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During the mid-23rd century, Arcturus IV was a haven for thieves, criminals and malcontents from all over the Alpha and Beta Quadrants. In 2264, the Klingon renegade Koronin obtained a Klingon Bird-of-Prey after beating its captain in a game on Arcturus. She renamed the ship Quundar, and set off for the Federation Phalanx to wage war on the Federation. (TOS novel: Enterprise: The First Adventure)
As of 2271, Arcturus was still an independent world without government, stubbornly resisting joining the Klingons, Romulans, or Federation. It was technically inside Federation territory, but avoided by Border Patrol and Starfleet. It served as a neutral meeting place for humans, Romulans, and Klingons. The planet had joined the Federation by 2273.
Arcturus IV is a planet in the Alpha Quadrant with seven moons. Once every six years, three of Arcturus's moons would be full at once. This was considered a mystical time by the natives, when "very strange, very wonderful" things could happen.
- Star Charts puts forth that the planet is in the Alpha Quadrant.
Arcturus IV's general climate is classified as warm and temperate.
A native animal is the Arcturian dog bird.
Behind the scenesEdit
The Entropy Effect indicates the planet was already part of the Federation in 2270; however, according to The Lost Years, as of 2271, the world was still anarchic and independent. Peaceable Kingdoms also indicates that this was still the case in 2385.
- TOS episode: "The Savage Curtain"
- ST reference: The Making of Star Trek: The Motion Picture
- FASA RPG module: The Federation
- ST reference: Star Charts