Just because something has 'ium' on it doesn't mean it's an element, boys.
As for the Devereaux, twas a *research* vessel (a planetological research vessel
), not a commercial mining craft.
The Kilrathi 'Assembly of Clans' is what we (Confed) recognize as the government of the former Kilrathi Empire, although they're currently in a 5-way civil war to detemine the new imperial clan. The Treaty of Torgo let them keep their original systems (and apparently returned ones we'd captured), but it required that they relinquish planets taken from us by them. *Presumably* races like the Varni were also freed.
As for Pasqual... *groan*, just because Melek went there in 2673 does not a governmental seat make (G) We don't even know if Melek was still Chancellor in '73.
Long live the Confederation,
Ben "Bandit" Lesnick
( firstname.lastname@example.org - 302228)