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|Four Letter Code||BARD|
|Planet of Origin||Bardeez|
|Encountered||DS9: The Maquis, Part 1|
|Current Tech Level||N (Spacefaring)|
|List of Named Bardeezans|
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The Bardeezans are a humanoid species located in the Beta quadrant.
- Quadrant: Beta
- Location: Vectis System
- Proper Name: ByzBar Vectis
- Star: It orbits a class G (Yellow) star
- Distance from Star: it's orbit is approximately 58 million km
- Companions: 7 other planets. It is the 4th planet in the system, only two are inhabited.
- Proper Name: Bardeez
- Other names: Bardeeza
- Diameter: 12,749 km (7,968 miles)
- Gravity: 1.06 standard gravity with a density of 5.8
- Axial Tilt: 0.87%, no appreciable tilt and no seasons
- Orbital Period: 471 days
- Rotational Period: 36 hours
- Classification: M
- Surface Water: 58%
- Atmosphere: 1.07 is a standard pressure with 75% nitrogen, 24% oxygen, 1% trace chemicals
- Climate: Warm semi-tropical with tropical at the equator.
- Population: Just over 750 million
A race of hardy space pioneers, the Bardeezans are traders, pilots, couriers and even smugglers. Their squat appearance, tanned complexion and hearty manner make them great drinking companions and trusted friends - so long as you don't cross them in business.
The Bardeezans have had an industrial society, all be it low scale, for several centuries. A fairly peaceful race, records of wars on their home planet between tribes are sparse. For a long time now, Bardeez has been ruled as one state.
The Bardeezans are a democracy, underpinned by universal adult suffrage and secret ballot. They elect a President (Chief) and a Cabinet of Advisors to govern the planet and control the military.
Bardeezans are short, stocky and tanned. Males often have facial hair, and is often braided and combed. Females are shorter and of course, beardless, but no less stocky. They possess great strength for their size and can endure harsh climates for extended periods. They are also very long lived, not reaching maturity until their 50s, and living to about 200 years, barring accidents.
Bardeezans have no psychic or empathic abilities, but being warm and welcoming in nature often put others at ease without recall to mind tricks.
Unlike a lot of modern planet societies, the Bardeezans are still fairly religious. Their deity is an omnipresent creator that permeates all reality. Given the name ‘Landi’ (or number one in their language), every else stems from them. Devotion to Landi mostly consists of thanks giving festivals held throughout the year, involving much feasting and celebrations.
Bardeezans are quite superstitious and believe that many elemental spirits live on in the landscape of their homely planet. Although their science has consistently failed to prove the existence of any of these supernatural entities, or even of the god Landi itself, they nevertheless are happy to feel a spiritual connection to their land.
Bardeezan society is family centered and local clans and communities live happily together, often feasting in large village squares.
Respect for senior family members is strong, and children’s names are often a literal combination of their parents’ nomenclatures.
Bardeezan culture is very heavily focused on oral tradition, with songs and storytelling still very popular despite advances in modern media. Young Bardeezans are far more likely to be found sitting around a camp fire listening to an elder telling them about adventures of the past than have them being glued in front of a view screen. The use of primitive holodecks have, however, grown in popularity so they can relive the sagas of old.
A quirk of their culture is that everyone and place on Bardeez is numbered, so all proper nouns are a phonetic pronounciation of the first nine numbers. For example, Landinam Losifar is 1-5-6-4.
Bardeezans are open and friendly, and treat others how they would like to be treated. This can sometimes leave them open to being taken advantage of, and they have over recent times become somewhat more suspicious of others species intents. The best way to befriend a Bardeezan is be honest and friendly, and buy them a drink.
Bardeezans are space-faring with warp technology, and maintain a modern level of technology. They are primarily couriers and pilots, and contact with other races has helped them procure the latest upgrades and developments.
As mentioned above, the economy of Bardeez is trade based, and the Bardeezans are sought after as reliable trusted couriers. Fees paid to Bardeezan pilots are funneled back into the planet’s economy, and allows them the ability to finance off-world purchases. The domestic economy of Bardeez is actually agricultural, but this is increasingly under threat as the level of manpower is dwindling due to the growing number of Bardeezans being abducted by their planetary foes – the Byzallians, (see below).
The Bardeezans do maintain their own defence forces, although few in number and mostly limited to low level attacks.
Federation Intelligence Files
Bardeezan merchant ships have traversed the Bajoran wormhole into the Gamma Quadrant. One such ship left Deep Space Nine the night Dukat was kidnapped by the Maquis. As one of only two to do so, suspicion quickly shifted to the other ship, a Galdador freighter.
- Bardeezan, Memory Alpha
Both Memory Alpha and Memory Beta were used as sources as well as the TV episode, DS9: The Maquis, Part I.
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