Welcome to Ten Forward Fridays, where a new playable species is presented for the Star Trek Adventures roleplaying game, filling in some gaps until official material can be released.
This month I’m venturing to the Delta Quadrant and detailing a few of the secondary races who might be encountered in and around that region. This week is the Vaadwaur.
A brief enemy of the crew of the U.S.S. Voyager, the Vaadwaur were a malicious species whose empire was destroyed 800 years ago, and were the “boogie men” of several Delta Quadrant races. Their first and only appearance was in episode 6×07 Dragon’s Teeth.
With their access to underspace corridors, the Vaadwaur could appear elsewhere in the galaxy. After all, they had terrorized the Talaxians whose space the Voyager had left six years earlier, which was some 40,000 light years away. Given Earth was only 30,000 light years away by the end of Star Trek Voyager it’s conceivable for the Vaadwaur to reach Romulan territory or the Federation space by the Shackleton Expanse. These Vaadwaur might be desperate to regain their former power or develop advanced technology.