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Four Letter Code KELL
Federation Status Allied
Planet of Origin Kellerun homeworld
Encountered DS9: Armageddon Game
T/E Rating T0/E0
Current Tech Level N
List of Named Kelleruns

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"What we did, we did without thought, with out concern for the future."
a Kellerun proverb.
The Kellerun are a humanoid species consumed with concealing aspects about their past. Most importantly the lengths that they were willing to go to in order to win a war against the T'Lani.

Home System

  • Quadrant: Alpha
  • Location: one hour away at warp 7 from DS9 in the Bajor Sector (coordinates A24-0003-1301)
  • Proper Name: Kellerun system
  • Star: It orbits a class M (Red) star
  • Distance from Star: it's orbit is approximately 47 million km
  • Companions: It is the 4th of 7 planets in the system
  • Moons: it has two small and 1 large moon

Home World

  • Proper Name: Kellerun
  • Diameter: 13,887 km (8,629 miles)
  • Gravity: 0.95 standard gravity with a density of 4.8
  • Axial Tilt: 17.1%, with normal seasonal changes
  • Orbital Period: 373 days
  • Rotational Period: 25 hours
  • Classification: M
    • Surface Water: 53%
    • Atmosphere: 0.98% is a standard pressure with 73% nitrogen, 25% oxygen, 2% trace chemicals
    • Climate: Mainly a temperate planet with normal sized arctic and tropical zones.
    • Terrain: numerous rolling plains with mountain ranges, dense forests and a few swamps
    • Population: Just over 12 billion with another billion scattered across colonies in the sector.


Having just ended a centuries-old war with the T'Lani, which included use of the Harvester biogenic weapon, the two sides in 2370 were so bent on peace at all costs that they eliminated all signs of the weapons, including the deaths of their own scientists. They also intended to kill the Federation help called in, Dr. Bashir and Chief O'Brien.

As per the agreement between the Kellerun and the T’Lani it was one of their assault teams that boarded the T'Lani munitions cruiser where Nydrom, Julian Bashir, Miles O'Brien and other scientists were working to dispose of the Harvester biogenic weapon. After fending off the attack, Bashir and O'Brien each took a rifle with them to the surface of T'Lani III where they hid out and waited for Starfleet to come looking for them.

In the mid-2370s, Kellerun traders were among the personnel held by Dominion forces at the mining facilities on planet Bleak Prime.


The centuries long war had profound long term affects on the way their government ran and functioned. Terms in office became longer. While government positions use to be mostly for civilians that changed with more and more military officers being posted to important government positions.


Physically similar to the T'Lani, the main visual difference between the races is the way in which they dress their hair; male and female Kellerun pull their jet black locks straight back, showing off their widows peak. The women's hair is pulled outward from the back of their skull, while the men's hair juts up far beyond the top of their heads.


As with most intelligent humanoid species they have a number of unique characteristics that make their physical forms different for other species. However they have sufficient similarities that it is not to difficult for other species to provide medical aid to them if needed.


They have a very strong sense of who they are as a people. Anything and everything is acceptable as an action if it is for the betterment of the majority. This may be the most significant change to them as a people as a result of the centuries long war.


They do not have any true form of religion. What they do have is a strong belief in their species and its culture. Traditions and family are vital to every citizen. This veneration of the family and those who went before could almost be considered a form of ancestor worship.


Thousands of stories, most centered around one family or another. They are kind of like a written history of each families early ancestors.


They have a very structured society where everyone knows their place and can by hard work improve not only his position but the importance of their family.


They do not sing. All their music is strictly instrumental, however they have a lot of variety with the classical tunes being the most popular with the majority of the population. Other than this, carved busts of famous people as well as statues and paintings of them can be found in almost every single home.


They enjoy large celebrations which last a few days during which there is much drinking, eating, dancing and music. These celebrations are for most major milestones in a persons life and are enjoyed not only by family but by friends as well.


They are well behind the average level of technology for most Federation member worlds. Since the end of the war they have been able to better develop their scientific and technology infrastructure and are now slowly making better progress than they have in a long time.


They have been able to re-establish numerous trade deals with many different species since the end of their centuries long war with the T’Lani. As a result they now have a thriving economy and are very competitive when negotiating new trade deals.


Like the T’Lani they also used munitions style cruisers to transport and distribute biological weapons. The most dangerous of which was the Harvester virus. Since the end of the centuries long war between them they have also altered and changed their fleet. They scrapped about 25% of their ships as being too old or damaged to be worth upgrading and mothballed a third of the remaining fleet. The rest have been upgraded and improved.

The Kellerun assault rifle was a weapon employed by the Kellerun military. It fired rapid bursts of green plasma-like energy balls.

Federation Intelligence Files

For more data see Federation Intelligence File # DS9-2370-3486


Memory Alpha – see episodeDS9: "Armageddon Game.

See also DS9 short story: Change of Heart


This file was updated and approved by the SDC on 7 June, 2012

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