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Valakian
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Four Letter Code VALA
Federation Status Members
Planet of Origin Valakis
Encountered ENT: Dear Doctor
Current Tech Level N-
List of Named Valakians

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Home System

  • Quadrant: Beta
  • Location: ?? Sector (coordinates B24-0004-1296 ??) inside what use to be the Delphic Expanse.
  • Proper Name: Valakis system
  • Star: It orbits a class K (Orange) star
  • Distance from Star: its orbit is approximately 43 million km
  • Companions: It is the 3rd of 8 planets in the system

Home World

  • Proper Name: Valakis
  • Diameter: 11,307 km (7,026 miles)
  • Gravity: 0.93 standard gravity with a density of 5.8
  • Axial Tilt: 9.4% with minimal seasonal effects
  • Orbital Period: 335 days
  • Rotational Period: 23.3 hours
  • Classification: M
    • Surface Water: 55%
    • Atmosphere: 0.98 is a standard pressure with 73% nitrogen, 24% oxygen, 3% trace gases/chemicals
    • Climate: Mostly a temperate climate with polar caps
    • Population: Just over 7 billion

History

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Esaak A Valakian male

The Valakians were a humanoid species with a pre-warp society, native to the M-class planet Valakis. They shared their homeworld with the Menk.

During the 22nd century, the Valakians suffered from a plague that was killing off its entire population. In 2149, the plague was responsible for causing 12 million deaths on Valakis, causing the Valakians to dispatch numerous spacecraft to seek help from offworlders.

The Enterprise offered to aid in search for a cure and while they were visiting the planet, the ship's doctor, Phlox, discovered that the epidemic wasn't being caused by a virus or bacteria. Instead, the illness was genetic; the proteins that bind to Valakian chromosomes were deteriorating. This had been going on for thousands of years but the rate of mutation had accelerated over the last few generations. Based on his projections, Phlox predicted that the Valakians would be extinct by the 24th century.

Furthermore, Phlox discovered that the Menk had the potential to become the dominant species on the planet. The Enterprise crew realized they could not interfere with the natural evolution of the two species on Valakis but agreed to offer drugs that would ease the symptoms of the disease. Because he thought the Valakians could not deal with warp technology on their own yet, Enterprise Captain Jonathan Archer declined to give warp technology to the Valakians for the purpose of finding a cure. (ENT: "Dear Doctor")


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SPECIES


Valakian


Planet of origin: Valakis


Affiliation: United Federation of Planets


Warp capable: 2236


Biology


Classification: Humanoid


Environmental requirements: Class M


Sexes: Male and Female


Telepathic abilities: none


Distinctive Features:

round ridges around the eyes


The Valakians are one of two species native to the planet Valakis, the other being the Menk.

In the 22nd century, they were suffering from a genetic disease which became a planet-wide epidemic. Several space shuttles were launched to search for warp-capable species which would assist them.

One shuttle was discovered by the Earth starship Enterprise, who offered their assistance. However, when Dr. Phlox discovered that the Menk, the Valakians evolutionary counterparts, were evolving the Enterprise left hoping that the Valakians would develop a cure on their own. (ENT episode: "Dear Doctor")

By 2236, the Valakian population had declined to a few hundred thousand, while the Menk became dominant, with their population reaching the tens of millions. They soon became part of the United Federation of Planets when they discovered warp-drive. (ST reference: Star Charts)