Note; Despite being set in the Star Trek Online timeline, the background here is based upon the more traditional interpretation of the layout of quadrants in the Milky Way; the Federation is firmly situated in the center of the Alpha Quadrant, while the Romulan and Klingon Empires both have distant holdings just within the Beta Quadrant.
The Y'kel (ee-kel) originate from Khi'ya (ki-ah), second planet in the Yn'del (een-del) system, deep within the Beta Quadrant. Because of their location, The Y'kel Sovereignty has had little contact with the major powers of the Alpha Quadrant, although they have had several encounters with the Romulan Star Empire over the last 250 years, including a brief cold war of sorts some 175 years ago. The Y'kel are a major force within the greater Beta Quadrant. They were an expansionist imperial power for a time, and went through many wars with their various neighbors. 87 years ago war broke out between the Y'kel Sovereignty