The Ocampa: civilization was nearly destroyed a thousand years ago, when their planet suffered a major ecological catastrophe, accidentally triggered by intergalactic explorers. The explorers accepted responsibility for this disaster and left two of their kind behind to care for the Ocampa people. known as the Caretaker, creating a subterranean city for the Ocampa people. Ocampa have several abilities which allow them to absorb information at a phenomenal rate, they are extremely intelligent and have photographic memories, they also have psychic abilities, Kes is telekinetic can hear the thoughts of others, can accelerate growth of vegetable life forms and can manipulate matter at a molecular level, these powers however are limited, all of the above compensate for the fact the Ocampa only live nine years.  They evolve in to a non corporeal beings.