|Intelligent Lifeform Index|
|Four Letter Code||AENR|
|Planet of Origin||Andoria|
|Encountered||ENT: "The Aenar"|
|Current Tech Level||N|
|List of Named Aenars|
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The Aenar (pronounced EEH-NAR) are an Andorian sub-species native to the Northern Wastes of the moon Andor. Similar in appearence to Andorians, they lack skin pigment giving them a paler appearence than thier Andorian cousins. They are also completely blind, but highly telepathic. Their population, during the mid-22nd century, consisted of only a few thousand.
The Aenar are physiologically very similar to the Andorians, with two antennae sprouting from their heads, although the antennae of the Aenar have small indentations in the funnel shaped tips. The Aenar are completely blind and have no skin or hair pigment, resulting in a pale white appearance (similar to human albinos). The most distinctive trait of the Aenar, however, are their highly evolved telepathic abilities. An Aenar is capable of reading minds and of psychically projecting itself to other humanoids. They use telepathy to communicate amongst themselves. Being that they are a subspecies of Andorian, therefore actually a member of the same species, they are completely genetically compatible with Andorians as Jhamel and Shran had a child, Talla.
The Aenar of the 22nd century lived in an underground compound on Andoria, shielded by a dampening field. The Aenar have no leader, but will appoint a de facto leader or speaker if a situation desires it. Aenar have a strict law against reading the minds of other people without prior consent. They have a strictly pacifist ideology, and deplore violence.
The Aenar were long considered a myth in Andorian society. But around 2104, the Andorians discovered the Aenar living in the Northern Wastes of Andoria. Since then, they have maintained diplomatic contact with the Andorian government.
In 2154, the Aenar became involved in interstellar affairs when one individual, Gareb, was kidnapped by the Romulan Star Empire. Using telepresence, the Romulans used Gareb to remotely pilot an experimental drone ship.
With the help of Gareb's sister Jhamel, the Enterprise was able to disrupt and destroy the drone ship.
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