Summary Edit

From the back cover: When two powerful rival families of the spacefaring merchant race called the Tizarin are to be joined through marriage, the U.S.S. EnterpriseTM is chosen as the site for the wedding. Though Captain Picard is pleased by the happy duty, his pleasure is cut short by the arrival of the Federation delegate from Betazed: Lwaxana Troi -- the mother of ship's counselor, Deanna Troi.

Despite Lwaxana Troi's romantic overtures toward the captain, the celebration seems to go smoothly until the situation is further complicated by the arrival of the notorious and all powerful being called Q -- who has come to examine and challenge the human concept of love. Suddenly, the festivities are in turmoil, the powerful Tizarin families are on the verge of war, and Lwaxana Troi is determined to teach Q a lesson in love that he will never forget...




CohenWalter CharlesBeverly CrusherWesley CrusherDataGraziunasGuinanKarlaKerinGeordi La ForgeNistralMiles O'BrienJean-Luc PicardQQ2William T. RikerSehraDeanna TroiLwaxana TroiWorf
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Sonya Gomez

Starships and vehiclesEdit

USS Enterprise-D



Races and culturesEdit

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Angel I nativeFerengiOrion

States and organizationsEdit

Other referencesEdit

arm wrestling


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