Mantiev was the first planet of the Mantiev Colonial Association, which is currently in the midst of an immense civil war. The entire Association has been placed under a strict curfew, with neither persons nor goods allowed to enter or exit the Association. As can be imagined, this is proving impossible to enforce in the middle of a civil war. All military forces have split into two factions, with The Loyal States Alliance supporting the Mantiev government and the Chaniviev Alliance supporting the rebels. What further complicates matters is that the Klingons are supporting the rebels, and the RomuIans are supporting the Loyal States. Most of the fighting is now taking place on Kallendeva, which was previously unoccupied.