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.

Cardassia took advantage of both the Federation’s distraction, and the Breen’s constant failures, and restored its pre-war borders by reclaiming half a dozen systems from the Breen Confederacy. Unable to fight off the Cardassians, the Breen turned to the Federation for help, who quickly denied the Breen, citing several unfortunate conflicts with the Breen in the last ten years. The Breen had anticipated this, and already had a plan of their own. Days later, a new power emerged in the Inconnu Expanse. The Breen, along with the Tzenkethi Coalition, Talarian Empire, and the mysterious Ravagers, joined forces under the Alrakis Pact.

Between the new and uncontested Alrakis Pact, the Cardassian Union’s renewed patriotism, the Ferengi’s reformed economic initiatives, 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.

  • Visit the simms of Task Group Athena, stationed in the Inconnu Expanse and meeting the Alrakis Pact head on.
  • Visit the simms of Task Group Hecate, seeking out the strange and unusual.
  • Visit the simms of Task Group Hermes, spreading throughout the quadrant.
  • Learn about the Task Force’s history, the current conflicts, and more.
  • Apply for your own command in Task Force 72.
  • Accept a priority mission from Task Force Command and push back the tide of the Alrakis Pact.

Recruitment Spotlight

Starfleet’s decision to name their latest experiment in compartmentalization after these tricksters wasn’t taken lightly. Taking the unassuming Saber Hull, Starfleet Research and Development stuffed as many Weapons systems, Experimental Engines, shields, and sensor suites into the small sixteen deck ship as they could. Now tasked out to the Hermes Group of Task Force 72, the USS Kitsune serves as a Light Escort Vessel and a Heavy Science Cutter.
Law Enforcement Team 72 (LET72) is responsible for conducting Law Enforcement and Border Patrol operations within Task Force 72’s Area of Operations within the Fourth Fleet. Based out of Starbase 310, the LET will conduct operations throughout the quadrant ranging from responding to distress calls, border patrol, investigations, and enforcing the law.
The Vidal Fleet Yards, named for Captain Vidal who discovered the system, serves as a shipyard for the region of space where the system was initially discovered. It also serves as protection for Federation interests in the area. Starships are constructed, repaired, and refitted by the Starfleet Corps of Engineering Detachment aboard. The station is also under the command of Captain Wesley Ian Holtz who has a background in engineering from before his time as a command officer.

Objectives

  • 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 Ferengi Alliance and the Alrakis Pact.

Area of Operations