Task Force 72

For much of the Federation, the end of the Dominion War in 2375 signaled a return to peace, prosperity, and exploration. Occupation forces withdrew, leaving colonists behind to rebuild their lives in the midst of fire and ash. While the Cardassian and Breen governments fell silent to regroup, Starfleet resumed its primary mission of exploration. New areas of space, such as the Gavarrian Corridor and Inconnu Expanse, provided new wonders for Starfleet.

Starfleet wasn’t the only one interested in these new ventures. The Breen, Cardassians, Romulans, and even the Tzenkethi stood by to deny the Federation access to these sectors, seeing the new space as means to expand, regroup, and resupply. But none expected the sudden appearance of indigenous species to oppose all of the major powers.  

With everyone distracted, the Cardassian Union made several quick moves, restoring its pre-Dominion War borders and reclaiming half a dozen systems from the Breen, all the while maintaining a second front against the struggling Romulan Star Empire in the Gavarian Corridor. With the Breen Confederacy on the verge of collapse, the Cardassian Union’s renewed patriotism, the Ferengi’s reformed economic initiatives, the Ravagers forcing all powers out of the Inconnu Expanse, and many other powers exhibiting uncertain characteristics, the Federation must do what it can to maintain the status quo and keep the entire Quadrant from total destabilization.

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  • Learn about the Task Force’s history, the current conflicts, and more.
  • Apply for your own command in Task Force 72.

Recruitment Spotlight

USS Ark Royal
The U.S.S. Ark Royal, an aging yet sturdy Ambassador-class ship of the line, has been pressed back into service after spending the last ten years in mothballs as a premier force-multiplier. Outfitted with the latest advancements in Command and Control technology, Captain Charles F. McFadden and the crew of the U.S.S. Ark Royal are poised to confront the heart of current galactic intrigue that will define the balance of power in the region for years to come. Many positions are open! Come apply today!
Deep Space 12 has a new home. Starfleet decided that resources allocated to patrol the Cardassian/Federation border would be better utilised in a different location so we were relocated to the ‘southern’ end of the Federation/Cardassian border. Deep Space 12 forms part of Starfleet’s Task Force 72. Its primary mission is twofold: that of maintaining the peace established by the treaty between Cardassia and the Federation at the end of the Dominion War; and monitoring and policing piratical activity in our region of space.
The Firebrand has been assigned to Bravo Fleet's Task Force 72, Gavarian Corridor. We could face any number of difficulties as we move through a region so far from paradise. An unstable region that Starfleet hasn't had access to for quite some time. A region that is politically tense. A region that has most recently re-opened. The Gavarian Exploration Agreement brought the Cardassian-Romulan War of 2388 to a close and sought to bring about a new era of peace and exploration in the Gavarian Frontier. The USS Firebrand and her crew will abide by all terms of the GEA as they report on Federation colonies and explore the Corridor and the Frontier beyond. What will we find in a little explored region of space that has been ravaged by war?


  • Establish a foothold to conduct exploratory, scientific and diplomatic operations within the Inconnu Expanse.
  • Protect Federation interest against internal and external threats.
  • Continue vigilance along the borders of the Cardassian Union, the Breen Confederacy, the Ferengi Alliance and the Tzenkethi Coalition.

Area of Operations