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"The Secret Empire" is the fourth of six TOS stories by William Rotsler in the young adult anthology Star Trek II Short Stories. Events took place in 2277 during James T. Kirk's second five-year mission aboard the refit USS Enterprise. In this story, the Enterprise crew discover refugee descendants of an ancient war.

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In THE SECRET EMPIRE incredible creatures struggle for their freedom over slavery.

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Characters[edit | edit source]

AalvikBarikBedallion the Forty-FirstLinda ChangPavel ChekovFriedmanGallowayJames T. KirkLeonard McCoyLex NakashimaMontgomery ScottSpockHikaru SuluThrumwaldNyota Uhura
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Bedallion the SecondBedallion the Thirty-EightBelarFremlaSkrunkinVeron

Starships and vehicles[edit | edit source]

USS Enterprise (Constitution-class heavy cruiser)
Starship classifications
scout ship

Locations[edit | edit source]

Omicron Theta (Omicron Theta IVOmicron Theta V)
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Ayin Aleph IIILam Qaf Kha II
Shipboard locations
bridgetransporter room
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America

Races and cultures[edit | edit source]

chitikHumankrutTarachiVulcan

States and organizations[edit | edit source]

Tarachi EmpireUnited Federation of Planets

Science and technology[edit | edit source]

airlockatomic weaponchronometercommunicatorenvironmental suitguardiansM class starphaserpower generatorspeartricorderuniversal translator

Ranks and titles[edit | edit source]

admiralambassadorcaptaincommandercountguardkinglieutenant commandermagicianmidshipmannobleofficerqueensergeantslavezamorin

Other references[edit | edit source]

atmospherebaarlikbeambeetlecavernCavern Echoescenturycockroachconcretedesertdragonearringearthquakeempireerakfoods and beveragesfruitgalaxygasgas giantglassheadachehive mindhourinsectmammalMemory of SurfacemetalminutemountainmusiconionorbitpalacepeaceperfumeplanetquartersrocksandSecond Great Warslaverysoilspacestar systemStarfleet uniform (early 2270s)statuesunThe Triumphal March of the Rightful Kinguniversevegetablewarwarp factor (warp one) • year

Appendices[edit | edit source]

Related stories[edit | edit source]

Connections[edit | edit source]

Published Order
Previous story:
Wild Card
Star Trek II Short Stories Next story:
Intelligence Test
Previous story:
Wild Card
Stories by:
William Rotsler
Next story:
Intelligence Test
Chronological Order
Previous adventure:
Wild Card
Pocket Books Timeline Next adventure:
Intelligence Test
Previous adventure:
Wild Card
Memory Beta Chronology Next adventure:
Intelligence Test

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