History and specifics
In 2267, the Federation scout ship Ad Aspera crashed on Phygma IV with the loss of all hands, but their distress call was investigated by the starship USS Enterprise. James T. Kirk, Spock, Montgomery Scott and Christine Chapel beamed down to find the wreck being salvaged by Klingons. Under Phygman law, a battle between the two forces using mechanitron walking vehicles determined that the planet would subsequently be allied with the Federation. (TOS comic: "The Menace of the Mechanitrons")
- The planet was presumed to be within the Organian Treaty Zone because neither Klingons nor Starfleet personnel questioned the others' right to be there.