Antican

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Antican
Image of an Antican
Four Letter Code ANTC
Federation Status Member
Planet of Origin Antica
Encountered TNG: Lonely Among Us
Current Tech Level G
List of Named Anticans

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Home System

  • Quadrant: Alpha
  • Location: Stirus Vandis Sector (coordinates A26-0002-1298)
  • Proper Name: Beta Renner
  • Star: It orbits a class K (Orange) star
  • Distance from Star: it's orbit is approximately 341 million km
  • Companions: 3 other planets. It is the 3rd planet in the system

Home World

  • Proper Name: Antica
  • Diameter: 14,325 km (8,593 miles)
  • Gravity: 1.02 standard gravity with a density of 5.2
  • Axial Tilt: 28% with earth like seasons
  • Orbital Period: 382 days
  • Rotational Period: 26 hours
  • Classification: M
    • Surface Water: 61%
    • Atmosphere: 97% is a standard pressure with 72% nitrogen, 25% oxygen, 3% trace gases
    • Climate: cool to warm with dense forests
    • Population: Just over 6 billion

History

The Anticans and the other race in their system, the Selay, entered hostilities as soon as they discovered each other. After several decades of contained war and uncontained hatred, both simultaneously applied for Federation membership in 2366. Federation mediators were able to resolve the conflict and both inhabited worlds are very recent additions to the Federation.

There are numerous rumours regarding the barbaric nature of the extent of the war between these two species. Including the unconfirmed claims that both species would eat the dead of the other.

It is an interesting fluke that two semi-humanoid sentient species evolved concurrently in the same system, with equivalent levels of technology. It has sparked much interest among various scholars.

Government

They have a unified government with elected officials serving on a council.

Description

The Anticans are large, canine like humanoids, who are marked by their canine-like faces, leathery skin and enlarged rear craniums. Although mostly bald, they have shaggy sideburns, moustaches and eyebrows that descend into long streams often past their shoulders.

A carnivorous species that prefers to consume live or raw meat for almost every meal, they call the humans' use of materialised meat barbaric and emit a continuous raspy, breathy sound.

Physiology

They have a digestive system that requires a large amount of raw meat. It's ability to deal with almost any foreign bacteria in the meat makes it hard to process other types of food.

Psychology

They have a pack mentality and do not like to hunt by themselves.

Religion

Carnus is the master of the hunt. The people feast and celebrate the bounty that he has provided.

Mythology

Many legends exist that tell of the exploits of Carnus. Some Federation anthropologists have the theory that he may have been a real individual or collection of people who lived during their dark ages. Men who by their ability to hunt were able to provide for their families and tribes.

Society

Close knit communities and family groups working well together. Fairly safe cities with little crime but with areas of poverty and wealth separated by zones of industrial facilities.

Culture

They enjoy spirited dances that tell a story. In many cases these dances are about the hunt but not exclusively. They enjoy a rhythmic music with mostly drums and string instruments with a few hunting horns mixed in.

Customs

The hunt is still a very important part of their culture. Certain animals are raised and trained to be difficult to hunt. Then they are released and hunted as part of a celebration such as a wedding or coming of age.

Technology

There technology level is way below that of many of the other member worlds in the Federation. Strangely enough they are extremely close to that of the Selay, the other species that lives in their system.

Economy

They are fairly self-sufficient but since joining the Federation have established a number of trade deals with a number of other species. However they still refuse to trade with the Selay.

Military

They have a well developed military force with the emphasis on ground and planetary defence troops. Their space craft have limited combat capabilities and are used mostly for conveying the troops to the location in which they will do battle.

Federation Intelligence Files

Their delegation came aboard the USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-D) on Stardate 41249.3. They had a longstanding dispute with the Selay, another sentient race that lived in the their system and during their trip on the USS Enterprise 1701-D they used concealed weapons to go hunting for their archenemy the Selay.

For more data see Federation Intelligence File #TNG-4124-9316

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