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An Eska

The Eska were a technologically-advanced humanoid species that were first encountered by Enterprise NX-01 on a rogue planet called Dakala in 2151. For nine generations, small Eska hunting parties had stalked and killed the indigenous lifeforms on Dakala, seeking in particular shapeshifting beings known as Wraiths. Captain Jonathan Archer and his crew were able to protect the Wraiths from the Eska by providing them with a chemical-masking agent that hid them from the Eska's sensors. (ENT: "Rogue Planet")


Eska are humanoid with a large, bony, bumpy ridge that begins at the nose, proceeds up the nose and up the forehead. The ridge has two small ridges running parallel on it. They have somewhat thicker brows than Humans that cause slight, smooth ridges from the ridge and over the eyebrows.



When Malcolm Reed and T'Pol were attacked by two Eska hunters, one yelled, "Dhk'trrrr! Siskah trrral p'kaaat!" Then, when the Eska realized Malcolm was a humanoid, the hunter who had shouted told his companion, "Nahk l'taree."

No Eska spacecraft ever appear in canon Star Trek, although one was scripted to appear in the penultimate scene of "Rogue Planet", departing from Dakala. In the episode's final draft script, the ship was described merely as "small."
According to the reference book Star Trek: Star Charts (p. 60), the Eska homeworld was located in a star system in the Alpha Quadrant. Their homeworld orbited a K-type main-sequence star.

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