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Talarian Republic
Average Male Height:
163 cm (5 ft. 4 in.) to 188 cm (6 ft. 2 in.)
Average Male Weight:
63.5 kg (140 lb.) to 113.4 kg (250 lb.)
Average Female Height:
163 cm (5 ft. 4 in.) to 188 cm (6 ft. 2 in.)
Average Female Weight:
63.5 kg (140 lb.) to 113.4 kg (250 lb.)
Minimum Academy Age:
Life Expectancy:
Distinctive Features:
PRC Rated:
NPC Rated:

A Talarian male.
The Talarian logo, 2367.
Note: This is a PC and NPC rated species with a good explanation


Talarians are characterized by a distinctive hairless enlargement of the coronal area of the skull extending in two lobes to the back of the head.

Talarian blood is red and they are prone to radiation burns and respiratory distress.

Raktajino is known to have intoxicating effect on Talarians.

Society and History

Talarians follow a rigid set of traditions and customs. Their society is rigidly patriarchal, where a woman could never outrank a man. Warrior-like behavior is encouraged.

Xenophobic tendencies among Talarians were hinted at by Jono's revelation in 2367: that Talarians wear gloves when touching aliens. Removing the gloves and touching someone with the bare hands is a sign of affection and respect.

Talarians are very competitive; games, tests and competitions are an important part of their culture. Children regularly engage in contests and challenges, and sharing victory is an important part of the games. Furthermore, when undertaking the tests, pain is not a consideration as passing the tests is what matters.

Bowing is considered a sign of respect, affection and solidarity. When meeting a close person, the bowing is extended by touching arms and gently pressing foreheads.

When a Talarian boy has reached the age of fourteen, the Age of Decision, he undergoes a ceremony of initiation and after that has the freedom to make his own choices.

The B'Nar is a Talarian ritual of mourning. When Talarians are in distress, they perform the B'Nar which consists of a high-pitched shriek and rocking back and forth.

Adolescent Talarians listened to the Alba Ra, a loud, discordant, electronic form of contemporary, 24th century, Talarian music, comparative to human rock and roll.

Talarians are known to ride t'stayans: very strong, six-hooved animals native to their homeworld.

Talarians have trouble sleeping in human beds as they hurt their backs. Jono installed a hammock in Jean-Luc Picard's quarters so it is possible that hammocks are their preferred bedding.

Talarian men often wear full beards. Talarian males, young and old, wear a short thin braid of hair, originating between the two hairless lobes at the back of their head.

During the mid-24th century, the Talarians were involved in a series of small skirmishes with the United Federation of Planets, most notably the Galen border conflicts, which lasted at least until 2356.

The Cardassian Union declared war at the turn of the 25th century and, given their technical superiority and the Talarian's modern inward focus, they were swiftly overcome. Talarians outside the Republic have become displaced inside other powers within the Alpha Quadrant.

Technology and Militia

In 2367, Talarian military weaponry was inferior to Federation standards, consisting of neutral particle weapons, X-ray lasers, and Merculite rockets. Thus, they didn't represent a serious tactical threat to a Galaxy class starship. They also employed subspace proximity detonators and self-destruct devices that were installed on their ships. They also have their own freighter type.

Attacking a superior officer, like a captain, is considered the highest offense and is punishable by execution, usually by the offended officer.

Talarian uniforms reflect a militaristic culture. Talarian officers and boys that have passed the Age of Decision wear a similar brown padded uniform-vest and black trousers. Large black helmets and black leather gloves are a standard part of the uniform, and a ribbed silvery-black undergarment is worn under the brown vest.

Large rifles are worn on a shoulder strap on the right side of the body.

Golden insignia are worn on the right side of the uniform vest. Two different kinds were observed: Captains and senior officers wore badges with rounded ends, where young Talarians wore badges with pointed triangular ends. Additionally, only Captains wore a second golden insignia, consisting of three diamond-shaped metal pieces positioned centrally on the chest.

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