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Andoria
Astrographical
Region: Alpha Quadrant
Sector: Sector 001
System: Andorian System
Galactic coordinates:
Suns: Kuy'va
Moons: Onlith
Physical
Primary Terrain:
Planet Type: M-Class
Planet Size:
Points of Interest:
Societal
Native Species: Andorian, Aenar
Official Language: Andorian, Galactic Standard
Approximate Population:
Major Cities: Laikan, Laibok, Harbortown
Affiliation: Galaxy Alliance
Governor:



Andoria (or Andor) is the fifth planet of the Andorian System and homeworld of the Andorian people. During the Borg War, it suffered major damage at the hands of both the Borg when assimilated the planet in 2366 and when retaken by Starfleet in 2371 after planet-wide bombardment. As a result it was rendered uninhabitable until terraforming was completed.


Contents

History

Pre-Warp

The Federation

The Borg War

Present Day

Planetary Data

Composition and Structure

Andor has a much cooler climate than other M-class planets. In the summer months temperatures in the northern polar wastes average around -28°C. Eighty-five percent of the planet is covered in water with the remaining fifteen percent divided into two continents. Zhevra is the largest of the two and is located in the southern hemisphere. As well as the two continents a series of island chains exist, most notably in the northern hemisphere where the Andorian species is believed to have first evolved.

Many, but not all, cities were located underground to take advantage of geothermal heat. Major population centers included the capital Laikan, Laibok, and Harbortown located on the northern islands.

Native Species

Andorian

Andorians are natives of the planet Andor (known as Fesoan to the natives) and were one of the founding members of the United Federation of Planets. Physically, they are blue-skinned humanoid bipeds with white hair and knobby antenna on the crown of their heads. They lack visible ears. They have characteristics of both mammals and insects. They are all ambidextrous. Like mammals, they are warm-blooded, bear their young live, and have an internal skeletal structure to which their muscles attach. Like insects, they have a limited exoskeleton that gives them extra damage resistance from attacks.

Whilst the eyes of an Andorian are actually color blind, their antenna have very good color receptors in them, and also hold their hearing apparatus. Their mechanisms for color vision and hearing are so good, they give Andorians the advantages of infravision and ultrasonic hearing. The antennae face forward and cannot rotate, causing Andorians to hear better from the front and sides than the rear. Each of the two antennae stalks are susceptible to damage and injury. Any hit will cause intense pain to an Andorian. If one stalk is destroyed, the Andorian can still "see" but at a loss of what was before. If both stalks are destroyed, the Andorian becomes deaf and colorblind.

Aenar

Atmosphere

Culture

The history of this race was once a violent one, based on war and conquest. While they will fight if challenged, or even challenge a foe themselves if they feel it to be necessary, they will never quarrel without a good reason. Also, they tend to remain quiet and listen to discussions until there is something with meaning to say. Andorians are not usually very boisterous. Andorians believe in family above all else, even public duty. Their marriages consist of groups of four. These marriages are very complicated, and involve a great deal of ritual. Their families are very large, due to the fact that they are very prolific as well. They are exceptionally good at communications and navigation.

Galactic Influence

Starfleet's latest design of Frigate, the Ushaan-class, sees vessels of the class named after items of Andorian culture and cities.

Points of Interest

See Also


The Andorian System - Sector 001

Kuy'va • Kastra • Kuy'Thela • Andron • Brok'va • Andoria (Onlith) • Kul'va • Kazaan


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