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Image of an Arkenite
Four Letter Code ARKE
Federation Status Members
Planet of Origin Arken III
Encountered ST IV: The Voyage Home
T/E Rating T0/E0
Current Tech Level N
List of Named Arkenites

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  • Proper Name: Arkenite
  • Pronunciation: Ark'en'Ite

Home System

  • Quadrant: Beta
  • Location: Avon Chas'is Sector (coordinates B25-0001-1302)
  • Proper Name: Arken Nedus
  • Pronunciation: Ark'en Ne'Dus
  • Star: It orbits a class K (Orange) star
  • Distance from Star: it's orbit is approximately 272 million km
  • Companions: 8 other planets. It is the 3rd planet in the system

Home World

  • Proper Name: Arken III
  • Pronunciation: Ark'en III
  • Diameter: 13,,259 km (8,287 miles)
  • Gravity: 1.02 standard gravity with a density of 5.4
  • Axial Tilt: 28% with earth like seasonal effects
  • Orbital Period: 387 days
  • Rotational Period: 33 hours
  • Classification: M
    • Surface Water: 61%
    • Atmosphere: 1.1 is a standard pressure with 71% nitrogen, 24% oxygen, 5% trace gases
    • Climate: Full range of climates and seasonal effects.
    • Population: Just over 7 billion with another 3 billion in colonies


The Arkenites have a rich history. They developed at a slow even rate with no records of wars or social upheavals. Even when they discovered they were not the only intelligence race in the universe they approached the concept with peaceful debate.

They adapted to their environment and live in all climates and almost every corner of their world. They have also formed colonies on 2 other worlds within their system. One of which required substantial terra forming.


They have a ruling council made up of 1 councillor for every 50 million citizens they have. Off world colonies are also represented on this council equally. All matters are debated and then voted on.


Arkenites are a humanoid species and are distinguished by their three cranial lobes, pointed ears, and solid green eyes that lack an iris. They have pale skin veering toward gray or very light tan.


Their physiology is very similar to that of most other humanoids with the following exceptions. Their vision covers a wider range of the visual spectrum and as a result the sections of their brains that process visual data are easily 4 times larger than in most other intelligent species.

Also their blood contains a rare chemical that is produced by a special organ connected to the digestive system. This chemical improves the conversion of food into energy and useable proteins and nutrients as well as it's absorption into cells and tissues.


For the most part they seem to be fairly well adjusted mentally. However they do suffer from one genetic mental disease. Prolonged exposure to extremely high levels of visual data covering multiple spectrums and frequencies can cause a form of overload resulting in abnormal behaviour which could include violent tendencies.


They are a deeply spiritual people who believe in the divinity of the spirit. Each and every intelligent being contains a piece of the universe within them. Only by striving for betterment and the finer aspects of civilization can the universe be shifted towards good.


No known mythology.


They have a diverse society with well regulated laws, equality for all and a civil program that ensures that everyone gets the best medical care, educational chances and support in time of need.


They also have a deep love of the arts. Music, poetry, art in all its forms and from many different species and cultures are enjoyed and respected here.


Due to the fact that they are such a well developed people they have many customs. The most common of which are the Bre'une, a celebration to confirm the transition from child to adult. Next in importance is the Avas, or wedding. These are large simplistic celebrations which honour the joining of 2 spirits and the promise of the creation of more.


They are easily the equal of most of the more advanced members of the Federation. A large number of their more advanced researchers work off world in Federation facilities or with other highly advanced member worlds.


They have an extremely well developed set of trade deals with many Federation member worlds. While easily capable of being totally self-sufficient they work hard at not only maintaining the highest level of technology but lifestyle as well.


While they never really had any military forces in their history they have accepted that it is an important part of the Federation and encourage likely citizens to consider positions within Starfleet. To a much lesser degree they will also encourage positions within the Marines.

Federation Intelligence Files

For more information see Federation Intelligence File ENT-2243-8432

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