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- "The greatest challenge is to hunt the Porava."
- a Worene saying.
- "The greatest challenge is to hunt the Porava."
- The Worene are a feline species of hunters. One that enjoys challenges, especially hunting the Porava, a vicious predator native to the vast jungles of their homeworld. They respect other intelligent species and have accepted the responsibilities associated with being members of the Federation.
- Quadrant: Beta
- Location: Ofin Hodies Sector (coordinates B25-0002-1300)
- Proper Name: Ser’vimm
- Star: It orbits a class A (White) star
- Distance from Star: its orbit is approximately 47 million km
- Companions: It is the 3rd of 14 planets in the system. 4 of the other planets and 7 moons have been terraformed and now have colonies.
- Moons: it has 4 moons.
- Proper Name: Fescon
- Diameter: 23,736 km (14,749 miles)
- Gravity: 1.01 standard gravity with a density of 3.0
- Axial Tilt: 11.3%, with mild to normal seasonal changes
- Orbital Period: 382 days
- Rotational Period: 25.4 hours
- Classification: M
- Surface Water: 52%
- Atmosphere: 0.98% is a standard pressure with 73% nitrogen, 25% oxygen, 2% trace chemicals
- Climate: Mainly a semi-tropical to temperate world
- Terrain: It has vast dense jungles with some mountains and rough hilly regions.
- Population: Just over 11 billion
They have a very stable history with very few social problems that resulted in conflict of any kind. As a result they were able to advance at a fairly even pace. Strangely enough this advancement was much slower than expected and most experts feel that this may be due to environment factors.
Regardless they did advance and eventually produced a space program, one that they almost abandoned a few times but which eventually succeeded. They kept having problems with their propulsion systems. Ones that resulted in them experimenting with a number of radical different designs, this resulted in their establishing first contact quite unexpectedly.
In 2186 the USS Calcutta was observing their first successful manned space flight. During this experiment a sudden malfunction in the drive system of the Worene vessel created a temporary rift in space that allowed the craft to jump instantly almost 37 million km.
This resulted in them colliding with the USS Calcutta. As a result the pylon holding the left warp engine was irreparably damaged, but so was the experimental space craft. The Captain was forced to make a command decision and he had the surviving alien crew beamed to sickbay.
Because of the damage to their ship the Federation crew was forced to remain in the system for 7 months while they affected repairs, repairs that would have been much more difficult and have taken much longer to complete if it had not been for the co-operation and support of the Worene people.
A side effect of this was the development of a few trade deals with nearby alien species that originally came to the system to deliver certain supplies and materials required by the crew of the USS Calcutta in order for them to complete their repairs.
As expected this jump started the Worene’s advancement and they were able to acquire or develop a number of new technologies much faster than expected. Most of these were in the field of medicine. This temporary boost added to their own natural curiosity soon resulted in their strengthening their relations with the Federation. In time they applied and were accepted as members.
They have a small central government made up of 50 of their oldest citizens. These individuals are selected for their intelligence and must meet a certain level of fitness. If and when they fail to meet this level of fitness they are removed from their post and a replacement is selected.
They are a feline, humanoid species with long tails. They stand on average between 5’8” and 6’ with short ebony black fur. They have sharp claws that they can retract and tend to be very fit and healthy. Females are only slightly smaller than males.
Due to the tropical nature of their world it is not unusual for males to wear nothing or only a loin cloth when hunting in the jungles or around other Worene. When around others they will wear a loin cloth or a short skirt that does not reach down to their knees. They also wear primitive style jewelry, wristbands, belts and pouches to hold and or fasten equipment to.
As a species, neither the males or the females ever wear any king of footwear, they find them to be too uncomfortable.
Females normally wear only a skirt, one that is above the knees for single females and one below the knees for those that are mated. Like the males they will also wear primitive style jewelry, wristbands, belts and pouches to hold and or fasten equipment to. Mated females will also have a headdress that frames their face but leaves the ears exposed.
As with most intelligent humanoid species they have a very complex system with specialized organs, and unique hormones, chemicals and enzymes. However they tend to be more athletic, stronger and agile than most other humanoid species. Often being approximately 50% stronger and 75% more agile. They also have very keen, enhanced senses. In fact their hearing, vision and sense of smell are all highly developed.
They can be very aggressive but are easily able to control these impulses. They have a strong will, are able to withstand a lot of pain and have a strong survival instinct.
A majority of Worene (approximately 98% or more) develop a mental condition that reduces or removes their ability to regulate aggression in the latter half of their life. This dysregulation is associated with several conditions and diseases, all of which are colloquially known as "Hunter's Rage". Though the primary symptom is an inability to control aggression, other commonly associated symptoms are increased aggression, confusion, dissociative amnesia, and self-injury. Onset can occur as early as the 40th and 50th years of life. There is currently no cure though treatments can manage symptoms with some success. This has led to a collective investment in advanced medical knowledge and technology.
The Worene are a hunting species, one who even now relish the thrill of the hunt. As a result the training that all youth receive leading up to the great hunt is riddled with stories, lessons and knowledge passed down over the ages. This exceedingly rigorous training of mind and body has taken on almost religious significance to them as a people.
They have many tales and legends about great hunters, individuals who excelled at hunting the Porava. They even have legends and tales about those Porava that proved exceedingly dangerous to hunt. The ones who managed to kill and survive numerous hunts.
The Scarred One
The greatest of the Porava was one called the Scared One. This was because he was literally covered with scars. He survived more than 500 hunts and killed more than twice that number of Worene. This was over 1,000 years ago but he finally died of old age and his body was discovered by some hunters. It was then transported to the capital where it was placed in a clear crystal cube and placed on display. It is still there, perfectly preserved and most Worene travel to the capital at least once in their lifetime in order to touch the cube.
They have a very peaceful and well-adjusted society. Crime is almost unheard of and great effort is taken to ensure that everyone is well taken care of. Visitors to their world find their cities to be both clean and wondrous, a mix of exotic flora and fauna as well as graceful structures, all with incredible views.
They have a great love of nature and flowering plants and vines can be found everywhere. So can manmade waterfalls and fountains. Great effort is taken in the planning and construction of every building and structure on their planet. This is to ensure that no matter where you look the beauty of nature blends into the lines and structures of the buildings so as to be pleasing to the eyes.
Music and dancing are an intricate part of their society. The music is often rhythmic and underscored with the sound of drums. Singing is more closely described as melodious chanting and dances are tribal, primitive with much stamping of feet and hidden meaning often telling a story or imparting some kind of lesson.
Because they are a predatory species, one that has evolved from a hunting way of life, it is still an important part of their way of life. As a result they have established huge nature preserves where it is possible for them to go hunting. These hunts are carefully controlled and regulated. Normally each and every Worene, males and females can only enter a nature preserve and hunt a single animal once every 20 days or a maximum of 19 times a year.
Every single male member of their society must complete the great hunt in order to become an adult. This is not an easy task and it is possible to fail. Those that fail are often killed or suffer extreme injuries. This is one of the reasons they are so interested in advanced medical technology and knowledge.
When a male reaches the age of 18 they must enter one of the vast nature preserves unarmed. Here they will track, hunt and kill a Porava. Only those who have faced one in hand to hand combat, using only weapons they have fashioned with their own two hands are considered to be worthy of procreation. All those who fail but survive are allowed to live and work but never to mate.
When it comes to technology they are one of the least developed planets that is a member of the Federation. This does not seem to bother them and they seem completely satisfied with this fact.
That being said they did buy their patrol craft which are state of the art and have traded and negotiated to acquire more advanced medical equipment, technology and knowledge.
They are mostly self-sufficient but do have a number of very long term trade partners. As a result they have a very stable economy and were able to purchase state of the art patrol craft for their civil defense forces as well as being able to afford the very best in medical technology. They even purchased the services of the best terraforming corporation in the Federation and have already financed the transformation of a number of worlds and moons with in their system.
They currently have a small, well trained civil defense force that acts more like a planetary police force but one with more freedom when it comes to exercising their duties. This force also has 23 patrol craft which they use to police their system and the major space lanes near their planet.
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Since becoming a member of the Federation they have been active in most Federation institutions including Starfleet and to a much lesser degree the Marine core.
There are a number of massive nature preserves on the planet. All of them are carefully monitored, controlled and regulated, as is every single animal within each of these nature preserves. Attached to every nature preserve are a number of large jungle farms where different animals are mated, raised and produced. In this way they are able to maintain both the populations of each animal species and ensure that all Worene have the opportunity to hunt on a regular basis.
A Porava is a savage, predator. One who can move through the trees as easily as it moves along the ground. They have enhanced senses, an inborn cunning and are easily as strong if not stronger than any member of the Worene. In some ways they resemble a giant ape but they have a tough leathery skin, massive jaws with razor sharp teeth and impressive claws that allow them to climb with ease.
The Porava are a protected species who are kept within the boundaries of a select and limited number of massive nature preserves. Great effort has been expended to ensure that the population level stays constant and many of them are grown in special tanks and then released into the wild once they have reached full size.
Due to their intelligence, highly developed instincts and natural tendency towards savagery they very quickly adapt to the vast jungles of the nature preserves.
This is an original Starbase 118 species created based on the image of a black furred alien feline crewman in the background of a large gathering in the movie, Star Trek the movie. A search showed that the name of the person wearing this outfit was recorded as Worene. This species was created by Cmdr. Tal Tel-ar.
This file was updated and approved by the SDC on 16 March 2014.
This species was approved by the Captains Council for use in the Starbase 118 universe 18 February 2015
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