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Liana and Ezral
Four Letter Code KANT
Federation Status Member
Planet of Origin Kantare
Encountered ENT: Oasis
T/E Rating T0/E0
Current Tech Level N (spacefaring)
List of Named Kantare

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"Seeing is not always the same as believing. Sometimes what you see is really just the illusion."
a Kantare proverb.
The Kantare are an intelligent humanoid species who were pioneers in the science of holograms. They created some of the most sophisticated and realistic programs capable of complex interactions and intelligent, believable emotional and intellectual reactions long before most other species were capable of creating realistic and believable 3 dimensional images.

Home System

  • Quadrant: Beta
  • Location: ??? Sector (coordinates A27-0002-1300??)
  • Proper Name: 37 Geminorum system
  • Star: It orbits a class G (Yellow) star
  • Distance from Star: its orbit is approximately 323 million km
  • Companions: It is the 4th of 13 planets in the system
  • Moons: it has 5 small moons

Home World

  • Proper Name: Kantare
  • Diameter: 14,??? km (9,317 miles)
  • Gravity: 0.96 standard gravity with a density of 4.4
  • Axial Tilt: 6.3%, with minimal seasonal changes
  • Orbital Period: 396 days
  • Rotational Period: 25.4 hours
  • Classification: M
    • Surface Water: 64%
    • Atmosphere: 0.97% is a standard pressure with 72% nitrogen, 26% oxygen, 2% trace chemicals
    • Climate: Mainly a temperate planet with a small semi-tropical and arctic zone.
    • Terrain: A wide mix of terrain types
    • Population: Just over 8 billion


They established their first colony on Kotara Barath in 2146.

There first encounter with the Federation was in 2151 when the Enterprise NX-01 crew discovered one of their freighters that had crash landed on a deserted planet. There were two survivors, a father and daughter but the father who was the chief engineer had used his engineering skills to program holographic copies of the entire crew that were incredibly realistic.

As a result of the assistance provided to the two Kantare survivors peaceful relations were established between the Kantare and the humans. There was even a delegation of Kantare present to observe the founding of the Federation in ????.

They eventually became members of the Federation themselves in ????.


They have an elective council of 21 who each serve for a single term that lasts 7 years. Each year 3 of them get replaced.


The Kantare had violet colored scale-like markings on their heads and the base of the skull. They had scale-like violet colored markings on the sides of their head from the hairline to the temples, and at the base of the skull.


As with most intelligent humanoid species they have a very complex system with specialized organs, and unique hormones, chemicals and enzymes. They are typical humanoids with most of the physical, mental and biological medical problems that seem to plague most humanoids.


As a species they suffer from many of the same kinds of mental health issues as most other intelligent humanoid species and like many of those species they have a number of facilities and complexes that work to treat, contain and examine these individuals.


They have a strong belief that those who have passed on can see and observe their loved ones from the other side. There is even a small faction who hold the belief that those who have passed on can observe and influence events on this side.


Strangely enough there is no evidence that they ever produced any data of this kind during any age of their development.


As a species the family is considered to be the most important part of anyone’s life. As a result family ties are strong and most families have numerous yearly gatherings to celebrate these ties.

Most of their communities are neatly laid out with sufficient infrastructure, educational, recreational and medical facilities for all.


While they tend to prefer visual or physical types of art they have mastered the use of holographic images. As a result they have a lot and produce a lot of holographic art.


Families respect and treat their elderly with great care and concern. Listening to their council and advice while ensuring that they have any and all medical help or assistance of any kind that they may need to make their lives more enjoyable.


They had very sophisticated holographic technology by the 22nd century. It was so advanced that it fooled the crew of the Enterprise NX-01 in 2129. Eventually this technology was made available to the Federation.

Kantare escape pod

The Kantare escape pod was a small craft used by the Kantare to evacuate a ship during an emergency. All of their ships including their supply ships were equipped with these types of escape pods.


They have managed to establish a well-developed and wide spread network of long and short term trade deals with many different species. This has only been expanded since they became members of the Federation. It has resulted in the overall quality of life being improved for the majority of their people both on the homeworld and their various different colonies.

Kantare supply ship

The Kantare supply ship was a type of starship used by the Kantare to transport supplies from planet to planet during the early 22nd century. They were equipped with escape pods for use in an emergency.

In 2129, one of these vessels crash landed on an unidentified planet located between the Kantare colony of Kotara Barath and their homeworld.


Since becoming a member of the Federation they have not needed any real warships of their own. However they do still use a number of small frigate and destroyer class vessels for patrol and training purposes.

While more of their people enlist in Starfleet than the Marine core both have received numerous applicants and recruits over the years.

Federation Intelligence Files

In 2382, a Kantare named Doctor Naadri was studying under Professor Vard. Doctor Naadri was on a transport ship to Kantare but had not logged in at the spaceport because he went to meet Vard near Rakon IV.

Kotara Barath

Kotara Barath was a planet located a year's travel from Kantare, where a Kantare colony was situated. In 2129, a supply ship commanded by Captain Kuulan left Kotara Barath for their homeworld, but was forced to crash land on an uninhabited planet by an ion storm.


D'Marr was a humanoid trader and captain who lived in the 22nd century. In 2151, he dined with Captain Jonathan Archer and T’Pol aboard the Enterprise (NX-01). He liked the coffee offered to him and attempted to give T'Pol some Triaxian silk. When asked about raw materials to fix the Enterprise, D'Marr gave the coordinates to a planet where an abandoned Kantare vessel was located. He said that no one had salvaged it due to it being haunted.


Ezral was the chief engineer on a Kantare supply ship that crash landed on a planet in 2129. He believed that he had caused the deaths of the crew. When the plasma conduits overloaded during an ion storm, he left his post to protect his daughter, Liana, instead of trying to repair the injectors. Every other member of the crew, including his wife, was killed in the resulting crash.

He tried to repair his ship for many years without success. Finally, he created a holographic crew to ease his guilt and provide a family and companions for his daughter. When the Enterprise NX-01 crew discovered his ruse in 2151, he was persuaded to leave the planet with Liana. His ship was repaired and he and his daughter were able to take off and return to their homeworld.


Liana was a Kantare female born circa 2123. She was the daughter of Ezral and Maya. Her father, Ezral, was the chief engineer of the ship which crashed on an unidentified planet following an ion storm. She was a child when the accident happened. Her father blamed himself for the accident. A holographic crew was eventually created for her companionship in 2131.

When the crew of the Enterprise NX-01 landed on the planet, she met them. Liana wanted to know more about the ship and the Humans homeworld even though her father disapproved. She became romantically involved with Commander Tucker.

When the crew becomes suspicious of the circumstances of the crash, they were attacked by the holographic Kantare. Liana took the holograms off line and told the crew of her father's ruse. Later, she planned to eventually leave the planet with her father once the holographic crew had got the ship operational, and hoped keenly that she and Trip would meet again.


Shilat was a crew member aboard a Kantare vessel that was disabled by an ion storm. He, along with most of the other crew members, were killed when the vessel crashed. Holographic versions of Shilat and other crew members were thereafter created by Ezral, to keep his daughter company. The Enterprise NX-01 crew realized the ruse when they discovered the corpse of the real Shilat in an orbiting escape pod. Charles Tucker III recognized him as a Kantare he saw alive on the surface just an hour prior.


Maya was a Kantare female. She was the wife of Ezral and the mother of Liana. Maya was killed in 2130, when her ship became caught in an ion storm and crash landed on a planet. In an effort to provide a family for Liana, Ezral created a holographic representation of Maya, along with other members of the crew. When Enterprise NX-01 landed on the planet, the crew met her, unaware she was a hologram. When her daughter became friendly with Trip Tucker, she tried to keep them a part.


Kuulan was a Kantare captain. In 2129, his supply ship left the Kantare colony on Kotara Barath for his homeworld, but was forced to crash land on an uninhabited planet due to anion storm.

Kuulan died in the incident, though Ezral later recreated a hologram of Kuulan, identical in appearance and personality. When an away team from Enterprise NX-01 landed on the planet, Kuulan appeared to the newcomers and asked Trip Tucker to help repair the ship's computer. He later lead a band of holographic Kantare in attacking Tucker and T'Pol, in order to force them to repair the ship. His existence was wiped out when Liana, a survivor of the crash, shut down the data chips from a console, causing each Kantare in turn to disappear.


Both Memory Alpha and Memory Beta were used as references as well as the following TV episode, ENT: Oasis.

Also used was the DTI novel: Watching the Clock, Star Trek: Star Charts p. 60, United Federation of Planets III and StarTrek.com.

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