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Starbase 72 (SB-72)

About

Starbase 72 is the headquarters for Task Force 72. Situated in the Minos Korva system, it is a Spacedock-class starbase near the Cardassian-Federation border in the Alpha Quadrant. Its proximity to the former Cardassian Demilitarized Zone places it as a key launching point for operations supporting the disparate populations on both sides of the border, as the Cardassian Union and the Federation work together to support redevelopment and protection of the region.

Starships of Task Force 72 berth here by default for refit and resupply, or training and administrative duties within the Task Force. The starbase also dispatches numerous operations throughout the region to be conducted by its runabout fleet.

 

Writing on Starbase 72

This is the Headquarters for TF72, and an open playground for fiction that is:

– Set in and around the Cardassian-Federation border
– Written by or in consultation with TF staff to advance the Task Force plotline
– Written by members who are junior officers (those holding the ranks of Ensign, Lieutenant Junior Grade, or Lieutenant) about their primary characters’ adventures

Or some combination of the above!

Any member of the Task Force is welcome to start a Mission if it falls into one of the above categories.  The main purpose of this section is to house and support the writing of junior officers about their primary character. This usually takes two broad forms:

– Stories about the history of your primary character, before they have become a ship commander
– Stories about these primary characters assigned to the Task Force HQ in 2399, as officers expected to soon become starship commanders and in the meantime given missions in the region

Once you reach the rank of Lieutenant Commander, you can request your own Command and write there.

 

Please make sure your thread follows Canon Policy – I encourage you to refer specifically to Sections 1 and 4.3 – and bear in mind the following for writing in this section:

– There is no plot you are required to adhere to. You are encouraged to come up with your own missions and storylines.
– These stories should be fairly self-contained, episodic adventures that do not massively change the canon of the regions.
– You are free to write on your own or collaborate with others. Reach out to members of your TF on Discord if you want a writing buddy!
– Junior officers’ stories can be set on any of the ships in the expeditionary force, or about a lone officer deployed somewhere in the region, or with a team dispatched on a specific mission from the station by runabout
– You don’t need to worry about length; Stories can be as long or short as you want. We encourage good spelling and grammar so your writing can be easily enjoyed, but nobody will be enforcing this!
– You should keep your own Stories to one Mission.

If you have any questions, including how to get started, please ask your Task Force senior staff and they will be happy to help out.

 

Starbase 72 In-Play

If you’re a junior officer wanting to write in the Task Force 72 Headquarters, this is the place to start. Your primary character is likely assigned to Starbase 72 and an officer trusted to lead whole missions and operations away from the station as befits their status and skill set. They will easily be granted a team, a runabout, an assignment, and be dispatched to the Cardassian-Federation border to maintain TF72’s remit of diplomatic engagement and support.

These missions might be:

– A joint operation with a Cardassian Union military ship, patrolling the border to demonstrate cooperation with Starfleet.
– Pursuing True Way activists who have recently struck against a Cardassian border world.
– Offering support to a Federation border colony that was historically affiliated with the Maquis and is thus suspicious of government help.
– Negotiating the hand-over of Cardassian criminals who fled to Federation space.
– Arbitrating a mining and trade agreement between Cardassian and Federation corporations seeking to share resource development of a system in the former DMZ.

Or many other ideas! Just start a Mission under Starbase 72 and get writing!

Starbase 72

Registry
SB-72
Class
Spacedock

Statistics

  • 6 stories posted in 2 missions
  • 1 characters averaging 6 stories each

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9 August 2021

Family Interference

Starbase 72: The Beginning of Something New

The trip from Earth had been rather, well, to be honest, boring. Hunter was left with little to do but entertain her thoughts, her questions. In her heart, she hoped that the sudden trip back home would be a positive one, but she knew her family.  A visit back to the Byrne homestead was anything [...]

4 August 2021

Confusion and Conflicts

Starbase 72: The Beginning of Something New

After the team broke into their separate assignments, Neil went to work on Vex’s tasks.  The basics of his job were to find anything on the religious and mythological beliefs and legends of the Koruku people.  It was no small task, seeing that Starfleet didn’t have a lot of information on [...]

31 July 2021

Odd Assignments

Starbase 72: The Beginning of Something New

Just a few months on the station, and Neil remembered why he enjoyed starship life so much more. It was all the people, which was a contradiction given his chosen career. As a Diplomat, he had spent most of his life around people, but stations were just plain different for some reason. Everywhere [...]

23 July 2021

Cornelius Harrington I presume, Part 3

Starbase 72: The Beginning of Something New

If there was one thing the Commander had learned from his time in Starfleet it was that packing your belongings had to be a science. When the brass said it was time to move, well, it was time to move. Neil looked out over the pile of assorted boxes, bags, and knick-knacks, sighing; he had always [...]