The Na'kuhl are a humanoid, warp-capable species from the Na'kuhl System in the Alpha Quadrant. They are isolationists, preferring to stay out of galactic affairs, but are rumored to have relations with the Breen Confederacy.
- 1 History
- 2 People
- 3 Missions involved
- 4 Other involvement
- 5 Military
- 6 Gallery
- 7 Notes
- 8 See also
- 9 External links
By the 29th century the Na'kuhl had become the most dangerous faction in the Temporal Cold War and were violently opposed to the Temporal Accords, trying to alter historical events several times in order to improve the standing of their own race. The Na'kuhl were led by a fanatic called Vosk.
At some point during the Cold War, the Na'kuhl shared knowledge about the future with selected 22nd century Klingons in the hopes of gaining their allegiance. However, the Klingons did not obey their commands and instead used the information to their own advantage. Among said information was the location of an ancient doomsday weapon.
By the 25th century knowledge about the future Na'kuhl was mostly shrouded in mystery. Only few Klingons had access to the Na'kuhl's information, among them B'vat. In 2409 B'vat's forces located the Doomsday Weapon in the T'Ong Nebula. He was able to capture and control the device and hid it in the Imaga System. B'vat planned to use it on an unknown Federation world, killing millions and further nurturing war and hate between the Klingon Empire and the Federation. B'vat was only stopped when his former aide K'Valk defected and told Starfleet about his agenda. ( “The Doomsday Device”)
In 2410, the Tholians use the Tox Uthat they previously stole from time traveling scientist Kal Dano to stop all fusion in the central star of the Na'kuhl System. The Na'kuhl are infuriated but demand to deal with the catastrophe on their own. ( “Stormbound”)
In 2769, the Na'kuhl have sent representatives to protest the signing of the Temporal Accords. In the middle of the confusion created by Noye and other Krenim insurgents, Na'kuhl starships try to take down the Temporal Sensor Array which would allow them to move through time undetected. They are stopped by the player and a fleet of temporal starships. ( “Time and Tide”)
A number of Na'kuhl, including Vosk, were stranded on an alternate 20th century Earth after escaping capture by the 31st century Federation via a temporal conduit which allowed the Na'kuhl one-way stealth time travel. They reconstructed the temporal conduit after enlisting the help of Nazi Germany and traveled to the 31st century where they defeat the Federation, the Cold War turning 'hot' as a result. This creates the alternate timeline in which Vosk and his group arrived, forming a predestination paradox. However, the Earth starship Enterprise was sent back in time to stop the Na'kuhl from escaping the 20th century, eventually succeeding and restoring history to normal.
Agents of Yesterday
- “Painful Omens”: The Na'kuhl attack Deep Space K-13 using Denevan Neural Parasites.
- “Return to Babel”: Na'kuhl attempt to disrupt the Babel conference.
- “Tangled Webs”: A Tholian fleet is attacked by the Na'kuhl.
- “The Battle of Caleb IV”: Kor, backed by the Na'kuhl, lay a trap for Starfleet forces.
- “Diplomatic Orders”: Temporal Recruits discover that the Na'kuhl attempted to form an alliance with the Undine; however, this attempted ended violently.
- “Hide and Seek”: Temporal Recruits discover that the Na'kuhl attempted followed an Undine signal to the Paulson Nebula, but were destroyed by Gorn forces.
- “Stop the Signal”: Temporal Recruits discover that elements of the Klingon Empire granted the Na'kuhl access to a Klingon communications array.
- “Researcher Rescue”: Temporal Recruits discover that the Na'kuhl have been gathering intelligence from a Federation communications satellite, and sharing their findings with B'vat.
- “The Kuvah'Magh”: Temporal Recruits discover that the Na'kuhl helped the Klingons circumvent security in the Regulus System.
- “Treasure Trading Station”: Temporal Recruits discover that the Na'kuhl have an operative acquiring information from Marta, which they then pass on to B'vat's forces, allowing him to stay ahead of the other Klingon houses.
- “Secret Orders”: Temporal Recruits discover that the Na'kuhl have been aiding B'vat's weapons research.
- “Skirmish”: Temporal Recruits discover that the Na'kuhl are gathering information on the Devidians, and may have attempted to communicate with them.
- “What Lies Beneath”: Temporal Recruits discover that the Na'kuhl have been scanning Drozana Station for variances in phase, referencing both the Devidians and the Sphere Builders.
- “Everything Old is New”: Temporal Recruits discover that the Na'kuhl are collecting medical data on 23rd Century Drozana Station, studying the effects of Devidian neural draining on humanoid physiology.
- “Night of the Comet”: Temporal Recruits discover that the Na'kuhl are collecting data on triolic energy in the 23rd Century, possibly to discover their own methods of creating massive temporal displacement fields.
- “The Ultimate Klingon”: Temporal Recruits discover that the Na'kuhl have been assisting Amar Singh with his genetic engineering experiments.
- “The Doomsday Device”: K'Valk reveals it were the Na'kuhl who gave Klingons information, such as Doomsday Device's whereabouts, in the hopes of gaining their allegiance. However, Klingons used received information to further their own agendas. Additionally, Temporal Recruits discover that the Na'kuhl not only provided B'vat with the technology to control the Doomsday Machine, but they had previously approached Captain Kor in 2269, but that he refused. The Na'kuhl have a plan to prevent a similar refusal from B'vat.
- “City on the Edge of Never”: Temporal Recruits encounter Temporal Agent Barrett aboard the U.S.S. Kirk, who reveals that he has neutralized a group of Na'kuhl who were trying to aid the Klingons in trying to take over the ship.
- “Past Imperfect”: Temporal Recruits find communications logs indicating that the Na'kuhl found B'vat difficult to work with across several time periods, and that the Na'kuhl intended to disable the U.S.S. Enterprise at all costs.
- “Temporal Ambassador”: In an alternate timeline, Temporal Recruits find a Temporal Probe revealing that the Na'kuhl have won the Temporal Cold War, and the Federation has been destroyed. The records also include information of a timeline (presumably the original one) in which the Na'kuhl star was destroyed by the Tholians.
- “The Core of the Matter”: A Na'kuhl force led by Krog travels to the Galorndon Core System in the 23rd Century to offer Romulan Commander Chulak a Doomsday Machine. The player intervenes, leading to the destruction of the Na'kuhl force when the Doomsday Machine begins firing indiscriminately. The Machine crashes into the planet, rendering it uninhabitable.
- “The Undying”: Temporal Recruits discover that Krog attempted to purchase Thalaron triggers from Hassan the Undying. Mistaking Krog for a Reman, he informed her that he had already sold the triggers to her "associates."
- “Installation 18”: Temporal Recruits discover Na'kuhl files detailing alien interrogation and conversion techniques.
- “Empress Sela”: Temporal Recruits discover a temporal probe collecting sensitive information on Empress Sela, possibly in order to blackmail her.
- “Desperate Measures”: Temporal Recruits discover that the Na'kuhl have been accessing Romulan data on the Borg, searching for a more reliable means of time travel.
- “Shadow Play”: Temporal Recruits discover that the Na'kuhl have sent operatives and ships back in time to help an Elachi attack on New Romulus. The player joins the battle and defeats the combined forces.
- “Taris”: Temporal Recruits discover a probe in the Hobus System which has been present since the supernova. The player speculates that they may be looking for a way to undo the shockwave that destroyed their own star.
- “The Vault”: Temporal Recruits discover that some Na'kuhl disguised themselves as Remans in order to join Obisek's resistance, but were discovered and killed.
- “Mine Enemy”: Temporal Recruits discover that the Na'kuhl had infiltrated the Tal Shiar data-collection network, and were searching for Thalaron weapon research data.
- “Frozen”: Temporal Recruits discover that a Na'kuhl agent has successfully infiltrated the Reman Resistance. The player is able to prevent the operative from sabotaging the warp core of the Reman base.
- “Coliseum”: Temporal Recruits discover that the Na'kuhl have been surreptitiously copying the results of Hakeev's experiments.
- “Cutting the Cord”: Temporal Recruits discover that the Na'kuhl were secretly gathering telemetry on the various Iconian gateways in the Brea System, unbeknownst to the Tal Shiar.
- “Spoils of War”: Temporal Recruits discover that the Na'kuhl have been taking readings on the Orb of Possibilities, possibly in order to use it to rewrite history.
- “Jabberwocky”: Temporal Recruits discover a general orders for Na'kuhl operating near Bajor. The orders are to remain alert for an opportunity to acquire a Bajoran Orb, and to avoid conflict with individuals from the Mirror Universe, particularly any that would put Admiral Leeta at risk.
- “The Factory”: Temporal Recruits discover that the Na'kuhl have been collecting data on the compounds used in the manufacture of Ketracel White.
- “The New Link”: Temporal Recruits discover a video record of a Na'kuhl agent offering his people's time travel technology to the New Link, allowing them to undo the result of the Dominion War. Laas says the New Link is not interested in dealing with Solids, and the Na'kuhl agent leaves, urging Laas to remember them if their circumstances ever change.
- “Second Wave”: Temporal Recruits discover a message to the Na'kuhl from Farek, who has been gathering intelligence about the Vorgons, whom the Na'kuhl are interested in recruiting.
- “Operation Gamma”: Temporal Recruits recover a message from Farek, who transmitted data to the Na'kuhl through a Gamma Quadrant comm array. Farek was forced to hide from the Jem'Hadar during her search for the Vorgons, and filed a litany of complaints about fees, damages, and hazard pay.
- “Facility 4028”: Temporal Recruits discover that the Na'kuhl have infiltrated the security systems of Facility 4028. They have been searching for information on the inmates, searching for potential recruits. The player shuts the probe down.
- “Boldly They Rode”: Temporal Recruits discover that the Na'kuhl have collected extensive information on Kar'ukan, as they were interested in recruiting a Jem'hadar Alpha willing to disobey the Founders.
- “Cold Call”: Temporal Recruits discover that the Na'kuhl have been tapping into Deferi communications, searching for references to unusual artifacts not native to Defera.
- “Out in the Cold”: Temporal Recruits discover that the Na'kuhl have been secretly mining Dilithium from the Breen mine in the Zaria System, as their ships require it for time travel.
- “Cold Comfort”: Temporal Recruits discover that the Na'kuhl have been studying the Breen's research on the Preservers, as well as any data on the Preserver Archive.
- “Cold Storage”: Temporal Recruits find a temporal probe scanning for Preserver data on genetics.
- “Where Angels Fear to Tread”: Temporal Recruits discover that the Na'kuhl are tapping Romulan data networks to access information on their breakthroughs fighting the Borg.
- “A Gathering Darkness”: Temporal Recruits discover a temporal probe stationed to gather data on the Undine Planet Killer.
- “Assimilation”: Temporal Recruits discover that the Na'kuhl attempted to follow the Borg attempts to assimilate the Undine, but abandoned their attempts after losing several agents to the Borg.
- “Fluid Dynamics”: Temporal Recruits learn that the Na'kuhl are gathering information on the physical laws of Fluidic space. There are also references to the conditions which exist within a Sphere Builder Expanse. The player's science officer speculates that they may be studying a way to merge the two phenomena.
- “Stormbound”: The Alliance agent assists Kal Dano in search for Tox Uthat. By the time they locate the Tholians who took it, Tholians have already used it to destroy the Na'kuhl star. Na'kuhl ambassador Ka'Tek is enraged and orders the Alliance to stay away, believing they were responsible in the first place.
- “Time and Tide”: Na'kuhl send protesters to the signing of the Temporal Accords in 2769. They use the confusion Noye created and send several of their starships to take down the Temporal Sensor Array.
- “The Temporal Front”: After a failed assasination attempt during the Alliance meeting, agent, accompanied by captain Walker, travels to the future to destroy the Na'kuhl center of operations. They fight against the Na'kuhl leader, Vosk, and manage to destroy the temporal conduit, but not before part of the Na'kuhl fleet already got through.
- “Temporal Reckoning”: Krog and Vorgon commander Boratus stay behind to deal with the player after other TLF leaders beam back to their ships. Although Krog is killed, other Na'kuhl remain loyal to Noye and the liberation movement. A large number of Na'kuhl vessels is seen leaving for Procyon V before the player can stop them.
- “Days of Doom”: Khaerops Dreadnought brings a Doomsday Machine tasked with taking down a Federation station in deep space.
- “Miner Instabilities”: Na'kuhl send squadrons to retake the Gorn Mining Camp.
- “The Battle of Procyon V”: In one version of the battle, Na'kuhl vessels assist the Sphere Builders in defense of their network.
- “Ragnarok”: Na'kuhl vessels support the Sphere Builder fleet during the Galactic Union attack at Procyon V. Their ships are tasked with preventing U.S.S. Enterprise from firing the Tox Uthat.
- “The Measure of Morality (Part 1)”: The Na'kuhl appear within a simulacrum recreation of the events of “Ragnarok”.
- “Partisans”: The player meets Varh, the Na'kuhl Captain of the O.S.S. Coldstar.
- "Back Channels": Lukari Administrator Kuumaarke has been granted temporary command of the U.S.S. Defiant and sent on a diplomatic mission to the Na'kuhl System to offer to help the Na'kuhl re-ignite their star. The Na'kuhl refuse her offer, and she retreats from the system in accordance to their demands; however, she then has her crew re-enter the system under cloak to scan the star. Unfortunately, the scans determine that the fusion within the star has been permanently disrupted, and cannot be restored without Kal Dano or the Tox Uthat.
- "Na'kuhl": The U.S.S. Enterprise has established diplomatic relations with the Na'kuhl. The Federation Council is deadlocked regarding emergency support for the Na'kuhl, as pockets of xenophobia have arisen in the aftermath of the war; the Romulan Republic's resources have been depleted in the war and they are unable to help; and the Klingons and Cardassians are willing to welcome the Na'kuhl, provided they subject themselves to the rule of their respective empires. Of the Na'kul's neighbors, the Ferengi have expressed a willingness to sell their "hospitality;" and the Trill, Lukari, and Denobulans have been willing to help. The Bajorans were initially hesitant, until Kai Kira took a personal interest in the matter.
- "Gentle Repose": Captain Benjamin Walker commands the U.S.S. Pastak on a mission to track the Na'kuhl, who have been seeding operatives throughout the timestream, beginning in the 22nd Century. Walker determines that the Tholians are leaving operatives in the 23rd Century who will disrupt the alternate timeline created in “Temporal Ambassador”, in which the Tholians have conquered the Federation. By preventing the player and the crew of the Enterprise-C from correcting the timeline, the Na'kuhl will essentially be able to destroy the Federation. Walker orders his crew to have the Na'kuhl agent captured by a Romulan temporal agent of the 23rd Century, T'lerru.
- "Preemptive Planning": Commander Nereda of the Pastak confers with Captain Walker about the Na'kuhl agents being seeded throughout the timestream. Realizing that they can begin to predict the actions of the Na'kuhl rather than simply react, they begin to suspect that the Na'kuhl may be targeting the infamous U.S.S. Enterprise, and the entire Enterprise legacy.
- "Passing Muster": After attending a rally in which Na'kuhl General Vosk encouraged him and his fellow soldiers to embark upon a suicidal mission against the Federation, Braag returns home to his parents. He argues with his father, who believes the Federation cannot be blamed for the destruction of their homeworld over 400 years earlier. Realizing that Braag has made up his mind to carry out the mission, his parents give him their blessing.
Na'kuhl Officers aboard the N.V. Destiny.
- Information about the Na'kuhl involvement with the events of “The Doomsday Device” was not included until the episode was remastered. Even then, K'Valk is the only character who acknowledges their (albeit indirect) involvement.
Factions by Quadrant
|α||Breen Confederacy • Cardassian Union • Deferi • Drantzuli • Federation (Starfleet) • Ferengi Alliance • Kentari Union • Lukari Concordium • Na'kuhl • Tholian Assembly • True Way Alliance • Tzenkethi Coalition|
|β||Federation (Starfleet • DSC Starfleet • TOS Starfleet) • Gorn Hegemony • Iconian • Klingon Empire (Klingon Defense Force) • Klingon Empire Rebels • Klingons (2256) • Nausicaan • Orion Syndicate • Romulan Republic • Romulan Star Empire • Reman Resistance • Son'a • Vulcan|
|γ||Dominion • Fek'Ihri Horde • Hur'q|
|Δ||Automated Personnel Unit • Benthan • Borg Collective • The Cooperative • Bluegill • Hazari • Hierarchy • Hirogen • Kazon • Kobali • Krenim • Malon • Ocampa • Octanti • Talaxian • Turei • Tuterian • Vaadwaur Supremacy • Voth|
|Others||Creatures • Devidian • Elachi • Terran Empire • Undine (Species 8472) • Vorgon|