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Founders

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Year Event
372
1The Dominion is founded by the shape shifting species known as Changelings in order to provide them with protection from non shape shifters and impose order on the region. The Changelings become known as the Founders. They are so reclusive that few in the Dominion believe that they actually exist.2
 
  Species :  Jem'Hadar, Vorta
374 Picture from 374
3The Jem'Hadar become the Dominion's primary military force.3
 
  Species :  Jem'Hadar, Vorta
2172
4The Dominion inflict the planet Teplan with a disease known as the Blight.4
 
  Species :  Jem'Hadar, Vorta, Tellarites
2370
5Bajoran scientist Dr. Mora Pol, who worked with Odo when he was first discovered, arrives on Deep Space Nine. Mora and Odo investigate a planet in the Gamma Quadrant on which DNA similar to Odo's has been discovered. Odo suffers a negative reaction from a gas he is exposed to on the planet, but is successfully treated.5
 
  People :  Doctor Mora Pol, Odo
2371
6The Founders make an attempt to decieve Odo into thinking that Major Kira has died. The attempt fails.6
 
  People :  Odo, Female Shapeshifter
7A bomb destroys Garak's tailor shop on Deep Space Nine. During the investigation, it becomes clear that a conspiracy involving the Romaulans and Cardassians is in progress, with the intent of attacking the Founder's homeworld in the Gamma Quadrant.7
 
  People :  Odo, Elim Garak, Enabran Tain
  Species :  Romulans, Cardassians
Picture from 2371
8Garak briefly rejoins the Obsidian Order for the joint Cardassian/Romulan attack on the Founder's home world. The attack proves to be a trap, and the entire fleet is annhilated by the Jem'Fadar. Garak and Odo are able to escape.8
 
  People :  Odo, Elim Garak, Enabran Tain
  Species :  Cardassians, Romulans
2372
9The Bajoran wormhole begins opening and closing without apprent cause, possibly the result of cloaked Dominion ships passing through. Tensions are further heightened when a bomb explodes at the conference held on Earth between the Federation and Romulan Empire. Footage of the blast shows a Founder present in the room. The Defiant is summoned to Earth by Admiral Leyton, who is seeking to institute much more severe security measures on the planet.9
 
  People :  Admiral Leyton
2373 Picture from 2373
10Conducting a mineral survey of Torga IV, a planet in the Gamma Quadrant, Captain Sisko discovers a crashed Jem'Hadar warship. Despite opposition from a group of Jem'Hadar led by the Vorta, Kilana, he manages to recover the ship and return it to Starfleet for analysis. In the process, one a Changeling hiding aboard the vessel dies.10
 
  People :  Kilana
  Species :  Vorta, Jem'Hadar
2374 Picture from 2374
11Dominion forces invade the planet Betazed; the planet's loss is regarded as a disaster for the Allied forces.11
 
  Species :  Jem'Hadar, Vorta, Betazoids

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Yellow text = Canon source Green text = Backstage source Cyan text = Novel White text = DITL speculation

References

# Series Season Source Comment
1 DS9 4 To the Death Weyoun said that the Dominion had lasted for 2,000 years. Note that this contradicts a statement by another Weyoun in
2 DS9 4 To the Death Weyoun said that the Dominion had lasted for 2,000 years. Note that this contradicts a statement by another Weyoun in "The Dogs of War" that the Dominion had not surrendered in battle in 10,000 years.
3 DS9 7 What You Leave Behind, Part 1 Said to have happened 2,000 years before the episode
4 DS9 4 The Quickening Two hundred years ago.
5 DS9 2 The Alternate
6 DS9 3 Heart of Stone
7 DS9 3 Improbable Cause
8 DS9 3 The Die is Cast
9 DS9 4 Homefront
10 DS9 5 The Ship
11 DS9 6 In the Pale Moonlight
Series : DS9 Season 4 (Disc 6)
Episode : To the Death
Comment : Weyoun said that the Dominion had lasted for 2,000 years. Note that this contradicts a statement by another Weyoun in
Series : DS9 Season 4 (Disc 6)
Episode : To the Death
Comment : Weyoun said that the Dominion had lasted for 2,000 years. Note that this contradicts a statement by another Weyoun in "The Dogs of War" that the Dominion had not surrendered in battle in 10,000 years.
Series : DS9 Season 7 (Disc 7)
Episode : What You Leave Behind, Part 1
Comment : Said to have happened 2,000 years before the episode
Series : DS9 Season 4 (Disc 6)
Episode : The Quickening
Comment : Two hundred years ago.
Series : DS9 Season 2 (Disc 3)
Episode : The Alternate
Series : DS9 Season 3 (Disc 4)
Episode : Heart of Stone
Series : DS9 Season 3 (Disc 5)
Episode : Improbable Cause
Series : DS9 Season 3 (Disc 6)
Episode : The Die is Cast
Series : DS9 Season 4 (Disc 3)
Episode : Homefront
Series : DS9 Season 5 (Disc 1)
Episode : The Ship
Series : DS9 Season 6 (Disc 5)
Episode : In the Pale Moonlight


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