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Khitomer from orbit

Type: Planet
Location: Khitomer system
Affiliation: Klingon Empire

Conference hall at Camp Khitomer (2293)

Khitomer was an inhabited planet located in the Khitomer system. Khitomer played a vital role in the development of the Klingon-Federation alliance, being the site of the Khitomer Conference of 2293 as well as the victim of a Romulan sneak attack on the planet's Klingon colony in 2346, which, in turn, emphasized the importance of the Klingon-Federation friendship. (Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country; TNG: "The Neutral Zone", "Sins of the Father")

History Edit

In the alternate 2259, the planet was discovered to have a Klingon colony. This event was reported in a news ticker, which was in a collection of graphics and video media that were seen on a powerwall in the offices of Christopher Pike and Alexander Marcus at Starfleet Headquarters. (Star Trek Into Darkness)

The ticker can be seen in the video "Star Trek: Into Darkness" - User Interface VFX at [1]

In 2293, Khitomer was considered to be a neutral site by both the Federation and the Klingon Empire, and was located near the Romulan border. In that year, the Khitomer Conference was held at Camp Khitomer on the planet. The conference started the first full peace negotiations between the United Federation of Planets and the Klingon Empire and gave birth to the Khitomer Accords. Originally, Earth had been selected as a venue, but after Klingon chancellor Gorkon was assassinated on his way to Earth by members of the Khitomer conspiracy, new chancellor Azetbur relocated the conference to Camp Khitomer. (Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country)

By 2346, a Klingon colony existed on Khitomer. On stardate 23859.7, the colony fell victim to a Romulan attack. In the attack – which later became known as the Khitomer Massacre – 4,000 colonists were killed, among them Mogh and Ja'rod (TNG: "Heart of Glory", "Sins of the Father"). Only two survivors were believed to have been rescued by the USS Intrepid; however, a group of colonists captured by the Romulans were allowed to live and were taken to a prison camp in the Carraya sector, remaining undiscovered until 2369. (TNG: "Birthright, Part I", "Birthright, Part II")

An obelisk was erected on Khitomer as a memorial. (VOY: "Memorial")

It was not explicitly stated that the memorial was for the Khitomer Massacre, although the context does imply a military or otherwise violent event.

In 2369, the location of Khitomer was labeled on the "Deep Space 9 Traffic Control Database" star chart. (TNG: "Birthright, Part II", okudagram)

Some time prior to 2375, Admiral William Ross met Chancellor Gowron at Khitomer. (DS9: "When It Rains...")

Khitomer colonists Edit

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Background informationEdit

Khitomer matte painting

A matte painting of Khitomer is prepared for filming

The script for "Redemption" specified that the planet should be pronounced "KIT-to-mur". [2] However, the script for "Birthright, Part I" suggested "KIT-oh-mer". [3]

The Khitomer hall was represented by the Brandeis-Bardin Institute, located in southern California.

According to the Star Trek: Star Charts (p. 56) and Stellar Cartography: The Starfleet Reference Library ("Federation Historical Highlights, 2161-2385"), Khitomer was located in the Beta Quadrant.

According to the Star Trek Encyclopedia (3rd ed., p. 239), Khitomer was a M-class planet.

Apocrypha Edit

The events surrounding the Khitomer Massacre were documented in the The Lost Era novel, The Art of the Impossible.

During the Star Trek: Destiny book Gods of Night, Khitomer was saved from annihilation by the Borg in 2381 by a kamikaze attack by the USS Ranger.

In Star Trek Online, the Klingon Empire reclaimed the Khitomer sector in 2382 during the political crisis in the Romulan Star Empire that followed Praetor Shinzon's death. In the mission "Turning Point" the planet was the site of a conference between the Federation, the Klingon Empire, the Romulan Star Empire, and the Romulan Republic.

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