Kuumaarke is a Lukari scientist, administrator, and (later) captain of her fleet's flagship.
Missions involved[edit | edit source]
- “Sunrise”: The player, investigating unusual solar activity in an unexplored system, discovers Kuumaarke's homeworld within the system. Administrator Kuumaarke has been attempting to save her world by stabilizing the star, but has been unable to do so. The player assists Kuumaarke with her plan to launch a warp-capable probe into the star. This plan fails; however, Kal Dano arrives with advanced technology to assist. Aboard Dano's ship, Kuumaarke and the player are attacked by Tholians. The player is able to repel the Tholians and stabilize the star, and Kuumaarke returns home.
- “Echoes of Light”: Now captain of the L.S.S. Concordium, Kuumaarke sets out on an exploratory mission to the 20 Draconis System with the player. There, they discover Deep Space K-13, which has been stranded in the system since the Earth year 1571.
- “Of Signs and Portents”: Captain Kuumaarke, now commanding the L.S.S. Reskava, accompanies the player and General Rodek in investigating the use of Protomatter weapons by the Tzenkethi.
- Lukari Restoration Initiative reputation faction
- “A Message from the Lukari I”: In a log, Kuumaarke reveals that the Reskava, in conjunction with Deep Space K-13, is running simulations on the conditions on Draconis III prior to the detonation of the Protomatter bomb. Her intent is to use Protomatter to reverse the damage done to the planet.
- “A Message from the Lukari II”: Kuumaarke prepares to attempt the restoration of the Povini homeworld. However, the Povini authorities are divided over whether to restore the planet to its precise state preceding the Tzenkethi attack, or to improve it. A diplomatic envoy from Betazed has been dispatched to assist with the situation.
- “A Message from the Lukari III”: The Reskava arrives in the Jod'Cor System. They discover a rare, Protomatter-damaged, M-class moon orbiting an M-class planet - Khufano. She sets out to restore the moon to its former state.
- “A Message from the Lukari IV”: In orbit around Kentar, Kuumaarke regretfully reveals that the Lukari government has chosen not to restore their former homeworld.
- “A Message from the Lukari V”: Kuumaarke returns to the Huranzi System with a new assignment - to restore life to Kaalat, one of the Kentari moons. She is pleased, as Kaalat was once a paradise world comparable to Risa. The Kentari had attempted to terraform Kaalat and failed, leaving it a wasteland, and Kuumaarke is eager to restore the moon. She continues to hold out hope that she may be able to restore Kentar itself one day.
- “Mirrors and Smoke”: Kuumaarke joins the player in investigating strange readings detected from the Gon'cra Nebula where they discover a Kentari colony. Kentari, having learned nothing from the demise of their homeworld, have polluted their new world as well and most of the inhabitants are suffocating beneath the planet's thick clouds. Kuumaarke attempts to bridge the mistrust between their people and start anew, but there are those among the Kentari who continue to cling to the old ways.
- “Melting Pot”: Player meets with Kuumaarke on Dranuur and witnesses the awakening of the Drantzuli. They are forced to defend the new joint Lukari-Kentari colony from the Tzenekthi, who are ready to destroy the whole planet to cleanse the galaxy of the Drantzuli.
- “Dranuur Gauntlet”: Kuumaarke oversees a training space battle scenario to better prepare for the defense of Dranuur from further enemy attacks.
- “Scylla and Charybdis”: The L.S.S. Reskava aids the player and I.K.S. Kor in defense of various Alpha Quadrant worlds from Tzenkethi protomatter attack. Kuumaarke and her crew participate in the battle over Bajor, fighting against the Tzenkethi, and later the Hur'q invasion.
- “Storm Clouds Gather”: Kuumaarke is present on Deep Space 9 where she participates in a conference to combat the Hur'q threat.
- “Home”: Kuumaarke is at Quark's, celebrating the ending of the Hur'q conflict.
- “Beneath the Skin”: During a research expedition in the Andoria System, Kuumaarke's ship is attacked by J'Ula and rogue Klingons from 23rd century. Kuumaarke sends out a distress call, asking player for their assistance.
- “Rescue and Search”: A Lukari fleet led by Kuumaarke has been ambushed in the Kern System.
Other involvement[edit | edit source]
- "Lukari Species": This entry of the Post War Era series details Kuumaarke's efforts to determine what has happened to her world's star prior to the events of "Sunrise."
- "Back Channels": Kuumaarke has been granted temporary command of the U.S.S. Defiant and sent on a diplomatic mission to the Na'kuhl System to offer to help the Na'kuhl re-ignite their star. The Na'kuhl refuse her offer, and she retreats from the system in accordance to their demands; however, she then has her crew re-enter the system under cloak to scan the star. Unfortunately, the scans determine that the fusion within the star has been permanently disrupted, and cannot be restored without Kal Dano or the Tox Uthat.
- "Of Hawks and Doves": Kuumaarke meets with Captains Tom Paris and Nog of Starfleet to discuss the Lukari ship-building program, which Starfleet is providing assistance with. The specifications provided by the Lukari Planetary Council are contradictory, with some emphasizing weaponry and durability, and others focusing on sensor and long-range capabilities. After some discussion of the merits of each approach, they agree to try to find a middle path between the two sets of specifications.
- "Conquests": * Kuumaarke meets with Ambassador S'taass aboard the Lukari space station Orbital. Frustrated, she explains the conflict and political interference surrounding her administration of the station, and the development of the Lukari starship. S'tass advises her to harness the conflicting interests in the project and turn them to her advantage, by placing the politically-appointed members of her staff into positions where she can control the outcome of their actions. He also informs her that he has brought her an older Gorn vessel to command.
- "Calm Before the Storm": Kuumaarke, now a captain, interrupts a simulation being run by Doctor Laarme, a Lukari scientist, in which he commands the U.S.S. Enterprise. She tells him that she wishes him to join the crew of the L.S.S. Concordium's inaugural mission. Laarme is initially skeptical that he is the best choice for the position, but is convinced when Kuumaarke informs him that his work in the field of xenoarchaeology was deemed "satisfactor" by Scholar T'Ven of Vulcan.
- "Featured Episode: 'Mirrors and Smoke'": Aboard the Reskava, chief science officer Becaal informs Captain Kuumaarke that he has uncovered evidence that the Gon'cra Nebula is artificial, likely having been created within the past 300 years. They speculate that the navigational hazards posed by an artificial nebula would make it an ideal place to conceal something, as most traffic would avoid the area. Kuumaarke decides to inform the Lukari's allies, and investigate further.
- "Spores": Doctor Julian Bashir finds himself trapped in a cavern, hanging upside-down from a bundle of alien mycelium. He calls the 'U.S.S. Aventine for assistance, and Captain Ezri Dax, coordinating with Kuumaarke, works to rescue him. Once aboard the Aventine, Bashir speaks with his wife and Kuumaarke about unusual fungi that have been encountered recently, including the Elachi, the Imaga megafungi, and the ketracel precursor. Ezri mentions a scientist named Paul Stamets, who had theorized about a multidimensional mycelial network, and Bashir suggests the idea has merits, and that much of the fungi discovered throughout the galaxy may have a common progenitor.
Notes[edit | edit source]
- Kuumaarke is voiced by Kipleigh Brown, who appeared in Star Trek: Enterprise as Crewman Jane Taylor and also played Lt. Barbara Smith in the fan series Star Trek Continues.
Gallery[edit | edit source]
Kipleigh Brown, recording lines for Kuumaarke
|Details||Lukari Concordium • Lukari • Lukari System • Dranuur System|
|Starships||Lukari Dranuur Scout Ship • Lukari N'Kaam Scout Ship • Lukari Ho'kuun Science Vessel|
|NPCs||Hathaii Dano • Kal Dano • Kuumaarke • Lukari Ambassador • Uurshcaa • Anvaame • Traaliiv|
|NPC starships||L.S.S. Concordium • L.S.S. Reskava • L.S.S. Jaaleet • L.S.S. Treluun • L.S.S. Vuut|