Task Force 56 -- The Northern Frontier
Seven days ago, while on patrol near the Federation-Tholian border, the Defiant-class starship, USS Crucible, detected a spatial anomaly near the 329 Aurigae star system. Long-range scans by the Crucible detected immense gravitational distortions near the anomaly. With no known spatial phenomena of this type previously discovered in this region of space, and due to the limited scientific capabilities of the Crucible, the USS Cardinal is ordered to investigate.
As the Cardassian Neutral zone heats up once again Starfleet is scrambling to refit and repurpose its bases in the area, which for the last ten to fifteen years have been sorely neglected while the universe gazed towards the Romulans and the Delta Quadrant. Starbase 243 has been ordered to begin modifications to provide emergency repairs to starships in an effort to reduce ship losses in the event of a war.
house of cards is a delicate balance, so too is where you are at the wrong moment and who you are with. The Dreadnought tasked with patrolling shipping routes finds a wreck of a freighter that has been attacked. The owners of the Freighter arrive on the scene and believe the Dreadnought is the one that attacked the ship. The crew must fight to prove their innocence and defend the ship from the backlash that might ensue.
USS Omaha arrives at the uninhabited planet designated Optera IV to investigate strange tetryon readings. They find a planet full of incipient subspace rifts, giant alien bugs, and technology of unknown origin. The crew investigates how it all fits together.
The USS Ranger has been sent across Cardassian space to investigate attacks on Federation cargo ships by a previously un-seen ship. Further distress signals lead the crew on a chase into unexplored space where they encounter both new friends and foes.
The U.S.S. Vigilant is leaving dock to head on her first patrol. However, a distress signal will reroute them to a nearby station having an emergency. The newly formed crew will be tested as they try to answer the call while uncovering what really happened.