History and specifics[edit | edit source]
By the 14th century, Tekkorians lived in peace and had built elegant cites across Tekkor. But in the 14th century, the planet flooded, nearly driving the Tekkorian race to extinction. Air-breathing survivors made portions of their sunken cities airtight and over the next nine centuries adapted to living in the sea floor, protected by a group of sympathetic, intelligent cephalopods.
Two months later, personnel from the starship USS Enterprise located the missing crew but misinterpreted the Tekkorians as hostile. Spock piloted shuttlecraft NCC-1701/8 in a follow-up mission, rescuing two Tekkorians who had lost a fight against one of the sea-snakes. Sandor reunited Spock with the Enterprise crew. Through the use of Spock's translator communicator, friendly relations were established. (TOS comic: "Under the Sea")