Have you ever had an itch you just can’t scratch? Do you have an idea for a mission or a short story that you have wanted to share? Do you currently write on a sim in another Task Force, but want to participate in another Task Force’s canon or world but just haven’t been able to find that right position?
If I just described you, then Task Force 72 has the answer.
Starbase 72 has been known as the Task Force Fiction, the heart of the action in all of the Task Force Storylines from the Alrakis Pact, Cardassian Advance, Gavarian Corridor, Office of Special Investigations and more. Our goal is to put you right in the middle of at least one of our storylines.
Do you want to explore how Cardassia might respond to the Federation in the Gavarian Corridor? What about a colony in the expanse that’s being forced to leave? Or a group of Ferengi traders going to war with an Orion Cartel for an arms contract with the Talarian Empire? Or maybe you want to take a Diligent-class starship out for a quick spin to ferry a Vulcan diplomat to the First Federation to negotiate for new resources? The options are endless.
Because of this unique concept, we’re not seeking for specific positions. We’re putting the “ball in your court.” The application process is simple: pitch a story concept. The TFSS will work with you to run the story either by yourself or a small group, and allot you a reasonable amount of time in which to complete the mission. When it’s done, you’ll have fleshed out a part of the galaxy that we might not have gotten to see before, or even had the chance to impact the fleet’s canon in ways never before possible.
Since its discovery in the 2340s by the USS Berlin, there have been few systems so contested by three major powers. Though the Federation quickly managed to annex the system and establish a colony, the Cardassian Union has always desired to get its hands on this system. With its high concentration of dilithium, deuterium, and various other gases and minerals, the Minos Korva system has become a key mining and supply destination for the Fourth Fleet’s Task Force 72.
The Cardassians attempted several times to annex Minos Korva, both through the political scene, during the peacetime after the Federation-Cardassian War, and then with the aid of the Dominion, as it would have made the ideal location to stage an assault deep into Federation space.
Due to its proximity to the Federation-Cardassian border, the Fourth Fleet dug in, establishing a colony on the M-Class world, building a Spacedock in order, and even permanently assigning a Task Group to guard the system. When the Dominion War ended, the Federation made no attempt to disassemble or reduce its forces in this system, a decision which has paid off time and time again.
Now, with tensions on the rise between the Breen Confederacy and the Union, Minos Korva’s importance is being tested yet again. To remind both powers that the Federation will not allow the sector to destabilize, Task Force 72’s Command Banner is transferred to Starbase 72. From there, Vice Admiral Zachary O’Connell will observe both powers, and even attempt to restore diplomatic ties between both powers before full scale war has a chance to erupt.
Starbase 72 is a Spacedock class Starbase which was completed in 2382. Prior to its present state, the Starbase began as offices on the planet below, and then transferred its flag to a Regulus class station in orbit which was hastily constructed after the Federation-Cardassian War.
Less than ten lightyears from the Cardassian border, Starbase 72 is a hub of trade for the region. Every ship is subjected to routine inspections, including Starfleet vessels. Only though close management has the starbase continued to thrive in such a volatile environment.
Delegations from Romulus, Cardassia and the Breen homeworld are welcomed aboard, and even have areas of the station reserved for them, though only the Ambassadors are allowed to have personal security. Dedicated Starfleet Security elements protect those decks and have thwarted various assassination attempts because of it.