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Korvat was the site of negotiations between the Federation and the Klingon Empire in 2289 whose aim was an end to the decades-old cold war between the two. The Federation was represented in the negotiations by Curzon Dax, while the Klingons were represented by Kang, along with Koloth.
Though ultimately unsuccessful, the negotiations did provide a sort of detente that created the conditions that allowed for more serious negotiations several years later when the Klingon moon of Praxis exploded, threatening the survival of their homeworld.
The meeting also sparked a long friendship and mutual admiration between Curzon Dax and the Klingon negotiators that was later renewed by Jadzia Dax. (DS9 episode: "Blood Oath", ST novel: Excelsior: Forged in Fire)
During the Borg attack on the Alpha and Beta Quadrants, Korvat was a target of the Borg Collective. While at Ramatis III, USS Enterprise-E security chief Jasminder Choudhury suggested that Korvat was the next target; although first officer Worf disagreed based on what information they had, Captain Picard set course for Korvat, as it would be the only planet the ship could reach in time to make a difference. Korvat ended up being one of five simultaneous targets by Borg cubes, and the Enterprise arrived too late to save the USS Alexey Leonov and USS Gibraltar along with ten million planetary inhabitants, although roughly twenty nine thousand survivors remained scattered in highland and isolated areas. (ST - Destiny novel: Gods of Night)
On Stardate 81753.16 in 2404, Chancellor J'mpok of the Klingon Empire invoked ancient Klingon territorial claims to the Hromi Cluster and surrounding sectors and demanded that all non-Klingons vacate the area within three months. President Aennik Okeg refused the ultimatum point-blank on Stardate 82001.36 in 2405.
Three days later the Klingons attacked Korvat with the intent of forcibly evicting any Federation citizens, sparking the Federation-Klingon War of 2405-2410. On an episode of Illuminating the City of Light Starfleet Admiral T'nae commented that she believed Korvat had been chosen for its symbolic value rather than any strategic importance, noting that the Klingons might have hit Khitomer instead had the Federation still been welcome there.
Starfleet retaliated, sending a fleet to protect their citizens from the attempt at ethnic cleansing. The USS Montgomery Scott was damaged during the fighting but was towed to a starbase for repairs. (ST website: The Path to 2409)
|Pi Canis sector block|
|Hromi Cluster (Gamma Hromi, Gamma Hromi II)|
|Hromi sector||Gateway (Alpha Zeta, UFC 465537) system (Gateway) • JFS47 system • Kalferi system (Kalferi II) • Korvat system (Korvat) • Maiewski system (Maiewski Prime) • Veyga (Eta Veyga) system (Veyga IV)|
|Mempa sector||Beta Thoridor system (Beta Thoridor planet) • Ceron system • Da'Kel system (Da'Kel I • Da'Kel II, Gion • Da'Kel III) • Eriksson system • H'atoria system (H'atoria) • Lilitu system • Mempa system (Mempa II • Mempa IV • Mempa V • Mempa VII • Mempa VIII • Mempa IX) • M'rade system • Vesper system (Vesper II) • Vor system (Vor II)|
|Xarantine sector||Danteri system (Danter) • Honod system • Kern system (Kern III) • Laurentian system • Seedea system • Trimble system (Trimble) • Xarantine system (Xarantine VI)|