Chintoka tactical map

The location of Rondac III

"This assault marks the first step toward to liberation of our homeland from the true oppressors of the Alpha Quadrant."

Rondac III was the third planet in its star system. During the Dominion War, it was the location of a Dominion cloning facility. In 2375, it was attacked by detachments of the First, Third, and Ninth Cardassian Orders loyal to Legate Damar, signaling the start of the Cardassian Rebellion. Although Damar lost half his troops in the attack and the planet was not captured, the Cardassians were successful in destroying the Dominion facility. Weyoun speculated that Damar had picked the facility as a target to prevent any of his future clones from being activated. (DS9: "The Changing Face of Evil", "When It Rains...")

The location of Rondac III was labeled on a tactical map that was on display in the wardroom of Deep Space 9. (DS9: "Tears of the Prophets", production art)

In the first draft script of "The Changing Face of Evil", this planet was instead called "Galamin" and it was referred to as having multiple cloning facilities, not just one. According to the final draft of that script, the pronunciation of Rondac was "RON-dak". [1]
According to Stellar Cartography: The Starfleet Reference Library ("Stellar Cartography", pp. 18-19; "Federation Historical Highlights, 2161-2385"), the Rondac system was located in the Alpha Quadrant. The system's primary was an F-class star. According to a map of the Cardassian Union – prepared by an anonymous astrography clerk, from the Cardassian Central Archives, in 2364 – Rondac was identified as a Cardassian system.

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