>THE PROJECT

 The Ohniaka III Project is a non-profit, fan-run writing blog archive dedicated to developing the xBs of Star Trek's Prime Timeline after the 2368 events of Star Trek: The Next Generation's "The Descent (Pt. 1 & 2)." Taking inspiration from Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Voyager, Star Trek: Online and Star Trek: Picard, this blog aims to create a lived-in timeline for the Liberated Borg of the Alpha Quadrant operating under a unified people started by Hugh the (former) Borg, and the original cluster colony of xBs that were left on the planet Lore was taken from.

>THE BASICS

Ohniaka III, cir. late 2392 (Artwork by Shannon Kao | shannonkao.com)

Ohniaka III, cir. 2392 (Artwork by Shannon Kao | @mellifics)

The Ohniaka III Project operates under the setting that this faction of xBs (former Borg) is named the Liberated Borg Cooperation ( simply "Cooperation" for short), their home planet is Ohniaka III (as seen in the Star Trek: The Next Generation two-parter episode "The Descent"), and the Cooperation's space-faring extension is the Reclamation Project (as seen in Star Trek: Picard).

Filling in the gaps between 2368-2399, this writing blog aims to cover a wide swathe of different anthropological notes and facts about xBs as a culture and people, as well as facts about the Cooperation and Reclamation Project with a heavy focus on LGBTQ+/disabled/diaspora-driven narratives. The archive will update periodically with fictitious snippets about everything from xB interpersonal relationships, societal customs, and imaginations as to how the Reclamation Project itself functions as much as Starfleet does. Anyone is welcome to utilize the canons this blog posts for their own lore, characters, or possible setting they might want to craft for their own xB projects. 

This "archive" is written in the first-person POV of two fictional xenoanthropologists: Lt. Cmdr. Dr. Amadeus O'Reilly (Starfleet) and a supervisor Consultation Junction Horus (Reclamation Project), their in-character voices swapping as-per topic (unless declared otherwise), with the majority of these recordings occurring in 2391. 

>THE ORIGIN

Originally accumulating as "in-universe writings" for supplemental story material, The Ohniaka III Project began on the currently-running, xB-focused, and Hugh/Geordi La Forge-centric Star Trek fanfiction "Through the Eye of a Needle." Full sections have been and will be excerpted from its body of work and archived to this website, so that people may read xB-related anthropological material without having to read the fanfiction itself.

 

As such, this blog takes its basis of certain history from the mentioned events within, and was born out of a desire to host all the in-universe writings the author was creating for this fanfiction.

 

For more context, follow the development of Through the Eye of a Needle, or wait until its completion as a fully-downloadable PDF from this website (est. completion: Winter 2021).

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>THE AUTHOR

Created by nonbinary Armenian and xB-in-spirit Hye Mardikian, The Ohniaka III Project website came about because someone likes xBs too much and thought former Borg deserved one of those cool lore sites Trekkies built on the back of Geocitites and Wordpress. 

While this website is free for all to utilize, if you would like to somehow support, they have a Ko-fi link accepting tip donations as well as a Reclamation Project badge/enamel pin for sale on Etsy, with part of future proceeds donated to rotating LGBTQ+ organizations.

Find them online at @raijuthehyeju (Star Trek-related), or their other graphic design work at explodinghye.com.