||Delta Quadrant species encountered by Voyager in 2375.1
||Someone to Watch Over Me
||The Kaelons volunteer for suicide at the age of 60 in a ceremony called 'The Resolution'.2
||Half a Life
||People who built an artificial planet, but were killed off by a disease3
||That Which Survives
||Likely name of the species encountered by the NX-01 Enterprise in 2152. The species is not named, but their home planet of Kantare is; Trek naming convention usually names the species after the planet.4
||Humanoid species native to the Gamma Quadrant. The Karemma first came to notice when the Ferengi struck a deal with them to buy Tulaberry wine in 2370.6 Later they became one of the few Dominion member species which engaged in trade with the Federation, although out of fear of the Dominion they went through Ferengi intermediaries rather than deal directly.7 The Karemmas contact with the Dominion was entirely through the Vorta, and they regarded the Founders as semi mythical.5
Karemma firmly believe that goods should be sold at a reasonable price, and the Ferengi promptly took advantage of this by adding various unnecessary taxes to the goods they carried. Ferengi trade practices shocked the Karemma, and they threatened to cut off trade with the Federation in 2372. This led to a meeting within Dominion space, which was disrupted when Jem'Hadar ships attacked the participants.7
Federation trade with the Karemma came to an end when the wormhole was closed in 2373, but now the wormhole has been reopened and the Dominion war ended, it is possible that relations will resume.
|The Search, Part 1
||Species from whom Voyager purchased 12 kilos of Amber Spice8
||The Voyager Conspiracy
||Members of the United Federation of Planets, the Kasheeta are from the planet Kashet.9 A Kasheeta was present in the Federation Council chamber in 2285 during the Cetacean probe crisis.10
||Star Trek IV Sourcebook Update
||Species extinct for some 1,000 years.11
||The Inner Light
||Alpha quadrant species which was located in the Silarian sector. Their system had six planets, one of which - Kataan - was inhabitable. Approximately one thousand years ago their star began to increase its output, causing a long drought on the planet. The Kataanians had relatively low level technology, and could do nothing to return their star to normal. They did develop a sufficient level of space travel to launch a small probe containing a record of their civilization and some artefacts, and this travelled through space for one thousand years until it encountered the Enterprise-D in 2368. The probe transmitted its record into the mind of Captain Picard, who experienced it as a lifetime of memories of living as a Kataanian. Within the experience Picard settled down and became a family man in a small local community, helping to raise two generations in the final years of the civilization.
The Enterprise tracked the probe back to Kataan, finding that the planet's sun had eventually gone nova and rendered the Kataanians extinct. Captain Picard remains the Federation's authority on the Kataanians.11
|The Inner Light
||Animal from the planet Kavaria12
||For the Cause
||Creature native to the Delta Quadrant. Being immersed in a pit of Kayrilllian eels would be a highly unpleasant experience.13
||Probable species name. Voyager crewmember Chell wore a necklace of Kazleti design.14
||The Kazon were one of the first Delta Quadrant species that Voyager encountered on its arrival in the area.15 They are a violent race who consider themselves to be great warriors.16 The Kazon were originally a slave species of the Trabe, but they overthrew their masters in a revolt some time ago.17 They have a relatively disorganized culture - after overthrowing the Trabe they splintered into several sects who have competed with one another ever since. Some of the sects are extremely weak, lacking the ability to provide even the basics of life properly. Others operate fleets of warships which they 'liberated' from the Trabe;18 although some of these are large and powerful,19 the Kazon are not great technicians and their ships tend to be relatively poorly maintained.
Kazon sects which Voyager encountered include the Ogla,19 Nistrim,20 Relora,16 Hobii, Mostral, Oglamar21 and Prommar17. Many of them were bitter enemies of the Federation ship - a result of Janeway's decision to destroy the Caretakers Array in order to deny them access to its technology.19 Voyager fought several battles with the Kazon, and in 2372 they managed to capture the ship with the help of the Cardassian spy Seska. Fortunately, an alliance of Talaxian ships and several members of Voyagers crew were able to defeat the invaders and recapture the ship.22
Shortly after this Voyager passed out of Kazon space. Given the distance the ship has covered since then, it is virtually impossible that the crew will ever encounter this race again.23
The Borg designation for the Kazon is Species 329; the Borg considered them unworthy of assimilation.24
|Caretaker, Part 1
||Species which helped to create the Harvester weapons, then tried to erase all knowledge of them after the war they were made for ended.25
||Originating in the Andromeda galaxy, the Kelvans are a highly advanced and powerful species possessed of great technology. Their own galaxy is slowly becoming uninhabitable, and so the Kelvans sent out craft to seek new territories to conquer. The ship sent to our own Milky Way galaxy was disabled whilst passing through the energy barrier at the galactic rim, and its small crew were forced to abandon it and proceed in a lifeboat. They landed on a planet and sent out a distress call, which the USS Enterprise responded to.
The Kelvans have the ability to transform the physical shape of living things, and they used this to condense the majority of the Enterprise crew into small solid blocks of a white substance. In this way they were able to quickly seize control of the ship, leaving only a handful of officers to assist in the running of the vessel. The Kelvans modified the engines to allow sustained high speed travel and set a course back to Andromeda, a trip which was expected to take three hundred years.
In order to function more effectively, the Kelvans had assumed a Humanoid appearance. Commander Spock was able to initiate a brief mind meld with one of the Kelvans and determine that their true form was of immense size, with one hundred tentacle like limbs. Their minds were so complex that each limb could simultaneously perform a separate function. Unused to the sensory inputs which came with being Humanoid, the Kelvans soon became somewhat disoriented. The Enterprise crew took advantage of this and were able to set the invaders at one anther's throats, allowing them to regain control of the ship.
Captain Kirk offered Federation help to the Kelvans, pointing out that there were many uninhabited worlds within the Milky Way which they could occupy. Peaceful contact has since been established with the Kelvans, and as of the 2370s Lieutenant Commander Worf had successfully sparred with a Kelvan twice his size on at least a few occasions.26
|By Any Other Name
||Species known for its highly sensitive hearing27
||People from the planet Kesprytt III who applied for Federation membership28
||The Kesat thought the Ba'Neth were mythical until Voyager helped an investigator to track them down. 29
||Paranoid species, some of which petitioned for Federation membership.28
||Species from the planet Khefkan IV.30
||Delta Quadrant people whom Voyager encountered in 2376 at the Markonian outpost.31
||Species which Q did not like32
||Curzon Dax once worked on the planet Klaestron, where he had an affair with the wife of a local leader.33 The Klaestrons once developed an incredibly effective treatment for burns.34
|Klingon Lizard Dog35
||Dog-like species which Klingon Captain Kruge kept as a pet.35
||Star Trek III : The Search for Spock
||One of the major powers of the Alpha/Beta quadrant, the Klingons originate on Qo'noS (pronounced Kronos), a class M world.37 Many mysteries surround the history of the Klingon people, at least in part because of their habit of periodically re-writing their past for political purposes.38
According to legend, the first Klingon was a male named Kortar.39 His Klingon heart was created by the gods out of fire and steel - the gods declared it the strongest heart in the heavens, so loud did it beat. When Kortar's heart weakened out of loneliness, the gods created a female for companionship. Her heart was even stronger, and he became jealous of her power. Fortunately the female heart also posessed wisdom, and she suggested that the two could join together to become an unstoppable force. The gods attempted to flee this powerful combination, but the joined hearts destroyed them.38 As punishment for his actions, Kortar was condemned to ferry the souls of dishonoured Klingons to gre'thor39 where they are watched over by Fek'lhr, a vaguely Klingon-esque figure.40 It is tempting to view Fek'lhr as the Klingon equivalent of the Human devil, but in fact the Klingons have no devil.41
Klingons who die with their honour intact are spared gre'thor, instead travelling to sto-vo-kor.42
The Klingon empire originated approximately 1,500 years ago.42 According to legend, the empire was founded by the warrior Kahless the Unforgettable. A mighty warrior, Kahless performed many amazing and heroic feats; one one occasion he fought his brother Morath for twelve days and nights because Morath had broken a promise and so brought shame on the family.43
Morath's dishonourable behaviour continued; eventually he killed his own father whilst trying to steal his sword. When discovered by Kahless Morath threw the sword into the sea, claiming that if he could not posess it then nobody would. Kahless wept at the loss, and his tears caused the sea to flood the shore. The people begged Kahless to stop weeping and he did, whereupon he walked into the sea to find the sword. He held his breath for three days and nights before finally finding the sword. This incident marked the last time the two brothers spoke.
Still disconsolate from the loss of his father, Kahless went to the underworld to search for him. There he invented the Mok'bara, a Klingon martial arts form which he showed to his father. His father was able to use the forms to remember his body and so return to the land of the living.44
Needing a weapon of his own, Kahless went into the mountains to the Kri'stak volcano. He cut off a lock of his hair and thrust it into the river of molten rock, then plunged it into the Lursor lake and and twisted it into the shape of a sword. Kahless used the sword to kill the tyrant Molor, whereupon he named it the Bat'leth, or "sword of honour".42 Kahless carried the sword in many of his adventures, using it to conquer the Fek'Ihri, skin the serpent of Xol, to harvest his father's fields and even to carve a statue for his beloved.45
Ultimately Kahless united the Klingon people to form a great Empire. He issued the laws of honour with which the people would be governed. Feeling that his work was done, Kahless decided to leave for the afterlife. He pointed to a star, telling his people to look for him to return there.42
When the Klingons first made contact with the Federation in 2151 they appeared largely humanoid. The main visible differences centered around the heads, which bore a pattern of prominent ridges.37 In 2154 the Klingons attempted to create genetically engineered super-soldiers using DNA recovered from Human Augments; the attempt backfired, unleashing a deadly virus which as a side effect caused the bony cranial ridges to dissolve.46 The Denobulan Doctor Phlox was able to cure the effects of the virus, but many millions of Klingons still went through the first stages and had their cranial ridges erased, leaving them looking remarkably Human-like.47 They retained this appearence through to the latter half of the 23rd century when they slowly began to change to something closer to their original appearence.48 By the 2280's all Klingons had returned to sporting a distinctive set of ridges occupying almost the whole upper area of their heads.35 Over time these alterations have faded into history - remarkably, by the mid to late 24th century even some Starfleet physicians were not aware that there had ever been a problem. Many Klingons of this era are extremely embarrased about these cosmetic changes and refuse to speak of it, simply stating that it is "a long story" that they "do not discuss with outsiders".49
On average Klingons are larger and physically stronger than Humans.23 They are noted for having no tear ducts,50 and while most have red blood51 there are some whose blood is distinctly pink.50 Klingons suffer from certain allergies, most notably a strong reaction to small furry animals such as Tribbles.52
Internally, Klingon physiology is markedly different from that of Humans. There is a great deal more multiple redundancy in their organs, a principle they call Brak'lul. This allows Klingons to survive severe injuries in battle.53 They have twenty three ribs, two livers, an eight chambered heart, and even redundant neural function53 and multiple stomachs!54 Surprisingly, Klingons have relatively little knowledge of their own biology and their medicine is very poorly developed. This is largely due to their warrior traditions - a Klingon who is wounded is expected to be left to survive or die through his own strength, or to undergo the Hegh'bat, a form of ritual suicide.53
Ritual is a very important element in Klingon society.23 They believe that once a Klingon has died the spirit exits the body for gre'thor or sto-vo-kor, leaving behind a worthless shell to be disposed of. It is traditional for those on hand to howl into the sky as a warning to the afterlife that a Klingon warrior is about to arrive.55 In some cases a funeral dirge is sung in memory to the deceased,56 or friends will sit with the body to protect it from predators, a practice known as Ak'voh.57
Other Klingon rituals include the R'uustai, a bonding ceremony which joins two people together in a relationship similar to brotherhood.58
The warrior ethos has always been important in Klingon society, but it has not always dominated in the way it does today. In the mid 21st century the warriors weren't nearly as powerful, and Klingon society was regarded as being much more fair and balanced. Over the next century the warriors gradually gained the upper hand, until the Klingons were widely regarded as a warrior race.59 It was even common practice for Klingons to sharpen their teeth before battle!37
Despite initial appearances of success37 their first contact with Humanity in 2151 was disastrous, leading to decades of conflict.60 A period of peace followed, but ended in 2218 when relations shifted towards hostile again.41 Open warfare was was narrowly averted in 2266 by the intervention of the Organians.36 Over the years the Federation and Klingon Empire made several further attempts to coexist peacefully, with notable breakthroughs including the Korvat Negotiations in 228956 and the Khitomer Conference in 2293.50 Peace was finally achieved after the Narendra Incident, in which the crew of the Enterprise-C sacrificed themselves and their vessel to assist a Klingon colony under attack by Romulans.61 The peace held until 2372, when the Federation's refusal to support the Klingon's war against the Cardassians resulted in an attack on Deep Space Nine.62 The alliance was re-instated later in this year in order to present a united front against the Dominion threat.63 That alliance has continued to the present, and the two powers worked closely throughout the Dominion war.64
Klingon relations with the Romulans have also been somewhat variable. In the 2260s the two were at least somewhat friendly; Romulans used Klingon warships in their military.65 The two later became enemies; in 2344 the Romulans attacked the Klingon outpost on Narendra III, killing many Klingons.61 In 2367 the Romulans backed Duras in his attempt to claim the Chancellorship of the Klingon high council. 66 The attempt failed when the Federation blockaded the Romulan border, preventing supplies from reaching Duras's forces.67
In theory the Klingon Government consists of an Imperial structure with a High Council advising the Emperor. However, for centuries the title of Emperor was left vacant and the Chancellor of the High Council has ruled the Empire. This situation was modified in 2369 when Kahless apparently returned from the dead, although it was later learned that the returned Kahless was in fact a clone of the original created by Klingon scientists. Despite this, Chancellor Gowron allowed the cloned Kahless to take the Imperial throne as a figurehead in order to promote unity among the Klingon people.42
The Klingons fought alongside both the Federation and Romulans in the war against the Dominion, acquitting themselves with great bravery in that conflict.68 During the final stages of the war Gowron was killed in single combat by Lieutenant Commander Worf, who then appointed General Martok as Chancellor.69
|Errand of Mercy
||Delta Quadrant species. Eight months and seventeen days prior to Stardate 52586.3 the Kmada attempted to sabotage the life-support systems of a duplicate of Voyager using low-frequency theta radiation.70
||On Stardate 51563 Voyager crew member Ensign Lyndsay Ballard was killed by a Hirogen hunting party whilst on an away mission with Ensign Kim. Ballard was given a burial in space, as is normal for Starfleet personnel.
Two years later, Voyager received a communication from an alien woman who claimed to be Ensign Ballard. The woman knew intimate details of Voyager and her crew, leaving Captain Janeway in little doubt that this was in fact her long dead crew member.
Ballard revealed that she had been retrieved from her coffin in space and reanimated by a species called the Kobali. The Kobali spent months altering her DNA in order to reform her in their image, this being their normal method of reproducing themselves. Eventually she had been placed with a Kobali family who would help her to make the adjustment to their society. Ensign Ballard had spent two years - Kobali years - gaining the Kobali's trust before stealing a shuttlecraft and setting off to find Voyager.
Voyager's EMH was unable to reverse the changes the Kobali had made. Her blood contained a genetic pathogen which had converted most of her DNA into a Kobali protein structure, leaving insufficient Human DNA to reconstruct the original pattern. She had a six lobed multispheric brain housed within an enlarged cranium, a binary cardiovascular system and two tone grey and purple skin. The EMH was able to make cosmetic changes which returned Ensign Ballard to a Human appearance.
The Ensign suffered considerable difficulty in settling back in to life on Voyager. She continued to think in Kobali and to miss the relationships she had established with her surrogate family. When the Kobali located Voyager and attacked the ship Ballard volunteered to return with them, saying she no longer felt at home on Voyager.
Voyager has thus far had no further contact with the Kobali. If is not known how far their territory spreads, although it must be at least thousands of light years for them to have kept pace with Voyager.71
|Ashes to Ashes
||A Kobheerian freighter brought Amin Marritza to Deep Space Nine in 2369.72 In 2371 Commander Sisko impersonated a Kobheerian in an attempt to bluff his way into Cardassian space.34
||Various Deep Space Nine episodes
||Species which was dying out and required Deuridium to prolong their lives; despite locating new sources in the Gamma Quadrant, there was not enough of the substance for the whole population and some Kobliad took to stealing shipments. A Kobliad criminal once took over the body of Dr. Bashir whilst on the run.73
||Delta quadrant which was nearly went into a virtual reality environment to shelter from a disaster but were terrorised by their own worst nightmare.74
||Humanoid residents of Omega IV75
||The Omega Glory
||An ancient Koinonian mine killed Enterprise-D crewmember Marla Aster.58
||Star Trek : Insurrection
||Pre-warp civilisation located near to the Romulan border. B-4 was discovered on the Kolarin homeworld.77
||Star Trek : Nemesis
||Delta quadrant species which uses tetrion based power cells8
||The Voyager Conspiracy
||A Delta Quadrant species, the Komar are trianic energy beings who live in a dark matter nebula.78
||Species which had rigid rules regarding protocol. Lwaxana Troi almost married the Kostolain Minister Campio in 2368.79
||Cost of Living
||Aggressive species which inhabited the Delphic Expanse. The Kovaalans would routinely attack any ship which infringed on their territory.80
||Species which was engaged in a vicious war with the Vori.81
||Species which was engaged in a war with the Annari as of 2377.82
||Species first contacted by the NX-01 in 2152. The Kreetassan language is highly complex, with most of the words having many different meanings depending on the context in which they are used. Eating is considered a very delicate matter by the Kreetassans - their word for eating is the same one used for mating, and both activities are expected to be carried out in private. The first contact ended abruptly when the NX-01 crew offended the Kreetassans by inviting them to share a meal.84 Captain Archer again offended the Kreetassans on a visit to their home world when Porthos relieved himself on some highly valued sacred trees. Archer was in turn offended that the Kreetassans failed to inform him that their planet harboured diseases dangerous to Porthos. He eventually decided to accept their oversight and managed to make amends for his own slight by performing a ritual of apology in front of the Kreetassans.85 A Kreetassan was present on Pernaia prime when Archer, T'Pol and Mayweather visited it in 2152.86
||Various Enterprise episodes
||Civilisation whose food was popular with other planets, especially Farius Prime87
||Honor Among Thieves
||Delta Quadrant civilisation who used temporal weaponry in some timelines.88
||Year of Hell, Part 1
||Reptilian species known for trading in plant DNA. At least some Kressari also ran weapons from the Cardassians to the Bajoran terrorist group known as The Circle.89
||Beta quadrant civilization91 under the control of the Klingon Empire.92 The Kriosians went to war with their neighbours in the Vault Minor system centuries ago after the leaders of the two systems had a falling out over an empathic metamorph. Empathic metamorphs are a somewhat phenomenon amongst Kriosian males; they are able to sense what a particular potential mate wants from a partner and become that for them. Female empathic metamorphs are much rarer, being born only once every seven generations, and as a result are highly prized.
In 2367 the Klingons believed that a Kriosian revolt had been assisted by the Federation, and a diplomatic incident was threatened. It transpired that the Romulans had faked evidence in order to put a strain on the Federation-Klingon alliance, and the incident was resolved peacefully.
In 2368 the Enterprise-D returned to Krios to stage a ceremony of reconciliation to end the war with Vault. The ceremony involved the presentation of Kamala, a female empathic metamorph, to the Vault leader as a gift. Although Captain Picard and his officers were less than happy with transporting a sentient being as property, Kamala assured him that she was happy to take part in the exchange. Both had second thoughts when Picard began to feel attracted to Kamala, and she to he, but Kamala decided to go through with the exchange regardless.90
|The Perfect Mate
||Creature found in the Brentalia Zoo93
||Humanoid species found in the Alpha Quadrant and native to the planet Ktaria VII.95 The Ktarians are recognizable by their distinctive foreheads, which are divided into two large bone like structures, and by their yellow eyes.94 Ktarians have scales on some parts of their bodies,96 and at least some Ktarian/Human hybrids have several small horns on their forehead. Ktarian children grow far faster than their Human equivalents.97
The Ktarians are notable for an attempt they made to conquer the Federation in 2368. Since they are significantly less powerful militarily, the Ktarians attempted to subvert Starfleet by introducing a game which was highly addictive and which rendered the mind of the user susceptible to suggestion. The Ktarians succeeded in gaining control of the USS Enterprise but before the game could be spread to other Starships their control of the crew was broken by Wesley Crusher and Commander Data.94
Despite this attack, the Federation and Ktarians maintained diplomatic and cultural relations. In 2372 Harry Kim met his future fiancee, Libby, while he was visiting a Ktarian music festival.98 Ktaria VII was a popular vacation spot with tourists, as the large Ktarian glaciers offered excellent skiing.54 Ktaria has also given the Federation some interesting foodstuffs; Ktarian Puff Chocolate is popular with some Federation citizens - the blend of seventeen different chocolates was Counsellor Troi's favourite desert item.99 Ktarian eggs are large, with mottled red and yellow shells and a green interior, and were a breakfast favourite of Captain Kirks girlfriend Antonia in 2284,51 and Ktarian Merlot is an alcoholic beverage which Tom Paris and B'Elanna Torres sometimes enjoyed.100
Ktarians bury their dead in a highly ceremonial manner by laying thousands of sacred stones in tombs, each representing a special prayer. On an away mission to the planet a young Chakotay once took one of these stones as a souvenir, and was later horrified to find that he had desecrated the man's resting place by his actions.95
||A species which in the distant future will come to believe that Voyager once engaged in a brutal war against them.101