A lush and hospitable world without native intelligence, Deneva (also known as Deneva Prime and Kappa Fornacis III), charted and named by the Vulcans, was colonized by Humans in the 22nd century, in order to establish mining operations in its star system's asteroid belt.

History and specifics[edit | edit source]

The first colony was established on the planet in the late 2140s decade as a support base for asteroid miners in the Kappa Fornacis system. After the founding of the Coalition of Planets, Deneva became a member as a United Earth protectorate.

In the year 2155, Deneva was conquered by the Romulan Star Empire, bypassing its early-warning system and destroying its patrol ships, including the USS Yeager. After they took the world, the Romulans massacred the colonists.

The following year, in June of 2156, Captain Jonathan Archer led a large Coalition fleet to retake the planet. After the successful campaign, the Earth Starfleet established a base to defend the system's resource-rich asteroids, but it had no expectation that another civilian colony would ever be established on the planet. Yet soon thousands of new settlers arrived, drawn by the asteroids' minerals, Deneva's natural beauty, and by the determination not to let the Romulans frighten humanity into submission.

In November 2159, the Romulans conquered the system again, but all the colonists had been evacuated or retreated underground in the asteroid mines, waging a guerrilla campaign to redirect small asteroids toward the planet in hopes of driving the Romulans off. The occupying forces had deflected most of the asteroids, but enough small ones had gotten through their defenses to keep the Romulans from solidifying their position, until the war ended eight months later with the Battle of Cheron.

In the following years, the colonists had returned to the planet and rebuilt their homes better than before, and the resurgent mining operation had continued to draw new colonists seeking to make their fortunes, especially with the founding of the United Federation of Planets. (ENT novels: Beneath the Raptor's Wing, A Choice of Futures)

In March 2163, Deneva's capital city served as the location of a conference between representatives of the Federation and several non-aligned world regarding the Federation participation in the Vertian crisis. (ENT novel: A Choice of Futures)

As the colony continued to grow in the late 22nd and early 23rd centuries, a scientific base started to develop on Deneva, which drew many scientific minds from all over the Federation. It was in the labs of Carter Winston's Resources Corporation of Deneva where the energy-channeling properties of dilithium were first observed by Federation researchers. (TOS reference: Spaceflight Chronology, TOS - Worlds Apart novel: The Final Reflection)

Disaster struck Deneva in 2267 when a visiting transport ship from Ingraham B brought deadly blastoneuron neural parasites with them that took over the colonists' minds, making them build spaceships so that they could spread their influence. Fortunately, their plans were halted by Captain James T. Kirk (whose brother Sam and family were stationed on Deneva) and the crew of the USS Enterprise. Deaths from the invasion numbered close to twenty-one thousand, including Deneva's governor Newton Armitage, Sam Kirk, and his wife Aurelan. Deputy governor Helena Albrecht took over leadership of the colony. (TOS episode & Star Trek 2 novelization: Operation -- Annihilate!, TOS - Crucible novel: Provenance of Shadows)

Following the end of the parasite crisis, the citizens of Deneva got back on their feet and the colony continued. By the 2380s, two Denevans had served as President of the United Federation of Planets: Alohk Ixan from 2281 to 2284, and Adam Zagrin from 2301 to 2308. (FASA RPG module: Star Fleet Intelligence Manual: Agent's Orientation Sourcebook)

By the 24th century, Deneva had become a Federation member state in its own right. (ST novel: Articles of the Federation)

In 2376 the First Minister of Bajor Shakaar Edon visited Deneva as part of a good will tour of the Federation. (DS9 novel: Unity)

By 2379, Otamad had been elected President of Deneva. (TNG - A Time to... novel: A Time to Heal)

Deneva fell victim to the Borg during their invasion of the Alpha Quadrant in 2381, its entire population slaughtered and its surface geography reduced to ash. Among the deceased were the family of USS Enterprise-E security chief Jasminder Choudhury; Elieth, one of the sons of Titan tactical officer Tuvok; and Elieth's wife, Ione Kitain. (ST - Destiny novel: Lost Souls)

Alternate realities[edit | edit source]

Deneva, Kelvin timeline.

Mirror universe[edit | edit source]

In the mirror universe, Empress Sato I was to have been exiled to Deneva following her overthrow by General Shran. However, she was captured by anti-Empire rebels en route. (ENT - Glass Empires novel: Age of the Empress)

As of 2379, Deneva was serving as the headquarters of the Galactic Commonwealth following the Tripartite Armistice that ended the war between the Terran Rebellion and the Klingon-Cardassian Alliance. (ST - Mirror Universe novel: Rise Like Lions)

In the Kelvin timeline, Deneva lay at the end of a path of blastoneuron parasites through its sector. The parasites infected the population in 2258, driving it insane. George Samuel Kirk, Jr. escaped into the underground and worked with the crew of the USS Enterprise to defeat the parasites. (TOS comic: "Operation: Annihilate, Part 1")

In 2262, Deneva was an important world in the Neutral Zone contested between the Federation, Klingon Empire, Romulan Star Empire, and other factions like independents, hostiles and the Orion Syndicate. As such, the planet and its system were the site of both interstellar conflicts and plots. (ST video game: Fleet Command)

In an alternate reality where Humans embraced an isolationist and xenophobic policy, Deneva was part of United Earth and the Commonwealth Colonies in the 22nd and 23rd centuries. (ST - Myriad Universes - Infinity's Prism novel: A Less Perfect Union)

Geography[edit | edit source]

Bodies of water[edit | edit source]

Aurelius OceanBealtaine StraitBolsibir SeaIapetus OceanTerringen OceanToran Sea

Continents[edit | edit source]

Regions[edit | edit source]

Argo IslandsBorders MountainsMalcom IslandNorthstarRandall MountainsSibiran RangeSummer Islands

Points of interest[edit | edit source]

Deneva StationDeneva Research StationDenevan Colonial MuseumNorris FarmRose FarmScj RanchSol's RanchSummer Island PlayhouseTate Spaceport

Cities and settlements[edit | edit source]

ArcherJet CityMallarashtraNorris FarmScj RanchSol's RanchTellertonLacon CityRose Farm

Notable Denevans[edit | edit source]

See also Category:Denevans.

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vicinity of Kepler-018 star system
Stars and systems AcibenBharaniBubeauDavidulDeneva (Kappa Fornacis)Draken (Taugan sector) • EisenhornEizebFastolfIzanamiKaikaraKepler-018SorenleVemetV'varia (V'varian sector) • Wezen (Delta Canaris/25 Canis Majoris)Zhang Locator logo showing the galaxy's Alpha and Beta Quadrant.
Deneva star system (Federation) Kappa Fornacis primary star: Deneva (Deneva Shipyards) • MadiaCapehLatogekTayetVuguqob Great Seal of the United Federation of Planets. Locator logo showing the galaxy's Beta Quadrant.
(neutral in Kelvin timeline) Unaffiliated system marker insignia.
Kepler-018 star system Kepler-018 primary star: planet Vabii (among Kepler-18b, Kepler-18c, Kepler-18d) Unaffiliated system marker insignia. Locator logo showing the galaxy's Alpha Quadrant.
Sorenle star system Sorenle primary star: Bos VehnaTueunuk Unaffiliated system marker insignia. Locator logo showing the galaxy's Alpha and Beta Quadrant.
Wezen star system Wezen primary star: Delta Canaris I • Delta Canaris II • Delta Canaris III • Delta Canaris IV Unaffiliated system marker insignia. Locator logo showing the galaxy's Beta Quadrant.
Taugan sector (sector 2158/sector Romeo)
BarradasDrakenRomeo OutpostsTaugus (Gamma Equulei/Taugan system) Locator logo showing the galaxy's Beta Quadrant.
Barradas star system Barradas primary star: Barradas I • Barradas II • Barradas III Unaffiliated system marker insignia.
Draken star system (Federation) Draken primary star: Draken IDraken IIDraken IIIDraken IVDraken V (Letant, Mehav) • Valdore outpost (Kelvin timeline) Great Seal of the United Federation of Planets.
(Romulan Empire in Kelvin timeline) Romulan emblem insignia image.
V'varian sector (Romulan Star Empire)
Gains (unaffiliated on Taurhai Unity border)PaxarV'varia Romulan emblem insignia image. Locator logo showing the galaxy's Beta Quadrant.
planets visited by the USS Enterprise (NCC-1701) during Captain Kirk's initial five-year mission (2265-2270)
various Aprilia IIICaporyGarrusRheelTriangularis III
2265 EarthDraxis IITallyGamma Alpha VPollux IIStarbase 8 planetSector Vega 6 planetM-155Archernar IVDimorusMandylion VTendar IVMestikoAlpha Ortelina VIIArronus VIIAldebaran IIIDelta Vega IStarbase 12VelluriusEarthGlobular planetNorusJunkyard planetPalnak's planetSantarNova XIIIZeltokKorakthe Traveler's homeworldDukarOrthooAlgenib II
2266 Crucial-3VultraRobots' planetAngomaMantis planetNuofoStaiVrexBalant planetZargotColtacRigel XIIAlfa 177M-113Psi 2000Tlaoli IVSkurSelkyeTaragonAlpha 332Ynobe IIEcnalRayloNorigaAlpha Proxima IIKynardiArgylusOminnusEarthK-GSeggorForniaAngiraBeta IINeesanKujalLunaBwujaFayoHerculaEarthKibo/NdoraNrakaAlpha 23-COordonMobitaJodarrQuodarZartaFloe IMetamorphaInicrustMortiTerrellian IIVoodoo planetRiza homeworldMila XaKrugar III remnantQuaraxusArimaMazdaNumero UnoBeta CarinaeExo III1324-IV7348-IITantalus VMiri's homeworldPlanet QBenecia
2267 Taurus IIMakus IIIXimega IIHydra Epsilon IIIPerseus Arm planetoidYkoTenkaraSalvumGrotusVaranu planetYkoTalos IVTektonRifas-LAmusement Park planetHeitius VIICentaurus VFomalhaut VEmben IIICynur IVTyrtaeus IIGothosBeta VITheta VIIRamedes IIICestus IIIMetron planetAlvaLazarus's planetGalaxy Zekbran planetCygnet XIVEarthCanaraBeta IIIDraqqanaIach'tu PrimeEminiar VIICeti Alpha VGamma 400VartaxDak-AlphaTharkMorkolTimshelOmicron Ceti IIIJanus VI7348-IIChandra IVOrganiaAngrenaYkoEarth Colony IIGatewayEarthDenevaJanvarZentarZettinDiad II • "the Frontier" • ModalaLadoGamma XaridianElsinor H-25Starbase 10Beta Mariotia IIIVega IIITondusTekkorCarnakPyris VIIEarthPentam VGamma Canaris NVandros VIINukoleeStyraLurotaOorego IVGiant Brain asteroidOtari IIGatewayIsis IIINot EdenMaaba S'JaCapella IVPollux IVVulcanMestikoNadorTactis IIBeta Nirobi IIPhygma IVOutpost Omega-70Tau Gamma IVM-370Argelius IIMerope IVMalurEulusDonico IIGamma Trianguli VIMasabaLekythosTyrtaeus IIShroud IVHalkaIxtoldeGamma Hydra IVCalydonBelmara IVTuran Tot Narut's planetGamma Canaris NTaunusPlanet 656Beton IIISklurrKarrGraktanPlixesAndriusMuddEarthAneher IIWezonvuNalaingMagna RomaBavaryaNeolithiaMythraRimilliaBabelGamma Canaris NVulcanNisusCertaxNarnel's WorldNGC 667Neural
2268 Fornax IIGamma IITriskelionRudimonArgus XTycho IVCentaurusUsildeTheta VIISigni BetaTautee systemVulcanBeta Canzandia IIIMevinnaSigma Iotia IIXanviaXoxxaInquisitor planetBeta ReticuliDelta VegaNalogen IVDelta VegaDelta Canaris IVAlnath IIAmmdonArretEkosEeiauoSivaoKahlessOmega IVEarthTheta Kiokis IIElasTroyiusElethiaAlsandKosTau Delta IXAmerindStarbase 14 planetAndru 4/6Tranquility VIIMinos VEarthExo IIIT'nufoMinos VEando 375Wrigley's Pleasure PlanetExo IIITortuga VITaos IVTriacusMarcos XIIWokkle IIICawley IVMakon IIIKalaLowariaDreamers' planetSigma Draconis VIMoauvPomplanceRibol IIMarpapluDireidiMedusaElcidar Beta IIIMinara IIOctavius IVBeta CabriniPegasus IVCareta VBeta XII-APlatoniusIzellEarthScalosM-317Beta Aurigae IIISanoora host planetRhinegeltKalandan outpostBrellian IVPrastorDistrelTttnicktttnorAriannusCheronElba IISanctuaryGideonTau Omega IVTau Omega IIIKolya
2269 Memory AlphaMerak IIArdanaPollux VAvalonBalkos IIINova Atar IIITarnak IIMeta IVVesbiusJanus VIPollux IILeora IVBeta Niobe IIIMygdalus IIIWaasertlaCentaurusRaga's PlanetEdenTheta Tau VHolberg 917GLothorTau Beta IVExcalbiaSarpeidonCamus IIDuwamishEphrata IVSigma Niobe IIGatewayKrasni's FollyVestalanMaltos IVOrganiaKyrosNestaAnomalyAcademyYkoArachnaeBabelEpsilon Delta IVHeartlandMemory PrimeTalin IVWeb of WorldsSyhaar PrimeGatewayMantillesValeriaTaurus IIKinshasaAmusement Park planetMotherlodeMegas-TuTerratinSherman's PlanetVerdaniaThe StrandAarak IIIPhi XIUr homeworldVidenGobi IIIPacificaGralafiLoren VArgoWaycrossDengella IIPerryDelta Gamma IVDetente ITrefolgLloyd Zeta-9Sigma Iotia IIHesperides II'QosCirce VAndoriaTrellisaneBeta CastelliHeloxBoaco VIJuram VVancadiaChyrellkaVeletus VPatria IPelos
2270 Janus VIPhylos IIVedala asteroidDramiaDramia IIArretLactra VIIBoqu IIDelta Theta IIIPandroBriamosYkoBelarius IVVelat Nol/R-836 IIGelladorn/R-775 IDT-262Belarius IVCenotaphEmilla IIVehtora IVAnabarra colonyN'caiMuldoonCoridan IIIAkladiMuddKubanSaraiStarbase 7 planetStella Mudd's planetMuddTaygeta VOkeanosBeta Omicron Delta IIIYoondriGatewayZeta GibraltarAndrosYusubArtemys 314KwettirPolymax VIIIHollow PlanetEarth (alternate)GatewaySycoraxBira IIINjuraOmne's planetVoranRazarMercanAleriadAritaniYalboVulcanHoshan planetsTanisAragos planetAleph PrimeAleph IIIAntos IVTakoi homeworldEarthDenebiaVeneu IIGribbin IIKlondike VIIsitra ZeroPelosArchernar IVTalos IVPillagra/R-855EarthStarbase 12Tomarii
planets visited by the USS Enterprise (Kelvin timeline)
EarthVulcanDelta Vega (Vulcan system)SaturnTitanDelta Vega (Delta Vega sector)Taurus IIMakus IIIDenevaGamma Trianguli VIBeta IIIIota Geminorum IVNew VulcanPhaedusNibiruuninhabited planetoidParthenon 559KhitomerQo'noSHinrichs VDark MarketBanks-216Nodell-16OaCeti Alpha VVondem

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