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Four Letter Code ADOV
Federation Status Neutral
Planet of Origin Adova
Encountered INV: "Atonement"
T/E Rating T0/E0
Current Tech Level
List of Named Adovans

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The Adovans are a humanoid race located in the Menthar Corridor.

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See also: Sins of the Past

The Adovans were encountered when their government body began to seek off-world alliances to assist them with moving away from their "bloody" past in 2393 - approximately three hundred years earlier, they committed genocide against a racial minority. As such, the Adovans of today wished to rid their world of the weapons used against the minority.[1]

Upon further enquiry by the attending Starfleet crew, it was revealed that "deviants" was a term used to describe telepaths.[2] It is said that the ability to read ones thoughts on Adova caused disturbance and civil war among the people[3], leading to the use of a virus to curb the telepathic gene. Known as the Clensing Initiative, the biological weapon was not perfect nor precise, targeting not just the telepathic gene. Contiguous genetic sequences and biosimilar molecules were also affected, resulting in mutations in the individuals affected - Adovans rendered non-functional members of society developed fatal cardiac and respiratory abnormalities, among other things, and passed these mutations down to subsequent generations.[4] With the assistance of the Starfleet crew, the weapons are finally disposed of, allowing for the Adovan people to begin moving on from their brutal history.


The Adovans are governed by a ruling council, who elect a leader known as the Arc of the World. Historically, the Adovans once had a position of supreme leadership known as chancellor.


Though humanoid, Adovans differ somewhat in comparison to Terrans. An Adovan's ear features triple lobes, their hair only a single shade of ebony. Rather than the "standard" five digits on each hand, Adovans have six.[5] Eye colours seem to shift, dependent on which angle the light was hitting them.[6]








Previously, it was near-mandatory that all who worked for the Adovan government be addressed by their rank, but this is a practice that has become lax. While rank precedes names in all official documentation, they are no longer used in general conversations.[7]



Starfleet Intelligence Files

Plans to assist the Adovans in ridding their planet of a genocidal virus go wayward when drones containing the virus activate within a facility that holds members of the USS Invicta's crew - which included many telepaths. So to avoid theirs being immediately retrieved from harm, a Starfleet dampening emitter and spacial attack drones were employed by Titus Vassily and an Adovan coup, but the crew manage to disable it. The coup led by a rival Adovan faction is apprehended, but Vassily escapes.


  1. "To boldly go", FltCapt A.Kells, USS Invicta, SD 239306.11
  2. "Being Open", Ila Ker Raav, USS Invicta, 239306.24
  3. "Not that I don't approve, but...", Kisax, USS Invicta, SD 239306.25
  4. "The Scientist", Mirin, USS Invicta, SD 239306.25
  5. "Greeting The Arrivals", Dinn, USS Invicta, SD 239306.19
  6. "Parsing Alien Phraseology", Ens R.King, USS Invicta, SD 239306.22
  7. "Whichever You Agree Upon", Mirin, USS Invicta, SD 239306.22