Distinguishing external physical traits of the Acamarians included a formed indentation on their foreheads. Their blood comprised an iron and copper base, a rarity among species in that area of the galaxy. Most Acamarians had traditional facial tattoos as well.
The Acamarians were governed by a representative government headed by a Sovereign. The legislative body was known as the Acamarian Ruling Council. The Acamarian Internal Security was responsible for law enforcement duties. In 2366, the head of the Acamarian government was Sovereign Marouk.
History and culture Edit
Acamarian culture placed much importance on clan membership, both in society and politics. For much of their history, this resulted in clan rivalries and vengeful feuds that lasted for generations. One such feud, between the Lornak and the Tralesta clans, lasted almost three centuries and ended only after the (presumed) annihilation of the Tralesta clan. At some time in the 23rd century, the Acamarians overcame the cycle of fighting, after which they had relative peace.
Around 2266, however, a significant population of the Acamarians refused to be a part of the peace settlement and left the homeworld, living as nomadic interstellar marauders for the next hundred years. Calling themselves the Gatherers, they raided outposts and ships in the Acamar system, its sector and neighboring sectors for equipment.
Despite many Acamarian's opinion of the Gatherers as barbarians and thieves, the Acamarian government occasionally made attempts to reconcile with the Gatherers and offer amnesty. One attempt was made in 2348 unsuccessfully. The Gatherers rejected the offer each time.
In 2366, the Gatherers had raided a Federation outpost, getting the attention of the USS Enterprise-D. Jean-Luc Picard decided to meet with Sovereign Marouk and encourage her to make another attempt at reconciliation. She agreed and traveled to Gamma Hromi II and aboard the ship of the Gatherer leader, Chorgan, to negotiate. Despite some difficulties, including mutual distrust and an assassination attempt on the Gatherer leader, Picard was eventually successful, and the Gatherers agreed to return home the same year. (TNG: "The Vengeance Factor")
Foods and beverages Edit
- Aen, Bhigbout
- Feighn, Wor
- Kohnr, Oh
- Linzordo, Emi
- Lor, Laurhafr
- Lor, Romybur
- List of unnamed Acamarians