FANDOM


For other uses, see Capella.

Capella IV (also known as Ceres or Alpha Aurigae IV) is a class M planet, the fourth planet in the Alpha Aurigae star system, governed by the Ten Tribes of Capella and is home to the Capellan civilization. (ST reference: Star Charts)

HistoryEdit

Because of Capella IV's strategic location along the Klingon-Federation border, both sides have made visits to the planet. After the Federation's first contact, Starfleet Medical sent a medical relief mission to the planet that ended around 2265. Doctor Leonard McCoy considered the mission to be a failure, and confessed that he did not enjoy his time there. (TOS episode: "Friday's Child", TOS novel: Enterprise)

In 2267, Teer Akaar was killed by his rival Maab with Klingon help. However, it was with the effort of Captain James T. Kirk and the crew of the USS Enterprise that the Klingons plan to subvert the planet failed. Shortly after departing the system, the Enterprise was recalled to repel full Klingon invasion. Not satisfied with defeat, the local Klingon commander resolved to take the planet by force. However, Kirk employed a third of the Enterprise's crew in a violent ground battle on the planet's surface and successfully held off the Klingon ground forces for a time. Ultimately, the battle was halted on orders from Klingon General Kellen, who had come to Capella to seek Kirk's aid in averting an invasion by an unknown alien force. In order to secure Kirk's cooperation, Kellen freely ceded Capella to the Federation and agreed to work toward a lasting peace treaty between the Federation and the Klingon Empire. (TOS novel: First Strike)

That same year Capella became a Federation protectorate. (ST reference: Star Charts)

Following the Teer's death, rule of the Ten Tribes fell onto Akaar's infant son, Leonard James Akaar. Akaar's widow Eleen ruled as regent until their son came of age. (TOS episode: "Friday's Child"; TOS novel: First Strike)

In 2272, a coup engineered by a man named Keel forced the young ruler and his mother into off-world exile. Despite their exile, Eleen financed the construction of the huge monument known as the Tomb of Leonard James Akaar (Built while he was still alive, in accordance with Capellan tradition) on Capella IV, in order to let everyone know who had the rightful claim on the planetary throne. (ST - The Lost Era novel: The Sundered, DS9 - Mission Gamma novels: Twilight, Cathedral, DS9 - Worlds of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine novel: Trill: Unjoined)

In 2371, a Ferengi friend of Nog's claimed to have authentic, quality weapons from Capella IV. (DS9 comic: "The Rules of Diplomacy")

In 2376, Admiral Akaar told General Lenaris Holem about living on Capella. (DS9 - Mission Gamma novel: Lesser Evil)

By the year 2380, the 113 year old Leonard James Akaar, who by this time was serving as an Admiral in Starfleet, still lived in exile from his throne and birthworld. (ST novel: Articles of the Federation)

In 2380, Capella had a population of about 160,000. (ST reference: Star Charts)

GeographyEdit

the planet Capella IV
cities and settlements Akaar (city)AkanChaanGarasHeruthKrelonLantar (city)Maab (city)MoranRaal (city)TolaanZogal
landmarks and institutions Capella IV Climatology OutpostCapella IV Federation EmbassyCapella IV Klingon EmbassyCapella IV Polar Outpost
geography Chalteer MountainsDesertwell MountainsDesert of SorebGoraan MountainsRanaal BadlandsTogrea MountainsVako Highlands
bodies of water Ashira SeaGreshor SeaZanr Sea

AppendicesEdit

BackgroundEdit

Capella IV first appeared in TOS episode: "Friday's Child", named according to planetary notation as the fourth planet in the Capella system, a real-life astronomical location. The Star Trek 3 novelization by James Blish used the name planet Ceres that was an original part of the episode script, noting that the planet was named after the asteroid Ceres in the Sol system, and that the inhabitants were thought to be descended from the remains of a "centuries old" Human colony. The TOS reference: The Worlds of the Federation by Shane Johnson clarified that Capella IV was indeed in the real life Alpha Aurigae system, and that the Ceres name was thought to have been derived from the USS Ceres starship lost in the vicinity.

ConnectionsEdit

planets visited by the USS Enterprise (NCC-1701) during Captain Kirk's initial five-year mission (2265-2270)
various Aprilia IIICaporyGarrus
2265 EarthDraxis IITallyGamma Alpha VPollux IIStarbase 8 planetSector Vega 6 planetM-155Archernar IVDimorusTendarMestikoAlpha Ortelina VIIArronus VIIAldebaran IIIDelta Vega IStarbase 12VelleriusEarthEmpyreaTraveler's homeworldDukarNeesanAlgenib II
2266 Crucial-3VultraRobots' planetAngomaNuofoStaiVrexRigel XIIAlfa 177M-113Psi 2000M-3107Tlaoli IVAlpha Proxima IIArgylusOminnusEarthK-GAngiraBeta IINeesanKujalLunaBwujaFayoHerculaEarthKibo/NdoraNrakaAlpha 23-CNCP-137MobitaJodarrQuodarZartaFloe IMetamorphaInicrustMortiTerrellian IIVoodoo planetRiza homeworldMila XaKrugar III remnantArimaMazdaNumero UnoBeta CarinaeExo III1324-IV7348-IITantalus VMiri's homeworldPlanet QBeneciaElsinor H-25
2267 Taurus IIMakus IIIHydra Epsilon IIIXimega IIPerseus Arm planetoidYkoSalvumGrotusYkoTalos IVRifas-LAmusement Park planetHeitius VIICentaurus VTyrtaeus IIGothosBeta VITheta VII (Rell's world)Ramedes IIICestus IIIAlvaLazarus's planetZutotanium planetoidCygnet XIVEarthCanaraBeta IIIEminiar VIICeti Alpha VGamma 400TimshelOmicron Ceti IIIJanus VI7348-IIChandra IVOrganiaGatewayEarthDeneva • "the Frontier" • ModalaGamma XaridianStarbase 10Beta Mariotia IIIPyris VIIEarthPentam VGamma Canaris NNukoleeStyraLurotaGatewayIsis IIIMaaba S'JaCapella IVPollux IVVulcanMestikoNadorTactis IIBeta Nirobi IIPhygma IVM-370Argelius IIMerope IVMalurEulusDonico IIGamma Trianguli VIMasabaLekythosTyrtaeus IIShroud IVHalkaIxtoldeGamma Hydra IVCalydonBelmara IVTuran Tot Narut's planetMuddEarthAneher IIWezonvuNalaingMagna RomaBavaryaNeolithiaMythraRimilliaBabelGamma Canaris NVulcanNisusNarnel's WorldNeuralBeta Canzadia III
2268 Fornax IIGamma IITriskelionArgus XTycho IVCentaurusUsildeTheta VIISigni BetaTautee star systemAngrenaBeta Canzandia IIIMevinnaSigma Iotia IIXanviaXoxxaInquisitor's planetBeta ReticuliDelta VegaNalogenDelta VegaDelta Canaris IVAlnath IIAmmdonArretEkosEeiauoSivaoKahlessOmega IVEarthTheta Kiokis IIElasTroyiusTau Delta IXAmerindTranquility VIIMinos VEarthExo IIIT'nufoTortugaTriacusMarcos XIILowariaDreamers' planetSigma Draconis VIDireidiMedusaElcidar Beta IIIMinara IIOctavius IVBeta CabriniPegasus IVCareta VBeta XII-APlatoniusIzellEarthScalos M-317/Moore's PlanetBeta Aurigae IIIGamma Canaris NNew SanooraRhinegeltKalandan outpostBrellian IVPrastorDistrelTttnicktttnorAriannusCheronElba IISanctuaryGideonKolya
2269 Memory AlphaMerak IIArdanaPollux VAvalonBalkos IIINova Atar IIIVesbiusJanus VIPollux IILeora IVWaasertlaMygdalus IIICentaurusRaga's PlanetEdenTheta Tau VHolberg 917GBeta Niobe IIIExcalbiaSarpeidonCamus IIDuwamishEphrata IVSigma Niobe IIGatewayKrasniMaltos IVOrganiaKyrosBeta CastelliAnomalyAcademyArachnaeLyraBabelEpsilon Delta IVHeartlandMemory PrimeTalin IVSyhaar PrimeGatewayMantillesTaurus IIBeta Omicron Delta IIIMotherlodeMegas-TuTerratinSherman's PlanetThe StrandAarak IIIPhi XIUr homeworldVidenDengella IIEphrata IVGobi IIIPacificaGralafiLoren VArgoWaycrossPerryDelta Gamma IVDetente ITrefolgTrellisaneBeta CastelliHeloxBoaco VIJuram VVancadiaChyrellkaVeletus VPatria IPelos
2270 Janus VIPhylos IIVedala asteroidDramiaDramia IIArretLactra VIIBoqu IINGC 7332Delta Theta IIIPandroBriamosBelarius IVVelat Nol/R-836 IIN'caiStellaLiticiaGelladorn/R-775 ICenotaphVehtora IVMuldoonTaygeta VOkeanosBeta Omicron Delta IIIYoondriGatewayZeta GibraltarAndrosYusubEarth (alternate)SycoraxBira IIINjuraOmne's planetVoranRazarMercanAleriadAritaniYalboVulcanUnnamed Hoshan planetsTanisAragosAleph PrimeAleph IIIAntos IVTakoi homeworldEarthDenebiaVeneu IIKlondike VIIsitra ZeroPelosArchernar IVTalos IVPillagra/R-855EarthStarbase 12Tomarii

External linkEdit

Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.