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Illyrians were an interstellar humanoid species native to the planet Illyria.

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Illyrians were known to practice selective breeding of a type that bordered on genetic engineering. Their government was a meritocracy, with aptitude testing used to select its officials. (TOS novel: Child of Two Worlds)

Illyrian citizens highly valued excellence, both mentally and physically. Number One was born on Illyria and raised in the Illyrian colonies, and though she was Human became known for her Illyrian mental conditioning. (TOS novel: Vulcan's Glory, DSC novel: Desperate Hours)

Set in the 14th century, the backstory of the Boralian fantasy holonovel The Skull and the Sword involved Illyrian, Thracian and Thuringian soldiers at the Battle of Greystone Dales. (Last Unicorn RPG module: Holodeck Adventures)

In 2154, the Earth Starfleet vessel Enterprise encountered an Illyrian starship in the Delphic Expanse. Captain Jonathan Archer hoped to trade with its crew for a warp coil, but the Illyrians couldn't spare one. Desperate to stop the Xindi threat to Earth, Archer took their coil anyway, stranding them with food and some trellium in compensation. (ENT episode: "Damage", ENT - Rise of the Federation novel: Uncertain Logic)

In 2255, Saru was familiar with Illyrians and described them generally as vegetarian, pacifist and non-predatory. (DSC novel: Desperate Hours)

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