A world whose humanoids credit their return from the brink of military and ecological ruin to their forebears' supposed eternal enslavement with the devil "Ardra" in return for a millennium of peace and prosperity. A Federation anthropological team had been curious as to why the agrarian Ventaxians gave up their once high-tech culture, even when Klingons contacted them with modern sciences again about 2297. The planet has east and west magnetic poles.