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USS Enterprise in orbit of Triacus (2268)

Type: Planet
Native Species: Triacus marauders (extinct)
Affiliation: Non-aligned

The Starnes Exploration Party encampment on Triacus

Triacus was an inhabited planet. It was the homeworld of the Triacus marauders, an extinct band of raiders. Commander Alexander Courage, a crewmember aboard the USS Enterprise-D, was born on this planet. It was a non-Federation world.

This planet was located in the vicinity of the planets Ariannus and Marcos XII, the Epsilon Indi system, and Starbase 4.

The legend of Triacus stated that the planet was the home to a band of marauders who were making constant war throughout the Epsilon Indi system. After many centuries, these marauders were defeated by the very individuals who they preyed upon. The legend also mentioned that a powerful evil presence remained on Triacus, awaiting for a catalyst to revive it, allowing it to spread its evil across the galaxy. This power was personified by Gorgan, the last of the planet's inhabitants.

In 2268, Triacus was the site of a Starnes Exploration Party lead by Professor Starnes. On stardate 5038.3, one of the archeologists, Professor Wilkins, accidentally released Gorgan during an excavation of a cave near their encampment. It was noted that the destruction of whatever civilization that might have been there was produced by some natural catastrophe.

Gorgan influenced the children of the expedition and caused their parents to commit suicide. Gorgan made a further attempt, and was initially successful, to escape from Triacus aboard the USS Enterprise to spread its evil on to Marcos XII. (TOS: "And the Children Shall Lead")

In 2369, this planet was listed on the chart "USS Enterprise Personnel Database", which was displayed on a PADD used by Captain Jean-Luc Picard on aboard the Enterprise-D. (TNG: "The Chase", okudagram)

According to the Star Trek Encyclopedia (3rd ed., p. 521), Triacus was a Class M planet.

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