History and specifics[edit | edit source]
1324-IV was class M. It had two large continents but was predominantly covered with oceans and appeared blue-green from orbit. Habitats included rivers, grassland, forests, low mountains and caves. It was rich in a few natural resources.
In 2265, 60 Anti-Federation League colonists founded a small settlement near a low range of mountains. Their transports and shuttles carried no weaponry, only manufacturing and agricultural processing technology.
In 2266, the starship USS Enterprise responded to a distress call from the settlement. Orion pirates wrecked the colony ships and took the settlers hostage. A 21-member landing party incurred heavy casualties while engaging the Orions, while their pirate cargo ship drew the Enterprise away to a neighboring system. For Kell, a Klingon infiltrator surgically altered to replace Ensign Jon Anderson and kill James T. Kirk, his experiences on 1324-IV changed his perspective on Human honor. He and his fellow security officers were awarded the Starfleet Citation for Conspicuous Gallantry and the Starfleet Medal of Honor for their combat service and rescue of the colonists. (TOS - Errand of Vengeance novel: The Edge of the Sword)
Notable residents[edit | edit source]
- 1324-IV was cited erroneously as the second planet in the Errand of Vengeance sequels.