Introduction (blurb)Edit

Captain James T. Kirk and the Starship Enterprise have been sent to the planet Nador to participate in a watershed event: the Nadorians' first true election, to vote on whether or not to join the United Federation of Planets.

Supporting the Federation are the planet's joint rulers: Their Serene Highnesses Abon and Delor, Siamese twins joined at the spinal cord to represent the unity of the different tribes of Nador. But a shadowy group of fanatics wants nothing to do with the Federation, and will stop at nothing -- whether it be assassinating the princes or kidnapping Captain Kirk's nephew Peter -- to achieve their goals!

Kirk must work to stop the fanatics from wreaking havoc on Nador, and from harming his beloved nephew -- but even he may be hard-pressed to stem the tide of chaos when the princes' horrible secret is revealed!


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AbonTonia BarrowsChristine ChapelPavel ChekovDelorDocosFitzgeraldFoxGiottoHanorJames T. KirkPeter KirkKyleLloraLonalLeonard McCoyElizabeth PalmerPataalKevin RileyJanine RogetSylvan RogetMontgomery ScottSherwoodSinclairSpockHikaru SuluTraskUhura
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Lewis CarrollDeSalleGarrovickJohn GillAnton KaridianKhanAurelan KirkSam KirkKonstantinCarol MarcusDavid MarcusPeter PrestonRanger

Starships and vehiclesEdit

USS EnterpriseUSS Potemkin
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USS Farragut


NadorRoyal Palace of Nador
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Amusement Park planetAntos IVDenevaEarthGemini constellation (Castor and Pollux) • Rigel VIStarbase 7

Races and culturesEdit

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States and organizationsEdit

Nadorian Planetary CouncilStarfleetStarfleet CommandUnited Federation of Planets
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Federation Council

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