Twelfth House of Betazed
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The 12th House of Betazed is one of many ancient houses on Betazed. To be a member of such a social class in Betazoid culture is to be considered descendants of the Goddess, Karawati, herself and a part of influential ancestry. The Twelfth House is considered to be the house of balance.
In 2300, The Third, Fourth, Sixth, Seventh, Tenth and Twelfth Houses of Betazed join together to demand land from the Ninth House of Betazed. Their claim is that their undeveloped land was loaned to the Ninth House by other houses centuries earlier for the benefit of all of Betazed, but there is no historical record of this ever happening. As a result, the Ninth House denies their claims and sticks to the position that it’s their land. This becomes a political issue between the houses, who demand "their" now agriculturally rich land back.
In 2341 the Third, Fourth, Sixth, Seventh, Tenth, Twelfth houses join together to begin unprecedented legal action in the Betazoid Government Council against the Ninth house to get "their" land back.
The Third House was headed by Gart Xerx in the late 2350s, considered influential by Betazoids and well respected by the United Federation of Planets. A Federation representative was sent to his daughter Chandra's wedding in 2359.
In 2368, all legal action by the Third, Fourth, Sixth, Seventh, Tenth and Twelfth houses against the Ninth House finally succeeded. As a result, The Sixth House received ownership of a small amount of land from the Ninth House.
In 2375, The Fourth house in conjunction with the Third, Sixth, Seventh, Tenth and Twelfth houses unofficially took over administration of Ninth House, given its weakened position as a result of the Dominion War. An employee of the Fourth House was appointed to lead the administration. In 2376, the appointed administration legally became official after the Matriarch of the Ninth House reluctantly agreed to cede control.