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.
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 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.