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- "We are use to being judged rashly and foolishly based on first encounters. "
- a Rasiinian saying.
- The Rasiinian are a humanoid species which appear to be slightly xenophobic, avoiding other species when they can. However they are willing to defend themselves and seem to be very cold and reserved around other species.
- Quadrant: Alpha
- Location: Oorlog Soek Sector (coordinates A25-0002-1294)
- Proper Name: OfasaRasiin system
- Star: It orbits a class K (Orange) star
- Distance from Star: its orbit is approximately 33 million km
- Companions: It is the 2nd of 5 planets in the system
- Moons: it has 1 moon.
- Proper Name: Rasiin
- Diameter: 20,411 km (12,683 miles)
- Gravity: 0.93 standard gravity with a density of 3.2
- Axial Tilt: 9.3%, with minor seasonal changes
- Orbital Period: 347 days
- Rotational Period: 22.8 hours
- Classification: M
- Surface Water: 48%
- Atmosphere: 1.09% is a standard pressure with 73% nitrogen, 25% oxygen, 2% trace chemicals
- Climate: Mainly a temperate planet
- Terrain: It has numerous mountain ranges and vast swamps.
- Population: Just over 6 billion
Due to the geography of their world, Rasiinian populations were wide spread and had access to ample farmland and water without having to compete for them. Unfortunately, it also resulted in a slower development of advanced technologies and population expansion.
This had the positive result of limiting any aggressive or confrontational encounters between different regions. While it did not completely eliminate the possibility of border disputes and conflict it did greatly limit the number and severity of these contacts. As a result they managed to slowly blend together into a single unified species shortly after they developed the technology that allowed them to travel anywhere on their world.
Time passed and ideas were exchanged between regions, technology and scientific advancements now progressed at a more standard speed. This allowed them to support larger populations on less land and to improve the overall quality of life for the majority of their population.
As they progressed past the industrial age, they realized that if they did not alter their means of producing power and manufacturing of goods that they would soon start to adversely affect their planets eco-system. This idea of global pollution damaging their world caused them to alter their search for new ideas and concentrate on finding new and improved ways of supplying their society with power and goods.
With time they were able to find solutions to these problems and were able to switch over before any long range or even noticeable damage could have been done to their world and its ecology.
Eventually they advanced to the point where they were able to send ships into space. They explored their system, established a colony on the 3rd planet and encountered their first alien species : the Proxcinian's. This encounter convinced them that they would need to arm their space craft and to develop weapons systems for their defense.
Over the next 50 years, great advances were discovered that allowed them to construct a vast number of defensive satellites which were placed into orbit around not only their home world but their colony as well. They also developed a military program and trained their very first soldiers.
Now that they had warships, armed freighters and the trained crews to best use these new vessels they returned to their exploration of space. They encountered more species and established a number of colonies in distant systems. During this time they had few armed conflicts but what ones they did have seemed to be against raiders and pirates more than they were against aggressive alien species.
In 2368 the Rasiinian colony of Quasivi III was assimilated by the Borg with the loss of over 9 million citizens.
During the Dominion War they tried to remain neutral but this effort failed. As a result they lost two more colonies to attack by the Breen and to the Jem'Hadar. They lost the majority of their warships in a series of ongoing attacks and were forced to withdraw the last shattered remnants of their fleet to their home system.
A large scale invasion of their system was planned by the Breen but failed to occur as it was intercepted by a joint Federation, Klingon and Romulan battle fleet. It was only after the end of the war that the target of the Breen fleet was discovered.
Since then they have maintained a strictly neutral status and rebuilt their fleet back up to fighting strength.
They have a unified government made up of a council with three representatives from each of the eleven different districts that their world has been divided into. These individuals serve for life.
They are characterized by wrinkled blue skin and a bony exoskeleton covering their face.
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.
They have always been slightly xenophobic but this may be more due to the fact that they have had more unpleasant first encounters with more species than one would expect. Most experts believe it is more a case of a bad first impression that seems to escalate quickly due to their prickly pride and their failure to overcome this initial impression.
They do not believe in any religion or have any profound spiritual beliefs. Instead they believe that the universe was born and that things just happened after that. The development of intelligent species is merely a natural side effect of the universe growing old.
They have few stories that could be considered true legends or myths. However they do have a large data base of historically accurate stories detailing the way of life and slow development of their primitive to early ancestors.
As a people their cities and communities are well planned, well laid out and adequately provided for with infrastructure and amenities available to all. Crime is almost unheard of and emergency services operate quickly and efficiently. However their cities lack any sort of character or individual charm being merely places that they live and work in.
The Rasiinian people have little interest in the artistic accomplishments of other species and do not seem to appreciate any form of music, considering such to be pointless noise. Visual art forms that they produce tend to be considered by other species to be crude, uninteresting and rudimentary with clashing color schemes and the illogical use of color palettes, lines and forms.
Marriages are arranged by the families and the bride and groom never meet until the day of their wedding. These are simple affairs with the two sharing a meal while being observed by their respective families who chant a traditional litany of expectations regarding the couple and their future.
They do not trade, discuss or encourage inquiries into their technological abilities, level of accomplishment or research programs. They also seem to be completely uninterested in the accomplishments of other species.
While they are mostly self-sufficient they have been able to establish a number of long term trade deals. In most cases these are for raw resources and essential materials needed to keep their economy functioning at a safe level.
Prior to their contact with hostile space craft they never had any warships. Since then they have designed and built a number of ship classes. Their current fleet consists of 1 dreadnaught which was added after the end of the Dominion War, 4 heavy cruisers, 10 light cruisers, 15 destroyers and 20 frigates.
Federation Intelligence Files
In 2372, Ambassador Runepp traveled to Deep Space 9 aboard a Bajoran transport. The mysterious Onaya also came to the station aboard the vessel.
Both Memory Alpha and Memory Beta were used as references as well as the following TV episodes, DS9: The Muse and VOY: Infinite Regress.
Also used was the following magazine Star Trek: Communicator,Issue 105.
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