Dessica II was the inhabited second planet of its star system, in the Taugan sector. The planet was home to ancient Romulan settlements. One of these settlements was Nafir.

In 2370, Dessica II was controlled by a government suspected by Starfleet of being corrupt. This planet was one of several planets in its sector that had been raided by a band of mercenaries led by Arctus Baran, who were looking for fragments of the Stone of Gol from ancient Romulan ruins. Captain Jean-Luc Picard tracked the band from its destructive work at Nafir to a bar, where he was captured by the band. (TNG: "Gambit, Part I")

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According to the script, Dessica II is a frontier world at the edge of Federation space. [1]

According to, Dessica was a M-class planet. [2]

According to Star Trek: Star Charts (pp. 45, 66) and Stellar Cartography: The Starfleet Reference Library ("Federation Historical Highlights, 2161-2385"), the Dessica (Vindemiatrix, Epsilon Virginis) system was located in the Beta Quadrant. The system's primary was a G-class star.

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