The Torothan homeworld was a planet, homeworld to an unnamed species of humanoids. From orbit, it looked like the planet was nothing but sand, and indeed it had a desert larger than any on Earth. However, it did have a handful of lakes and small seas. It contained at least one continent, and had a number of cities, including Torothan City.

In the final draft script of "Desert Crossing", the various bodies of water on this planet were simply referred to as "a handful of small oceans."

Several clans existed on the planet, with government in the hands of the Torothan clan, which also controlled most land and resources.

During the 2150s, the planet was in conflict. A caste system that had been in place for centuries had been abandoned, but people expecting to finally be treated equally found that little had changed and Torothans were still dominant. After trying protests and the courts, the lower castes had turned to terrorism.

In 2152, Captain Jonathan Archer and Charles Tucker of Enterprise NX-01 were invited by Zobral for a meal and participation in a game of geskana at his encampment on this planet. The Starfleet officers agreed, but when Torothan forces began to bombard the rebel complex, they fled into the deserts of the planet.

At this time, the planet had an orbital detection grid. This system, however, had narrow gaps that could be penetrated, albeit with difficulty. (ENT: "Desert Crossing")

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Some notable sites of interest included the:


Aside from the Torothans and Zobral's people, this planet was home to:

The final draft script of ENT: "Desert Crossing" refers to "a sloth-like animal" on the planet, though this lifeform doesn't appear in canon.
In the final draft script of "Desert Crossing", this planet was initially referred to as "a world that is mostly arid desert." In an ultimately omitted extension to a scene from that script, it was established that Enterprise had no problem finding this planet on its own, that Archer appreciated the planet's scenery (he commenting at one point, "The view flying in was spectacular"), and that the weather on the day they visited was "unusually mild," according to Zobral, though this was surprising to Tucker.
The planet was implied to be very close to Risa, which was ninety light years from Earth. In the final draft script of "The Catwalk", "the Torothan system" was referenced, though this allusion isn't in the final edit of that episode. According to the reference book Star Trek: Star Charts (p. 60), this planet was named Toroth. Toroth orbited an A-type main-sequence star. Enterprise visited this planet on February 12, 2152. This non-aligned planet was located in the Beta Quadrant.

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