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Ardanan

Notes

Universe : Prime Timeline
Species Name : Ardanan1
Quadrant : Beta

Species native to the planet Ardana. The Ardanans were reknowned for their abilities with antigravity technology, as showcased by the floating 'cloud city' of Stratos, which was called the finest known example of sustained antigravity technology.1 In the 23rd century Ardanan society had two principle castes. The elite dwelled in Stratos, where they devoted themselves to artistic and philosophical pursuits. The bulk of the population were referred to as Troglytes; these toiled on and below the surface to support Stratos, living in poor and often dangerous conditions. It was believed that the Troglytes were mentally inferior to the Stratos dwellers, incapable of appreciating art and beauty. In fact this was the result of exposure to harmful gases released as part of the Zenite mining operations which most Troglytes worked at. Great tensions developed between the two groups, which came to a head during the visit of the USS Enterprise in 2269. Captain Kirk was able to convince the two sides to begin to come to a peaceful resolution of their differences during his time on the planet.1 In 2152 the NX-01 encountered a Retellian cargo ship which used power regulators from an Ardanan shuttle. The regulators were not considered to be sufficient for their purpose by Commander Tucker.2
Yellow text = Canon source Green text = Backstage source Cyan text = Novel White text = DITL speculation

References

# Series Season Source Comment
1 TOS 3 The Cloud Minders
2 ENT 2 Precious Cargo
Series : TOS Season 3 (Disc 5)
Episode : The Cloud Minders
Series : ENT Season 2 (Disc 3)
Episode : Precious Cargo


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