Physically, Kriosians are almost identical to their ancestors,
Valtese, possessing a smattering of spots
along the side of their face, that lead to their back, and come to a
point about halfway down their spine.
also known for their somewhat randomly born empathic metamorphs. While
are somewhat common, female metamorphs only appears once every seven
generations and are highly sought after as mates.
The Kriosians had a
structured class system, divided between the nobility and the commoners.
metamorphs are commonly taken from their parents by the age of four and
placed in a royal village
where they are prepared by their tutors and servants. These attendants
would constantly educate the metamorphs
in literature, history, art and sex.
culture during the 22nd century did not allow the First Monarch to
socialize with the opposite sex.
If anyone attempted to "make a pass" at the Monarch, the Sovereign
Guard would cut off one of their hands.
The vast Kriosian
empire was once ruled by two brothers, named Krios and Valt, from the
ancient Temple of Akadar.
They would become divided over the love for a woman,
metamorph, known as Garuth. They both loved
Garuth with such passion that the Kriosian empire
kidnapped Garuth from their homeworld and took her to the planet that
became his namesake.
This action started a centuries long war between the
By the 22nd
The Kriosians were under the rule of the Kriosian
Sovereign Dynasty, a family known on hundreds of worlds.
The royal guardsmen of the Dynasty were known as the
Sovereign Guard. Their leader was known as the
The intern First Monarch Kaitaama was returning from
a diplomatic mission when the Retellians attacked her
transport. They killed her guards, placed her in
stasis and attempted to hold her for ransom. En route to
their destination, the stasis pod where she was held
aboard the kidnappers’ ship began to malfunction.
assisted by Enterprise, which later discovered the truth behind the
kidnapping when their own chief engineer,
Charles Tucker III was himself kidnapped. Both
Tucker and Kaitaama were later rescued, and the First Monarch
was transported back to her homeworld.
around May 16,
Kaitaama ascended to the throne.
the mid-22nd and mid-24th century:
The Klingons established a colony on Krios and
subjugated the Kriosians under their rule.
The Kriosians began fighting for independence from
the Klingon Empire. During the revolt, the rebels hid in the
Ikalian asteroid belt, where they used the actinides
in the asteroids to hide from sensor scans. The rebels later
attacked a Ferengi freighter and a Cardassian
freighter, in the belt. For the most
part, the Klingons tolerated
the rebellion, until Vagh, the Klingon
governor of Krios, charged the Federation with supplying the rebels
phaser rifles. Upon further investigation by
Starfleet, it was
discovered that the suppliers were, in fact, the Romulans,
planting the evidence in attempt to drive a wedge between the Klingons
and the Federation, and to
jeopardize the Treaty of Alliance.
"The Mind's Eye" [TNG]
Krios and Valt Minor finally agreed to Ceremony of
Reconciliation, to finally bring an end to their centuries long war.
The Ceremony was held aboard the Federation starship
at a point mid-way between the two systems.
first female metamorph born on Krios since the mid-23rd century, was
bred for her mating to Chancellor Alrik,
the leader of the Valt Minor.
Leaders of both worlds in the hopes of restoring peace prearranged this
event at the time
of her birth. Kept in stasis during the journey,
Kamala was the key to peace between the two worlds.
became involved when they learned of the treaty, attempting to acquire
Kamala. They approached Briam,
feigning the wish
to have exclusive rights to transport all Kriosian products to the Valt
system. Eventually their involvement
lead to the premature waking of
Kamala, and a near fatal accident with Kriosian ambassador Briam.
Following the accident,
Jean-Luc Picard was chosen to negotiate in his
place in attempt to represent Kriosian interests of peace.
receiving the gift of Kamala, Alrik was more concerned about the
remaining provisions in the treaty, including
unacceptable aspects of
proposed trade agreements, the review of uncommitted territories and
the schedule for exchange of technology.
the negotiations and preceding Ceremony were successful. The wedding,
held in a holodeck recreation of the
Temple of Akadar, went as planned,
as Krios and Valt Minor took their first steps towards peace.
"The Perfect Mate" [TNG]
Ships: Kriosian battlecruiser
- Hull color is overall ochre-gray with several
intense blue hull panels. The pods
shine blue and the engine color is orange.
With its many window rows we would expect the Kriosian
battlecruiser to be a lot bigger than the NX class.
But when docked to Enterprise the vessel is only some 200m long.
The scaling is particularly bad when we look at
Enterprise's E-deck which seems to be as thick as three window rows
on the Kriosian vessel. There is a small
emblem on the rear of the ship which is the same as the emblem seen on
Akritirian ships and the ship design is similar to
an Akritirian ship.
Cargo" [ENT] Ambassador's ship -
very similar in design to Talerian warships, a ship seen at Qualor II,
Lysian destroyer, Frunalian science vessel,
Valerian freighter, Hekaran science vessel, Boslic
freighter, Drayan shuttle.
"The Perfect Mate" [TNG]
of Note: Alrik
Briam (Tim O'Connor) - A Kriosian ambassador born
in 2168. In 2368, he was assigned to oversee the end to the
between the Krios and Valt Minor systems, which was
set to end aboard the neutral ground of the
USS Enterprise-D in a Ceremony of
Reconciliation. Ambassador Briam arrived first with a gift for the
Valtese leader Alrik, encased in a cocoon-like
structure. He explained to Captain Picard that it was a
fragile and irreplaceable item which he asked to
have declared off-limits. While on course to meet Alrik,
the Enterprise rescued two Ferengi from
their shuttle. One of the Ferengi was caught trying to steal the gift,
and after knocking it over, it revealed a beautiful
woman. Briam explained that she was Kamala, a Kriosian
empathic metamorph, and was to be married to the
ruler of Valt Minor aboard the Enterprise. It was Briam's
duty to instruct her in the ways of the ceremony and
Valt traditions. Briam was chosen to escort Kamala on
this peace mission because being a man over two
hundred years old, Kamala's pheromones didn't affect him
as much as younger men. Later Briam was
injured by one of the Ferengi named Par Lenor, who tried to bribe
him to sell him Kamala. He asked Picard to assume
his duties in teaching Kamala the ways of the Valtese.
Captain Picard was able to fill in for the disabled
"The Perfect Mate" [TNG]