Ligon II was a planet located somewhere in the space of the galaxy's Alpha or Beta Quadrants, the second planet in orbit of the Ligon star system. A class M planet, Ligon II was the homeworld of a humanoid civilization known as the Ligonians. The mineral content of Ligon II is 30% normal metals, 12% radioactives, trace gemstones, 8% industrial crystals and trace of special minerals. (FASA RPG module: Star Trek: The Next Generation First Year Sourcebook)
In the year 2364, the Federation starship USS Enterprise-D was dispatched to Ligon II to discuss with Lutan, the leader of Ligon II, the release of a rare vaccine for a deadly disease that had broken out in Styris IV. During Lutan's visit to the Enterprise he kidnapped Lieutenant Natasha Yar in a ritual show of strength.
The situation was resolved, and the vaccine released, when Yar and Yareena, Lutan's wife, engaged in a fight to death over Lutan's affections. Yar defeated Yareena in accordance with the traditional rite, but Yareena was then immediately beamed aboard the Enterprise and revived. (TNG episode: "Code of Honor")
At some point in late 2375 or early 2376, the USS da Vinci visited Ligon II, in order for its Starfleet Corps of Engineers team to affect repairs to their orbital control station. This was Carol Abramowitz's first mission to an alien world as a member of Starfleet. (CoE eBook: Turn the Page)
In one permutation of the mirror universe in which the Terran Empire survived into the 24th century, the ISS Enterprise-D was also dispatched to Ligon II to obtain a vaccine. But in this mirror reality, Captain Jean-Luc Picard subjected the southern continent of the planet to lethal levels of gamma radiation and forced them to give up the vaccine. (TNG novel: Dark Mirror)
|planets visited by the USS da Vinci|
|Magatha IV • Lamenda IV • Tenber VII • Hofstrof • Sachem II • Kalibiss • Artemis IX • Callinon VII • Drovoer II • Mariposa • Vemlar • Tellar Prime • Maeglin • Betrisius III • Ligon II • Kharzh'ulla • Coroticus III • Merangue • Vrinda • K'lny • Galvan VI • Klorgat IV • Troyius|