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"'There is no barrier we cannot overcome. For we are Vau N'Akat.'"

The Vau N'Akat were a technologically advanced humanoid species native to the planet Solum in the Delta Quadrant. (PRO: "Kobayashi")


The Vau N'Akat once believed that they were the only intelligent race in the universe, until the Federation made first contact at some point after 2383. Afterward, a schism developed within Vau N'Akat society between those who were aligned with the Federation and those who sought to preserve their old way of life, which eventually erupted into civil war. Fifty years after first contact, Solum had been devastated. Believing their extinction to be inevitable, the Order sent many individuals, such as the Diviner, back in time to destroy the Federation and avert first contact. (PRO: "Kobayashi", "A Moral Star, Part 2")

Drednok stated that "many have tried" and "years [had been] wasted" searching for the Protostar. He and the Diviner also implied that the Diviner was the latest sent to search. (PRO: "Kobayashi")

Though he had traveled to a time when the Vau N'Akat still thrived in isolation, the Diviner saw himself, and later also his daughter Gwyndala, as the last survivors of their species. (PRO: "A Moral Star, Part 2", "Kobayashi")

At least during the Diviner's time, the Order had decreed cloning to be illegal. (PRO: "Kobayashi") They were also sufficiently advanced to purposely create artificial lifeforms, though they chose to use a more mechanical design, such as Drednok. These artificial intelligences were capable of independent thought and personal opinions. (PRO: "Lost and Found", et al.)

According to, the Order was the governing body of the Vau N’Akat. [1] It is not certain when the Vau N'Akat discovered warp drive or at least how far the technology was in development when the Federation made first contact in the future, though the species would naturally have to have met all the other criteria outlined in the Prime Directive. As time travel is involved, this makes the independent discoveries of technology seen on the Rev-12, such as transporters and directed energy weapons, somewhat nebulous as well.


Vau N'Akat had gray skin and hair, two furrows on their cheeks, and reddish markings over their noses. They had the ability to activate their technology mentally, during which their pupils and patterns across their skin and hair glowed white. Their minds could not be read by telepaths such as Medusans. (PRO: "Lost and Found")

They were capable of completely healing fractured bones within days without extensive medical assistance, only requiring a splint to set it. (PRO: "Terror Firma")

According to, the Vau N'Akat have a neuroflux, described separately to be a physical attribute and a technology, that allowed them to telekinetically control certain objects (like Gwyn's heirloom). [2] [3]


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