According to legend, the Ventaxians were granted a thousand years of peace in return for becoming Ardra's slaves and having their riches given to her.
In 2367, she was impersonated by an interstellar con artist. This impostor deceived the Ventaxians into believing she was the deity by using technology to mimic various phenomena believed to herald Ardra's return. Her ruse was revealed by Captain Picard when Lieutenant Commander La Forge discovered her ship in orbit, which was commandeered by the USS Enterprise-D's crew. (TNG: "Devil's Due")