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{{StateInfobox|state name = Iconian Empire|species = Iconian|location = Alpha, Beta, Delta and Gamma quadrants|capital = Iconia|government = Unknown|emblem image = [[File:Iconia_Logo.png|200px]]}}The '''Iconian Empire '''was a massive interstellar empire that once existed in the [[Milky Way Galaxy]]. It is known that this entity had fallen about 200,000 years ago.
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|state name = [[Iconian Empire]]
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|species = [[Iconian]], [[Herald]]
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|location = [[Milky Way Galaxy]]
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|capital = [[Iconia]]
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|government = Unknown
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|emblem image = [[File:Iconia Logo.png|200px]]
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|language = Iconian|head of government = [[L'Miren]] ([[2410]])
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The '''Iconian Empire''' was a massive interstellar empire that once existed in the [[Milky Way Galaxy]]. It is known that this entity had fallen about 200,000 years ago.
   
== History ==
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By the [[25th century]], the Iconian Empire reappeared and launched a campaign of conquest throughout the [[quadrant]], leading to the [[Iconian War]].
   
=== Rise and Fall of the Empire ===
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==History==
The ascendancy of the [[Iconian]] race began [[thousands of years ago]] when their race made use of the [[Devil's Heart|Dream Gem]], as they called it, to develop their [[Iconian gateway|Gateway technology]]. ([[TNG|''TNG'']]'' ''[[novel]]: ''[[The Devil's Heart]]'') Using this incredibly advanced technology, they formed the Iconian Empire which by 200,000 years ago is known to have reached all four quadrants of the galaxy.
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===Rise and Fall of the Empire===
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The ascendancy of the [[Iconian]] race began [[thousands of years ago]] when their race made use of the [[Devil's Heart|Dream Gem]], to develop their [[Iconian gateway|gateway technology]]. Using this incredibly advanced technology, they formed the Iconian Empire which by 200,000 years ago is known to have reached all four quadrants of the galaxy. ({{n|TNG|The Devil's Heart}})
   
It is believed that the Iconian Empire used its technology to benevolent ways. However, suspicion and fear motivated several species from all over the galaxy to unite against the Iconian Empire which meant that the gateways was the source of the downfall of their civilization. These races formed a fleet wich journeyed to the Empire's capital planet and homeworld of [[Iconia]], where they bombarded its surface where it was believed that the ''"Demons of Air and Darkness", ''as'' ''other species called them'', ''were finally destroyed. In over 200,000 years no other state had achieved the same level of greatness as the Iconian Empire. (''[[Star Trek: Voyager|VOY]]'' [[short story]]: "[[In the Queue]]"; ''[[TNG]]'' [[novel]]: ''[[The Devil's Heart (novel)|The Devil's Heart]]'')
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Despite legends describing the Iconian Empire as brutal and oppressive, it used its technology to benevolent ways, led by [[M'Tara]], the Iconian people was known for their openness and hospitality. However, suspicion and fear motivated several species from all over the galaxy to unite against the Iconian Empire. These species formed an alliance, which journeyed to the Empire's capital planet and homeworld of [[Iconia]], where they bombarded its surface, where it was believed that the "Demons of Air and Darkness", as other species called them, were finally destroyed. In over 200,000 years no other state had achieved the same level of greatness as the Iconian Empire. ({{n|TNG|The Devil's Heart}}, {{ss|VOY|In the Queue}})
   
=== Return ===
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A captain from the year [[2410]], joined by the [[Klingon]] [[Captain]] [[Kagran]] and disgraced [[Romulan]] [[Empress of the Romulan Star Empire|Empress]] [[Sela]], arrived during this time from a time portal and learned the truth of the Iconian Empire's fall - they were a benevolent race that was highly technological, though a bit arrogant. Many races coveted their technology, seeking to use it for conquest or being about to eradicate disease without knowing of the consequences of using such high technology. These races united and attacked Iconia's colony worlds before attacking Iconia itself. The trio aided three Iconians - M'Tara, [[L'Miren]] and [[T'Ket]] - in evacuating the Iconians to [[New Romulus|Dewa III]]. However, Sela, wanting to complete the trio's original plan to kill the Iconians and stop the war that was ravaging their world at the time, struck killing a number of Iconians and crippling L'Miren, leading to T'Ket to vow to eradicate the Romulans for her treachery. ({{STO|Midnight}})
Although the Iconians were believed to be extinct, some used the Dream Gem to activate their gateway network in order to survive. (''[[TNG]]'' [[novel]]: ''[[The Devil's Heart (novel)|The Devil's Heart]]'') In the early [[25th century]], after 200,000 years rebuilding their military forces and existing simply as legends to other species, the Iconians "jumped" from some location in the Andromeda galaxy to a location near the Iconia system through a [[Dyson sphere]], signaling the beggining of their invasion. These events lead to what became known as the [[Iconian War]]. (''[[STO]]'' [[video game]]: "The Iconian War")
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===Return===
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Although the Iconians were believed to be extinct, some used the Dream Gem to activate their gateway network in order to survive. In the early 25th century, the Iconians had several [[Servitor race|servitor races]] which served them in order to complete their common goals. In the early 2410, a [[Andromeda Dyson Sphere|Dyson Sphere]] suddenly jumped from the [[Andromeda Galaxy]] to some location near the [[Iconia system]], bringing the [[Herald]] fleets, signaling the beginning of their invasion. These events led to what became known as the Iconian War.
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During the [[Alpha Quadrant Alliance]]'s assault on Iconia, M'Tara was killed by enemy forces and L'Miren was chosen to replace her as the empire's leader. After the time travelers returned to the present, they hailed L'Miren's flagship and returned the [[World Heart]] to her people. Realizing they were the ones who saved her from death millenia ago, L'Miren stands down and withdraw to Iconia, asking only to be left alone so they could rebuild, contemplate and grieve. ({{STO|sub=The Iconian War|Uneasy Allies}}, {{n|TNG|The Devil's Heart}})
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Latest revision as of 23:32, October 26, 2019

The Iconian Empire was a massive interstellar empire that once existed in the Milky Way Galaxy. It is known that this entity had fallen about 200,000 years ago.

By the 25th century, the Iconian Empire reappeared and launched a campaign of conquest throughout the quadrant, leading to the Iconian War.

HistoryEdit

Rise and Fall of the EmpireEdit

The ascendancy of the Iconian race began thousands of years ago when their race made use of the Dream Gem, to develop their gateway technology. Using this incredibly advanced technology, they formed the Iconian Empire which by 200,000 years ago is known to have reached all four quadrants of the galaxy. (TNG novel: The Devil's Heart)

Despite legends describing the Iconian Empire as brutal and oppressive, it used its technology to benevolent ways, led by M'Tara, the Iconian people was known for their openness and hospitality. However, suspicion and fear motivated several species from all over the galaxy to unite against the Iconian Empire. These species formed an alliance, which journeyed to the Empire's capital planet and homeworld of Iconia, where they bombarded its surface, where it was believed that the "Demons of Air and Darkness", as other species called them, were finally destroyed. In over 200,000 years no other state had achieved the same level of greatness as the Iconian Empire. (TNG novel: The Devil's Heart, VOY short story: "In the Queue")

A captain from the year 2410, joined by the Klingon Captain Kagran and disgraced Romulan Empress Sela, arrived during this time from a time portal and learned the truth of the Iconian Empire's fall - they were a benevolent race that was highly technological, though a bit arrogant. Many races coveted their technology, seeking to use it for conquest or being about to eradicate disease without knowing of the consequences of using such high technology. These races united and attacked Iconia's colony worlds before attacking Iconia itself. The trio aided three Iconians - M'Tara, L'Miren and T'Ket - in evacuating the Iconians to Dewa III. However, Sela, wanting to complete the trio's original plan to kill the Iconians and stop the war that was ravaging their world at the time, struck killing a number of Iconians and crippling L'Miren, leading to T'Ket to vow to eradicate the Romulans for her treachery. (STO mission: "Midnight")

ReturnEdit

Although the Iconians were believed to be extinct, some used the Dream Gem to activate their gateway network in order to survive. In the early 25th century, the Iconians had several servitor races which served them in order to complete their common goals. In the early 2410, a Dyson Sphere suddenly jumped from the Andromeda Galaxy to some location near the Iconia system, bringing the Herald fleets, signaling the beginning of their invasion. These events led to what became known as the Iconian War.

During the Alpha Quadrant Alliance's assault on Iconia, M'Tara was killed by enemy forces and L'Miren was chosen to replace her as the empire's leader. After the time travelers returned to the present, they hailed L'Miren's flagship and returned the World Heart to her people. Realizing they were the ones who saved her from death millenia ago, L'Miren stands down and withdraw to Iconia, asking only to be left alone so they could rebuild, contemplate and grieve. (STO - The Iconian War mission: "Uneasy Allies", TNG novel: The Devil's Heart)

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