Alpha Centauri III

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  • Primary: Alpha Centauri A
  • System name: Alpha Centauri A III
  • Also known as: Centauri III
  • Capital: New Samarkand (ENT Novel: Kobayashi Maru)
  • Inhabitants: Human
    • Originally dismissed as colonization target by UESPA due to inhospitability as a result of ongoing impact winter, risk of future asteroid bombardment (ENT Novel: A Choice of Futures)
    • Colonized 2088 by independent effort led by Zefram Cochrane
      • First planet in Alpha Centauri system to be such (ENT Novel: A Choice of Futures)
      • Second Human extrasolar colony, first successful (ENT Novel: Kobayashi Maru, A Choice of Futures)
  • Previously frequent asteroid bombardment due to debris-rich Alpha Centauri system; under effects of centuries-old impact winter as of 2088 (ENT Novel: A Choice of Futures)
    • Asteroid deflection systems established by 2163 to prevent future impact events (ENT Novel: A Choice of Futures)
  • Nation:
  • Native accent characterized by round, resonant vowels (ENT Novel: Kobayashi Maru)
  • Ancient sunken Centaurian ruins below icecaps (TNG Novel: The Buried Age)


  • 2088: Initial settlement by Human colonization mission, including Zefram Cochrane (ENT Novel: A Choice of Futures)
  • July 22, 2155: Attacked by Romulan forces attempting to trigger Coalition/Klingon war through application of telecapture technology (ENT Novel: Kobayashi Maru)



  • Cities
    • New Byzantium (ENT Novel: Beneath the Raptor's Wing)
    • New Samarkand (ENT Novel: Kobayashi Maru, Beneath the Raptor's Wing; TNG Novel: The Buried Age)
      • Planetary capital (ENT Novel: Kobayashi Maru)
      • One of the first cities established on Centauri III after colonization (TNG Novel: The Buried Age)
      • South of a forest (TNG Novel: The Buried Age)
        • Timur's Peak (TNG Novel: The Buried Age)
          • Craggy hill at the heart of the woods (TNG Novel: The Buried Age)
      • Cochrane Institute (ENT Novel: Beneath the Raptor's Wing, To Brave the Storm)
        • Henry Archer Hall (ENT Novel: To Brave the Storm)
          • Sight of starflight laboratory (ENT Novel: To Brave the Storm)
      • University of Alpha Centauri (TNG Novel: The Buried Age; TNG: "Qpid")
        • Carl Blegen Hall (TNG Novel: The Buried Age)