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Shedai

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Universe : Prime Timeline
Species Name : Shedai1
Quadrant : Unknown

An ancient and powerful race, in the distant past the Shedai ruled what is now known as the Taurus reach. The species was able to cross interstellar space without the use of spacecraft via a technology referred to a the Conduit. Although they had long ago disappeared, in 2265 a Shedai Wanderer returned to Ravanar IV after an ancient Shedai device there was discovered by Starfleet and subsequently destroyed by the Tholians.1

The Shedai Wanderer moved on to Erilon where she attacked the Starfleet outpost there using 'Sentinels', devices with a generalised anthropomorphic shape which were capable of extreme strength, speed and durability. A single Sentinel was able to kill many of the Federation team on Erilon, resisting maximum phaser strikes with little effort. The Wanderer also used a Shedai planetary defence system to attack and badly damage the USS Endeavour.2

Subsequently she moved to the Klingon world of Palgrenaxi, where she attacked the Klingon presence with half a dozen Sentinels. The Klingon forces fared better thanks to the presence of heavy disruptor weapons which were able to destroy Sentinels, and a sustained bombardment of the planetary defences by a Klingon Battlecruiser. However, the Shedai Wanderer responded to the battle turning against her by destroying Palgrenaxi.2

Research by Starfleet science officers suggested a method of disrupting the Shedai Wanderer's control of her technology, and on the Endeavour's return to Erilon the ship was able to repel an attack by Sentinels and prevent the Shedai from destroying the planet.2

The Shedai tended to assume names descriptive of their personalities and roles. As well as the Wanderer, there was the Shedai Herald, Sage, Adjudicator, Warden, Maker, Avenger, and Apostate.3

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References

# Series Season Source Comment
1 Star Trek : Vanguard, Book 1 - Harbinger
2 Star Trek : Vanguard, Book 2 - Summon the Thunder
3 Star Trek : Vanguard, Book 3 - Reap The Whirlwind
Novel : Star Trek : Vanguard, Book 1 - Harbinger
Novel : Star Trek : Vanguard, Book 2 - Summon the Thunder
Novel : Star Trek : Vanguard, Book 3 - Reap The Whirlwind


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