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Four Letter Code RHAA
Federation Status Member
Planet of Origin Rhaandar
Encountered Star Trek: The Motion Picture
T/E Rating T0/E0
Current Tech Level N
List of Named Rhaandarites

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"We have been fortunate, let us help you."
a Rhaandarite greeting.
The Rhaandarite are a typical humanoid species who have been fortunate to enjoy a history of peace. Now members of the Federation they contribute in many ways, in order to improve the quality of life for less fortunate species.

Home System

  • Quadrant: Beta
  • Location: Fursia Sector (coordinates B23-0003-1300)
  • Proper Name: Alpha Indi Rhaand system
  • Star: It orbits a class F (Yellow-White) star
  • Distance from Star: it's orbit is approximately 67 million km
  • Companions: It is the 4th of 11 planets in the system
  • Moons: none

Home World

  • Proper Name: Rhaandaran, (also known as Rhaandar and Rhaandarel)
  • Diameter: 19,299 km (11,992 miles)
  • Gravity: 1.04 standard gravity with a density of 3.8
  • Axial Tilt: 17.6%, with normal seasonal changes
  • Orbital Period: 392 days
  • Rotational Period: 23.3 hours
  • Classification: M
  • Surface Water: 52%
  • Atmosphere: 1.10% is a standard pressure with 74% nitrogen, 23% oxygen, 3% trace chemicals
  • Climate: Mainly a temperate planet with arctic and semi-tropical regions.
  • Terrain: It has a few small deserts and swamps but is mostly rolling plains with a mix of hills, rocky outcrops and small mountain ranges.
  • Population: Just over 8 billion


They have a fairly peaceful history, no real wars, upheavals or social unrest. Just a slow progressive development towards their current level of development.

By 2378 they had been admitted into the Federation. This was a fairly open and shut case that required very little consideration on the part of the Federation council.

In 2381, Rhaandarel was one of the planets attacked by the Borg. This made it particularly hard for Laarin Andos, Director of the Department of Temporal Investigations, to stop people attempting to time travel and stop the attack.


They have had a single central government for over a thousand years. One where individuals are hired to work in entry level positions and then slowly work their way up till they become the head of a department or achieve a place on the council.


The Rhaandarites are a long-lived, androgynous humanoid race noted for their prominent forehead lobes. They tend to be average height with slim, average bodies and most of them are fairly poor athletes.


As with most intelligent humanoid species they have a very complex system with specialized organs, and unique hormones, chemicals and enzymes. What makes the Rhaandarites unusual is that they have a lifespan of several centuries and they don't really reach maturity until they are 150 or so.


The Rhaandarites are a simple, gregarious people who are much better at taking orders than giving them. This goes along with their relaxed, laidback way of dealing with life. As a result they are not known for being aggressive. In fact the opposite is very true as they are considered to be very passive by nature. They tend to be very polite, considerate, respectful and helpful.


They have a rather simplified belief in the power of light to sustain life. This belief has been supported by the scientific fact that with out certain properties of light the possibility of a planet developing life is greatly reduced.

Their temples of contemplation are simple structures with windows designed to convert natural sunlight into iridescent colorful rainbows of light. This is done in such a way that regardless of the time of day as long as the sun shines there is a window there for the light to shine through.

There are no formal services. Each citizen may when they wish enter and sit, meditating calmly for as long as they wish.


They have an extensive collection of tales and stories, although most species consider them boring and not worthy of the time spent to review them.


Rhaandarites have a lifespan of several centuries and have a very complex social structure. While not well-known, most Rhaandarites in Starfleet service are considered "slow learners " or "problem cases" on their homeworld, and are thought to benefit from Starfleet's "simple" hierarchy.


They enjoy all most all forms of artistic expression including music. In fact this may be the only subject that could be considered exciting enough to spark wide spread reactions with in their population.


Due to their very long life spans they do not seem to have developed any truly unique customs.


Currently they are slightly behind most of the rest of the Federation member worlds when it comes to technology. They have no real drive or need to keep abreast of the most current technological advances. Strangely enough they excel at temporal science. Being so long lived they have a unusual intuitive understanding of how time works.


They have a very stable economy and long standing trade deals with numerous other species.


They do not have and never have had any real military forces. They have never needed one. Even their police force is considered by most other species to be very passive. This may have to do with the fact their they normally are never armed in any way.

Federation Intelligence Files

Several Rhaandarites were present at the air tram station in San Francisco on stardate 7410.2. They were seen speaking to an Arcturian on the lower platform in the background when James T. Kirk and Sonak parted ways at the top of the escalator.

A Rhaandarite ensign served aboard the USS Enterprise during its refit. Also, during the period, a Rhaandarite served aboard the orbital office complex.

Noted Rhaandarites include Starfleet officers Vaylin Zaand and Haarv, both of the USS Enterprise.


Both Memory Alpha and Memory Beta were used as well as the following movie, Star Trek: The Motion Picture.

Also used were the following novels, TOS novel: Ex Machina, DTI novel: Watching the Clock , TOS - Mere Anarchy, eBook: The Darkness Drops Again and Star Trek: Destiny "Lost Souls".

And finally these written sources were used as well Star Trek: Star Charts, the January 2002 edition of Star Trek: The Magazine Volume 2, Issue 9 and the March 1980 edition of Fantastic Films.


This file was updated and approved by the SDC on 23 July 2013

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