Kartelan Station

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Starbase 38, commonly referred to as Kartelan Station, serves as the headquarters for Task Force 38. The only permanent Starfleet facility thus far established in the Gradin Belt, it is strategically positioned near the Epatha Gateway in order to research and protect Task Force 38’s only bridge to the Round Table and Federation space.

History

The Kartelans are a warp-capable species native to the Gradin Belt. Their homeworld, while rich in natural resources to support agriculture, had only limited amounts of many basic materials necessary to support their technological research in medicine, energy and space travel. In response to this need, they mobilized to build a facility on the moon in orbit of their homeworld, which had many of the resources they lacked on the planet below. Since they took to the stars, Kartelan traders and merchants now acquire what they need from across the Belt, and consequently, this facility fell into disrepair, maintained by little more than a skeleton crew of maintenance staff.

When Task Force 38 arrived in the Gradin Belt, it quickly sought to build alliances with friendly neighbors and secure its presence in the Belt. The Kartelans were one of the first species the task force encountered. On account of their deep memory of the Belt and their strategic location near the Epatha Gateway, the Kartelan Protectorate Agreement was signed in October 2388. Among other provision, this agreement granted Starfleet the use of their abandoned lunar base, which would be used to protect the Kartelan homeworld, to research the Epatha Gateway and to headquarter the Starfleet’s activities in the Gradin Belt.

Layout

Kartelan Station is a cluster of facilities located near the equator of the moon.

  • The Tower: Reminiscent the island on an ancient aircraft carrier, this facility includes a command & control center, briefing rooms, residential quarters and other facilities used as the headquarters of Task Force 38.
  • The Village: A name that started as a joke, this facility is a set of makeshift modular components rigged together to serve as the research facility for the scientists and researchers studying the Epatha Gateway.
  • The Relay: A mix of Kartelan and Federation technology, this facility hosts a wide range of communications equipment including the primary relay that passes messages through the Epatha Gateway.

Manifest


Admiral Michael Drake
Task Force Commanding Officer
Station Commanding Officer

Admiral Michael Drake is the Task Force Commanding Officer of Task Force 38. A retired Starfleet flag officer working on a deep space mission for the Federation Diplomatic Corps in 2388, he found himself stranded in the Delta Quadrant along with Task Force 38 when the Borg attacked Starbase 900. Given his background and experience, he was selected to manage the Delta Exploration Initiative's efforts, including both Task Force 38 and civilian, as they attempt to establish a stable foothold in what now appears to be their permanent home.

Played by JonM

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Commander Aurelia Chang
Executive Officer

Currently Aurelia serves as the XO on board Kartelan Station though previously she has worked with the JAG Corps as well as directly for the Task Force Commanding Officers. She has a deep passion for love and family, and has kept her personal life as part of her work life as well.

Played by Zyrell


Lieutenant Colonel Will Braxton
Marine Commanding Officer
38th Marine Expeditionary Unit

Lieutenant Colonel Braxton is currently the highest ranked operational marine in the Delta Quadrant and the Commanding Officer of the 38th Marine Expeditionary Unit.

Played by Moss


Lieutenant General Jagg Anderson
Delta Advisory Council
Helios Station

Lieutenant General Anderson, a former member of Task Force 38 leadership, has retired from operational duty. Stationed on Helios Station, he is now the Starfleet Marine member of the nine person Delta Advisory Council.

Played by Zyrell


Rear Admiral Ruth Ellsworth
Delta Advisory Council
USS Nomad

Ruth Ellsworth is a human Starfleet flag officer, holding the rank of Rear Admiral.  She spent much of the late 2370s and 2380s dealing with issues concerning the Delta Quadrant.  Ellsworth has spent nearly a decade serving Bravo Fleet’s 38th Task Force in various leadership roles.  More recently, she has temporarily held the positions of Task Force Executive Officer and Commanding Officer.  She has noted that her years of service in the Delta Quadrant have been the most rewarding of her career; a place that she reveres as the true final frontier.  Ellsworth continues to be a significant figure in Starfleet’s dealings in the Delta Quadrant, she holds a seat on the Delta Exploration Initiative Advisory Council and is a fierce advocate of Federation security in the quadrant.

Played by Bahrat Noth


Rear Admiral Diego Macedo
Ambassador-at-Large

Rear Admiral Macedo is a long standing member of Starfleet Security and ran Task Force 38 in 2388 when the Borg attacked and stranded Task Force 38 in the Delta Quadrant. Since then, he has served as an on-leave as an ambassador forging crucial relationships in the quadrant. He is also a member of the Delta Advisory Council.

Played by Zyrell

Open Positions

  1. Command Master Chief
  2. Chief Operations Officer
  3. Chief Engineering Officer
  4. Chief Medical Officer
  5. Chief Science Officer
  6. Chief Counselor
  7. Starfighter Wing Commander