"'The Vengeance Factor" is a third season episode of The Next Generation.
After finding traces of Acamarian
blood at a looted Federation outpost, the Enterprise goes to Acamar III. There they learn of a group of Acamarian nomadic pirates known as the Gatherers — descendants of people who had separated themselves from Acamarian society a century before, during a time of rampant clan warfare.
The Acamarian leader, Sovereign Marouk, initially tries to gain the cooperation of the Enterprise in launching a military strike at the Gatherers but, after Picard refuses, agrees to try to negotiate an end to the Gatherers' self-imposed exile and to invite them to return to their home world. Marouk comes aboard the Enterprise, along with her personal servant, a beautiful and charming young woman named Yuta and the Enterprise goes in search of the Gatherers. When contact is made with one band of the Gatherers, they are initially hostile and then skeptical, but they finally agree to listen to Marouk's proposal. After some discussion, the leader of the Gatherer band, Brull, agrees to recommend the proposal to Chorgan, the leader of all the Gatherers.
During the negotiations between Marouk and Brull, Yuta privately confronts an elderly Gatherer and touches him on the cheek — whereupon the man promptly has a massive heart attack
. As he draws his last breath, Yuta tells him that although she is the last of her line, her clan (Tralesta) will outlive the dying man's clan... Read More