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Image of an Arbazan
Four Letter Code ARBZ
Federation Status Member
Planet of Origin Arbaza
Encountered (DS9: The Die is Cast & The Forsaken)
T/E Rating T0/E0
Current Tech Level N
List of Named Arbazans

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  • Proper Name: Arbazan
  • Pronunciation: Ar'Ba'Zan

Home System

  • Quadrant: Alpha
  • Location: Alor Dinil Sector (coordinates A26-0003-1301)
  • Proper Name: Prudion
  • Pronunciation: Pr'Ud'Ion
  • Star: It orbits a class F (White) star
  • Distance from Star: it's orbit is approximately 392 million km
  • Companions: 4 other planets. It is the 3rd planet in the system

Home World

  • Proper Name: Arba
  • Pronunciation: Ar'Ba
  • Diameter: 13,862 km (8,664 miles)
  • Gravity: 0.99 standard gravity with a density of 5.0
  • Axial Tilt: 22%, with earth like seasons
  • Orbital Period: 384 days
  • Rotational Period: 23 hours
  • Classification: M
    • Surface Water: 51%
    • Atmosphere: 0.96 is a standard pressure with 73% nitrogen, 21% oxygen, 6% trace gases
    • Climate: Earthlike
    • Population: Just over 8 billion


The Arbazan have a strange history. Not one of wars and conflict but one of chaos and uncertainty. Out of this evolved the need for organization and as they organized they found that things moved more smoothly. Goods, food and other items would reach those who needed it. Buildings could be built safely if rules were followed.

Over more than a thousand years they continued to evolve this desire for efficiency and organization into not just a mania but a cultural if not genetic imperative. It became as much a part of them as breathing.


They have one of the most complex, intertwined and confusing systems of government of any species within the Federation. It is also one of the largest employing over 5 million people in one job or another.


They are mostly humanoid except with a vestigial ridge just above the eyebrow and along the nose and can be mostly distinguished in appearance by a high forehead hairline.


While they look human their systems are radically different. A few examples of this is that they have a 6 valve heart and 4 lung pouches.


A highly conservative semi-humanoid race known for their ultra-right, almost fascist, political and social policies, with a reputation for arrogance. They are easy to take offence, and find haven in boring, bureaucratic jobs or mundane research jobs. They are Federation members who (rumour has it) are a "sexually repressed" species.


If red tape could be considered a religion then that would be theirs. As it is they do not have any religious beliefs.


No known myths or legends recorded in Federation records.


They are an extremely structured people. Their are forms for everything. All requests are in triplicate, octoplicate or even worse the dreaded trioctoplicate.


They enjoy most art forms, although for many their ideas of acceptable music and art tend to lean heavily towards the conservative.


Like everything they do, even their customs are bound by the need for forms, requests and permits to be filled out, filed and then authorized.


They are about midrange in technology in comparison to other Federation member worlds.


They have an extremely well developed trade system and maintain good relations with their various trade partners. Bajor is one of their oldest tradeing partners.


They have a small token military force that maintains the peace and safety of various transport and freighters traveling through their section of space. Other than this they rely on Starfleet for any protection that they might require.

Federation Intelligence Files

Their ambassador Taxco was one of four Arbazans visiting the Bajoran wormhole on a fact-finding mission circa stardate 46925. They can often be spotted on Deep Space 9.

For more data see Federation Intelligence Files #DS9-4692-3264 and DS9-4698-7392

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