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The Dardans are a highly ritualistic alien species that had diplomatic and economic ties to the Systems Commonwealth before the Long Night. Little is known about them, except the name of their government (the Dardan Hegemony) and their bathing rituals. According to Rommie, the Dardan ambassador ritually bathed 3 times a day.


  • This would seem to derive from the Bosphorus or Istanbul Strait on Earth, particularly given the proximity of the Dardanelles, the latter known to history and mythology as the Hellespont ("Greek bridge").