Narendra III, The beauty that will catches everyone else’s eye. With its captivating building and the blue-ish scenery, this place is proven to be one of the most visited place in the Qo’Nos.
Snowy mountains, historical buildings. Yes, these are two main points that made this place stand out. This blue-ish scenery will make you felt calm and relaxed like no other Klingon place; most of Klingons places are proven to be bold due to its solid and strong color scheme. So, what is actually Narendra III is about?
Narendra III was a class M planet in the Narendra system, located near the Federation-Klingon border. The planet’s land mass was divided into twelve continents. Horbin was the name given to the planet when it had been part of the Zalkat Union. (VOY – The Brave and the Bold, Book Two novella: The Third Artifact). It is dominated by Klingons with the population of fourty-seven thousand in total at its peak. So it’s all started during year of 2152, when in that particular year, Captain Jonathan Archer stood trial on Narendra III for plotting against the Klingon Empire, which was aired on the ENT episode: “Judgment”. Then it continued and started again when in 2267, Romulan ProconsulToqel met Grodak at his home on Narendra III in order to discuss the formation of the Klingon-Romulan alliance, which is aired and shown on ST novella: The First Peer.
It didn’t end there just yet, because what happened after that is in 2344, Romulans launched a surprise attack on Narendra III, destroying the colony, as well as the USS Enterprise-C, which had responded to the distress call. This honorable sacrifice served to save the then-tenuous Federation-Klingon Alliance. This particular scene is then aired on the episode of an episode of TNG named “Yesterday’s Enterprise”. Also, it is published on their novel too, TNG Novel : The Art of Impossible, as well as on TOS novel, Vulcan’s heart.
Then, In an alternate timeline, the Enterprise-C disappeared in the midst of this battle, and the deterioration of the Alliance continued until it collapsed, this certain act is aired on the TNG episode named Yesterday’s Enterprise.
According to TNG’s The Brave and the Bold, Book, second novella named The Final Artifact, The Narendra III colony was rebuilt between 2344 and 2376, by which point it had dozens of cities, and a population of thousands.
Also, as displayed by ST video game: Star Trek Online, the height of Narendra III is the colony boasted 47,000 inhabitants which dominated by Klingons theirselves.
Then moving forward to 2353, where the planet was the location of a conference that saw the Klingons and Federation sign the Treaty of Alliance. This was quoted on Last Unicorn RPG module: All Our Yesterdays: The Time Travel Sourcebook.
In 2376, the fourth Malkus Artifact was found on the planet, after having been hidden there 90,000 years before (when the planet had been known as “Horbin”). Its discovery unleashed the consciousness of the ancient dictator Malkus the Mighty, enabling him to control the minds of the colonists. (TNG – The Brave and the Bold, Book Two novella: The Final Artifact).
The novel The Brave and the Bold implies that the Klingons had not settled Narendra III as of 2266. This was apparently contradicted by the Enterprise episode “Judgment”, although it is possible that the planet changed hands during the Federation-Klingon wars.
According to Eric A. Stillwell, this planet was named after Star Trek: The Next Generation writer and science consultant Naren Shankar.(citation needed • edit) “nah-REN-druh” was how the planet’s name was phonetically spelled in the script pronunciation guide for “Yesterday’s Enterprise”.
Although the planet shown in “Judgment” is never identified as Narendra III on screen (the term “Narendra” is not mentioned there at all), the episode’s final draft script referred to it as such.  Also, David A. Goodman, the episode’s writer, stated in a podcast that he intended for the settlement/installation shown to refer to the outpost from “Yesterday’s Enterprise”.
In the final draft script of “Judgment”, an overview of an area on Narendra III shown in that installment was described as “A large city on this Klingon outpost, with familiar Klingon-style architecture. In the center of town, a GRAND TRIBUNAL BUILDING which proudly displays the three-pointed Klingon symbol.”
According to Star Trek: Star Charts (p. 64), the Narendra system was located in or near Klingon space, in the Beta Quadrant. This system was a binary star system. The primary was a class K star with a magnitude of +3, which was ten times brighter than Sol. The secondary was a class A star.
Battle of Narendra III
The Battle of Narendra III was an attack on a Klingon outpost on Narendra III by four Romulan warbirds and subsequent defense of the outpost by the Federation Ambassador-class starship USS Enterprise-C in 2344. The conflict had a major impact on interstellar politics in the Alpha and Beta Quadrants.
By the mid-24th century, relations between the Romulan Star Empire and the Klingon Empire had deteriorated significantly. The Romulans began to view the Klingons as barbaric savages, while their former allies saw them as cowardly and without honor. Treaties were abandoned, and the two powers grew to despise one another.
This hostility reached a boiling point in 2344, when four Romulan warbirds decloaked and began an orbital bombardment of the Klingon settlement on Narendra III. The poorly defended colony soon fell prey to the Romulans’ surprise attack, and issued a distress call. (TNG: “Yesterday’s Enterprise”).
During the battle, the detonation of a photon torpedo created a temporal rift, which threw the Enterprise-C twenty-two years into a future in which the Federation and the Klingon Empire were at war. The displacement of the Enterprise-C had created an alternate timeline, in which the Klingons interpreted the starship’s disappearance as a cowardly withdrawal and prompted a rapprochement with the Romulans, with Federation-Klingon relations rapidly breaking down. Upon realizing that their defense of Narendra III – though doomed – would convince the Klingons that the Federation was “honorable,” the Enterprise-C returned to 2344 through the rift and the proper timeline was restored. (TNG: “Yesterday’s Enterprise”).
Not all members of the Enterprise-C crew were killed in battle. There were rumors of survivors taken prisoner by the Romulans, although there was no evidence of this until 2368. In that year, Romulan Commander Sela confirmed that she was the daughter of Tasha Yar, who had accompanied the Enterprise-C back to Narendra, had been captured by the Romulans, and had become the consort of a Romulan general. (TNG: “Yesterday’s Enterprise”, “Redemption II”)
The battle had significant political repercussions. It drove the Klingons and the Federation much closer together.