Draken IV was the inhabited fourth planet in the Draken system. This system was located in Sector 2158, a region of space in the Beta Quadrant.
In the 2360s, this planet was home to a Starfleet base, and it was located near the Romulan Neutral Zone. Ancient Romulan ruins were located on this planet.
In 2369, Romulan Sub-Commander N'Vek, who was assisting in the defection of Vice-Proconsul M'ret, intended to deposit the Romulan official and his aides on Draken IV.
The following year, an archaeological site located on Draken IV was suggested as a possible raiding target for the band of mercenaries operating under Arctus Baran. Starfleet Command anticipated that Baran might attack this planet so a Federation starship was sent to this planet to intercept his ship. (TNG: "Face of the Enemy", "Gambit, Part I", "Gambit, Part II")