Cestus III

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Facts

  • Primary: Cestus
  • Capital city: Pike City (Novel: Articles of the Federation)
  • Class M
  • Population
    • 500+ (2266) (VAN Novel: Open Secrets)
      • All killed in Gorn attack (VAN Novel: Open Secrets; TOS: "Arena")
    • ~1,000,000 (2369) (TNG Novel: A Time for War, A Time for Peace)
      • Below-average population growth curve since it was resettled (TNG Novel: A Time for War, A Time for Peace)
      • Settled ~250k refugees following the establishment of the Demilitarized Zone (TNG Novel: A Time for War, A Time for Peace)
  • Nation
    • 2266: United Federation of Planets (VAN Novel: Open Secrets; TOS: "Arena")
    • 2266 - : Uninhabited (TOS: "Arena")
    • - c.2280 - Present: United Federation of Planets (Novel: Articles of the Federation)
      • Achieved full membership by mid 24th century (Novel: Articles of the Federation)
  • Cultural notes
    • Formal wear, women, c.early 24th century
      • Dark red, high-necked jacket (Novel: Articles of the Federation)
      • Dark blue leggings (Novel: Articles of the Federation)
      • Heels (Novel: Articles of the Federation)
    • One of a few places in 24th century where baseball is still a common pastime
      • Cestus Baseball League
        • Incorporated 2370 (Novel: Articles of the Federation)
        • Divided into regional divisions (Novel: Articles of the Federation)
        • Teams
          • Northern Division
            • Pike City Pioneers (DS9: "Family Business", "The Way of the Warrior", "Starship Down"; Novel: Articles of the Federation)
            • Port Shangri-La Seagulls (TNG Novel: Q & A; Novel: Articles of the Federation)
            • Salavar Stars (Novel: Articles of the Federation)
          • Unknown division
            • Cestus Comets (DS9: "Family Business"; Novel: Articles of the Federation)
            • New Chicago Cubs (Novel: Articles of the Federation)
            • Palombo Sehlats (TNG Novel: Q & A; Novel: Articles of the Federation)
              • General Manager
            • Prairieview Green Sox (Novel: Articles of the Federation)
        • Annual tournament known as the Cestus Series (Novel: Articles of the Federation)
          • Unknown year: Pioneers v. Green Sox (Novel: Articles of the Federation)
            • Won by Pioneers (Novel: Articles of the Federation)

History

  • By February 2266: Federation colony established (VAN Novel: Open Secrets)
  • December 16, 2266: Colony destroyed by Gorn attack due to encroachment onto Gorn space (TOS: "Arena")
  • By c.2280: Gorn Hegemony grants permission to resettle planet upon diplomatic contact (Novel: Articles of the Federation)
    • Implied by parents of Nanietta Bacco residing on Cestus III when married per Articles of the Federation

Political Structure

  • Executive
    • Led by planetary governor (TNG Novel: A Time for War, A Time for Peace)
      • 2368 - 2379: Nanietta Bacco (TNG Novel: A Time for War, A Time for Peace)
      • 2379 - : NFN Gari (TNG Novel: A Time for War, A Time for Peace)
      • Palombo serves as state vessel by 2379 (TNG Novel: A Time for War, A Time for Peace)

Locations

Surface

  • Pike City (DS9: "Family Business", "The Way of the Warrior"; Novel: Articles of the Federation)
    • Named for Christopher Pike
    • Capital city (Novel: Articles of the Federation)
    • Locations
      • Pioneer Pub (Novel: Articles of the Federation)
        • Established c.2375 (Novel: Articles of the Federation)
      • Ruth Field (Novel: Articles of the Federation)
        • Named for Babe Ruth (Novel: Articles of the Federation)
        • Home field for Pike City Pioneers (Novel: Articles of the Federation)
  • Johnson City (Novel: Articles of the Federation)
  • Lakeside (TNG Novel: Q & A)
  • New Chicago (Novel: Articles of the Federation)
  • Palombo (TNG Novel: Q & A; Novel: Articles of the Federation)
  • Port Shangri-La (TNG Novel: Q & A)
  • Prairieville (Novel: Articles of the Federation)
  • Salavar (Novel: Articles of the Federation)
  • Unknown city
    • Bacco University (TNG Novel: Q & A)

Indigenous Life

Animal

  • Greelak (TNG Novel: Q & A)
    • Lizard analogue (TNG Novel: Q & A)
      • Bright red scales (TNG Novel: Q & A)
      • Rarely reach over 10cm long (TNG Novel: Q & A)
      • Shelf of enamel in lieu of individual teeth (TNG Novel: Q & A)
      • Seven legs (TNG Novel: Q & A)
        • Three along either side, one beneath the neck (TNG Novel: Q & A)
    • Herbivorous (TNG Novel: Q & A)