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All misc human races

 

General info

Planet: Abydos. No SGC-standard designation.

Desert-dwelling, culture based on ancient Egypt. Once under Ra's rule, but free since Jack and Daniel blew up Ra's ship, with Ra on it. (Stargate the movie)

Abydos has two moons, and a 36-hour day. (Stargate the movie, Children of the Gods)

There were some 5,000 people living in the city near Ra's temple. (Children of the Gods)

Daniel Jackson's adopted home and people. (Stargate the movie, Children of the Gods)

He stayed behind after the first mission to marry Sha're, and spent more than a year among the Abydonians before Jack came back to retrieve him. (Children of the Gods)

The walls on one of Abydos's caves were covered in stargate addresses Daniel found the cave and figured it out, and when he explained it, Sam videotaped the walls, giving the SGC the " Abydos cartouche" -- hundreds of addresses to go to, without having to guess at them. (Children of the Gods)

" The caves of Kaleemah" -- supposed to be a safe place to hide.  Possibly the same caves where the villagers hid from Ra in the movie. (Full Circle)

Abydos faced a brutal attack by Anubis. The women and children hid in the caves of Kaleemah (led there and guarded by Kasuf), while the men and boys used Tau'ri weapons to defend their village and the temple. (Full Circle)

Several of the Abydonian boys/young men, including Skaara, were wearing at least partial military garb, specifically the black vest. (Full Circle)

Oma Desala began ascending the dead and dying Abydonians during the battle. (Full Circle)

Anubis finally unleashed the full destructive force of his mothership against the planet, focusing its power on the temple. The temple exploded in layers, and the explosions worked their way into the ground from there, traveling outward, wreaking utter havoc on the world (or at least the known populated part of it). Oma ascended all the Abydonians. (Full Circle)

The Abydonians (or at least some of them) remained in ascended form long enough for SG-1 to return (thanks to Oma, who built an illusionary temple for them to return to, including working stargate) and see that they were all okay in their own way, then left. (Full Circle)

The Abydonian stargate worked only long enough to let SG-1 visit and return almost immediately. After that, it was gone (reburied?). (Full Circle)

Known Abydonians:

Kasuf:

Headman of the main (only?) Abydonian village. Completely loyal to Ra his whole life, but remarkably well-adjusted to freedom after Ra was killed. Father to Sha're and Skaara, and Daniel's father-in-law. (Stargate the movie, Children of the Gods)

He lost his children to Goa'uld, both taken as hosts. (Stargate the movie, Children of the Gods)

Sha're died a few years later. (Forever in a Day)

Skaara survived the extraction of his Goa'uld parasite, but it's not clear if he returned to Abydos or went elsewhere (Pretense). (As of Full Circle, Skaara was back on Abydos, but it's still not clear how long he was there.)

Kasuf has a grandson, Shifu, but Shifu is harsesis and is being raised by Oma Desala. (Secrets, Maternal Instinct, Absolute Power)

Kasuf took care of Shifu as a very young child (basically still an infant), then didn't see him again for at least a year, when Shifu reappeared on Abydos looking for Daniel.  He'd been artificially aged (through nanites) to about age 10 or 12.

It's entirely possible that Kasuf never saw him again at all after that. (Absolute Power)

He led the women and children to the caves of Kaleemah to keep them safe from Anubis's attack. He died along with everyone else in the shockwave from the exploding temple.(Full Circle)

Sha're:

Kasuf's only daughter.

She was given to Daniel as a gift during the first mission to Abydos. (Stargate the movie)

She knew how to read, even though reading was forbidden. (Stargate the movie)

She instigated the rebellion carried out by the Abydonian boys to rescue Jack, Daniel, and the others, telling them about how their ancestors had been brought to Abydos and enslaved and telling them they shouldn't be slaves any more. (Stargate the movie)

Very possibly died after a Jaffa shot a staff at her.  Whether dead or just badly injured, she was revived after Daniel put her in Ra's sarcophagus. (Stargate the movie)

She and Daniel hit it off for real, and Daniel stayed behind with her as her husband when Jack, Kawalsky, and Ferretti returned to Earth. (Stargate the movie)

She and Daniel lived together for more than a year on Abydos. (Children of the Gods)

While Daniel was living on Abydos, Sha're saw him writing in his journal with a ballpoint pen, and thought it was magic. (Forever in a Day)

Shortly after Jack returned with a new mission to retrieve Daniel, Apophis's troops (led by Teal'c) came through, kidnapping Sha're and her brother Skaara. (Children of the Gods)

She was given as a host to Amaunet, Apophis's queen. (Children of the Gods)

She bore the harsesis child, which Daniel and Teal'c promptly stole (to keep the boy safe, and away from Apophis). (Secrets)

About a year later, Amaunet stole the child back from Abydos, along with a whole lot of Abydonians as cover.

SG-1 and SG-3 went in to get the Abydonians out. Daniel spotted Amaunet/Sha're and went to her. Amaunet ribboned him, but Sha're managed to get a mental message to him about the child's whereabouts, begging him to protect the boy.

She did so by (probably) setting up a multi-stage hallucination for the dying Daniel, helping to speed him through the stages of grief so that when he woke up and watched her die for real, he was sad, but able to go on. (Forever in a Day)

She died a minute later, when Teal'c shot Amaunet to save Daniel -- but she died knowing Daniel still loved her, and able to tell him one last time that she loved him. (Forever in a Day)

Skaara:

Kasuf's only son.

He bonded with Jack on the first mission to Abydos, and was Daniel's brother-in-law after Daniel married Sha're. (Stargate the movie, Children of the Gods)

A year or so later, he was kidnapped by Teal'c and taken to Chulak to be offered as a host. (Children of the Gods)

He was chosen, and became the host to Klorel. (Children of the Gods)

Skaara was strong and fought Klorel off as much as he could, retaining an astonishing level of control over Klorel, even though he usually lost in the end. (Serpent's Lair)

He was probably the reason Klorel didn't have Teal'c killed immediately after Apophis ordered it (he actually stopped the priest who was about to use a very ugly two-pronged knife to remove/kill Teal'c's symbiote) and later, he fought like hell to keep Klorel from putting up the shields around the ha'tak to protect it from the missile from Earth. (Serpent's Lair)

Klorel won that fight, but it was a close thing. It was enough to make Klorel ask Apophis for more time in the sarcophagus, to get strong enough to more effectively subdue Skaara. (Serpent's Lair)

On the run after a battle with Heru'ur's forces, Klorel crash-landed on Tollana, and Skaara seized his chance, asking to be freed of his " demon" .

The Tollans held a triad (trial), with Zipacna arguing for Klorel, Jack and Daniel arguing for Skaara, and Lya of the Nox as neutral third party. (Pretense)

Skaara specifically requested that SG-1 be brought to his triad to help him. (Pretense)

The decision went in Skaara's favor, and Klorel was removed, leaving Skaara free. (Pretense)

It's not clear where he went after this -- there's been no mention or sight of him being on Abydos.

update: Apparently he did go back to Abydos after Pretense, at least at some point. (Full Circle)

His style of dress after he returned to Abydos reflected a mix of Tau'ri and Abydonian -- SGC uniform pants (belted with a rope) and black vest, under traditional Abydonian robes. (Full Circle)

He was betrothed (the woman's name is unknown), and wanted Jack to " sha lo key" -- stand beside him at the ceremony. (Full Circle)

Daniel's urging and promise of support helped Skaara believe that the Abydonians could hold off Anubis. He in turn convinced the other boys and young men, assuring them that with Daniel's godlike help, they would succeed. (Full Circle)

During the battle with Anubis's Jaffa in Ra's temple, he took a staff blast to the torso. He lived long enough to be brought to the lower level of the temple with SG-1, but died shortly thereafter. He ascended as he died, helped by Oma. (Full Circle)

He was the ascended Abydonian who spoke with SG-1 (the others were all around, but not particularly interacting with the team) to assure them that although everyone had been killed in the final blast, they were all just fine. (Full Circle)

In his ascended form, he retained the quasi-military dress, but with the black vest open instead of closed. (Full Circle)

He hadn't seen Daniel since his (Skaara's) ascension. (Full Circle)

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Adorans

General info

Planet: Adora (The Ties That Bind)

The planet has at least two moons ('We would ... lie, naked, under Adora's moons'). (The Ties That Bind)

The local civilization was at least somewhat technological - several people on the planet were familiar with alien technology and had researched it well enough to know how it worked. (The Ties That Bind)

There was at least one city. (The Ties That Bind)

Near the city were the springs of Aragatan. (The Ties That Bind)

Known Adorans

Arlos

He was one of the leading scientists on the planet, or at least one of the top researchers into alien technology. (The Ties That Bind)

He had a relationship with Vala - including stealing away from the city at night to bathe in the springs of Aragatan and lie naked under the moons together doing things Mitchell refused to let him go into detail about. (The Ties That Bind)

When Mitchell and Daniel arrived to ask him if he knew how the Goa'uld bracelets worked, he immediately figured out they were his stolen bracelets, and told them he wouldn't give them any information until he saw Vala again. (The Ties That Bind)

When Vala arrived he told her he was over her (and that he wasn't going to have her killed, since the lifelong memory of her callous treatment of him should be punishment enough), and all he wanted was his mother's necklace back - which Vala had stolen along with the bracelets. When it was clear he wouldn't deal unless it was returned, Mitchell promised they'd get it. (The Ties That Bind)

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Alabran's people

General info

Planet: local name unknown. SGC designation P3X-367. (Metamorphosis)

Baseline human to begin with. After Nirrti got hold of them and started changing them, they may have remained slightly altered (despite plans to revert back to their base genetic makeup). (Metamorphosis)

Their people were almost wiped out by a plague. Nirrti found them and took some of the survivors to a fortress where she began putting them in a machine (possibly of Ancient origin) that altered their genetic makeup in realtime. The alterations changed them both physically and mentally.  Physically, they became varyingly deformed. Mentally, they gained various psychic abilities, including telekinesis and telepathy. (Metamorphosis)

Known natives:

Alabran:

Brother to Wodan. A youth, roughly 18-20 at a guess, who questioned Nirrti's methods of " helping" his people after he saw one of them die horribly. She let him go and told him to return home, saying he was well enough  -- when he did, he discovered the rest of his people were dead. He found the SGC's Russian team and begged help from them. Col. Ivanov brought him back to the SGC. Alabran barely had time to tell his story before the genetic " time-bomb" Nirrti had planted in him was triggered, and he liquefied (literally). (Metamorphosis)

Eggar:

One of the mutated locals who believed that Nirrti was helping them. His physical mutation involved some scarring on his face that made one eye unusable, and deformed hands. Mentally, he had become a strong telepath. He realized that SG-1 were there to stop Nirrti (and more specifically, that Jack wanted to kill her outright), and made sure Wodan knew. Later, he took a chance on Jack's telling the truth, and looked into Nirrti's mind. The truth of what he saw there -- that she had murdered Alabran, murdered hundreds more of their people, and planned to murder the rest as soon as she was done with them -- was enough to spark a mini-uprising.  Before Wodan killed her, Eggar stripped the knowledge of how to use the alien machine from her mind, so he could reverse all the damage she'd done. (Metamorphosis)

Wodan:

Brother to Alabran. Nirrti's right hand among the locals, extremely devoted to her. His " mutation" involved an enlarged head and deformed hands, along with strong telekinesis. On hearing that SG-1 was a danger to Nirrti (from Eggar, as well as his own observations), he captured them all to await her pleasure, using telekinetic force to disarm them and trap them in cages. When Eggar, on Jack's urging, looked into Nirrti's mind and discovered the truth, Wodan killed her two Jaffa guards and then Nirrti telekinetically in his betrayed rage. (Metamorphosis)

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Altairians

General info

Planet: Altair. SGC designation P3X-989. (Tin Man)

Baseline human, from all appearances. (Tin Man)

The civilization began above-ground, but when the planet's biosphere could no longer support them, about 11,000 years ago, an underground complex was created by a man named Hubald, and a thousand people transferred their consciousness to synthetic bodies, so the race would survive in some fashion. The transfer process wasn't perfect, and some were lost, including Sakura, Ereath, and Tira. Hubald's new body also failed, and the survivors couldn't repair it -- all his secrets were lost with him. Of the survivors, some went through the stargate carrying small power packs, but never returned. Most of the rest suicided by going onto the surface, out of the range of the power source. Without the steady stream of power from the emitters, the synthetic bodies are only functional for a few hours. (Tin Man)

Only one final survivor remains in synthetic form: Harlan. Wallace was the last one to go before him, leaving Harlan alone. (Tin Man)

Known Altairians:

Ereath:

Died as a result of the initial transfer process, millennia ago. (Tin Man)

Harlan:

Final survivor among the synthetics.

He had gotten pretty lonely and desperate, having to care for all the machinery alone, and when SG-1 came through the stargate he knocked them all out and created synthetics of them to keep him company. Eventually they accepted their fate, and remained behind with him when the original, organic team returned home. (Tin Man)

When the synthetic team -- who had developed better power packs and gone back to fighting the Goa'uld on their own terms -- failed to return from offworld on one mission, Harlan contacted the SGC and asked for help, eventually enlisting Jack, Sam, and Teal'c to go to the planet where the synthetics had gone. (Double Jeopardy)

Hubald:

Creator of the underground complex that the synthetic replicas of the final survivors of the race retreated to 11,000 years ago. His new body failed, though, and he died, taking all his secrets with him and leaving the survivors to struggle along as best they could. (Tin Man)

Sakura:

Died as a result of the initial transfer process, millennia ago. (Tin Man)

Tira:

Died as a result of the initial transfer process, millennia ago. (Tin Man)

Wallace:

Second-to-last survivor among the synthetics.

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Amrans

General info

Planet: Amra (SGC designation unknown)

(nb: This is possibly the name of the country, not the planet, but it's all I've got so I'm going with it.)

SG-5 brought two (unnamed) representatives from Amra back to the SGC to discuss a pending trade agreement. (Zero Hour)

The planet (country?) appeared to be split into factions, which, while not at war with each other, clearly had some negative feeling for each other.

The representatives at the SGC came from different areas -- one was from the plains, one was not (and was incredibly superior about that fact). (Zero Hour)

The plainsmen held that the Plains of Goran were sacred. That belief wasn't widespread outside the plains, apparently. (Zero Hour)

When Jack locked the two Amran representatives at the SGC into a room together after an hour of " negotiating" (bickering), they were appalled. (Zero Hour)

By the next morning, they were beyond appalled, they were furious. They demanded to be let go immediately, swearing that there would never be a trade agreement between their government and Earth's now. Jack left them locked up. (Zero Hour)

An unspecified number of days later, Mark Gilmor let them go -- they were apparently much more amenable to the idea of negotiating. (Zero Hour)

Known Amrans:

None

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Argosians

General info

Planet: Argos. SGC designation P3X-8596.

People whose ancestors were apparently taken from the Peloponnesus by the Goa'uld Pelops and transported to Argos, where he messed with their genetic structure to speed up the pace of their lives -- they live a hundred years in a hundred days. (Brief Candle)

They call themselves the Chosen.  Their favorite aphorism was " And to every man (or woman) the Creator gives one hundred blissful days" -- and they considered it a sin not to blissfully enjoy each one, partying all day long with good food and drink. (Brief Candle)

Each night, a hidden transmitter gave off a signal to the nanocites (nanites) infesting each Argosian to put them to sleep until sunup, and triggering the nanocites to continue the aging process. A second transmitter turned off the nanocites and woke everyone up at sunup. (Brief Candle)

SG-2 returned to the planet sometime late in 1997, to find that after the transmitters were destroyed, the Argosians reverted to human-normal, and began leading long, productive lives. (Politics)

Known Argosians:

Alekos:

Husband to Thetys and father to Dan-ell along with Thetys, he was the first to meet SG-1 when they came through the stargate. Blessed with a natural curiosity -- when the aging Jack asked him what he'd do if he had thousands of days of life, he instantly said he'd go exploring beyond the bounds of the Chosen's lands, to see what was there. When Jack told them all that Pelops considered them his slaves, Alekos was the first to declare himself no longer one of the Chosen. (Brief Candle)

Dan-ell:

Child of Thetys and Alekos, born right after SG-1 came through the stargate into Pelops's temple. Daniel was the midwife -- the boy was named after him. Dan-ell had a " tri-point" -- a vaguely pyramidal birthmark -- on his arm, which was believed to bring him luck. (Brief Candle)

Kynthia:

A woman who found Jack very attractive, enough to offer him her people's traditional wedding cake and drug/seduce him into her bed. She was 30 days old at the time. She seemed genuinely fond of Jack, spending time with him as he " aged" as a result of Pelops's nanocites. (Brief Candle)

Phillipos:

Argosian boy. (Brief Candle)

Thetys:

Wife of Alekos. She gave birth in Pelops's temple right after SG-1's arrival. Daniel was the midwife, and in gratitude, she named her child Dan-ell. She was 20 days old when Dan-ell was born. (Brief Candle)

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Arkhan's people

General info

Originally under Ares's domain. He abandoned it long ago, no idea why. (It's Good to Be King)

Possibly the naquadah mine ran dry. (It's Good to Be King)

They have a complicated lunar calendar. (It's Good to Be King)

Currently has a very medieval-northern-Europe feel, but no one specific period. (It's Good to Be King)

The locals avoided the area around the naquadah mine, the site of their former enslavement. (It's Good to Be King)

After Maybourne successfully predicted a great flood that would destroy their village and got them all to move to higher ground for safety, the locals made him their king out of gratitude, becoming known as King Arkhan the First. (It's Good to Be King)

It's not clear whether he took the name Arkhan when he first arrived on the planet, or if that was just his " royal" name. (It's Good to Be King)

When Maybourne told them of the prophecy that offworlders would come and save them from a new incursion of an old enemy -- the Goa'uld -- the people believed him. (It's Good to Be King)

He may have left out the bit about " offworlders" -- Garan didn't trust SG-1 at all, and she probably would have if she'd thought they were destined to help her people. (It's Good to Be King)

The villagers believed him a little too completely -- when he told them they'd have to leave after all to be safe, they were sure that such a thing couldn't possible be necessary.   (It's Good to Be King)

The villagers were shocked and dismayed when " King Arkhan" exposed his own duplicity -- Maybourne told them the truth to try to save their lives, hoping that if they knew he was just a pretender that they'd agree to evacuate before Ares arrived. Before he could walk away after removing his crown, though, Garan recovered enough to rally the people around her, pointing out everything he'd done for them besides the prophecy and declaring him a true leader. To a steady chant of " Arkhan! Arkhan!" , Maybourne put his crown back on. (It's Good to Be King)

When Ares's Jaffa arrived, the villagers were resentful and didn't try to hide it, since they were sure they'd be safe. (It's Good to Be King)

One of the local fruits was called an " ojen fruit" until Maybourne described it as a cross between a guava and a mango, and Daniel sarcastically termed it a " guango" -- Maybourne liked the name and decreed that that was what it would be called henceforth. (It's Good to Be King)

Known locals

King Arkhan

aka Harry Maybourne. I have no idea why he went with " Arkhan" as a name, or if the locals gave it to him after he was crowned.

Somewhere along the way, he picked up enough Ancient to be able to read it. (It's Good to Be King)

He had at least two wives, possibly more. (It's Good to Be King)

Maybourne got dropped off on the planet by the Tok'ra after the events of Paradise Lost and lived among the locals for more than a year, presumably with no special privileges. When on a long walk one day he discovered some ruins, including pillars that held Ancient writing -- one of them holding a detailed description of what would happen in the future. He took the knowledge he gained from reading that and warned the village about a great flood that would destroy their village, convincing them to move to higher ground for safety. In gratitude, they made him their king. (It's Good to Be King)

The shield behind his throne was quartered (heraldic terms in parens at the end of each, and hopefully I got them right): 

(top left) gold  crown on black background (sable on a quarterly, a crown or)

(top right) black lion rampant  (facing left), on a gold background (or on a quarterly, a lion rampant sable)

(bottom right) gold star on a black background (sable on a quarterly, a star or)

(bottom left) black stargate on a gold background (or on a quarterly, a stargate sable)

He was having a lot of fun being king, naming whatever took his fancy (e.g., the " Grateful Dead" burial ground) and generally just revelling in the power. (It's Good to Be King)

While king, he introduced some new things into the culture:

Designed a new water mill

Introduced new medicines

Introduced a legal code

Set up an irrigation system

He admitted to having used his " prophetic" knowledge to his own advantage at first, but said that after being made king, he'd grown to truly care about his people, and that he wanted to help them. To all appearances, he was telling the truth. (It's Good to Be King)

He believed the prophecies a little too thoroughly, without thinking them out -- when he saw that offworlders would arrive and defeat " the old enemy" according to the pillar, he assured the villagers that they would be safe when the Goa'uld showed up, never stopping to think about casualties. When Jack pointed that possibility out, Maybourne tried to talk the village elders into leaving, but they also believed him and the prophecies a little too thoroughly. It didn't help that he clearly didn't want to admit to having been wrong originally. (It's Good to Be King)

Very much to his credit, when he realized that the villagers had no intention of leaving because they believed him infallible, Maybourne came down off the stairs (where he'd been speaking) to their level and admitted he hadn't been completely honest, saying he wasn't a seer, just a " regular guy" who found the prophecies on the wall of the old temple and knew how to interpret them. He removed his crown as he apologized for taking advantage of them. (It's Good to Be King)

When Garan pointed out all the other things he'd done for their people beyond the prophecies and got the people rallied behind her chanting his name, he put the crown back on, clearly pleased (okay, and a little smug, but he'd earned it there). (It's Good to Be King)

He started playing for time when Ares's Jaffa showed up, sucking up to Trelak (the First Prime) and assuring him that he'd have the people's cooperation. He did his best to cover for the villagers' obvious resentment of the Jaffa and gave no hint of SG-1's or Jack's presence, going so far as to ask " What's a 'Tau'ri'?" when Trelak heard gunfire in the distance. (It's Good to Be King)

Trelak didn't buy that Maybourne hadn't known anything, and started to throttle him. After Trelak tossed him aside to go after Teal'c when Teal'c and Daniel started fighting their captors, Maybourne took a second to recover then grabbed a nearby pot and smashed it over Trelak's head. It didn't do any good, but it was a nice move. He went for a length of metal pipe (or something) next, but Teal'c took out Trelak before he needed to use it. (It's Good to Be King)

Garan

She was the leader of a hunting party, and had no problem capturing SG-1 after they came through the gate. Later, she took a sortie to capture Sam, Daniel, and Jack near the Ancient ship on her own initiative, not trusting the strangers who appeared to be trying to take the villagers' king away from them. (It's Good to Be King)

She was devoted to King Arkhan (Maybourne). (It's Good to Be King)

She didn't trust SG-1 at all, and thought Jack was lying when he said Arkhan wasn't a seer. (It's Good to Be King)

When Arkhan told the villagers that he'd been lying about being a seer, and instead had just gotten his prophetic knowledge off the walls of the old temple, Garan was clearly shocked. When he took off his crown and started to walk away, though, she rallied and started listing off all the things that he had done for the villagers without aid of the temple writings, saying that those weren't the acts of a pretender, but a leader. (It's Good to Be King)

When Teal'c and Daniel were busy fighting the Jaffa in the courtyard, she pitched in by shooting the Jaffa currently trying to strangle Daniel, getting him in the back with a crossbow bolt. She probably killed him, but it's not confirmed. (It's Good to Be King)

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Ayiana's race

General info

Highly humanoid -- effectively human, except with a different brain chemistry and with different abilities. (Frozen)

The race's actual name is unknown. Possibly the Ancients, possibly an advanced stage in the human evolutionary process, possibly both. (Frozen)

Known people:

Ayiana:

Her EEG matched those of Jack under the influence of the Ancients's repository, and Cassie's under the influence of Nirrti's tampering. (Frozen)

Her brain chemistry was very different than that of humans, however. (Frozen)

Found perfectly preserved in the Antarctic icecap, where she'd been frozen for several million years. At least 3 million years old, possibly as much as 50 million years. (Frozen)

Strong self-healing abilities (cellular level). (Frozen)

Carrier of a disease fatal to humans -- she could heal it in others, but doing so drained her. (Frozen)

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Bedrosians

General info

Planet: P2X-416

The planet is split into two continents: Bedrosia and Optrica. (New Ground)

About 2,000 years ago, the planet underwent a period of violent earthquakes and volcanic eruptions, called the Upheaval. (New Ground)

Their world's stargate was on the Bedrosian continent, buried in a cliff face during the Upheaval. The DHD was buried in the ground. (New Ground)

The peoples of the two continents had been at war for decades by the time SG-1 showed up, over religion.

The Bedrosians believed that life was created on Bedrosia by Nefertum, the creator. (New Ground)

The Optricans believed that they had evolved on another world and been brought to this one via an interstellar gateway -- which they considered holy, and believed (correctly) to be on Bedrosia. (New Ground)

The Bedrosian government tracked its people with something called the Bedrosian Central Registry. When Rigar's lieutenant analyzed SG-1's blood, none of them showed a particle match with the Registry. Rigar took this as proof that they were Optricans. (New Ground)

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Technology:

Electrified cages:

To hold prisoners in -- just big enough to sit in without touching the edges. (New Ground)

Energy rifles:

Hand weapons/rifles that looked something like long curved sticks the stock and barrel design was very simple (a place to grip the end, with a long simple curve leading to the muzzle end), with a double, pointed, triangular muzzle. The top point was almost dart-like the lower was longer and more dangerous-looking. They shot energy bursts, not physical projectiles. They could also be used to deliver contact jolts of energy. (New Ground)

They also lock and unlock the cages prisoners are kept in, and can electrify or un-electrify the cages. (New Ground)

Ergonomic chairs:

Common enough to bring to a remote quarantine site (where they'd set up to interrogate SG-1, near the stargate) they look like Aerons. (New Ground)

Force fields:

These protected the ships, and could also be projected from the airships to enclose people on the ground four of them formed a box that then pulled in. When the force field touched Jack, Sam, and Daniel, they were knocked unconscious. (New Ground)

Healing device:

Among other things, it can regenerate visual nerves, if it's used within the first 30 hours after an injury. (New Ground)

It emits a beam that regenerates the nerve, and is applied in short bursts, with time between. Too short a break between treatments could do more harm than good. (New Ground)

Portable blood analysis machines.(New Ground)

Quarantine shield:

A larger force field in a dome shape, protecting an area so that only shuttlecraft could get in. Rigar set one up around Nyan's archaeological dig, with enough space for several large tents and some shuttlecraft as well. (New Ground)

Shuttlecraft (airships)

Could fly or hover equally easily -- boxy affairs with no wings. (New Ground)

Technology/weapons/gear left behind by SG-1 (New Ground):

Naquadah reactor and the wires needed to hook it to a stargate

MALP (the electrics are probably fried, since it was zatted) -- Staff weapon

Three radios

Six grenades

At least two pistols, fully loaded

Two M5s, with six clips (nb: I don't know guns, and I can't swear that it was an M5 at that point all I'm sure of is that it isn't a P-90. If someone knows differently, by all means, let me know and I'll change it.)

Three compasses

Three watches

Three GDOs

Three knives

Three vests

various field rations

two notebooks, probably Daniel's no idea if they'd been written in yet

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Known Bedrosians:

Mallin:

An archaeologist working with Nyan to uncover what turned out to be the stargate. Her first assumption was that it was something that their ancestors had used for astronomical calculations. (New Ground)

They were searching for a settlement that had been there before the Upheaval, to prove the Bedrosian theory that human life was created on Bedrosia by Nefertum, without a gateway. (New Ground)

When the chevrons on the stargate started lighting up, she got scared and told Nyan they should leave.  When he walked up to the event horizon to see what it was, she told him he'd drown. (New Ground)

She didn't run when the MALP came through, though  -- she stayed to see what it was. (New Ground)

After Daniel started talking, and said he was on another planet, she decided it was a trick (Optrican, presumably), and told Nyan they should report it. (New Ground)

When Nyan said he thought they'd found the gateway, Mallin got nervous -- she said the gateway didn't exist, it was just Optrican legend, and that it would be very dangerous to assume that this was the gateway. (Basically, it would be blasphemy, and would undermine their entire culture's belief system/basis.) (New Ground)

She wanted Nyan to say no when Daniel asked to come through. When he said yes, she took off running to report the situation. (New Ground)

Commander Rigar brought her with him to investigate the " aliens" . She insisted that they'd come through the circle, even though Rigar was convinced that it was nothing more than a trick. (New Ground)

Her insistence got her sent back to Rigar's base to be questioned further. (New Ground)

Nyan:

A Bedrosian archaeologist who believed in Nefertum as his creator. (New Ground)

He was working with Mallin and at least one other person (unnamed), searching for a settlement that had existed before the Upheaval, to prove the Bedrosian theory that human life was created on Bedrosia without a gateway. Instead, they uncovered the stargate, just in time for the SGC's cold-dialing program to dial in. (New Ground)

Open-minded and curious.

When the stargate he'd just unburied first activated, he walked up to the event horizon and stuck his hand in to see what it felt like. A few minutes later, when the MALP came through and Daniel started addressing him through it, Nyan's first thought was that he was dealing with a mechanical life form. (New Ground)

As soon as he realized there was life on the other side of the circle, Nyan told Mallin that he thought it was the gateway -- and that if it was, the Bedrosians were wrong, and the Optricans were right. (New Ground)

He brought the blinded and injured Teal'c to a cave that held supplies for safety. They spoke of Nefertum, and Teal'c told Nyan that he had been an under-System Lord to Ra, and had likely brought Nyan's people through the stargate as slaves thousands of years ago. Nyan was a bit horrified faced by the blatant blasphemy, but his scientific training took over, leading him to want to present the truth at the " research academy" to his fellow scientists, sure that they would be able to overcome their religious upbringing in the face of clear evidence. (New Ground)

When Teal'c pointed out that the military had the stargate under its control, Nyan said it was Teal'c he wanted to use as proof. Teal'c didn't take that well -- all he wanted was to rescue his teammates. (New Ground)

He was as excited to have his theories conclusively proved wrong as he would have been to have had them proved right he was all about the pure science. (New Ground)

He brought a healing device back to the cave to help regenerate Teal'c's visual nerves, and basically bullied Teal'c into using it, saying he refused to be part of a suicide mission to rescue the rest of the team, which is what it would be if Teal'c remained blind. (New Ground)

He wasn't intimidated at all by Teal'c's size or strength, even after nearly being throttled by him when he first came across the injured Teal'c. (New Ground)

When he and Teal'c went off to rescue the rest of SG-1, he insisted that they shoot to stun, not kill. (New Ground)

Despite having never used a weapon before, he proved adept at using both a zat and one of the Bedrosian weapons. (New Ground)

It's possible that Nyan killed a soldier without meaning to -- one of his zat blasts sounded like a double shot. No confirmation, though. (New Ground)

Running for the stargate behind Jack and Teal'c, Nyan took a full-force stun blast from Rigar and collapsed. Teal'c went back for him and he and Jack brought Nyan through the stargate to Earth. (New Ground)

While recovering from the stun blast, Nyan, who had just been granted refugee status by the Air Force, was offered the position of Daniel's research assistant at the SGC. He probably accepted, but we never actually saw it. (New Ground)

Rigar:

A Bedrosian commander. (New Ground)

He walked with a limp, presumably from an injury he got in battle with the Optricans. (New Ground)

Mallin reported her suspicions to him, and he led a troop to the stargate to capture SG-1. (New Ground)

He refused to believe that they were aliens, accusing them of being Optrican spies sent to simulate the Optrican beliefs about the gateway in order to undermine the most basic Bedrosian beliefs. (New Ground)

He was adamant about this, even when others began to question it.  He refused to accept that his people had spent generations praying to a god that didn't exist, and that many of their people had died meaningless deaths in battle. (New Ground)

Even when the SGC redialed the gate and Rigar watched the kawoosh shoot out, with the event horizon there afterward, he insisted that it wasn't the gateway, just an Optrican trick. (New Ground)

He had no trouble figuring out how a zat worked. (New Ground)

He shot Nyan with one of the energy rifles when Nyan was trying to escape with Jack and Teal'c. (New Ground)

Jack zatted him once after he shot Nyan, and he collapsed. (New Ground)

Parey:

Rigar's second-in-command, by the look of it, or possibly his personal aide. (No visible insignia, and no rank was ever given for her -- her name was never even said by anyone, I got it off the credits.) (New Ground)

She traveled with Rigar to the stargate to capture SG-1, and used a very big needle to the neck on Jack, Daniel,  and  Sam as soon as they arrived, presumably drawing blood -- she reported that blood analysis showed that they were all human, but weren't listed in the Bedrosian Central Registry. (New Ground)

She was secure enough in her position to question Rigar's commitment to the idea that the stargate was a trick, asking him what if it really were the gateway, and the Optricans were right. When he insisted that it was a fake, though, she went along. (New Ground)

She was the first Bedrosian to go down in the final escape attempt. She went to the shuttlecraft to tell them to launch, and Teal'c shot her with a Bedrosian energy rifle. She should have been just stunned, not killed. (New Ground)

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Byrsa

General info

Planet: Cartago. SGC designation: P3X-1279 (Cor-Ai)

People are baseline human. (Cor-Ai)

According to Teal'c, Cartago was a favorite place for Goa'uld to " harvest" human hosts unclear whether he meant Goa'uld in general, or just those in Apophis's personal hierarchy. (Cor-Ai)

Standard reaction to people coming through the stargate was to run and hide in a local system of tunnels and caves (" the hiding" ), leaving able-bodied men armed with a type of crossbow to defend against whatever had come through. Other than fighters, they leave no one behind they all make it to shelter, or no one does. (Cor-Ai)

The Byrsa live by a code of laws called the " mandates" . (Cor-Ai)

Seeking personal vengeance outside of the cor-ai (trial system) is counter to the mandates, and shames not only the person involved, but his entire clan. (Cor-Ai)

Prisoners were held in a large underground room, in a metal (looked like iron) cage (large enough to stand up in and move around in). (Cor-Ai)

Men and women appear to have equal standing in the community a woman was originally chosen to be Teal'c's " voice" (counsel) for cor-ai (trial), and a woman appeared to be the leader of the community. (Cor-Ai)

Dress:

For men, boots, trews, linen (or other cloth) tunic, and a cloth or leather cap (no bill). Some of the warrior-men also wore a second, leather-looking sleeveless tunic (too long to be a jerkin) over their cloth tunics. (Cor-Ai)

For women, boots, long dresses, and caps or headveils (no face veils). (Cor-Ai)

Known Byrsa:

Hanno:

Young man, who recognized Teal'c on first sight -- as a child, he watched Teal'c kill his father, and never forgot the horror. He still wanted vengeance for the death, and would have killed Teal'c where he stood, except his companions convinced him to get justice legally, through cor-ai. Hanno presided over Teal'c's cor-ai, since as the wronged party he was the only one who could adequately determine a just (equivalent) punishment. He wanted Teal'c to die in return for his father's death, and none of SG-1's arguments that Teal'c had originally been acting under orders, or that he had since changed, would sway him. Only Teal'c's selfless acts in saving other Byrsa from Jaffa when Apophis sent a squad through convinced him that Teal'c had changed. He declared the old Teal'c dead, and let the new Teal'c leave. (Cor-Ai)

Language:

circ kakona:

" circle of woes" -- the stargate (Cor-Ai)

cor-ai:

trial, justice (Cor-Ai)

pecca-ve:

confession of guilt (Cor-Ai)

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Cave-dwellers

General info

Planet: P3X-513 (First Commandment)

Culture:

Fairly primitive, with hunting and guard " garb" reminiscent of the Mudmen of Papua New Guinea (picture -- link will open in a new browser window). Clothing otherwise seemed to be a gender-neutral skirt and shirt, or long shift, of pale fabric. (First Commandment)

The people live in caves that used to be mines, but their population was growing too fast for the caves to continue supporting them -- they didn't have the technology to dig more caves, and they didn't want to live outside, because the solar radiation is deadly. (First Commandment)

They had legends of the old gods (Goa'uld), and how they " turned the sky orange" -- put a shield of some sort in place in the atmosphere to protect them from the solar radiation. (First Commandment)

Captain Jonas Hanson, of SG-9, went completely insane on the planet during a mission there, and set himself up as their new god, with the promise that he'd turn the sky orange and save them all if they worshipped him. When SG-1 proved him a false god, the locals turned on him and tossed him through the stargate (to his death, as it happens). (First Commandment)

Known Cave-dwellers:

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Cimmerians

General info

Planet: Cimmeria. SGC designation: P3X-974

Norse-based culture.

Cimmeria is an Asgard-protected world, under the specific protection of Thor. (Thor's Hammer)

The High Council of Asgard designated Cimmeria a safe world for developing sentient species by unanimous decree, era 40.73.29. The council then informed the Goa'uld, warning them not to trespass under penalty of death, and put onworld protections in place to protect the transplanted Norse folk. (Thor's Hammer)

All Jaffa know its coordinates, to be sure that no Goa'uld ever goes there by accident. (Thor's Hammer)

The people seemed pretty fearless about anyone who came through the " portal" (stargate), fully expecting Thor's Hammer to take care of any threat. (Thor's Hammer)

They use horses for transportation and labor, although there doesn't seem to be a surfeit of them. Riding gear includes stirrups and a saddle padded with what looks like sheepskin. (Thor's Hammer)

The Cimmerians were given a box, designed by the Sagan Institute, explaining various Earth cultures and religions -- a greeting of sorts. The box itself had iridium in it, so that if they ever had to send it to Earth the SGC could analyze the residue on the iris and tell who had knocked on the door. Jack gave it to Gairwyn to pass along to Thor and his people, the next time the Cimmerians saw them. (Thor's Hammer)

They call the Asgard homeworld Thrudvang (" Thor's home in the stars," according to Gairwyn). (Thor's Hammer)

They refer to Goa'uld as " Ettins" -- the enemies of the Asgard -- and are aware that Ettins aren't human, even if they look human. (Thor's Hammer)

They know they were taken from Midgard (Earth) by Thor in ancient times, and that Thor put up the Hammer to keep them safe from the Ettins. (Thor's Hammer)

After SG-1 destroyed the Goa'uld-killing part of the Hammer to save Teal'c's life, Heru'ur invaded Cimmeria and nearly succeeded.

Heru'ur's troops had already killed off more than half the Cimmerians by the time SG-1 came through in response to Gairwyn's call for help. (Thor's Chariot)

Daniel and Sam had to find the Hall of Thor's Might and pass several tests to gain a holographic audience with Thor (the first time he appeared in his true form), and ask him for help in stopping Heru'ur. (Thor's Chariot)

After Thor arrived to drive Heru'ur off Cimmeria, he promised to leave an Asgard teacher behind to teach the Cimmerians. He also replaced Thor's Hammer, with a twist the new one was programmed not to target Teal'c, so he could return to the planet any time he wanted. (Thor's Chariot)

Thor's Hammer:

The first part of it is a tall standing stone that stands in front of the stargate, and scans everyone that comes through. Anyone that has a Goa'uld inside (host or Jaffa) is transported to a labyrinth of caves, with only one way out -- through the real Hammer, a device that kills Goa'uld while leaving the host/carrier more or less intact (it's painful as hell). (Thor's Hammer)

The scanning took a minute to kick in when SG-1 came through, which seems odd if that fact got out, anyone coming through could presumably simply hightail it out of range. (Thor's Hammer)

Once the Goa'uld or Jaffa has been transported to the caves, he's greeted by a holographic representation of a Norse warrior claiming to be Thor, and told that for the crime of trespassing on a protected world, as well as the crimes committed against the host and other life forms, the sentence is death. The caves will provide basic sustenance, nothing more, and when the Goa'uld gets tired of that, he or she must go to the Hall of Mjollnir and face the Hammer (different hammer) -- a doorway that kills any Goa'uld that goes through it, leaving only the host alive. (Thor's Hammer)

The caves contained a Goa'uld in an Unas host for centuries, maybe even a millennia, using long periods of sleep to survive -- he also killed the others who came through and ate them, and tried to do the same to Jack (by getting Teal'c to join him). No idea how he missed Kendra and her host. (Thor's Hammer)

The Hall of Thor's Might

According to ancient tales, a hall where Thor placed all of his powers to help or defend Cimmeria. Daniel and Sam thought it might be a weapons-cache of some sort. It turned out to be an obelisk in the woods. Touching the red stone in the middle of the obelisk transports one to an underground (apparently -- it's completely enclosed in rock) chamber, where a hologram of Thor gives a greeting and explains that one must be proved worthy before seeing his might. A test follows (unknown if it's always the same test presumably, this would be less effective it it were only one person involved). For Daniel, Sam, and Gairwyn, it was the illusion of the floor falling away to leave a narrow stone span across the chamber that they needed to cross when Daniel was willing to risk his own life to save Gairwyn (who had fallen after Thor shook the bridge), they passed the test, and were transported to another chamber, where they had to show wisdom by solving the riddle of the runes. (Actually, this wasn't so much about wisdom as it was about knowledge: specifically, a combination of math and language skills.) Answering the riddle meant that one was advanced enough to see Thor in his true form -- no weapons involved. (Thor's Chariot)

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Known Cimmerians

Gairwyn:

Headwoman. Tough, strong, smart. Wears a tunic and trews, not a dress. Carried a large sword strapped to her back. Rode a horse when need be. (Thor's Hammer) Her husband and his brothers died sending the Sagan box back through the stargate to call for help from the SGC when Heru'ur attacked Cimmeria -- she lost her entire family in the attack. (Thor's Chariot)

Kendra:

Former Goa'uld host. Originally from a world called Jebanna, which seems to have been raided fairly often for hosts -- it was considered a curse to be beautiful there, because the Goa'uld want perfect hosts. Marduk heard about her, and raided the temple where her parents had hidden her. Her training in the temple helped her fight off the symbiote so it didn't take her over completely part of her remained herself, free. She was able to influence her Goa'uld, whispering to it of power and riches on Cimmeria, hoping to make it go there and kill them both her survival after her symbiote died was a complete surprise, and she attributed it to Thor and dedicated her life to his people and his ways. After surviving the labyrinth Kendra became something of a recluse among the Cimmerians. She could still use Goa'uld tech, and the healing device allowed her to become a healer. Despite having been a host and thus presumably knowing that " gods" is a relative term, she firmly believed in Thor as deity, and as her savior. (Thor's Hammer) She died in Heru'ur's invasion. (Thor's Chariot)

Olaf:

Believed that SG-1 were the direct cause of the " Ettin" invasion he thought that SG-1's evil ways in destroying Thor's Hammer brought the Ettins down on the Cimmerians. He didn't trust them at all at first sight -- even arguing with Gairwyn about it -- but agreed to guide Jack and Teal'c to show them the extent of the Goa'uld invasion, after Jack said they wanted to help and Teal'c promised to stay and fight until the Goa'uld were driven from Cimmeria. After a run-in with Heru'ur and some Jaffa (the Jaffa were holding him while Heru'ur first questioned, then ribboned him Jack and Teal'c shot the heck out of the Jaffa, freeing Olaf), and later battling with them side by side against more Jaffa, Olaf changed his mind about them. He calls them " Sons of Midgard" . (Thor's Chariot)

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Dome-dwellers

General info

Planet: P3X-289 (Revisions)

Located about 6,000 light years from Earth. (Revisions)

Likely originally ruled by Morrigan, and thus the people were probably descended of Celts. (Revisions)

The planet itself was utterly uninhabitable the atmosphere was toxic, composed of sulfur dioxide, carbon monoxide, methane, ammonia, and possibly other substances, as a result of technology run amok. The civilization that had existed there had been almost completely wiped out, its people dying of disease and starvation, and from the poisoned air and water. (Revisions)

The hazmat suits SG-1 wore to explore the planet were capable of withstanding the corrosive atmosphere for about 12 hours before starting to degrade. (Revisions)

The only livable place on the planet was a single dome. When the SGC found it, it was 2.2 kilometers across and 500 meters high. It was located no more than half an hour's walk from the stargate. (Revisions)

The energy barrier that made up the outside of the dome gave off a static charge and provided a level of resistance to passing through it, presumably to keep people from accidentally going outside it. For things passing from outside to inside, the barrier scrubbed off all toxicity. (Revisions)

It was permeable to large solid objects, but wouldn't allow atmosphere either in or out. (Revisions)

The only survivors on the planet (or rather, their descendants) lived inside the dome, in a single town. The original survivors had made a deliberate decision to live a simpler life than they were used to, giving up most everyday technology in favor of clean air and drinkable water. They created the dome more than 400 years before SG-1 found it. (Revisions)

When the dome first went operational, everyone signed a contract establishing communal land ownership rights. There were more than 100,000 people living there. Some four hundred or so years later, the population had dwindled to just over 1,370, without anyone ever realizing that the population was shrinking. (On SG-1's second day in the dome, Daniel asked about the population size and Evalla replied " 1,373" , but at least one person had already died since their arrival with no one the wiser. The number could have been changing every hour, for all anyone knew.) (Revisions)

No one who lived inside the dome had knowingly ventured outside since it was built, although they monitored the level of toxicity. Their " memories" of the outside were of a city with tall buildings, made out of glass and steel no one had seen the shattered ruins that were all that remained. They hoped that one day the planet would become habitable again, and they could go out of the dome and reclaim it, but didn't expect it to happen in their lifetime. (Revisions)

The community had a strict zero-population growth culture each couple was allowed no more than two children. There was nothing stopping anyone from breaking the custom, but no one ever had. (Revisions)

The town was run by a council, originally made up of four people (three men and a woman, at the time SG-1 arrive). Because one of the councilors (the woman) was the one sent outside the dome to conserve dome resources (and was thus wiped from everyone's memory), the entire town's population was convinced that the council had always been made up solely of three people, and that a woman hadn't served on it in at least two years. (Revisions)

The dome was completely self-sufficient, generating enough food and water to handle everyone's needs. The energy to run the system came from geothermal vents located beneath the town. The control room that ran the system was underground, reachable by stairs, and monitored all systems, including atmospheric analysis, dome integrity, and power utilization. (Revisions)

It began to lose power about 200 years after its inception, when the geothermal vents that powered it began to cool. The computer handled it by steadily shrinking the dome to accommodate the lower power levels, and picking people (apparently at random) and manipulating their thoughts into walking out in the toxic atmosphere to die (and erasing all memory of them from the minds of all those that remained), thus reducing the drain on the dome's resources. By the time SG-1 arrived, some 200 years after this began, the dome was losing power at approximately 4% a day. (Revisions)

The natives named their stargate " the gate of Mahg Mar" when they discovered it 563 years before SG-1's arrival (circa 1440 by our calendar). It was believed to have been of ritual significance in the worship of the goddess Morrigan. It was taken from the ruins of Danaan and put on display in the national museum of history. (Revisions)

All the locals were connected to a central computer via " the link" , a direct neural interface with the databank (consisting of a small, vaguely rounded-boomerang-shaped piece of metal that self-attached to the wearer's left temple). (Revisions)

The databank contained all the knowledge of their civilization -- history, culture, science, etc. -- instantly available to anyone wearing a link. (Revisions)

Since the link had so much information, the natives had only a small book library left -- not particularly well maintained, with books just piled all over the place. It included legal documents from before the dome was established. (Revisions)

After Sam and the rest of SG-1 figured out that the computer was in its own way controlling the minds of the locals, they took steps to interfere, in order to save everyone's lives -- the dome was collapsing quickly, and the locals would have all been dead soon. They basically suborned Pallan (showed him proof of the computer's manipulation, and got him to reprogram it), who gained access to the computer's main program, and began rewriting it a bit, enough so that his people went with SG-1 and the backup SG team sent through the gate. They left the planet before the dome could collapse utterly. (Revisions)

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Known Dome-dwellers:

Evalla:

Married to Pallan. The two of them took in Sam and Daniel when SG-1 arrived, and sort of split them between them. Evalla took Daniel, showing him the library the next day and helping him to translate the books he found there. While they were working, the computer tapped her to be the next to die, and she just walked out and went through the dome, never even hearing Daniel calling after her. (Revisions)

Kendrick:

Nevin's father  -- a gardener. He was the first adult to greet SG-1, and brought them to meet the council. He offered to put up Jack and Teal'c for the night. After seeing Nevin's fascination with Jack, and enthusiasm for the idea of exploring, Kendrick asked Jack and Teal'c to take the two of them to Earth when they left -- he wanted his son to grow up with sky and clouds that weren't part of a computer-generated illusion. Before they could, the computer reworked his and Nevin's memories, so the idea of leaving was as unwelcome to them as to everyone else in the town. (Revisions)

Nevin:

A young boy, around 9  -- Kendrick's son. He was the first to discover SG-1 after they passed through the energy barrier, and led them to the local town (after trading the information for wearing Jack's hazmat suit). When he found out that Jack (and the others, but mostly Jack) had been to many worlds, he decided he wanted to be an explorer when he grew up. Although his father actually asked Jack and Teal'c to take the two of them through the gate when they left, the computer got there first, and reworked Nevin's thoughts so he was convinced he wanted to be a gardener when he grew up, like his father. (Revisions)

Pallan:

Married to Evalla. The two of them took in Sam and Daniel when SG-1 arrived, and sort of split them between them. Pallan took Sam along with him to work the next day he was one of the technicians who maintained the generators -- or so he believed. He never knew that the computer was almost constantly changing his memory, so that he never noticed how the readings were changing, or what danger the town was in. After the computer chose Evalla to walk outside to conserve resources for the rest, he forgot her completely when it reset everyone's memories so it was like she'd never existed. After Sam and Daniel convinced him that the computer had been manipulating his mind, he helped them by reprogramming it so everyone in the town would have a chance to escape through the stargate. (Revisions)

 

Edorans

General info

Planet: Edora. SGC designation P5C-768. (A Hundred Days)

" Fair day" was the standard parting (instead of goodbye). (A Hundred Days)

The planet travelled through an asteroid belt each year, causing a massive meteor shower, beginning on the same night every year. (A Hundred Days)

The locals called the meteor shower the " fire rain" . (A Hundred Days)

The display got more spectacular by the year the locals didn't realize that also meant it was getting more dangerous by the year. (A Hundred Days)

Although the fire rain hadn't struck the ground in living memory, there was a " tale of the ancestors" that long ago, on the second day of the fire rain, there was a distant thunder, and the horizon burned as though the sun never set. (A Hundred Days)

Daniel's examination of the geological evidence showed that meteors (containing naquadah) likely impacted the planet in significant numbers (or a single impact of significant size) roughly every 150 years the last one had been 150 years earlier. (A Hundred Days)

Sam's calculations showed that hundreds of car-sized asteroids were directly in the planet's path during the time the team was there. (A Hundred Days)

The population in the stargate's immediate vicinity appeared to be the only descendants of the people brought there by the Goa'uld thousands of years earlier. (A Hundred Days)

The culture appeared to be descended of northern Europeans of some sort, based on the architecture, thatching, and general clothing and appearance. (A Hundred Days)

The regular bombardments with meteors probably did a lot to keep the population's numbers down. (A Hundred Days)

At least some of " the ancestors" likely sheltered in a cave system near the village during one of the recent bombardments by meteors, allowing them to survive it. (A Hundred Days)

SG-1 arrived on the planet in 1999, when the fire rain had gotten dangerously close, and stayed for several days, becoming particularly friendly with a woman named Laira. They were working out a treaty between Earth and Edora. (A Hundred Days)

The trade treaty was largely because the Edoran soil was rich in naquadah (possibly from all the meteor strikes over the centuries). (A Hundred Days)

When the meteors began coming close enough to start hitting, SG-1 offered to evacuate the village. Despite initial resistance (based on the face that no one could remember the fire rain hitting the ground), most of the village (2/3) went for it when a meteor struck relatively close by, with a visible/audible explosion and some ground-shaking. (A Hundred Days)

Garan and Naytha retreated to the caves, believing they could shelter there Laira and Jack went after them and were trapped by the meteor strikes. (A Hundred Days)

The rest of the villagers hung on as best they could, although at least three families were killed when a meteor struck the house they were sheltering in. (A Hundred Days)

After three days of strikes, the villagers couldn't take anymore and tried to escape through the stargate (stone ring), but it had been completely buried, trapping them. (A Hundred Days)

With much-reduced numbers, they began to rebuild their lives, including Jack in the community. (A Hundred Days)

Sam believed that the molten naquadah of the meteor strike had hardened just above the event horizon of the active wormhole, forming a sort of iris -- allowing a wormhole to be established, but not allowing anything to pass through it and survive. (A Hundred Days)

She eventually got the idea to copy Sokar, and use a particle accelerator shot through an open wormhole to dig out some space in the naquadah shield, making enough room for a kawoosh to form and dig out an even bigger hole, making enough room for a person (Teal'c) to go through and finish the job by hand. (A Hundred Days)

The remaining villagers (including Jack) all pitched in to rebuild and bring in a good harvest good enough that they could manage to make a jug or two of moonshine (tolka) as well for a village-wide party. (A Hundred Days)

Jack had been accepted enough into the community that he was brought into a dance where he was blindfolded so the " ancestors" could dance him to the person they thought he should be betrothed to -- the villagers guided him to Laira, who didn't have any objections at all. (A Hundred Days)

When the SGC managed to reconnect with the Edoran stargate and dig an opening through with Jack and Garan's help, the Edorans who'd been trapped on Earth were reunited with their families still on Edora. (A Hundred Days)

Known Edorans:

Garan:

Laira's teenage son (15 or 16). (A Hundred Days)

He used to bring his girlfriend, Naytha, up to the local caves for privacy. (A Hundred Days)

When the meteors started getting close enough to hit, he and his girlfriend retreated to the caves, which Daniel had told them had once sheltered their ancestors during meteor strikes. (A Hundred Days)

After the barrage was over and the stargate was buried, leaving Jack trapped on Edora, Garan felt guilty about it, believing it was his fault Jack couldn't go home. (A Hundred Days)

When Laira told Jack that she'd heard a voice coming from his radio, Garan raced after him with a shovel to the stargate site, and dug with him when Teal'c told them he had little oxygen left. (A Hundred Days)

Laira:

A widow who befriended SG-1 when they visited her planet. (A Hundred Days)

When her husband died, she mourned him for 100 days -- never leaving her house, never speaking to anyone. After that, she began living again. (A Hundred Days)

When she was a child, her father told her the " fire rain" was the tears of their ancestors, longing to be reunited. (A Hundred Days)

She had a teenage son, Garan. (A Hundred Days)

She was clearly interested in/fond of Jack pretty much from the beginning, talking with him about the treaty between their worlds and other things while the rest of SG-1 did more wandering to find out what was going on. (A Hundred Days)

When SG-1 gathered the village to offer to evacuate them to the SGC because the meteors were about to start impacting the planet, she backed them, saying she would go because she trusted them. (A Hundred Days)

Garan retreated to the caves, so Laira and Jack went after him, only to all be trapped when a meteor struck the stargate. (A Hundred Days)

After the barrage of meteor strikes stopped and they discovered that the stargate was buried, Laira mourned her lost friends (who wouldn't be able to return home without the gate) and began to include Jack in the community, first by making him a part of her home, despite Paynan's objections and dislike. (A Hundred Days)

When a fairly depressed Jack told Laira that the gate may just be buried, clearly wanting to get to work digging it out, she interrupted him to fake-brightly point out that they had to rebuild before the harvest, and that there were fewer of them now. (A Hundred Days)

She waited roughly 100 days for Jack to finish mourning his lost life before she kissed him. (A Hundred Days)

Some time later (not the same night), after a very cheerful village-wide party, complete with moonshine, Laira told Jack she wanted him to give her a child. She'd waited until he had put as much of his old life behind him as possible. Jack told her there was part of him that would never be able to let go of his old life, but that was okay by her. (A Hundred Days)

The next day she put his SG things into a basket and went to toss it Jack objected briefly, but when she asked if it reminded him of home, agreed that she should get rid of it. (A Hundred Days)

She poked at the radio before tossing it, turning it on and hearing Sam saying " fifteen seconds till shutdown" and counting down by five-second increments. She didn't tell him about it right away, but couldn't keep it a secret, and eventually gave him the radio and told him she may have heard a voice coming from it. (A Hundred Days)

She'd only had the one night with him, but clearly hoped she'd gotten pregnant (when he left to go home, she was standing with her hands on her lower abdomen in a very " I'm pregnant" way). (A Hundred Days)

There's been no indication since that Jack has a child on Edora.

Naytha:

Garan's girlfriend. (A Hundred Days)

She went with him to the caves to try to wait out the meteor strikes like " the ancestors" , and wound up being trapped on the planet along with him, Laira, Jack, and the one-third of the villagers who had chosen to stay behind and take their chances. (A Hundred Days)

She survived, but believed she had lost her mother and father, who went through the stargate before it was buried. (A Hundred Days)

Paynan:

A fisherman, at least part of the time. (A Hundred Days)

While he wasn't overtly antagonistic to Jack the first time he met him, he was clearly suspicious of the idea of trading with Earth, saying " what we have, we need" . (A Hundred Days)

When Jack and SG-1 suggested that the villagers evacuate to be safe from the meteors, Paynan dug in his heels, telling the others that it was a trick to get them to give up their land. (A Hundred Days)

After the barrage of meteor strikes had stopped, Paynam (who had bandages wrapped around both hands, probably for burns) blamed Jack for the division of the village, and the small numbers of those that remained. He claimed that if Jack hadn't told the rest of the village to go through the stone ring (stargate), they'd all be together. He wasn't impressed when Jack told him that if he'd just listened in the first place and gone through the stargate, they wouldn't all be in such a precarious position now. (A Hundred Days)

After Jack had lived in the village for three months, Paynan invited him to supper in thanks for his help in rebuilding Paynan's home. (A Hundred Days)

They finally bonded over hangovers while chopping wood, after the night spent drinking tolka at the party. Paynan basically told Jack it had taken him long enough to figure out that Laira was a fine woman. (A Hundred Days)

Talmar:

His home was struck by one of the meteors, with three families inside. (A Hundred Days)

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Ellori's people

General info

Planet: local name unknown. SGC planet designation P4S-237 (Prophecy)

The people have an ancient prophecy that one day strangers would come through the chaapa'ai (stargate) to slay the gods and free their people. (Prophecy)

The people live in what appear to be at least semi-permanent tents (all black) around the entrance to the naquadah mine, and are very poor. (Prophecy)

Although Baal, their supposed god, hadn't shown his face in a hundred years or so, his " emissary" still arrived regularly to pick up the tribute -- Lord Mot (who in fact was stealing the tribute, which Baal had long forgotten about). (Prophecy)

Mot earned the enmity of the local village when, after a winter that had brought a terrible sickness (so that many of the villagers couldn't work, and thus there wasn't enough naquadah to meet the tribute), he chose ten of the sickest -- including the headman's son-in-law -- and executed them in front of the entire village. Most of the villagers wanted to be rid of him more than anything. (Prophecy)

The locals have a strong sedative -- kelmina root, which can knock someone out for hours, even a Jaffa. (Prophecy)

Known natives

Chazen:

Still believed that the Goa'uld were the rightful rulers of the planet. When he realized that Ellori was happily colluding with SG-1 and SG-15 to destroy Lord Mot and free the locals, he called Mot on a long-range communicator and got him to come a day early, before anyone was prepared. When SG-1 and SG-15 escaped, he took it upon himself to sound the alarm, inadvertently warning them that they were being pursued and giving them time to prepare for an attack. Mot was displeased -- he'd allowed the escape, hoping the Tau'ri would walk into the trap he had set by the stargate (and give him access to the SGC by having first opened the gate and sent the IDC). Mot ribboned Chazen nearly to death for upsetting his plans only Natania's interference (she shot Mot) saved Chazen. (Prophecy)

Ellori:

Local headman, to all appearances. Father of Natania. He started dropping hints as early as possible about wanting SG-1 to free his people from Lord Mot after a while, they stopped being hints. He had a personal reason for wanting Mot dead or gone: the previous year, after a bad, illness-stricken winter for the village in which they couldn't mine enough naquadah to meet the tribute, Mot took ten of the sickest -- including Ellori's son-in-law -- and executed them in front of the entire village. When Mot arrived a day early to put down the signs of local rebellion, he held Ellori in the village, to make an example of him. (Prophecy)

Natania:

Ellori's daughter. Widowed after Mot took her husband as one of the ten sickest villagers and executed them all as punishment to the village for not having mined enough naquadah, after a winter filled with terrible sickness. She was completely in sympathy with her father's plans to rid the village of Mot's rule. After Chazen captured SG-1 and SG-15 for Mot, she drugged the guards and freed both teams, leading them back to the stargate when Jack told her they couldn't rescue her captured father without reinforcements. While they were off battling a Jaffa ambush, Natania took matters into her own hands: she shot Mot twice with a Tau'ri pistol, killing him (and saving Chazen's life -- Mot had been ribboning him to death at the time). Strong, smart, practical, capable woman. (Prophecy)

Sendear:

One of Chazen's followers he was sent to check on the prisoners after Chazen heard Hammond warning them about a trap on their captured radios. (Prophecy)

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Eurondans

General info

The Eurondans knew that they had once come from Earth after they dug up their stargate and deciphered some ancient writings. No idea how long they've been free of Goa'uld rule, but long enough to develop more than one society and a whole lotta tech. (The Other Side)

Breeders:

What the genetically " pure" Eurondans called the people who preferred to have babies the old-fashioned random way (more politely called the Enemy). They co-existed for centuries before the Eurondans made a pre-emptive strike and poisoned the entire planet's surface via gas pipes from beneath the surface. The Eurondans retreated underground to continue the fight and to wait for all the Breeders to die off, so they could reclaim the world for themselves. (The Other Side)

To save on resources, thousands of Eurondans were put into stasis, leaving only a relative handful awake to fight the war. (The Other Side)

Technologically, slightly ahead of Earth, but not by far -- maybe 50-100 years. Eurondan tech includes medicine, cold fusion reactors, defense field generators, and remote weapons systems. (The Other Side)

Medicine includes beta cantin, a powerful drug that can heal almost anything (including a concussion) almost instantly. (The Other Side)

Remote weapons system is aeronautical: piloting of drone ships via a direct neural interface, while the pilot remains safely underground. Very cool, but prolonged exposure to the neural interface can be damaging (pilots turn into near-total vegetables who can do nothing but pilot these drones) (The Other Side)

Tried to make a deal with Earth, trading any and all tech they had for as much heavy water as Earth could provide they needed heavy water to power their cold-fusion reactors.

Very probably all dead, with Breeders having taken over the world. After Jack and SG-1 realized that these were genetic purists who were committing genocide to ensure their purity, they turned on the Eurondans. Jack sabotaged their defense systems to allow the Breeders through, and SG-1 abandoned the world just ahead of a probably fatal Breeder attack, refusing to allow Alar to follow them (no other Eurondan was close enough to try). (The Other Side)

Known Eurondans

Alar:

Leader of the Eurondans. His father helped start the civil war that had driven all the Eurondans underground and poisoned the planet's surface. He tried to create an alliance with the SGC, trading advanced tech for support in his war (in the form of heavy water, needed to power Eurondan cold-fusion generators), and nearly succeeded. When he failed, he failed spectacularly, and died along with all of his people.

Farrell:

Second in command.

Ollan:

Pilot who spent too long in the neural interface, and had turned into a near-vegetable.

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Golap

Nothing known about them, not even if they're a human race or not, or if this is the correct race name. One of the applicants Mitchell interviewed for SG-1 was fluent in Golap. (Avalon part 1)

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Hankans

General info

Planet: Hanka. SGC designation: PX8-987 (Singularity)

People are baseline human, living in a fairly small community (roughly 1,400 people). No word about any other people living on the planet. (Singularity)

SG-1 was the contact team that discovered Hanka, and realized that the planet was due very shortly for a total eclipse, which would allow the nearby (astronomically speaking) singularity to be photographed -- a chance too good to pass up. The locals told Daniel that according to their mythology, " With the darkness will come the apocalypse," and they feared witnessing the eclipse of their sun, but SG-1 reassured them that it was just an eclipse, and there was nothing to worry about. (Singularity)

The locals were friendly and willing to let the SGC set up an observatory and station a team there to monitor the telescope to see the local (in astronomical terms) singularity (black hole) that was forming. (Singularity)

Three months after discovering Hanka, when SG-1 returned to check on SG-7's progress the day before the eclipse, the Hankans and SG-7 were all newly dead (with the exception of Cassandra) -- 1,432 bodies confirmed. Nirrti had released a fast-acting infectious bacterial agent into the soil and water. (Singularity)

Known Hankans

Cassandra:

Young girl. (Singularity)

The only survivor of the infection Nirrti released among the population -- she watched her parents die in front of her. Unbeknownst to her, she was left alive as a sort of Trojan Horse, with naquadah in her bloodstream that would come together to form a bomb after being triggered by the stargate. SG-1 rescued her and brought her back to Earth, where she nearly destroyed the SGC. After they found and managed to disable the bomb by getting her far enough away from the stargate during the critical period right before it exploded, she settled in to life as Janet Fraiser's daughter. (Singularity)

See Cassie for more details.

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Hebridans

General info

Home planet is Hebridan. (Forsaken)

The culture is a combination of Human and Serrakin, and is truly mixed, including inter-species marriage and breeding. (Forsaken, Space Race) (nb: the listing here covers both human and mixed for pure Serrakin, see the Misc. Aliens page.)

The news/sports announcer says that " Major Samantha Carter's participation will mark the first inclusion of an alien in Loop history." -- clearly, both human and Serrakin Hebridans are considered Hebridans first. (Space Race)

The human half of the culture is apparently descended of ancient Celts. (Forsaken)

Their world has no stargate they achieved interstellar travel with ships, and thanks to an alien race -- the Serrakin -- that joined forces and cultures with them to help them advance. (Forsaken)

Gambling was perfectly legal, with betting kiosks scattered around. (Space Race)

" Eat greeven" is an insult. (Space Race)

The Loop of Kon Garat:

An annual space race sponsored by Tech Con Group (the largest corporation on the planet), which awards a lucrative contract to the winner. The theory is that it's the best way to find the most qualified pilot with the best ship. (Space Race)

The race has resulted in deaths in the past. (Space Race)

The race is open to anyone who wants to enter. (Space Race)

The rules are simple: the winner must arrive first, and intact. (Space Race)

No smaller prizes are awarded winner takes all. (Space Race)

The Loop is a course that consists of four distinct stages: defense, navigation, maneuverability, and speed. (Space Race)

Defense: Tested each ship's defense capabilities as it flew through a field of armed drones attacking it. Both shields and apparently weapons (to destroy the drones) are acceptable methods of passing through. If a ship becomes disabled, the drones stop firing on it. (Space Race)

Navigation: The ships must fly trough the coronasphere of the local sun, which disrupts communications and navigation equipment. (Space Race)

Maneuverability: Flying through an asteroid field. (Space Race)

Speed: A looping run for the finish line. (Space Race)

At the starting line, the competing ships line up in space (along a single [horizontal] plane) behind a temporary force field waiting for the start signal. (Space Race)

In 2003, the 59th race was run for the first time, an offworld alien participated, as Sam signed on as Warrick's co-pilot on the Seberus. The prize for this Loop was a contract for deep space exploration. Ten ships competed in the race. (Space Race)

After the first phase, one ship was out (Shibo's Tritan). Muirios had the lead, followed by La'el Montrose and Golon Jarlath. (Space Race)

Ships began dropping out or falling behind because of sabotage. (Space Race)

The Seberus lost its primary engines while flying through the local sun's coronasphere if it weren't for the naquadah generator, which allowed them to bypass the damaged power converter and supply power directly to the engines, Sam and Warrick would have died as a result of being pulled straight into the sun. (Space Race)

The Oran lost almost all of its oxygen Jarlath would have died if Warrick and Sam hadn't been behind him and willing to stop to pick him up. (Space Race)

After stage two (navigation), only six ships remained out of the original ten, with the Seberus in last place. (Space Race)

After stage three (maneuverability), the Seberus had regained almost all the ground it had lost, but was forced to drop out of the race after Muirios complained about it to Del Tynan, who called Warrick and Sam to tell them he had Eamon and Teal'c hostage. (Space Race)

During stage four (speed), La'el Montrose took advantage of the few seconds that Warrick, Sam, and Jarlath bought by jamming Muirios's instruments after Eamon and Teal'c were freed, and won the race. (Space Race)

Tech Con Group:

The largest corporation on Hebridan. Motto: " Tech Con Group -- People and progress, working in total harmony." (Space Race)

Miles Hagan was its president. (Space Race)

Del Tynan was Eamon's supervisor. He had been passed over for advancement three times he believed it was because he was a human in a Serrakin-dominated culture, but in reality it was because he was under investigation for corruption. The investigators couldn't prove anything until he made a deal with the pilot Muirios and tried to rig the Loop of Kon Garat. (Space Race)

Tech con had gaming/gambling kiosks in urban centers everywhere, to facilitate betting on the Loop of Kon Garat. (Space Race)

The company philosophy encourages mutual trust no one locks their office doors. (Space Race)

Relations with Earth:

Diplomatic channels with Earth were open, but progress in developing relations was slow. (Space Race)

During the diplomatic visit Warrick had arranged for SG-1, Jack and Daniel managed to negotiate a deal whereby Earth would help bring a stargate to Hebridan, and in return would be given an ion drive to study. (Space Race)

Known Hebridans

Athea:

Wife of Warrick, a Serrakin member of the Hebridan culture. (Forsaken) When she thought Warrick was dead, she remarried and had children. (Space Race)

Coyle Boron:

A two-time winner of the Loop of Kon Garat. Before the 59th Loop began, he picked Muirios to be the winner. Mixed Serrakin/Human ancestry. (Space Race)

Aden Corso:

(" Aden" after his uncle Aden who died swimming drunk across a river on a dare." Corso" means " smells like a dead bird" in ancient Hebridian.)   (Forsaken)

" Captain" of a group of escaped prisoners. Their ship (the Seberus) had been forced to land after being caught in an asteroid storm while transporting three prisoners to a prison colony, and the captain, Warrick, had been forced to free the prisoners from stasis to keep them from dying. They had overpowered six of their eight guards and killed them (the other two were off looking for food), taking control of the ship and its defenses. (Forsaken)

They were busy still trying to find and kill their remaining two guards when SG-1 found them three years later. The three prisoners concocted a tale of being attacked by " aliens" , hoping to enlist SG-1's help in killing Warrick and his first officer.   (Forsaken)

He managed to sound credibly like the ship's captain at first, conning SG-1 into helping him and his people. He claimed that the " aliens" (his original captors) had killed five of his crew since the crash, skinning them and hanging the bodies in the trees. He spent a lot of time alone with Sam while she worked on repairing the Seberus's engines, flirting with her for most of it.   (Forsaken)

He almost lost control of his con when it became clear that Sam had indeed repaired the ship's power supply -- he began accusing her of helping them for no other reason than to gain access to the Hebridans's technology. He kept trying, though -- a while later, when Sam had discovered that the Seberus had been a prison transport, Corso spun a tale of how he'd allowed the prisoners to escape during the storm, when life support when out in the cells. He claimed that the " aliens" who had been attacking them on the planet were prisoners of war. (Forsaken)

Eamon Finn:

See Eamon Finn. (Space Race)

Warrick Finn:

See Warrick Finn. (Space Race)

Ardal Hadraig:

Sports or news announcer for TCNN, a Hebridan " television" network. (Space Race)

Miles Hagan:

President of Tech Con Group -- mixed Serrakin and Human ancestry. (Space Race)

Golon Jarlath:

Captain of the Oran, and one of the pilots racing in the 59th Loop of Kon Garat.   (Space Race)

He was once caught running illegal weapons to the outer mining colonies  -- Warrick had thought him in prison. There was no love lost between the two, with a fair amount of personal sniping back and forth whenever they came into contact.   (Space Race)

His ship lost oxygen during the race, and he was going to die, but idiotically decided that would be better than accepting help from anyone, particularly Warrick and the Seberus. He got very pissy when Warrick and Sam ignored him and saved his life anyway. He spent most of the rest of the trip telling them that they were insane to keep trying to win, then eventually helped by rigging the communications system through the naquadah generator, so he could send a directed communications blast at Muirios's ship to temporarily disable its command controls. (Space Race)

La'el Montrose:

She was an independent cargo runner from the parallel colonies, with a very fast ship she raced in the 59th Loop of Kon Garat. Despite Del Tynan's sabotage, she stayed in the race, finally winning it when Jarlath managed to disable Muirios's ship temporarily near the finish line. (Space Race)

Muirios:

One of the racers in the 59th Loop of Kon Garat his piloting skills were legendary. He was flying a crooked race, aware that Del Tynan had both outfitted Muirios's own ship with experimental Tech Con boosters not available to any other pilots, and sabotaged the other ships as added insurance that Muirios would win. (Space Race)

Lyle Pender:

" Navigator" among a group of escaped prisoners. Their ship (the Seberus) had been forced to land after being caught in an asteroid storm while transporting three prisoners to a prison colony, and the captain, Warrick, had been forced to free the prisoners from stasis to keep them from dying. They had overpowered six of their eight guards and killed them (the other two were off looking for food), taking control of the ship and its defenses. They were busy still trying to find and kill their remaining two guards when SG-1 found them three years later. The three prisoners concocted a tale of being attacked by " aliens" , hoping to enlist SG-1's help in killing Warrick and his first officer. He killed an " alien" (actually, one of his guards) that Jack had shot and wounded, in hopes of getting information from him later. He was the least successful at acting like respectable ship's crew  -- his determination to kill the " aliens" was too blatant. (Forsaken)

Tanis Reynard:

" First officer" among a group of escaped prisoners. Their ship (the Seberus) had been forced to land after being caught in an asteroid storm while transporting three prisoners to a prison colony, and the captain, Warrick, had been forced to free the prisoners from stasis to keep them from dying. They had overpowered six of their eight guards and killed them (the other two were off looking for food), taking control of the ship and its defenses. They were busy still trying to find and kill their remaining two guards when SG-1 found them three years later. The three prisoners concocted a tale of being attacked by " aliens" , hoping to enlist SG-1's help in killing Warrick and his first officer. According to Corso, Reynard didn't like men nevertheless, when Jonas took her back to the SGC for medical treatment after she was injured during a battle, she did her best to seduce him into giving her access to the SGC's computers. (Forsaken)

Shibo:

Captain of the Tritan (Space Race)

He was one of the racers in the 59th Loop of Kon Garat. His ship got disabled during the first phase, when it failed to defend adequately against the drones firing on it. He had to drop out of the race. (Space Race)

Taupen:

A parts supplier for space ships, who sold Warrick a reconditioned long-range scanner unit when Warrick's credit was too overdrawn to get him a new one. (Space Race)

Del Tynan:

Eamon's supervisor at Tech Con Group. He had been passed over for advancement in the company three times. He was a racist who believed that the Serrakin were steadily undermining " pure-blood" humans, and who intended to dominate the planet just as the Goa'uld had done long ago. He was convinced that he had been passed over for promotion because he was human, and it made him angry enough to want to do something about it. He planned to sabotage the Loop of Kon Garat to ensure that a full human won it, and had schematics of every ship in the race to make it easier, so he could sabotage each one differently. He also outfitted " his" pilot's ship (Muirios) with experimental Tech Con boosters that no private sector pilot should have been able to lay hands on. Tynan definitely sabotaged the Seberus himself, and possibly all the others as well, rather than sending a flunky to do it. When Warrick and Sam managed to repair the Seberus and make up most of their lost ground, Tynan resorted to blackmail he called them and told them that he had Eamon and Teal'c as hostages (which he did), and demanded that they drop out of the race. As it turns out, he was passed over for advancement because he had been under investigation for corruption for more than a year. (Space Race)

Technology

Ships capable of interstellar flight. (Forsaken)

Equipped with sonic defenses, clearly meant for use on planets. It emits a deafening noise in a bandwidth that affects the alien half of the culture more strongly than the human half (although humans are also definitely affected). (Forsaken)

Engines far more advanced than anything anyone on Earth could build. They use liquid nitrogen to fuel an ion propulsion system. (Forsaken)

Photographic technology very similar to ours. (Forsaken)

Lots of air traffic, both small craft and things that look like airborne trains. (Space Race)

Television or some other audio/visual broadcast technology huge floating screens that carry it (which make no sense, since one of the ones that's visible appears to be pointing at empty space over water a second appears to be between two buildings in the nearby city, which makes more sense.). Commercials are run during the regular programming, at least during news/sports broadcasts, as the announcer makes pitches for products and companies. (Space Race)

Power sources to rival naquadah generators -- but too expensive for the average pilot to get hold of. (Space Race)

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Latonans

General info

Planet: Latona. SGC designation unknown.

Peaceful, nonconfrontational race. Their society has regressed technologically no one remembers how anything works anymore, content as long as it still works. They're dependent for their defense upon a weapon built by their ancestors. (The Sentinel)

The people of Latona ignored the Jaffa-imposed curfew and otherwise didn't prepare for Svarog's arrival, because they didn't understand that they were being conquered -- they have no real concept of true conflict on that scale. They have no wish to serve anyone, and didn't understand why the Jaffa and Svarog didn't just go away after being told that. (The Sentinel)

They are possibly related to the people of P2A-463 -- they share a similar written language. (The Sentinel)

" Led" (there doesn't seem to be much of a leadership structure) by Marul. (The Sentinel)

The Sentinel:

Built three hundred years ago by the Latonans's ancestors as a defense for the entire planet. It was created to free the people to pursue matters of the mind and spirit, without fear of invasion, war, or conquest. The people know that it's protecting them as long as a particular flame burns in the city. When an enemy ship appears, it gets " sent away" in a flash of bright light. The Goa'uld (or anyone else, for that matter) have never successfully invaded Latona since it was built. (The Sentinel)

Protected by a force field, supposedly impenetrable. The original NID team that discovered it got through in 48 hours when they returned with SG-1, they were through in a short time with Daniel's help. The patterns -- over a hundred of them -- in the mechanisms generating the force field change randomly, and the code that opens the force field changes constantly, relative to the harmonics of the notes in each pattern. To crack the code, you have to listen for the mathematical progression of the harmonic in each given pattern relative to its spectral equivalent. (The Sentinel)

Its caretaker is a human, somehow bound to it. Works in tandem with the Sentinel, giving the weapon purpose and direction (without the caretaker, the weapon won't fire). He wears a band around his wrist (deadman switch) -- as soon as the caretaker dies, the people in the city know because the flame goes out. The caretaker is the only person allowed to see the Sentinel. (The Sentinel)

Its condition is known by a flame in Marul's office -- as long as the flame burns, the Sentinel is looking after the planet, and is in turn being looked after. The flame can be fooled, though after Colonel Grieves killed the caretaker, Lieutenant Kershaw rigged a device that would convince the monitor he'd been wearing that he was still alive, so the flame never went out and Marul never knew that the planet was now unprotected. (The Sentinel)

Known Latonans:

Marul:

The Latonans's leader. An inoffensive, seemingly ineffective man who nonetheless holds firm to his people's principles and laws. It might just be that he didn't understand what he was doing, but he stood up to a Jaffa commander who was trying to intimidate the Latonan people. He also called Jack on a few pertinent points -- like why should he believe Jack, if Jack admits that other Earth people have been lying to him. (The Sentinel)

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Ma'chello's people

General info

Planet: P3W-924 (Holiday)

Opposed to the Goa'uld. (Holiday)

Two billion people died rather than surrender Ma'chello to the Goa'uld. (Holiday)

Known natives:

Ma'chello:

Very old -- older than Teal'c. He was a fugitive from the System Lords, and had been since before Teal'c was born (ca. 1899). (Holiday)

He fought the Goa'uld for fifty years before his wife, who had been turned into a host without him realizing it, betrayed him to the System Lords. (Holiday)

He was developing/had developed advanced technology to fight the Goa'uld. He was successful enough that the System Lords marked him down as a host after they captured and tortured him, so his knowledge wouldn't be lost. Before he could be implanted, he killed several Jaffa and escaped. (Holiday)

After his escape he continued to fight the System Lords, and believed that he had kept several from attacking and destroying Earth. (Holiday)

When SG-1 discovered his world and him, he saw a chance to hide his face for good, and switched bodies with Daniel. He truly believed that he was owed a body by someone, after fighting so long against the Goa'uld. (Holiday)

He died of pulmonary failure (probably -- he'd been suffering pulmonary damage) after a bout of body-switching. (Holiday)

He kept a database of all his inventions, written in a code he developed himself. The code used Latin and Greek alphabets (similar to Ma'chello's native language) to form the words, but the language itself was completely original, with no clear sentence structure to analyze. He designed it specifically to keep his knowledge from falling into enemy hands. (Holiday)

Everything from his lab was carted back to Area 51 and cataloged. (Legacy)

Technology

Body-swapping machine

Two people stand across from each other and touch the handles of the machine, and their neural patterns switch places. The touch doesn't have to be direct Jack and Teal'c swapped despite protective gear and having slid carrying handles onto the machine's handles to ensure they wouldn't be touching it directly. The device retains the memory of every transference, to keep a reversal from occurring. (Holiday)

Goa'uld-killing bugs:

Implanted in a non-Goa'ulded person, the bugs create side effects that mimic the symptoms of schizophrenia. (Legacy) -- Ma'chello left a page-turning device laden with ten little bugs in a meeting chamber used by the Linvris as a sort of land mine, just waiting for the Linvris to arrive and be trapped and killed by them. (Legacy)

The PTD stays inactive until someone uses it on a table to " turn a page" . (Legacy)

The programmed voice (technological or organic recording) was a " smart" recording of some sort, able to adjust itself to circumstances.

When the bug left Daniel and entered Teal'c, Ma'chello's voice said " You have delivered me to the vile Goa'uld so that I may destroy him." (Legacy)

When her bugs left Sam, she heard Ma'chello's voice say that her Goa'uld captor is dead. (Legacy)

When their job is complete, they wiggle out the ear canal and die. (Legacy)

Life support system: a device he could recline in, which hooked him up to various things and kept him alive. Presumably the reason why he'd lived so long. (Holiday)

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Madronans

General info

Planet: Madrona. SGC-designation PX7-941 (Touchstone)

Madrona(s) is roughly 14,000 light years away from either Earth or Langara (not clear which). (Fallout)

The planet was terraformed about 900 years ago, by an unknown race, and is now populated by the human Madronans. (Touchstone)

The Madronans don't know how to use the stargate, and are not technologically advanced. The local guards use stone-tipped spears and bows and arrows. (Touchstone)

Touchstone

The Madronans have a device that allows them to call up whatever weather they want: the Touchstone. (Touchstone)

The Touchstone was likely made by the alien race that terraformed the planet. The high priest turns a series of calibrated rings, which seem to determine meteorological conditions across the entire planet. (Touchstone)

It maintains the weather on the planet removing it causes massive meteorological upheavals. (Touchstone)

It was kept in the lower (right) hand of the statue of a woman reaching her left hand up to the sky, on a dais in what appeared to be a torchlit temple, with many mullioned windows with yellow-gold frosted-looking glass, and either an inlaid or a carefully painted floor. (Touchstone)

The local style of dress feels very pre-Columbian Central American -- grass and feather headdresses, kilts, grass arm- and leg-bands, etc. (Touchstone)

Physical disability wasn't enough to keep people from positions of power the apparent high priest, Roham, was blind. (Touchstone)

When Langara was in imminent danger of being destroyed by a naquadria explosion near the planet's core, the SGC suggested Madrona(s) as an evacuation possibility to take thousands of their people, presumably with the Madronans' full agreement. (Fallout)

Known Madronans:

La-Moor:

Local princess, who also seemed to be the liaison between her uncle -- local leader -- and SG-1. (Touchstone)

Roham:

Probably the high priest, and part of, or at least related to, the royal family. Daniel never accorded him a title, but addressed his niece as " Princess La-Moor" . He was blind, but still capable of leading his people. (Touchstone)

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Medieval Christians

General info

(I know, this is a terrible name for them. But it's the best I can do, since they never gave us a clue during the episode.)

Planet: unknown. Sam believed its coordinates to be years away from any Goa'uld homeworlds by ship, even fast ships. (Demons)

The villagers' ancestors were probably taken from England roughly a thousand years ago -- definitely pre-Chaucer (who lived in the late 1300s). (Demons)

They call the stargate the Circle of Darkness, because only demons ever come through it. They were all forbidden to so much as look upon it. (Demons)

Sokar, playing Satan for these people, sent one of his underlings (a Goa'ulded Unas) to the village regularly for " sacrifices" -- people whom he would use as hosts (presumably that's Sam's guess). If the village failed to provide sufficient sacrifices, the Unas would take even more in retribution. (Demons)

" Possessed" (sick) people who weren't given over to sacrifice had to be cleansed through trepanning -- drilling a hole in the head to let the evil spirits escape, thus saving the person's soul (although not necessarily doing them any favors physically, in the hands of an unskilled trepanner). (Demons)

The village was ruled by a " canon" , its spiritual leader. For generations, the village canon had a Goa'uld weapon -- a ring that could draw (and direct) lightning from the sky (or possibly a huge zat blast, from a geosynchronous platform in orbit). The ring was handed down from one canon to the next. Each canon had the responsibility of judging whose souls were already possessed by evil, making them suitable for sacrifice. (Demons)

There was at least some literacy one older man was reading a book at one point, and there was at least one other book lying about. (Demons)

Known Medieval Christians

Canon:

Actual name unknown. (Demons)

He was well-fed and well-dressed, surrounded by sycophants and followers (and young women kissing his hand in greeting and serving him wine), and also had possession of the village canon's traditional ring. (Demons)

He was in total control of the village, because he controlled who got chosen for sacrifice no one wanted to cross him. (Demons)

He seemed to be convinced that SG-1 were inherently evil, or at least unclean, for having come through the Circle of Darkness he called down lightning upon them, knocking them out, and tossed them in a holding cell. (Demons)

He thought Teal'c's tattoo was a mark of the devil, and put him to the tests of witchcraft: testing the mark for pain sensitivity (it had none, confirming for the canon that it was a mark of the devil) then, after that first proof, putting him to the water test by weighting him down and tossing him in a lake. (Demons)

When Teal'c (apparently) drowned, the canon declared his soul to be clean, and offered to give him a Christian burial. He told the others they were free to go, so long as they stayed in chains until they got back to the Circle of Darkness and returned whence they came, and never came back. When Teal'c revived from his apparent death, the canon changed his mind, insisting that this was proof they were all evil. (Demons)

He chose the four of them to be the sacrifices, and added Mary (presumably to punish Simon for daring to question/doubt him, regarding SG-1). (Demons)

When Simon approached him again, clearly ready to ask more questions/favors about the release of the sacrifices, the canon flat-out told him that he'd be unable to " defend" him when the next sacrifice was called if he didn't knock it off (although not in those exact words). (Demons)

After Simon stole Teal'c's staff weapon and went to help the others, the canon followed, eventually catching up and demanding to know what Simon thought he was doing -- just as the Unas Simon had injured caught up to him. (Demons)

Simon was knocked unconscious, and the canon was infested with the Goa'uld, who left the dying Unas body behind. Sam detected the Goa'uld's presence and told Jack, who shot the canon and killed him. (Demons)

Mary:

In Simon's care possibly his wife, but it's never made clear). (Demons)

She was ill with chicken pox, which marked her as being possessed by evil spirits and thus suitable for sacrifice to Sokar. (Demons)

Her parents had been sacrificed a year earlier they asked Simon to take care of her. (Demons)

Simon preferred to risk trepanning, to save her from the sacrifice. She was scared, but understood. Just as he was about to, Daniel showed up and offered to take both him and Mary back to Earth, where there were no demons. Before they could leave, Teal'c revived from his apparent death, and the canon went back to calling them all evil. (Demons)

He chose SG-1 and Mary to be the five sacrifices demanded by the Unas. (Demons)

She willingly helped with their escape when Jack spotted an opportunity. (Demons)

After everything was taken care of, she and Simon promised to bury the gate as soon as SG-1 left, and stop the sacrifices. (Demons)

Simon:

A very brave man, and very devoted to a woman named Mary (possibly his wife, but it's never made clear). (Demons)He thought SG-1 were demons come to kill her, and dared face them down holding up a cross, begging them not to hurt her. He had prayed his whole life that God would deliver the village from the evil of the sacrifices to Satan (Sokar), and when SG-1 explained to him that the Unas was a creature, not a demon, and that they'd killed one before, he decided they were the answer to those prayers. He stuck by them during Teal'c's " trial" , although there wasn't much he could do to help. (Demons)

Afterward, he asked dispensation from the canon for the other three to be freed (relatively -- they were still in chains, but not in a cage), and again asked them to help. If they didn't, his other choice was to go through with trepanning for Mary, in an attempt to cleanse her soul before the canon chose who would be sacrificed he believed it would be better for her to die in the village as a result than at the hands of the devil himself. He agreed not to (just in the nick of time) when Daniel showed up and offered to take both him and Mary back to Earth, where there were no demons. Before they could leave, Teal'c revived, causing the canon to declare all of SG-1 to be evil after all, and to be chosen as sacrifices, along with Mary. (Demons)

After SG-1 and Mary were chosen to be sacrifices after all, Simon was basically told flat-out by the canon that he'd be the next chosen for sacrifice if he kept questioning the canon. He didn't ask any questions -- he found Teal'c's staff weapon, and went looking for the others to rescue them.

He shot the Unas three times (once at point-blank range), but it wasn't enough to kill him, and the Unas heaved him aside. Simon ran, and then tried to protect the canon, who had caught up and was yelling at him for trying to help SG-1. (Demons)

Simon was knocked unconscious, and the canon was infested with the Goa'uld, who left the Unas body to die. (Demons)

After Jack shot the Goa'ulded canon, Simon recited the prayer for suffering souls over him. He and Mary promised to bury the gate as soon as SG-1 left, and stop the sacrifices. (Demons)

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Nasyans

General info

Planet is Nasya -- SGC designation unknown. (In the Line of Duty)

Nasya had been free of Goa'uld attack for three centuries. After Jolinar fled to their planet, Cronus sent an ashrak to hunt her down, and sent an attack force as well. The SGC had two teams on the planet at the time -- SG-1 and SG-6 -- there to set up a research outpost. (In the Line of Duty)

The SGC managed to rescue 237 people from the attack, but some were critically injured/burned. Those were transferred to the Air Force Academy hospital. (In the Line of Duty)

The Naysans were relocated to another world -- not sure which one. (In the Line of Duty)

Known Nasyans

Talia

Wife to the man Jolinar originally inhabited when she fled to Nasya to hide. Talia survived the attack on Nasya and was brought through to the SGC, and to the USAF Academy Hospital for treatment. (In the Line of Duty)

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Nomads

General info

Planet name and SGC designation unknown. Race name unknown. (Fallen)

They were a tribe/clan/group of nomads who apparently wandered through the stargate system. (Fallen)

They called the stargate a chaapa'ai, so at some point they had had contact with the Goa'uld or at least Jaffa -- they also immediately recognized Teal'c as Jaffa. (Fallen)

Their clothing consisted mainly of desert-robe-style things, in shades of blue and grey. (Fallen)

Three of the tribesmen discovered Daniel just as he was returned to human form.  They named him " Arrom" (naked one) when he couldn't tell them his name. " Two moons" later, SGC teams (at least three, including SG-1, SG-3, and SG-5) arrived on the planet looking for the Ancients' " Lost City" , and found the nomads and " Arrom" . (Fallen)

The tribe was relocated to another (unknown) world so that the SGC could set up their planet as a trap against Anubis. (Fallen)

Known Nomads:

Shamda:

Tribal elder and storyteller. He had a story for any occasion, and was more than happy to tell them to anyone who'd stand still (or walk with him) long enough for him to start in. He used them to teach the younger nomads moral lessons. (Fallen)

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Orbanians

General info

Planet: Orban. SGC designation unknown.

Their stargate is painted a reddish color, unlike any other. (Learning Curve)

The floor surrounding the DHD was at one point covered in a mosaic that included images of Goa'uld symbiotes. (Learning Curve)

Originally seemed to be at least connected to, if not descended from, Aztecs. (Learning Curve)

Daniel found at least one artifact with the image of Chalchiutlicue, the Aztec goddess of water. (Learning Curve)

After further study/discovery, Daniel theorized that the Orbanians were in fact descended from the residents of Teotihuacan, a Mesoamerican city that flourished for nearly a thousand years as a religious and economic center before suffering an upheaval around 750 AD. The people of Teotihuacan pre-dated the Aztec (and the Mayans). (Learning Curve)

Their buildings included very modern-looking high-rises and a replica of the Teotihuacan Pyramid of the Sun. (Learning Curve)

The greeting gesture used is to hold both arms up, bent at the elbow and palms facing inward, then draw the arms together across the body until the hands touch, and pull the hands in to touch the forehead as the Orbanian bows slightly. (Learning Curve)

Thanks largely to the Urrone, the Orbanians were advancing incredibly quickly, achieving in a few decades what it took humans more than a century to accomplish. They haven't managed to achieve Goa'uld-level technology, but they're heading in that direction. (Learning Curve)

The Urrone aren't the only researchers -- other researchers use the nanites given to them by the Urrone children to advance their own research. Those looking into naquadah reactors had been waiting 10 years for the knowledge of Merrin's studies -- without her Averium, they would have had to wait another 12 years. (Learning Curve)

The Orbanians, through Kalan, struck a deal to exchange information with the SGC. Orban would supply a naquadah reactor for Sam to study on Earth, while the SGC would send Teal'c to explain everything he knew about the Goa'uld. (Learning Curve)

Both Kalan and Merrin (the Urrone expert in naquadah reactors) believed that simply handing over the reactor would be sufficient to fulfill their part of the bargain, and they intended to return home immediately after delivering it. Both were startled that Sam would require teaching. Merrin stayed to do the teaching. (Learning Curve)

Urrone:

A particular class of children, chosen at birth to be the means through which the population acquires new knowledge. Each child is injected with millions of nanites -- called nanoprocessors on Orban -- in infancy, before the neural pathways are set. Each child is set on a particular course of study, to become an expert in that subject. They require little sleep, and apparently do nothing but study. At puberty (roughly -- it's not clear whether it's puberty per se, or the child's 12th birthday), the child reaches the " time of Averium" and his or her nanites are harvested and distributed to the rest of the population, who then have all the knowledge the child acquired. The Urrone child is simple-minded (and pre-verbal) after that, since the nanites effectively took the place of their own synapses, which thus never developed. (Learning Curve)

The nanites used in Urrone children were developed in an Orbanian laboratory 49 years earlier. (Learning Curve)

Urrone nanites have no effect on the aging process, and don't leave the brain unless they malfunction, in which case they disconnect from the brain and are absorbed into the bloodstream, where they're inactive and harmless. They basically just act as extra synapses, to rapidly accelerate the learning process. (Learning Curve)

When he was first dealing with them, Daniel believed the Urrone to be simple apprentices. (Learning Curve)

Urrone children wear white clothes -- pants with legs that come just below the knee and a long-sleeved tunic-y shirt, both pretty form-fitting. The tunics are thicker than the pants, and are patterned (white on white), not plain. The Urrone also wear a cloth headwrap with a trailing end that goes down their backs, and white ankle-high shoes. (Learning Curve)

Averium:

The ceremony in which an Urrone's nanites are removed and distributed -- one to each adult and non-Urrone child, to be added to the nanites already in their synaptic networks. This leaves the children pre-verbal (with basically no hope of gaining knowledge, so long after their language-acquisition window in infancy) and fairly simple-minded. The children are housed in small rooms and cared for thereafter. (Learning Curve)

Daniel's first assumption on hearing the term " averium" was that it was a sort of graduation for the apprentices. (Learning Curve)

Past-Urrone children (and presumably adults, although they're never mentioned) were considered incapable of learning (probably correctly, given the likely total lack of native neural pathways thanks to the millions of nanites given to them at birth). Their brains cannot accept new nanites, and the Orbanians didn't understand the concept of teaching without nanites. After Merrin's nanites, with their knowledge of Tau'ri teaching methods (or at least some of them) were distributed, the Orbanians decided to try teaching the past Urrone children " the old-fashioned way" . (Learning Curve)

Kalan insisted that the " children" were well cared for (again, no mention if that includes the ones now in their 20s, 30s, and 40s).

Known Orbanians

Kalan:

An adult, and father of Tomin, an Urrone child. (Learning Curve)

He was the main liaison with SG-1 and the SGC, helping to set up the deal whereby the SGC gained access to an Orbanian naquadah reactors and Orban in turned learned about the Goa'uld. He accompanied Merrin to the SGC to deliver the reactor. He was startled to find out that Sam would need help understanding it he couldn't help her, since he had no knowledge of the technology. (Learning Curve)

He assigned Tomin to work with Teal'c, finding out about the Goa'uld later, when Daniel came up with his theory that Orban was connected with the ancient Mesoamerican civilization of Teotihuacan, Kalan asked him to explain that to Tomin, as well. (Learning Curve)

When Tomin went to him asking to undergo his Averium six months early, because he was concerned about what he'd learned of the Goa'uld, Kalan agreed. (Learning Curve)

He seemed to have no problem accepting that Tomin was a part of him after the Averium (in the form of the nanite from Tomin that had been injected into him), and not in the simple-minded boy left behind. (Learning Curve)

He was angry and appalled that the SGC could " demand" that the Orbanians not go through with Merrin's Averium (even though it was a suggestion, not a demand), not understanding why they would have a problem with it or why they would think it was appropriate to interfere with local custom. He was also outraged at the thought that the Orbanians were harming their children in his eyes, the Urrone children weren't harmed because they were well cared for after their Averiums. In his own words, it was the happiest day of his life when Tomin was chosen to be Urrone. He demanded Merrin's immediate return as soon as Daniel and Teal'c began questioning whether she should be allowed to go through with her Averium. (Learning Curve)

After Merrin's Averium, he and all the others had a better understanding of what SG-1 and the SGC had meant by teaching (and playing), and he decided to begin teaching Tomin " the old-fashioned way" . He also learned to draw stick-figures. (Learning Curve)

Merrin:

One of the Urrone. (Learning Curve)

A girl, 11 years old (by her own statement, although it's not certain how long an Orban year is), who was an expert in naquadah reactors -- she had spent 10 years studying them. (Learning Curve)

She believed it was a great honor to be chosen to be one of the Urrone, and to undergo the Averium -- she had no fear of losing her sense of self, she was just pleased that her people would have her knowledge. (Learning Curve)

She accompanied Kalan to the SGC to deliver a reactor to fulfill Orban's part of the deal between the two worlds. (Learning Curve)

She was surprised that Sam would need help understanding the naquadah reactor, although she promptly offered to teach her about it as soon as she understood what Sam needed. (Learning Curve)

She had to learn how to draw, for the first time, to help explain things. Her initial drawings were precise representations of things she'd seen.  After Jack took her outside and plunked her into an elementary-school art class, and grumped at her a bit, she learned to be more relaxed about it. (Learning Curve)

Merrin was how the SGC discovered the use on nanites in Urrone children, when her bloodwork showed traces of silicon, trinium, and an unknown element, which turned out to be nanites. She also showed high neuropeptide levels, which Fraiser investigated and learned was the result of millions of nanites infesting Merrin's brain. (Learning Curve)

When the SGC (more specifically Jack, who tried hard to convince her) offered her amnesty on Earth so she could escape the Averium and the loss of self, she refused, insisting that it was an honor to be chosen. (Learning Curve)

She returned after spending an afternoon on the surface with Jack, learning to play and paint a bit. Jack sent her off with a big 96-color box of Crayolas. (Learning Curve)

After her Averium, she effectively regressed to infancy, like the other past Urrone. She held on to her crayons, though, and was happily scribbling on the wall when SG-1 came to see what was going on, and Jack went over to hang out and draw on the wall with her. (Learning Curve)

Solen:

One of the Urrone.

A boy, roughly 11 years old, who took Tomin's place as the one learning about the Goa'uld, and defenses against them, from Teal'c, after Tomin sped up his Averium. (Learning Curve)

Tomin:

One of the Urrone. Also Kalan's son, around 9 or 10. (Learning Curve)

He was assigned to learn about the Goa'uld from Teal'c, and rapidly formed a bond with him. He began by studying Teal'c's physical characteristics, and was suitably impressed. The more he learned, the more concerned he became about the Goa'uld threat. Eventually he asked his father to advance his Averium by six months, so that he could share his nanites -- and knowledge -- with everyone, so they could begin preparing defenses. (Learning Curve)

Zaren:

One of the Urrone.

A girl, about 11 years old, who was helping Daniel clear the walls of the Orbanian stargate chamber for study -- she was doing a good job, earning praise from Daniel. She reached the " time of her Averium" while she was working with Daniel. (Learning Curve)

Technology

Nanoprocessors:

The Orbanians developed nanites in a lab some 49 years before Merrin traveled to the SGC (making it roughly 1950 by our calendar, depending on how long an Orbanian year is), and began using them as a teaching method. Certain children (Urrone) are chosen in infancy and injected with millions of nanoprocessors, which take over forming the neural network. Nanoprocessors don't leave the brain unless they malfunction, in which case they disconnect from the brain and are absorbed into the bloodstream, where they're inactive and harmless. They basically just act as extra synapses, to rapidly accelerate the learning process. After an Urrone child reaches the time of his or her Averium, the nanoprocessors are harvested and distributed to the rest of the population. (Learning Curve)

Naquadah reactors:

No real idea of what they do with them, but the Orbanians have developed very small, powerful naquadah reactors, about the size of a breadbox. Sam used the one Merrin brought to the SGC as the base model from which she developed the SGC's reactors. (Learning Curve)

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Pangarans

General info

World is called Pangar. (Cure)

The people/government are relatively trusting: with no more than a month of radio contact behind them, they're willing to tell the SGC anything and everything about their culture, offering full access to their citizens as well -- barring the truth about the tretonin. (Cure)

Architecture/design: at least in their public meeting spaces, an interesting (and oddly comfortable) mix of Japanese and Western-feeling design tables and chairs seem Western-standard, but the walls, doors, etc. feel very Japanese -- open, light, airy, with what appears to be screens (but may well be translucent walls) separating the room from the hallway, and a step down into the room. (Cure)

Air traffic seemed to be strictly dirigible -- and there was only one in the sky. (Cure)

They discovered a Goa'uld temple a hundred years ago, and have been steadily digging at the site ever since to discover things. (Cure)

They figured out that the stargate was a way of traveling, but never figured out any addresses by themselves. (Cure)

Sixty years ago (roughly 1942), they found a symbiote (Egeria) perfectly preserved in a canopic jar, in a secret chamber under the temple, and began experimenting, first on her and then on her offspring. (Cure)

Pangar Security Contingent:

Security force that makes sure no one spills the beans about the tretonin. Has enough power/reputation to seriously worry Zenna Valk, and keep her from talking freely to Jonas and Teal'c. (Cure)

Tretonin:

" Medicine" derived from Goa'uld symbiotes that's designed to make the human immune system impervious to any ailment, but with severe side effects -- it completely, and permanently, suppresses the immune system as soon as it enters the bloodstream, and its healing effects are temporary. It's necessary to keep taking the drug after just one dose, to remain healthy. (Cure) Tretonin didn't work on Jaffa -- Fraiser checked. (The Changeling)

Tretonin project:

Tretonin didn't work as well as it should, and the Pangarans were incapable of refining it further, despite years of trying. (Cure)

The government had been holding the Tok'ra queen, Egeria, " prisoner" to produce as many symbiotes as possible, to be turned into tretonin, unaware that she wasn't simply a Goa'uld. (Cure)

They were using her for medical experiments for about 50 years, and using her to breed symbiotes for tretonin for 30 years of that. (Cure)

Symbiotes were kept in a large building, in vats. Presumably all had naquadah in their systems, because Teal'c could sense them when he got close enough. (Cure)

Symbiotes retained their instinctive behaviors -- looking for hosts -- but were effectively harmless, unable to properly mingle with the host mind, thanks to Egeria's deliberate messing with their DNA. (Cure)

The result was a vegetative state for the host, with lower-brain and autonomic functions unaffected, but no response to other stimulus at all. (Cure)

Egeria had messed with more than her offspring's knowledge she had subtly altered their genetic makeup, making it much more difficult to analyze or create an antidote for the tretonin created from them. (Cure)

After Kelmaa sacrificed herself to give Egeria a host body, Egeria explained what she had done, giving Malek the ability to begin the process of creating a viable antidote after all before she finally died. (Cure)

Tretonin wasn't available to everyone -- it was considered a privilege that could be revoked. (Cure)

The government wanted to trade tretonin for the addresses of several Goa'uld homeworlds, uncaring of the danger. They needed to obtain a new queen to produce more symbiotes, to continue producing tretonin for the people who were de facto addicted to it. (Cure)

Known Pangarans

Commander Tegar:

Head of security? Military? Paranoid suspicious type, none too happy about letting aliens onto his world and telling them what they want to know. (Cure)

Zenna Valk:

Archaeologist. Supervisor of the temple research project that found her planet's stargate. Her father was the one to find Egeria's canopic jar in the first place. (Cure)

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Randians, Caledonians

general infoRand Protectorate | Caledonian Federation |
known Randians | known Caledonians

General info

Planet: local name unknown, SGC designation unknown.

The geopolitical situation consisted of two nations -- the Rand Protectorate and the Caledonian Federation. SG-1 dealt mainly with the Rand Protectorate, which is where the stargate was housed. (Icon)

The two nations had been in a state of cold war for decades before SG-1 showed up, with enough weaponry to wipe each other off the face of the planet. (Icon)

Less than three months of SG-1's arrival, the situation had reached crisis levels the Rand Protectorate was in the hands of religious fanatics, and the Caledonian Federation was feeling threatened enough to begin first strikes. The war destroyed much of the Rand Protectorate. (Icon)

Rand Protectorate:

Their civilization was roughly on a technological and cultural par with the United States in the 1950s or 1960s when the SGC made first contact. (Icon)

Electricity, radio communications, radar, possibly rudimentary computers, long-range missiles, projectile weapons (rifles), a Cold War regulated by a mutually-assured-destruction scenario.

No apparent visual communications, though (television, etc.). (Icon)

More than 150 years ago, the Great Ring of Avidan -- the planet's stargate -- was discovered in the Kirellian Wastelands, in Rand Protectote territory. (Icon)

The Randians put it in a museum courtyard, as the highligh of the antiquities collection. (Icon)

They believed it to be thousands of years old, and part of ancient religious ceremonies. The theory was that the symbols on the gate itself were the names of the gods, although no one had been able to decipher them. (Icon)

Their history told of a period when gods ruled their world, with the Great Ring as a power source. Modern Randians believed that to be merely legend. (Icon)

The stargate was definitely the main symbol of the old religion, and Gareth clearly spoke of " gods" rather than one or even two specific gods, so it's possible that this world didn't belong to just one Goa'uld, but instead was visited by many (like Earth). (Icon)

At some point, they went through an " Age of Enlightenment" , when apparently they abandoned many of their older religious beliefs (possibly all religious beliefs, for most of the population? Unlikely, given human nature, but possible.) (Icon)

Only a few people held to the old beliefs -- religious fundamentalists. (Icon)

They believed all life on the planet was created by the old gods, and that one day the gods will return and reward them for their faith. (Icon)

Before the SGC made contact, they were considered zealots who took the old writings too literally. (Icon)

After the stargate was activated and rumors about it started to spread, they gained more followers. One rebel leader in paticular -- Soren -- managed to unite all the fundamentalist factions under him, becoming a powerful figure in the country. (Icon)

Soren started a religious uprising as more fundamentalists turned to him for leadership, and his troops started moving on urban centers and municipalities, successfully taking over many of them. (Icon)

The military moved in to " pacify" those areas, wanting to get their cities back from the hands of religious madmen. (Icon)

In the Rand military, " blue" was the second-highest level of alert status. (Icon)

Civil unrest, and even rebel militia activity, wouldn't ordinarily be enough to trigger that a blue-level alert. (Icon)

After Soren's troops took over many municipalities and civil unrest had broken out in several urban centers, the Caledonian Federation got nervous, and went to a high military alert status. In response, the Rand Protectorate went to " blue" , to match them. (Icon)

Soren's troops eventually took control of every major city, including parts of the capital. The government had the stargate moved to a secure bunker to try to keep it out of his hands. (Icon)

Caledonia shifted its alert status, fully deploying and priming their missile systems. Rand responded in kind. (Icon)

Minister Treydan of Caledonia warned Commander Gareth that if any of Rand's weapons systems fell into the wrong hands, Caledonia would not feel safe (strongly implying that they'd attack). (Icon)

Immediately after the warning, Gareth got word that rebel forces had likely taken over a missle deployment facility. (Icon)

The Caledonians had noted the explosion at the facility Treydan told Gareth that Caledonia could take no chances, and were targeting all of Rand's missile bases. The only way to keep the situation from escalating into all-out war was for Rand not to retaliate. (Icon)

Soren's forces took control of a missile site and launched a counter-attack, escalating the situation into a full-scale war. (Icon)

Both sides sent a widespread radio-jamming signal out, which lasted past the end of the war. (Icon)

By the time it was all over, all of Rand's cities had been leveled, and estimates were that only a fraction of the population had survived, existing largely in outlying areas. (Icon)

Soren had absolute control over what was left Gareth was dead and the military was in tatters. (Icon)

Once they were in charge, the rebel troops began searching the region (around the capital, at least) for survivors, executing anyone whom they suspected of being loyal to the old government. (Icon)

About six weeks after the war, Daniel managed to contact the SGC with a plan to retake the bunker Jack approved it, and Jared Kane agreed to go along with it. It worked. When Soren emerged from the bunker (armed but not threatening), Kane killed him where he stood, and the loyalists retook control of the country. (Icon)

Daniel promises Kane that the SGC will be back to help them rebuild. (Icon)

Caledonian Federation:

Presumably at about the same level of technological advancement as the Rand Protectorate. (Icon)

The Caledonians had a more militant outlook, putting their country under martial law as soon as news of SG-1's arival began to spread, in order to control any outbreaks of religious fervor of the sort seen in the Rand Protectorate. (Icon)

The government was not pleased with the Rand Protectorate on many levels after the stargate was activated. (Icon)

Caledonian scientist had been denied access to the stargate. (Icon)

SG-1 had been allowed only limited contact with the Caledonians, because the Rand Protectorate considered it a national security issue to keep SG-1 (and everything they represented) all to itself. (Icon)

The level of civil unrest and rebel uprising in the Rand Protectorate was alarming to the Caledonians, who warned the Randians that if Soren took control of the country, Caledonia would consider it an act of war, and react appropriately. (Icon)

They continued to monitor the situation in Rand, noting that Soren had moved to take over every major city and much of the capital, and that much of the Rand military was on the brink of mutiny. They shifted from the second-highest alert level to fully deployed and primed missile systems. (Icon)

Minister Treydan called Commander Gareth again, telling him what they knew about Rand's situation, and adding that if any of Rand's weapons systems fell into the wrong hands, no one in Caledonia would feel safe. (Icon)

Just as he passed along that warning, Soren's rebel forces staged an attack on a Rand missile facility Caledonian Intelligence passed the word along, and Caledonia responded by targeting all of Rand's missile sites. Treydan warned Gareth about what they were doing and why, and said the only way to keep things from escalating was not to respond in kind. (Icon)

Soren's forces took control of a missile base and launched a counter-attack at Caledonia, escalating the situation into a full-scale war. (Icon)

By the time it was all over, most of Caledonia had been destroyed, although there were some survivors. They may have struck first, but Rand's missiles were superior, and did vast damage. (Icon)

Rumor had it that they were trying to rebuild, but if so, it would be a long, hard process. (Icon)

Known Randians:

Commander Gareth X:

He was the head of the delegation waiting to meet SG-1 when they finally came through after setting up the meet through radio contact via the MALP. (Icon)

He appeared to be the commander of all Rand Protectorate forces he was the person Minister Treyand of the Caledonian Federation was dealing with, both in regards to the stargate and the escalating sociopoltical situation in the Rand Protectorate. (Icon)

He didn't deny any of Treyand's accusations about how Rand had limited Caledonia's access to both the Stargate and SG-1, but pointed out that had the " Great Ring" been found on Caledonian territory and thus it had been Caledonia where the offworlders appeared, Caledonia would have done exactly the same things. (Icon)

He tried very hard to keep the military situation with Caledonia from escalating, asking for patience while Rand dealt with the rebels, but to no avail the Caledonians were extremely nervous about and unhappy with the growing rebellion in the Rand Protectorate. (Icon)

When Soren's troops breached a missile facility, Gareth clearly knew things had gotten completely out of his control the Caledonians had just warned that if such a thing happened, they'd take action.

Treyand knew about the missile facility almost as fast as Gareth found out, and told him that the Caledonians were taking matters into their own hands, targeting only missile sites. Gareth appeared to believe him when he said that as long as Rand didn't retaliate, the situation wouldn't escalate any further. (Icon)

When Soren's forces took the bunker shortly thereafter, Gareth was executed. (Icon)

Jared Kane:

Chief aide to Commander Gareth. (Icon)

He was married to Leda, but once he joined Gareth's inner circle he was too busy to spend much time with her, and unable to share things with her when he was there. He never noticed that the marriage was deteriorating, or that she was unhappy. (Icon)

He thought the religious fundamentalists who were taking over the country were madmen. (Icon)

When Soren's troops started moving on the secure command bunker, Kane tried to take Daniel back to the stargate so he could go home. They were attacked en route by rebels who breached the bunkers, and Kane was shot in the leg. Daniel got him out through a passageway behind a locked door. A bomb struck just as they made it made it out onto the street Daniel was wounded much more severely than Kane, and Kane had no option but to bring him to the house where Leda was staying.(Icon)

When Commander Gareth was killed (along with many/most other high-ranking officers), Jared wound up in effective command of the remnants of the military left around the capital city. (Icon)

He was less than enthused about Daniel's initial idea to retake the bunker, saying he only had a dozen men -- it would be suicide. When Daniel said he just needed to contact the SGC for help, Kane pointed out that Daniel had been trying to do just that since he woke up (weeks earlier), and had had no luck. (Icon)

When Leda began arguing Daniel's case for the plan to take Soren out, Kane assumed it was because she had feelings for him -- he'd noticed how she acted around Daniel. (Icon)

Eventually he went for it, and after both he and the SGC had confirmed the plan, he led his small troop and Daniel back in through the city's tunnels to stage their half of the two-pronged assault. (Icon)

After they had taken everything but the command center, they surrounded it and called for Soren's surrender. When he emerged, holding a rifle (by its barrel, with his arms extended to his sides), Kane shot him where he stood, killing him. (Icon)

Leda:

Jared Kane's wife. (Icon)

When Jared joined Commander Gareth's inner circle, he became distant, and wasn't around much. She became very unhappy and lonely in her marriage. (Icon)

When the fighting reached the capital, Jared had her move to her uncle's house in the country

Kane brought the badly injured Daniel to her in the country so she could care for him and keep him safe from the fundamentalists led by Soren. (Icon)

She became very fond of Daniel during his stay, but nothing appeared to come of it. (Icon)

She agreed with her husband that there was no hope for any of them -- they'd die one way or the other. Daniel talked her into believing that his plan would work, and got her to work on Jared Kane. (Icon)

Jared believed that she was arguing Daniel's case because she loved him, and that she was willing to risk Jared's life and those of his men just for a chance for Daniel to get home safely. She insisted she was thinking of their people, and that she believed Daniel when he said this was their best chance to stop Soren. (Icon)

Before they could even confirm the plan with the SGC after Jack sent approval, rebel soldiers appeared to search the house for loyalists to kill Leda hid Jared, Daniel, and all of Jared's men in the cellar and lied through her teeth to the rebels to protect them. (Icon)

She saw them all off to the city with no idea if she'd see her husband again, and knowing she wouldn't see Daniel if they succeeded. (Icon)

Soren X:

A religious fundamentalist who had been the leader of a small group of zealots before the SGC made contact. (Icon)

After the stargate was activated, rumors started to fly about it, and his group had all the proof it needed that its beliefs -- that the gods would return one day through the stargate, and reward them for their faith -- were right. (Icon)

Soren managed to unite all the fundamentalist factions under himself. (Icon)

As the numbers of fundamentalist followers increased, Soren began a religious civil war, and started taking over much of the country, including the city where the stargate was housed. (Icon)

When Caledonia launched a preemptive strike against Rand's missile bases after Soren's troops gained access to one, his troops retaliated with a counter-launch. That escalated the situation into full-scale war, devastating both countries. (Icon)

When the fighting ended, Soren had control of Rand and was based in the capital city. (Icon)

He set up a provisional government, such as it was, and had control of the entire bunker complex, including the room where the stargate had been moved for security reasons. (Icon)

He renamed the country " Avidan" (" the gods are just" , in an ancient Goa'uld dialect). (Icon)

He apparently gave himself the rank of Commander after taking over as the country's leader. (Icon)

He steadily refused to allow the SGC to search for Daniel, who'd been trapped on the planet during the war, saying that offworld teams would cause fear and panic (and that a UAV would interfere with Rand's own radio communications). (Icon)

He went to Earth (with two aides/bodyguards) at Jack's invitation, when SG-9 had no success convincing him to let the SGC search. (Icon)

Looking out the briefing room window at the stargate, he assumed that the people at the SGC (and presumably all over Earth) also revered the Great Ring. (Icon)

When the SGC offered food, medicine, and support personnel to help stabilize the situation in return for the help in locating Daniel, he declined -- instead, he wanted weapons technology. (Icon)

He believed that everyone who had died (and from his tone, everyone who would die from starvation and disease) had needed to be purged from existence so they could begin anew. (Icon)

He wanted the weapons because " the revolution is not yet complete" -- he wanted to take over Caledonia, too. (Icon)

When the SGC and the loyalists led by Jared Kane (and Daniel) staged a joint attack to recover the bunker, Soren refused to surrender, even after they'd taken everything except the command center. (Icon)

He insisted that the handful of troops with him in command engage the attackers, even though they were surrounded. When one of his people questioned the decision, saying they were hopelessly outnumbered, Soren shot her. (Icon)

He gave a little speech about not dishonoring the gods with cowardice, and told his people once again to engage the enemy. None of them moved Soren took one of their rifles and went to face the SG and loyalist troops by himself.

Ordered by Sam to drop his weapon, he held it out to the side by the barrel. Jared Kane shot and killed him where he stood. (Icon)

Known Caledonians:

Minister Treydan:

He was the man dealing with Commander Gareth about the Great Ring, and the heightened security alert. (Icon)

He was not pleased with the way the Rand Protectorate had treated the Caledonia Federation regarding the Great Ring the lack of access to the ring itself for Caledonian scientists and lack of access to the offworlders (SG-1) were his main grievances. (Icon)

He warned Gareth that Caledonia was going to target Rand missile sites after Soren's troops gained access to one, and told him that the only way to avoid full-out war was not to retaliate. (Icon)

It's not known if he surived the brief, devastating war that followed. (Icon)

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" Residents"

General info

Planet: P7J-989 (nb: Teal'c calls it PJ7-989) (Gamekeeper)

The world was nearly destroyed by a chemical disaster 1,022 years ago (as of 1998, making it roughly 976 by our calendar), and the few survivors placed their bodies into suspended animation to keep the race alive until the planet could restore itself.   (Gamekeeper)

People were physically connected to pods in an enclosed dome, with tubes feeding nutrients into them (and presumably something like electrical stimulation to keep the muscles from atrophying?), and connectors from their brains tying them all into a giant network, effectively making it into a giant virtual reality game.   (Gamekeeper)

Within the network, the Keeper could control the environment, using people's memories and imaginations to set up scenarios for them to live through or observe.   (Gamekeeper)

After a thousand years of this, though, things were getting stale, and the Keeper leapt at the chance to have SG-1's minds and memories tied in -- or at least Jack and Daniel's. Sam and Teal'c's minds were resistant, thanks to Jolinar and Junior. They could experience other people's memories, but couldn't contribute any of their own.   (Gamekeeper)

SG-1 eventually caused enough of a stir to get the Residents questioning their existence, and after a few mindgames with the Keeper, escaped and wound up showing the Residents the way out. (Gamekeeper)

After the Gamekeeper incident, the virtual-reality chair was redesigned to have the cutoff command into the program, so only someone in the chair can control it. (Avatar)

Several years after the incident with SG-1, the scientists on the planet offered (or were asked for and gave) the SGC one of their newer virtual-reality chairs, to adjust into a training tool for new SGC personnel.   (Avatar)

A couple of years later, the SGC's chair was ready for " live" testing (by someone other than one of the project scientists).   (Avatar)

When Sam contacted the scientists on the planet and explained what was happening to Teal'c in the simulation being run, they said there was nothing they could do. They did have a neural imprint of Teal'c's mind from six years earlier, though, and gave her that so she could run a separate set of simulations in a second chair. (Avatar)

Presumably, they have imprints of all of SG-1's minds. (Avatar)

Known " Residents" :

The Keeper:

The person who created and was in charge of controlling the environment. He could appear as anyone he chooses, inserting himself into any " game" . Although he knew the external world had renewed itself into a fertile garden, he refused to tell his Residents, wanting to maintain his control (and in part to keep them from repeating the destruction of the world -- he didn't trust them to be able to maintain order in the outside world). He was very pleased to have SG-1's memories and imaginations to play with, until they started shaking up the status quo by telling the Residents that their world was renewed. He tried to trick them by pretending to set them free, when in fact he just dumped them into another simulation (with himself as Hammond). The team figured it out, and finally escaped for real, showing the rest of the Residents the way out in the process and pissing the Keeper off royally. (Gamekeeper)

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Salish

General info

Planet -- PXY-887

Descended from the Central Coast Salish Indians.   (Spirits)

They were brought to their world by Jaffa (Serpent Jaffa, from the image on the clan-crest totem). The aliens who already lived there took on the personas of their gods, and destroyed the Goa'uld (the totem included an image of Xe-ls apparently either eating, or biting the head off, a Goa'uld symbiote most likely a larva yanked from a Jaffa pouch, rather than a full-grown, hosted Goa'uld, but no proof one way or the other). (Spirits)

The culture is much the same as it originally was -- tribal, migratory, etc. -- but has certain types of advanced tech, notably processed trinium for things like arrowheads (capable of being shot through a stargate and through the highly tempered glass of the control room in the SGC, and still going completely through Jack's arm -- very strong stuff), and into a type of fiber for creating waterproof, very strong building walls. (Spirits)

They call trinium " ke" , and consider it a gift from the gods (who send small amounts down from the mountain in the river -- if the mountain is willing the river polishes the ke until it's shiny, at which point it's ready to be shaped into whatever the Salish need. [Given what trinium is like in its raw state -- brittle enough to crumble in a person's hand -- I'm thinking the " spirits" help the polishing along a bit...]). (Spirits)

They call the stargate the " Circle of Standing Water" (Spirits)

Known Salish:

Tonane:

Clearly respected among his people, but not one of the elders. Smart, curious, friendly, adventurous. He willingly went through the stargate to see what other mining options the SGC could offer. (Spirits)

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SG-X

General info

Human boys from many different worlds, brought together to be trained by Apophis's Jaffa to infiltrate the SGC, playing war games according to the Rules of Engagement. (Rules of Engagement)

They were brought there " five cycles ago" , which Sam said would be right after SG-1 blew up Apophis's ships. That would make a cycle approximately three-four months. (Rules of Engagement)

Those specifically meant to infiltrate the SGC basically lived as SG personnel, in a US military camp (complete with US flag), using US slang and military jargon. The others were kept in a separate Jaffa encampment, to keep from disturbing the immersion. (Rules of Engagement)

Despite having been abandoned by all their Jaffa masters, the boys believed that when they were ready, Apophis would return and send them on their mission. (Rules of Engagement)

The boys believed they were being tested when Jack and Teal'c tried to stop their war games, and refused. (Rules of Engagement)

The " final challenge" was triggered when the boys inadvertently took live weapons (about half of SG-1's collective weaponry, including Teal'c's staff) out to their games, thinking they were intars (training weapons) like everything else they'd worked with. (Rules of Engagement)

Although none of the boys had direct access to live weapons, one of their former Jaffa masters, Gar'toc, had shown Nelson and Rogers a cave where the live weapons for their final challenge were stored, before he left. The cave held MP5s, mortars, stingers, m60s, M72s, and TOW missiles. (Rules of Engagement)

In the final challenge, all the boys would be in SG uniforms. The attackers (led by Nelson) would have higher numbers, but the defenders (led by Rogers) would be better-armed. Both sides would be armed with live MP5s, among other things. (Rules of Engagement)

Known SG-X:

Captain Nelson:

His real name was No'var. (Rules of Engagement)

The second-in-command while Rogers led the SG team, Nelson led the Jaffa. (Rules of Engagement)

Like Rogers, he was convinced Jack and Teal'c were just testing them when they tried to stop the games (in his mind, the only alternative was that they were traitors). (Rules of Engagement)

When he finally saw and believed the tape of Apophis dying, he was lost and confused. (Rules of Engagement)

Captain Kyle Rogers:

His real name was Rophiapgisy. (Rules of Engagement)

Acting Quadrant A commander. (Rules of Engagement)

He believed that he disgraced himself in front of a master Jaffa (Teal'c) when he called the stargate a chaapa'ai he handed over his weapon -- an intar -- so he could be executed for the remainder of the day. (Rules of Engagement)

When Jack and Teal'c tried to stop the war games, he was convinced it was another test, and was determined not to fail, so refused to obey them. (Rules of Engagement)

He also refused to believe Apophis was dead, since he was a god and gods can't die. (Rules of Engagement)

Rogers wasn't the first person injured in the battle that inadvertently had live weapons another boy had died already of a staff blast. But he was the first to shed blood, and so triggered the final challenge. (Rules of Engagement)

His injuries were bad enough that Daniel and Jack wanted to bring him back with them he (and Nelson) refused, since it was against the rules for anyone to leave or enter the quadrant before the final challenge commenced, once it had been triggered. Daniel snowed him, telling him they were bringing him to Apophis so Apophis could see for himself that they were ready for the final challenge. Rogers bought it, and returned with them. (Rules of Engagement)

When he found out he'd been lied to about that, he went ballistic. He flatly refused to believe anything Jack said until they showed him a tape of Apophis dying after torture in their infirmary (from Serpent's Song). (Rules of Engagement)

Once he believed them, he realized his men were about to die for nothing, and willingly gave the SGC any information they wanted. He requested permission to go with SG-1 to stop the battle it was granted, and he geared up and went with them. (Rules of Engagement)

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Shavadai

General info

Planet: Simarka. SGC designation: P3X-593. (Emancipation)

The world has (feral) dogs on it. (Emancipation)

The Sea of Ogada is distant enough that Abu defaults to assuming that when Daniel and Jack told him they were from very far away. (Emancipation)

" Shavadai" means " the people of the steppe" . (Emancipation)

They're descended of Mongols, possibly the Chagatai, who were the only Mongols to maintain their steppe-nomad traditions when all the other tribes had adapted to Persian ways. (Emancipation)

The Shavadai aren't the only inhabitants of this world there's also the " people of the river" , the Tugai (people of the forest), and a desert tribe, along with at least 22 other clans (and probably a lot more than that). (Emancipation)

The Shavadai seem to be rather wealthier then the Tugai -- their clothes are richer, at any rate. (Emancipation)

The Song of Arkhan-Tyr, among other things, provides a means by which a chieftain can challenge or stop another chieftain's lawful rulings, by challenging him to personal combat and winning. " The spirits will strengthen the hand of the just" -- whoever wins has the right to decide what happens to the person who has been judged (e.g., is sentenced to be stoned). It's a fight to the death. (Emancipation)

The culture strictly separates men and women. (Emancipation)

The women stay inside the women's tent/enclosure for the most part. (Emancipation)

It's forbidden for a man to look upon an unveiled woman in public. (Emancipation)

Presumably, this holds true in private for women that the men aren't related to, as well. (Emancipation)

According to Shavadai law, it is death for a woman to show her face in public, or to wear men's clothes. (Emancipation)

A woman who speaks (in public, or to a man unclear which) is killed, by law. (Emancipation)

If a woman saves a life, hers cannot be taken. (Emancipation)

Women, especially foreign women, are valued highly for trade. (Emancipation)

In the distant past, women were free, and even fought beside their husbands, but no one speaks of that anymore. (Emancipation)

The laws restricting women so completely were put in place to protect them from the Goa'uld who brought the Shavadai to this world. (Emancipation)

The Shavadai have the strongest horses and camels, the best wool, and the best medicines (at least according to them), giving them strong advantages in trading. (Emancipation)

Known Shavadai:

Abu:

The chieftain's son. (Emancipation)

He appeared to be the local healer  -- he was very focused on medicines as one of the tribe's strengths, and he was the one who applied an anaesthetic to a tribesman wounded in a skirmish, helping to heal it. (Emancipation)

He was the first to meet up with SG-1, who saved him when he was being attacked by a pack of feral dogs. He kept his tribesmen from killing Sam when they caught up to him, by explaining that she saved his life. When he saw her dressed as a Shavadai, he forgot his gratitude and decided to sell her to a rival tribal chief, Turghan, to get Turghan's daughter, Nya, for himself. Turghan didn't go along, offering 300 weights of gold instead. (Emancipation)

Mughal:

The tribe's chieftain -- slightly crippled, but mentally very strong.   (Emancipation)

He was extremely reform-minded about his culture's attitudes toward women (for no apparent reason). Unlike most of his people, he only had one wife (he loved her). He was also forward-looking, in that he was hoping for a time when war was taken over by trade, and people could lead peaceful, prosperous lives.   (Emancipation)

When his son Abu kidnapped Sam to trade her, Mughal willingly guided the rest of SG-1 in pursuit, explaining that Abu had betrayed him as well. He brought them to Turghan's tent and tried to trade on their behalf, offering 350 weights of gold, then 400, then 500 (which Jack offered on his behalf, promising to pay it back). Mughal's offers didn't do it, but Jack's offer of a pistol finally did.   (Emancipation)

Before they could get back to the Shavadai camp, though, Abu showed up and begged them to help him save Nya, who was about to be stoned to death for daring to disobey her father and run away to be with Abu. Mughal didn't want to risk starting a war, but found an old law in the Song of Arkhan-Tyr that permitted one chieftain to challenge another to personal combat to prevent a stoning. He manipulated Turghan into allowing Sam to fight him -- Sam won. (Emancipation)

Mughal used all of this as an excuse/reason to free his women from the veil and the women's enclosure, returning them to their pre-Goa'uld days. (Emancipation)

Known non-Shavadai:

Chimakka:

Desert warlord and chieftain, slated to be married to Nya. (Emancipation)

Nya:

One of the Tugai, " people of the forest" . She was Turghan's daughter, but was in love with Abu. Turghan had arranged for her to marry Chimakka, though. When she realized that Sam (who had been sold to Turghan) wasn't particularly keen on obeying Turghan's orders, Nya asked Sam to help her escape. She fled to meet Abu, but her father caught up with them and took her back, sentencing her to be stoned to death according to their laws (but privately forgiving her for running away). Mughal and SG-1 arrived to rescue her, by setting Turghan up to fight Sam, who won and freed Nya. (Emancipation)

Turghan:

One of the Tugai, " people of the forest" . (Emancipation)

He was the chieftain of the tribe, enemies/rivals to the Shavadai. He was a powerful warlord -- thanks to a career of raiding, killing, and capturing, he had gained the allegiance of 22 tribes. (Emancipation)

He wasn't remotely reform-minded about anything, unlike Mughal. (Emancipation)

His daughter Nya was in love with Abu (it was mutual), but Turghan didn't care -- he'd already agreed that she would marry Chimakka, a desert warlord. When Abu offered to trade Sam for Nya, Turghan refused, giving him 300 weights of gold (enough to buy ten women) and keeping Sam. (Emancipation)

When Mughal and SG-1 appeared to trade back for her, Turghan ignored all offers (up to 500 weights of gold), until Jack finally pulled out a pistol and shot a lamp. Turghan accepted the pistol as payment (not understanding that there were only a few rounds in the clip, at least two of which he wasted shooting the gun into the air to impress his people). (Emancipation)

Shortly thereafter, he caught up to Nya and Abu, who had run away together, and brought Nya back home, sentencing her to be stoned to death according to their laws (but privately forgiving her for running away). Mughal and SG-1 arrived to prevent the stoning -- Mughal had remembered an ancient law that permitted one chieftain to challenge another's decision in such a case, by challenging him to personal combat. Turghan refused to fight the crippled Mughal, unknowingly letting himself be manipulated into opening the field for any other chieftain wanting to challenge him -- which let Sam step up (Daniel had previously identified her as a chieftain among his people). (Emancipation)

The fight was supposed to be to the death. Sam won it, but refused to kill Turghan as long as he freed his daughter, and Sam (officially). (Emancipation)

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Shyla's people

General info

Planet: no local name, SGC designation P3R-636 (Need)

The ruler, Pyrus, held court in a Goa'uld pyramid -- with, oddly enough, a giant Mayan-style bas relief carving behind the " throne" . There were also Mayan-style carvings on the container that held the sarcophagus, and possibly on the throne itself (there were carvings, but not clear enough to see).

nb: These carvings looked Mayan to me, so that's what I'm calling them, but I'm no expert -- it's also possible that they're Aztec or Toltec.

The sarcophagus had standard Egyptian/Goa'uld hieroglyphs on it. (Need)

The SGC was going to work on diplomatic relations, to gain access to some of the naquadah from the mines. No word if this world became a source for the SGC. (Need)

Known natives:

Pyrus:

" The God-slayer" , ruler of the kingdom. (Need)

He gained control by killing the Goa'uld who used to rule there (unnamed). His people worshipped him in the Goa'uld's place, because he " liberated them from the evil god" . Their lives weren't much different, though he basically set himself up as another Goa'uld, living in the pyramid, using guards dressed as Jaffa and armed with staff weapons, and keeping his people working themselves to death in the mines to produce naquadah, which he sent through the stargate at regular intervals so no other Goa'uld would get suspicious and come through to take over the world. (Need)

He used the dead Goa'uld's sarcophagus to extend his life to an extraordinary degree, far beyond the point where full humans are supposed to be able to survive. (Need)

When SG-1 found the planet, he was 700 years old and extremely paranoid. He imprisoned them all on suspicion of trying to thieve " his" naquadah. Shyla saved Daniel and started grooming him to be her spouse, which Pyrus wasn't terribly pleased about but did nothing to stop. The sarcophagus had stopped being particularly effective in his case, and he knew he would die soon, and Shyla would take over. (Need)

He died while SG-1 was back at the SGC, leaving Shyla to inherit alone. (Need)

Shyla:

Princess. Only (surviving?) child of the 700-year-old ruler, Pyrus. (Need)

Raised on stories of a prince from the stars coming to take her away from all this, basically (her mother told her that " a great man would come from beyond the stars... just for [her]" ) -- ripe to fall into a fantasy world about Daniel after he saved her from suicide, believing him to be her destiny. She had given up hope and was standing on the edge of the cliff wishing one last time for her dream man, and Daniel appeared at exactly the right moment. (Need)

She couldn't admit to her father that she was trying to kill herself, though, so Daniel and the rest of SG-1 were captured and imprisoned in the naquadah mines after Daniel was found with her. (Need)

After an escape attempt left Daniel near (or actually -- unclear which) dead from a rockfall, Shyla had him brought to the palace and revived in her father's sarcophagus. She dressed him up in royal robes and got him completely addicted to the sarcophagus by repeated uses, all the while planning their perfect life together knowing that he'd be unable to leave her (and the sarcophagus). (Need)

Once she thought he was addicted enough, she let him (and the rest of the team) go home, sure that he'd have to return to her. (Need)

Her father died before Daniel came back, and Daniel returned free of the sarcophagus's influence to tell her he wouldn't be marrying her. He convinced her to destroy the sarcophagus, so she wouldn't fall into the same traps her father did. (Need)

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Tagreans

General info

Planet Tagrea, SGC designation P3X-744 (Memento)

One of the planets listed on the Abydos cartouche the SGC had had no luck contacting it, and assumed that the stargate was buried. (Memento)

A minimum of roughly 300 light years from Earth. (On the Prometheus's trip home, after a 49-lightyear " hop" with a small hyperdrive, Col. Ronson explained that just five more will get them home.) (Grace)

Originally one of Heru'ur's worlds he apparently abandoned it centuries or more ago. (Memento)

First exposure to the SGC was when the Prometheus's naquadria reactor exploded above their atmosphere, in what looked to them like an unprovoked attack by aliens. They responded by launching long-range ballistic missiles. (Memento)

The halls in the main building (apparently the focal point of political power, probably at least vaguely equivalent to the White House) have highly stylized hawk images on the walls, and the conference tables are triangular -- very probably remnants of when Heru'ur was the true power on the planet (nb: the last bit is a compete guess on my part, but I think it makes sense given that Heru'ur's symbol was a hawk, and the Goa'uld used triangles everywhere). (Memento)

The artwork in the main political building was abstract, mainly consisting of color blocks arranged in circles and squares (and portions of both) (Memento)

Tagreans call the stargate " the ring of the gods" , and considered it a myth, with no evidence to prove its existence. (Memento)

Their history goes back only 300 years prior to that, according to their oral history, Tagrea lived through a long, terrible dark age, which the people wanted to forget. Thus, it wasn't until after they emerged from it that historians began to record events again. All evidence of anything that happened during their more ancient (more than 300 years ago) history was destroyed -- almost. A few fragments survived, but nothing more. (Memento)

The Tagreans generally believe that what happened before Year Zero has nothing to do with their current society, and therefore doesn't matter. As Kalfas put it, " The society of the new era has no need to know how they suffered." (Memento)

More likely, Heru'ur abandoned the planet, and the de facto freed slaves destroyed every trace of him and the culture surrounding him they could, eventually building a new society out of the wreckage. The stargate itself was buried under a stone reading " Here lies the chaapa'ai of Heru'ur, false god to the people of Tagrea. May it never know the daylight again." (Memento)

A few modern Tagreans still believe in Heru'ur as their creator, and have sought out relics of the past. One in particular, Tarek Solamon, had a piece of ancient writing (in a variant of pre-Dynastic Egyptian) that just happened to contain directions to the buried stargate. (Memento)

Known Tagreans:

Chairman Ashwan:

The Tagreans's political leader. (Memento)

He was at odds with Commander Kalfas about how to react to the presence of aliens on their world -- he thought it was a great opportunity. (Memento)

He had hand-picked the commanders of the dirigibles that were guarding the downed Prometheus, so when Kalfas staged what amounted to the beginnings of a coup (capturing Jonas and Teal'c against Ashwan's wishes, after they had found and unburied the stargate), Ashwan ordered that the Prometheus be allowed to go freely to aid their comrades.  (Memento)

To prove his sincerity, he traveled aboard the ship with the crew and SG-1. He faced down Kalfas at the stargate site, winning back control of his people and military and freeing the captured SG-1 members. (The absolute hugeness of the Prometheus, hovering over everyone's heads with lots of weapons, probably helped.)  (Memento)

He made the stargate freely available for travel back to Earth (and presumably for travelers from Earth to return and begin repairs on the Prometheus). (Memento)

Commander Kalfas:

The first Tagrean to make contact with the SGC. (Memento)

Commander of the Tagrean Security Forces. (Memento)

He didn't want aliens on his planet, and didn't trust any of the SGC people he met. (Memento)

After arguing steadily with Ashwan about how to handle the situation, Kalfas finally took matters into his own hands, capturing Teal'c and Jonas at the site of the newly dug up stargate. (Memento)

His victory didn't last long Ashwan arrived on the Prometheus, and between the ship's presence and Ashwan's rhetoric, the coup ended rapidly. (Memento)

Tarek Solamon:

Professor of mathematics at the university where Teal'c and Jonas were going through archives in search of some hint of the Tagreans's history that mentioned the stargate. (Memento)

He'd spent his life seeking out artifacts and relics of the Tagreans's ancient history, and was a staunch believer (one of the few) in Heru'ur as creator-god -- even going so far as to wear a hawk necklace. (Memento)

He had several relics in his possession, including a bit of a text (in pre-Dynastic Egyptian) that happened to give fairly specific directions on where to find the buried stargate. (Memento)

  He was captured along with Jonas, Teal'c, and the rest of the digging crew when Kalfas staged something of a coup at the stargate site. (Memento)

Technology:

Powered flight

Some sort of dirigible, with balloons that are more rounded than the dirigibles built on Earth. (Memento)

Powered land vehicles (Memento)

Tanks (Memento)

Trains -- they looked high-speed, but not mag-lev. (Memento)

Weapons:

Projectile, much like Earth weapons (recognizable rifles, etc.). (Memento)

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Taldor

(The race name is a probably inaccurate guess -- it's the only word we're given, but it more specifically applies to the judicial body that sentences criminals.)

General info

Planet designation is P3X-775. (Prisoners)

Far more technologically advanced than Earth. (Prisoners)

A civilization of island states, ruled by strict, immutable law. Those found guilty of any crime are sent through the stargate to the prison world of Hadante, for life -- no appeals process, and a zero-tolerance policy toward crime of any sort. (Prisoners)

Taldor as judiciary: Hand down sentences in anonymity, speaking from darkness while defendants (or supplicants, in the case of SGC representatives trying to retrieve SG-1 from imprisonment) are bathed in a beam of bright blue-white light. They believe that punctuality is emblematic of civilized behavior. Highly xenophobic (and arrogant, narrow-minded, self-centered... according to Major Kovacek). (Prisoners)

Hadante:

Prison world, used much the way the British used Botany Bay in Australia. According to Daniel's rather cursory investigation, Hadante was likely an alien gate terminal, roughly 15,000 years old. When new prisoners arrived (through the stargate), the existing prisoners set up a weird whistling. Food was sent through from Taldor every day at the same time -- a sort of gruel, which poured through the gate in a single stream, to be caught on a piece of wood that aimed down into a trough, from which all the prisoners ate (by scooping out a bowlful). (Prisoners)

Known Taldor:

Linea:

aka The Destroyer of Worlds.

Extremely smart and strangely honest, while being totally misleading. In her words, " There was an experiment with tragic consequence. People died. ... It began with a terrible plague... Time was short. I offered my knowledge. Instead of inhibiting the disease's progress, my medicine accelerated its effects. ... Do not think that I am innocent." Sam, and through her SG-1, believed this, and allied with her. (Prisoners)

In reality, she was sent to Hadante for creating a terrible plague -- to which she was immune -- that wiped out half the population. She came and offered her help in stopping it, but instead made it worse. It spread from island to island, and by the time she was caught she had destroyed half the world. (Prisoners)

She rose to a position of power in the prison (and even when she -- clearly in charge of things there -- told Jack and Sam that there are two ways to control a society: fear and hope, they totally failed to get that she controlled that particular society through fear). (Prisoners)

She's capable of murder on a smaller scale, as well to keep SG-1 intact and available to her purposes, she covertly killed Vishnoor while he was strangling Daniel, making it look like somehow Daniel had done it. (Prisoners)

Her biochemistry skills are impressive while on Hadante and working with local materials and no lab equipment, she developed medicines that helped Daniel recover from near-suffocation, as well as a medicine that completely reversed a degenerative eye disease that had caused blindness in Simian. Working alone in a primitive setting, she also managed to come up with cold fusion, using liquid " activators" on the root of a plant. (Prisoners)

She teamed up with SG-1 to escape Hadante, offering her cold fusion technique to manually power the gate in return for going with them back to Earth. (Prisoners)

Given access to the SGC's computer system, she figured out the stargate system in record time, knocked Sam and another scientist out, and fled through the gate. She crashed the entire system behind her, leaving a message: " Thank you for your help. All debts have now been paid." (Prisoners)

See Linea for further details. (Past and Present)

Roshure:

Criminal according to the Taldor -- accused of murder. (Prisoners)

On the run on his home planet, he literally stumbled into SG-1, begged them for help, and got them to go with him, which eventually contributed to their list of crimes in the Taldor's eyes. (Prisoners)

Roshure went his separate way once they were all sent to Hadante, and within a day or so of their arrival made his bid for freedom -- by standing in the path of the kawoosh and being killed instantly. (He thought it was a way of escape, that he'd be sent back through the stargate.) (Prisoners)

Simian:

Sent to Hadante because he stole food. (Prisoners)

He was blind when he arrived Linea put medicine in his eyes and restored his sight. He recognized her as the Destroyer of Worlds, and fled her presence. (Prisoners)

Later, he followed SG-1 through the stargate to P2A-509 SG-3 found him lurking near their basecamp relatively soon after SG-1 had returned to Earth, and brought him back to the SGC in handcuffs. Once there, he gave them Linea's true history. (Prisoners)

Vishnoor:

Strong like bull, dumb like ox. Totally subservient to Linea on Hadante, but other than that, he ruled the prison by virtue of being the hardest to kill. (Prisoners)

When SG-1 first appeared he made a grab for Sam she backward-head-butted him in the mouth and then Linea intervened and announced that Sam was protected. (Prisoners)

Later, either to regain face or just because he's like that, he decided that Daniel had insulted him and picked a fight. He nearly managed to kill Daniel through strangulation before Linea, working covertly, killed Vishnoor herself. (Prisoners)

Language:

tal'al:

speaking area, where criminals and supplicants are brought to speak to the Taldor. (Prisoners)

taldor:

justice. Also, apparently, the general name for the rulers of several island states on P3X-775 (Prisoners)

 

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Taltheans

General info

Planet name: Talthus. SGC designation: none.

The planet was about to be caught in a massive solar flare when a dark star passed close enough by to affect their sun the flare would engulf Talthus and destroy it. The people knew about it for 12 years before it happened, and did what they could to save the race. Before it could happen, three ships went out into deep space, with cryogenically frozen colonists (supposedly chosen strictly by lottery) aboard. (Lifeboat)

The sovereigns (plural, but not clear if it's just two, or more) were chosen in the lottery. (Lifeboat)

One of these ships was called the Stromos. Among other people, it was carrying a sovereign, Martice. (Lifeboat)

The ships were bound for a planet called Ardena, where its passengers would settle and colonize. Some 3,000 people total from all three ships were supposed to settle there, with Martice as ruler. (Lifeboat)

The Stromos crashed for unknown reasons on P2A-347. The computer revived Pharrin, who was one of the officers (and an engineer), presumably to fix whatever the problem was, but reviving him used up too much power -- the other cryo units in his compartment began to fail, and 12 sleepers were going to die within minutes. Pharrin figured out a way to bypass the failsafes keeping each mind connected to its own body, and put all 12 personalities inside his own mind in a desperate attempt to save as many as possible. When SG-1 arrived and began exploring the ship, the group mind inside Pharrin knocked them out (using a fairly indiscriminate energy weapon) and began the same process using them as personality carriers, but had to stop after they'd gotten 12 more personalities inside Daniel -- Teal'c woke up and scared them off. (Lifeboat)

Sam and Teal'c discovered this when they went back to the ship and met Pharrin, who asked them to also be carriers of personalities to save some of his people. They refused, offering a different deal: once Daniel was returned to them with no other minds inside his, they'd repower the Stromos and revive as many people as were still alive, and send them all through the stargate to a new world. Pharrin (and the others in his mind) accepted. After a dicey moment or two when Martice objected, the deal went through: Pharrin took all of the personalities from Daniel into himself. (Lifeboat)

The survivors of the Stromos never made it to Ardena the SGC repowered their ship enough to revive all the sleepers, then sent them through the stargate on P2A-347 to another world, to start a separate, smaller colony of their own. (Lifeboat)

No idea if the other two ships ever made it to Ardena. (Lifeboat)

Known Taltheans:

Keenin:

A young boy, maybe 5 or 6, who was the only member of his family able to go on the Stromos with his father (Pharrin), an officer (who was allowed to bring one family member with him). His mother insisted on the choice. Keenin didn't want to leave he wanted to stay with his mother. (Lifeboat)

After the ship crashed on P2A-347, Keenin's body was one of the ones that died, and he was one of the personalities that got dumped into Daniel's brain as a last-ditch alternative to save at least some part of their lives. (Lifeboat)

Martice:

A sovereign of Talthus. (Lifeboat)

Older than Daniel, but no idea by how much. (Lifeboat)

He was arrogant and pushy, with an exceedingly high opinion of himself. (Lifeboat)

After the ship crashed on P2A-347, Martice's body was one of the ones that died, and he was one of the personalities that got dumped into Daniel's brain as a last-ditch alternative to save at least some part of their lives. (Lifeboat)

When Pharrin (and the many personalities inside his mind) came to the SGC and explained to Tryan (the then-" visible" personality in Daniel) that there was a way to save their people, Tryan accepted that he would have to be sacrificed to pull it off Martice vehemently objected, and took control of Daniel's body to say so, demanding that Pharrin return him to the ship immediately, refusing to be sacrificed in any way. (Lifeboat)

Pharrin:

Engineer (Lifeboat)

Keenin's father. (Lifeboat)

After the ship crashed on P2A-347, the computer revived him, but the power it took was too much for the system, and 12 cryosleep units in his compartment began to fail. He figured out a way to bypass their failsafes, to make it possible to transfer a consciousness to another body. He transferred people to himself first -- the 12 who were about to die within minutes as the price of his revival, for a total of 13 people living in one body -- then knocked out SG-1 when they boarded the ship (using a widespread energy blast) and started in on them to save more as the power continued to weaken throughout the ship. He only got as far as Daniel (again, 12 additional minds inside Daniel) when Teal'c woke up and he had to stop and flee. (Lifeboat)

He/they was/were obsessed with saving as many of his people -- the last of an entire world -- as possible, believing that the other ships would hear the Stromos's distress beacon and come to get them, and find a way to restore the souls he was carrying within him. (Lifeboat)

He/they tried to convince Sam and Teal'c to let themselves become carriers of other minds, as well. They refused, but offered a different deal instead: if Pharrin returned Daniel to them with no other personalities inside him, they'd repower the Stromos enough to revive all the sleepers still alive, and send everyone through the stargate on P2A-347 to a new world, to start a smaller, separate colony than the original one on Ardena. (Lifeboat)

Pharrin went for the deal after they brought him to the SGC (proving to him that stargates exist and work, as promised). He easily talked Tryan into the agreement, but when Martice took over Daniel's body and demanded that Pharrin obey him and return him to the ship, Pharrin hit his knees and told Sam he had no choice -- they'd all sworn an oath of utter allegiance to the sovereign, and he had to do his will. Pharrin changed his/their mind after Jack threatened to cut the sovereign out of Daniel he/they told the sovereign that the agreement with the SGC was the only way to save their people, so they had no choice. He promised Keenin (who appeared immediately after the sovereign) that they would be together, and then took all of the personalities who had been in Daniel into himself (Daniel had kept his consciousness suppressed almost entirely throughout, so his mind hadn't mingled in any way with the others -- that was the only reason he could be separated out during the transfer). (Lifeboat)

It wasn't clear if all the personalities had actually made it Pharrin was left in suspended animation until the other passengers could revive and take care of him/them. (Lifeboat)

Tryan:

Engineer, second rank, on the Stromos. (Lifeboat)

After the ship crashed on P2A-347, Tryan's body was one of the ones that died, and he was one of the personalities that got dumped into Daniel's brain as a last-ditch alternative to save at least some part of their lives. (Lifeboat)

He was the most helpful of the personalities in dealing with the SGC -- rational and willing to talk. (Lifeboat)

When Pharrin (and the many personalities inside his mind) came to the SGC and explained to Tryan that there was a way to save their people, Tryan accepted that he would have to be sacrificed to pull it off. (Lifeboat)

Technology:

Fairly advanced -- spaceships and successful cryogenics (necessary for the spaceflight, which wasn't faster than light). (Lifeboat)

The cryogenic system was set up with hundreds of individual modules -- separate chambers/pods for each body. The mind of each " cryosleeper" was stored in the same memory module as the body, with multiple safeguards built in to ensure that the correct mind went to the correct body and no other. Swapping bodies was supposed to be technically impossible -- unless the sleeper's body is dead. Only after a body dies can the failsafes be overridden and the consciousness purged from the system. (Lifeboat)

Each cryogenic capsule contained an " active matrix memory module" -- memory storage big enough to house one adult human's consciousness. (Lifeboat)

The consciousness was separated from the body during the cryogenic process to protect it the restoration process destroyed memories and intellect. Without properly storing the consciousness elsewhere, a person would wake up a shadow of his former self. (Lifeboat)

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Teneeze

Nothing known about them, not even if they're a human race or not, or if this is the correct race name. One of the applicants Mitchell interviewed for SG-1 was fluent in Teneeze. (Avalon part 1)

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Tiernods

General info

Planet: PX3-595

Fairly primitive locals living on an Asgard-protected world. -- They used caves near the stargate (roughly 50 meters away) to hide from predators if predators followed them in, they used an Asgard invisibility device to vanish. (Shades of Grey)

nb: These people never physically made it into the show, not even on the DVDs, but were clearly intended to, because their picture was all over the marketing material. This is what they looked like. They're also on the cover of the DVD (both UK and US), and on the box of the DVD box set. Their scene must have been cut at the last minute.

Known Tiernods:

None

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Togar's people

General info

Lived on P4X-884. (Urgo)

According to Urgo, the people were too afraid to go exploring through the stargate themselves, so they invented technology like Urgo to experience it for them and report back. (Urgo)

The unit required a life form -- it couldn't exist on its own. (Urgo)

Known people:

Togar:

As a trap, he set up an illusion near the stargate of a paradisical world -- warm, sunny, and with a gorgeous sandy beach near a blue ocean. He wanted to lure travelers in so he could implant Urgo in them, to go out and explore their worlds and return the knowledge to him. (Urgo)

He was surprised and not happy to find out that the SGC knew Urgo's name -- he said that was an " error" , and told them to return the " subjects" and Urgo would be removed. (Urgo)

Had a fair amount of advanced technology, including wide-beam transporters directly in front of the stargate to take any travelers. In transit, the travelers were stripped of all weaponry (and headgear and outerwear -- SG-1 gated through in their usual caps/hats, jackets, and vests, with standard weaponry, and were transported to Togar's lab dressed only in boots, pants, and t-shirts). (Urgo)

Something stripped out all memory of a person's time on Togar's world -- possibly the transporters back to the stargate? SG-1 had absolutely no memory of what had happened either time they went through the gate to his world, but on the second trip, were clearly aware and awake for their interactions with Togar. (Urgo)

The door to his lab was on a whistle control -- he whistled three short notes at it, and it rolled shut. (Urgo)

He was extremely resistant to the idea that Urgo might be alive, and insisted on calling it (Urgo) an error. (Urgo)

Without ever actually admitting that Urgo was alive, he let himself be talked into implanting Urgo in his own brain, to help him " learn how the error occurred" . (Urgo)

Urgo:

Implanted in Jack, Daniel, Sam, and Teal'c's brains -- less than pinpoint size, but very powerful, and capable of working as a sort of network. (Urgo)

He chose to begin interacting with them, which he wasn't supposed to do. (Urgo)

The first thing he did was greatly enhance their sense of taste, to the point where they were enjoying foods they didn't even like. (Urgo)

He was capable of creating an image of himself that SG-1 could see, but it was all in their minds no one else could see him. (Urgo)

The image he chose to project was that of Togar. (Urgo)

He could read their surface thoughts, but apparently nothing deeper (memories, etc.). (Urgo)

He had a very strong power of suggestion, combined with the ability to increase their enjoyment of something to motivate them, but couldn't actually make them do something. They had to choose it. (Urgo)

He was afraid of his creator, calling him " really scary evil" , and was determined not to return to the planet. (Urgo)

He had a certain self-preservation instinct, resisting the idea of being turned off -- when Sam started researching ways to do just that, he started distracting her to keep her off track. (Urgo)

Sam put all of SG-1 in a shielded room and set off a strong EM pulse to nullify Urgo. He was pretty worried about it. (Urgo)

It knocked Urgo offline briefly, but then he just laid low, not emitting any of the frequencies he'd given off before. (Urgo)

When Janet invited Sam to go rowing with Cassie that weekend, Urgo couldn't resist any longer, and got the entire team (all in separate quarters, and Sam walking back to hers) singing " Row, Row, Row Your Boat" in rounds. (Urgo)

He was unaware that his creator used an illusion of a beautiful world to trap travelers. When he found out, he thought it was mean. (Urgo)

He was convinced that Togar was scary, mean, evil, and boring. When Daniel came up with the idea of saving Urgo's life by implanting him in Togar (which the rest of SG-1 then picked up on), he said he'd rather be dead, or implanted in a little lizardy creature. Eventually, though, he agreed. (Urgo)

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Untouched

General info

Planet is P3X-797. The local community calls itself the Land of Light. (Broca Divide)

The planet's rotation isn't, really: instead, half the planet is eternally dark, and the other eternally light (ignore the horrible science involved in this). (Broca Divide)

Their farms produce a rich harvest, and the rivers are full of fish and fowl. (Enigma)

The culture is derived from Minoan culture -- lots of bull iconography and statuary, and Grecian clothing. (Broca Divide)

The natives believe that the Heelksha -- the gods of the underworld, evil gods -- cursed people into savagery, making them violent beyond redemption. The " Touched" , as the 'cursed' are called, were driven into the dark side of the planet, to survive in the forest as what amounted to pre-human creatures, and were considered dead by their relatives and friends in fact, they were the victims of a virus. (Broca Divide)

The Goa'uld had left them alone for at least a generation when SG-1 and SG-3 found them. (Broca Divide)

" Touched" virus

A parasitical virus that feeds on alines and cholines -- chemical transmitters in the body, including neurotransmitters. As the transmitters are depleted, all but the most primitive parts of the brain shut down. The organism releases a hormone that stimulates the primitive parts of the brain that are normally dormant. It's a histaminolytic -- it breaks down histamines. Eventually, Dr. Fraiser figured out that antihistamines (specifically chlorpheniramene malleate) in high enough doses could control and even reverse the effects of the virus. (Broca Divide)

Known Untouched

Melosha:

Daughter of Tuplo (the headman), who was caught by the Untouched and infected. Later rescued by the SGC via antihistamine injections to counteract the infection. (Broca Divide)

Tuplo:

Headman of some sort. (Broca Divide)

He was the first visitor from the Land of Light to visit the SGC. He offered sanctuary to the refugee Tollans the SGC had rescued from volcano-ridden Tollan, but they refused it on the rather insulting grounds that it was far too primitive a place for them. (Enigma)

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Vala's people

General info

NB: All information about Vala's people in general is suspect, since it all comes from Vala herself and she didn't appear to be the most reliable of narrators. So this might be true, or it might not.

They were once ruled by a Goa'uld who was using Vala as a host. (Prometheus Unbound)

After a Tok'ra-induced uprising, they captured and tortured Vala in an outburst of anger over how " she" had ruled them, beating her for days on end. They didn't understand that their true enemy was the symbiote inside her. (Prometheus Unbound)

Shortly after the Tok'ra (possibly feeling guilty) rescued Vala, removing the symbiote and nursing her back to health, another Goa'uld showed up to claim the world for his own: Camulus. (Prometheus Unbound)

When the people refused to surrender, Camulus ordered them wiped out. (Prometheus Unbound)

They had a handful of ships -- troop transports, cargo ships, al-kesh -- and got as many people as possible to a nearby, inhabitable moon. The ships made several trips before most of them were shot down, and Camulus never knew about the survivors. (Prometheus Unbound)

Although the moon saved their lives, they were trapped there -- it had no stargate, and they had too few ships left to transport everyone again. (Prometheus Unbound)

For a while, that was no problem -- they used their handful of ships to keep an eye on what Camulus's forces were doing on the homeworld, and to steal supplies and technology where possible. Camulus never went looking for them, and he ignored the other planetary bodies in the system so never found them even accidentally. (Prometheus Unbound)

After Camulus was defeated by Baal, Baal's ships started showing up everywhere, searching every inhabitable body in Camulus's territory. Vala went looking for a ship large enough to transport all of her people to a safer world, far away. (Prometheus Unbound)

Known people

Vala

She was once a host to a Goa'uld (unnamed). (Prometheus Unbound)

The naquadah left in her bloodstream allowed her to use the kull's body armor and weapons, use a healing device (smaller than the standard healing devices), and quickly figure out how to fly the Prometheus. (Prometheus Unbound)

She may be claustrophobic. (Avalon part 1)

'So now is a bad time to tell you that I hate small spaces?' (Avalon part 1)

In roughly 1994, a Tok'ra arrived on her world and incited an uprising against the Goa'uld ruler -- Vala (or at least, Vala's symbiote). The people captured her alive, tortured her, and beat her for days, not understanding the difference between host and symbiote (or even that there was a symbiote involved). The Tok'ra, possibly feeling guilty for his part in it, rescued her and removed the symbiote, then nursed her back to health. (Prometheus Unbound)

There's no proof for this beyond Vala's word, but the part about once being host to a Goa'uld symbiote, at least, is pretty likely to be accurate -- she could use Goa'uld technology without any problem. (Prometheus Unbound)

She implied that somehow she became involved with her people again, but that shortly after the original uprising, Camulus arrived to claim the planet, and when her people resisted, ordered them all killed. After being driven off their world in their attempt to escape Camulus's massacre decree, then facing the threat of Baal finding them after he took over Camulus's domain, she went looking for a larger ship than the few small ones they still had available, in hopes of rescuing all her surviving people and bringing them to a safe world far away. (Prometheus Unbound)

nb: Everything in the above paragraph is suspect. It's the story she told Daniel in hopes of getting him to let her go. (Prometheus Unbound)

What she didn't mention, but which later became clear, was that she'd made a deal with two aliens, probably smugglers, to trade a big ship for a crate full of weapons-grade refined naquadah. (Prometheus Unbound)

She sent out a distress call from a crippled al-kesh, hoping to find a ship that would be big enough to suit her purposes. She got the Prometheus. She used a kull warrior's body armor as a disguise and captured the entire ship, ringing its crew over to the al-kesh in groups. The only person she didn't find was Daniel Jackson. She found him later, when he shot her twice with a P-90 modified to kill kull warriors. The shots had no effect on her, and she zatted him then tied him up in a chair. (Prometheus Unbound)

She got the sublight engines working on her own, and by dint of whacking a panel just right, managed to get long-range communications working as well. (Prometheus Unbound)

She couldn't gain access to the navigational computer without an access code, though, and started trying to get it out of Daniel. (Prometheus Unbound)

As Daniel put it, she was a fruitcake. She alternated threats, violence, and blatant sexual overtures to get him to talk (sometimes not so much alternating as all at the same time). (Prometheus Unbound)

While she was off reconfiguring things among the ship's power crystals (and changing the access code on the navigational computer so that only she could use it), Daniel escaped and came after her with a zat. She managed to disarm him and they got into a vicious hand-to-hand fight, which she was winning. After some more mixed sex-and-violence messages, she headbutted him and seemed to knock him out cold, and turned her back to do something at a computer console. Daniel zatted her unconscious and tossed her into a holding cell (literally the brig), after changing her clothes from protective kull-warrior suit to a standard-issue jumpsuit. (Prometheus Unbound)

She got him to release her by refusing to give him the codes to unlock the ship's systems even though they were under Goa'uld fire. She did help him in the firefight as much as possible, and when Hammond and the al-kesh arrived, she pretty clearly knew that she was going to be held captive again. She made an attempt to start to talk to Daniel about it, but he zatted her unconscious in annoyance. (Prometheus Unbound)

Later, aboard the Prometheus, she managed to knock out Security Team 1 and ring over to the al-kesh (being salvaged, and guarded by SG-3), knocking SG-3 out as well and ringing them back to the Prometheus. She escaped in the al-kesh, going into hyperspace as quickly as possible and jamming the Prometheus's long-range scanners so they couldn't track her. (Prometheus Unbound)

She returned to the SGC in early 2005, demanding to see 'my Daniel' so he could help her with a tablet she'd acquired -- it had coded Ancient writing on it. To make sure of his help, she whapped matching bracelets onto their wrists that forced them to stay within about a hundred feet of each other. If they went beyond that distance for more than about half an hour, they'd both collapse and risk death. Daniel was less than thrilled. (Avalon part 1)

When Daniel figured out that the tablet had been written by Myrddin - presumably an Ancient who'd fled Atlantis during the Wraith siege some 10,000 years ago - and that Myrddin was the Merlin of Arthurian legend, they got clearance to take the Prometheus to search Glastonbury Tor for hidden chambers, using Asgard sensors. They found what they were looking for, and Mitchell, Teal'c, Daniel, and Vala all ringed down. Shortly after their arrival, they triggered the appearance of a sword in a big block of stone, as well as a hologram of Myrddin, welcoming them as knights of the Round Table and saying that with a wealth of knowledge and truth of spirit, they could prove themselves worthy and gain access to the treasures hidden there. Vala was very pleased to hear it. (Avalon part 1)

They split into teams, and she and Daniel headed down a corridor to explore. They found a small chamber with a table in it, with fire springing to life in a line of pots around the perimeter as soon as they got close enough. They went in and were promply trapped by the closing of a thick stone door, and were forced to take the test laid out for them: two pots, one silver and one gold. The gold one had a label that said 'The universe is infinte.' The silver's label said 'The treasure is in this pot.' While Daniel was still thinking, Vala opened the silver pot, which turned out to be empty. A few seconds later, the stone ceiling began to descend. (Avalon part 1)

Daniel managed to redo the test and save their lives, and both of them realized that Mitchell and Teal'c would be in the same danger. Daniel took off, but Vala waited long enough to steal the coin that had appeared in the gold pot. (Avalon part 2)

After Mitchell and Teal'c had been saved, and Mitchell had drawn out the sword in the stone and successfully faced down the oddly solid hologrammatic knight that appeared to challenge him, the other three left the chamber, assuming the treasure would appear when only Mitchell was there, since he'd taken the sword. Instead, the chamber began collapsing as though in an earthquake. Daniel immediately wanted to know what Vala had taken, and she had to give up her stolen coin. She was pleased with the tradeoff - once the coin was returned, the chamber filled with gold, gems, and other trinkets - but in the end wasn't allowed to keep any of the treasure for herself. (Avalon part 2)

She decided that the knowledge Daniel seemed on the verge of discovering, of the secrets of the gatebuilders, was worth more than a few trinkets anyway. (Avalon part 2)

When Daniel put himself forward for testing the communications device they found in the chamber, Vala promptly grabbed the second black stone and insisted she try as well, using the fact that they weren't sure if it was a transporter of some sort to bolster her argument - if she and Daniel were separated, they'd both die. (Avalon part 2)

They used the communicator and their consciousnesses were swapped with the minds of two people - a married couple, Harrid and Sallis Cicera - in another galaxy. Vala did her best to play along with Daniel's attempts to gather information, but having to sit through a face-to-face tea ritual with a local woman ('drinking the leaves') proved impossible, and Vala was declared to have been 'overcome' - possessed. She was taken to a sacrificial altar where burning oil traveled through an array of channels until it reached her, engulfing her in flames. (Avalon part 2)

She died horribly in the flames, but moments later, a Prior arrived and doused the flames, then healed and revived her with his staff. He wanted her and Daniel to follow him, so they did. (Avalon part 2)

Daniel and Vala were  brought by the Prior to the Plains of Celestis, where they walked to the City of the Gods   and waited to be seen. Vala winds up bored out of her mind, while Daniel managed to say the right thing (quoting frmo the Book of Origin) and get an audience with the Doci. Afterward, he and Vala were  sent back to Ver Ager to be used to 'cleanse' it -- meaning that the Priors would follow them to other unbelievers and kill them. Fannis went to them and helped them find the base unit for the communication stones despite the danger. The base allowed them to transfer briefly back into their own bodies, but when a Prior showed up and killed Fannis and destroyed the Ver Ager base unit, Daniel and Vala switched back into Harrid and Sallis's bodies. They were taken to the village center and chained to the sacrificial altar to be burned to death. (Origin)

They switched back to their own bodies when the Earth base unit was destroyed by Teal'c and Mitchell, just in time to avoid burning to death (Harrid and Sallis died in the fire instead). They were still connected by the bracelets. (Origin)

At some point after the bracelets were safely removed, she was escorted to the gateroom where Daniel was waiting for her - to make sure she was thoroughly searched before she left. Sgt. Bradley found a small 'keepsake' - a priceless artifact - in her bag, which she gave up with reasonably good grace. She tried to steal it back by picking Daniel's pocket after asking for a goodbye hug, but he knew she'd done it and took it back. Finally, she left. (The Ties That Bind)

An hour or so later, she was back - both she and Daniel collapsed after being too far apart for too long, because the bracelets's effect hadn't worn off yet. (The Ties That Bind)

When Dr. Lee was having trouble determining exactly what had happened and how to break the connection permanently, Vala admitted she knew someone who might help - the man she stole the bracelets from. (The Ties That Bind)

Arlos refused to help unless she returned his mother's necklace, which she'd also stolen when she left him. (The Ties That Bind)

She went with Daniel and Mitchell to find Inago, the Jaffa merchant she'd dealt with after she left Arlos - they traded the necklace ('a priceless heirloom from the House of Verenna') for what Inago claimed was a Goa'uld force shield inhibitor (actually a power coil from an obsolete cargo ship). Inago wanted to kill her, but she got the drop on him and offered to buy the necklace back, despite her annoyance at getting a power coil instead of what she'd expected. He refused, but said he'd be willing to buy the power coil back. Eventually they agreed to an even trade. (The Ties That Bind)

Vala, Daniel, and Mitchell went to the shrine  of  Grannus  where she was greeted as 'Sister Vesina' by 'Brother Caius', a former smuggler turned monk of the god Grannus - a minor Goa'uld in Camulus's service, whose worship had fallen off sharply after he was  executed by his own Jaffa. (The Ties That Bind)

Landry wouldn't allow them to go after the Lucian Alliance - he wanted Daniel on hand in three days to speak before the Senate Appropriations Committee. To keep them both from collapsing, Vala had to go with them. She kept quiet for most of it, but when the chairman announced that despite the reports and testimony he was cutting Stargate Command's budget to just 30% of its former budget (he suggested they cut back on exploration), and instead putting extra money into building more Daedalus-class ships to defend the planet, Vala took the opportunity to impugn his manhood, saying the only reason he could possibly want to put that much effort into big ships with big engines would be to compensate for his own 'shortcomings'. (The Ties That Bind)

Landry was less than pleased with her, and when they arrived back at the SGC, he sent them all off to find the Lucian Alliance after all, to expedite her departure. (The Ties That Bind)

They wound up  meeting with Tenat and Jup (who had Caius's ship), the traders Vala had tried to swap the Prometheus for weapons-grade naquadah for the year before, a deal that fell through when Daniel got involved. They set it up as a bounty sale -- 'Cam Mitchell, bounty hunter' and his Jaffa partner contacted Tenat and Jup to sell Vala and her partner (Daniel). (The Ties That Bind)

They were planning a double-cross, to beat Tenat and Jup's expected double-cross. Tenat and Jup planned to get Daniel and Vala aboard their cargo ship with Jup, while Tenat stayed on the ground and killed Teal'c and Mitchell as soon as Jup arrived overhead in the ship. Daniel and Vala,  prepared  for  that,  escaped their handcuffs and overpowered Jup, ringing him down and Teal'c and Mitchell up, then fleeing the planet, very pleased with themselves. (The Ties That Bind)

The Lucian Alliance showed up moments later, called by a remote signal Tenat triggered once he realized the others had taken his ship - triple-cross. (The Ties That Bind)

Vala figured out how to use some of Caius's modifications: she generated multiple false energy readings with projected ships, confusing most of the Alliance ships, and took off. Two Alliance ships followed. She drew ahead, turned around, and went dark. As soon as they got close enough, she sent an energy pulse at them, knocking out their ships' systems long enough to open up a hyperspace window and escape. (The Ties That Bind)

In order: the ship went back to Caius (who tormented Vala by thanking her for not taking the swag out of the secret compartments), the engine coil went back to Inago, and the necklace went back to Arlos, who was very happy because now his mother would stop bugging him. When Mitchell and Daniel pressed Arlos to fulfill his half of the bargain, Arlos shrugged and said that his 'extensive research' had come up emtpy, but that he thought the effect would wear off eventually on its own. (The Ties That Bind)

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The village of Ver Ager

General info

They live in the Ancient (Alteran) home galaxy. (Avalon part 2)

Their civilization appears to be roughly medieval - buildings and furniture, etc., are largely stone and wood, and metalworking appears to be fairly basic (smithy work for tools). (Avalon part 2)

They're followers of the Path of Origin, as guided by Priors of the Ori. (Avalon part 2)

Everyone has a copy of the Book of Origins (on the front cover, it says 'The Book of Origins. Blessed are the Ori.') (Avalon part 2)

All religious iconography - paintings, embroidery, stonework, ara/altar - consisted of images of a Prior's staff, whether direct representation or somewhat stylized. (Avalon part 2)

As part of the worship, everyone met for Prostration -- six hours on their knees with lowered heads, with at least part of it being a call-and-response format led by one man, the Administrator (the response always seemed to be 'All hallow the Ori'). (Avalon part 2)

According to the Book of Origin, the people were created by the Ori. (Avalon part 2)

Part of their faith included an 'ara', a sacrificial altar in the village square. It was almost a low circular maze - a heretic would be placed in the middle near a large stone and chained to it, and blazing oil would flow down the channels of the maze until the heretic was consumed and burned alive. (Avalon part 2)

Heretics were said to have been 'overcome' - presumably meaning 'possessed', probably by evil forces, but definitely with heretical overtones. (Avalon part 2)

Not everyone follows Origin. There was a resistance building, including Harrid and Sallis. (Avalon part 2)

The resistance was very small, and very secret. They met in secret to share knowledge, and hid any artifacts they found (in different places) so that if one of them were discovered, the rest would be safe. (Avalon part 2)

Those who investigate their own history are called 'curators' - and are heretics. No one is permitted to study anything that contradicts the Book of Origin. (Avalon part 2)

Harrid and Farris were both curators. (Avalon part 2)

Known villagers

the Administrator

Name unknown.

He led the Prostration services on the steps of what appeared to be the temple (it's not clear why the services weren't held inside, but possibly they only went in for special occasions). (Avalon part 2)

When Vala - whom he and his wife thought was Sallis - said things while 'sharing leaves' with the Administrator's wife that seemed heretical, he had her brought to the 'ara', a sacrificial altar designed to burn heretics alive. (Avalon part 2)

He seemed absolutely sincere in his belief, telling Vala not to fear - that if her heart was pure and her faith unwavering, her death would bring her to the Ori. (Avalon part 2)

After she died in the flames and was brought back to healthy uncharred life by a Prior, the Administrator's only comment was a sincere, 'Hallowed are the Ori.' (Avalon part 2)

Fannis X

A friend of Harrid and Sallis's - and one of their co-conspirators. (Avalon part 2)

Like Harrid, he was a curator - an investigator of the past. He and Harrid discovered the communication stones in an ancestral burial ground. (Avalon part 2)

He was worried when Harrid and Sallis began behaving oddly, and relieved to find out that it was because they were effectively 'possessed' by Daniel and Vala - he believed Daniel's explanation immediately. He freely told Daniel about the resistance movement and what they hoped to accomplish. (Avalon part 2)

After Daniel and Vala (still appearing to be Harrid and Sallis) returned to the village from their trip to the City of Gods, Fannis went to see them to offer what help he could. He knew that the Priors/Ori were hoping to use Daniel and Vala to find more unbelievers, and knew he was risking his life by being seen with them, never mind actively helping them, but he was resigned, even cheerful, about his possible fate. He hoped that by helping them to spread the word back to their people about the truth of the Ori, they might someday spread the word back again to his own, to show his people what they were really worshipping. (Origin)

He brought them directly to a communications-device base unit identical to the one found on Earth, and they put their stones in. Almost immediately, Harrid and Sallis were back in their own bodies. Fannis seemed to sense the difference - he lit up with a smile. But a Prior was coming down the stairs, his staff glowing with power, and Fannis began to asphyxiate. He died on the floor. (Origin)

Harrid Cicera X

Married to Sallis. (Avalon part 2)

He was a curator - an investigator of the past. He and Farris discovered Ancient (Alteran) communication stones in an ancestral burial ground, and Harrid brought them home and hid them. He'd only assumed they were for communication, but it wasn't confirmed until he and Sallis swapped consciousnesses with Daniel and Vala. (Avalon part 2)

Harrid wound up back on Earth in Daniel's unconscious body. (Avalon part 2)

After a fair bit of time -- several hours, at least -- Daniel and Vala put the communication stones on the other end into a matching base device, triggering the return of everyone to their own bodies, awake and aware. Harrid and Sallis came to themselves standing in a small room with their friend Fannis -- but with a Prior coming down the stairs behind them.

After a fair bit of time -- several hours, at least -- Daniel and Vala put the communication stones on the other end into a matching base device, triggering the return of everyone to their own bodies, awake and aware.   Harrid and Sallis came to themselves standing in a small room with their friend Fannis -- but with a Prior coming down the stairs behind them. Fannis began to asphyixiate. Harrid and Sallis were only there for a moment before the device turned off, switching Daniel and Vala back into their bodies. (Origin)

Daniel and Vala were taken to be burned, but at the last moment before they died, Harrid and Sallis were switched back into their own bodies when Teal'c and Mitchell destroyed the communicator connecting them. They almost certainly died horribly. (Origin)

Sallis Cicera X

Married to Harrid. (Avalon part 2)

It's not clear if she was also a curator, an investigator of the past, but she certainly knew about Harrid's actions in any event, and shared his belief that the Ori were not the creators of their people. (Avalon part 2)

Sallis wound up back on Earth in Vala's unconscious body when the communication stones she and Harrid had in their home apparently triggered a link with the communication stones Daniel and Vala places in the base unit of the long-distance communicator. (Avalon part 2)

When Vala, in Sallis's body, died engulfed in flames as a heretic, Sallis, in Vala's body, died of heart failure in the SGC's lab. Sallis recovered when the Prior revived and healed Vala on Sallis's homeworld. (Avalon part 2)

After a fair bit of time -- several hours, at least -- Daniel and Vala put the communication stones on the other end into a matching base device, triggering the return of everyone to their own bodies, awake and aware.   Harrid and Sallis came to themselves standing in a small room with their friend Fannis -- but with a Prior coming down the stairs behind them. Fannis began to asphyixiate. Harrid and Sallis were only there for a moment before the device turned off, switching Daniel and Vala back into their bodies. (Origin)

Daniel and Vala were taken to be burned, but at the last moment before they died, Harrid and Sallis were switched back into their own bodies when Teal'c and Mitchell destroyed the communicator connecting them. They almost certainly died horribly. (Origin)

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Vyans

General info

Planet: Vyus. SGC designation unknown.

The entire population believed that they'd suffered mass amnesia during something they called the Vorlix, which had occurred roughly a year before SG-1 came through the stargate. None of them could remember anything from before that time. They'd also " lost" their elders and children, although they knew that once at least the elderly had been around, from photographs in every home. (There were no pictures of children.) (Past and Present)

In actuality, they were the victims of an experiment gone horribly awry, as everyone's ages regressed substantially -- effectively killing anyone below a certain age, and leaving the elderly as adults in their prime. (Past and Present)

Linea had taken a pesticide, Dargol (with environmental impacts similar to DDT, and likewise banned as a result), and started to play around with it. She discovered a link to longevity it slowed the aging process somewhat. Part of the reason it had been banned 20 years earlier, though, was because it was having an adverse affect on the Vyans' fertility. She was trying to enhance Dargol's life-extending properties to create a sort of Fountain of Youth. According to her last journal entry, she was about to conduct a controlled lab experiment using an intensely concentrated form of Dargol on two Vyan elders -- a male and a female. There was some sort of lab accident during the experiment her two lab subjects died, and a Dargol gas cloud was released into the atmosphere, regressing everyone else's ages by some 40-50 years and blocking their memories of their former lives. (Past and Present)

Fraiser, brought in to run tests on the Vyans, confirmed that there was mass amnesia, and got permission to bring some volunteers for more extensive testing back to the SGC under quarantine conditions (which seemed to consist of giving them relative freedom on the base, but not letting them up to the surface). (Past and Present)

From their MRIs, Fraiser learned that her three volunteers (Ke'ra, Orner, and Layale) all had identical blockages in their temporal lobes and hippocampuses, consisting of some sort of residue between the synapses. This was effectively blocking their memories, which still existed. (Past and Present)

While Fraiser worked on a cure, Sam figured out what had happened to cause the Vorlix, and that Linea was likely still alive, and possibly was the woman now known as Ke'ra. Fraiser tested the DNA and confirmed it -- Ke'ra's DNA was a perfect match to the sample she'd taken from Linea the year before. (Past and Present)

Daniel was outraged that everyone else seemed willing to condemn her, or at least confine her, for things she did when she was literally a different person, and went so far as to bring Teal'c's past into the fray. When no one backed down, he went to cobble up a reason to give Ke'ra for why she had to be confined to quarters. (Past and Present)

Air travel existed, in the form of three-tiered dirigibles. (Past and Present)

Days after the Vorlix, the bodies of an elder woman and man were found in a building destroyed by explosion. They were the only elderly people ever found, and it was assumed (wrongly, as it happened) that they were Dr. Zirvis and Linea. (Past and Present)

Close contact (i.e., romantic/sexual relationships) had become nearly taboo, for fear of regaining their memories and being with the wrong person (it's never made explicit, but I would assume that incest was high on the " wrong person" worry list). (Past and Present)

Industry and agriculture had fallen apart since the Vorlix, with no one knowing what to do (or who was supposed to be doing it). (Past and Present)

The women dressed in long skirts, the men in trousers, mostly in muted earth-tone colors. (Past and Present)

Known Vyans:

Ke'ra:

She was the Minister of Health, Science, and Restructuring in the Vyus transitional government. She sensed that before the Vorlix she helped others, and was acting as a doctor when SG-1 met her, helping a woman survive a food allergy attack. (Past and Present)

She had to deal carefully with Orner, who believed they had been married before and wanted to renew the relationship she made sure to praise his actions but didn't encourage anything. (Past and Present)

Since the Vorlix, she had spent every free waking hour in the research library they'd compiled, looking for any useful information (which she dispensed to others). (Past and Present)

After reading Dr. Zirvis's notes about a stranger who came through the stargate (which Zirvis didn't understand), she tried to activate the gate in the warehouse, but without success. (Past and Present)

After telling SG-1 that Linea was the stranger's name, she went back to researching, with Daniel. The two of them started flirting almost immediately, really hitting it off. (Past and Present)

When Fraiser said she hoped for volunteers to go to Earth for more extensive tests, Ke'ra instantly agreed to go. (Past and Present)

When Fraiser explained that there's a residue in their synapses that could be physically blocking access to their memories, Ke'ra was eager to begin looking for a medicine to dissolve the residue Fraiser had to sidetrack her by suggesting Daniel take them all on a tour of the base. At the end of the tour, Daniel brought Ke'ra to her quarters (room 25R3-06, guest quarters), where they took the flirting at least one step further. (Past and Present)

After Sam figured out what had happened to cause the Vorlix and pointed out that Ke'ra was a logical candidate to be Linea, her DNA was tested -- proving it. (Past and Present)

Daniel told her she'd be confined to quarters, without explaining why. She was confused and unhappy about the guards that were suddenly assigned to her, wondering what she'd done wrong. (Past and Present)

Fraiser and Sam were unable to make much progress without her help, so brought her back in (under relatively discreet guard, and with Daniel nearby). Even without Linea's memories and self-training, Ke'ra was brilliant at biochemistry, outstripping everyone. (Past and Present)

She volunteered to be the guinea pig for the first possible cure, but no one would let her, saying it was because they needed her around in case it failed, and they had to start work on a new one. (Past and Present)

When the test on Orner failed, she wanted to start work immediately on a second version. (Past and Present)

Finally, the guards and people's changed attitudes made her realize that they believed her to be Linea. When Daniel confirmed it, she realized that they intended her to never take the antidote, so she would stay Ke'ra. She couldn't believe she would ever harm anyone. (Past and Present)

She came up with a valid second antidote to try, and when Fraiser and Sam wouldn't let her stay to continue working on it after the initial prelim, she stole a slide with a smear of it before she was escorted back to her quarters. She was convinced they were wrong about her being Linea, and took the antidote -- and became Linea again. (Past and Present)

She maintained her cover long enough to see Orner through the test, and to tease him about being married to her, then returned to her quarters, but gave herself away when she told Daniel that " all debts have now been paid" (which is what she wrote as her parting message in Prisoners). He got back there just in time to catch her about to smash two vials, which contained substances that would create a poisonous gas. She only intended to harm herself, but told Daniel that despite how much she cared about him, a part of her would gladly watch him die. Daniel talked her into burying her memory again, so she could become Ke'ra once more, with a fresh start. (Past and Present)

She helped them synthesize a small amount of the enhanced Dargol, and reintroduce it into her bloodstream. She lost her entire memory Daniel told her her name was Ke'ra, that she'd been a visitor there, and that she was going home. (Past and Present)

Layale:

(post-Vorlix name unknown)

One of the two (with Orner) who first discovered SG-1 in the warehouse where the Vyan stargate was housed. She " woke" after the Vorlix to find herself running down the street, beside Orner. The two of them had developed a squabbly-old-married-couple dynamic, and were sharing quarters. She was crankily possessive of him, and grumpy about his conviction that he and Ke'ra had been married before the Vorlix. She participated in Fraiser's tests along with Orner and Ke'ra, but wasn't part of the testing of the potential antidotes that Sam, Fraiser, and Ke'ra developed, other than to be there and watch Orner. She was very pleased when he regained his memory and told her they'd been married for 43 years. (Past and Present)

Linea:

She came to Vyus through the stargate and began talking with their researchers, and set herself up as a sort of apothecary. She discovered a link between Dargol (a pesticide, similar to DDT, especially in its environmental effects) and longevity it had the effect of slowing the aging process. She wanted to use that to create a sort of Fountain of Youth, but there was some sort of lab accident during her last experiments her two lab subjects died, and a Dargol gas cloud was released into the atmosphere, regressing everyone else's ages by some 40-50 years and blocking their memories of their former lives. Linea was as much a victim as everyone else, and when she " woke" from the Vorlix, she was known as Ke'ra. (Past and Present) (See Linea for more details about her.)

Orner:

Real name was Nodaal. (Past and Present)

One of the two (with Layale) who first discovered SG-1 in the warehouse where the Vyan stargate was housed. (Past and Present)

He " woke" after the Vorlix to find himself running down the street, Layale beside him. The two of them had developed a squabbly-old-married-couple dynamic, and were sharing quarters. (Past and Present)

Meanwhile, he believed that he and Ke'ra had been married, and should renew their relationship before they regained their memories. (Past and Present)

He volunteered to be one of the people to go to Earth for further tests, but was nearly too scared to step through the stargate. (Past and Present)

He volunteered to test the first possible cure that Ke'ra, Janet, and Sam came up with it was unsuccessful, and sent him into convulsions and cardiac arrest, but brief CPR was enough to revive him. (Past and Present)

He had convulsions again during the second test, but much more mild, and without the cardiac arrest. His memories returned in full almost immediately, including the knowledge that his real name was Nodaal, and he was married to Layale. (Past and Present)

Dr. Zirvis:

A researcher, from before the Vorlix. (Past and Present)

Ke'ra found his papers and learned a lot from them, including a bit about the stargate. He knew Linea before the Vorlix he wrote, " Our visitor claims to have come to Vyus from beyond the stars themselves, though I still cannot comprehend the science behind this Stargate device she claims to have used." (Past and Present)

To all appearances, he died in the Vorlix. (Past and Present)

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