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Four Letter Code WADI
Federation Status Neutral
Planet of Origin Gamma Quadrant
Encountered 2369, DS9: "Move Along Home"
T/E Rating T0/E0
Current Tech Level N
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The Wadi are a humanoid race native to the Gamma quadrant.


  • Proper Name: Wadi
  • Pronunciation: Wa’Di

Home System

  • Quadrant: Gamma
  • Location: Gaminus Sector
  • Proper Name: Wadi
  • Pronunciation: Wa’Di
  • Star: It orbits a class A star
  • Distance from Star: it's orbit is approximately 373 million km
  • Companions: 8 other planets. It is the 4th planet in the system. They have colonized 2 other worlds as well.

Home World

  • Proper Name: Wadi IV
  • Pronunciation: Wa’Di IV
  • Diameter: 8,983 miles
  • Gravity: 0.97 standard gravity with a density of 4.7
  • Axial Tilt: 8.2%, minor seasonal changes
  • Orbital Period: 398 days
  • Rotational Period: 27 hours
  • Classification: M
    • Surface Water: 58%
    • Atmosphere: 1.02 is a standard pressure with 72% nitrogen, 24% oxygen, 4% trace chemicals
    • Climate: Mostly temperate with a small zone of mild tropical at the equator.
    • Population: Just over 12 billion with a third of that on other colonies.


A delegation of Wadi arrived at Deep Space Nine three weeks after a Vulcan ship made first contact in 2369. They controversially played a game of Chula with the owner of Quark's Bar, with the station's senior staff forced to play as internal players.


Even Wadi government was controlled by games. The winner of their most prestigious game tournament became the ruler of the Wadi, while lesser tournaments determined the leaders of their clans and other groups. A Wadi leader’s title was an indicator of their game mastery; a very high government rank was Master Surchid.


The Wadi are tall humanoids with four or so blue painted designs, unique to each person, on the forehead and right temple. The males have straight, long hair braided down the back while the female style is up-swept or short.







In their mother tongue, "Wadi" translates to "the people".[1]

They applaud by clapping the back of one hand to the palm of another. The Wadi have a cultural fascination with games and gambling, including their famous "Chula".


There are two levels of participation for players of the game, each represented in a different way. The primary player plays the game via a traditional physical apparatus with abstract structure to represent components of the game, including an inverted-pyramid shaped stack of horizontal planes representing each level (or shap), and small figurines representing the active internal players. The internal players play in a virtual world generated by the game where they interact with the game in the same way that they would physically interact with the real world. The primary player and the internal players can be considered to be on a team together, but the primary player cannot communicate with the internal players.

The primary player decides what paths will be available to the internal players and what challenges they will face. He makes a wager on the outcome, with challenges of higher difficulty offering higher returns. There is also a measure of randomness added by rolling dice, affecting the challenge. The internal players must defeat the challenges to progress in the game, moving along a path that is separated by levels called shaps. Along the way they can be harmed or even "die". However, this is only in the world of the game and when it is over they will be returned to the real world unharmed. The goal of the game is to get at least one player to the final shap, which is referred to as "home".



Wadi have relatively primitive interstellar technology, but their transporter and holographic technology is unparalleled. Their advanced holdeck/transporter technology is an integrated component of many Wadi games.


They value gemstones.


Federation Intelligence Files

See Federation Intelligence file # DS9-2369-1263


  1. Wadi, Memory Beta
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