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Maluria (also known as Epsilon Fornacis) was a star with an associated system in Fornax constellation, in the galaxy's Beta Quadrant. The system was inside or in the vicinity of the Kandari sector. (ST reference: Star Charts, ENT - Rise of the Federation novel: Tower of Babel)

History and specificsEdit

Maluria was the location of a planetary system, the orbit of which included the Malurian homeworld, Malur. (ENT - Rise of the Federation novel: Tower of Babel)

In the 22nd century, the Malurians kept close to their system. Only the Raldul alignment ventured outside and was ostracized as a result (ENT - Rise of the Federation novels: A Choice of Futures, Tower of Babel)

Political, economic and military destabilization in the Beta Rigel system, possibly affecting the entire Kandari sector and beyond, threatened the prosperity of Maluria in 2164. The threat was ended when the United Rigel Worlds and Colonies joined the Federation, which decreased crime in the system. (ENT - Rise of the Federation novel: Tower of Babel)

Prior to stardate 3541 (2267), Doctor Manway led a Federation science team into the system. At the time, there were four billion Malurians living in the system. One week after Doctor Manway sent a routine report, the Malurians sent a distress call. The Federation Constitution-class starship USS Enterprise responded and found the system cleansed of all life by the probe Nomad. (TOS episode: "The Changeling")

In 2328, this system was home to the Malurian System Medical Station. (TNG episode: "Inheritance")


Epsilon Fornacis (Maluria)
  • at least four planets:



objects of the Fornax constellation
stars and systems Fornax65 FornacisAlpha FornacisEpsilon Fornacis (Maluria)Kappa Fornacis (Deneva)Zeta FornacisOmega Fornacis (Tiburon)
planets and planetoids DenevaFornax IFornax IIMalurTiburonZeta Fornacis VI

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