Bajoran

Hailing from Bajor, a planet orbiting the star Bajor-B’hava’el, the Bajorans are an ancient and deeply spiritual people. Their civilization began approximately 30,000 years ago, and four periods dominate their history. The First Republic, which began approximately 15,000 years ago and lasted for approximately eight thousand years, is considered a ‘golden age’ when the Bajorans flourished and many artistic masterpieces were created. After it ended there was a thousand-year period of balkanization, strife, and conflict. Eventually the peace-loving Bajorans founded a Second Republic, which continued the scientific and cultural advancements begun during the First Republic.

The Second Republic came to an end in 2328, when the Cardassians invaded and occupied Bajor. Forty years of oppression, slavery, degradation and misery followed; millions, and possibly hundreds of millions, of Bajorans were killed by the Cardassians, or died as a result of the occupation. But by 2369 the fierce and determined Bajoran resistance movement managed to drive the Cardassians off the planet.

For better or worse, Bajor soon found itself at a galactic crossroads. As the Bajorans struggled to rebuild and repair their once beautiful homeworld, Benjamin Sisko of Starfleet discovered the nearby Bajoran wormhole. Soon unprecedented levels of trade were flowing to and through Bajor, and, despite the effects of the Dominion War, the Bajoran economy and society should soon reach new heights thanks to the wormhole.

Bajoran culture revolves mainly around art and religion. The Bajorans worship beings known to them as the Prophets, who live in the Celestial Temple [which was recently determined to be the wormhole itself]. From time to time the Prophets communicate with the Bajorans, providing them with cryptic messages which form the basis of prophesies and sacred texts. It was the worship of the Prophets which gave many Bajorans the strength to withstand the abuses and horrors of the occupation.

Physically, Bajorans strongly resemble Humans, except for a furrowed vertical ridge on the bridge of their noses. Although their inner organs are roughly similar in function and arrangement, there are significant differences. For example, the Bajoran mothers-to-be gestate for five months, during which time they’re prone to fits of sneezing. Bajoran skin tones range from pinkish to dark brown. Many Bajorans wear special ornamental earrings as a sign of their religious devotion to the Prophets.

Bajoran Species Template
Attributes
  • Fitness 2(5)
  • Coordination 2(5)
  • Intellect 2(5)
  • Presence 2(5)
    • Willpower +1
  • Psi 0(5)
  • Force 0(5)
  • Essence 0(5)
Skills
  • Culture: Bajoran 2(3)
  • History: Bajoran 1(2)
  • World Knowledge: Bajor 1(2)
  • Athletics 2(3)
  • Science: Any 1(2)
  • Choose One of:
    • Artistic Expression: Any 1(2)
    • Espionage 1(2)
Typical Traits
  • Language: Bajoran [Fluent/R/W] (+4)
  • Species Enemy: Cardassians (-4)
  • Two Extra Courage Points (+8)
Example Names
  • Family Names: Akorem, Anjohl, Bareil, Faren, Jaro, Kalem, Kira, Krim, Kabus, Latara, Latha, Lenaris, Li, Ro, Shakaar, Tahna, Trentin, Varis, Winn, Woban
  • Male Names: Antos, Edon, Essa, Furel, Holem, Hovath, Kag, Laan, Los, Mabrin, Nalas, Oak, Pol, Reon, Taban, Tennan
  • Female Names: Adami, Fala, Laren, Leeta, Lupaza, Meru, Neely, Nerys, Sul

Bajoran

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