Tholian Assembly

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  • Full name: Great Castemoot Assembly of Tholia (VAN Novel: Harbinger; TLE Novel: The Sundered)
  • Center of government: Tholia
  • Population largely comprised of Tholians
  • Spans Alpha and Beta Quadrants (VAN; TNG Novel: Vendetta)

Bordering territories


  • Antiquity: The First Assembly is gathered (VAN Novel: Harbinger)
    • Predates the establishment of the Klingon Empire as an interstellar nation c.14th century by text
  • c.18th century: Tholian Assembly begins exploratory expansion into surrounding space, with the singular exception of the Shedai Sector, whose transit is barred by the Laws of the First Assembly (VAN Novel: Harbinger)
    • Date conjecture; described as "several hundred generations" ago, with estimated Tholian lifespan of 6-8 months
  • November 16, 2152: First contact with United Earth via the Enterprise NX-01 (ENT: "Future Tense")
  • 2232: War threatened between Federation and the Tholian Assembly following a firefight in the Corwin system (TNG Novel: A Time for War, A Time for Peace)
    • Averted upon withdrawal of Tholians into their own space (TNG Novel: A Time for War, A Time for Peace)
  • c.2255: The Assembly prepares to repel Klingon encroachment into the Shedai Sector (VAN Novel: Harbinger)
    • 17 generations prior to early October 2265, or approximately 120 months
  • Late December 2366: Federation overtures requesting aid to fend off Borg attack at Wolf 359 are rejected. (TNG Novel: Vendetta)

Political Structure

  • Led by the Ruling Conclave of the Political Castemoot (VAN Novel: Harbinger)
    • Members known as High Magistrates (SCE Short Story: "Interphase Book 1")
    • Government rules both over the Tholian Assembly and the Tholian Lattice (VAN Novel: Harbinger)
    • Decisions made within a subsection of the Political Castemoot SubLink of the Lattice (VAN Novel: Harbinger)
  • Founding principles of the Assembly were established by the First Assembly, the first generation of High Magistrates in the distant past (VAN Novel: Harbinger)
    • Known as the Laws of the First Assembly (VAN Novel: Harbinger)
  • Annexed neighboring star systems occupied by humanoids are relegated to second-tier citizens, socially below even the lowest caste of Tholian (VAN Novel: Summon the Thunder)
    • Such territories normally positioned as servile provinces (VAN Novel: Summon the Thunder)