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'''Betazed''' is a [[class-M planet|class-M]] [[United Federation of Planets|Federation member]] [[planet|world]], and home to the [[Betazoid]]s. It is the fifth planet in the [[Beta Zeta system]].
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| Bodytype = [[planet]]
 
| Planet Name = Betazed
 
| Image = [[file:betazed-Decipher.jpg|220px|Planet image.]]
 
| Caption = The planet Betazed.
 
| Full name = Betazed
 
| Alternate name = Cyndriel, Beta Veldonna V
 
| Classification = [[class M planet]]
 
| Affiliation = [[United Federation of Planets]]
 
| Location = [[Beta Veldonna]] [[star]] [[system]], [[the galaxy]]'s [[Alpha Quadrant]]
 
| Moons = 3: [[Avandar]], [[Merandar]], [[Keylandar]]
 
| Species = [[Betazoid]]{{bsmall|also [[Human]], [[Centauran]]}}
 
| Warp = [[2139]]
 
| Population = Betazoid (1.3 billion); Human (11 million); Centauran (6 million)
 
| Capital = Rixx
 
| Gravity = 1.0 G
 
| Diameter =
 
| Equatorial circumference=
 
| Length of day = 25 hours
 
| land mass = 22%
 
| altimage = [[file:betazed.jpg|The surface of Betazed|220px]]
 
|}}
 
   
'''Betazed''' (also known as '''Cyndriel''') is a [[class M]] [[United Federation of Planets|Federation member]] [[planet|world]], and home to the [[Betazoid]]s. It is the fifth [[planet]] in the [[Beta Veldonna]] [[star system]]. It was within a standard shuttlecraft's range of [[Starbase G-6]]. ({{r|ST|The Worlds of the Federation}}, {{web|ST|StarTrek.com}})
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The (ceremonial) ruling family of Betazed is the Fifth House of Betazed. The planet's capital is [[Rixx]].
 
The (ceremonial) ruling family of Betazed is the Fifth House of Betazed.
 
 
The planet's capital [[city]] is {{dis|Rixx|city}}. ({{r|ST|Star Charts}})
 
 
:''The {{rpg|Last Unicorn RPG|Planets of the UFP}} gives Betazed's capital as [[Medara]]. Rixx could be another name for Medara, or it has two capitals, but that is pure speculation. In addition, the {{rpg|FASA RPG|Star Trek: The Next Generation Officer's Manual}} states that the home world of the Betazoids is called [[Haven II]] though canonical sources state its called Betazed.''
 
 
According to [[Deanna Troi]], the planet has a similar [[government]] to the one on planet [[Angel I]] (a [[constitutional oligarchy]] that has six elected women headed by another woman). ({{web|ST|StarTrek.com}}, {{e|TNG|Angel One}})
 
   
 
==Scenery==
 
==Scenery==
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==Sites==
 
==Sites==
[[Lake Cataria]] is a beautiful place on Betazed. [[Janaran Falls]] is a waterfall in the [[Jalara Jungle]] on Betazed. It is rare for anyone to travel any distance into the [[jungle]]. It has dangers such as mud pits, but there are very few dangerous animals. [[Bacarba Lake]] is a lake located on Betazed. The [[Valley of Song]] is located on Betazed. The northern cliffs in the Valley of Song is a popular location for scattering the ashes of deceased loved ones. The [[Loneel Mountains]] is a [[mountain]] range on Betazed. [[Loneel Valley]] is the caldera of an ancient [[volcano]]. It is honeycombed with tunnels and caves. High concentrations of [[fistrium]] in the rock prevented detection by sensors. There was a resistance stronghold in these mountains during the Dominion occupation of Betazed.
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Lake Cararia is a beautiful place on Betazed. Janaran Falls is a waterfall in the Jalara Jungle on Betazed. It is rare for anyone to travel any distance into the jungle. It has dangers such as mudpits, but there are very few dangerous animals. Bacarba Lake is a lake located on Betazed. The Valley of Song is located on Betazed. The northern cliffs in the Valley of Song is a popular location for scattering the ashes of deceased loved ones. The Loneel Mountains is a mountain range on Betazed. Loneel Valley is the caldera of an ancient volcano. It is honeycombed with tunnels and caves. High concentrations of fistrium in the rock prevented detection by sensors. There was a resistance stronghold in these mountains during the Dominion occupation of Betazed.
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Darona is a small colony in the Betazoid system known for it's agricultural, medical and scientific research facilities. Darona is the 6th planet in the Betazoid system. Darona also has a prison. Darona has a rose-colored sky and an atmosphere of serenity and natural beauty. Jarkana is Darona's capital city, and the Jarkana spaceport is just outside 'the city'. Jarkana Mountains are near Jarkana. Jarkana is a large villiage of less than 100 squat square houses, built from adobe made from the indigenous red clay, with broad avenues between them, and extensive gardens filled with exotic flowers surround each residence. There are a few larger governmental and research buildings in the center of the capital. The Teskalia tree is found on Darona. Cavat is grown in fields on Darona. Less than 1,000 Dominion troops were stationed there due to it's low population.
   
 
==History==
 
==History==
In an early extraterrestrial observation, Betazed was surveyed by the [[Vulcan]] [[civilization]]'s [[starship]] ''[[Yeht Fai-Tukh]]''. ({{rpg|Decipher RPG|Starships}})
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Betazed was admitted into the Federation in [[2273]].
   
:''The ''Yeht Fai-Tukh'' is of the [[T'Plana Hath class|''T'Plana Hath''-class]], which was commissioned in [[2053]], and such ships were in operation as late as [[2135]].''
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In [[2366]], Betazed held the Federation's biennial trade agreements. ([[Star Trek: The Next Generation|''TNG'']] [[episode]]: "[[Ménage à Troi]]")
   
In the [[21st century]], the [[human]] [[astronomer]], Sir [[John Burke]] of [[Earth]], observed the planet and named it Beta Zeta V. ({{r|ST|Star Charts}})
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In [[2374]], the [[Dominion]] invaded Betazed while the [[Starfleet Fleets#Tenth Fleet|Tenth fleet]] was on a training run. ([[Star Trek: Deep Space Nine|''DS9'']] episode: "[[In the Pale Moonlight]]")
   
In [[2139]], the [[Avandar (ship)|''Avandar'']] was the first Betazoid starship to successfully break the light-speed barrier. Its crew went on to make [[first contact]] with the [[Terabian]]s. ({{rpg|Decipher RPG|Player's Guide}})
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The Dominion used Betazoid slave labor to construct Sentok Nor in orbit of Betazed. Sentok Nor was used as a Jem'Hadar breeding facility during the Dominion occupation. Starbase 19 is only a few hours at warp from Betazed.
   
Betazoids explored their home [[sector]] and maintained relations with several neighboring worlds; however, they had no knowledge of [[Human]]s and [[Vulcan]]s in the years leading up to the founding of the [[Federation]] in [[2161]]. ({{rpg|Decipher RPG|Aliens}})
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[[Captain]] [[David Gold]]'s son, [[Nathan Gold|Nathan]], was visiting [[Ambassador]] [[Lwaxana Troi]] just as the [[Jem'Hadar]] attacked. Her assistant, [[Homn]], was killed when the Dominion fired on the surface. However, the inhabitants fought back, and eventually rid the world of Dominion forces, but not until after suffering heavy casualties themselves. ([[short story]]: "[[The Ceremony of Innocence is Drowned]]" from ''[[Tales of the Dominion War]]''; ''TNG'' [[novel]]: ''[[The Battle of Betazed]]'')
   
[[Earth]]'s [[Enterprise (NX-01)|''Enterprise'' (NX-01)]] even flew past Betazed's home system within a few light-years, unaware of the civilization there due to limited sensor technology and the circumstances of their mission. ({{rpg|Decipher RPG|Worlds}})
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As of [[2377]], Betazed had a population of 1.3 billion. ([[reference work]]: ''[[Star Trek: Star Charts]]'')
 
But its central location made contact imminent, and more comprehensive exploration by the early Federation ensured contact. ({{rpg|Decipher RPG|Aliens}})
 
 
Though they initially feared another conflict like with the [[Terabian]]s, the Betazoids eventually saw the benefits in joining, and they became a quiet but visible component of Federation affairs by the [[23rd century]]. However, they had to abolish the religious requirements of their matriarchal government before they could join. ({{rpg|Decipher RPG|Worlds}})
 
 
Betazed was finally admitted into the Federation at some point not long prior to [[2246]], as the 81st member world (''Federation: The First 150 Years''), after accepting its invitation for membership. [[Enamori Jenn]] was one of the first Betazoids to join [[Starfleet]]. ({{n|DSC|Drastic Measures}}) Betazoid involvement soon proved essential to negotiating a number of important agreements of the time, including the [[Second Khitomer Accords]] and the [[Treaty of Algeron]] in [[2311]]. ({{rpg|Decipher RPG|Aliens}}).
 
 
:''The reference work ''[[Star Charts]]'' gives a much later membership-date of [[2273]], while the [[Last Unicorn RPG]] claims a date of [[2294]] for the same event, but they do not necessarily contradict. The two settings normally agree with each other, so it seems likely that it took around a century to make the necessary reforms to qualify for membership, and these conflicting dates may indicate different degrees of membership. Meanwhile, the {{rpg|FASA RPG|Star Trek: The Next Generation Officer's Manual}} meanwhile says that the Betazoids were first encountered by the Federation nearly a century before its setting of ''circa'' 2364; ''i.e.'', after [[2264]]. However, as it also says they came from Haven, and contradicts with the above sources, this is assumed to be incorrect.''<nowiki/>''
 
 
In [[2366]], Betazed held a conference of the Federation's biennial trade agreements. ({{e|TNG|Ménage à Troi}}, {{web|ST|StarTrek.com}})
 
 
In [[2369]], Betazoids have no legends of ghosts or goblins. ({{n|TNG|Debtors' Planet}})
 
 
As of [[2374]], Betazed had a population of 5.6 billion Betazoids, 11 million [[human]]s and 6 million [[Centaurian]]s. ({{rpg|Last Unicorn RPG|Planets of the UFP}})
 
 
In [[2374]], the [[Dominion]] invaded Betazed while the [[Starfleet 10th Fleet]] was on a training run. ({{e|DS9|In the Pale Moonlight}})
 
 
The Dominion used Betazoid slave labor to construct [[Sentok Nor]] in [[orbit]] of Betazed. Sentok Nor was used as a [[Jem'Hadar]] breeding facility during the Dominion occupation. [[Starbase 19]] is only a few hours at warp from Betazed.
 
 
[[Captain]] [[David Gold]]'s son, [[Nathan Gold|Nathan]], was visiting [[Ambassador]] [[Lwaxana Troi]] just as the [[Jem'Hadar]] attacked. Her assistant, [[Homn]], was killed when the Dominion fired on the surface. However, the inhabitants fought back, and eventually rid the world of Dominion forces, but not until after suffering heavy casualties themselves. ({{ss|ST|sub=Tales of the Dominion War|The Ceremony of Innocence is Drowned}}; {{n|TNG|The Battle of Betazed}})
 
 
As of [[2377]], Betazed had a population of 1.3 billion. ({{r|ST|Star Charts}})
 
 
:''The novel ''The Battle of Betazed'' indicates many Betazoids perished during the Dominion invasion and occupation, and that four out of ten telepaths were killed during the final drive to push back the Jem'Hadar. However, this does not seem adequate to explain a more than 75% reduction in population between 2374 and 2377. Either one figure is mistaken, or there was another, unrevealed population exodus we are not aware of.''
 
   
 
==Geography==
 
==Geography==
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===Seas===
Betazed is a remarkably lush, beautiful world, sometimes described as "the jewel of the outer crown" by traders and other visitors. Its gravity and atmosphere are comparable to Earth, and water covers 78 percent of the planet's surface. ({{r|ST|The Worlds of the Federation}})
 
 
The planet has five continents and hundreds of [[island]]s. ({{rpg|Last Unicorn RPG|Planets of the UFP}})
 
 
High mountain peaks of multicolored crystal catch the rays of the Betazoid sun, throwing delicate layers of color upon the landscape. The soil possesses crystals of a faceted green mineral called ''[[versina]]''. ({{r|ST|The Worlds of the Federation}})
 
 
The Betazoid sky is blue with pink clouds. Climatic zones range from tropical to arctic, with temperatures averaging 23 degrees Celsius in summer and 13 degrees in winter. The majority of the time, the weather is calm and pleasant in most areas, but when atmospheric conditions shift, they do so with startling speed. Average rainfall in all zones is roughly one and a half times that of Earth, though some seasons are wetter and some drier. No weather-control technology is employed. ({{e|TNG|Ménage à Troi}}, {{rpg|Last Unicorn RPG|Planets of the UFP}})
 
 
There is much farmland on Betazed, and many cities devoted to philosophical studies. ({{rpg|Last Unicorn RPG|Planets of the UFP}})
 
 
Great expanses of natural wilderness cover much of the planet, varying from dense jungles to wide canyons and cliffs. Much of the major continents are dotted with lakes, and the planet is home to thousands of forms of native wildlife. ({{rpg|Last Unicorn RPG|Planets of the UFP}})
 
 
===Oceans, Seas and Lakes===
 
 
*[[Opal Sea]]
 
*[[Opal Sea]]
*[[Thaxan Ocean]]
 
*[[Alarmante Sea]]
 
*[[Indar Ocean]]
 
*[[Lake Cataria]]
 
*[[Lake El-Nar]]
 
*[[Bacarba Lake]]
 
*[[Great Whirlpool]]
 
   
 
===Continents (and Provinces)===
 
===Continents (and Provinces)===
*[[Tharazad]]
 
*[[Kharazad]]
 
*[[Hedaya]]
 
*[[Dalar]]
 
*[[Arandel]]
 
*[[Thalzed]]
 
*[[Semizad]]
 
   
 
===Regions===
 
===Regions===
 
*[[Loneel Valley]]
 
*[[Loneel Valley]]
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*[[Lake Cararia]]
 
*[[Valley of Song]]
 
*[[Valley of Song]]
 
*[[Jalara jungle]]
 
*[[Jalara jungle]]
*[[Hedayan Archipelago]]
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*[[Janaran Falls]]
*[[Khara Archipelago]]
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*[[Lake El-Nar]]
   
 
===Cities===
 
===Cities===
*[[Medara]]
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*[[Rixx]]
*[[Rixx (city)|Rixx]]
 
*[[Dalaria]]
 
*[[Arar]]
 
*[[Melfi]]
 
*[[Dekoa]]
 
*[[Iscandar]]
 
   
===Mountains and Volcanoes===
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===Volcanos===
 
*[[Loneel Mountains]]
 
*[[Loneel Mountains]]
*[[Mount Traxanaxanos]]
 
*[[Veliko Mountains]]
 
*[[Vathax Mountains]]
 
*[[Cataran Mountains]]
 
*[[Azure Peaks]]
 
 
===Places of Interest===
 
*[[Amick Hall]]
 
*[[Dalaria Spaceport]]
 
*[[Enaren University]]
 
*[[Janaran Falls]]
 
*[[Plaza of Contemplation]]
 
*[[University of Betazed]]
 
*[[YloTrap]]
 
   
 
==Natural History==
 
==Natural History==
 
===Flora===
 
===Flora===
*''[[cavat]]''
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*[[Muktok plant]]
*''[[corzon]]''
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*[[Uttaberry plant]]
*''[[Katarian emerald grass]]''
 
*[[Muktok plant]]
 
*''[[sadi]]''
 
*''[[tarna]]''
 
*[[Toyar]]
 
*[[Uttaberry plant]]
 
*''[[zintaba]]''
 
   
 
===Fauna===
 
===Fauna===
*[[Flanarian bird]]
 
 
*[[Wanoni tracehound]]
 
*[[Wanoni tracehound]]
 
==Alternate timeline==
 
In an [[alternate reality|alternate timeline]] in which [[Khan Noonien Singh]] won the [[Eugenics Wars]] and [[Human]]ity underwent [[genetic engineering]] en masse, the [[Khanate of Earth]] conquered Betazed during the [[21st century]]. The Betazoids remained [[helot]]s of Humans well into the [[24th century]]. ({{n|DS9|sub={{st|Myriad Universes}}|Seeds of Dissent}})
 
 
==Connections==
 
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==External link==
 
==External link==
 
* {{memoryalpha}}
 
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