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Capella - Alpha Aurigae IV

Capella IV

Capella IV or Alpha Aurigae IV is the fourth planet in the Alpha Aurigae system, in is governed by the Ten Tribes of Capella and is home to the Capellans. ((Star Trek: Star Charts)

Because of Capella IV's strategic location along the Klingon-Federation border, both sides have made engroves on the planet. After the Federation made contact, Starfleet Medical sent a medical relief mission to the planet in 2264, but that was a failure.

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.

Following the Teer's death, rule of the Ten Tribes fell onto Akaar's infant son, Leonard James Akaar and his widow Eleen.

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.

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.

(TOS novels: My Brother's Keeper, Book 3: Enterprise; Invasion!, Book 1: First Strike; TOS novelization: "Friday's Child", Star Trek 3; TLE novel: The Sundered; novel: Articles of the Federation)

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

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

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