the Jaharanians (singular Jaharani) live on the Eden-like world of Jaharan. Their planet Jajara III is 30% land and the rest seas and Class-M with lush forests, clean beautiful blue oceans and weather computer controlled. The species has gills on the back of their neck and behind the ears with citizens living on land or under the sea, as they wish. The world is rich in latinum the pools are subteranian and unmined with a few rare springs on the surface here and there, or deep in the sea where it dilutes. Money though is not something they crave they work lightly to meet their needs, promote leisure and are sexually liberated. The planet has one major other race ,more a being, called the Keeper a computer powered by the geothermal core that controls defenses placed there by a long lost race or it could have been their ancient ancestors since there are clear signs of very advanced technology on worlds in the region. Clothing is worn by children and minors, adults as well when around minors but mostly skimpy wrap robes and shorts - when alone among adults are nude. Slippers are worn for protection and comfort of the feet when practical. There is a strict seperation of mixed age areas and adult areas in the society they love their children and don't want them to deal with adult activities. Age of consent is seventeen and the life span is long with people dying at ages over three hundred. Physical fitness is encouraged with the race running almost everywhere but the disabled are not shunned and accomodations for them extraordinary.
The commerce on the planet is almost non-existant though work is to meet needs for food, water, medical care, recreation, making things people need or want. Latinum is sold by the Keeper however and goods are sold to offworlders to give coin and let the race get things that interests them - holosuite technology is big letting them have more fun and learn at the same time. Ships are grown by The Keeper in secure shipyards and free to anyone, are self-contained AI's who are fully capable of handling space travel and combat and are armored with ablative natural plate, shields and powerful phaser-like energy weapons. Most are smaller personal vessels but the Keeper does maintian fighting vessels and large warships around the region. Also there are human-like robots of organic technology called Watchers who act as law enforcement and are rare (they are humanoid with clearly robotic features, most were made after First Contact of the people to alien races. The first race was the Ferengi who found exploiting the planet impossible after the Keeper was not amused with them trying to steal latinum by laser drilling. During the Dominion War a fleet attacked the planet due to its strategic importance and was utterly destroyed outside the system. And the Keeper declared the system neutral. In fact it fired on a Federation-Klingon task force just warning shots and they had to travel around the system giving it very wide berth. Currently the Keeper is allowing visitors as the council that rules opened up diplomatic efforts to various races.
The race is notable for its ecological knowledge, arts & crafts, performing skills and are experts at reading humanoid body language uncanny enough to let people think they are empathic (they are to a limited degree but only with organic technology and their ship-companions) so are very formidable negotiators and seducers since they can flawlessly give off sensual "vibes" to others. Overall they are non-violent but can defend themselves they do have a martial art called Vyrani kind of like jiujitsu where they can disable humanoids with pressure points and throws and rad their enemies body to anticipate moves while hiding their own, practice staff fighting as more a sport and most hunt with energy weapons. But taking a sentient life is deemed undesirable except in self-defense.
The leadership is rather simple there is a nine person council elected from nine administrative zones (political areas) and a Speaker of the Council is chosen. The Keeper is sort of an advisor to them and oversees the welfare of the planet like a military arm plus handles the complex technology.
Eylia was selected from a list of candidates to be the diplomat to the Federation at the station, an Peace Keeper (legal mediator and expert in reading body language) she was a natural choice. A homosexual she has had many lovers naturally and has yet totake a wife the genetic technology on the planet allow two women to have children or two men with a surrogate. Its not she is not desireable beautiful even for her people, fit and brilliant she has no small interest. Right now the Federation assigned her an area for the embassy now being completed, quarters and she has an account well funded from her people. Her ship (Soressa, f) is a heavily armed courier vessel class a gorgous and sleek green vessel nicely comfortable for short or long space trips.
Very few humans or other species have met her race, so she finds the chance to meet all sorts of species intriguing and wants to do a good job introducing her people as they arrive to the wider universe.