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|This article or subsection has an associated category.||Andoria|
- For other uses, see Andor.
Andor in 2154
|Affiliation:|| Andorian Empire|
United Federation of Planets (2161-2382)
|Location:|| Andorian system,|
|Dominant Species:||Andorian, Aenar (formerly)|
|Warp Capable:|| 1154 AD|
|Length of day:||30 Hours|
Andor, also known as Andoria, is the Andorian homeworld and capital of its empire -- a founding member of the United Federation of Planets. A satellite of a gas giant in the Beta quadrant, its capital city is Laikan. (DS9 novel: Andor: Paradigm)
- The ST reference: The Worlds of the Federation gives the native Andorian name of their homeworld as Fesoan.
- The TNG short story: "The Captain and the King" names Laibok as Andoria's capital. The ENT novel: Beneath the Raptor's Wing clarifies this by stating Laikan is the capital and Laibok a major industrial city.
Andor is home to the Andorian race and was formerly home to the subspecies known as Aenar before they died off.
The moon endures strong magnetic fields around its poles and its circumpolar Northern Wastes. The fields disrupt regional security grids, and have allowed pirates, slavers and others to covertly make planetfall there. (ENT novel: The Good That Men Do)
During the Romulan War Andor was the site of a battle between Coalition and Romulan forces. The moon was spared a devastating bombardment by a Romulan Bird-of-Prey due to the sacrifice of the Earth ship Challenger (NX-03). (ENT novel: Beneath the Raptor's Wing).
The Andor capital city of Laikan had a large population disaffected immigrants, most of them were miners from the neighboring system of Charulh who had lived on Andor for seven generations. The Andorians were not very hospitable to outworlders which caused some friction between the Charulhans and the Andorians. In 2280 a small group of Charulhans attempted to force the Andorians to allow them to have a voice in the government by taking several influential citizens hostage. This included the son of Laikan's governor. The human diplomat to Andor St. John Talbot, believing himself to be in the top of his form, refused any cultural advisers. He sent a message intended to defuse the situation. However, thanks to Talbot's limited knowledge of Charulhan culture, the message had the opposite effect and insulted the hostage takers. The immediate response was to kill the Governor's only son and dump his body on the road outside of Talbot's office. The human diplomat was the first to find the child's body, and the first to inform the Governor, whom Talbot had been working with closely. It was Talbot's first failure. (TOS novelization: Star Trek V: The Final Frontier)
- Laikan was not mentioned by name in the Star Trek V novelization. It was refereed to as the Andorian capital city.
Several weeks before the beginning of the Dominion War, Kai Winn Adami asked Captain Benjamin Sisko if the United Federation of Planets would be willing to sacrifice Andor to save Bajor from the Dominion. (DS9 episode: "In the Cards")
In 2382, Andor seceded from the Federation due to the ongoing reproductive crisis on the planet. However, normal diplomatic relations were maintained, and any Andorians serving in Starfleet were allowed to remain there if they chose. (ST - Typhon Pact novel: Paths of Disharmony)
Three years later after a cure for Andoria's reproductive crisis was finally found a new governing coalition came into power. Parliament Andoria voted to repeal the secession ordinance and Andor applied for readmission into the Federation. With the support of a number of councilors the readmission of one of the Federation's founding states was fast-tracked through the Federation Council. (ST - The Fall novel: A Ceremony of Losses)
Andor is considered one of the core worlds of the Federation and is situated relatively close to both Earth and Vulcan. It is located on the other side of the Federation from Deep Space 9 and particularly distant from the Ferengi Alliance. (DS9 novel: The 34th Rule, ST - Destiny novel: Lost Souls)
Andor has a much cooler climate than the class M norm. 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.
- The Andorians: Among the Clans alternatively states that poles are covered by two continents, Issa in the north and Tlanek to the south. Of Andor's 35.1% surface landmass, the inhabitants predominantly reside on two equatorial continents, Ka'Thela (also known as Kathela) and Voral, which are linked by the mountainous isthmus Akalath, home to the Tharan Mountains.
Many, but not all, cities are located underground to take advantage of geothermal heat. Major population centers include the capital, Laikan, Laibok, and Harbortown located on the northern islands. (DS9 novel: Andor: Paradigm, ENT episode: "The Aenar")
Andoria's mountain ranges were popular destinations for tourists. Both Worf and Kasidy Yates suggested them as possible locations for their honeymoons. (DS9 episodes: "Change of Heart", "Strange Bedfellows")
Provinces and citiesEdit
- Thelasa-vei province
- Neshilev Settlement Project
Points of interest and other landmarksEdit
- Andorian Academy
- Atlin Zoological Park
- Eastern Archipelago
- Emarni Lake
- Grand Staircase
- Great Rift Range
- Hand of Cheshras
- Hill Country
- Nitra Bridge
- Northern Wastes
- Plaza of Freedom
- Therin Park
- Vezhdar Plain
- Wall of Heroes
Bodies of waterEdit
- Anshim Ocean • Bo'ab • Central Canal • Emarnl Lake • Frost River • Khyzhon Sea • La Len Ocean • La'Vor Sea • Lor'Tan Strait • Mar'it • Moss River • Smathl Lake • Lake Thalassa
- Andorian amoeba
- Andorian forest spider
- Andorian redbat
- Ice bore
In an alternate timeline where Montgomery Scott rescued James T. Kirk before he could be absorbed into the Nexus, Andor was one of the worlds that had been assimilated and was in the process of being converted into raw materials by 2293. When the USS Enterprise-D scanned the planet, Data reported that there were two billion Borg drones, with most having been Andorians before their assimilation. The Alliance had secretly placed several hundred cloaked photon torpedoes near the system, intent on destroying the Borg presence there. (Star Trek novel: Engines of Destiny)
- ↑ ST reference: Star Charts
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Last Unicorn RPG module: The Andorians: Among the Clans
- ↑ ST reference: The Worlds of the Federation