Bajor

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Facts

  • Primary: B'hava'el
  • System Name: B'hava'el XI
  • Capital: Ashalla
  • Class M
  • Orbital period: ~326.75 days
    • Derived from given dates for annual Gratitude Festival as presented or calculated from SDs
      • 2369-07-15 to 2369-09-12 (DS9: "The Nagus")
      • 2371-05-29 (DS9: "Fascination") (2 Bajoran years later, 624-683 days after previous)
      • 2374-12-26 (DS9: "Tears of the Prophets") (1307 days after previous)
      • November 2375 (DS9 Novel: Avatar, Book One) (310 to 339 days after previous)
      • Results in Bajoran year of 327 days, 326 every fourth year
  • Five moons
  • Inhabitants: Bajoran
  • Nation
  • Seas and oceans generally tinted green (DS9: "Past Tense, Part I"; DS9 Short Story: "Horn and Ivory")

History

  • Bajoran civilization divided into named historical ages
    • Each commonly associated with a particular mineral (DS9 Novel: Rising Son)
    • Aclim Age (DS9 Novel: Rising Son)
    • Eyisla Age (DS9 Novel: Rising Son)
    • Sh'dama Age (DS9 Novel: Avatar, Book One, Rising Son)
      • Spans c.20,000 ya (DS9 Novel: Avatar, Book One)
      • Noted for usage of kejelious in pottery (DS9 Novel: Avatar, Book One)
    • Tumika Age (DS9 Novel: Rising Son)
  • Planet named for the Bajora (DS9 Short Story: "Horn and Ivory")
    • Early Bajoran ethnicity c.28,000 BCE who united the planet under the religion of the Prophets (DS9 Short Story: "Horn and Ivory")

Locations

Surface

  • Geographical locations
    • Korvale Ocean (DS9 Short Story: "Horn and Ivory"; TP Novel: Plagues of Night)
      • Borders Kendra Province (TP Novel: Plagues of Night)
    • Perikian Peninsula (DS9 Short Story: "Horn and Ivory")
      • Named for the ancient Perikian Republic (DS9 Short Story: "Horn and Ivory")
      • Southern-facing peninsula jutting into the Korvale Ocean (DS9 Short Story: "Horn and Ivory")
  • Dahkur Province
    • Borders Lonar Province through the Dahkur Hills (DS9: "Shakaar")
    • Geography
      • Dahkur Hills (DS9: "Shakaar")
        • Kola Mountain
        • Ratosha Pass
        • Serpent's Ridge
        • Tanis Canyon
    • Cities
      • Dahkur
        • Capital of the province
      • Hathon (DS9 Novel: Fearful Symmetry)
    • Center for agriculture prior to the Occupation, but soil poisoned as a result of Cardassian industrial operations
      • Detoxification measures begin 2371 (DS9: "Shakaar")
  • Hedrikspool Province
    • Southern hemisphere
      • Opposite of Kendra Province by Plagues of Night
    • Tilar Peninsula (DS9 Novel: Unity)
    • Elemspur Monastery (DS9: "Second Skin"; DS9 Novel: Fearful Symmetry)
    • Cities
      • Lyncar (DS9 Novel: Sacraments of Fire)
      • Sidau (DS9: "Storyteller"; DS9 Novel: Bajor: Fragments and Omens)
        • Destroyed by Iliana Ghemor 2376 (DS9 Novel: Bajor: Fragments and Omens)
  • Hill Province (DS9 Novel: Unity)
    • Also known as the Hill Provinces (DS9: "Shakaar")
      • Possibly due to historically being the unification of multiple provinces?
  • Janitza Province (TLE Novel: Forged in Fire)
    • Geographical Landmarks
      • Janitza Mountains (DS9: "The House of Quark", "Fascination")
  • Kendra Province
    • Northern hemisphere (DS9 Novel: Gamma: Original Sin)
    • Cities
      • Renassa
        • Provincial capital (DS9 Novel: Gamma: Original Sin)
        • Provincial Militia Headquarters (DS9 Novel: Gamma: Original Sin)
      • Adarak (DS9 Novel: Gamma: Original Sin)
        • Located within the Kendra Valley (DS9 Novel: Gamma: Original Sin)
        • Main thoroughfare Avenue of the Emissary; previously known before the return of Benjamin Sisko as Central Avenue
        • Adarak Transporter Terminal ( - 2376 - 2380 - ) (DS9 Novel: Gamma: Original Sin)
          • Public transporter station on Nerak Lane
        • Morova's Kitchen ( - 2380 - ) (DS9 Novel: Gamma: Original Sin)
          • Modern interpretations of traditional Bajoran food
        • Rozahn Kather's art gallery ( - 2376 - 2380 - ) (DS9 Novel: Mission Gamma: Twilight, Gamma: Original Sin)
          • Located on Avenue of the Emissary
    • Geography
      • Kendra Valley (DS9: "The Collaborator", "The Reckoning", "Penumbra")
      • Yolja River (DS9: "Penumbra"; DS9 Novel: Gamma: Original Sin)
        • Flows into the Korvale Ocean (TP Novel: Plagues of Night)
  • Lonar Province (DS9 Novel: Day of the Vipers; DS9: "Shakaar"; DS9 Novel: Gamma: Original Sin)
    • Borders Dahkur Province (DS9: "Shakaar")
    • Possibly borders Tozhat Province (DS9 Novel: Gamma: Original Sin)
  • Lotha Province (TNG Short Story: "Enterprises of Great Pitch and Moment")
  • Musilla Province (DS9: "Things Past", "Looking for par'Mach in All the Wrong Places", "The Darkness and the Light"; DS9 Novel: Unity)
    • Sites
      • Consolidated Space Center (DS9 Novel: Gamma: Original Sin)
    • Geography
      • Holana River (DS9: "Looking for par'Mach in All the Wrong Places")
  • Rakantha Province (DS9: "Shakaar", "Things Past", "The Reckoning", "Penumbra"; DS9 Novel: Enigma Tales)
    • Center for agriculture prior to the Occupation, but soil purposefully poisoned during Cardassian withdrawl (DS9 Short Story: "Face Value")
      • Detoxification measures begin 2371 (DS9: "Shakaar")
  • Terah'la (DS9 Novel: Gamma: Original Sin)
    • One of Bajor's smaller continents (DS9 Novel: Gamma: Original Sin)
  • Tozhat Province (DS9: "Cardassians")
    • Southern hemisphere (DS9 Novel: Gamma: Original Sin)
    • Cities
      • Elanda (DS9 Novel: Gamma: Original Sin)
        • Elanda District Three Transporter Terminal (DS9 Novel: Gamma: Original Sin)
      • Johcat (DS9 Novel: Gamma: Original Sin)
        • Population: 400,000 (2380) (DS9 Novel: Gamma: Original Sin)
        • Nirvat Sanctuary
      • Laksie (DS9 Novel: Gamma: Original Sin)
        • Smaller city, described as a town
    • Sites
      • Tozhat Resettlement Center (DS9: "Cardassians"; DS9 Novel: Demons of Air and Darkness)
        • Bajoran war orphanage (DS9: "Cardassians")
    • Geography
      • Deserak Wilderness (DS9 Novel: Gamma: Original Sin)
        • Vast undeveloped region bordering Johcat to the northeast, adjacent to Talveran Forest (DS9 Novel: Gamma: Original Sin)
      • Talveran Forest (DS9 Novel: Gamma: Original Sin)
        • Forest north of Johcat, bordering the Deserak Wilderness (DS9 Novel: Gamma: Original Sin)
  • Veska Province (Invasion Novel: Time's Enemy)
  • Wyntara Mas Province (DS9 Novel: The 34th Rule, Mission Gamma: Twilight)
  • Zhentu Province (DS9 Novel: The 34th Rule)
    • Northern hemisphere (DS9 Novel: Gamma: Original Sin)
    • Soil poisoned as a result of Cardassian industrial operations (DS9 Novel: Gamma: Original Sin)
      • Soil reclamators showing little success as of 2380 (DS9 Novel: Gamma: Original Sin)
  • Unknown province
    • Cities
      • Ashalla (DS9 Novel: The Never-Ending Sacrifice, Mission Gamma: Twilight, Unity, Gamma: Original Sin)
        • Northern hemisphere
          • Opposite hemisphere from Johcat by Gamma: Original Sin
        • Relatively temperate climate year-round (DS9 Novel: Mission Gamma: Twilight)
        • Capital city of Bajor
        • Ashalla District Fice Transporter Terminal (DS9 Novel: Gamma: Original Sin)
        • Great Assembly (DS9 Novel: Gamma: Original Sin)
          • Main building for the Chamber of Ministers (DS9 Novel: Gamma: Original Sin)
      • Jalanda (DS9 Novel: Avatar, Book One, Gamma: Original Sin)
        • Bajoran Planetary Operations Center (DS9 Novel: Gamma: Original Sin)
          • Center for transportation management
      • Laksie (DS9 Novel: Avatar, Book One)
        • Township located just outside Jalanda (DS9 Novel: Avatar, Book One)
    • Sites
      • B'hala (DS9: "Rapture", "The Reckoning"; DS9 Novel: Avatar, Book 1)
        • Noted ancient city dating back 20,000 years (DS9: "Rapture")
          • Constructed on ruins of older city dating back 25,000 years (DS9: "The Reckoning")
        • Location lost, rediscovered 2373 (DS9: "Rapture")
      • Delisa Gardens housing complex (DS9 Novel: Gamma: Original Sin)
      • Gallitep labor camp (DS9: "Duet"; DS9 Novel: Gamma: Original Sin)
      • Karnoth resettlement camp (DS9 Novel: Gamma: Original Sin)
      • Sharhite labor camp (DS9 Novel: Gamma: Original Sin)
  • Many locations on Bajor that were the site of especially severe horrors of the Occupation were sealed off, with no plans for museums, or general recovery, as memorials in situ (DS9 Novel: Gamma: Original Sin)

Historical sites

  • Endtree
    • Nation c.28,000 BCE (DS9 Short Story: "Horn and Ivory")
    • Significant early center of the Bajoran faith (DS9 Short Story: "Horn and Ivory")
  • Jerad Province
    • Bajora nation c.28,000 BCE (DS9 Short Story: "Horn and Ivory")
    • Allied with Lerrit following rejection by Perikia (DS9 Short Story: "Horn and Ivory")
    • Natives known as Jeradian (DS9 Short Story: "Horn and Ivory")
  • Lerrit
    • Nation c.28,000 BCE (DS9 Short Story: "Horn and Ivory")
    • Fairly tyrannical, oppressive to more distant people of the nation (DS9 Short Story: "Horn and Ivory")
    • Led by a monarchy (DS9 Short Story: "Horn and Ivory")
      • After passing of the queen c.28,000 BCE, led by Prince Syba Avtra (DS9 Short Story: "Horn and Ivory")
    • Army uniforms are in grey and blue (DS9 Short Story: "Horn and Ivory")
  • Lonnat Valley
    • Located near Makar Province c.28,000 BCE (DS9 Short Story: "Horn and Ivory")
  • Makar Province
    • Nation c.28,000 BCE (DS9 Short Story: "Horn and Ivory")
    • Sites
      • Barlin Field (DS9 Short Story: "Horn and Ivory")
        • Location of major battle between Perikia and Lerrit (DS9 Short Story: "Horn and Ivory")
  • Perikian Republic
    • Nation c.28,000 BCE (DS9 Short Story: "Horn and Ivory")
      • Also known as Perikia (DS9 Short Story: "Horn and Ivory")
      • Named for Periki Remarro (DS9 Short Story: "Horn and Ivory")
    • Agitated for independence against Lerrit (DS9 Short Story: "Horn and Ivory")
    • Namesake of Perikian Peninsula (DS9 Short Story: "Horn and Ivory")
    • Military known as the Perikian Free Army (DS9 Short Story: "Horn and Ivory")
    • Cities
      • Natlar Port (DS9 Short Story: "Horn and Ivory")
    • Sites
      • Fort Tendro (DS9 Short Story: "Horn and Ivory")
        • Coastal facility located on outskirts of peninsula, near front lines (DS9 Short Story: "Horn and Ivory")
  • Yvrig
    • City c.28,000 BCE (DS9 Short Story: "Horn and Ivory")
    • Located on a peninsula west of the Perikian Republic (DS9 Short Story: "Horn and Ivory")
    • Destroyed upon the collapse of the Fire Caves following the imprisonment of the Pah-wraiths (DS9 Short Story: "Horn and Ivory")

Indigenous Life

Animal

  • Bato (S31 Novel: Abyss; DS9 Novel: Gamma: Original Sin)
    • Large herd animal (S31 Novel: Abyss)
  • Hara cat (DS9: "Second Skin"; TNG Novel: The Battle of Betazed)
  • Kulloth (DS9 Novel: Gamma: Original Sin)
    • Similar to an Earth elephant (DS9 Novel: Gamma: Original Sin)
  • Pylchyk (DS9 Novel: Gamma: Original Sin)
  • Remla bird (DS9 Short Story: "Horn and Ivory")
  • Verrior (DS9 Novel: Gamma: Original Sin)
    • Similar to an Earth chameleon (DS9 Novel: Gamma: Original Sin)

Plant

  • Jevi (DS9 Novel: Gamma: Original Sin)
    • Produces an edible nut
  • Jumja tree (DS9: "In the Hands of the Prophets")
    • Originally native to Dahkur Province, near Hathon, but since spread across the planet (DS9 Novel: Fearful Symmetry)
  • Kava (DS9: "Starship Down", "Crossfire", "Resurrection", "Treachery, Faith and the Great River", "Penumbra"; DS9 Novel: Avatar, Book One)
    • Edible plant, fruits with the kava nut
    • Seemingly similar to a cereal grain as well based on some examples of foodstuff (DS9 Novel: Gamma: Original Sin)
  • Kurna (DS9 Novel: Gamma: Original Sin)
    • Fruiting plant
  • Moba tree (DS9: "Rejoined", "Wrongs Darker Than Death or Night", "Inquisition", "Penumbra", "'Til Death Do Us Part"; DS9 Novel: Gamma: Original Sin)
    • Fruits with moba fruit
  • Zletha (DS9 Novel: Demons of Air and Darkness)
    • Flowering plant (DS9 Novel: Demons of Air and Darkness)