The Risians (also Risans or Riseans) were a humanoid race native to the planet Risa. They are nearly indistinguishable from Humans by external appearance, though Risians tend to wear a small gold-colored disk, called a ja'risia, on their foreheads. Risians also apparently age at a slower rate than humans. (TNG episode: "Captain's Holiday", DS9 episode: "Let He Who Is Without Sin...", TNG novel: Losing the Peace)
- This is based on the claim from that novel that Arandis, as of 2381, had been working more than fifty years as a hospitality hostess, making her older than the actress who portrayed her on screen.
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