Task Force 56 -- The Northern Frontier
The crew of the USS Astraea is playing host to the official delegates from Trion 8, returning them to their home colony. While en route, the USS Zendaya, the ship transporting a group of Insurgents from Trion 8 suffers catastrophic systems failure and the Astraea must take both parties on board. Can they make it to Trion 8 without war breaking out on their ship?
The Dreadnought is sent on an embarrassing supply run following the chaotic and highly disruptive mission to rescue one of its own. It's destination is an otherwise unremarkable planet, the supplies are mostly medical and science in origin but when they arrive things turn sour and the Dreadnought and her crew are pressed against the wall when they stumble onto something they shouldn't have.
The USS Newton has been sent to explore a strange spacial anomaly that's bleeding out foreign matter.
The crew have "borrowed" The USS Valhalla and are being pursued by the Galaxy class USS Rowling. Can they out run the bigger ship and where do they go from here?
A layover at Starbase Montgomery offers the Vesta crew an opportunity for shoreleave as new personnel come aboard.