- For other uses, see Benecia.
In an alternate timeline where the Federation and Klingons jointly colonized planets under the Organian Peace Treaty, Benecia City was the first Federation colony on Benecia. It would also serve as the capital.
Founded sometime in 2270, Benecia City was soon replaced as the largest Federation settlement on the planet by Zenith Colony in 2275. That same year, the colony experienced a major earthquake which caused much damage. Many suspected the Klingons of having deliberately created the earthquake as a means of driving off Federation settlers and laying claim to the entire planet.
The fact that Federation colonies on Sherman's Planet had also been setback by a series of unfortunate events in 2267 and 2268 only fueled speculation of Klingon involvement on Benecia. When a second earthquake occurred, scans of the colony taken by Mara, the wife of Kang, revealed that a cloaked Klingon Bird-of-Prey was behind the tremors. Kang would later expose his government's involvement feeling that such clandestine measures only brought shame to the Klingon Empire. Kang was also upset that some of his troops died in the second earthquake as they provided relief to the Federation colonists. (ST - Myriad Universes novel: Honor in the Night)
|the planet Benecia|
|cities and settlements||Benecia Colony: Benecia City • Dunwich • Zenith Colony|
|geography and bodies of water||Carlton Bay • Zenith Lake • Talos continent|
|orbital locations:||Benecia Medical Station|