Penchan is an IKS world rich in the dilithium crystals and minerals needed for refined drugs. Only a small base has been built here so far, but much of the IKS navy is stationed in or near the system for protection. Because the existence of the dilithium is bejng kept secret, no traders are allowed in the system, and all needed goods are brought in on IKS vessels. Furthermore, no communication between the small colony and the outside is allowed. The Federation and Romulan governments are aware of all the military activity here, but are still ignorant ofthe reason. The IKS hopes to keep its secret as long as possible.