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 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.


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

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, the Cooperation, and Reclamation Project as a galactic faction, culture, and people, 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, political and culture events, as well as imaginations as to how the Reclamation Project itself might function as much as Starfleet does. Anyone is welcome to utilize the timeline, figures, and "canon" this blog postulates for their own lore, characters, or possible settings they might want to develop. 

While this site will host "official" legal documents from Starfleet Archives, the O3P is written in the first-person POV of two fictional xenoanthropologists: Lt. Cmdr. Dr. Amadeus O'Reilly (Starfleet) and an xB Consultation supervisor Junction Horus (Reclamation Project). Their in-character voices will swap as-per topic (unless declared otherwise), with the majority of these writings authored during the early 2390s. 

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Ohniaka III's Liberated Borg Cooperation "Capitol City" during Night Cycle, cir. 2393 (Artwork by Jack Friedman | @caba-111)


Originally accumulating as "in-universe writings" for supplemental story material, The Ohniaka III Project began on the 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 historical events 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 here, as each chapter is fully remastered into a reader-friendly PDF (Current chapter progress: ACT I complete, ACT 2 3/7)!


Through the Eye of a Needle cover art (Artwork by Palloma Barreto | @crwlls)



Created by nonbinary Armenian and xB-in-spirit Hye Mardikian (they/he), 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 (storefront of O3P designs TBA).

Find the Ohniaka III Project on Twitter at @Ohniaka3Project, find Hye at @raijuthehyeju (Star Trek-related), or check out their other graphic design work at

(Artwork by Blair | @blairamok)

Star Trek and all related marks, logos and characters are solely owned by CBS Studios Inc. This fan production is not endorsed by, sponsored by, nor affiliated with CBS, Paramount Pictures, or any other Star Trek franchise, and is a non-commercial fan-made publication intended for recreational use. No commercial exhibition or distribution is permitted. No alleged independent rights will be asserted against CBS or Paramount Pictures.

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