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Arret
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Arret, 5,000 centuries after the Cataclysm

Class: M
Type: Planet
Native Species: Sargon's species (extinct)
Affiliation: Non-aligned
Sargon crew.jpg

The chamber deep beneath the destroyed homeworld, from which Sargon long kept watch in hopes of space voyagers

For the antimatter universe planet, please see Arret (negative).
The Explored Galaxy

The location of Arret on "The Explored Galaxy" star chart

Arret was an uninhabited aplanet. In the ancient past, this was the homeworld of a warp capable humanoid species that went on to colonize the Milky Way Galaxy. The planet was located hundreds of light years past the limits of Federation exploration in 2268. (TOS: "Return to Tomorrow")

In 2293, the location of Arret in the Milky Way Galaxy was labeled in a star chart that was in Captain James T. Kirk's quarters aboard the USS Enterprise-A. (Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, okudagram)

HistoryEdit

Originally Earth-like, though much older, the atmosphere of Arret was ripped away by a cataclysmic war fought half a million years before the USS Enterprise arrived in orbit.

Eleven survivors of that great war had created a shelter 112.37 miles below the surface. This vault was constructed of a material harder and stronger than anything Commander Spock had measured at that time; its atmosphere was "a fraction richer in oxygen than usual".

Originally humanoid, the eleven surviving members of Sargon's species placed the essence of their minds into spheroid receptacles. In 2268, only two spheres besides Sargon's still contained a living mind: that of Thalassa, Sargon's wife, among the five spheres kept on the lower tier, and that of Henoch, a member of the conflict's "other side", on the upper. (TOS: "Return to Tomorrow")

The name "Arret" (Terra backwards) was from a cut scene from "Return to Tomorrow". The name was also referenced in the Star Trek Concordance and appeared on screen in "The Explored Galaxy" star chart.
The novel Q-Strike implied that the Beta XII-A entity was responsible for provoking the war.

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