The Elaysians are a humanoid civilization native to the artificial planet known as Gemworld. Due to the low-gravity environment on the planet, the Elaysians travel around their world by simply floating between various crystalline structures.
History and specifics[edit | edit source]
Even though Gemworld was a member of the United Federation of Planets by the 24th century, few Elaysians left their homeworld because of the intense gravity which would cause untold pain and discomfort to them. One member who did leave her planet was Melora Pazlar, who was forced to wear a Lieber exoskeleton just so she could operate in a normal gravity environment. (DS9 episode: "Melora"; TNG novels: Gemworld, Book One, Gemworld, Book Two; TTN novel: Taking Wing)
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