Publisher's descriptionEdit

After millennia of warfare, the planets Prastor and Distrel may have finally achieved a lasting peace. Investigating on behalf of the Federation, Captain Kirk is shocked to find out that the architect of the peace is none other than that notorious con artist, Harcourt Fenton Mudd!

Mudd claims to be a changed man, but Kirk has his doubts. He knows that Mudd has to be running some sort of scam, but what is he up to? Kirk must find out soon -- before the peace gives way to unending war.


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Fareen Berg Gren Orondo ArnitasMesparth El Vuk Cevich BenatBradyPavel ChekovGordenJolleyJames T. KirkLebrunLeonard McCoyMistraeHarry MuddSimon NordellJanice RandMontgomery ScottSpockStanleyStellaTyersNyota UhuraVagleWolfe
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Ginn DonanAbraham Lincoln

Starships and vehiclesEdit

USS Enterprise (Constitution-class)


Distrelthe galaxyNevis systemPrastor
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Deneb VEminiar VIIVendikarVulcan

Races and culturesEdit

Human (Russian) • Nevisian (DistrellianPrastorian) • Vulcan
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States and organizationsEdit

Commonwealth of NevisStarfleetUnited Federation of Planets
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Vulcan Planetary Security

Science and technologyEdit

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Ranks and titlesEdit

captainchaperonecommunications officercon manconsultantdoctorensignGrand General of DistrellieutenantnavigatorofficerPadishah of Prastorphysicianpiratepolitical advisorpresidentschoolteachersoldierspytransporter officer

Other referencesEdit

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