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The Setlik III Massacre was an incident (in 2347) during the Federation-Cardassian War, where Cardassian forces attacked a Federation colony located there. The USS Rutledge, under the command of Captain Benjamin Maxwell, was diverted from its normal course to attempt a rescue mission of the colonists. The mission was a personal one for Maxwell as his wife and children lived in an outlying district there. (ST roleplay module: All Our Yesterdays: The Time Travel Sourcebook)

Upon the arrival of the Rutledge, all communications with the colony were out and sensors showed survivors fleeing to the outlying district with heavy casualties in the main settlement. With communications down, a plan to transport survivors to the ship while in orbit had to be abandoned. Captain Maxwell personally chose a squadron of men to accompany him on the away team over his first officer's obligatory, but halfhearted, objections.

The Rutledge away team consisted of Maxwell, Miles O'Brien, Will Kayden, Volodzhe, Meier, Tsao, Rendell, Lind, and Garcia. Maxwell took O'Brien and Kayden with him while the others split into teams with orders to find survivors and have them beamed to the ship. With Cardassian forces less than a kilometer away, it wasn't long before combat ensued.

Kayden was killed while attempting to rescue some surviving colonists. Although O'Brien avenged his friend's death, the horror of taking a life would haunt him throughout his career. The massacre also took a heavy toll on Captain Maxwell, whose family had been killed shortly before his arrival.

The remaining Cardassian forces eventually retreated from the planet, but the crew of the Rutledge would long remember the aftermath. The subject of the incident, according to O'Brien, was never brought up again among the crew. It wouldn't be until Maxwell, as captain of the USS Phoenix, destroyed Cardassian vessels without provocation that the wound of Setlik III would be reopened. (TNG episode: "The Wounded", DS9 novelization: Emissary)



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Setlik III
Star system: Setlik
Class: Unknown
Surface: Unknown

Setlik III is a planet near the Cardassian border, the site of a Federation colony.


Astronomical Data


  • Alpha Quadrant
    • Demilitarized Zone


  • Setlik III


  • Unknown

Further Information


During the Federation-Cardassian War, the planet was attacked by Cardassian forces in what would become known as the Setlik III massacre.


Coming soon


Coming soon


  • TNG: "The Wounded"
  • DS9:
    • "Paradise"
    • "Tribunal"
    • "Empok Nor"
  • PDN:
    • "Restoration"
    • "Wings As Eagles"
    • "Ceremonies of Innocence"
    • "Approaching Emmaus"

See also

Setlik III massacre

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