Listed below are some of the alien worlds and empires that populate the Exxar universe. This is by no means a comprehensive list, but instead only a highlight of the some of the species that play a major role in this series.
Some Member Worlds of the Federation:
The DrayH'M Commonwealth:
As described earlier, they made first contact with the human race in 2059 and were instrumental in the founding of the Federation. Ambassador Taelon Zaar is a DrayH’M and the one who first proposed peace with the Chrisarii in 2661. She represented the Federation in the peace talks seven years later.
The DrayH’M culture is one steeped in art, philosophy, music, literature and religion. They prize knowledge and tolerance above all else, willing to embrace and assimilate all cultures and races - no matter the differences. The are a benign, peaceful empire but they have had to struggle to reach this age of enlightenment. No race or culture is without its history of bloodshed and war and the DrayH’M are no exception. The most infamous of these historical eras was the Scyest Wars. This time period in DrayH’M history is comparable to World Wars One & Two on ancient earth. It was a time of ignorance and prejudice for the DrayH’M and had it not been for the teachings of Jeramin Hezrah, they would most likely have wiped themselves out in civil war and genocide. Today, Hezrah is worshiped as a prophet and visionary and his teachings form the cornerstone the DrayH’M Commonwealth.
The Ralorian Confederacy:
A peaceful and technologically advanced culture, the Ralorians are a race of scientists and engineers. Their technological and scientific prowess is known throughout the Federation and they often oversee the construction of the various starships and space stations for the member worlds of the Federation. J’Soran Varis, the operations officer assigned to Exxar-One, is a Ralorian.
The Orethian Star Consortium:
A race of merchants and traders, the Orethians are, in many ways, similar to the DrayH’M as far as culture goes. The Orethians are artists, musicians, writers and thinkers. Grax, the owner and bartender in the Celestial Café on Exxar-One is an Orethian.
The Murdohn Republic:
The Murdohn, along with the DrayH’M and humans helped to found and build the IFP. Unlike the DrayH’M, however, the Murdohn are aggressive and have a culture steeped in war and violent conflict. Though they are much more advanced and peaceful now, they still tend to display their violent history in annual ceremonies and re-enactments of famous historical battles.
Some Non-Aligned Worlds:
There are some worlds and alien cultures in the Alpha Quadrant that, for one reason or another, are neither allies nor enemies of the Federation. Three examples are provided below.
The People's Union of Mykahr:
Very little is known of this species. Due to cultural and religious taboos, they have completely isolated themselves and refuse to deal with any other races other than their own. No outsiders are allowed within the borders of their home system. Only once was this law broken and that was in 2648. The Mykahrians were stricken by an unknown virus for which they had no cure. In order to survive they were forced to turn to the Federation for help. A group of doctors was sent in to give aid and one of them was Amelia Garrett – a civilian doctor and virologist and the mother of Exxar-One’s chief engineer, Lieutenant Commander Kiran Garrett. Kiran’s father was a Mykahrian civilian aiding the Federation doctors.
The Tiralan Hegemony:
Because of their skill at negotiating and mediating peace talks between rival empires the Tiralans have provided a stable element to the balance of power and peace in the Alpha Quadrant. Their neutrality and refusal to ally themselves with any side in any kind of conflict has garnered them a respect throughout the quadrant, and few races have dared to challenge that neutrality. Like the Mykahrians, the Tiralans value their privacy, and no outsiders are allowed inside their territory, or on their homeworld.
A humanoid species employed by the Tiralans. Very little is known about them, and common belief holds that the Elzrai were created by the Tiralans to serve as representatives in their dealings with outside cultures and species.
Some Allies of the Federation:
The Chrisarii Alliance:
Once bitter enemies of the Federation, they are now wary and guarded allies. Like the Murdohn, the Chrisarii have a history filled with violence and war. The Chrisarii are an aggressive species and live to expand their empire by conquering all neighboring worlds and people. But their alliance with the Federation has ended much of that aggression. The Beta Erendii War cost the Chrisarii a great deal in natural resources, economy and lives. They are now working with the Federation in strengthening the new alliance and Exxar-One is a key element in that alliance. Kau'Tark Saveck of the Chrisarii Militia is the liaison officer assigned as second-in-command of Exxar-One.
Some Enemies of the Federation:
The Jha'Drok Imperium:
The Jha’Drok have been enemies of the Federation since first contact was made with them in 2527. The Jha’Drok are a deeply religious people. They believe in the doctrine of Manifest Destiny – that they were born to rule all empires and worlds in their sight. They believe they are the master race and that all others are inferior. They, like the DrayH’M and Orethians, prize music, art and culture but only their own. Contrary to the beliefs of most outsiders, the Jha’Drok are philosophical, a race of thinkers and religious leaders. The cities on their homeworld contain some of the most beautiful and intricate architecture and monuments of any planet or culture in the Alpha Quadrant.
However, the Jha’Drok also believe in the ultimate power of the state. Their government is not based on dictatorship but all Jha’Drok are raised to be loyal to the Imperial Senate and their Lord Emperor – the ruler of the Senate and the Jha’Drok Imperium. There is a covert organization known as the Talik’Jhor that ensures loyalty among the Jha’Drok and reports directly – and only – to the lord emperor.
The Khazar Dominion:
Like the Chrisarii, the Khazar are fiercely warlike and aggressive. But these people make the Chrisarii look like the DrayH’M in comparison. Also, like the Jha’Drok, the Khazar live to serve the power of the state. They can be compared to the Soviet Union and other communistic empires of ancient Earth. Like the old Russian KGB and the Jha‘Drok, the Khazar have an internal spy organization called the Shi’Tara that ensures the citizens' loyalty to the state.