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In 2267, Baris was assigned to supervise the transfer of a shipment of quadrotriticale from Deep Space Station K-7 to Sherman's Planet. A man named Arne Darvin was assigned to be his aide, but what Baris did not realize was that the original Darvin had been killed by the Klingon Imperial Intelligence agent Gralmek, who then assumed Darvin's identity.
Gralmek attempted to sabotage the shipment of quadrotriticale, however Gralmek was discovered by Doctor Leonard McCoy, and Baris promised Gralmek that he could arrange that the man never saw another tribble ever again. (TOS episode: "The Trouble with Tribbles"; TOS comic: "Beneath the Skin"; DS9 episode: "Trials and Tribble-ations")
Baris was still alive in the 2370s and had several children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Among the latter was Karen Farris, who was killed aboard the USS Valiant in 2374. Baris later went to see Dorian Collins, the only Red Squad survivor, soon after. Baris was a writer of holonovels at this time. (DS9 short story: "Dorian's Diary")
In an alternate timeline, where Darvin's sabotage was never discovered and the subsequent disaster at Sherman's Planet cost thousands of lives, Undersecretary for Agriculture Baris assumed leadership of the remnants of the human colonies there.
By 2273, Baris had become the Federation Special Envoy to the Klingon Empire. He was elected President of the United Federation of Planets in 2284, and in the aftermath of the explosion at Praxis, he was named the Federation Ambassador to the Klingon Empire.
In 2361, President Baris, in his final state affair, visited Terok Nor a few years after the Klingon Empire defeated the Cardassian Union and annexed Bajor. He met with Governor Kamuk, but was ultimately unsuccessful in getting the Klingons to give up Bajor.
In 2366, President Baris passed away; his last words were "Arne Darvin". Marta Jensen, a Federation News Service reporter, did a posthumous investigative report on his life and career, discovering and detailing Federation-Klingon relations over the last century. (ST - Myriad Universes novel: Honor in the Night)
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