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Our Tainted Utopia

The destruction of Mars set back Starfleet's exploration endeavors for a decade, and delayed its recovery from the Dominion War. In the wake of such devastation to it's infrastructure and morale, Starfleet pulled back. It closed and secured its borders. Starleet and Federation ideals faltered.

The unity of the Federation was tested as member worlds threatened secession over the Romulan supernova incident, and Federation humanitarian instincts were hampered by hawkish isolationism. "Let them die," had been spoken in the halls of Starfleet Command before, and it was spoken again. The Federation stumbled.

The Hope of Barzan

But a stumble is a stumble, not a fall. Starfleet forged ahead. Efforts to bring the Barzans into the Federation were slow but steady. Voices grew among a people who had largely known austere poverty and favored tight familial bonds above the interstellar society. Some wanted more for their children. Barzan delegates began the painfully slow process of bettering their world for eventual Federation membership.

The broken promise of the Barzan wormhole, now almost thirty years ago confirmed to be unstable, was looked at through fresh eyes and new technology. It could be stabilized on both ends, but it would take a lot of resources and delicate precision. The Barzan people would need Federation resources.

Pathfinder II Project

Starfleet's return to the Delta Quadrant was haphazard. Like Voyager some twenty years ago, Starfleet assets within the quadrant were forced to fend for themselves between cyclical openings of the wormhole. Several vessels were lost or went missing. One of those vessels, the venerable Ambassador-class starship Adelphi, was among those casualties and a harsh lesson learned. The species adjacent to the wormhole remained hostile and advanced technologically. Starfleet had to rethink its logistical presence: it needed a permanent outpost to support its vessels. It needed the ability to form reliable diplomatic ties.

The answer was Pathfinder Station and the Pathfinder II Project, named after its predecessor project which maintained successful contact with the starship Voyager.

WIth Pathfinder Station under construction, Starfleet has shifted strategy in the Delta Quadrant. Rather than large vessels with a lot of manpower and resources invested in them, Starfleet is deploying small, fast vessels capable of long periods between refuel and resupply. The Rhode Island-class refits of the Nova platform seemed a decent foundation. They were redesigned for autonomous, deep space mission profiles.

The first of those vessels deployed in the Delta Quadrant is the starship Sojourner.

Latest Mission Posts

» Syndicate Pragmatism

Mission: Predators and Prey
Posted on Wed Mar 22nd, 2023 @ 6:51pm by Ensign Sheldon Parsons & Lieutenant Charles Bridgeport & Lieutenant Xex Wang & Lieutenant Timmoz & Lieutenant JG Irynya

[The Waverider]
[Skies of Shaddam IVa]
[MD 1: 1150 Hours]

Bridgeport had done it. Ordered to return to the Waverider, make contact with the Sojo, and then return for a pick-up, the security officer had -- ostensibly -- accomplished all three, having sent a probe up into orbit before heading…

» Truth or Dare - Part 2

Mission: A Camping We Will Go
Posted on Tue Mar 14th, 2023 @ 4:56pm by Lieutenant JG Irynya & Lieutenant JG Kestrel & Ensign Mei Ratthi & Midshipman Noah Balsam & Andrew Munro & Lieutenant Timmoz & Ensign Sheldon Parsons & Ensign Jyl-eel Tor

[Second String Camp]
[The Clearing]
[Gentris IV]
[MD 2: 2200 Hours]


Noah too looked to Irynya as a new form entered the circle. She was girthy and beautiful, her Valtese spots pale against the toffee warmth of her skin. She smiled and sat next to Noah. "Can Ensign Tor,…

» Riled Up

Mission: Predators and Prey
Posted on Mon Mar 6th, 2023 @ 6:17pm by Ensign Brian Davies & Andrew Munro & Ensign Tamblem Dravor & Ensign Jyl-eel Tor

[Coral Forest]
[Shaddam IVa]
[MD1: 1035 Hours]

The team had trekked about 10 minutes from Base Camp, walking across the barren landscape of Shaddam IVa and chatting as they went. There wasn't a lot to necessarily see as the team pressed on: just collections of large and small rocks, scrubby…

» The Dead Are the Dead

Mission: Predators and Prey
Posted on Mon Feb 27th, 2023 @ 7:02am by Crewman Jayden Booth & Lieutenant Commander Emni t'Nai & Lieutenant Margarar & Lieutenant JG Gwenwyn Marwol & Ensign Mei Ratthi

[The Abandoned Complex]
[The East Room]
[MD 1: 1130 Hours]

Crewman Booth edged through the doorway to the East Room -- as they'd taken to calling it -- with the nose of his phaser rifle preceding him inside. Sweeping the weapon slowly from right to left, the light from its…

» Skeleton Crew

Mission: Predators and Prey
Posted on Mon Feb 27th, 2023 @ 5:07am by Lieutenant JG Kestrel & Captain Björn Kodak & Lieutenant Gar'rath & Midshipman Noah Balsam & Lieutenant Arianna Durand

[Base Camp]
[Shaddam IVa]
[MD1: 1030 Hours]

The three other teams -- as assigned by the First Officer -- had all departed for their specific assignments, meaning the area they'd set up as base camp was empty, save the four crew members chosen to remain behind. Tasked with collecting and…

Latest Personal Logs

» Mia Phillips

Posted on Mon Dec 19th, 2022 @ 9:35pm by Petty Officer 3rd Class Mia

Enigma, now that’s a word she liked. She had over heard a couple of the officers talking about her and they had used that word in an attempt to describe her personality. She guessed that maybe that was a good thing. Her command of the English language was pretty good,…

» The shape of things

Posted on Wed Dec 14th, 2022 @ 7:21am by Petty Officer 3rd Class Mia

Mia Phillips

Enigma, now that’s a word she liked. She had over heard a couple of the officers talking about her and they had used that word in an attempt to describe her personality. She guessed that maybe that was a good thing. Her command of the English language was…

» Heading to the Delta 3

Posted on Fri Dec 2nd, 2022 @ 6:07pm by Lieutenant Charles Bridgeport

They say when you’re under cover, keeping your back story as close to the real thing as possible is the best policy. This should be easier for her because not an awful lot was known about Vendom, where she came from by your average Star Fleet crewman. And if she…

» Heading to the Delta 2

Posted on Thu Dec 1st, 2022 @ 3:56pm by Lieutenant Charles Bridgeport

The cell they had put The Orion in was built for dignitaries. It was more like a hotel room than anything else. As they arrived for this their second visit in as many days, there were heads of State and members of the City Government just leaving. They all expressed…

» Space and new frontiers

Posted on Thu Nov 24th, 2022 @ 8:42pm by Lieutenant Charles Bridgeport

Heading for the Delta.

Charles sat quietly sipping his drink. The day had been long and very emotional. His team was responsible for saving the lives of a lot of children and finding contraband with a street value worth millions of credits or Latinum depending upon which you preferred.