Members of the Federation.

Discussion in 'Trek Literature' started by Deranged Nasat, Feb 8, 2014.

  1. Deranged Nasat

    Deranged Nasat Vice Admiral Admiral

    I know we've had threads like this before. Here I'm trying to list the Novel 'Verse's established Federation members - meaning peoples with Council membership, so disregarding any number of colonies.
    • Aaamazzara: Bee people; no-one’s touched them yet, for some reason. Membership: at least the 2270s.
    • Alonis: Telekinetic aquatic people. Membership: 2336.
    • Alpha Centauri Concordium (Alpha Centauri III, IV and VII): Founder.
    • Alpha Proxima II: Colony that managed to get Council representation. Membership: at least the 2260s.
    • Andorian Empire (Andoria, Alrond, Cimera III, Syrinx III, Threllvia IV, Weytahn): Blue-skinned people with antennae. Founder. Left for a bit (2382-85); came back.
    • Andros III: Hair-dying cyclopean people. Membership: unknown.
    • Antares VIII: Its native name is very long and complicated. Membership: unknown.
    • Antede III: Fish people. Membership: 2360s
    • Antos IV: The Federation forgot that it had shapeshifters (though Vornholt uses them a lot). Membership unknown.
    • Arbazan: Prudes. Membership unknown.
    • Plutocracy of Ardana: Now somewhat less blatantly oppressive! Membership: at least 2260s, likely far earlier; left for a bit, eventually came back.
    • Argelius: Chilled-out pacifist people. Membership: 2250s.
    • Arken: Former Andorian subject world; stoic, bald, pointy-eared people. Membership: at least 2270s. Courted as early as 2162.
    • Asarion: Gender-shifting refugee settlers. Membership: 24th Century.
    • Atrea IV: People with silly ears. Membership: 24th Century.
    • Aurelia: Bird people. Membership: apparently at least 2260s.
    • Axanar: Reptile methane-breathers. Membership: sometime in the early 23rd Century.
    • Third Republic of Bajor (Bajor, Andros, Dreon VIII, Free Haven, Golana, Prophet’s Landing, Valo): We all know who these people are. Membership: 2376.
    • Benzar: Meticulous amphibian people. Membership: 2360s.
    • Beta Antares (Antaran homeworld?): Ships get built here. Membership: prior to 2311.
    • Betazed (Betazed, Darona): Mind-reading people. Membership: Somewhere around the 2290s.
    • Bilana III: Grey-skinned bumpy-faced people. Membership unknown.
    • Bolarus (Bolarus IX, Myrmidon): Blue, bald people. Membership: First courting membership in the 2260s, joined sometime in the 2270s-80s.
    • Bre’el IV: Overly stiff and formal people. Membership unknown.
    • Bynaus: Small pink computer people. Membership: 24th Century.
    • Cairn: Telepaths that speak in images. Membership: 2370.
    • Cait (Cait, Kirisha IV): Cat people. Membership: at least the 2250s, though they apparently leave and come back on a whim (presumably people call up the Caitian Councillor and ask him/her “will you be attending today, or have you left again? You’ve left? Okay, see you the session after next”).
    • Candelar IV: Backwater charity case from Deny Thy Father. Membership: 2350s.
    • Carnegie: Membership: 24th Century.
    • Cestus III: Another sneaky power-grabbing colony getting uppity on us. Membership: Unknown, but after 2260s.
    • People’s Republic of Coridan (Coridan Prime, others). Membership: 2267.
    • Cygnet (Cygnet XII, Cygnet IV, Cygnet VIII joint authority with Earth): Stereotypically girlish people. Membership: At least the 2260s.
    • Damiano: Three-sexed horned people. Membership: Protracted admissions process, 2340s-2371.
    • Dedderei: Zebra people. Membership: at least 2330s.
    • Delb II: Boring bumpy forehead people. Membership unknown.
    • Delta Sigma IV: Drugged up planet of Bader and Dorset. Membership: late 24th Century.
    • Deltan Union (Dhei, Brannik IV): Sexually mature people. Membership: at least the 2250s.
    • Deneva (Denevan Diaspora, Ingraham B): Majority human colony, promotion to Council unknown.
    • Denobula (Denobula, Teerza Prime, Fellebia, Matalas): Optimistic ridgey people. Membership: at least the 2250s. Courted as early as 2162.
    • Draylax: The Romulans well and truly trashed it; presumably it rebuilt. Membership: unknown.
    • United Earth (Earth, Luna, plus many, many colonies; really, an awful lot): Spawnworld of the Human Horde. Founder.
    • Efros: People with drooping facial hair. Membership: at least 2280s.
    • Elas and Troyius (two members or one?) Membership: late 23rd Century.
    • Evora: Mini mushroom/frog people. Membership as Protectorate: 2375.
    • Gallima: People with transparent skulls. Membership: unknown (contacted as early as the 2250s)
    • Gemworld: Crystal planet with six races living on it. Membership: 24th Century.
    • Gnala: Grumpy lizard people. Membership: at least 2330s.
    • Grazer: Grazing people who graze. Membership: late 23rd Century.
    • Hekaras II: They imposed a speed limit on us. Membership: unknown.
    • Hermat Directorate (Hermat, Amphibalus III): Hermaphrodites. Membership: unknown.
    • Huan: Emotional purple people. Membership: 2294.
    • Icor IX: More purple people. Membership: at least 2260s.
    • Inferna Prime: Dark-skinned, orange-eyed people. Membership: unknown.
    • Iotia: Chicago gangsters. Membership: unknown.
    • Ithen: Little bronze people in fezzes. Membership: at least the 2260s.
    • Izar: Uppity colony. Membership: at least the 2240s.
    • Janus VI: Pizza people. Membership: 2260s.
    • Kashet: Dinosaur people. Membership: at least the 2280s.
    • Kazar: Dr. Doolittle gorilla people. Membership: at least the 2270s.
    • Kerovi: Orange people. (Membership prior to 2378)
    • Koa: Spider people. Membership: 2380.
    • Ktar: Inconsistent people. Membership: 24th Century.
    • Lendrin: Race where females and young bond really, really closely. Membership: 2371-2377.
    • Lorillia: People who breathe different atmospheres as children (somehow). Membership: unknown.
    • Makus III: Brown people with floppy ears, I think? Membership: at least the 2260s.
    • Confederated Martian Colonies (Mars): Independent Human colony. Membership: 2162.
    • Meldrar I: Apparently non-humanoid people. Membership: prior to 2360s.
    • Napea: Swollen-headed empathic people. Membership: 24th Century.
    • Nasat: Cowardly pillbug people. Membership: unknown.
    • Ochat: Membership: at least the 2340s.
    • Ona (AKA Ontail): Octopus-sloth people. Membership: 2375.
    • Oriki: Meerkat people. Membership: 2340s or 50s.
    • Pacifica: Aquatic people. Membership: late 23rd Century.
    • Pahkwa: Dinosaur people. Membership: 2360.
    • Pandril: Big blue bulky people. Membership: at least the 2330s.
    • Peliar Zel: Yellow be-hatted people. Membership: at least the 2340s.
    • Pentam V. Membership: 23rd Century.
    • Pythagos Clans: Inhabitants unknown. Membership: at least 2336.
    • Ramatis III: Ruled by a deaf royal family. Membership: Unknown, but colonies in the system as early as 2260s.
    • Regulus (Regulus II, III, V, moons of Regulus VI): Mixed-race colonies. Membership: unknown.
    • Rhaandarel: Long-lived rule-abiding people. Membership: unknown, likely late 23rd Century.
    • United Rigel Colonies (Rigel II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XII): Tattooed yellow people, Vulcanoid people, turtle people, others. Membership: 2163, I think.
    • Risan Hedony: Erotic holiday people. Membership: late 22nd Century.
    • Sauria: Goggle-eyed lizard people. Membership: at least the 2250s.
    • Scoridia: Membership: at least 2260s.
    • Selelvia: Elves. Membership revoked in 2376.
    • Selene: People who are hard to conveniently summarise. Membership: late 24th Century.
    • Sulamid: Tentacled things. Membership: unknown.
    • Tandar (Tandar Prime, Pyrellia, Kemsar): Humanoids with a lot of interest in time travel. Membership: early 24th Century.
    • United Planets of Tellar (Tellar Prime, Brantik, Hakon, Maeglin): Blustering pig people. Founder.
    • Tessen III: Unknown inhabitants. Membership: unknown.
    • Threllvia: Unknown inhabitants. Membership: at least 2336.
    • Tiburon: Flap-eared people. Membership: at least the 2260s.
    • Triex: Three-legged pink people. Membership: unknown.
    • Trill (Trillius Prime, Sappora VIII, Shal Tul). Membership: unknown (likely early 23rd Century)
    • Tyrellia: No atmosphere, which doesn’t bother them, apparently. Membership: unknown.
    • Valzhan: Amber noseless people. Membership: I forget; consult the SCE story Where Time Stands Still.
    • Vestios (Vestios Prime, Vestios II): Membership: 2310.
    • Vobilin: Red, tusked people. Membership: early on.
    • Vulcan Confederacy of Surak (Vulcan, T’Khut, Cor Caroli IX, Sigma Draconis V, Vulcanis Lunar Colony, Trilan, Paan Mokar, Nisus). Pointy-eared logic people. Founder.
    • Xindi Diaspora (New Xindus, Azati Prime, etc.): Membership: at least the 2350s.
    • Zakdorn (Zakdorn, Qualor II) Fussy, beaurocratic people. Membership: unknown.
    • Zalda (Zalda, Ricktor Prime): Brutally truthful people. Membership: Originally said to be 2280, later retconned to circa 2330s-40s. Maybe Piniero meant to say “half century” when she said “century”?
    • Zanri: Inhabitants unknown. Membership: at least 2377.
    • Zaranai: (AKA Zaran II): Fluorine-breathers (only not really). Membership: at least 2280s.
    That brings us to 105 or 106 (out of around 155 places to fill). Plus, the many other established or implied colony worlds may in some cases have Council membership, since Deneva, Izar and Cestus (even Alpha Proxima II) made it to the Council.

    Suggested candidates: Aldebaran III, Archer, Berengaria, Tau Ceti, Terra Nova, Vega, Sirius IX

    Additional possible members include: Algol, Antica, Arcadia, Aulac, Betelgeusian Argosies, Binderia, Casperia Prime, Centrelis, Choblav, Cyrel, Deneb Kaitos, Guidon Pontificate, Halii, Kandilkar, Kreetassa, Magna Roma, Matern, Mestiko, Selay, S’ti’ach’aas, Syr, Terrelia, Tesnia, Thelusia, Tygar, Tyrus, Zarin





    So much for alphabetical order. Here are some more:

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  2. ryan123450

    ryan123450 Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Jan 20, 2005
    Woodward, OK
    Wow awesome work Nasat!
  3. Sto-Vo-Kory

    Sto-Vo-Kory Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Sep 25, 2008
    Battle Creek
    Impressive list. Well done.
  4. T'Girl

    T'Girl Vice Admiral Admiral

    Aug 20, 2009
    I wonder if they get pissed off that not everyone considers them to be a founding member of the Federation.

    (Looking at you Memory Alpha)

    Nicely researched list Deranged Nasat, like the short identifiers you included.

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  5. Therin of Andor

    Therin of Andor Admiral Moderator

    Jun 30, 2004
    New Therin Park, Andor (via Australia)
    I reckon the Theskians might be there, too. "Related to Andorians", and a Theskian was in the Enterprise-D's crew ("Metamorphosis").

    I haven't played with my list since Geocities ended, but it was preserved at:
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  6. Paris

    Paris Commodore Commodore

    Dec 29, 2008
    In the future's past
    Awesome list Nasat! I'm not 100%, but I'm pretty sure Magna Roma is a member. There was a Magna Roman first officer on the USS Lionheart in James Swallow's Poisoned Chalice and I have a vague recollection of Mr. Swallow saying that they were in. Also, I think a book from the 80's, one that has Picard and a Magna Roman captain on the cover, also says that Magna Roma is a member...but of course, it's not canon, so who knows. Thanks for putting together a great list :techman:
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  7. Christopher

    Christopher Writer Admiral

    Mar 15, 2001
    Yeah, The Captains' Honor by David and Daniel Dvorkin. Its interpretation of the so-called "Magna Roma" was rather off-base. "Bread and Circuses" showed a planet with alien continents (the same shape as half the other planets in TOS) but a similar ratio of land to ocean, atmospheric composition, gravity, climate, etc. to Earth -- like Earth, but clearly not Earth. Yet TCH interpreted it as an absolutely exact duplicate of Earth right down to every individual and historical event, diverging only with Sejanus's attempted assassination of Tiberius. (Which was an in-joke, because Patrick Stewart played Sejanus in I, Claudius. So having the modern captain be a namesake and near-lookalike for Sejanus was meant to suggest Patrick Stewart vs. himself.)

    The idea of the Roman planet being a Federation member just a century after B&C is difficult to believe. They would've had to banish slavery, abandon war, achieve warp drive, etc. in just a hundred years -- that doesn't seem probable.
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  8. Deranged Nasat

    Deranged Nasat Vice Admiral Admiral

    In Forgotten History, there's a Betelgeusian (a male, I believe*) serving on the Federation Council. However, it didn't say whether he represents the Betelgeusians (or some division of them) or whether he's simply a citizen of one of the established Federation worlds. Given the decentralized and nomadic nature of the Betelgeusians, I was reluctant to come to any conclusions.

    * Males are more likely to be away from the Prides than females, since all of them spend their adolescence as wanderers anyway; some presumably don't go back?


    I almost promoted Algol to the "established" list, given that every appearance by an Algolian, both on screen and in the novels, has involved their participation in Federation matters, but I'm waiting for something more on that one.
  9. Nob Akimoto

    Nob Akimoto Captain Captain

    May 22, 2001
    The People's Republic of Austin
    Has it been definitively stated that Magna Roma is the same as the "Bread and Circuses" planet? I don't recall you calling it such in Ex Machina and The Poisoned Chalice appeared to kind of avoid that, too.
  10. Christopher

    Christopher Writer Admiral

    Mar 15, 2001
    I never mentioned "Magna Roma" by that name in Ex Machina, because that name comes only from Worlds of the Federation and The Captains' Honor, neither of which I consider a credible source. In fact, I deliberately contradicted The Captains' Honor's implausible backstory for that planet in ExM, describing planet 892-IV as "that planet populated by the descendants of Earth Romans seeded by the Preservers."

    But yes, Worlds does apply the name "Magna Roma" to 892-IV, and also states that it's on the path to Federation membership. Evidently The Captains' Honor was following its lead. And TCH does say that one of the first ships to visit "Magna Roma" was named Enterprise.
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  11. DEWLine

    DEWLine Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Apr 27, 2003
    Ottawa, Canada
    Well, I liked seeing Atia in The Poisoned Chalice, we've got an interesting question to play with here.
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  12. KRAD

    KRAD Keith R.A. DeCandido Admiral

    Nov 28, 1999
    New York City
    Keep in mind that one does not need to be from a Federation member world in order to be in Starfleet, viz. Ro Laren, Sito Jaxa, Nog, Worf (sort of -- he probably became a Federation citizen when the Rozhenkos adopted him), the Cardassian cadet on Titan, etc.
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  13. Sci

    Sci Admiral Admiral

    Mar 2, 2002
    Montgomery County, State of Maryland
    The Poisoned Chalice explicitly establishes Magna Roma to be a Federation Member. From pages 98-99:

  14. KRAD

    KRAD Keith R.A. DeCandido Admiral

    Nov 28, 1999
    New York City
    ^ Never mind, then. ;)
  15. Deranged Nasat

    Deranged Nasat Vice Admiral Admiral

    Good catch, Sci. I'll edit them onto the list.

    EDIT: Too late, edit feature's gone. Never mind.

    PS: I very much liked Atia, too. I hope we see her again. Since she assured Vale that should Titan ever be in need of them, Lionheart would answer, I'd like to see her become a recurring character, at least while Titan is still based in Federation space.
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  16. Nutcase

    Nutcase Ensign Newbie

    Aug 6, 2008
    Newcastle, UK
    I always think it's quite amazing that Akaar is one of the most senior positions yet his home planet isn't a member.
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  17. Deranged Nasat

    Deranged Nasat Vice Admiral Admiral

    What makes it amusing is that giving him the C-in-C position has pretty much guaranteed that Capella won't become a member.
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  18. Christopher

    Christopher Writer Admiral

    Mar 15, 2001
    Nice to see that James and I agreed on the Preserver origin. Makes so much more sense than Hodgkins' Stupid Law.
  19. Deranged Nasat

    Deranged Nasat Vice Admiral Admiral

    Well, the "weak form" of the Law seems okay to me; it's pretty much just convergent evolution, isn't it? It's the "strong form" where it gets stupid.

    When we're just dealing with termites, it's okay; when we start dealing with Roman Empires, that's a different matter ;)
  20. Sci

    Sci Admiral Admiral

    Mar 2, 2002
    Montgomery County, State of Maryland
    Thanks! Also, caught two more for you, also from The Fall: Arvada III and Caldos II, childhood homes of Beverly Crusher.

    From Peaceable Kingdoms, page 112:

    Re: Magna Roma. I'm not necessarily inclined to accept information from The Captain's Honor as binding on the modern novel continuity, but I do think it might be useful to note that The Captain's Honor, according to Memory Beta, establishes the Magna Romanii state's official name to be the Republic of Magna Roma, its legislature to be known as the Senate, and its capitol building to be known as the Regia Republicae. Personally, I'm inclined to take that information until such time as it's contradicted by future novels, even if I don't take anything else from Captain's Honor. (I wonder if their head of government is known as the Consul? Just speculation, of course.)