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Betazed from orbit

Class: M
Type: Planet
Native Species: Betazoid
Location: Alpha Quadrant
Affiliation: United Federation of Planets
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The surface of Betazed

Betazed was an inhabited Federation planet in the Alpha Quadrant. Classified as M-class, this was the homeworld of the Betazoids.

Overview Edit

Betazed was an important member world of the United Federation of Planets and its society had matriarchal elements. The Betazed Federation ambassador during the 2360s and '70s was Lwaxana Troi, daughter of the Fifth House, holder of the Sacred Chalice of Rixx, heir to the Holy Rings of Betazed. (TNG: "Angel One", "Manhunt", DS9: "The Forsaken")

In 2364, Counsellor Deanna Troi, of the USS Enterprise-D, took a shuttle from Starbase G-6 to her homeworld. (TNG: "Hide and Q")

In its way to Kaelon II, the Enterprise-D passed fairly close to Betazed in late 2367, enabling Lwaxana Troi to visit the ship. (TNG: "Half a Life")

Deep Space 9 was quite far from Betazed, although a transport from the station often left for the planet. (DS9: "The Muse")

Vash was unwelcome (persona non grata in Q's words) on Betazed. (DS9: "Q-Less")

The University of Betazed was located on Betazed. (TNG: "Tin Man", "Ménage à Troi", "Qpid")

Betazed appeared in the starchart Data and Picard were studying in Stellar Cartography in 2371. (Star Trek Generations, display graphic)

History Edit

Betazed garden

A Betazed garden

In the past, it was considered fashionable for the women of Betazed to wear enormous wigs with large holes in the center for tiny caged creatures. Although it was uncomfortable for the women and cruel to the animals, this costume eventually became a tradition. One woman finally broke with it, causing this fashion to fade very quickly. (TNG: "Half a Life")

Betazed took part at the Pacifica conference in 2365 and hosted the biennial Trade Agreements Conference in the following year. (TNG: "Manhunt", "Ménage à Troi")

During the Dominion War in 2374, Betazed was occupied by Dominion invasion forces. The Federation Tenth Fleet had been assigned to defend Betazed and its outlying colonies, but was caught out of position on a training exercise. As a result Betazed fell to the Dominion within ten hours. Once Betazed had been captured, other worlds nearby, including Vulcan, Tellar, Alpha Centauri, and Andor were at risk of Dominion invasion. (DS9: "In the Pale Moonlight")

Betazed was presumably liberated before or at the end of the war, as Riker and Troi planned their honeymoon in 2379 on Betazed.

See also Edit

Geography Edit

Betazed, near Lake El'nar

The surface of Betazed near Lake El-Nar

Betazed was consistently described as a lush, beautiful world. The planet's climate varied from dense jungles to wide canyons and cliffs. Many of the major continents are dotted with lakes.

Land features and formations Edit

Janaran Falls

A carving of the Janaran Falls

Botanical Edit

Appendices Edit

References Edit

Background informationEdit

According to Star Trek: Star Charts (pgs. 33, 36), Betazed was the fifth planet in the Betazed system also known as the Beta Zeta system. The official name of the uniglobal government was the Fifth House of Betazed which governed this planet from the capital city of Rixx. Betazed was admitted into the United Federation of Planets in 2273. In the census of 2370, there were 1.3 billion Betazoids living on Betazed. Betazoids had been warp capable since antiquity. Major attractions on this world include Lake Cataria, Janaran Falls, and the University of Betazed. The system was named by the 21st century Human John Burke, chief astronomer of the Royal Academy. The star Betazed was a G class star with a magnitude of +5, which was the same brightness as Sol.

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