The Romulus Supernova of 2387 crippled the former Romulan Star Empire, leaving behind three fractured groups. The Romulan Free State and the Romulan Republic, two sovereign states recognized by the Federation, and the new Romulan Star Empire all seek control over both the Romulan people and their territory. At first, the Federation was receptive to the Romulans’ needs, offering humanitarian support and evacuation before the star went supernova. The Attack on Mars in 2385 forced the Federation to abandon their efforts, leaving millions to perish and allowing a power vacuum to expand in Romulan territory. With Romulans now occupying the former Romulan Neutral Zones with both the Federation and the Klingon Empire, tensions are rising as instability in the region grows.
The USS Reliant is a vessel with over a decade of proud service to the Federation as one of Starfleet’s most versatile workhorses. As a Reliant-class, the USS Reliant provides a crucial role as a jack of all trades, capable of quickly responding to most situations. Now, in 2399, the Reliant patrols the new Romulan-Federation border as part of a larger Task Force strengthening Starfleet’s presence in the area.