Tellar Prime - United Federation of Planets - Class M
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Tellar or Tellar Prime is a Class M planet that was home to the humanoid Tellarites. Relative to the planetoid Babel, it is located on the far side of the Andorian Empire.|
Good arguments are considered a sport on Tellar.
In 2155, it became one of the founding members of the Coalition of Planets and later, in 2161, the United Federation of Planets. Following the fall of Betazed during the war, in 2374, it was believed that Tellar could be the Dominion's next target.
61 Cygni, a binary star system consisting of two Class K components located 11.4 light years from Sol, is the location of Tellar.
Tellar is the mountainous homeworld of the Tellarite civilization. Tellar is the capital planet and seat of government of the United Planets of Tellar state, one of the founding members of the United Federation of Planets.
The world, known also as Tellar Prime, Tellarus and as Miracht, is the fifth planet in the Tellar system. Its location is in the Alpha Quadrant. In addition, the planet had two moons known as Kera and Phinda.
The surface of Tellar is noted for being unusually dry and has an inactive climate for a Class M planet with it being sunny most of the time at all locations. This light and dry atmosphere does not trap the heat sufficiently which means that temperatures remained cool across the years. Furthermore, there is very little water covering the planetary surface with whatever oceans being present being little more than large inland seas. Whilst on the surface the world lacks much water, it does by volume possess the same amounts of those on M Class worlds. The reason for this discrepancy is because the planetary continental shelf cantilevers over the oceans surface instead of sloping beneath it which traps much of the water underground. This lack of surface water means that little of it evaporates into the air thus depriving any possibility of rainfall which was in turn why the planet is so dry and calm. Any sea water instead flows through a network of subterranean caverns and collects inland into vast underground reservoirs. This process means that the water is filtered of any impurities including salt and means that these reserves consist of fresh water.
Tellar is the location of the Tellar Prime Shipyards. Starfleet's main outpost in the Tellar system is Starbase 223. The Starfleet Intelligence Operations School is located on Tellar. One settlement on Tellar is Hurutam, home to The Brightness Press, which published Dvoriv B'bargalah's Title to the Truth: Orion Historiography and Its Ownership on stardate 3209.
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Gav, leader of the Tellarite delegation, made heated charges that other ambassadors were either hindering or actively seeking the Tellarites' removal of any say in the negotiations. He accused Vulcan ambassador Sarek of the most serious charges. Gav suddenly turned up in one of the Enterprise's Jefferies tubes, dead of an apparent Vulcan killing technique, snapping his neck. The subsequent investigation uncovered a plot by the notorious Orion species to break up the conference, frame Sarek for the killing of Gav, and claim Coridan by deception.
In combat, however, despite local success, the Klingons of Deep Space Nine found them easy prey. During the 2373 Klingon-Federation conflict, one Klingon captain boasted of decapitating a Tellarite helmsman, saying of the victim "The pig barely had time to raise his weapon."
Tellarites are renowned for being rather direct and forceful in conversation, and are known to be so quarrelsome that arguing is a sport on their home planet, Tellar. They consider normal polite conversation to be a grave insult; it is recommended to be insulting and crude when speaking to a Tellarite. Because of their ability to argue, Tellarites make excellent politicians. They like taking muddy baths. However, Tellarites take great umbrage if compared to the habits of Terran swine, saying they in particular are not food.