I am Indari, last of the Yan. This is my story.
Two years ago, my people - the Y'kel Sovereignty - were negotiating with a group of Romulan rebels seeking to overthrow the Imperial government; I was sent as the envoy. While we have a long, animous history with the Empire, their strategic situation was too tenuous for us to risk supporting them. It was there that a Yiridian courier was sent to me with a peculiar message; he said my homeworld - Khi'ya - had been "taken by demons." He could not elaborate further. I dismissed it, and returned home - only to find the entire Yn'del star system had vanished, and our colonies were left abandoned, as
Note; Despite being set in the Star Trek Online timeline, the background here is based upon the more traditional interpretation of the layout of quadrants in the Milky Way; the Federation is firmly situated in the center of the Alpha Quadrant, while the Romulan and Klingon Empires both have distant holdings just within the Beta Quadrant.
The Y'kel (ee-kel) originate from Khi'ya (ki-ah), second planet in the Yn'del (een-del) system, deep within the Beta Quadrant. Because of their location, The Y'kel Sovereignty has had little contact with the major powers of the Alpha Quadrant, although they have had several encounters with the Romulan Star E
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