These system descriptions, added in Season Three: Genesis are seen upon approach in sector space. They are meant to offer some background to the peoples, events, and history that occurred in the vicinity. They will generally (but not always) appear if you have a mission in that system or can otherwise enter it.
A moon with an oxygen-nitrogen atmosphere orbiting a ringed gas giant, Andoria is one of the founding worlds of the Federation and home to almost one billion inhabitants.
Most Andorian settlements are underground and connected by thousands of kilometers of tunnels. However, a portion of the Northern Wastes has been set aside as a public area for visitors to the planet to enjoy its frozen beauty.
Trace amounts of xenon in the atmosphere make this planet uncomfortable to most Federation lifeforms, but pergium deposits have attracted some hardy individuals who are willing to brave the inhospitable environment for financial gain or freedom from restrictive regulations.
A larger planet with a dense atmosphere comprised of carbon dioxide and argon, Bhea is notable for the large amount of fog and fierce storms that sweep over the land masses.
The planet was once a target for terraforming, but it was rejected due to the high level of radiation from the nearby B-class star.
A system with three planets orbiting a K-class dwarf star. A small mining colony is located on the third planet, which has significant borite deposits.
A small M-class planet, P'Jem was originally settled by Vulcan monks more than 3,000 years ago. Although the original monastery was destroyed during the Vulcan-Andorian conflicts in the 22nd century, the buildings were rebuilt by a coalition of Humans, Andorians and Vulcans after the founding of the United Federation of Planets.
A ringed, M-Class world orbited by a large moon, Pellme is home to more than 47,000 colonists, most of whom live in the temperate areas near the planet's equator. The planet's northern continent is crossed by several large faults, and the Federation
has installed a series of seismic stabilizers to protect the planet's population.
An O-class planet surrounded by a thick asteroid belt, Pico was thought to be uninhabited until several species of aquatic lifeforms were discovered by the U.S.S. Archer
Several small outposts have been constructed in the asteroid belt to service the crews mining the rich veins of deuterium
A system with eight planets orbiting a G-class star, Sol is the heart of the Federation. Starfleet Command is located on Earth, the system's third planet, as is the seat of Federation government. The system is also home to Earth Spacedock and the Utopia Planitia Fleet Yards on Mars.
Civilian ships such as the S.S. Azura are essential to trade and the transport of goods in the Federation. Lightly armed and with minimal defenses, these ships depend on Starfleet to keep space safe as they ferry goods and passengers across the quadrant.
The second planet in the 40 Eridani star system, Vulcan orbits the primary K-class star, as do two smaller stars. It is a harsh desert world, with many active volcanoes and towering mountain ranges. Its atmosphere is thin and the gravity on Vulcan is higher than that of Earth. The Vulcans have adapted to this harsh world, developing great strength and endurance.
A red dwarf star, Wolf 359 was the site of the first large-scale engagement between Starfleet and the Borg in 2367. Of the 40 vessels that engaged one Borg cube, 39 were destroyed. There is now a memorial for the approximately 11,000 people who died in the conflict.
Kinjer Prime was destroyed more than 6000 years ago when the core of its sun collapsed. The system is near several trade routes, but the planetary debris field is a hazard to navigation, and the kinoplasmic radiation in the area can adversely affect computer and navigation systems. Most freighter and transport captains make a point of avoiding the system.
A star system on the edge of the Paulson Nebula, this system is considered a hazard to starship navigation. The high levels of magnesium and chromium hinder sensor operation, and enemy ships have been known to hide in the nebula to prey upon unwary transports.
An M-class world, Reytan's vast deserts have long been of interest to Federation scientists. The populated areas of the planet receive more than 27 hours of sunlight a day, and temperatures plummet during the short nights.
Theta radiation in the exosphere blocks subspace transmissions, so Starfleet has installed a series of communication arrays around the planet.
One of the closest starbases to the neutral zone between Federation and Klingon Empire space, Starbase 24 is essential to Starfleet's war plans. A research team on the station is developing new weapons, and the station's staff is busy around the clock treating wounded and repairing battle-damaged ships.
The station was where survivors of the Khitomer Massacre were taken in 2346, and it still holds a historical archive of records and artifacts related to the event.
Una II is home to more than 256,000 Federation colonists. The colonists prize their agrarian, simple lifestyles, even going so far as to reject common devices, such as replicators and holotechnology. Starfleet maintains a resupply station in the area, both to service passing vessels and to protect the colonists.
The Vega System was one of the earliest star systems to be colonized by Humans after the development of space flight, and the colony on Vega IX has been a key point on trade routes since the 22nd century.
With the automation of Vega IX's massive cargo depots in the mid-23rd century, the planet's population turned from industrial concerns to other pursuits. One of these is the exploration of Deltan ruins on the planet that may be able to tell Federation archeaologists much about early space exploration.
More than 2.8 million Federation citizens currently reside on Vega IX, many in smaller settlements spread across the temperate zone. Vega IX is proud to send more than a dozen of its young people to Starfleet Academy each year.
Astronomers have theorized that the thick asteroid belt surrounding this planet may be the remains of another planet. Te cores of the larger asteroids have significant amounts of nickel, iron and magnesium. Starships in the area are warned that maneuvering near these asteroids may be difficult.
This world was once inhabited by a highly industrial society. Little was done when pollution began to damage the ecosystem, and when the vast forests that once covered the southern continent were destroyed to make room for more growth, the resulting greenhouse effect raised average temperatures by more than 10 degrees over a 200-year period.
In the late 2380s, the Federation helped the remaining population evacuate their dying world.
This transwarp gateway extends to the Gamma Orionis Sector Block. Because Gamma Orionis is at the heart of the Fedeartion's conflict with the Borg, Starfleet Command has restricted access. Only ships working with Battle Group Omega are permitted to use this corridor.
A ringed gas supergiant, Koolhaas has a hydrogen-astatine atmosphere with traces of ammonia. There is water in the lower layer of clouds, with methane in the upper layers. Wind speeds can reach more than 300 meters per second.
Imaga was once a troubled world plagued by tribal warfare. The conflicts came to a head in the late 22nd century, when an attack on a colony located on Imaga II cracked the planet to its core and killed more than 250,000 residents.
Shaken by the tragedy, the Imagans settled their differences and built a pacifist society. Imaga was occupied by Son'a forces in the late 2360s, but they were forced to retreat from the planet a decade later.
A ringed, Class F world, Omar has planetary conditions similar to planets populated by silicon-based lifeforms. The deep series of seismic faults in the equatorial region is known as "The Scar". Automated systems are used to mine the rich veins of deuterium and dilithium present on the planet and in the surrounding asteroid field.
Originally a rain-soaked world covered by jungles and plagued by seismic instability, Risa was transformed by technology into a pleasure planet that is considered to be one of the jewels of the Federation. Risians are renowned throughout the quadrant for their hospitality and liberal attitudes.
A class O world, Tazi is home to approximately 4.6 million inhabitants. The Tazani government permitted a Federation research station to be launched into orbit in 2396, and the close cooperation between the crew there and the Tazani Science Ministry is believed to be one of the key factors that prompted the Tazani to petition for Federation membership in 2408. The application is pending.
The Argelius system has long been a haven for tourists and pleasure seekers. The nightspots and clubs of Argelius II have been a popular shore leave destination since the 23rd century, and the orbiting Treasure Trading Station offers entertainments for those with more exotic tastes.
A Federation colony world with approximately 250,000 inhabitants. Its main exports are bilitrium, gallicite, and Tammeron grain. Of interest to scientists and explorers is the wild Finas region, which is known for its unusual flora, towering mountains, and volcanic formations.
The presence of antichronoton particles in this system has lead some scientists to theorize that the Maro system was the site of a major temporal event.
While there have been many suggestions as to what this temporal event could have been, without more information the theories are mere speculation.
A Federation colony world with more than 26,000 inhabitants. Last year, a survey team discovered ruins believed to be from the time of the Tkon Empire on Tostig II. A new Federation research station is being constructed for a long-term study of the site.
The six planetoids of this system were destroyed in 2315 when the main star of the trinary star system went supernova. The Federation and several private interests mine the remains of the planetoids for valuable minerals, including noranium, topaline and tricyanate.
A binary star system with seven planets, the Celes system is the home of Starbase 114. Commander Cleveland has been tasked with fighting the influence of the Orion Syndicate in the Celes Sector. The strain of the investigation, as well as their normal duties of supplying ships on their way to the Neutral Zone, are taking their toll on the crew.
An unusual "triple planet" configuration marks the Hana system, with three worlds that were in close orbit around twin Class-F stars. One of these stars went nova in 2166, and the resulting explosion devastated Hana Prime. Several mining outposts have been built near the core of the blasted world.
Mandel Prime is a Class-I supergiant orbiting a Class-K star. It is less then six parsecs from a major Regulan trade route, and raiders have begun using the planet as a gathering and resupply location. Starfleet is assigning regular patrols to the area in an attempt to make it less attractive to enemy ships.
A Federation system with more than 7 billion inhabitants spread across three M-class worlds. A Vulcan protectorate system for more than three centuries, the Regulans petitioned for independence in the early 23rd century. The Federation embassy on Regulus IV is one of the largest in the sector.
The Veela system has been controlled by forces loyal to the Orion Syndicate for decades. Since the outbreak of war with the Klingon Empire, Starfleet is dedicating more resources to pacifying the outlaw elements that have made the system their home.
An L-class world with two moons in orbit of a G-class yellow dwarf star, Watran is uninhabited. Powerful tidal forces make the coastal regions in the north and west too dangerous for settlement, and the southern landmass is covered with a vast desert.
Rich veins of feldomite have attracted mining companies to the asteroid field surrounding the planet, and several orbital outposts have been established to house the workers.
Zenik Colony was founded in 2402, and now boasts more than 22,000 residents. The colony is in the temperate eastern continent, and many residents are involved in the cultivation of quadratritacle. The arid southern continent is noted for it's unusual rock formations. The colonists have installed a series of sensors to gather more data about their new home.
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Warning! Starfleet has deemed this area of space to be a Level 6 hazard to starship navigation. Hazards include high levels of metaphasic radiation, pockets of metreon gas, supernova fragments and false vacuum fluctuations. Ship speed is restricted to one-third impulse to avoid damage to impulse manifolds.
Due to the high concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, Starfleet requires that member of away teams visiting Cernan II be inoculated with a tri-ox compound prior to arrival.
Trace amounts of ergon-nitrogen compounds in the atmosphere may cause problems for Benzite away team members. Respiration devices are recommended
A Y-class world with a diameter of 55,047 km, surface temperatures can exceed 500 degrees Kelvin. Termmionic radiation discharges from the planet may effect starship navigation systems. Low orbit is considered hazardous, and away missions are restricted without approbal from Starfleet command.
A system of seven planets orbiting a G-class star. Starships entering the system should adjust communications systems to compensate for high levels of metreon isotopes.
The Federation Science Council
has an archaeological research team stationed on Kassae II to study an extensive series of underground ruins linked to a reptilian race that may have been a precursor to the Gorn and Saurian species, among others.
A Federation colony world with more than 4.7 million residents, the Sardah Academy of Cosmology is famed throughout the Federation, as are the volcanic lakes of Sardah's Ulpek province.
Tourists often visit Sardah to see the "Great Plumes", a luminous astronomical phenomenon similar to the aurora borealis on Earth.
Servin II and III share an orbit around the G-class star in this system. Although the two worlds are not technically twin planets, the trajectory of their orbits and the composition of their atmospheres share some properties with Romulus and Remus. The Federation Science Council has proposed using the Servin system as part of it's ongoing study of the Hobus supernova.
An ancient world littered with the remains of a vast city more than 2,000 km in diameter. The ruins appear to be more than one million years old, although there is evidence that suggests that the civilization on the world was much older.
Access to the Gateway system is restricted under Starfleet General Order 21.
JFS47 is an area of deep space first chartered by the Human astronomer J. Walker Montgomery in 2256. Later Starfleet surveys confirmed Montgomery's assertion that there is a stellar nursery in the region.
A system with twin planets orbiting a Class-B dwarf star. Kalferi II, the smaller of the twins, is a Class N world with a thick layer of methane ice on the surface. Kalferi I is a large gas giant. Astronomers predict that the surface temperature of Kalferi II will continue to increase until it collapses sometime in the next 10,000 years.
Korvat Colony was the site of negotiations between the Federation and the Klingon Empire in 2289. Although the talks to end the cold war between the two powers were unsuccessful, they laid the groundwork for more serious negotiations years later after the destruction of the Klingon moon Praxis.
What began as a small colony on Maiewski Prime in the late 23rd century has expanded to more than 3.4 million residents in six cities. The world is known for its innovations in replicator technology, and some of the finest industrial replicators in the Federation are created here.
A team from Maiewski Replication is now working on a portable replicator that could someday be used by Starfleet away teams or in disaster zones without access to reliable power.
The Vor system is comprised of a Class-F star orbited by three planets. Vor II is a Class-Q world in an elliptical orbit, and researchers are conducting a long-term study of the planet to determine if it would be suitable for terraforming.
A M-class world orbited by a M-class planetoid, the surface of Ceron is made up of a series of large islands surrounded by stormy seas. High levels of algae give the oceans a brown appearance, but the residents of the colony have learned to use the algae both as a foodstuff and fertilizer for their crops.
A series of surveillance arrays in this system are directed at the nearby Qu'Vat Sector to track the movements of Klingon Empire vessels. Increased traffic around Rura Penthe is a concern to Starfleet Intelligence.
A Klingon colony world with more than 3.2 million inhabitants, Klingons make up the majority of residents, with Nausicaans being the dominate minority group. Average surface temperatures are more than 20 degrees lower than averages on Qo'noS, and snow is common throughout half of the solar year. Worf, son of Mogh, was briefly governor of the colony world in the 2390s.
A vast asteroid field surrounded by Class 2 nebulas, the Lilitu system has become a haven for the Orion Syndicate. Proximity to both trade routes and friendly Klingon colony worlds make it a safe and profitable place for raiders to use as a base. Starfleet is assigning regular patrols to the region in an effort to protect civilian vessels.
The M'rade system is comprised of twin gas giants orbiting a Class-B star and a much smaller dwarf star. Theta radiation levels are high enough to affect starship systems, and caution should be used when piloting smaller vessels such as shuttlecraft in the area.
A M-class world that shares many properties with Earth, Vesper II was settled by Humans in 2327. Since then, the colony has grown to more than 6.7 million residents.
After the Dominion War, the Vesper government considered applying for Federation membership. The outbreak of war between the Federation and the Klingon Empire have put those plans on indefinite hold.
A M-class world with two moons orbiting a Class-G yellow star. Danteri was colonized by the Ferengi in 2343. The world now has a thriving group of traders, and competition between them can be fierce. Mercenaries and raiders looking for work can often find it here.
A ringed, Class-S ultragiant, Kern III has a diameter of 47,000 km. Its average surface temperature is 220 degrees Kelvin, with a surface comprised of hydrogen compounds. Water vapor has been detected near the poles.
Hundreds of people have settled at the Laurentian Colony for the pleasant weather and abundant employment opportunities. The quadratanium that the system produces is essential for replicators and holotechnology. The increase in photonic lifeforms and holocrew for starships has made a steady flow of quadratanium even more important.
A Class-I supergiant surrounded by an asteroid belt with high amounts of topaline and pergium. Janus Mining and Planetary Supply has established a series of collectors in orbit around the planet to gather hydrogen-astatine compounds from the surface.
A ringed, Class-M world, Trimble shares many properties with Vulcan, including its vast deserts. A thick layer of clouds keeps the average surface temperature about 15 degrees cooler than temperatures in Vulcan's Forge, however, and snow in the mountains is common.
There are more than 20 micronebulas in the Xarantine system, at least three of which contain protomatter. Because of this, the system has frequently been contested, and was occupied by Jem'Hadar forces during the Dominion War.
The Xarantine government, while officially remaining neutral, has recently agreed to give Starfleet full and open access to its space.
The Acamar system consists of three planets orbiting binary Class A stars. Acamar III
is the home of the Acamarians
The Acamarians are a warp-capable culture once split by violent inter-clan conflicts and rivalries. They put aside their feuds in the 23rd century, but it wasn't until 2368 that Jean-Luc Picard was able to negotiate a peace settlement that reunited the Acamarians with the Gatherers, a group of off-world nomads who had refused to be a part of earlier settlements.
There are four planets in this system, including the M-class Carraya IV, which until the 2390s was home to several Romulan military installations and off-limits to all civilian traffic except authorized supply ships. Reports that there was once a prison camp on Carraya IV remain unconfirmed.
In 2404, the House of Martok used its considerable political pressure to block a proposed Klingon colony slated for Carraya IV. Since then, the planet has dropped off of Empire plans for expansion.
The Japori system is comprised of six planets orbiting a Class F star with a magnitude of +5, which is the same brightness as Sol. Of the six planets, only Japori II is M-Class. The neutral world has become a haven for traders wanting to do business with both the Klingons and the Federation in a region subject to the laws of neither.
The Jouret system was once the site of New Providence, a Federation colony with more than 900 inhabitants. In 2366, the colony was destroyed by a Borg attack, an assault so complete that the colony itself was "scooped" of the planet, leaving behind a massive crater.
A failed attempt to recolonize Jouret IV ended in the mid-2380s.
Beta Lankal is a Class F star with a magnitude of +5. It is most notable for its use as a gathering spot for Klingon forces loyal to Gowron during the Klingon Civil War in 2368. After Gowron's fleet suffered a major defeat at the hands of the House of Duras, the survivors fell back to Beta Lankal to regroup. Gowron's second offensive, after the House of Duras had been abandoned by their Romulan allies, was a complete victory.
A red dwarf star orbited by three distant planets, Beta Thoridor is best known as a navigational mark for pilots in the region. The planets of the Beta Thoridor system are not habitable and have no known deposits of useable materials. With the expansion of Romulan and Reman activity in this area of space, it is likely that expeditions will be sent to this system again to look for anything of value to the colony.
Records indicate that the colony ships that left Vulcan
after the Sundering
spent several months on this planet. Mostly abandoned since then, this M-class world is now the home of New Romulus, a colony made of Romulans
seeking to create a new society and a new homeworld.
Radiation levels and seismic instability on the planet indicate that there was a world-wide cataclysmic event in the world's distant past. It will take more study to determine exactly what happened.
A Federation starbase critical because of its location near Romulan and Klingon space, Starbase 234 was the site where the U.S.S. Enterprise-D and other vessels retreated to after the outbreak of civil war on Qo'noS in late 2367. A task force made up of vessels at the starbase and in close proximity later made up a blockade that prevented Romulan forces from supplying the House of Duras with materials they needed to continue the war.
Starbase 234 is adding more staff to handle the increased traffic expected with the founding of the colony on New Romulus.
The Archer system is actually the second star system to have planets named for famed human explorer Jonathan Archer. The first, which is located in the 61 Ursae Majoris system, was the first M-class planet explored by the crew of the starship Enterprise in 2151.
In 2222, a venture company seeking to attract more settlers to the system named it Archer and flooded newsnets with advertisements calling for "real explorers". Several hundred people answered the call, and a small, unaffiliated colony was founded on Archer IV.
A geologically unstable, uninhabitable planet, Galorndon Core orbits a Class K star with a magnitude of +7. The planet is beset by constant electromagnetic storms that interfere with sensors and transporters. In addition, prolonged exposure to the planet's intense magnetic fields will result in synaptic breakdown. Away teams are advised to use caution.
In 2366, a Romulan scout ship crashed on the planet's surface. The Starfleet vessel U.S.S. Enterprise-D was sent to investigate, and recovered a single survivor from the crew.
A binary star system with twin M-class stars, the Gamma Eridon system has no inhabitable planets. Deposits of topaline and dilithium have been found on Gamma Eridon II, and Reman miners have been dispatched to the system to investigate whether large-scale mining operations are economically feasible.
In 2368, a Federation fleet blockading Romulan space during the Klingon Civil War retreated to this system after their tachyon detection grid failed.
Narendra III has been a Klingon colony world since the mid-22nd Century. At its height, it boasted more than 47,000 inhabitants.
In 2152, the human Captain Jonathan Archer was tried and convicted for conspiring against the Empire. He was sentenced to life imprisonment on Rura Penthe, but soon escaped the prison planet with the help of his crew.
In 2344, the colony was attacked and destroyed by Romulan forces. The U.S.S. Enterprise-C responded to a distress signal and singlehandedly fought three Romulan warbirds to protect the colony. The Enterprise-C lost the battle, but the attempt was seen as an act of honor by the Empire that led to renewed ties between it and the Federation.
The Narendra III colony was rebuilt in the 2350s, but has not achieved the size or prominence it had before the Romulans' attack.
The Pheben system is made up of six planets orbiting a Class G star. Three of the Pheben worlds are excellent sources of cormaline and pergium, and independent mining outfits are often seen in the system working unrestricted claims.
In 2365, the I.K.S. Pagh was on maneuvers in this system when it picked up a strain of subatomic bacteria that fed on tritanium which severely damaged the ship. Since then, Level Six decontamination protocols have been in effect for all ships in the system.
Aldebaran is an orange giant star that is home to one habitable world. The Aldebaran colony boasts a wide range of dangerous life forms, including serpents, leeches, and shellmouths. The colony also produces Aldebaran whiskey, famous for other dangers.
Azha (Eta Eridani) is an orange star that hosts several research stations and facilities. The establishment of multiple habitation areas means that this ssystem sees a great deal of traffic, including neutral parties and the occasional hostile raider.
Despite its location within Federation space, Ba'aja has been the site of many conflicts between the Federation and the Klingon Empire. Ba'aja itself is an arid world, and the constant skirmishing means that its settlements are crude structures designed for defense rather than aesthetics.
The Federation base deep space K-7 orbits Sherman's Planet, a developed world that was the site of agricultural pioneering by the Federation during the 23rd century. Deep space K-7 continues to be a hub of strange events and occasional Tribble sightings.
The Traelus system, located near the Federation-Klingon neutral zone, has changed hands in the course of conflicts between those two powers. Traelus II has served as the site of neutral zone talks between various parties, including the Tholians on one occasion. Now the world is another hotly-contested area.
Alhena (Gamma Geminiroum) is a trinary blue star system on the edge of Klingon space. It is also the site of Federation military development. Due to its proximity to Boreth, it is considered an important strategic site by the Klingon Empire.
Cursa (Beta Eridani) lies just within Klingon Empire space. The white giant star holds a Klingon colony world that was attacked by Cardassians in the early 24th century. Since then, the Klingons have worked to fortify the planet and turn it into a highly-militarized outpost.
Donatu is located on the edge of the Beta Quadrant, at the border between Klingon and Federation space. The system boasts five worlds, of which Donatu V is class M. Donatu has thus been the site of many clashes between the two galactic powers, stretching as far back as the 23rd century.
Drozana Station is an old Federation deep space station located in the midst of the Federation-Klingon neutral zone. Over a century of warfare has taken its toll on the station, which has changed hands many times. It is currently a dilapidated trading hub managed by Ferengi.
Ker'rat is a dim orange star with a jungle world located at the edge of its habitation zone. During the Borg incursion into the Beta quadrant, the Borg cannibalized the planet's moon to create repair facilities for their forces.
The Nukara system is a binary star system with twin Class K stars and six planets. Of those two are of interest to scientists.
Planetary surveys have found a primitive civilization on Nukara VI equivalent to Earth's Stone Age. The Federation Science Concil has deployed sensor arrays to observe the Nukarans, but all requests for observer blinds or other close studies have been denied out of fear of contaminating the fragile culture. The planet is currently under Federation quarantine.
Nukara Prime is a Y-Class or "demon" planet. Located in close orbit of the twin stars, surface temperatures on Nukara Prime can exceed 500 K. Its atmosphere is saturated with sulfur and thermionic radiation, and the plumes of radiation are so intense they can affect starships in orbit. In addition, interspacial rifts have been detected on the surface. Additional study will be required to determine the extent of this phenomenon.
Starbase 157 is a Federation strategic listening post along the neutral zone. The base orbits a barren class D world with an associated asteroid belt at a moderate distance from a white star.
Located in a strategically important traverse point in the neutral zone, the Zibal system plays host too a great many space skirmishes between the Klingon Empire and the Federation's Starfleet.
Although Ajilon lies in Klingon Imperial space, it is home to Ajilon Prime, a Federation colony world. Due to its location, Ajilon is subject to constant fighting between Federation defenders and Klingon attackers.
Archanis is an orange star in Klingon space and home to the colony planet Archanis IV. This world was attacked by Cardassians in the early 24th century. As a result, the Klingon Empire stepped up fleet defenses in the area, so the system is now the site of many battles against the Federation.
Ganalda boasts an advanced orbital base that serves as a rally point for Klingon fleet forces near the neutral zone. Ganalda IV hosts a Klingon colony world and subjugated indigenous populace.
The Otha system became the endpoint of a Borg thrust into the Beta quadrant. The class M world Otha itself then became a race point between various groups of researchers hoping to study remnants of Borg technology. The world is now in danger of being overrun by reactivated Borg.
This transwarp gateway extends to the Gamma Orionis Sector Block. Because Gamma Orionis is at the heart of the KDF's conflict with the Borg, the High Council has restricted access. Only ships working with Battle Group Omega are permitted to use this corridor.
The Ghuh'woq system serves as a jumping-off point to the Pi Canis sector block. In spite of its marginal planets, it is the site of constant honor battles as the various Houses vie for use of the system as a staging ground to raid into neighboring space.
At the long end of a narrow spacelane, the Hedon System houses a sensor array designed to watch for fleet movements. It is also home to a massive field of stellar debris that can be harvested for basic industrial supplies. As such, it has become a common place for House ships to gather raw materials for munitions, as well as a site for ambushing such explorers.
Nawlogh provides the access route to Qo'noS. As a gateway system, it is heavily defended and patrolled at all times. The planets of the Nawlogh system do not lie within the star's habitation zone, but Imperial defenses include a set of pressure domes and an orbital ship repair facility.
The No'mat system serves as a regroup point for fleets withdrawing from the Saqghom system without returning to Qo'noS. Naturally, this has turned it into a graveyard of abandoned ships, and also the site of many chases and fleet confrontations.
The verdant class M planet Qay'ghun hosts a wide array of flora, which makes it valuable as a colony and for its exports of exotic foodstuffs. During the Borg incursions into the Alpha quadrant, this world was attacked by Borg as they attempted to reach Qo'noS. Now it is a battleground between Imperial warriors and Borg drones.
Qo'noS is home to the tlhlngan (Klingon) people and the capital of the Klingon Empire. Though Qo'noS is a class M world, its highly tilted axis contributes to extreme seasonal changes As a result, its native life forms are aggressive and adapted to deal with rugged terrain and harsh environments.
The Saqghom system boasts a pair of habitable worlds (one arid, one frigid) as well as a resource-rich asteroid belt and a Jovian world with a one habitable moon and many heavy metals in its other satellites. This profligacy of natural resources means that Saqghom has been the site of House battles for colonization and exploitation for over a century.
Tiqchirgh is a dry, near-desert world that is home to a wide range of ruins from a vanished civilization. The world is notable primarily for the great variety of archaeological treasures left by its former inhabitants.
The Ghomha system includes several colonies that are ostensibly neutral in the House battles that often rage through the Empire. As a result, fleets of House-loyal ships often engage in running battles here, knowing that they can retreat to friendly territory once the battles end, or celebrate their victories in a neutral settlement. The system gained great notoriety in Federation standard year 2407 when fleets from the House of Duras and the House of Martok clashed in a major engagement.
The Kahless Expanse stretches through massive nebulas and into deep space at the edge of the Empire. Here, subspace distortions and energy eddies make it difficult to conduct long-range scans. As a result, Klingon warriors must rigorously patrol the area, especially since Federation ships often use the nebula to hide their approach.
The jungle world of N'Vak once hosted a prosperous Klingon colony, but it was annihilated after an infection by a mutagenic virus. It now serves as a popular site of hunting expeditions and rite of passage ceremonies. Borg invaders cannibalized one of the planet's small moons to build a repair facility, thereby turning this system into a heated battle zone for the Klingon Empire.
Located very close to the heart of the Empire, the Qutmut system is a dangerous area of space avoided by lone ships.
Rura Penthe, known throughout the galaxy as the "aliens' graveyard," is a class P frigid world with no habitable surface areas. It is also rich in dilithium and various heavy industrial metals. As a result, it serves as a penal colony where prisoners work until they die in the dilithium mines.
Teroka is a dusty world with significant tectonic activity. The combination of silicate mantle and a series of heating and cooling cycles in its late formation left the world with deep chasms and caverns stretching for miels beneath the surface. The world also boasts valuable deposits of ferro-magnetic material and heavy materials.
When Kahless the Unforgettable left his Empire, he pointed to a star and announced that he would one day return at that point of light. The Boreth system is that star, and in tribute to the Promise of Kahless, a monastey there holds a revered order of Klingon monks who keep the memory of the Promise alive.
The ChoS nebula boasts dense clouds of ice and pre-stellar matter. Though few stars form in this nebula, its tendency to form irregular pockets of gas and dense matter makes sensor readings unreliable in this area. For this reason, True Way elements from Cardassian space use this nebula as an excellent place to hide or from which to conduct hit-and-run raids against Imperial supply lines.
The Forcas system orbits a hot white star, but the third planet is far enough out to be habitable. Forcas III is renowned as the site of an annual bat'leth tournament, which is an opportunity for great glory and honor. The class M planet itself boasts no moons, but instead an asteroid debris field.
Gorath is a binary star system with a marginally-hospitable world. Although survival is possible on Gorath, it is made difficult by the preponderance of dangerous chemicals, such as sulfur and chlorine. Klingon Houses routinely use Gorath both for training and for battle over the exotic materials that sometimes form in the planet's harsh geosphere.
Several small chunks of irregularly-shaped barren rock populate the Norgh system. This system occasionally hosts strange energy fluctuations, and sometimes lone ships passing through the system will report seeing a vessel of unknown configuration on scanners for just a moment before the other ship is gone.
Sanek is a hot, volcanically-active ringed world orbiting a dying orange-red star. The Sanek system is filled with reflective dust leftover from failed planet formation. Nevertheless, Sanek is a marginally habitable world.
The T'Kanis nebula contains massive quantities of dust, gas, and energy discharges, which make it extremely difficult to map and navigate. THis combination likely contributed to its priority as a target area for the Borg. Borg vessels now roam the nebula largely at will and use the area to conceal their attempts to assimilate the Empire.
Yov'bot is a class M world, distant from its red sun, that boasts advanced military production facilities. A series of icy metalloid comets in a stable orbit around the planet provide sensor cover for small objects such as frigates and mines.
Romulan refugess flooded into the agricultural colonies on Eirhess III after the destruction of their homeworld. The Eirhess colonists, many of whom had relatives on worlds that were ceded to the Cardassian Union in the late 2360s, welcomed them with open arms.
The neutral planet is now a base for humanitarian and relief efforts in Romulan space, and both Starfleet and the Romulan Star Empire may have a presence in the system at any given time.
Elvren VI is a Class-L world surrounded by J-Class micronebulas. The nebulas are home to a species of electromagnetic lifeform similar to a lifeform detected by the U.S.S. Voyager in the Delta Quadrant. Because of the presence of these creatures, starship traffic in the Elvren system is restricted to ships with prior approval from Starfleet Command.
The Icari System is the sole source of Icari crystals, which are used in jewelry and other decorative works. The luminous green color of the crystals is especially prized by Romulan artists. The largest Icari crystal ever found was cut into a statue that is rumored to be in Empress Sela's palace on Nova Roma.
A Class-K planetoid, Memory Alpha has been adapted for humanoid colonization through the use of a series of pressurized dome habitats. The planetoid is home to Federation's largest cultural history and scientific archive, and is available to any scholar or scientist who wishes access.
Dozens of researchers call the planetoid home, and some of the most advanced technological and theoretical work in the Alpha Quadrant gets its start at Memory Alpha.
The Teneebian system is famed for the large crystals known as Teneebian amethysts that can be found in the caves on Teneebia Alpha. The two inhabited bodies in this system are actually moons, but the planet they once orbited was destroyed eons agaon. Its remains now make up the dense asteroid field in the system.
The worlds of the Agrama system have been havens for the Orion Syndicate for more than a century. Pirate bases are hidden throughout the asteroid belts surrounding the three planets in the system, and vessels entering the system should be alert to possible attacks.
Starfleet established an outpost on this ringed, L-class world after the destruction of Romulus in 2387. The base was a hub for relief ships and refugees in the chaotic early months after the destruction of the Romulans' homeworld. Now it has been expanded to offer assistance to former colony worlds wishing to be independent of the Romulan Star Empire.
One of the planets opened to refugees from Romulus, Rhi III is a temperate, M-Class world that many residents compare to the lands around the Apnex Sea on their lost homeworld.
In 2394, the colonists of Rhi III voted against rejoining the Romulan Star Empire and submitting to Praetor Taris' rule. Since then, they have struggled to remain independent.
A ringed, Class-G world in orbit of a yellow dwarf star, Sienae I has a diameter of 15,245 km. Surface temperatures average 145 degrees Kelvin, and the atmosphere is primarily comprised of hydrogen and argon.
One of a series of listening posts and defense stations along the edge of the Romulan Neutral Zone. The outposts were designed as an early warning system in the case of a Romulan attack on the Federation. With the destruction of Romulus, many of these outposts have been expanded to include space for researchers or cargo space for relief supplies.
This system is home to Starbase 39-Sierra, the closest Federation outpost to the edge of the Romulan Neutral Zone and the headquarters for Starfleet's Romulan Task Force. The starbase was the base for rescue and relief efforts after the destruction of Romulus, and Admiral T'nae keeps a close eye on the many starships traveling through this sector.
The planet that the starbase orbits was heavily mined in the 22nd century by the Romulans. It is believed that the miners hit hidden pockets of deuterium, causing an explosion that split the world in two.
Terrh is a Class-P world orbiting a yellow dwarf star. More than 80 percent of the planet's surface is covered with ice, and the average surface temperature near the equator is -70 degrees Celsius. Viterium deposits have been found on Terrh, and teams of miners will drill through hundreds of meters of ice to reach them.
The Aelas system is home to the Aelaseans, an advanced, warlike race that rejected almost all technology in an effort to end the battles that were threatening to permanently divide their people. The Aelaseans now use a tribal structure, and have divided themselves into groups of mostly hunter-gatherers and those that mine topaline, which is one of the planet's major resources.
Although the system would seem to be ripe for conquest by the Romulan military, they keep a respectful distance from the Aelasean homeworld. It is unknown if there is a treaty in palce, or if the Romulans are wary of technology that the Aelaseans may have saved from their days as a power in the region.
A binary star system with no planets, the Hadrian system was charted in the late 22nd century but has not been the target of in-depth system surveys or analysis. Recent increases in traffic to-and-from the system suggests that the Romulan military has taken an interest in the area, and may be looking for resources to help rebuild their fleets.
The Pilatus system is comprised of three planets in extremely close orbit around a Class-B dwarf star. The relatively short distances between the worlds gives rise to a great deal of seismic instability, and events on one world can influence seismic activity on another.
A small colony was founded on Pilatus Prime in 2382, but it was evacuated less than six months later after a massive landquake on Pilatus II caused a similar series of disturbances on Pilatus Prime. The Starfleet Corps of Engineers has offered to assist the Romulan military in retrofitting the world with seismic stabilizers, but its offer was refused.
A Class-C world covered in a thick layer of ice, Ra'kholh was considered uninhabitable until 2391, when a group of photonic lifeforms settled on the world. The holograms run research center in a series of domed habitats, each of which has been completely equipped with holoprojectors.
The current leader of the colony is Doctor Marius, a former Starfleet EMH Mark I who was liberated from a dilithium mine in the Sirius Sector with the help of activists from the Soong Foundation.
Tephrei I and II are twin worlds in orbit of a Class-G star. Nicknamed "Fire and Ice," Tephrei I is a Class I supergiant with an average surface temperature of 212 degrees Kelvin and traces of water vapor at the poles, while the Class-P Tephrei II is almost completely covered with a layer of nitrogen ice that is more than 3,000 meters thick at the equator.
A Class-P world in orbit of a white giant star, the T'liss system is notable for the significant deposits of dilithium on its surface.
Preliminary surveys have indicated the presence of decalithium on the western continent. Now the previously unimportant region of space has become a hotly-contested area that has Romulan, Starfleet, and even Hirogen attention.
A Romulan colony world near the neutral zone, Vendor II is a M-Class world with a population of approximately 47,000. Many of the residents are family members of Romulan military officers who serve on the space station orbiting the planet. Access to the station is severely restricted, and several members of Starfleet's Romulan Task Force have expressed an interest in learning more about what is happening there.
An M-class world, Chulan II is commonly known by colonists who live there as "Red Sand." The deserts that cover more than 60 percent of the planet's surface have a high percentage of iron particles, giving the sands their distinctive color.
The colony has found ways to filter out the valuable heavy metals in the sand, and this painstaking process has led to the colony becoming a leading source of rytalyn.
An uninhabited class-K world orbited by a small moon is the primary feature of this system. Single-cell organisms were detected on the world in 2378, ending plans to terraform the planet for colonization.
Raiders have been known to use the remote system as a base of operations for attacks on Romulan convoys, but an increased military presence in the area has put a stop to all but the most determined of pirates.
The unusual gravitational harmonics of the planetoids of the Hfihar system are believed to be due to the elongated elliptical orbit of Hfihar II. However, Federation researchers in the system have recently detected something that could be a dark matter nebula. The presence of an anomaly of that type could be affecting the harmonics of all the planetoids.
The Federation Science Council is constructing a metreon fountain on Hfihar I in an effort to learn more about the nebula.
The Orith system is dominated by Orith Prime, a large hydrogen-helium gas giant with significant amounts of chlorine and sulfur in its atmosphere. In close orbit with Orith Prime is Orith II, a small M-Class planet covered in jungles and thick vegetation. Empire scientists say that the atmosphere on Orith II is not hazardous, although they speculate that the influence of the gas giant has led to unusual aberrations in the planet's ecosystem.
Intelligence reports indicate that Nausicaan pirates have taken up residence in clusters of asteroids drawn into orbit by Orith Prime's massive gravity well. Captains in the region are advised to use caution when exploring the region.
Twin worlds similar to Romulus and Remus, Rator III and IV have become the heart of the new Romulan Star Empire.
Empress Sela maintains a palace on the surface of Rator III, and the Romulan Senate meets in the city of Nova Roma. Much of the rest of the planet is taken up by forests and wild mountainous regions, although Starfleet has intelligence that suggests that there are at least three major Romulan military bases on the planet as well.
Alth'ndor III is a ringed M-class world in orbit of a Class-F star. The planet is home to a thriving agricultural colony that provides needed resources for the Romulan Star Empire. Because of the value of this colony to the Empire, Empress Sela has made protecting the system a high priority. There is a military base in orbit, and plans are underway for the construction of planetary defenses.
Khaiell Colony grew out of the Reunification movement of the late 23rd century. A mixed colony of Vulcans and Romulans, the Khaiellians have created a society that has elements of both cultures.
The colony's leader, Sarr, is a former Starfleet officer and maintains close ties with many former shipmates. One of these friends is Admiral T'nae, the commander of Starbase 39-Sierra.
In several respects the Mylasa system is very similar to the Sol system. The fourth planet in the system is a temperate M-class world orbited by a single moon, with several landmasses separated by large ocenas.
Unlike Earth, however, Mylasa IV is surrounded by an asteroid belt with a high percentage of verteron particles. Because the only other known source of self-sustaining verteron particles is the Bajoran wormhole, Federation scientists theorize that this system may have been the location of a wormhole that has since destabilized.
More than 60 percent of the landmass on Nopada Prime is classified as desert. The most temperate areas of the planets are on the coast of the Te'ker Ocean, but violent tides make most of this land uninhabitable. The fauna of Nopada Prime have adapted to life on this harsh planet, where daytime temperatures can soar to more than 48 degrees Celsius.
Aido VI is a massive Class-K world with a diameter of 17,047 km, which makes it the largest Class-K world in the quadrant. The Federation science council is negotiating with the Romulan government to send a survey team to the system. Permission for the expedition is expected to be on the agenda during the next meeting between the Romulan ambassador to the Federation and Federation president Aenik Okeg.
The tropical world of Brea III was once a pleasure planet for the Romulan Star Empire. High-ranking military officers, senators and nobles flocked to its warm oceans and build palatial homes in secluded jungle estates. Scientists and archaeologists studied ruins of an ancient civilization scattered across the planet.
After the destruction of the homeworld, however, the estates fell into decay and the research projects were forgotten. Most of the population migrated to more populous worlds. Brea III was left to quietly decay, and the jungle has reclaimed much of what was once there.
The population of Cirini Prime swelled to more than 4.7 million after the destruction of the Romulan homeworld. The Cirini Council is now one of the most influential groups in the new Romulan Star Empire, and the empress is scheduled to visit the world in the spring.
Because of the increase in Cirini Prime's importance, the Romulan military has increased its presence on the planet.
For more than 30 years, access to this system was restricted to ships with D'Vas-level security clearance. While those restrictions would have been lifted after the destruction of the Romulan homeworld, more than 47 vessels have been reported lost in the system since 2380. Captains entering this area are advised to remain on tactical alert.
High levels of thoron radiation in this system block subspace transmissions, so Starfleet has installed a series of communications transceivers to boost signals from ships and carry them to Starbase 39-Sierra.
Khellian Prime has been identified as a prime choice for colonization, and long-term surveys of the world are in progress.
A neutral colony and trading post thrive on Muso Prime, and the busy markets attract ships from throughout the sector. The only law of trade on Muso Prime is "caveat emptor," and shoppers are advised to consider carefully before making a deal.
Outpost Quebec Alpha is one of a handful of Federation bases established in the Bolarus Sector in the early 2390s. The original use of Quebec Alpha was to provide support for Romulan colony worlds seeking independence, but over the past five years its focus has changed to defense and research. There is a team from the Vulcan Science Academy in residence on the station, and academy students frequently assist during planetary surveys of Beshar Prime.
A system with three planets in orbit of a Class-G dwarf star. Llaiir Prime is a ringed, M-class world. Archaeological surveys indicate that it was inhabited approximately 3,500 years ago, and that most of the planet's population were killed in a series of civil wars. The planet has been unoccupied since then.
Shortly after the destruction of the Romulan homeworld in 2387, a fleet of Federation vessels speeding to the Romulus system to offer aid were intercepted by the former miner Nero and his vessel Narada near NGC 1218. Sixteen Starfleet vessels were destroyed in the resulting battle.
Starfleet has attempted multiple salvage operations over the years, but most efforts have been blocked by Romulan and Reman forces. While the remains of approximately 2,400 Starfleet officers have been recovered, the debris from their ships remains as a testament to their willingness to risk their lives to help others.
A Class-F planet with a diameter of 14,447 km, Ponor II is categorized as extremely hazardous, and Class 4 seismic disturbances are common. Volcanic eruptions can ignite the hydrogen compounds in the atmosphere, creating massive fireballs that can destroy large areas with almost no warning. Away team missions to the planet are forbidden without approval from Starfleet.
One of several colony worlds that left the Romulan Star Empire after the destruction of the homeworld in 2387. Rashana Colony is independent, but retains trade and cultural ties with Nova Roma.
Surprisingly, Empress Sela has never sent troops to Rashana like she has in other instances of breakaway colonies. Starfleet Intelligence reports indicate that there is still a Tal Shiar presence on the planet, and that might be staying the Empress's hand. While the Tal Shiar work for the Empire, not all of them are loyal to Sela herself.
The Aihai system has a D-class world in orbit around a much larger M-Class planet. Exo-biologists have noted several marked similarities between Aihai II and systems in the Defera Sector. While this may be a case of parallel development, some studies have suggested a genetic link between the Deferi and the Aihaians.
The colonists on Cero III have opened their home to anyone who wishes to create a new community. Community rules prohibit advanced technology on the surface, resources are shared communally, and all children are raised by the community.
Early agricultural efforts on the dry plains of the planet failed, and the colony struggled until geologists found deposits of dilithium in the asteroid belt surrounding the world.
A Class-F world in orbit of a Class-B star, Fitzan is notable for its significant deposits of murinite, nitrium and chrondite.
Volcanic activity makes mining on the surface dangerous, but since the destruction of Romulus nitrium and chrondite have been in high demand. There are always crews willing to take the risks in return for the premium Empress Sela's government pays for their efforts.
The site of the supernova explosion that destroyed Romulus and Remus in 2387. Current theories suggest that the explosion ruptured subspace, and that the energy from the blast traveled through subspace at speeds much greater than the speed of light.
Because this is the only known incident of this happening, it has been of great interest to Federation scientists. Kathryn Janeway led the first expedition to study the Hobus Cinsder in 2388.
The Dimorus system is comprised of two worlds in orbit of a Class-F star. Legends say that during the Sundering, a sword created by the great Vulcan weaponsmith S'harien was lost on Dimorus II during a battle between two noble houses. The winners of that battle went on to be the first rulers of Romulus.
The Romulan military has named the orbital space station here "S'harien" to honor the swordsmith.
The Bassen Rift is a dense nebula field that disrupts subspace communications. Romulans call this area of space the "Great Bloom," in honor of the many greenish clouds, and the name has been picked up by Starfleet pilots.
In 2379, the rift was the site of a battle between the U.S.S. Enterprise-E and the Reman ship Scimitar, commanded by Shinzon, a clone of Jean-Luc Picard who had seized contorl of the Romulan Star Empire.
An M-Class world orbiting a Class-B dwarf star, K'shan is claimed by the Romulan Star Empire. It has a diameter of 13,047 km and has a nitrogen-oxygen atmosphere. It is surrounded with a band of icy asteroids known as the "Shards."
According to Romulan legend, the colony ships that left Vulcan during the Sundering used the Shards as shelter during a series of ion storms.
Warning! High levels of subspace radiation in this system may affect starship warp cores. Ships without multiphasic shielding should disengage warp drive while in the Lonco system.
In addition, debris and residual radiation from the destruction of the Romulus system may block subspace communications. Extreme care must be taken when entering the Lonco System.
The former home system of the Romulan Star Empire. Romulus and Remus were twin worlds, but the vast majority of the population was located on the larger and more temperate Romulus. Both planets were destroyed by the Hobus Supernova in 2387.
A memorial now stands at the location of Romulus, to honor the approximately 4.2 billion people killed in the cataclysm.
Sarita III is one of several former colony worlds that have chosen to break away from the Romulan Star Empire. The Sarita Senate has formally requested Federation assistance, and the Federation Diplomatic Corps has an envoy on the planet's surface to advise the colonists as they approve a constitution and organize planetary elections.
A Class-F dwarf star orbited by two planets. Fvillhaih I is a gas supergiant, while the much smaller Fvillhaih II is a Class-C world covered with a think layer of volcanic ash. Surveys have shown that Fvillhaih II was a Class-B world approximately 100,000 years ago, and that the thousands of volcanoes on the planet went dormant as the planet cooled.
The homeworld of the Iconian civilization, Iconia was almost destroyed by a massive orbital bombardment approximately 200,000 years ago. The population of the planet was believed to have been killed, although some survivors may have escaped through their multidimensional gateways.
Ancient texts describe the Iconians as "Demons of Air and Darkness" and report that they can appear at will anywhere in the galaxy without the use of starships.
Lirss Prime is a ringed, Class-H world. Exo-archaeologists believe that there was life on the planet more than 3 million years ago, but surveys have found no signs of organized societies or settlements. Organic compounds found on the surface, however, indicate that flora and fauna once flourished on the world.
The Vhoran system is comprised of three planets orbiting a yellow dwarf star. Vhoran Prime is Class L, and a team from the Federation Science Council has been conducting planetary surveys there with the permission of the Romulan Star Empire. If the planet is not found suitable for full colonization or resource gathering, it may be a candidate for terraforming.
The home system of the Bajoran people. The system has eight planets, and there are four moons around Bajor, which is the homeworld.
The Bajorans are a deeply spiritual people, and faith in the Prophets drives much of who they are. They are also fighters, and when their world was occupied by the Cardassian Union they launched a fierce opposition movement that ultimately drove the Cardassians forces to retreat.
Bajor is one of the newest members of the United Federation of Planets.
A space station originally built by the Cardassian occupation forces in orbit of Bajor, DS9 was surrendered to Federation administration in 2369. It became one of the most important strategic posts in Starfleet after the discovery of the Bajoran wormhole, and the station was moved to the mouth of the wormhole itself.
DS9 was key to the defense of the Alpha Quadrant during the Dominion War, and its commander, Benjamin Sisko, laid the groundwork that led to Bajor joining the Federation.
The two planets of the Lateri system orbit a Class-G dwarf star. The system is uninhabited, but the uridium relevant in the asteroid belt attracts miners from throughout the region. Mineral rights to the region were acquired by Gul Madred after the Dominion War, but he later licensed them to the Janus Mining Corporation.
Comprised of four planets in close orbit around a Class-B star, the Malon system is dominated by Malon Prime. The planet is an L-class world noted for the crystalline structures in the western mountain ranges. Artists carve the larger crystals into abstract works of art that are prized by collectors throughout Cardassian space and the Federation.
The Toron Belt is a vast asteroid belt surrounding a white giant star. There have been mining outposts in the region, but he operation was abandoned in the early days of the Dominion War. Starfleet recommends that civilian ships avoid the area because of navigational hazards and the possibility of raiders in the region.
A region of space known for intense plasma storms and gravitational anomalies. The plasma storms make starship navigation in the area extremely difficult, and most captains avoid the area.
In the 2370s, the Maquis used the Badlands as a staging area and hiding place during their campaign against the Cardassian Union. Now the True Way is reviving those tactics in their fight against the Federation.
The home system of the Cardassians, the Cardassian system has eight planets and two asteroid belts orbiting a red dwarf star. Cardassia Prime is the homeworld, but five planets in the system are inhabited.
Cardassia Prime was devastated by orbital bombardments at the end of the Dominion War, and since then has been rebuilding with the help of the Federation and other friendly worlds.
A breakaway faction known as the True Way wants the Federation to withdraw from Cardassian space and is calling for the repeal of democratic reforms put in place since the end of the war.
A Class-C planet surrounded by a ring of nitrogen ice particles. Elwing Prime has a diameter of 11,047 km, and an average surface temperature of 4.7 degrees Kelvin. Probes of the planet have detected pockets of deuterium and uridium ore.
There are six planets in the Kinjun system, but four of them are so far away from the B-class star that astronomers are debating whether to remove them from charts of the system and recategorize them as rogue bodies.
Kinjun III is an L-Class world, with approximately 470,000 residents on the eastern landmass. Ruins north of populated areas have been traced to the early Hebitian period.
Reimers IV is an M-Class colony world with approximately 670,000 residents. More than 90 percent of the colonists are Cardassian. Its location close to Cardassia has made it a target for the True Way, and the Cardassian Detapa Council has asked the Federation to help train law enforcement officers in how to detect and investigate underground terrorist activity on the planet.
The Cathedral Plume is a column-shaped nebula in the Chapel system. Bajoran legends say that a message from the Prophets will be found in the nebula, but there are no records of any such message or artifact being found there. Recent surveys have detected elevated amounts of verterons in the Cathedral Plume, but additional studies are required to determine a source for these particles.
Culver II is a ringed, L-Class world in close orbit with the much smaller, D-Class Culver I. The bright yellow color of Culver II is caused by large amounts of sulfurite particles in the upper atmosphere. The sulfurite can cause breathing problems in some humanoid species, and Starfleet requires that away team members who visit Culver II submit to a full medical exam upon completion of the mission.
During the Dominion War, Dominion forces began dumping scrapped vessels and other space debris into the Draylon system. The field of refuse grew throughout the war until the Dominion abandoned it after the signing of the Treaty of Bajor.
Cardassian ships have plundered the field for recyclable materials, but the rest remains until Starfleet has the resources to mount a major clean-up operation. Until then, Starfleet Command has found a use for the area as a site for training exercises that are too dangerous to be held near populated worlds.
The Liuen system has three planets orbiting a Class-K star. Liuen II and III are both M-class, and they were colonized by the Cardassian Union in the late 23rd century. The leadership of Liuen II is known to be sympathetic to the True Way, and many operatives hide among the population. Starfleet officers should take precautions on away missions, particularly missions in or near Mos City or the Larobit Entertainment District.
An area of space notable for the number of micronebulas and subspace anomalies. The anomalies make traveling at high speeds difficult. Starfleet recommends that ships in the area use impulse engines only, and travel above Warp 2 is restricted without permission from Starfleet Command.
The remote Andoss system has been a haven for traders looking for a discreet place to exchange less-than-legal goods or ships on the run for decades. It was a Maquis hideout in the early 2370s, and later was used by the Federation to conceal ships from the Dominion prior to the first Battle of Chin'toka. The high levels of disodium in the region make all but short-range sensors ineffective.
The residents of Aokii II overwhelmingly support the True Way, and the system is one of the organization's strongholds near Cardassian space. The Aokii Council is led by Elar Churick, and he won the last election on a platform of strong defense and rejection of "Federation sloth."
There are claims that Churick was once a member of the Obsidian Order, but his only answer to questions about his past is to say that he was "a loyal servant of the Cardassian Union."
Minos Korva is one of the Federation worlds that the Cardassian Union attempted to conquer in the Federation-Cardassian War of the 24th century. Many of the planet's 2 million residents evacuated during the Dominion War, but the population rebounded after the Treaty of Bajor was signed. Now more than 1.6 million people live on the world. The Federation Science Council maintains a research station on the planet.
Obrom II is a Federation colony with a population of approximately 25,000. The planet was occupied by Jem'Hadar forces during the Dominion War, and Starfleet is still attempting to determine the whereabouts of more than 300 residents who were sent to Dominion prison camps in the Gamma Quadrant.
Aria is a temperate world in orbit of a Class B star. The warm waters of Aria's oceans have been compared to Risa, and some of the best rock climbing and skiing in the quadrant can be found in the Sonng Mountains. Plans are underway to develop the world as a pleasure world like Casperia Prime, but activists are calling for the world's pristine forests and oceans to be preserved as they are now.
The orbit of Caralun II blocks the light from the system's star to much of the western hemisphere of Caralun I. The colonists on that world avoid the regions in shadow, and some report seeing strange aliens there during the certain phases of the solar cycle.
Eta Corwin 60 is a white star with a diameter of 1,347,000 km. About three-fourths of the mass of the sun is comprised of hydrogen, with significant amounts of helium, oxygen, carbon, neon and iron. The surface temperature is approximately 5,200 degrees Kelvin.
The Cardassian Union surrendered control of the Trivas system in 2372 as part of its agreements with the Federation after the Cardassian withdraw from Bajor. Among the assets that the Cardassians abandoned in the area was the orbital space station Empok Nor, a sister station to DS9.
The colony at Algira Prime is isolated by a thick asteroid belt. The high levels of kelbonite and fistrium in the belt blocks subspace communications, and most ships tend to avoid the area. The Bajoran Ministry of Commerce offers a premium to transport ships that will brave the risks to keep the Algira colonists supplied and connected to the rest of the quadrant.
The Dubhe system was the site of one of the largest battles between the Maquis and Cardassian forces. In 2373, a fleet of Marquis ships moving through the area en route to Minos Korva were ambushed by a much larger Dominion force. The Maquis were routed in a battle that is now considered to be the beginning of the end of their insurrection.
The two planets of the Lilsis system are in close orbit around Gamma Lilsis 26, a white dwarf star. Surveys of the system have found signs of tekasite. Because of this, Starfleet has restricted civilian access to the system until the Starfleet Corps of Engineers can safely neutralize the deposits.
Gul Madred acquired mineral rights to several systems in the early days after the Dominion War, including the Shahr system. When the Cardassian military was decommissioned in the Federation-Cardassian treaty of 2386, Madred hired hundreds of former officers to supervise his mining operations. Starfleet Intelligence now believes that Madred's mining operations were a cover for the formation of the True Way.
The Arawath system was first colonized by the Cardassian Union in the late 22nd century. Surface temperatures on Arawath are more than ten degrees lower than on Cardassia Prime, and the long rainy seasons are considered unappealing to most Cardassians.
In the 2350s, Arawath became popular among retired Cardassian officials looking to get away from the intrigues on the homeworld.
The Maquis used the vast asteroid fields of the Bavar system as a hiding place during their insurrection against the Cardassian Union. In 2372, Calvin Hudson led a squadron of Maquis raiders in an attack on a Cardassian convoy. Six ships were destroyed and more than 2,500 Cardassian soldiers were killed.
Kalesta III is being terraformed by the Federation Science Council for use as a joint Cardassian-Federation colony. Nicholas Cooper, a student of Professor Gideon Seyetik, is leading the project, which he says will be completed by 2423. Cooper promises potential residents that Kalesta III will be a paradise what will surpass Seyetik's work on Blue Horizon.
The two planets of the Lahra system are in a close orbit around a Class B star with a core temperature of 27,500 degrees Kelvin. Lahra Prime is L class, but it was considered too cold and mountainous to be suitable for colonization before the Dominion War. Now, however, the Cardassian government wants to encourage new settlements in the region. In 2407, it began offering land grants to settlers willing to move to the planet.
The Cardassian Union ceded control of the six planets in the B'lii system to the United Federation of Planets in the Treaty of Bajor at the end of the Dominion War. In 2388, the Starfleet Corps of Engineers deployed a series of subspace boosters to extend signals from ships exploring the Badlands and Rolor Nebula.
The Cardassian Mining Union has been plundering the rich veins of duridium and cortenide on Mirish Prime for more than 200 years. While the veins close to the surface are depleted, surveys have found richer strikes kilometers underground. The Federation Miners Union has offered to provide technology for deep mining, but disputes about ownership of the mines and divisions of payloads have stalled the negotiations.
Eta Oradhe 70 is a Class F star with an average core temperature of 7,200 degrees Kelvin. It is comprised of hydrogen, with significant amounts of ionized metals, calcium and iron. Protomater has been found in several micronebulas in the system.
Access to TRD 071944 is restricted by order of Starfleet Command. Starfleet vessels are ordered to avoid the region unless there is a clear and present danger to civilians by other Starfleet vessels. Vessels must notify Starfleet Command of their intentions before entering the region.
Crown I, II, and III are D-Class planetoids that orbit the much larger, M-Class Crown IV, which in turn orbits a Class-F white star. Crown IV was used as a prison planet by the Cardassian Union for more than 70 years, until the detainment camps were dismantled at the end of the Dominion War.
The planet is popular among those in the salvage trade, and abandoned Cardassian technology or even hulks of starships can be found on the surface.
Enocha Prime is a C-Class planet with a diameter of 17,047 km. It has a highly inclined orbit that takes it more than 4.4 billion kilometers from Alpha Enocha 66. The surface is covered with methane ice, and there are trace amounts of nitrogen and carbon monoxide. Core samples have revealed that more than 47 percent of the planet's mass is ice.
The Orias system has six planets. Of those worlds, one is M-Class. Orias III is uninhabited, and for decades was used by the Obsidian Order for training exercises and as a detention site. In 2371, the order used the system as the location of a fleet intended to enter the Gamma Quadrant and attack the Founders' homeworld. The attack failed, and the Obsidian Order ships were destroyed by a Jem'Hadar counterattack.
Phi II is a ringed, Class-G planet. Its surface is covered with crystalline shards of sulfite compounds, and the atmosphere is a mix of carbon dioxide and hydrogen. Neutronium ore has been detected in the western landmass, but the harsh conditions on Phi II mean that a manned mining outpost would be too costly.
The Goralis system was first colonized by the Cardassian Union in 2287. There are now more than 700,000 residents on Goralis III, most concentrated in the desert regions of the western landmass. The Federation has been assisting the colonists of Goralis III to expand their settlements and re-establish industry and agriculture on the planet.
Mec VI was a Cardassian colony world that was ceded to Bajoran control in the Treaty of Bajor. In 2402, the Bajoran government signed an agreement with the Ferengi Tourism Commission to develop the islands of Mec VI as a pleasure resort and casino. Construction is due to be completed in 2411.
Mryax 40 is a Class B dwarf star with an internal core temperature of 28,000 degrees Kelvin. The star was used for the first tests of Starfleet multiphasic shielding. Starfleet now requires that multiphasic shielding on starships be able to withstand temperatures of 37,500 degrees Kelvin.
The three planets of the Vestalan system are clustered around the Starburst Nebula. Vestalan Prime was a candidate for colonization before the Dominion War, but plans were abandoned after the outbreak of hostilities. Now the Cardassian Detapa Council is considering launching an expedition to the planet to search for veins of uridium.
The homeworld of the peaceful Deferi, Defera is a ringed, M-Class world with a population of approximately 3.8 billion. Deferi value the Balance of being close to nature, and many will work in cities but have homes in nearby forests or mountain ranges.
In the past 30 years, the Deferi have become concerned that their growing population is out of Balance with the resources available on the world. They are increasing colonization of other systems in the region to rectify their population problems.
Deferi Outpost 3 is an orbital station built by the Deferi to service and supply colony ships on their way to the worlds in the Kelvani Belt. The largest of the Deferi space stations, Outpost 3 has a population of 450 people, with an additional 20 miners living on ships permanently assigned to collecting the ore from outlying asteroids.
Manek Prime is an L-Class world that was populated approximately 25,000 years ago. Ruins linked to the Preservers have been found on the planet. The Federation Archaeology Council has requested permission to survey the surface of Manek III as well, but the remains of that world have been deemed too dangerous for an away mission.
VZA-4001 is an unihabited star system. The three planets of the system were destroyed approximately 5,200 years ago, when one of the two stars in the system collapsed, creating a black hole. The gravitational pull from the black hole was at an angle form the planets, and the gravitational shear tore the planets apart. The area is on the major trade route for the Defera Sector.
The Kelvani Belt is the main source of income for off-world Deferi, and the metals and ores harvested there are being sold throughout the quadrant by Deferi and Ferengi brokers.
Surveys deeper into the belt have found several habitable worlds, and the Deferi are sending colony ships to these planets to start off-world colonies that are in balance with their surroundings.
An unclaimed system with three planets in orbit of a Class-F star. Lae'nas III is a M-Class world known for the volcanic mountains on the southern continent. The climate of the southern continent is very similar to prehistoric Defera, and the Deferi Science Council has been studying the climate and flora here for decades.
The Raveh system is a binary system with a blue dwarf star in orbit of a much larger Class B star. Light from two stars should make Raveh II much warmer than it actually is, but a thick layer of theta radiation in the upper atmosphere reflects much of the energy from the stars, keeping average surface temperatures on the planet low. More than 70 percent of the landmass of Raveh II is covered with snow and ice for the majority of the solar year.
S'hinga Prime is a L-class world with a diameter of 13,447 kilometers. It has an atmosphere of oxygen and argon compounds, with a high percentage of carbon dioxide. Primitive flora and single-cell organisms have been found on scans of the surface.
Both S'hinga Prime and its moon orbit a Class B dwarf star.
Alpha Zaria 30 is a hot G-class star that is very similar to the star at the center of the Sol system. However, it was not always so. The star was a cooler Class-K star in the early 22nd century.
Deferi scientists believe that the neutral metals in the core of the star came in contact with a source of protomatter, igniting the star and increasing its core temperature significantly. The resulting explosion destroyed the two worlds in close orbit with the star.
Starbase 82 is in orbit around Sibiran Prime, a Class-F world with an unusual amount of geothermal activity. Commander Pan has been leading research into tapping the geothermal potential of the planet, but that work has been delayed by the invasion of the Borg in the Gamma Orionis Sector Block. Starbase 82 is now the secondary command site for Battle Group Omega and the Borg Task Force.
Low-level delta radiation from the rogue moon in this region of space helps block the energy signatures from the ships of Battle Group Omega. The battle group is the staging area for the defense of the Gamma Orionis sector. Both the Federation and the Klingon Empire hope to halt the Borg advance here, before they can threaten the core worlds of the Alpha Quadrant.
Hotep IV was settled in the late 2370s by a group of former Federation citizens who were forced out of their homes when their planet was ceded to the Cardassian Union. The settlers rejected Federation offers of resettlement, opting instead to move far away from major populated systems and what they saw as undue interference in their affairs.
An uninhabited system with two planets in close orbit around a Class-F white star with a core made up of hydrogen and ionized metals with trace amounts of calcium and iron. Sensors have picked up Borg activity in this system, although the lack of inhabitants or technology to assimilate makes their presence there puzzling.
The Alini system is an uninhabited region of space surrounding Delta Alini 6, a Class-A star with a core temperature of 7500 degrees Kelvin. The star has a hydrogen core, with trace amounts of ionized silver. Starfleet is considering launching a series of surveillance arrays in this region to detect the movements of Borg vessels.
The Burgus asteroid belt is approximately 47.9 million kilometers from Burgus Iota 20, a Class-F dwarf star. The asteroids of the belt are comprised of rocky shells around cores of iron, deuterium, carbon and fistrium alloys.
Kessik IV is the home of a Federation colony with approximately 22,000 residents. The small community was the childhood home of B'Elanna Torres, chief engineer of the U.S.S. Voyager during its years in the Delta Quadrant.
A region of deep space first surveyed by the U.S.S. Archer in 2404. The Archer's surveys indicated that there were high enough amounts of delta radiation in some regions of the area to adversely affect starship sensors. Caution is advised when traveling through this region.
Preliminary studies of NGC-2447 have indicated that the micronebulas in the area could be forming one large nebula. Scientists speculate that this could be the first step in forming a stellar nursery, although ultraviolet levels in the region are not high enough to confirm that phenomenon.
The Quadra Sigma system has four planets in orbit around a Class-G star. Both Quadra Sigma Alpha and Beta are M-Class, but colonists chose to settle on the much smaller Quadra Sigma Beta. By tapping the geothermic energy of the much larger Alpha, they were able to supply all of the energy needed for the colony. Contact with the Beta colonists has been sporadic since the entry of the Borg into the Gamma Orionis Sector Block.
A stable portal to Fluidic Space, this one is maintained by the Hylasa to allow access to one of the major feeding grounds of the Gekli.
Gekli who leave fluidic space to explore other regions of space will often return to their spawning sites as they age, and the Hylasa seek to make this process as easy as possible for the Great Ones.
The unusual ring that surrounds the twin gas giants in the Kuda system is a sight not to be missed by space travelers in the Pelia Sector. Scientists theorize that the ring developed when an anomaly with an extremely strong gravitational pull altered the orbit of Kuda II. Whether the anomaly was a black hole or a cosmic string is still a matter of debate.
An area of deep space known for large amounts of spatial and temporal anomalies. At least two quantum filaments have been recorded in the area, as well as a graviton ellipse.
Starfleet is considering a long-term study of the area, and at least one science vessel may be assigned to fully investigate the area.
- Cestus System
- Mutara Nebula
- Noro System
- Quatlek System
- TRD0720 System
- Honod System
- Veyga System
- Dera System
- T'iokol System