Rekarian

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Rekarian
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Four Letter Code REKA
Federation Status Neutral
Planet of Origin Rekar III
Encountered Data from Romulan Records
Current Tech Level N
List of Named Rekarians
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"We founded the Alliance, our hope for the future from the ashes of disaster. ."
a Rekarian statement.
The Rekarian are a hybrid species of native Rekarians and Romulans that have been able to survive the Hobus disaster not only fairly unscathed but in a position that many would consider to be more favourable to their long term future.

Just like the Chalchaj'qmey, Dabh'aelisu, Debrune, Garidian, Reman and the Watraii they are considered to be a sub-species of the Romulans who are themselves considered to be a sub-species of the Vulcans.

Home System

  • Quadrant: Beta
  • Location: Serellan Sector (coordinates B26-0005-1300)
  • Proper Name: Rekar system
  • Star: It orbits a class M (Red) star
  • Distance from Star: it's orbit is approximately 27 million km
  • Companions: It is the 2nd of 4 planets in the system
  • Moons: it has 2 moons.

Home World

  • Proper Name: Rekar III
  • Diameter: 23,274 km (14,462 miles)
  • Gravity: 1.12 standard gravity with a density of 3.4
  • Axial Tilt: 17.9%, with normal seasonal changes
  • Orbital Period: 269 days
  • Rotational Period: 27 hours
  • Classification: M
  • Surface Water: 46%
  • Atmosphere: 1.1% is a standard pressure with 67% nitrogen, 29% oxygen, 4% trace gases/chemicals
  • Climate: Mainly a temperate planet
  • Terrain: It has rolling grassland and large forests.
  • Population: Just over 7.5 billion with another 5 billion scattered across the empire.

Moons

  • it has 2 small moons and 1 medium moon
  • Rekar IIIa: is 755 km (472 miles) in diameter, with a density of 5.1 and a gravity of 0.05 G's. It orbits the planets surface at a height of 32,058 km. (20,036 miles)
  • Rekar IIIb: is 2,954 km (1,846 miles) in diameter, with a density of 5.6 and a gravity of 0.23 G's. It orbits the planets surface at a height of 33,848 km. (21,155 miles)
  • Rekar IIIc: is 1,038 km (649 miles) in diameter, with a density of 4.7 and a gravity of 0.06 G's. It orbits the planets surface at a height of 37,974 km. (23,734 miles)

History

Pre Romulan contact

The original Rekarian people were for the most part farmers. They were pre-industrial, living off the land. Very few records exist from before the Romulans crash landed. All those records deal with weather, livestock, crops and farming techniques.

Post Romulan contact

A very long time ago, during the original migration of what would become the Romulan species to their new homeworld, one of the ships became separated from the rest due to mechanical problems caused by a strange spacial anomaly. These problems caused them to drift far off course. Their communications system was too badly damaged to repair.

Finally they were forced to make a landing on the closest Class M planet they could reach. This landing was on Rekar III. They crashed onto the surface of the planet. In the aftermath of the crash they lost 16% of their people due to various factors. They might have lost a lot more if the natives had not been able to overcome their fears and seeing these strange people were in trouble came to their aid.

This aid included medicine, food and help building shelters and planting their first crops. From the very start both races seemed to find aspects in the other that fostered a true friendship. This peaceful initial meeting blossomed into full cooperative contact with technology, skills and food sources being freely traded back and forth.

It was not long before this contact resulted in intermarriage between the two races. Now after so hundreds of years there are no longer two races, only one.

Part of the Empire

Eventually the Romulan Empire expanded and made contact. Strangely enough this initial contact was peaceful. The Rekarians were more than happy to join the Empire and the provisional government established by the Romulans encountered no problems. In a fairly short period of time they were able to place their own people in most positions of authority. As time went by this continued to change until they had achieved representation in the Romulan Senate.

They prospered and grew as part of the Empire, even established a number of colonies of their own. In fact they also earned the right to man a number of warships with crews made up entirely of Rekarians.

After the Hobus Disaster

In the wake of the destruction of the Hobus star and the loss of all the planets in that system they found themselves in an unusual situation. There were almost no Romulan forces on their planet and since they had been allowed to govern themselves as an independent member of the empire they were already set up for self-governance.

The fact that by this time they had over 50 warships with Rekarian crews did not hurt. They reached out to their colonies, established peaceful contact with other Romulan colonies and declared themselves to be neutral. Uninterested in the resulting confusion and insanity that created a multi sided civil war they were able to survive relatively untouched. This was mostly thanks to the size of the fleet that they controlled which by the end of the civil war had been increased to over 120 ships. A large number of them had been mixed crewed vessels with large numbers of Rekarians but a few were crewed entirely by Romulans.

Government

Their government is an exact copy of the one used by the Romulans with the Senate being the strongest part of that government. Currently besides their own homeworld they have 9 Rekarians colonies, 13 Romulan colonies as well as 7 other species who have joined them.

This currently makes them the one of the larger independent entities to come out of the resulting chaos that followed in the aftermath of the Hobus disaster. They call this union of colonies and planets the Rekarian Alliance.

Description

After so many years of intermixing the Rekarian people have on average between 18% and 26% of Romulan DNA mixed into their genetic makeup. While they do faintly resemble normal Romulans what with the pointed ears, straight eyebrows and height they also could not be mistaken for a Romulan either.

Males tend to have light brown hair with various degrees in reddish tints mixed in. They like to wear it long but tie it back in a ponytail. The females never tie their hair back and seem to have even lighter shades with a few blondes mixed in.

Physiology

As with most intelligent humanoid species they have a very complex system with specialized organs, and unique hormones, chemicals and enzymes. They are typical humanoids with most of the physical, mental and biological medical problems that seem to plague most humanoids.

Most Rekarians have on average 8% to 11% more muscle mass. Their eyes are mostly amber in color and their skin tones are darker as well. On the average they tend to be a mix of dark tan to light milk chocolate brown in skin color.

Psychology

As a race they are more accepting of outsiders than most others at their stage of development. As a people they tend to be more relaxed. Stress related illness is unheard of.

Religion

Over the years a new religion has evolved, one based on peace, friendship and helping those in need. One that encourages family development, conservation and care of the planet as well as a limitation or ban on the use of any technology that would violate any of their basic beliefs.

Mythology

The only prevalent myths has to deal with falling stars. They are symbols of both great changes, both for the better or for worse. Proof of this is the falling star that turned out to be the damaged ship belonging to the visitors from the stars.

Society

For the most part communities are carefully controlled and regulated. There are no true cities on Rekar III, but there are literally thousands of towns and almost quadruple that number of villages. Towns seldom have a population in excess of 150,000 while villages are usually smaller than 10,000 in number.

Culture

They enjoy simple celebrations that usually include all the members of the community. These will be held for various reasons such as a marriage, harvest time, end of planting time and following a building raising. As a result it is not unusual to hear them singing, dancing and enjoying themselves.

They do enjoy most forms of artistic expression and while the towns do have galleries and museums to display various different art forms most of it will have been produced off world by other species.

Customs

One strange custom is that every town and every village will challenge another town or village once a year to a contest of some kind. These contests are usually athletic and never result in hard feelings. They tend to be one of the few occasions where people from one community can or do mingle with those from another community. These festivities usually last for 5 to 10 days.

Technology

They have mastered all the skills and technology needed for them to progress from a pre-industrial people prior to the arrival of the Romulan crash landed settlers, into a more advanced people. It was the arrival of these off worlders that sparked the rise in knowledge and the study, search for new knowledge, skills and technology.

Now they have genetically engineered plants, genetically engineered livestock, ecology safe power and excellent recycling facilities. They have high tech farm equipment and many luxuries.

Economy

The Rekarians have a strong economy with active trade between all the members of their political faction. Added to this is the trade they have established with both the Federation and the other left over Romulan political factions. As a result they currently have the strongest and most diverse economy within the borders of the old Romulan Star Empire.

Military

They currently have over 150 Romulan warships of all sizes. These ships are crewed by mostly mixed species crews although they do have a core group of 27 that are crewed entirely by Rekarians. As you might expect these 27 ships are the largest and most powerful in their fleet.

The rest of their military is made up of ex-Romulan infantry troops, and other military facilities that were on their various member worlds or in orbit around them. As a result they currently have repair docks, ship yards, stations and defensive satellites. Most of this stuff is current technology and in excellent condition.

Federation Intelligence Files

One of the Federation Intelligence services best sources of information regarding ongoing activities within the Romulan Star Empire prior to the Hobus disaster was a small network of Rekarian government officials working for the Rekarian Senator Titus Mobilis.

Since the Hobus disaster freighters from the new Rekarian Alliance have docked at Starbase 118 in order to conduct business.

Sources

This is an original Starbase 118 species created by Cmdr. Tal Tel-ar. I created them in the wake of the Hobus Star explosion. I felt that since the Romulan Star Empire was fracturing, splintering and engaged in a massive civil war between multiple factions that at least one of those factions needed to be progressive and more alien than Romulan.

Notes

  • Moved to Need Reviewed Section by CC Magistrate due to user creation and no CC Approval on File See CC Bylaw 4.
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