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|years:||2215 2216 2217 2218 2219 2220 2221|
|decades:||2180s 2190s 2200s 2210s 2220s 2230s 2240s|
|centuries:||22nd century - 23rd century - 24th century|
2218 was, on Earth's calendar, the 19th year of the 23rd century, and the ninth year of the 2210s decade. Besides this time period's Human dates, in stardates this era begin with stardate 2218.0 in some systems of dating, and includes part of a range of reference stardate 1/51 in others.. The year 2218 coincides with the Klingon Year of Kahless 844, at least in part including the month Merruthj.
- The USS Sentry becomes the first Federation Starfleet vessel to encounter a warship from the Klingon Empire, the IKV Devisor, near Gamma Demetrius. 
- The USS Ranger is destroyed by Klingons during a disastrous first contact with Agbar IV. 
Births and deathsEdit
- Ngoj, head of the noble House of Ngoj, is killed fighting Romulans on Nequencia.
- Qagh the Albino born to the House of Ngoj on Qo'noS. His mother orders the deformed infant slain, but he is simply left to the elements, and is acquired by Orion pirates.
- Imperial Starfleet carries out General Order 24, exterminating all life on Qo'noS, the Klingon homeworld. The planet is then claimed by the growing Terran Empire.
References and notesEdit
This year is cited as the first contact between the Federation and the Klingon Empire, originally in the ST reference: Chronology and later in many other derivative works, such as the library files of the TOS video game: Starfleet Academy Starship Bridge Simulator. The Chronology cites a deleted line of dialogue from the script of TOS episode: "Day of the Dove", described as fifty years prior to 2268, logically deriving the contact date of 2218. This is supported by Spock's comment about it having been over 70 years of hostility in 2293, in TOS movie, novelization & comic adaptation: The Undiscovered Country. With the revelation that a Klingon landed on Earth in 2151 and led Jonathan Archer to a first contact and number of encounters with that species, the references to 2218 can be rationalized as the first time Klingons contacted the Federation, which of course did not exist yet in the time of Archer.
- ↑ TOS movie: Star Trek.
- ↑ FASA RPG module: The Four Years War.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 TOS novel: Excelsior: Forged in Fire.
- ↑ TOS - Worlds Apart novel: The Final Reflection.
- ↑ Decipher RPG module: Starfleet Operations Manual.
- ↑ Decipher RPG module: Through a Glass, Darkly.
| Worlds Apart|
The Final Reflection
|The Original Series||2218||novel||First encounters between USS Sentry and IKV Devisor|
| The Four Years War|
|The Original Series||reference stardate 1/5105.02||role-playing game||USS Sentry and IKV Devisor encounter one another near Gamma Demetrius.|
| Excelsior: Forged in Fire|
|The Original Series||2218||novel||Year of Kahless 844, Month of Merruthj.|