Dakara is a planet controlled at various times by the Ancients, the Goa'uld, and the Free Jaffa Nation.


The birthplace of the Jaffa, according to legend, which also says Dakara was the site of the first Prim'tah ritual where their enslavement emerged. The planet is deep within Ba'al's former territory, making a claim to the planet tactically unsound. He kept a number of Ha'taks in range of the world to guard it from such an incursion.

The planet served a sinister role for the Goa'uld who used it to enslave the Jaffa. According to the stories told by the Jaffa, Dakara was the planet where their enslavement began. At the Temple, Jaffa were given their strength and symbiotes. The temple is the ultimate holy ground of the Goa'uld, who kept the Jaffa loyal by propagating lies that they were gods. The very idea of stepping into Dakara was unthinkable to the Jaffa.

Dakara is the location of an Ancient superweapon monument that once gave a rebirth to life in this galaxy following the devastation of a great plague that had swept through. The controls for the weapon lie in a small chamber hidden behind a wall with a complex puzzle acting as a lock. The Goa'uld System Lords were aware that a powerful weapon on Dakara existed, but were unable to find it. A Stargate lies at the base of this monument, and when the device is properly reprogrammed it would allow the energy field to pass through and spread to all of the gates in the Milky Way. The humanoid Replicator copy of Samantha Carter wished to destroy the device, knowing it could be reprogrammed to eliminate all Replicator forces in the galaxy. The Goa'uld Anubis wished to use this weapon to rebuild the galaxy to his own specifications.

Free Jaffa Ha'taks engage evasive maneuvers over Dakara. From "Reckoning, Part 2." Teal'c believed the key to bringing Jaffa together, both by a strategic position and an example of their strength, was to capture the planet and hold it in the name of Free Jaffa. After a long and bloody campaign they managed to fend off Goa'uld and Replicator forces and maintain the world for themselves. Once they fortified their position, the weapon was located by Colonel Samantha Carter and with the aid of her father, Jacob Carter, his Tok'ra symbiote, Selmak, and the System Lord Ba'al, modified and used it to wipe out all Replicators from the galaxy. The capture of the planet proved to the majority of Jaffa still in servitude, that the Goa'uld were not in fact gods. This led to a general revolt by the Jaffa against their masters. Combined with the weakened state the Goa'uld were left in after their war with the Replicators and the result was the overthrowing of the System Lords and the all out collapse of the Goa'uld Empire. Jaffa from across the galaxy arrived on Dakara to make it their home and commence the establishment of a democratic government.

Months later, the Free Jaffa Nation officially emerged, and a leader was voted into office: Gerak, former First Prime of the Goa'uld Montu. With Baal and all other significant Goa'uld defeated, the Free Jaffa continue to inhabit Dakara, building structures of stone and a strong society that hopes to spread into the rest of the galaxy.

During the Ori invasion of the Milky Way, the Free Jaffa, under the leadership of Se'tak, used the superweapon to destroy the crews of an Ori battlecruiser. Adria then took the cruiser to Dakara, and attacked the planet. Adria utterly devastated Dakara, destroying the temple containing the weapon and killing most of the Free Jaffa Nation's political leadership.


(SG1: "Reckoning, Part 1", "Reckoning, Part 2", "Threads", "Avalon, Part 1", "Counterstrike")

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