Task Force 72

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Task Force 72
Area of Responsibility:

Alpha Quadrant

Designation:

Sector Exploration and Necessary Tactical Interdiction Near Enemy Lines (S.E.N.T.I.N.E.L.)

Management
Administrator:

LadyBlue

Executive Administrator:

Vacant

Links
Main Website:

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Forum Section:

Forum Link

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 Alrakis Pact (Breen Confederacy, Tzenkethi Coalition, and the Talarian Empire), and the Ferengi Alliance

Current State of Affairs

Alrakis Pact

Main Article: Alrakis Pact

In late 2388, Deep Space 7 was destroyed. It happened so fast that no one knew what happened, or what (or who) was to blame for the destruction. Unbeknownst to most, the transports that the Ferengi had been monitoring for months were transporting materials to construct a Starbase within the Inconnu Expanse, well within DS7's sensor range. The Ravagers had been encouraged by the Breen to destroy this station, to blind the Federation, where they would be encouraged to work with the Breen against the Federation and potentially Cardassia. The Breen took a part of this new station, named the Alrakis Station, and made it something akin to an embassy. It was here that they would invite representatives from the Talarian Empire and the Tzenkethi Coalition, who had established they were open to a future standing beside the Confederacy.

The Talarian Empire were one of the first to sign up to the Breen’s new alliance, though they did so in secret. They were encouraged to remain familiar with the Federation, and continue the ongoing negotiations that they had started, in hopes it would reveal more of the Federation’s motivations and tactics for that section of the galaxy. Though they had become somewhat cordial with the Federation, they had always had their doubts that any friendship between them could exist. The Tzenkethi were the next to commit. The new Autarch, Larquenten Rej Tov-AA, immediately released the more than 250 diplomats from various races he held captive, shoving them towards Federation space in poorly maintained short-range shuttles.

All three powers, now joined by the Ravagers, gathered at Alrakis Station and drafted their own charter. Thus, the Alrakis Pact was born.

Inconnu Expanse

Main Article: Inconnu Expanse

With the loss of Deep Space 7, Federation assets in the Inconnu Corridor are being pulled from this area of space after a Ravagers force. There is no intelligence on why the Ravagers have come to show this sort of aggression to the Federation. Two weeks later, Starfleet learned that the Tzenkethi Coalition used the Breen Crisis as a cover to build up its military forces and push into the expanse. The Coalition has informed Starfleet that it has also annexed several systems along the Carnwennan Corridor and that any ship that crosses into these annexed systems will be boarded or destroyed.

However, there was some good news in the aftermath of the Breen Crisis; in the fact that the Talarians has sent a diplomatic envoy to the Federation and informed that after thirty years that they would be warming relations. When asked why the Council was told that there had been an internal debate because of the work of Captain Picard’s return of now-Captain Jono in the 2360s.

Presently, any ship wishing to enter the Inconnu Expanse must do so through the Carnwennan system. Task Force 72 Headquarters is still evaluating what to do about the entrance near the Neethia system.

The Wastelands

Main Article: The Wastelands

The Wastelands are a large region of space that is sparely populated by habitable worlds, species, and powers. The Federation first entered this region in 2273, though its attempts to deeply explore the area were short-lived due to lack of amenable ports for trade and resupply. Various conflicts throughout the Alpha and Beta Quadrants over the next century prevented the Federation from exploring further. In 2389, with the formation of the Alrakis Pact, the Federation returned to the Wastelands in hopes of establishing a foothold.

Freedom's Legion

Main Article: Freedom's Legion

From out of the shock of the Alrakis Pact and revelations of Starfleet’s secret projects, there arose a protest among the Federation public calling itself Freedom's Legion. The populist movement leveraged various dissident undercurrents within the Alpha Quadrant into civil unrest. Pockets of Freedom’s Legion protesters arose mostly in the frontier colonies, though a handful were observed in core regions. With firm denunciation from the Federation Council and Starfleet Command, no central leader stepped forward to publicly unite the malcontents of the Federation.

Gavarian Corridor

Main Article: Gavarian Corridor

Following a year of brutal conflict, a peace agreement between the Cardassian Union and Romulan Star Empire has reopened the corridor to the Federation. Situations may be a little uneasy, but peace shall reign in this new era of exploration. The Gavarian Corridor can be accessed once more via Deep Space 10 in the Trivas System. All starships are to remain on alert until March 2389 when all powers are expected to have withdrawn their war operations.

Theater of Operations

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Points of Interest

Main Article: Alpha Quadrant Homeworlds and Notable Locations

Task Force Assets and Headquarters

Starbase 72 (Minos Korva)

Main Article: Starbase 72
See Also: Minos Korva

Minos Korva, home to Starbase 72, was a system targeted by both the Cardassian and Dominion Wars. It never fell to either power, and is the present headquarters for Task Force 72.

Starbase 214

Main Article: Starbase 214

Starbase 214, a run-down Regula-class station constructed in the 2280s near the Penthara system, has recently become a fixture of Task Force 72 as a base of operations for vessels assigned to The Wastelands.

Treaties

Main Article: Treaties
Gavarian Exploration Agreement
Signed by the Cardassian Union, Romulan Empire and the Federation. The GEA 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.
Inconnu Access Agreement
Signed in May 2389 by Federation and Alrakis Dignitaries, the Treaty of Neethia allowed the Federation to continue exploring the Inconnu Expanse and provide relief and aid where required. As part of the restrictions set forth in the treaty, the Federation is not permitted to cross into Breen, Tzenkethi, Talarian, and Ravager space, nor is the Federation permitted to colonize the Expanse.

Task Force History

Main Article: Task Force 72 Timeline

Task Force 72's assignment has been the assessment of the Breen. It has been a more than a decade since the signing of the Treaty of Bajor ending the Dominion War and the cessation of hostilities between the Federation Alliance and the Dominion. A new threat to the Federation quickly evolved when a portion of the border between the Breen Confederacy and the United Federation of Planets, defined by the Valoris Nebula, became contested.

While the Valoris Nebula was considered stable at the time of the signing of the Treaty of Bajor, a subspace singularity in mid-2385 caused it to rotate with relation to the surrounding stars. This moved several inhabited systems across the border in both directions, placing Federation colonies into Breen space and worlds raided by the Breen for slaves into Federation space. Both governments, in an effort to protect their own interests, laid claim to the entire contested region, thus laying the immediate groundwork for the current crisis and it fell upon Task Force 72 to hold the line and protect the Federation border.

Additional Information

Key Articles, Treaties and Background Information:


TASK FORCE 72
Overview Artemis Group SimsAthena Group SimsHecate Group SimsHermes Group Sims
OverviewForums
Area of Operations Inconnu ExpanseGavarian CorridorGalen IVValoris NebulaThe BadlandsBajorThe Wastelands
Federation Assets Starbase 72Carnwennan StationDeep Space 7 (Destroyed)Deep Space 9
Deep Space 10Deep Space 12Roosevelt StationStarbase 214
Powers United Federation of PlanetsCardassian UnionFerengi AllianceLagashiRatarian Republic
Alrakis PactBreen ConfederacyRavagersTalarian EmpireTzenkethi CoalitionNihari Ascendancy
Additional Data Cardassian Advance of 2388Freedom's Legion
Gavarian Exploration AgreementInconnu Access Agreement
Resources Task Force HistoryCommand HistoryAstrometricsPowersLifeforms