The world Capulon IV is finally ready to join the Federation after years of waiting. All that remains is the ruler's coronation and a routine signing of the final treaty. When the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise and their passengers -- a group of women from a religious order dedicated to helping the downtrodden -- arrive for the event, they expect to find a world willing and happy to receive them. Instead, they encounter deceit and treachery. The crown prince, once excited and eager to join the Federation, now refuses even to speak with Captain Picard.
Beaming to the surface in an attempt to work out the problem, Picard, Troi, and Mother Veronica, the abbess of the nuns, are drugged and captured. Now they must somehow escape and stop the crowning.
- Jean-Luc Picard • William T. Riker • Geordi La Forge • Worf, Son of Mogh • Beverly Crusher • Deanna Troi • Data • Samantha Tuttle • Johann Marshall • Guinan • Fletcher • Geoff Salah • Mother Veronica • Sister Julian
- Referenced only
- O'Shaugnessy • Saint Francis • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart • Lwaxana Troi • Targ Sear • Melli Sear • Tam Elbrum • Noonien Soong • Sarjenka • Joshua Stern • Solomon • Felicitas • Roberta Plummer • Aske • Thomas Greycloud • Miles O'Brien • Keiko O'Brien
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The Romulan Prize
|TNG numbered novels||Next novel:|
Here There Be Dragons
Chapter 2, Section 12
A Man Alone
|The above chronology placements are based on the primary placement in 2369.|
The Pocket Books Timeline places events from this story in one other timeframe:
The Romulan Stratagem