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.
With Bjorn kidnapped, the crew of the USS Valhalla tries to put together what few clues they have to figure out what happened on the planet and moon before they were forced to leave by the USS Rowling. Their clues lead them to an Obsidian Order Station, but what will they find?
When a catastrophic engine failure threatens the life of an alien pilot, the Vesta becomes embroiled in the political tensions of a newly warp-capable world.