USS Independence

Defiant-class • NCC-81358 • Fourth Fleet

The USS Independence is the designated support ship for Gateway Station, a starbase on the Federation’s Beta Quadrant border with the territories of the fallen Romulan Star Empire. Gateway is charged with maintaining regional stability, from protecting Federation interests and reaching out to Romulan territories, particularly the allied people of the Romulan Republic. The starbase’s fleet of runabouts and smallcraft is sufficient for many of these duties, but established pirate groups and increased aggression from the Klingon Empire has necessitated the tactical bolstering of the Midgard Sector’s forces. Independence acts as Gateway’s patrol vessel, responsible for scouting and reconnaissance activities, border interdiction, and providing escort to humanitarian and diplomatic outreach missions.

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Sirius Expeditionary Squadron

Sirius Expeditionary Squadron, also known as Sirius Squadron, is a squadron centered around the Odyssey-class USS Sirius under the command of Commodore Matt Rourke, based out of Gateway Station in the Midgard Sector on the Federation’s Beta Quadrant frontier. The squadron serves two missions: the secondary mission of supporting the sector-wide responsibilities of the Gateway Station, and its primary mission as a rapid deployment force beyond Federation borders.

In its expeditionary capacity, Sirius Squadron stands ready to deploy outside of Federation territory at short notice to respond to emerging situations across the galaxy. With multiple versatile and powerful ships at its disposal, the squadron is capable of operating independently and without support for extended periods, and is flexible enough to face a range of missions, including under volatile circumstances where objectives and conditions can quickly change.

Outside of such deployments, the squadron maintains readiness in case of need, and supports Gateway Station’s operations. From its HQ, its ships pursue Starfleet’s mission to maintain regional stability through diplomatic and humanitarian operations and pursue avenues of scientific research and exploration into the former territories of the Old Romulan Star Empire. Since the escalation of tensions with the Klingon Empire and their interest in the territory of the fallen Star Empire, Sirius Squadron has been a cornerstone of protecting both the Federation border, and Starfleet’s allies in the Romulan Republic.

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He’d hoped he was wrong. Hoped there’d been some last-second update on intel that reached Jericho before it reached Harrian. That this was why Harrian had been talking about Independence’s original mission while Vornar came to the bridge and told them they had new orders. But the [...]

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‘I don’t know what you expect me to do about it, Cal.’ Rosewood reached across the corner desk in his quarters for his morning smoothie, and slouched back in his chair, still in his workout gear. ‘They won’t let me in to see him.’ The handsome features of Commander Harrian Cal on the [...]