|Planet of origin:||Zakdorn|
|Affiliation:||United Federation of Planets (joined 2344)|
| Distinctive Features:|
skin wrinkles adorning their cheeks
The Zakdorn was a humanoid civilization, natives of the planet Zakdorn in the Zakdorn system. Soon after first contact with the Federation starship USS Gandhi, the Zakdorn became members of the United Federation of Planets in 2344. Known for their pretentious and fussy demeanors, they are nevertheless valued allies, contributing their famed tactical expertise to the defence of the Federation. Historically, other races have been so fearful of the Zakdorn reputation for tactical supremacy that no-one has dared attack them; many Klingons therefore sneer at the reputation, dismissing it as "untested". (TNG episodes: "Peak Performance", "Unification", Last Unicorn RPG module: All Our Yesterdays: The Time Travel Sourcebook, et al)
Zakdorn tend to be plump and short, but are not exclusively so. They are distinguished by the skin wrinkles adorning their cheeks.