|WARNING! This article contains MAJOR spoilers for the recently released novel Atonement. Caution is advised.|
|Alternate name(s):||Ktar, Ktaria|
|Classification:||class M planet|
|Location:||Ktaria star system, Alpha Quadrant|
|Warp Capable:||yes (before 2270)|
Ktaris, also known as Ktaria and Ktar, was an inhabited class M planet located in the Ktarian star system in the the galaxy's Alpha Quadrant Ktaris was the homeworld of the Ktarian civilization. (ST novels: Articles of the Federation, Allegiance in Exile, VOY episode: "The Voyager Conspiracy")
In the year 2270, the Federation made first contact with the Ktarians when the USS Enterprise visited them during their exploratory tour of a sector in the Alpha Quadrant surrounding Starbase 25. (TOS novel: Allegiance in Exile)
On stardate 53329 (2376), USS Voyager crewmember Naomi Wildman programmed a model of her father's homeworld Ktaris as an entry in the first Annual Voyager Science Fair. Naomi showed Captain Kathryn Janeway the storm system of the planet, particularly a hurricane hitting the Arpasian Range. (VOY episode: "Child's Play")
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Around April 5th, 2382, the pilot Greskrendtregk and his daughter Naomi traveled to Ktaria in the runabout USS Coleman. It was on the "Beta" route devised by Seven of Nine and Tom Paris, which led to a region that contained planets viable for settlement by the Arehaz refugees. Greskrendtregk chose the Beta route because the pilot was familiar with the area.
Greskrendtregk and Naomi spent time with his family on Ktaria. She met two of her cousins and her paternal grandmother, and fell in love with the jungles and the Ktarian wildlife. After Naomi returned to Earth to bid goodbye to Seven, she told her she would stay on Ktaria. Her mother, Lieutenant Commander Samantha Wildman, received a new posting on Ktaria, so that the Wildman family could live together on the Ktarian homeworld. (VOY novel: Atonement)