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The Velantians inhabit the third planet of the star Velantia. Their planet, also called Velantia is earthlike in all major respects. Velantians are telepathic, and can project their thoughts even to non telepathic races over enormous distances. Their brilliant and complex minds, their ability to withstand high gravitational stresses and accelerations and their advanced scientific knowledge make them well suited to interstellar exploration and contact. This fascinating race has been studied by Dr. E.E. “Doc” Smith who refers to these extraordinary creatures as “Children of the Lens” due to their powers of exceptional telepathy. Early in their development, the Velantians were enslaved by Delgonians, the second planet in their system. The Delgonians, also telepathic, fed on the life force of Velantians. In an age-long struggle to break free of the Delgon Overlords, the Velantians develped their physical and mental sciences in secret, until they finally discovered an effective mind shield. When Delgon control was broken by the shield, the Velantians built interplanetary ships and fought a savage war and in the end they destroyed the brutal Delegonians. Dr. Smith has reported communicating telepathically with this species to develop earthling’s capacity to construct a strong mind shield to ward off nuclear wars given the proliferation of weapons of destruction that could potentially wipe out our civilization in the same manner that Velantians utterly destroyed their terrorist alien enemies.
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