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The Trunes were a race native to the world of Bensonia in the Votannis star system, located in Federation space in the Alpha or Beta Quadrant.

The Trunes were joined by the Orion Colony of Votannis. With Orion guidance, the Trunes rose to an advanced civilization.

However, during the turbulent period of the Reverse, a terrible civil war erupted on the planet, shortly after April 30th, 1154 CE (reference stardate −9/5404.30). The massacre there killed over 40 million people in total, including 23.1 million Orions. The Trunes were wiped out and only a small number of Orions survived. Since the weapons used during the war were primitive slug-throwers, and not overly destructive, the planet was left with mostly intact ruins. These gave later Orions, Human settlers and other visitors a telling insight into the planet's history, though they had been plundered several times since (FASA RPG module: The Orions: Book of Common Knowledge).

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