Task Force 56 -- The Northern Frontier
After nearly a generation of near inactivity, DS K-17 has become a dead end for Starfleetâs malcontents. Everything seems mundane business as usual, until the alarm sounds indicating movement on the border.
Situated near the Federation's border with the Romulan Empire, Carina VII is an idyllic world with lush forests, a pleasant climate, and abundant resources. Until recently, Morgan's Hope, the colony's capital, had thrived, but in the last year, strange events have been occurring: people residing on the planet have aged rapidly, structures that should have lasted for decades, crumble in days. Crops that were planted in the morning mature overnight and are rotten before the next afternoon. Even
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.
Upon arriving at Starbase 614 in the Northern area of the Federation, near the Breen Border, the Chimera and her skeleton crew are reinforced with the remaining group that brings them up to nearly full strength. It also comes with their first real mission: An Ambassador has been requested by the Corporations of the world of Dexic to assist them in negotiating a world government in order for the world to apply to join the Federation rather than be merely a Protectorate.
The crew of the USS Hornet investigate some unusual readings from a system on the edges of Federation space, only to find themselves in a mystery almost 250 years in the making. It will be one with intrigue and require them to resolve a dispute rife with paranoia and bad blood in the center of a stellar anomaly.