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.
- In the real world, the Dardanelles is a narrow strait connecting the Aegean Sea and the Sea of Marmara. It is one of the Turkish Straits, like the Bosporus.