Re: Monarchy within the Federation.
^^^ Once the Andorian scientists identified the brain wave pattern, does it make sense that the high mucky mucky of the Andorian State would personally contact a city of two thousand to tell them John and Shran will be paying a visit?
I think it does. The Aenar weren't part of the Andorian polity; they were a sovereign nation, and since they needed to be contacted in order to resolve an interstellar crisis, it's perfectly plausible that the Andorian head of government may have sent an official communication.
This dream must end, this world must know:
We all depend on the beast below.