The Vidiians are a friendly race, with extremely advanced medical skills, and they preserve life whenever possible. Vidiians are favoured by many races because of their peaceful and caring nature, but they also have a strong military arm, with enormous cruisers as the backbone of their strength - their ships are capable of delivering crip-pling blows to the enemy's defences. However, they have long been afflicted by an horrifying pandemic known as the Phage. Continuous organ transplantation seems to be the only effective treatment, and they will take these organs and tissues from wherever they can find them, even from alien races whilst foregoing any ethical questions that might arise in their desperate need, and thus a wide variety of alien tissue transplants now severely afflict their appearance. Their disease has brought all but a handful of their race to their knees, and curing it is their obses-sion.
The Vidiian Science Commission is second-to-none in the quadrant. It would be a great endeavour just to study and catalogue the wealth of scientific data and knowledge stored in their archives.