Xindi Council

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The Xindi Council is a governmental body from the Star Trek universe. It was first seen in season three of Star Trek: Enterprise.

The Xindi Council was formed after the destruction of the Xindi homeworld Xindus in the 2030s. It consists of all Xindi speices: arboreals, aquatics, insectoids, primates, and reptilians. Each race has two representatives. It was formed to find a new homeworld for all the Xindi races. However, although they found a few suitable planets, they could never agree on a final choice.

The Council chamber is located on a planet 15.6 light years from Azati Prime. The land-based races are seated at a large round table in the center of the room, while the aquatics stay in a large tank adjoing the chamber by a window. The chamber has built-in equipment for holographics and a viewscreen for telemetry. The chamber itself was actually a stronghold built by the Xindi-Avians before they were wiped out.

Circa 2152, the council discovered that humans were going to destroy them in four hundred years. In a panic, they assigned a primate, Degra, to construct a weapon to destroy Earth.

The names of the council representatives were not given canonically until the late third season episode "The Council". The Expanse by J.M. Dillard, the novelization of episodes "The Expanse" and "The Xindi", supplied ones. These are listed below for completeness.

After a number of disagreements, the Council was dissolved. The Reptilians and Insectoids broke away from the Primates, Arboreals, and eventually the Aquatics, to do the Sphere Builders' bidding. Civil War ultimately broke out when Commander Dolim killed Degra. After Dolim was killed, the Sphere Builders discredited, and the super-weapon destroyed, the Council reconvened.

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