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Viridium Tracking


Wearable patch

Universe : Prime Timeline
Name : Wearable patch

Viridium trackers were developed in the the late 2380s by Starfleet in a then clasified project. They were used in the attempted rescue mission on Oyolo β in 2288. [1] At this time they were produced in the form of a patch that could be attached to clothing. [2]

Spock attached such a patch to the jacket of Captain Kirk prior to him beaming aboard the Klingon K'T'Inga class ship Kronos One in 2393. When the Kirk was arrested and convicted of the murder of Chancellor Gorkon, he was sentenced to imprisonment on the penal colony of Rura Pente. The Enterprise crew were able to rescue him using the tracker. The device provided tracking capabilities across a range of several sectors although it can not be tracked through a anti beaming shield. One of the major problems of the patch technology is that it is easily discovered making it difficult to use in covert operations. [2]


Consumable pill

Universe : Prime Timeline
Name : Consumable pill

By 2399 the technology had been refined into pill form. Once chewed and swallowed the Viridium enters the persons bloodstream, allowing them to be tracked with no external indications of a tracking device. Once ingested the tracker can only be inactivated by injecting a hydrogen based compound, such as uranium hydride which can cause neurological symptoms in a number of species. [3]

Colour key

Canon source Backstage source Novel source DITL speculation


# Series Season Source Comment
1 Foul Deeds Will Rise
2 Star Trek VI : The Undiscovered Country
3 STP 1 Nepenthe
Series : Season
Novel : Foul Deeds Will Rise
Film: Star Trek VI : The Undiscovered Country
Series : STP Season 1
Episode : Nepenthe

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