In 2261, the USS Ardent was attacked by Orion pirates while in orbit of the planet. Unfortunately, the attack was so sudden that the starship was soon destroyed. While many crewmembers were able to escape via escape pod, only one pod survived because all the others landed in a volcanous region.
The sole survivor of the Ardent's crew was second officer, Clark Terrell, who became stranded on the planet for several years. However, during that time he was able to communicate with the local inhabitants and upon his rescue was able to negotiate a trade agreement and alliance between the Federation and the inhabitants. (ST video game: Starship Creator)