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|Four Letter Code||VELO|
|Planet of Origin||Velor|
|Encountered||They fought a brief war with the Romulans|
|Current Tech Level||Planetary Development Scale|
|List of Named Velorians|
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- Proper Name: Velorian
- Quadrant: Beta
- Location: Nausicaa Sector (coordinates B27-0002-1300 )
- Proper Name: Velor
- Star: It orbits a class G (Yellow) star
- Distance from Star: it's orbit is approximately 482 million km
- Companions: 9 other planets. It is the 4th planet in the system
- Proper Name: Velor IV
- Diameter: 13,895 km (8,634 miles)
- Gravity: 1.06 standard gravity with a density of 5.8
- Axial Tilt: 11.4%, with normal seasonal changes
- Orbital Period: 436 days
- Rotational Period: 1 hours
- Classification: M
- Surface Water: 56%
- Atmosphere: 1.07 is a standard pressure with 75% nitrogen, 23% oxygen, 2% trace chemicals
- Climate: Warm semi-tropical with tropical at the equator.
- Population: Just over 8 billion
They started out in the oceans and evolved into an amphibious species. It was only after they started to live on land that they started to develop true technology. They advanced at a fairly even pace. This was further enhanced by the peaceful conditions that prevaled. War was unknown and any disagreements were settled in peaceful co-operation.
Eventually they developed space travel and advanced into space. Soon after this they learned the hard way that not all other species were interested in peaceful trade and harmonious co-existance. They had lost over a dozen ships before one was able to escape and return to explain what was happening. As a result all their ships were recalled and work started on the development of weapons. Fortunately they had fairly good scans of the vessel that had attacted them to work with.
It was almost 10 years before one of their refitted ships left their system to explore. It soon encountered another ship that opened fire on them. It was the same species that had been attacking their ships previously. The Velorian destroyer escaped and returned to report. Over the next 3 years a state of war existed between them and the Romulans. It eventually wound down and a formal peace was agreed upon.
Over the next 100 years they were able to avoid getting involved in any more wars. It was at about this time that they met the Ameoneian for the first time. Strangely enough they quickly developed a friendly relationship that eventually resulted in them both becoming founding members of the Thracian Alliance.
They have an elected government with the First Minister being in office for 10 years. It is considered a great honour to be selected and each First Minister strives to be worth of the job. This has resulted in a government that is free of corruption and hard working.
A few years ago they joined the Thracian Alliance. Governor Alnorias was elected as the first President of the Thracian Alliance and First Minister Shera of Veloria commanding a majority in the newly formed legislature became Prime Minister. Given this racial split, former Ameoneian Chancellor, Virandri was nominated as Chief Justice of the Thracian Supreme Court in order to maintain equality and unanimously approved by parliament.
As a result a new election was held and a new First Minister elected to serve the people on their home world. This was at the suggestion of the new Prime Minister of the Alliance who felt it was improper for him to hold both positions.
They are a humanoid species with a leathery skin in cream tones with gray bands and markings all over their bodies and face. These markings are as individual as fingerprints. They have a flat nose and eyes with a thin clear film over their eyes for protection. On the top of their heads are a number of thin red sensory tendrils that are useful to them when they are submerged under water. These tendrils can sense movement in the water and detect the presence of other substances mixed into the water.
They are completely amphibian in that they can live in either the water or on land. Their are no restrictions on how long they can stay in either environment. They have a set of sensory filaments on the top of their heads that enhance their underwater abilities to sense movement and foreign substabces in the water. They also have a thin protective clear membrane over their eyes to protect them under water.
Other than this they are fairly typical of most intelligent humanoids with complex specialized internal organs and unique body chemistries.
Federation Intelligence Files
The first encounter between this species and the Federation was approximately 75 years after they were involved in a minor border war with the Romulans.
This in an original Starbase 118 species created by Cmdr. Tel-ar.
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