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'''Topaline''' is a rare [[mineral]] which is used in [[life support]] systems, and has been known to disrupt [[sensor]]s.
 
'''Topaline''' is a rare [[mineral]] which is used in [[life support]] systems, and has been known to disrupt [[sensor]]s.
   
In the [[23rd century]], topaline was a highly-prized mineral by the [[Klingon Empire]] and the acquisition of the mineral led to several tense engagements with the [[United Federation of Planets]], including [[Capella IV]]. (''[[TOS]]'' [[episode]]: "[[Friday's Child]]"; [[novel]]: ''[[First Strike]]'')
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In the [[22nd century|22nd]] and [[23rd century|23rd centuries]], topaline was a highly-prized mineral by the [[Klingon Empire]] and the acquisition of the mineral led to several tense engagements with the [[United Federation of Planets]], including [[Capella IV]]. (''[[TOS]]'' [[episode]]: "[[Friday's Child]]"; [[novel]]: ''[[First Strike]]'')
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The planet [[taD]], conquered by the Empire in the mid 22nd century, was a key source of topaline. After the [[2220s]], however, the Klingons had discovered dozens of worlds rich in topaline, lessening taD's importance.({{n|TNG|Diplomatic Implausibility}})
   
 
In [[2355]], the planets and moons of the [[Maxia Zeta]] [[star system]] were discovered be richly endowed with many minerals including topaline. (''[[TNG]]'' novel: ''[[The Buried Age]]'')
 
In [[2355]], the planets and moons of the [[Maxia Zeta]] [[star system]] were discovered be richly endowed with many minerals including topaline. (''[[TNG]]'' novel: ''[[The Buried Age]]'')

Revision as of 21:52, April 12, 2008

Topaline is a rare mineral which is used in life support systems, and has been known to disrupt sensors.

In the 22nd and 23rd centuries, topaline was a highly-prized mineral by the Klingon Empire and the acquisition of the mineral led to several tense engagements with the United Federation of Planets, including Capella IV. (TOS episode: "Friday's Child"; novel: First Strike)

The planet taD, conquered by the Empire in the mid 22nd century, was a key source of topaline. After the 2220s, however, the Klingons had discovered dozens of worlds rich in topaline, lessening taD's importance.(TNG novel: Diplomatic Implausibility)

In 2355, the planets and moons of the Maxia Zeta star system were discovered be richly endowed with many minerals including topaline. (TNG novel: The Buried Age)

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