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TechnologiesEdit

A list of Obsidian Order covert technologies might be nice. Tyrant 16:10, 22 Apr 2005 (UTC)Tyrant

Could you provide some examples? -- Dmsdbo 15:30, 7 May 2005 (UTC)
  • The one Garak had in his head, the one used to stop Odo from shapeshifting. (name have to be checked) Also, I think there have been a few bombs and traps. Tyrant 18:29, 17 May 2005 (UTC)Tyrant

SeskaEdit

Is Seska an agent of the Obsidian Order ? I don't think this was explicitely stated but I just ask, as she is a covered cardassian agent. So should we put her in the list of operatives or not (maybe with a "probably" mention) ? - Philoust123 12:39, 17 March 2006 (UTC)

Granted that Star Trek is a simplified universe I would say that she probably was intented to be an Obsidian Order spy. That is however under the assumption that we believe OO is the only intelligence agency of the Cardassians and there are no other Orders which are specialised on some fields -- Kobi - (Talk) 14:01, 17 March 2006 (UTC)

Origin of nameEdit

Does anyone know why it was called the Obsidian Order? I mean, "obsidian" seems noteworthy as a reference, but I've never seen or heard of an explanation of the name's origin... why Cardassians would title their intel agency after volcanic glass on Earth, or why the universal translator would render it as "obsidian". (Or why the episode writer who originally coined the term chose it.) --Sasoriza 03:48, 20 September 2006 (UTC)

I'm not sure about an answer within the ST universe, but the DS9 writers were originally going to call the group the Grey Order, (since Cardassians are grey) but this was around the time Babylon 5 was on the air and they were concerned it would be confused with the Minbari's Grey Council on that show. They then decided on the Obsidian Order, which (though black)is sometimes transparent and appears greyish. I think this info is in the DS9 Companion(I will check on that) 31dot 02:19, 10 September 2007 (UTC)

Thank you! Even that is elucidative. --Sasoriza 02:57, 10 September 2007 (UTC)
I'd also assume that "volcanic glass" wouldn't be exclusive to Earth, given that it's a chemical substance and volcanoes exist on likely every Class M planet (Cardassia included). So I'm sure obsidian naturally occurs on Cardassia. Perhaps even more so than on Earth, given its very arid environment.--Tim Thomason 03:40, 10 September 2007 (UTC)

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