|Intelligent Lifeform Index|
|Four Letter Code||EDO|
|Planet of Origin||Rubicun III|
|Encountered||By the USS Enterprise-D on Stardate 41255.6. (TNG: Justice)|
|Current Tech Level||N-|
|List of Named Edo|
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The Edo are a humanoid species from the planet Rubicun III.
- Proper Name: Rubicun system
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- Companions: At least two other planets
- Proper Name: Rubicun III
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- Classification: M
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It is possible that the Edo may be a transplanted race since they are governed by a transdimensional craft that the Edo worship as their god. This super-entity is in orbit around the planet, even today. In the distant past, the Edo were a lawless and chaotic people, through time they developed a legal system with the help of their God where a small number of "mediators" patrol randomly selected "punishment zones" where any infraction, even if accidental, results in immediate execution without appeal.
By the 2390s, the Edo have joined the space-faring community, having engaged at least with the Betazoid people before being welcomed into the United Federation of Planets, supposedly having a more direct involvement with their God and mediators.
They abide by randomly mobile punishment zones to keep would-be offenders alert under penalty of a swift execution. Since the "punishment zones" are randomly chosen and rapidly changing, the system is a powerful incentive to obey all laws. The Edo welcome visitors openly as long as they conform to their system of justice. The Edo system of justice acknowledged only one punishment among them for any crime: execution with a poisoned syringe. Randomly mobile punishment zones kept would-be offenders alert and the Mediators dispensed punishment for any violations in the punishment zones.
All Edo look seemingly identical to Humans - however, the Edo seem to only have blonde hair, and generally dress in less than Humans due to both their self-confidence and complete sexual freedom.
The Edo practice a strange mixture of hedonistic sexuality and have a puritanical respect for a draconian legal code. Because of this, all Edo are incredibly law-abiding. Their entire society is peaceful, with what they consider to be criminal behaviour wiped out hundreds of years ago.
Nevertheless, they are free-spirited and extremely welcoming to visitors. Edo greet friends with a deep embrace and, often to the surprise of outsiders, offered themselves sexually to anyone who would accept. It was customary among the Edo to run from place to place instead of walking. They are also immensely proud of their homeworld, some to the point of boasting about it.
Though they are space-faring today, the Edo are protected by a trans-dimensional super-entity in orbit around their planet, which they worshiped as "God".
An Edo-style handshake consisted of clasping forearms, rather than hands.
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