Jestra V (also known as Jestra) was the fifth planet in the Jestra system, located in the Gamma Quadrant. It was colonized by the Federation with no opposition by the Dominion. (Star Trek: Brave New Worlds)
- Gamma Quadrant
- Jestra IV
Jestra was once a Nor'Shizi homeplanet, until the Dominion took over and forced all the Nor'Shizi off. After the Dominion War in the Alpha Quadrant, the Dominion agreed to let the Federation colonize one of their planets in the Gamma Quadrant in an attempt at improving relations.
After a year of the Federation colonizing Jestra V, and putting Starbase 549 in orbit, the Nor'Shizi launched an attack to get their planet back. The Nor'Shizi were soon defeated and the planet remained as part of the Federation. ("Brave New Worlds")
As of 2382, one side of the planet was thrusted with large green tentacle arms, reaching out into space. The tentacles originated from the Kei in the catacombs beneath the planet which used to nourish the Nor'Shizi`s dead. Once prominent, the tentacles pointed toward the Nor'Shizi homeworld, lightyears away, in a sort of "longing" for the Nor'Shizi. ("Threads of Fate")