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Trelka V was the fifth planet of the Trelka system, inside Cardassian space.

During the Dominion War, a Dominion starbase, which had a garrison of ten thousand, was located on its surface and a Cardassian drydock was in orbit.

Trelka V location

Location of Trelka V (upper left Cardassian symbol

The starbase was the first target struck by General Martok's cavalry raid in 2375. For this mission, Martok took five Birds-of-Prey - IKS Ch'Tang, IKS Orantho, IKS Ning'tao, IKS Malpara, and IKS Slivin.

Upon reaching the target, Martok sent the Ning'tao and Malpara ahead of the fleet to perform a single strafing run on the Trelka V base. The opening attack disabled two defense batteries and did moderate damage to the base's shields. After completing their attack, the two ships attempted to leave the star system. However, the Malpara was destroyed by a Cardassian Galor-class ship, with no survivors. While the Cardassians pursued the Ning'tao, the rest of Martok's small fleet decloaked and attacked the base again, catching station with its primary shields down as its personnel attempted to repair the base.

Although Martok only intended for the squadron to perform a single attack, he and Worf were both temporarily incapacitated when the base returned fire on the Ch'Tang. Kor, who was serving as the Ch'Tang's third officer took command and ordered the fleet to attack again. During the second pass, the Klingon ships continued taking damage, with the Orthano's captain and first officer being killed. However, the aging Kor, believing himself to be with Kang attacking the Federation outpost at Caleb IV, refused to withdraw and instead ordered the crew to board the base, despite the station being guarded by ten thousand enemy troops. At this point, Worf regained consciousness, retook command, and ordered the fleet to retreat.

A full-out assault on the Trelka V starbase would have required half of the Ninth Fleet in order to destroy the base. (DS9: "Once More Unto the Breach")

According to the Star Trek: Star Charts, on page 47, Trelka V orbited a F-type star. This planet was located in the Alpha Quadrant.

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