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The Sheo System is located Southwest of Farpoint Station near the Breen Confederacy borders and was discovered by the USS Walker on their deep space exploration mission. Starfleet shows tremendous interest in Sheo III, as preliminary scans indicated it to be prosperous in natural resources that could contribute to Starfleet Corps Engineers. Plus, the strategic position near the Breen Confederacy, Ferengi Alliance, and First Federation is a beneficial boost to current and future diplomacy.

Sheo III is a humid, earth-like planet with various wildlife and jungle-like plants. Earlier scans did indicate volcanic activities in various areas. The USS Walker has concluded that there is no intelligent life found on this planet that could prevent any colonization attempt that might conflict with the prime directive. The mission directive states that Sheo III will be primarily a mining colony, with a secondary objective to make a more noticeable presence of Starfleet in the future that would contribute to further exploration or diplomatic missions.

Outpost Houtman staff will stand for the challenge to tame the beast known now as Sheo III. Sheo III will not easily give in as the planet is tremor sensitive, its fauna is an unknown factor, wild creatures roam the night, and its weather is unpredictable, from sunny to heavy storms. But will the price of the mining ore be enough to sustain life? However, the area is not as safe as it might seem. Will the Breen accept their presence? Will the Ferengi stay dormant and let the Federation do its thing, or will they take a bite of the pie? How will the First Federation respond to their new neighbors?

Sheo System

The Sheo System contains five worlds with a blue dwarf as its star.

  • Sheo I is a giant rocky planet with extremely high temperatures.
  • Sheo II is a more toxic planet due to its lethal atmosphere.
  • Sheo III is a humid earth-like planet that is habitable for colonization.
  • Sheo IV is a rocky planet with extreme storms razing over it.
  • Sheo V is a giant gas planet.

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17 July 2023

The Past Only Stays Buried For So Long

Outpost Houtman (Archive): A matter of flipping coins

The horse’s left front hoof was between  Ethan’s chap covered legs as he flecked off chips of creamy sole into the dirt with a hoof knife.  Slipping the knife into the pocket on the chaps he drew out a hoof rasp and in long sweeping motions he filed the hoof flat and level. Releasing [...]

2 July 2023

Welcome to the Jungle

Outpost Houtman (Archive): A matter of flipping coins

Ethan sat on a pile of logs. He was wearing a heather grey t-shirt with the UFP logo over the left breast in navy blue and “Starfleet” printed in bold san serif letters on the back across the shoulders. His black cowboy hat was pushed back, and his hands were covered in a pair of well worn [...]

9 May 2023

The Long Ride to Outpost Houtman

Outpost Houtman (Archive): A matter of flipping coins

It had been a long trip to the outpost with two ship transfers and a long range shuttle. Somewhere between it all Seo Adrea had found a friend in a young ensign that was nervous about her first post. At first they had spoken quietly in little pep talks and Academy highlights. Then there was a great [...]

1 May 2023

Nothing Changes

Outpost Houtman (Archive): Start-up problems

Kat was still sore from the encounter with the beast, but she was still able to do her job.  The first thing she did after getting released from the medical tent was to make a tour of the fence.   All was as it should be… that tank like beast was no where to be seen, and good [...]