In 2370, Dessica II was controlled by a government suspected by Starfleet of being corrupt. This planet was one of several planets in its sector that had been raided by a band of mercenaries led by Arctus Baran, who were looking for fragments of the Stone of Gol from ancient Romulan ruins. Captain Jean-Luc Picard tracked the band from its destructive work at Nafir to a bar, where he was captured by the band. (TNG: "Gambit, Part I")
- See: Dessica II visitors
According to Star Trek: Star Charts (pp. 45, 66) and Stellar Cartography: The Starfleet Reference Library ("Federation Historical Highlights, 2161-2385"), the Dessica (Vindemiatrix, Epsilon Virginis) system was located in the Beta Quadrant. The system's primary was a G-class star.