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The Ohniaka III Project is a non-profit, fan-operated archive dedicated to developing the culture and history of former Borg (xBs) from Star Trek’s prime timeline. Taking inspiration from The Next Generation, Voyager, Picard, Star Trek: Online, and other Alpha/Beta canon sources, this blog aims to create a lived-in timeline for the Alpha Quadrant’s Liberated Borg: operating under a unified people started by Hugh the (former) Borg and the original clade of xBs that were left on the planet Lore was taken from after the 2369 events of TNG’s “Descent (Pt. 1 & 2).”


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

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

The Ohniaka III Project setting operates under basic principles that this faction of xBs is named the Liberated Borg Cooperation ( simply called the “Cooperation” or “LBC” for short), their home planet is Ohniaka III (as seen in the Star Trek: The Next Generation two-parter episode “Descent”), and the Cooperation’s space-faring extension is the Reclamation Project (as seen in Star Trek: Picard’s first season).

Filling in the gaps from 2368 and onward, the O3P covers a wide range of anthropological and historical notes and facts about xBs, the Cooperation, and Reclamation Project as a galactic faction, culture, and people: with a heavy focus on infusing LGBTQ+, disabled, and diaspora-driven narratives into this setting. The site periodically updates with entries discussing political and cultural events, societal customs, and even postulations as to how the Reclamation Project featured in Star Trek: Picard might internally function and interact with Star Trek’s many Alpha Quadrant factions. Anyone is welcome to utilize the timeline, figures, and “canon” the O3P postulates: to help compliment their own written works, TTRPG 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 fanfictionThrough the Eye of a Needle. The Ohniaka III Project's in-universe fiction continues with the collaborated-upon Mercy of the Colossus: a post-Dominion War-era historical nonfiction discussing the Cooperation's early political history in 2378-2379, written primarily by The Edge of Midnight's author John Concagh.


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)!



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 @formerborgs (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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