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Janus VI
Alternate name: Shaul
Classification: Class F
Affiliation: United Federation of Planets
Location: Janus system
Moon(s): None
Dominant Species: Horta

Janus VI was a Class F planet in the Janus system and home of the silicon-based Horta who named their world Shaul. Janus was a member of the United Federation of Planets. (ST reference: The Worlds of the Federation)

The Horta were an extremely long lived species and the planet was home to no predator of the beings so Horta populations frequently became large. To make room for the next generations of Horta every 50,000 years all but one of the Horta died. That one Horta, the Prime Mother, then cared for the civilization’s eggs in the Vault of Tomorrow until they hatched and repopulated the planet. (DS9 novel: Devil in the Sky; TOS episode: "The Devil in the Dark")

By the 23rd century the planet was volcanically inactive. (TOS episode: "The Devil in the Dark")

The mines of Janus VI in 2267

The planet was rich in minerals, including Pergium, a energy source for thousands of Federation worlds. This prompted the establishment of a mining outpost in the 2210s. At the time the Horta had entered a breeding cycle so their population only consisted of the Prime Mother, as a result the federation miners remained unaware of them until 2267. In that year new levels of the mines were opened and the miners unknowingly destroyed thousands of Horta eggs in the Vault of Tomorrow, mistaking them for nothing other than silicon nodules. The Horta began to sabotage the mining equipment and attack the miners in response. In three months fifty miners were killed and a distress signal was sent out. The USS Enterprise came to assist the planet and following a mind meld between Spock and the mother Horta the situation was eventually resolved with Horta and Federation personal agreeing to live and work side by side. (TOS episode: "The Devil in the Dark")

The Human-Horta mining alliance of Janus VI became one of the most productive and profitable operations in the know galaxy, sourcing raw ore and rare elements to the entire Federation. (DS9 novel: Devil in the Sky)

In 2270, Captain James T. Kirk returned to Janus VI to serve as a judge after the murder of a Horta. (TOS roleplay module: Star Trek IV Sourcebook Update)

In the 2370s a granddaughter of one of Dax's hosts lived on Janus. (DS9 novel: Devil in the Sky)

Alternate universes

In an alternate timeline, the Janus system was under the control of the Interstellar Coalition. (Star Trek: Myriad Universes novel: A Less Perfect Union)

This story makes reference to the trade opportunities with Janus V rather than Janus VI, and may be a typographical error.

Connections


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