STAR TREK Important Events – standard timeline (8000 a.C-2850)
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8000 a.C. (EARTH) – Upper Paleolithic ends. Paleoamericanos Pre-Anasazi arrive at the current Southwest Region of the United States. Villages in Aero, Denmark are founded….. The Ferengi code capitalist practices in the Rules of Acquisition.
3250 a.C. – 2500 a.C. (EARTH) – Pre-history (Sumerians, Assyrians, Persians, Indians, Chinese), Mesopotamia.
1200 a.C. (EARTH) – Egyptians, Greeks, Romans, Japaneses…..
300 is founded domain by changing beings. Leave Vulcan
400 Vulcan dissidents to set the Romulan Empire.
800 Kahless unifies the Klingon Empire.
1600 The Bajoran space travel begin with solar sail spacecraft.
1870 Cardassian Union is established.
1939-1945 World War II.
1957 was the first artificial satellite launched from Earth, Sputnik 1 by the USSR 1961 is put the first human in space. Gagarin U.S.S.R. They land
1969 first humans on the moon. Armstrong and Aldrin E.E.U.U.
1971 was built the first space station temporarily manned Salyut 1 of the USSR and it’s the first human fatalities occur in space.
1980 U.S. launches first reusable space shuttle.
1993-1996 eugenics wars occur in Asia, 37 million die.
2017 is performed the first manned mission to Saturn.
2018 The Dax symbiont is born on Trill.
2024 domestic discomforts appear in the United States and Europe.
2053 Colonel Green started the third world war on Earth, 600,000,000 people die.
2063 First trip Warp humans by Cochrane.
2063 First contact with the Vulcans.
2110 Establishment of a unified world government on Earth.
2117 Zefram Cochrane disappears and is declared dead.
2151 Launch of the Enterprise NX-01.
2156 War breaks out between the Romulan Empire and Earth.
2160 Defeat of the Romulan Empire, was signed the Treaty of Algernon.
2161 Foundation of the United Federation of Planets. Vulcan Sarek was born in 2165.
2218 The first contact with the Klingons results in disaster. Montgomery Scott was born 2222.
2223 Grows war between the UFP and the Klingon Empire.
2227 Leonard H. McCoy was born.
2230 Born in Vulcan Spock, son of Sarek and Amanda.
2233 James T. Kirk was born in Iowa (Earth).
2237 Hikaru Sulu is born in San Francisco (Earth).
2239 Uhura born on Earth.
2245 launch occurs Enterprise NCC-1701.
2249 Spock enters the Starfleet Academy.
2250 Kirk enlists in Starfleet Academy. As a cadet serving on the USS Republic.
2251 Christopher Pike assumes command of the Starship Enterprise NCC-1701. Spock 2252 as Starfleet cadet, serving aboard the Enterprise under the command of C. Pike. Spock 2253 graduates from Starfleet Academy.
2254 Kirk graduates from Starfleet Academy and is assigned to the USS Farragut.
2254 Talos IV is declared outside the boundaries of the Federation. David Marcus was born 2261, son of James Kirk and Carol Marcus.
2264 James T. Kirk takes command of the USS Enterprise NCC-1701. Tuvok was born 2264.
2266-2269 (Star Trek: The Original Series).
2266 Captain Pike is injured in training. Return to Talos IV.
2266 Romulan incursion into the Neutral Zone.
2267 The Organians impose peace between the Klingons and the Federation.
2267 The Enterprise encounters the SS Botany Bay. Khan is exiled to Ceti Alpha V.
2267 Spock returns to Vulcan to take T’Pring as wife.
2267 Coridan is admitted to the Federation after the Babel conference.
2268 The Romulans and Klingons share military technology.
2268 Kirk and Spock are arrested by the Romulans while trying to steal an artifact shifter. Finalized 2269 5 year mission Kirk. The Enterprise returns to the dock for reforms.
2269 he was promoted to Admiral Kirk, Spock and McCoy are removed from Starfleet. 2271 (Star Trek The Movie).
2271 The Enterprise saves V’Ger Earth. Spock and McCoy return to Starfleet. Launch the Enterprise NCC 2272 amended 1701.
2272 The Klingons Romulans defeat at the Battle of Klach D’kel Brakt.
2284 Spock becomes instructor Starfleet Academy.
2285 (Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan).
2285 Khan escapes from Ceti Alpha V and steals the USS Reliant to seize the Genesis Project.
2285 Spock dies saving the Enterprise.
2285 (Star Trek III: The Search for Spock).
2285 Kirk destroys the Enterprise. Kirk and his crew rescue Spock’s body.
2285 Mount reborn Spock on Vulcan Seleya.
2286 (Star Trek IV: The Journey Home).
2286 Earth is attacked by a space probe, which is stopped by the crew of the Enterprise.
2286 Launch of the Enterprise NCC 1701-A.
2287 (Star Trek: The Final Frontier).
2287 The Enterprise is stolen by Sybok which attempts to find God.
2290 Hikaru Sulu is promoted to captain of the USS Excelsior.
2292 collapses the alliance between the Klingon Empire and the Romulans.
2292 The homeworld of the Klingons in threatened by the explosion of one of its moons.
2292-2293 (Star Trek: The Undiscovered Country). Khitomer 2293 The Conference proposes peace between the Federation and the Klingons.
2293 The Enterprise-A is decommissioned.
2294 (Star Trek: Generations).
2294 Launch of the Enterprise NCC-1701-B.
2294 Captain Kirk is reported deceased.
2295 Captain Scott is removed. It is reported missing en route to Cologne Norphin.
2295 Dyson sphere is discovered.
2298 Tuvok Starfleet waiver.
2300 The Klingon exterminate the Tribbles.
2364: William T. Riker is offered command of the ill-fated USS Drake, but instead accepts posting to the new USS Enterprise-D as first officer. (TNG: “The Arsenal of Freedom”). Captain Jean-Luc Picard takes command of the USS Enterprise-D and the ship departs Earth on its first mission, to Farpoint Station. The official order to take command is signed by Rear Admiral Norah Satie on stardate 41148. The Enterprise subsequently makes first official contact with the Q entity and the lifeform which formed Farpoint. (TNG: “Encounter at Farpoint”, “All Good Things…”). The Enterprise receives a strange message from the crew of USS Tsiolkovsky, an Oberth-class vessel observing a red supergiant that is about to explode into a white dwarf. Upon arrival, the crew is discovered all dead by an away team. The crew of the Tsiolkovsky was suffering from polywater intoxication, which is later introduced to the Enterprise crew by Geordi La Forge. The Enterprise is nearly destroyed by a stellar core fragment from the supergiant after Jim Shimoda removes all the isolinear chips from engineering, preventing the Enterprise from going to warp, but the ship is saved by the actions of Lieutenant Commander Data and Wesley Crusher. (TNG: “The Naked Now”). Lore is discovered on Omicron Theta by the Enterprise crew. He is reassembled, but later transported into space when he tries to betray the Enterprise to the Crystalline Entity. (TNG: “Datalore”). Natasha Yar is killed on Vagra II by the entity known as Armus. (TNG: “Skin of Evil”). The Romulan Star Empire returns to interstellar politics after 53 years of isolation. (TNG: “The Neutral Zone”).
2365: Dr. Beverly Crusher leaves the USS Enterprise-D to become head of Starfleet Medical. She is replaced by Dr. Katherine Pulaski. Geordi La Forge is promoted to full lieutenant and made the Enterprise chief engineer. Worf is permanently made Enterprise security chief. (TNG: “The Child”). Commander William T. Riker becomes the first Starfleet officer to serve on a Klingon vessel when he participates in the Officer Exchange Program. (TNG: “A Matter Of Honor”). Captain Jean-Luc Picard helps to define the rights of artificial life after Commander Bruce Maddox attempts to disassemble Data in order to construct more androids like him. Data is granted the full rights appropriate to all sentient lifeforms. (TNG: “The Measure Of A Man”). Riker is offered command of the USS Aries, but declines the offer to remain with the Enterprise. (TNG: “The Icarus Factor”). The United Federation of Planets makes First Contact with the Borg after Q hurls the Enterprise-D 7,000 light years to System J-25. (TNG: “Q Who”). Guinan comes aboard the Enterprise-D at Captain Picard’s personal request. She takes the position of bartender in Ten Forward. (TNG: “The Best of Both Worlds”).
2366: The Romulan scout ship Pi crashes on Galorndon Core. It is suspected the ship was conducting covert operations in Federation space before it crashed. The Federation and the Romulans nearly go to war over the incident. (TNG: “The Enemy”). Dr. Beverly Crusher returns to the USS Enterprise-D. Geordi La Forge is promoted to Lieutenant Commander, while Worf is promoted to full lieutenant. (TNG: “Evolution”). Data creates another Soong-type android, known as Lal. Unfortunately, Lal’s positronic net destabilizes and Data is forced to deactivate her. (TNG: “The Offspring”). A Romulan warbird, which participated in the Khitomer Massacre of 2346, is captured by warriors of the Klingon Empire. Her logs identify the traitor at Khitomer as Ja’rod, the father of Klingon High Council member Duras. (TNG: “Sins of the Father”). Ja’rod was the father of Duras, Lursa and B’Etor, and the leader of the Klingon House of Duras in the early 24th century. He was an old and bitter enemy of Mogh and the House of Mogh. In 2346, he moved to the colony on Khitomer. There, he transmitted the colony’s defense codes to the Romulans, who used the codes to lower the colony’s deflector shield and attack. In the ensuing massacre, over 4,000 Klingons were killed, including Ja’rod and Mogh. Ja’rod’s responsibility was unknown to the Klingons for the next twenty years, until a Romulan record of the attack on the outpost was discovered in 2366. However, by this time Ja’rod’s son Duras had become politically powerful on the Klingon High Council, and the High Council chose to officially blame Mogh for the disaster instead, in order to keep the Empire from breaking into civil war. (TNG: “Sins of the Father”). Ambassador Sarek is diagnosed with Bendii Syndrome, shortly before he conducts final negotiations with the Legarans. (TNG: “Sarek”). William T. Riker is offered command of the USS Melbourne. (TNG: “The Best of Both Worlds”). Harry Kim enters Starfleet Academy. (VOY: “Non Sequitur”). The United Federation of Planets is attacked by a Borg cube, which annihilates the New Providence colony on Jouret IV, as well as the freighter USS Lalo. The Enterprise-D intercepts the Borg near the Paulson Nebula, and Captain Jean-Luc Picard is abducted and assimilated. The Enterprise prepares an energy weapon based on its deflector dish, but Picard, as Locutus of Borg, gives the Borg knowledge which renders the deflector weapon useless. The Borg continue on a course to Earth. (TNG: “The Best of Both Worlds”). Starfleet begins development of the USS Defiant. (DS9: “The Search, Part I”).
- This year marks the passage of the hundred years after which, as Spock said to Kirk, it would be interesting to return to Ceti Alpha V “and learn what crop had sprung from the seed you had planted”. (TOS: “Space Seed“)
- The USS Enterprise-D is severely damaged following an attempt to destroy the Borg cube, and is unable to join the fleet massed at Wolf 359. William T. Riker is field-promoted to captain of the Enterprise, and he chooses Borg specialist Commander Shelby as his first officer. At the Battle of Wolf 359, a total of 39 Federation starshipsare destroyed by the Borg and 11,000 lives are lost, including Benjamin Sisko‘s wife, Jennifer Sisko. Riker eventually devises a plan to recover Jean-Luc Picard,assimilated as Locutus of Borg, and the Enterprise crew use him to exploit the weakness of the Borg Collective interconnectedness. The cube is eventually destroyed in orbit of Earth. (TNG: “The Best of Both Worlds, Part II“, “The Drumhead“; DS9: “Emissary“)
- A number of individuals from both the ships at Wolf 359 and other vessels in the area are captured and assimilated by the Borg while en route to Sector 001. Some are returned to the Delta Quadrant by unknown means. (VOY: “Unity“, “Infinite Regress“)
- The Borg implants are removed from Picard, and he returns to command of the Enterprise, although he requires several weeks of therapy. Riker returns to his post as first officer. (TNG: “The Best of Both Worlds, Part II“, “Family“)
- Zio is imprisoned in the Akritirian maximum security detention facility. (VOY: “The Chute“)
- The Enterprise docks at Earth Station McKinley for six weeks of repair work. While there, a defective dilithium chamber hatch is installed. (TNG: “Family“, “The Drumhead“)
- Commander Shelby heads the task force to build starships in order to rebolster the numbers lost to the Borgcube. (TNG: “The Best of Both Worlds, Part II“)
- Chancellor K’mpec of the Klingon High Council dies, causing a power struggle between Duras and Gowron. Picard is appointed as Arbiter of Succession. Duras murders Ambassador K’Ehleyr after she discovers evidence of treachery and collusion with the Romulans by the House of Duras. Worf then claims right of vengeance against Duras, killing him. (TNG: “Reunion“)
- Wesley Crusher leaves the Enterprise once he is accepted into Starfleet Academy. (TNG: “Final Mission“)
- Vulcan Ambassador T’Pel is discovered to be a Romulan spy. She is unwittingly returned to a Romulan vessel, with many Federation secrets, before the deception is uncovered. (TNG: “Data’s Day“)
- Peaceful relations are solidified between the Federation and the Cardassian Union, ending years of war and bloodshed between the two powers. The USS Phoenix, under the command of Captain Benjamin Maxwell, launches a series of illegal raids against the Cardassians, in hopes of instigating renewed hostilities. The Phoenixis tracked down by the Enterprise-D, with the assistance of Gul Macet, and eventually surrenders. (TNG: “The Wounded“)’
- The USS Enterprise-D was temporarily transferred near the center of the galaxy by Lieutenant Barclay, where an intelligent species known as the Cytherians was discovered. (TNG: “The Nth Degree“)
- Internal tensions in the Klingon Empire affect the Federation when it is suspected a Klingon exchange officer provided information about the Galaxy-class warp core to the Romulans, causing an explosion on board theEnterprise-D. Admiral Norah Satie is sent to investigate. The explosion is later traced back to the refit earlier in the year, but Satie initiates a “witch hunt,” eventually implicating Captain Picard in a massive conspiracy. (TNG: “The Drumhead“)
- The Federation Archaeology Council holds its annual symposium aboard the Enterprise-D in orbit of Tagus III. Renowned names such as Switzer are in attendance. (TNG: “Qpid“)
- Q takes Vash on a two-year journey through the Gamma Quadrant. (DS9: “Q-Less“)
- Romulan Commander Sela orders the abduction of Lieutenant Commander Geordi La Forge and uses a brainwashing technique to instruct him to murder the Klingon governor of Krios, Vagh, and thus draw the Federation into conflict with the Klingons. The plan is thwarted, and further Romulan/Klingon cooperation uncovered. (TNG: “The Mind’s Eye“)
- The Klingon Civil War begins as Gowron is installed as leader of the High Council. Gowron is opposed by Duras’ sisters, Lursa and B’Etor, who are supported and supplied by the Romulans. Worf resigns his Starfleet commission to fight with Gowron, and his honor within the Klingon Empire is restored. (TNG: “Redemption“)
- The Trill Jadzia is joined with the Dax symbiont; Curzon, the previous host, dies. (DS9: “Dax“)
- Melissa Willoughby is born. (DS9: “Treachery, Faith and the Great River“)
- Benjamin Sisko attends a Starfleet briefing on Q. (DS9: “Q-Less“)
- Telek R’Mor of the Romulan Astrophysical Academy dies before he can send messages he received from the stranded starship USS Voyager in the year 2371 in the Delta Quadrant. (VOY: “Eye of the Needle“)
- An eclipse occurs on Banea, in the Delta Quadrant. Lidell Ren tells Tom Paris four years later that this was a turn on for her husband Tolen, and that this was the last time “she was his wife”. (VOY: “Ex Post Facto“)
- Julian Bashir, Erib, and Elizabeth Lense attend a New Year’s Eve party at Bruce Lucier‘s. (DS9: “Explorers“)
- Tova Veer becomes Forra Gegen‘s assistant. (VOY: “Distant Origin“)
- Haley is brought online at the Jupiter Station Holoprogramming Center by Lewis Zimmerman (VOY: “Life Line“)
- In another quantum reality, Picard was lost in an encounter with the Borg and Riker succeeded him as captain of the Enterprise-D with Worf as his first officer. In the same alternate reality, Worf and Deanna Troi began a romantic relationship and had their first child, a son named Eric-Christopher Rozhenko. (TNG: “Parallels“)
- Montgomery Scott is discovered to be alive, suspended in the transporter buffer of the USS Jenolan. The USSEnterprise-D discovers a Dyson sphere upon locating theJenolan. (TNG: “Relics“)
- The Cardassian Union ends its occupation of the planetBajor, which lasted fifty years. As a result, the CardassianVelos VII internment camp is closed on stardate 46302. (TNG: “Chain of Command, Part I“; DS9: “Babel“)
- Ensign Ro Laren departs the Enterprise-D to participate in Starfleet’s Advanced Tactical Training program. (TNG: “Preemptive Strike“)
- A Cardassian sneak attack on the Federation systemMinos Korva, staged in the McAllister C-5 Nebula, is prevented by Captain Edward Jellico, temporarily in command of the Enterprise-D. (TNG: “Chain of Command, Part II“)
- Captain Jean-Luc Picard is taken captive by Cardassian forces on Celtris III and tortured by Gul Madred. He is released after the embarrassing defeat of the Cardassians at the McAllister Nebula. (TNG: “Chain of Command, Part I“, “Chain of Command, Part II“)
- The mining station Terok Nor in orbit of Bajor is abandoned during the Cardassian retreat. The Bajoran Provisional Government requests Starfleet assistance in maintaining the station, and it is renamed Deep Space 9. The Enterprise-D arrives to offload personnel and equipment. (DS9: “Emissary“)
- Shortly afterwards, Commander Benjamin Sisko and Lieutenant Jadzia Dax discover the Bajoran wormhole, the first stable wormhole known to exist. Sisko makes direct contact with the Prophets, becoming the Emissary of the Prophets as prophesied in ancient Bajoran mythology. (DS9: “Emissary“)
- A crucial victory is won for Spock‘s reunification efforts on Romulus when Vice-Proconsul M’ret defects to the Federation. (TNG: “Face of the Enemy“)
- A duplicate of William T. Rikercreated due to a transporter accident, known asThomas Riker, is rescued from the outpost on Nervala IV, where he was stranded for eight years. Thomas Riker is later transferred to the USS Gandhi. (TNG: “Second Chances“)
- On Earth, the quadricentennial of Apollo 11‘s landing on the moon in 1969is celebrated. Starfleet Academy gives out a certificate in relation to it in some way. One of the recipients is Cadet Harry Kim. (VOY: “Non Sequitur“, “Nightingale“).
- Kesis born on Ocampa. (VOY: “Twisted“, “Before and After“)
- Seska, an agent of the Obsidian Order, joins the Maquis, posing as a Bajoran. (VOY: “State of Flux“)
- Another variant of the Starfleet uniformis released, this time with the entire outfit black except for the division color on the shoulders. (DS9: “Emissary“)
- Kai Opakais left in the Gamma Quadrant on a moon occupied by two warring factions. Unable to leave the moon ever again she hopes to end the fighting. (DS9: “Battle Lines“)
- Stardate 47025.4 – A second Borg incursion intoFederation space continues (having begun in 2369, around stardate 46982.1), as individualized Borg dronesare led by Lore, a Soong-type android. However, their attempt to annihilate the Federation is once again foiled by Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the USS Enterprise-D. (TNG: “Descent, Part II“)
- B’Elanna Torres joins the Maquis after Chakotay saves her life. (VOY: “Caretaker”, “Dreadnought”, “One”)
- Kathryn Janeway is chosen to command the USS Voyager. (VOY: “Death Wish”)
- Deanna Troi is promoted to full commander and becomes a bridge officer upon passing the Bridge Officer’s test. (TNG: “Thine Own Self”)
- Wesley Crusher leaves Starfleet Academy to join the Traveler in explorations of alternate planes of reality. (TNG: “Journey’s End”)
- Ro Laren completes the Advanced Tactical Training program and is promoted to lieutenant. She returns to theEnterprise-D, but later defects to the Maquis. (TNG: “Preemptive Strike”)
- Stardate 47007.1 – The USS Equinox, commanded by Captain Rudolph Ransom, is commissioned. (VOY: “Equinox”)
2371: Starfleet introduces a new combadge with a gold rectangle with a cutout oval in the center replacing the gold oval. (DS9: “The Search, Part I”, Star Trek Generations, VOY: “Caretaker”). The starship USS Equinox disappears, pulled into the Delta Quadrant by the Caretaker. The ship sets a return course to the Alpha Quadrant, but encounters the Krowtonan Guard, becoming severely damaged while losing half of its crew. (VOY: “Equinox”). The starship USS Voyager departs Deep Space 9 on a mission to find the Maquis raider Val Jean. Both ships are thrown 75,000 light years into the Delta Quadrant by the Caretaker. The Caretaker’s array, the only means home, is later destroyed by Captain Kathryn Janeway in order to protect the Ocampa and the two crews are forced to work together to find a route back to the Alpha Quadrant. (VOY: “Caretaker”). Neelix and Kes join the Voyager crew. (VOY: “Caretaker”). Captain Janeway grants field commissions to the Maquis crew. She assigns Commander Chakotay as her first officer and Lieutenant B’Elanna Torres as her chief engineer. Tom Paris is given the field commission of lieutenant and assigned to the conn. The ship’s EMH, otherwise known as The Doctor, is assigned as chief medical officer. (VOY: “Parallax”). Worf is promoted to Lieutenant Commander. (Star Trek Generations). Dr. Tolian Soran uses a trilithium weapon to collapse the Amargosa star. (Star Trek Generations). The USS Enterprise-D is destroyed over Veridian III. Almost the entire crew survives in the ship’s saucer section after the ship’s separation, which crash lands on the planet after the ship’s stardrive section exploded. (Star Trek Generations). Captain James T. Kirk emerges from the Nexus and is killed helping Jean-Luc Picard prevent Dr. Soran from destroying the Veridian system. (Star Trek Generations). Seska’s true roots as a Cardassian spy are revealed. She betrays the Voyager crew and joins the Kazon. (VOY: “State of Flux”). Reginald Barclay transfers to Jupiter Station and works at Dr. Lewis Zimmerman’s holographic laboratory to test the Emergency Medical Hologram’s interpersonal skills. (VOY: “Projections”). Benjamin Sisko is promoted by Starfleet Command from Commander to Captain. (DS9: “The Adversary”).
2372: Starfleet introduces a new style of phasers and tricorders in this year. (DS9: “The Way of the Warrior”; VOY: “Initiations”). Convinced by a Changeling posing as General Martok that the Cardassian government had been infiltrated by the Founders, the Klingon Empire invades the Cardassian Union. However, the United Federation of Planets objects to this action, causing Chancellor Gowron to withdraw from the Khitomer Accords, ending their alliance. At the end of this year, the Changeling posing as General Martok convinces Gowron to take further aggressive action, causing the Klingon Empire to annex the Archanis sector from the Federation, there by starting an open war between the two powers. (DS9: “The Way of the Warrior”, “Broken Link”). A transporter accident combines Tuvok and Neelix into a single being, Tuvix. He is later separated into his two halves against his will by Captain Janeway. (VOY: “Tuvix”). The USS Enterprise-E is launched from the San Francisco Fleet Yards on stardate 49827.5. (Star Trek: First Contact). The IDW Publishing comic mini-series Star Trek: Spock: Reflections depicts Ambassador Spock retrieving Kirk’s body on Veridian III and placing it at the Kirk Farmstead in Iowa during this year.
- The Federation–Klingon War ends
- The Dominon War begins as the Cardassian Union officially joins the Dominion
- The Borg attempt to assimilate Earth during the Battle of Sector 001
- The Borg invade Fluidic Space for the first time and ignite a brutal conflict with the Undine
- The Maquis suffers a major defeat by the Dominion in the Dubhe System
2374: Jadzia was given command of the Defiant by Admiral Ross, after he promoted Captain Sisko to be his adjutant and married Worf too. When it was uncovered that a major reason for the Dominion’s dominance was a sensor array monitoring all activity across five sectors, Jadzia commanded a successful mission to destroy it. When the Federation and allied forces went on the offensive at the First Battle of Chin’toka, she stayed behind and took command of Deep Space 9. Sadly, though, while her crewmates were fighting the battle, Gul Dukat (controlled by a Pah-wraith) struck her down. She was in a Bajoran temple when Dukat arrived and unleashed the Pah-wraith into a sacred Orb in order to imprison the Prophets in the wormhole; when she tried to stop him, he killed her. Her symbiont was saved and transferred to another Trill, Ezri Tigan, who became Ezri Dax. (DS9: “Tears of the Prophets”, “Shadows and Symbols”).
2375: The Treaty of Bajor is signed, ending the Dominion War. The Voyager crew builds the Delta Flyer shuttlecraft. (VOY: “Extreme Risk”). Species 8472 creates a simulation of Earth on a space station in the Delta Quadrant to train individuals of their species to infiltrate Starfleet Command. The USS Voyager later convinces them that the Federation is not a threat. (VOY: “In the Flesh”). Lieutenant Tuvok began suffering from a memory virus accidentally transferred to his mind from Dmitri Valtane eighty years previously, in 2293. With Kathryn Janeway acting as his pyllora, the two try to discover the cause of the virus and inadvertently experience memories of Tuvok’s first Starfleet posting; the USS Excelsior under the command of Captain Hikaru Sulu. (VOY: “Flashback”). The USS Enterprise and are successful in stopping Arne Darvin from killing James T. Kirk. (DS9: “Trials and Tribble-ations”). The USS Farragut is destroyed by the Klingons while protecting the colonists of Ajilon Prime. (DS9: “Nor the Battle to the Strong”). Starfleet introduces a new uniform design which quickly replaces all uniforms in use, with gray quilted shoulders and department color indicated by the undershirt and the cuffs on the jacket, but the crew aboard the USS Voyager and the crew aboard the USS Equinox continued to use the previous uniform design, due to their ships being stranded in the Delta Quadrant. (Star Trek: First Contact; DS9: “Rapture”; VOY: “Message in a Bottle”). Kirayoshi O’Brien, the second child of Miles and Keiko O’Brien is born. (DS9: “The Begotten”). The second major Borg incursion, the Battle of Sector 001, takes place. The USS Enterprise-E plays a major role in the battle, and later pursues a Borg sphere into the year 2063 to prevent the Borg from interfering with Zefram Cochrane’s historic warp flight. (Star Trek: First Contact). The Borg and Species 8472 go to war after the Borg attempt to invade Species 8472’s native fluidic space. (VOY: “Scorpion”). The Dominion invades the Alpha Quadrant. (DS9: “In Purgatory’s Shadow”). The Cardassian Union officially joins the Dominion. (DS9: “By Inferno’s Light”). Klingon Chancellor Gowron reinstates the Khitomer Accords with the Federation. (DS9: “By Inferno’s Light”). General Martok is given command of the IKS Rotarran and is successful in rescuing survivors of the IKS B’Moth. (DS9: “Soldiers of the Empire”). The Dominion signs non-aggression treaties with several powers, including the Romulans, Tholians, Miradorn, and Bajorans. (DS9: “Call to Arms”). The Second Battle of Deep Space 9 takes place, in which the Dominion takes control of the Bajor sector including the Federation space station Deep Space 9 at its crucial position next to the wormhole to the Gamma Quadrant. (DS9: “Call to Arms”). The Dominion War begins. (DS9: “Call to Arms”).
The USS Voyager enters Borg space and makes first contact with Species 8472. Captain Kathryn Janeway proposes an alliance with the Borg to fight Species 8472. (VOY: “Scorpion”).
2376: In the game Star Trek: Armada, a Borg sphere goes to 2364 to destroy the Enterprise-D and kill Picard, to prevent a Borg defeat in that time period. Seconds later, the USS Premonition arrives to destroy the sphere. Succeeding, it immediately returns to 2376 to prevent any further contamination to the timeline. Captain Picard remembers this encounter, and no further reference is heard about this encounter until 2376 where he states he has seen the ship before. The Voyager encounters the USS Equinox, another Starfleet vessel stranded in the Delta Quadrant. The Equinox crew had since broken the Prime Directive and killed several nucleogenic lifeforms for use as a fuel source to power an enhanced warp drive. The Equinox eventually deserted Voyager after stealing a new shield emitter designed to prevent the lifeforms from attacking. (VOY: “Equinox”). The USS Voyager pursues the USS Equinox and negotiates a cease fire with the nucleogenic lifeforms. The Equinox is later destroyed with only five crewmembers surviving. (VOY: “Equinox, Part II”).
2377: The Doctor is transmitted to the Alpha Quadrant in order to treat the terminally ill Doctor Lewis Zimmerman. (VOY: “Life Line”). Tom Paris is returned to the rank of lieutenant junior grade. (VOY: “Unimatrix Zero”). The Delta Flyer is destroyed by the Borg Tactical Cube 138. Captain Kathryn Janeway, Lieutenant Commander Tuvok, and Lieutenant B’Elanna Torres are assimilated by the Borg in order to assist the drones of Unimatrix Zero in their rebellion. The Borg drones capable of entering Unimatrix Zero begin a rebellion against the Collective, aided by the USS Voyager. (VOY: “Unimatrix Zero”, “Unimatrix Zero, Part II”). The Delta Flyer is rebuilt as the Delta Flyer II. Janeway consents to permit Tom Paris to use the Delta Flyer II in the Antarian Trans-stellar Rally. Paris loses the race after a plot is discovered and thwarted to sabotage the Delta Flyer for the purpose of committing an assassination. (VOY: “Imperfection”, “Drive”). Tom Paris and B’Elanna Torres are married, and take their honeymoon on the Delta Flyer. (VOY: “Drive”). B’Elanna Torres discovers she is pregnant. (VOY: “Lineage”). The flight simulation game Star Trek: Invasion occurs between Stardate 54111 and Stardate 54620. The strategy games Star Trek: Armada II and Star Trek: Away Team are also set in this year. The opening and ending of the game Star Trek: Borg is set in this year.
2378: Communications between Voyager and the Alpha Quadrant improve when real-time communication is made possible. (VOY: “Author, Author”). Neelix departs the USS Voyager to live with a group of Talaxians living in an asteroid field; he becomes the permanent Federation ambassador in the Delta Quadrant. (VOY: “Homestead”). Seven of Nine and Chakotay begin dating. (VOY: “Endgame”). A future version of Kathryn Janeway arrives from the year 2404 to aid Voyager in using the Borg transwarp network to return to the Alpha Quadrant. (VOY: “Endgame”). One of six Borg Transwarp Hubs is destroyed by the crew of the USS Voyager during her successful return trip home. The future Admiral Janeway remains in the Delta Quadrant to introduce a neurolytic pathogen into the Collective. The assault cripples the Borg and makes Voyager’s escape and use of the transwarp hub possible. (VOY: “Endgame”). Miral Paris, daughter of B’Elanna Torres and Tom Paris, is born during Voyager’s trip home. (VOY: “Endgame”). The simulation Star Trek: Bridge Commander and part of the FPS Star Trek: Elite Force II was set in this year.
2379-80: Praetor Shinzon aboard the I.R.W. Scimitar faces the U.S.S. Enterprise (NCC-1701-E) , commanded by Captain Jean-Luc Picard. Aided by Commander Donatra and her ship, the I.R.W. Valdore, the Enterprise defeats the Scimitar. Sacrificing himself, Lieutenant Commander Data succeeds in destroying the vessel and its thalaron generator. The Romulan government falls into disarray following the death of Praetor Shinzon. Tal’aura is now the self-appointed Praetor of the Romulan Star Empire, supported by Fleet Commander Tomalak, but opposed by Commander Donatra.
The Remans, represented by Colonel Xiomek of the Kepeszuk Battalion, demand a new location on which Remans may settle and live independently, but are met with resistance from Tal’aura.
The above events seem to be inspired by, if not taken directly from, the A Time To… and Star Trek: Titan series of Star Trek novels. Captain William T. Riker assumes command of the U.S.S. Titan, while Beverly Crusher briefly serves as head of Starfleet Medical before returning to the Enterprise.
Stardate 56867.84: The Female Changeling that led the Dominion War is sentenced for crimes committed against sentient beings and committed to the Federation maximum security facility at Ananke Alpha.
The Federation funds the Andak project, which is met with resistance from certain xenophobic groups, but supported by governmental adviser Elim Garak. The project aims to transform the barren desert climate of Cardassia Prime into an environment that can support sufficient crops to feed its population.
It is predicted that the Cardassian Union could fall in as little as three years without more successful projects such as the Andak project.
Stardate 58370.4: Ro Laren surrenders herself to Starfleet authorities, pleads guilty to charges of desertion and defection to the Maquis, and is ordered to serve time at a penal facility on Earth.
2381: While monitoring the deteriorating state of the Romulan Star Empire, the United Federation of Planets offers humanitarian aid to both Romulus and Remus.
Xiomek allies with Ambassador Spock’s Unification movement on Romulus, seeing it as another population that has been exploited by the Romulan government. On stardate 59480.33, Spock presents a formal request for aid for the Unification movement to the Federation Council; the latter agrees to take the matter under consideration. Commander Donatra and her military forces conquer several agricultural worlds in Romulan space, declaring herself the first empress of the Imperial Romulan State. She establishes a capitol on Achernar Prime. The Bajoran Coalition, which demands the extradition of several Cardassian government and military officials to stand trial for crimes against sentient beings having taken place during the Bajoran Occupation as well as the Dominion War, requests assistance from the Federation Council and the Klingon High Council. Captain Jean-Luc Picard is appointed by Starfleet to lead the defense against the possible threat of renewed Borg activity in the Alpha Quadrant, including the possibility of a new Borg Queen being recreated. Seven of Nine is called upon to assist in the research of the uses of the technology brought back from the Delta Quadrant by the U.S.S. Voyager to combat or defend against the Borg.
Stardate 58839.03: Construction of the U.S.S. Stargazer-A commences at the San Francisco Fleet Yards. The Stargazer-A and her sister ships will be the first of a new class of starships designed for scientific research and exploration.
2382: The takeover of several agricultural planets by the Imperial Romulan State now threatens Romulus with severe food shortages, while the cessation of slave labor on Remus hampers power plant and factory output. Praetor Tal’aura reluctantly accepts food shipments from the Federation, but refuses its offer to mediate negotiations between herself and Empress Donatra, citing it as an internal Romulan matter.
Fleet Commander Tomalak, in his attempt at retaking the planets in possession of Donatra, appoints Admiral Taris as his second-in-command and orders her to re-organize and mobilize Romulus’ remaining military forces.
Tal’aura reforms the Romulan Senate, appointing her supporters as senators. She declines to respond to requests for representation from both the Unification movement and the Remans. The Line of Tellus denounces Tal’aura publically and withdraws its members from government service. The Klingon Empire takes advantage of the weakened state of Romulus by initiating strikes into Romulan space. They retake the Khitomer sector, a move criticized by the Federation Council, but defended by Ambassador K’mtok.
Councilor T’Los of Vulcan warns the Federation Council of the unpredictable outcome of a Vulcan/Romulan reunification; however, the council does not reach an official decision on whether to support the movement and votes to table the issue.
Stardate 60334.46: Admiral Owen Paris of Starfleet Research and Development orders that the U.S.S. Voyager Doctor’s mobile emitter be taken to the Starfleet facility on Galor IV for study. The Doctor files a lawsuit in response; the office of the Judge Advocate General issues an injunction against the transfer of the mobile emitter until the case can be studied further.
The Bajoran Coalition continues its urging of the extradition of several Cardassian government and military officials; however, hundreds of the aforementioned Cardassian officials seemingly vanish from Cardassia Prime, which is seen as an attempt to assist fugitives.
Ro Laren completes her sentence in the Federation penal colony and returns to Bajor. She accepts a commission in the Bajoran militia and is appointed head of security for Deep Space Nine.
2383: Praetor Tal’aura imposes limits on replicator use and food rationing on Romulus in an attempt to reserve precious resources for the support of the campaign against Empress Donatra and her Imperial Romulan State.
Rioting ensues in the capitol of Ki Baratan due to the shortages, lasting several days. Tal’aura orders several military troops to intervene, resulting as many as 2,000 deaths from either rioting or military intervention.
Tal’aura is granted several privileges by the Senate, including the ability to declare war without Senate approval.
Ambassador Spock returns to Romulus and the Unification movement, which vows to continue to “wage peace” on Romulus.
Stardate 60900.31: Fleet Commander Tomalak attacks Donatra’s fleet at Xanitla, but his forces are defeated in the battle. Admiral Taris and the twelve vessels under her command then defect to the Imperial side.
The Cardassian government signs a new agreement with the Federation, which will provide aid and relief. The reconstruction of Lakarian City begins, while a resurgence of interest in ancient lore among Cardassians is set off by several archaeological discoveries on the world. The Oralians start to hold services openly and seek followers among the population, both of which were previously outlawed by the Cardassian Union. The True Way continues to call for a return to a totalitarian state.
The Klingon Empire and the Federation are in disagreement over the morality concerning the former’s takeover of Khitomer. The Federation Council decides not to formally censure the empire for its miliary action; however, the mere fact that the Council voted on the matter is enough for Qo’noS to temporarily recall its ambassador to the Federation. Several Klingon High Council members demand that Chancellor Martok banish all Federation ambassadors from Klingon space. Martok refuses, causing Councilor Qolka to challenge him in (and subsequently lose) a duel of honor to the death. Rear Admiral James Bennett of the Starfleet Judge Advocate General’s office rules that the Data Decision is too narrow to be used in the case of the Doctor’s mobile emitter transfer request. The Doctor is found to not be the property of Starfleet, but his sentience is left for another discussion. The Doctor’s counsel appeals the decision, further prolonging the case. (See TNG: The Measure Of A Man and VOY: Author, Author)
The Soong Foundation announces that it will commence research into creating a mobile holographic emitter of its own design with the intention of adapting it for civilian use. Geordi LaForge is promoted to command the U.S.S. Challenger.
2384: Federation analysts predict that the Romulan Star Empire is vulnerable to internal and external attacks due to the shakeup in the Romulan power structure. Starfleet dispatches additional ships to the Neutral Zone border.
Praetor Tal’aura removes Tomalak from his position as proconsul. Sela is chosen to succeed him as her right hand and fleet commander. Tomalak is allowed to retire to his rural estates on Romulus.
Tal’aura reluctantly agrees to negotiations with Empress Donatra’s Imperial Romulan Senate to determine the location of a neutral zone, but rejects the Federation’s offer to mediate the talks. Admiral Taris is sent to the Romulan capitol as Donatra’s representative.
Stardate 61602.00: Tal’aura is found dead in her chambers. Tal Shiar investigations reveal that the praetor was attacked in her sleep. Many groups on Romulus are accused of the crime, including: an alliance of the noble houses; the Tal Shiar; and agents working for Empress Donatra (who denies any involvement in the murder). At Tal’aura’s funeral, Sela publicly blames the Remans and the Unification movement for the assassination.
Stardate 61829.83: The IKS Quv is attacked by a Gorn ship. Two hundred and seven Klingons perish in the battle. According to King Xrathis of the Gorn Hegemony, the warship commander was acting without orders. After Xrathis refuses to surrender the survivors of the Quv to the Klingon Empire, Chancellor Martok expels the Gorn’s diplomats from the empire and orders ships to the Klingon/Gorn border.
Bajor’s renewed application for membership within the Federation is accepted. The Ferengi open an embassy and gift shop near Quark’s on Deep Space Nine in anticipation of increased traffic and commerce resulting from Federation membership. Odo, acting as the Great Link’s ambassador to the solids, meets with Laas on Koralis III. Odo invites Laas to return with him to the Great Link, but his offer is refused, and Laas instead chooses to continue his search for more of the “hundred” changelings in the Alpha and Beta Quadrants. Starfleet transfers the Soong-type android B-4 to the custody of the Soong Foundation in the hopes that his full positronic functioning can be restored.
2385: After reevaluating all of its post-Dominion War assets and resources, Starfleet Command announces that it will re-focus various starships, changing their missions from defense and diplomacy to exploration and scientific discovery. Among the re-assigned ships is the USS Enterprise-E.
Stardate 62230.13: The Klingon Empire announces that all non-Klingons must leave Khitomer within 14 standard days as a “safety measure”. Captain Jean-Luc Picard convinces Chancellor Martok to extend the deadline and leads a contingent of ships to assist in the evacuation of former residents to Federation colonies.
Captain Picard resigns his Starfleet commission. After a brief sabbatical in France, Picard accepts a position as Federation ambassador to Vulcan.
Beverly Crusher accepts the position of captain of the USS Pasteur, an Olympic-class medical starship. Her first task is to assist with the Cardassia Prime rebuilding efforts.
Geordi LaForge requests a long-term leave of absence from Starfleet to work on personal projects, including plans to build and test his own starship designs.
Stardate 62782.91: The Soong Foundation, with the help of Geordi LaForge, unlocks the “Data matrix,” which is the entire personality and being of Data, who had transferred this information into B-4 before his death in the Battle of Bassen Rift. The Data persona takes over B-4 rudimentary programming and assists the Soong Foundation in upgrading the positronic brain and recreating Dr. Noonien Soong’s emotion chip. The foundation reports that their work will be completed in a matter of months.
Worf also resigns his commission in Starfleet, serving in a diplomatic role to ease the tensions between Klingons and the Federation. He returns to Qo’noS to become lead ambassador and begins a relationship with Grilka. The USS Enterprise-E is assigned to the Utopia Planitia shipyards for en extensive refit. The Starfleet Corps of Engineers reports that the refit will require at least one year to complete; the ship will be used as a testbed for breakthrough technology, among which is the advanced sensor array first installed on Luna-class starships, which will be retrofitted onto other classes of ships. Starfleet Command decides to dismantle its Borg task force after over two years of no Borg activity in Federation space, believing that the U.S.S. Voyager caused more damage to the Borg than initially speculated. Annika Hansen publically speaks out against this action, calling it foolish and premature and leaving her role with Starfleet in protest. She accepts an offer to continue her research at the Daystrom Institute.
2386: The new openness on Romulus has made it much easier for the Federation to get news about what is happening on that world, but not all of it is favorable for the long-term stability of the region.
Ambassador Spock reports that the Romulan Mining Guild has finished a multi-year study of Remus and has presented its findings to the Romulan Senate. The guild reports that the planet has been seriously overmined, and recommends that to avoid a Praxis situation that the Reman operations should be shut down and mining operations should be moved to more distant areas of space. The guild spreads their operations across the Empire, settling hundreds of miners and their families on space stations and colonies light years away from Romulus.
The guild further recommends that it be put in charge of all off-world mining, but Colonel Xiomek uses his new position in the Senate to block that request. The conflict between the guild and the Remans sparks a number of skirmishes between guild ships and Remans in distant areas of the Empire.
Xiomek speaks to the Senate after the mining guild presents its report and argues that if the Remans are to be moved off of Remus, that they should be given a continent on Romulus for their new home, a request that is overwhelmingly rejected by the full Senate.
With the backing of Donatra, Rehaek and Praetor Chulan, an alternative plan is reached. The Remans are instead offered the planet of Crateris, in the distant Gamma Crateris system. The site of a failed Romulan colony, the planet has a harsh climate and is beset by almost constant electrical storms but is rich in dilithium, decalithium and heavy metals. Xiomek agrees, because even the harsh climate of Crateris is a significant improvement over Remus. Thousands of Remans board colony ships and make the move to their new home.
On Stardate 63322.55, Rehaek sends a statement to the praetor and the leaders of the Romulan Senate with the conclusions of his investigation into the assassination of Praetor Tal’aura. Rehaek rules that that Tal’aura was killed by agents loyal to a coalition of noble houses angered by her reformation of the Senate. Both Donatra and Sela request to see the evidence that backs up his claims, but Rehaek refuses to divulge his complete findings. In retaliation for the death of Tal’aura, the Tal Shiar begins a campaign of assaults on the noble houses, arresting dozens of nobles and seizing their assets. Sela pushes back against the persecution of some of her major supporters, and sways the Senate to drastically cut funding to the Tal Shiar. In a speech before the Senate, Sela accuses elements inside the Tal Shiar of knowing about the plot to assassinate Tal’aura but doing nothing to stop it. “Does standing silent make them as culpable as the killers?” Sela asks. “In abandoning their sworn duty to protect the praetor, as a symbol of Romulus itself, they are no better than those who wielded the knives that killed her.”
Donatra refuses to take sides in the conflict between Sela and Rehaek, instead encouraging the praetor to handle the situation. Praetor Chulan appoints a Senate committee to formally investigate the matter, but the committee takes little action.
On Stardate 63446.41, an explosion destroys Rehaek’s home on the outskirts of Ki Baratan. Observers report several visitors to the estate in the hours before the blast, any of whom could have planted the explosives. The remains of Rehaek’s wife and young daughter and several servants are found in the wreckage, but Rehaek is missing. Investigators theorize that the blast was intense enough to have vaporized anyone close to the point of detonation. Two hours after the explosion, Tal Shiar forces storm Sela’s townhouse in Ki Baratan and take her and her personal guard into custody for the murder of Rehaek. In a secret trial held days later, Sela is sentenced to death for the crime. At the last minute, Donatra intervenes. She argues that the evidence is not overwhelming, and pressures Chulan to allow Sela and her supporters to accept permanent exile instead of death. Taris maintains a low profile during the troubles, putting many of her responsibilities in the hands of General Tebok. Late in 2386, she informs Donatra that she is going to take her ship to Levaeri V to investigate claims that a blade believed to be the Sword of the Raptor Star has been recovered. The ancient sword, reputed to be one of the swords created by Vulcan swordsmith S’harien and taken into exile by S’task, is a revered artifact of the Sundering.
The Gorn Hegemony is mourning the death of King Xrathis. His son, Crown Prince Slathis, ascends to the throne. One of his first acts is to re-enforce their border with the Klingons. Several skirmishes are reported between the two powers. The Klingons respond to the buildup by the Gorn by sending more ships of their own to the border. The standoff escalates into open conflict on Stardate 63504.74, when a Klingon fleet bombards the Gorn colony on Gila VI. Klingon troops land on the planet two days later, and after a bloody battle with Gorn defenders they succeed in taking the planet. Federation diplomats are speaking to both sides trying to work out a peaceful solution, but some analysts predict that a full war will erupt within four years. Worf makes a personal appeal to his friend Chancellor Martok to end hostilities, but he admits that it will be a long process.
All is not work for Worf, though. He weds Grilka in a traditional Klingon ceremony with his family and many of his friends from Starfleet in attendance. A surprise guest at the wedding of Worf and Grilka is Data. With his upgrades at the Soong Foundation complete, Data requests that his commission in Starfleet be reactivated. While there are some initial questions because the Data persona is in the body once used by B-4, after Jean-Luc Picard, William T. Riker and several other current and former members of the Enterprise crew testify on Data’s behalf, Starfleet Command agrees to reinstate Data. He is promoted to captain and assigned to supervise the completion of the Enterprise-E’s refit. On Stardate 63894.06, the refit of the Enterprise-E is completed and the ship, helmed by Captain Data, leaves the Utopia Planitia shipyards. “We are introducing a new era of exploration and peace,” said Starfleet Command spokesperson Commander Marie Durant. Another update by Starfleet is its uniforms. Starfleet completes a redesign of the uniform code, and by the end of the year all of its officers are wearing the new designs. On Ferenginar, protests rock the capital for two days after Grand Nagus Rom uses tax proceeds to start free schools. Many Ferengi see the free education as an assault on traditional values, and the demonstrations continue until Rom charges each protester ten slips of latnium for mass assembly without a proper permit. To get a permit to protest, Rom charges a bar of latnium. Proceeds are used to fund the educational system. In addition to working to curb the rising hostilities between the Klingons and the Gorn, Federation diplomats are hard at work crafting a new pact between the Federation and the Cardassians.
On Stardate 63976.74, the Cardassians sign a new treaty, in which they agree not to field a military or wage war. In exchange, the Federation agrees to provide aid to rebuild Cardassian cities and protection in the event of an invasion of Cardassian space. In response to the landmark agreement, the Bajoran coalition drops its request to prosecute Cardassians for war crimes. Many among the Bajorans and Cardassians hope that someday relations between them will be normalized. On behalf of the Founders, Odo meets with Lamat’Ukan, First of the Jem’Hadar in the Alpha Quadrant. Odo asks the Jem’Hadar to return to the Gamma Quadrant with him, but Lamat’Ukan rejects Odo as a false god. “You wear the shape of our gods, but you do not have their spirit,” Lamat’Ukan is reported to have said. “You are corrupted by your … taste for the life of a solid. To follow you would be to sacrifice our souls. There would be no victory under your banner. Without victory, there is no life.”
2387: The Daystrom Institute has announced the successful launch of the “Jellyfish”, an experimental spacecraft equipped with trans-metaphasic shielding designed to withstand conditions that would destroy most other ships. Designed by famed engineer Geordi LaForge, the ship is slated for extensive testing before it can be used for scientific and exploration missions. Starfleet is working with La Forge and the institute to determine which of the ship’s systems can be adapted for Federation use. Starfleet Intelligence recommends that the Federation keep a close eye on activities of the Orion Syndicate. A multi-year crackdown on criminal activity in the Alpha and Beta Quadrants has been successful in curbing the threat of the Syndicate for Federation citizens, but on Stardate 64163.8 Hassan the Undying assassinates top Syndicate boss Raimus on Farius Prime. Raimus’s death opens the door for Hassan’s employer, Melani D’ian, to take over Raimus’s Syndicate operations. Starfleet Intelligence estimates that Melani D’ian now controls as much as 30 percent of the Syndicate’s operations, and that other Syndicate bosses may seek to topple her before she seeks to expand her powerbase even more. Analysts note that Melani D’ian is the first Orion to rise to a top spot in Syndicate leadership in more than 20 years, and speculate that this could mark the return of the Orions as an interstellar power. On Ferenginar, social and economic reforms pushed by Grand Nagus Rom are a topic almost as important as the stock market. The Nagus presents a bill to the Economic Congress of Ferengi Advisers that would formally ally the Ferengi with the Federation. Opponents of the bill launch a campaign of advertisements that argue that a formal alliance with the Federation is an attack on traditional Ferengi values, and that the Federation would force the Ferengi to turn their backs on profit and the Great Material Continuum. The bill fails to pass the Congress after several lawmakers are paid to vote against it.
On Stardate 64317.6, Klingon long range sensors pick up a small Romulan fleet led by Sela. The fleet passes the Beta Stromgrem supernova remnant and continues into unexplored space. Starfleet sends a fleet to Cardassia Prime to assist the Cardassians with the dismantling of their military, a process which is expected to take several years. The Cardassians plan to use a much smaller self defense force to patrol their space, and coordinate with Starfleet for issues outside of their borders. This arrangement is soon tested when Alpha Jem’Hadar take control of Devos II, which has been mostly unpopulated since the Dominion War. The Jem’Hadar establish a base of operations near a former Dominion Ketracel White storage facility, and then expand the facility so they can manufacture their own supplies of the substance. Starfleet sends the U.S.S. Stargazer-A to the Devos system as a precautionary measure, but chooses to take no additional action as long as the Alpha Jem’Hadar make no further aggressive moves.
On Stardate 64333.4, a Romulan Mining Guild ship observes the start of a chain of events that will forever change the Alpha and Beta Quadrants. The star in the Hobus System, in the far reaches of Romulan space, begins to exhibit massive fluxuations of radiation. Days later, Ambassador Spock of the Federation appears before the Romulan Senate to warn them about the dangers of this star.
Spock believes that if the Hobus star goes supernova, it could create a reaction that would threaten much of the Romulan Empire, and he asks the Senate to coordinate with Vulcan to find a solution. After a lengthy debate, the Senate rejects Spock’s plan.
After the close of the Senate’s session, Donatra accepts an invitation from Colonel Xiomek to visit Crateris and inspect the construction of the new Reman colony. Their path allows them to perform a sensor sweep of the Hobus system. After arriving on Crateris, Donatra and Xiomek spend several hours in a private meeting, where it is believed that Xiomek gives Donatra information about possible rogue elements within the Romulan military and government. Donatra decides to return to Romulus earlier than planned, and invites Xiomek to take passage on her ship, the I.R.W. Valdore, so he can be in Ki Baratan for the next meeting of the Romulan Senate. On the way back to Romulus, Donatra contacts Admiral Taris, who is in the Levaeri System, and orders her to return to Romulus. The message is recorded by Romulan military communications relay stations, but Taris does not change course. A later review finds that there is no evidence of the message in the computer banks of Taris’s ship, and that the communications officer who would have been on duty during that time cannot be found. Ambassador Spock returns to Vulcan, where he meets with Ambassador Jean-Luc Picard. The two appeal to the Vulcan Science Academy to assist the Romulans with the crisis in the Hobus system, but the academy declines their request without comment. The two former Starfleet officers decide that they will make their own plans to deal with the situation.
On Stardate 64444.5, the IRW Valdore reports unusual stellar activity, including a disturbance equivalent to a force seven ion storm. Romulus loses contact with Donatra’s ship, and dispatches four D’deridex class warbirds to search for the Valdore. The Romulan Senate finally authorizes an evacuation order, and ships are recalled to help ferry Romulus residents off-world. Military estimates are that it will take a minimum of six weeks to evacuate the homeworld. The Romulan Senate learn of a star going supernova that poses a threat to the entire galaxy. They task Ambassador Spock to pilot a specialized ship, equipped with red matter, with the intent to engulf the supernova by creating an artificial black hole. Ambassador Spock attempted to prevent the supernova from striking the planet using red matter, but he was unsuccessful. Twenty-seven hours later, the Hobus star goes supernova. The resulting chain reaction destroys Romulus and Remus. Billions of Romulans are killed.
Starfleet immediately orders all available ships to cross the Neutral Zone and assist the Romulans with any possible relief and recovery efforts. Several of these ships are attacked by Nero, who is captaining the Narada, a heavily modified Romulan vessel. Additional cruisers are diverted to escort relief vessels to Romulan space. Intercepted Romulan transmissions indicate that Praetor Chulan and the leaders of the Senate escaped Romulus before the planet’s destruction. But the U.S.S. Nobel, en route to Romulus, find the bodies of Chulan and the Senate’s ruling council floating in space near their derelict shuttle.
After Nero expands his attacks to Klingon ships, Chancellor Martok orders a fleet to enter Romulan space. He appoints his friend Worf as one of the mission’s commanders, giving him the rank of General for the mission. Meanwhile, Geordi LaForge brings the Jellyfish to Vulcan and agrees to allow Spock to pilot it to the Hobus system. According to sensor reports recorded on Stardate 64471.6 by the USS Enterprise-E, the Hobus supernova was contained by a limited singularity, ending the threat to the quadrant. Starfleet believes that both the Jellyfish and the Narada were lost.
“He sacrificed himself to save us all,” Ambassador Picard says of his friend Spock. “May his soul live long and prosper.”
At some point before this year, Data is reincarnated in the body of B-4 when his neural nets are successfully imprinted onto B-4’s programming and becomes Captain of the USS Enterprise-E and Jean-Luc Picard becomes the Federation Ambassador to Vulcan. (Star Trek: Countdown). A mining vessel, the Narada, survived and was captained by Nero, who exploited the black hole’s creation of a time warp into the past to attack Spock’s home planet of Vulcan in revenge and planned to destroy all planets of the Federation so that Romulus could be “free” and possibly conquer everywhere else. The first part of Nero’s plan was mostly successful as Vulcan and most of the Vulcan species was destroyed. However, the Narada and its crew were destroyed in the Battle of Earth by the crew of the Enterprise led by the James T. Kirk of the new timeline. (Star Trek). A new timeline begins.
2388: Fallout from the destruction of the Romulan system dominates interstellar events in 2388.
The Romulan colony worlds reel from the loss of their home world and a vacuum in leadership. With the death of Praetor Chulan and the disappearance of Donatra, there is no one who has the authority to call the worlds to order or organize a new government. The leadership council of Rator III declares itself to be the new Romulan Senate and Rator III as the new capital of the Romulan Star Empire, but it is quickly challenged by the leaders of Achernar Prime and Abraxas V, who make similar claims.
One person many look toward to pull the Romulan people back together is Admiral Taris. She concentrates on evaluating what military forces remain, and issues a call for all remaining ships, even deep exploration vessels, to return to Romulan space. Internal squabbling and politics hinder the Federation’s relief efforts in Romulan space.
The Federation Council dispatches a fleet of ships to provide food and aid to refugees and to help the displaced survivors of the disaster find new homes, but Starfleet finds it must negotiate with each of the colony worlds. What one world welcomes, another sees as false friendship, or even an act of war. The fight between the three “capital” worlds further complicates issues, because any assistance given to one of them must be granted to all to avoid accusations of favouring one faction or attempting to interfere with the Romulans’ internal affairs. Most of the Federation’s allies agree to send ships and supplies to supplement the Romulan relief effort. Even the Cardassians, who are still struggling to rebuild their homeworld, agree to a token contribution. But the Federation’s appeal to the Klingon Empire to join the relief convoys is harshly rejected.
“The Klingons will offer no treaty, no aid, and no hand that is not holding a blade,” Chancellor Martok responds.
Hard-liners on the Klingon High Council, led by Councillor J’mpok, demand that both the Romulans and the Federation be made to pay for the destruction of the fleet led into Romulan space by Worf. Some argue that because Martok handed command of the fleet to his friend Worf, a Federation ambassador, rather than a general of the Klingon Defense Force, that the entire affair may have been a trick to weaken the empire. And that even if it was not a plot, the fact remains that hundreds of warriors died under the command of a Federation official. In some Klingon minds, that makes the Federation responsible for their deaths. Martok rejects insinuations that Worf was part of a “cowardly Federation trick” and issues a standing challenge to anyone who dares to insult the honour of a member of the House of Martok. And, despite heavy pressure from hard-liners on the Council, the chancellor ultimately refuses calls to retaliate against the Federation. Although a diplomatic crisis is averted, this is yet another strain on an alliance that has already been tested by the retaking of Khitomer and the Klingons conflict with the Gorn. Analysts report that Federation-Klingon relations are at their weakest point since the Klingons briefly withdrew from the Khitomer Accords in 2372. Also occupying Martok’s time this year is a possible treaty with the Orions. Realizing that their home world in the Rigel System is beset with pollution and is almost completely depleted of natural resources and that Starfleet crackdowns on criminal activity are becoming a serious problem for Syndicate operations, a delegation of Orions led by Melani D’ian opens talks with both the Klingons and the Breen for possible assistance. Melani dangles the promise of Orion support and stockpiles of ancient knowledge and treasures, but refuses to commit to either side until they detail what they could offer the Orions in return. For his part, Worf remains on Qo’noS, recuperating from his injuries and fulfilling his duties as Federation ambassador to the Klingon Empire.
On ‘Stardate 65548.43, he is present for the birth of his second son, K’Dhan.
On Stardate 65776.64, the Federation News Network breaks a story that reports that the Vulcan Science Academy knew of the threat to Romulus but refused to take action to assist the Romulans before the destruction of their home world. The outcry is immediate. The Vulcans decision is condemned by dozens of politicians and analysts. Seventeen independent planets recall the ambassadors to Vulcan in protest, as do Federation members Pacifica and Zaran II. Two days later, the Federation Council votes to open an investigation into the Vulcans refusal to help the Romulans, as well as the implications of the academy’s work in red matter manipulation.
The Federation president makes a public appeal in an address to the Federation Council for the member worlds to remain calm and not ostracise Vulcan or anyone involved. “In this time of strife we need to remain united,” President Nanietta Bacco says. “Assigning blame does not heal the injured, soothe the stricken or comfort the grieving.”
2389: Infighting continues among the leaders of the Romulan colony worlds. While basic needs are being met and Starfleet is delivering supplies and replicators to every world that will accept their help, the Romulans lack a stable government and the chain of command of the military is chaotic.
Throughout the course of 2389, five Romulans try to seize the emperor’s throne, more than two dozen people declare themselves praetor, and at least a dozen more claim the role of supreme commander of the Romulan fleet. Most of these erstwhile leaders fall prey to quick assassinations. A fortunate few are simply ignored.
Federation analysts agree that the Romulan empire will remain in turmoil until there is a leader who is able to command the allegiance of the majority of the colony worlds. Federation diplomatic teams attempt to organize a conference where representatives from each of the colony worlds can take the first steps to establishing a new government and choosing leaders, but the Romulans cannot even agree on where the meeting should be held and the plan collapses.
The Klingon Empire takes advantage of the confusion with lightning strikes into Romulan space. The empire takes control of the Tranome Sar and Nequencia systems in a matter of days, and is poised to strike deeper into Romulan territory. The Klingons temporarily halt their advance when Starfleet sends a fleet to protect the Romulan/Klingon border, but tensions remain high and there are reports of minor skirmishes between Federation and Klingon starships.
The campaign to conquer Romulan space is not the only military conflict the Klingon Empire is engaged in during 2389. Their conflict with the Gorn, which had quieted after the battle for Gila IV, erupts again when the two powers struggle for control of the Gamma Orionis System. The Gorn take the advantage when King Slathis negotiates with the Nausicaans, who agree to contribute ships and weapons to the Gorn war efforts in exchange for rights to several asteroid belts and a substantial payment. The Klingons refuse to give up the fight for Gamma Orionis, winning several battles even when outnumbered, and Starfleet Intelligence reports that there are no signs that the conflict will end anytime soon.
In addition, internal strife divides the Klingon noble houses. On Stardate 66091.53, Aakan of the House of Mo’kai slays K’das, son of B’vat. The death reignites a century-long blood feud between the two houses, and B’vat throws all his efforts into hunting down every member of the House of Mo’kai. Allies of both of the noble families enter into the fight, but in the end, Aakan is the last of his house. After Aakan flees Qo’noS, he is run to ground by agents of the House of B’vat, who corner him on H’atoria on Stardate 66306.71. Two days later, B’vat defeats Aakan in ritual combat, and Chancellor Martok formally dissolves the House of Mo’kai.
The Cardassians take a major step toward self-sufficiency when they vote to replace the Reconstruction Committee with democratically-elected leaders. In the weeks leading up to the election, two groups dominate the debate: a civilian coalition with Elim Garak as a prominent member, and a hardliner group calling for the Cardassians to withdraw from the Federation-Cardassian Treaty of 2386 and reestablish the military.
Garak’s coalition wins a narrow victory, and in its first act reforms the Detapa Council as a representative body. The council faces its first controversy when it votes to send six ships as a token force to assist the Federation’s recovery efforts in Romulan space. Popular opinion is against the decision, and polls show that most Cardassians feel that they should reserve their resources. The Federation Council’s decision to cut funding for Cardassian reconstruction by 30 percent makes aid to the Romulans even less popular, and support for the council plummets.
Speaking to reporters from the shattered remains of the University of Culat, Elim Garak defended the Detapa Council’s actions. “We’ve seen what suspicion and backroom deals have brought us,” Garak said. “We know what happens when we turn our backs on the rest of the galaxy and just worry about what happens on our own street, in our own city, on our own planet. Maybe it’s time to try something different.”
One of the first industries to be restarted in Cardassian space is mining. A former member of the military, Gul Madred, acquires the rights to several-mineral rich planetoids and begins building a large mining operation in the Septimus System.
Federation President Nanietta Bacco focuses for much of 2389 on smoothing relations between Vulcan and the other worlds of the Federation. She and Ambassador Jean-Luc Picard do much to soothe the wounds caused by the revelation that the Vulcans may have known about the Hobus supernova.
On Stardate 66839.72, the Federation Council announces the results into an investigation of the Hobus supernova and the Vulcan Science Academy’s research into red matter manipulation. The council decides that the Vulcans may not have realized the full extent of the threat of the Hobus supernova, as the scope of the explosion was greater and more violent than any supernova previously recorded. In addition, the chain reaction of the detonation could not have been predicted, and the council recommends that the matter be subjected to further scientific study.
However, the council criticizes the Vulcan Science Academy for creating red matter without consulting or informing Federation authorities. In a speech before the Federation Council, Councillor T’Los of Vulcan expresses regret if any of the actions or inactions of her people have caused harm to the Federation. She announces that all of the academy’s red matter was on board the Jellyfish when it disappeared, and that the Vulcan Science Academy has pledged to do no further red matter manipulation research without the full knowledge and cooperation of the Federation Science Council. To the Romulans, she directs a single statement: “We grieve with thee.”
At the end of her address, T’Los says that is only logical to change who speaks for Vulcan, as the past year has made it clear that she has been inadequate to the task. She resigns from the Federation Council and returns home. In the courts, the case of the photonic life form known as The Doctor makes a small advancement after years of being stalled in hearings and appeals.
On Stardate 66954.79, a Federation judge rules that the lawsuit may be expanded into a class-action suit encompassing all sentient artificial lifeforms in the Federation. “This is about more than one being and a mobile emitter,” says Alyssa Cogley-Shaw, a lawyer for the Soong Foundation. “This is about basic rights.” Cogley-Shaw says that while the expansion of the lawsuit may mean that it will remain tangled in the courts for years to come, its ultimate resolution may mean an end to the forced servitude of more than 600 EMH Mark I holograms. And, as Starfleet re-equips more of its starships with holoprojectors to expand the usefulness of photonic “tools” such as the Emergency Command and Emergency Medical Holograms, someday those lifeforms may be considered Starfleet officers with all of the rights and privileges of their rank.
2390: Raids on civilian ships and settlements along the borders of the Klingon Empire and Gorn Hegemony rise dramatically and Starfleet identifies at least eight places near the borders where the Nausicaans are constructing bases hidden in asteroid belts or nebulae.
Starfleet Command does not consider these bases to be a major threat, but the Federation Transport Union, which represents a large number of civilian freighter captains, is demanding that Starfleet increase its patrols in the border regions and offer additional protections for civilian shipping traffic.
This puts Starfleet in a position of having to balance the need for defense with the Federation’s deteriorating relationship with the Klingon Empire. More starships on the border will be seen as a hostile act by the hardliners on the Klingon High Council, and tensions are already high because of the ships that Starfleet is using to reinforce the Romulan border with the Klingon Empire.
The debate on what to do rages for much of the year, and the few Starfleet vessels that are assigned to the region are stretched thin and struggling to deal with the swift raider attacks. By the time a starship can respond to a distress signal, it is often too late to catch the Nausicaan ships.
The best-case scenario for the Federation, analysts agree, is if the Klingon and Gorn find a peaceful solution before the conflict has a chance to engulf nearby worlds. To this end, the Federation offers to mediate talks between the Gorn and the Klingons at a neutral location. Neither party is overeager to accept “human” meddling in a personal dispute and preliminary talks to hash out the details of the peace conference drag on for weeks. The process comes to an abrupt halt when Chancellor Martok announces that the Klingons will not participate unless Starfleet withdraws all of its ships from the Romulan-Klingon border.
While the campaigns against the Romulans and the Gorn are both extremely popular on Qo’noS, projections by the Klingon Defense Force show that the Empire’s resources are being stretched thin by a two-front war. The KDF recommends a rapid increase in ship production, eliminating some of the blocks to non-commissioned soldiers rising to the rank of officer and possibly scaling back the Romulan war in the short term, because the disorganized, displaced Romulans are not an immediate threat. Ultimately, the Klingons decide to slow their advance into Romulan space, but they continue to garrison and defend the territory gained in the 2389 campaign.
The Romulan colony worlds are starting to develop a loose network of alliances and rivalries, but none of the potential Romulan leaders has been able to unify the worlds under one banner. Left to their own devices, some of the worlds are looking to find allies outside the Romulan Star Empire. On Stardate 67620.54, the Romulan colony of Talvath formally requests Federation protection and offers to open talks that could lead to Talvath applying for Federation membership. Some see this as the first step to the dissolution of the Romulan Star Empire.
A bright spot for the Romulans has been Admiral Taris, who has been organizing the remaining ships into a new fleet. In areas with holes in the chains of command, Taris has been approaching each ship captain personally, and outside observers expect her to have the Romulan military fully operational within seven months.
Federation analysts warn that a strong fleet could quickly overwhelm the weak leaders of the colony worlds, and that the Romulans may soon be under military control. For her part, Taris has not publically expressed an interest in governing the civilian population, and has ordered the forces under her control to concentrate on relief efforts and defense of the border regions.
On Cardassia, the Detapa Council spends most of the year mustering support for a slate of reform measures designed to expand personal freedoms and promote business development. While the population enjoys its newfound liberty and the Oralian spiritual movement flourishes, many Cardassians are uncertain about this new direction for their world. The council’s task is complicated by Gul Madred and his followers, who use the expansions in freedom of speech and assembly to organize rallies promoting a return to the “true” ways of the Cardassian Union.
A task force made up of scientists assigned to the U.S.S. Pasteur, commanded by Captain Beverly Crusher, and the Cardassian Ministry of Science announces that it has found a possible cure for Yarmin Fel Syndrome. The compound, synthesized from a rare flower that grows in the most remote areas of Cardassia Prime, cannot be replicated. Because of the limited supply of the drug, it may be several years before the treatment has been fully tested and is ready for public use.
On Earth, the Federation Supreme Court agrees to hear oral arguments from a group of holonovel publishers and programmers who are seeking to block the class-action lawsuit asking for civil rights for holograms. The group hires a retired Starfleet rear admiral, Phillipa Louvois of the Judge Advocate General’s office, to lead their case, and she argues that appearing sentient does not automatically mean a hologram is sentient. Unless the holograms can be determined to be intelligent and self aware, the Acts of Cumberland and the Federation Constitution do not offer them full protection.
The Soong Foundation argues that without full holoemitter technology, it cannot bring witnesses to court to speak in their own defence, and that court rules preclude remote testimony in matters such as this. The justices grant the Soong Foundation a delay.
The U.S.S. Enterprise-E returns from a survey of the McAllister C-5 Nebula. Captain Data reports that the Enterprise found residual signs of multiple quantum singularities in the area of the nebula that correspond to those used by a Delta Quadrant race known as Species 8472 to cross over from fluidic space. Unfortunately, the properties of the protostellar nebula in which the singularities were found make definitive identification impossible. If these singularities were used by Species 8472, it is the first sign of them near Federation space.
2391: Raids by Nausicaan pirates continue to disrupt shipping lines on the edges of Federation space. Angry at what they perceive as a lack of response by Starfleet and the Federation government, the Federation Transport Union recommends that its members refuse any official cargos without adequate protection.
This causes a crisis for the Federation government. With so many Starfleet vessels assigned to Romulan and Cardassian relief efforts, the government has been relying heavily on civilian ships for routine deliveries to Federation worlds and protectorates. But the union’s action threatens everything from shipments of replicators to Alpha Centauri to emergency medical supplies destined for Rutia IV.
Federation President Nanietta Bacco meets personally with the leaders of the transport union, but the union refuses to budge on what it says is an essential safety issue – too many ships and too many crews have been lost to Nausicaan raids. Presidential aides suggest that Starfleet vessels assigned to exploration and science missions could be rerouted to border defense, but many of those ships are in deep space and it could take them months to return.
Starfleet Command reluctantly agrees to pull back from the Klingon-Romulan border and reassign those ships to patrol the shipping routes. Leaders of some of the Romulan colony worlds howl with indignation that the Federation has broken promises of protection, but those voices are silenced after a sharp rebuke from Admiral Taris. “We are Romulan. We fight our own battles. I would rather see Romulans die with pride in their hearts and swords in their hands instead of mewing for protection like scared younglings.”
With the Federation withdrawn from the Romulan border, Chancellor Martok agrees to honor his promise to participate in Federation-mediated peace talks with the Gorn. Representatives from the Klingons, Gorn and Nausicaans converge on Deep Space K-7 for the conference, and the Federation sends some of its most celebrated diplomats to facilitate the talks.
Initial progress appears promising, but two days into the conference an explosive device hidden in a serving cart seriously injures Ambassador Zogozin of the Gorn. The Klingon, Gorn and Nausicaan delegations make plans for immediate departure, but are blocked from leaving the station by Starfleet security, which locks down the station during the hunt for Zogozin’s attacker.
Two days after the attack, J’dah, a Klingon with ties to extremist groups opposed to Martok’s rule, is found dead. Security officers determine that J’dah was killed by a disruptor blast at close range and shoved out an airlock hours after the explosion that injured Zogozin. If J’dah’s body had not snagged on a piece of the station, it may have been lost. Forensic evidence proves that J’dah was the person who planted the explosive that injured the Gorn ambassador, but his killer is not found. Journals left behind in J’dah’s quarters indicate that his intended target may have been the Federation negotiation team, who all escaped unscathed.
After the attack, talks between the Klingons and Gorn break down. The Klingons push their advance into Gorn territory, and the Gorn, mindful of the need to protect their homeworld, move ships away from their outlying territories. King Slathis approaches the Letheans for additional assistance, but most outside analysts believe that the Gorn do not have the spare resources to hire Lethean mercenaries and still pay the prices commanded by the Nausicaans for their support.
With the withdrawal of Federation ships from the Klingon-Romulan border, hardliners on the Klingon High Council push for a resumption of the stalled Romulan campaign. Martok and his followers urge caution, preferring to concentrate on the Gorn war and building up the Klingon Defense Force to pre-Dominion War levels.
Rebuffed by Martok, Councilor J’mpok gathers ship commanders loyal to his house and the houses of his allies and invades the Zeta Pictoris System. They clash with a Romulan fleet commanded by Admiral Taris, and the Romulans force the Klingons to retreat. Survivors of the battle report the appearance of highly advanced starships on the Romulan side, but their existence cannot be confirmed. Martok orders Klingon Intelligence to look into the reports in more detail, and the choS battle group is dispatched to investigate.
Federation political analysts say that while the Klingon hardliner’s campaign in the Zeta Pictoris system was a failure, J’mpok’s point was made: If Martok is unwilling to lead the Klingons into battle there are others who will do so. The High Council begins to divide between those who are loyal to Martok and those who would prefer new leadership.
Taris’ victory in the Zeta Pictoris system rallies the Romulans, who have been desperately seeking a sign of their former glory. Rator III is the first to proclaim Taris as the leader of the Romulan Star Empire, quickly followed by Achernar Prime and more than a dozen other worlds. In an address broadcast throughout the empire, Taris says “I am a military commander, and I would prefer to remain so. The seas of politics are rife with submerged hazards and hidden perils, and a wise person does well to avoid them. But my Empire calls and I cannot resist her plea.” Taris calls on the leaders of the colony worlds to meet at Rator III to select representatives for a new Romulan Senate and make plans to organize a government and build a new capitol.
A Federation operative inserted into the fleet that departed Romulan space with Sela in 2386 has reported that Sela and her followers have landed on Makar, an M-class planet in the Beta Quadrant with abundant supplies of decalithium and heavy metals. A humanoid race with technology equivalent to Earth’s Iron Age inhabited two of Makar’s temperate southern continents, but Sela sees the population as an additional natural resource, and within weeks her forces have hundreds of Makarans working in the mines.
The operative also reports that Sela’s ship picked up a signal that was similar to the artificial quantum singularities that the Romulans use to power their warp drives, as well as signs of a massive gravitational field. Sela has dispatched two ships to investigate these anomalies.
The Cardassian Detapa Council scores a major victory when it concludes negotiations with Ferengi Grand Nagus Rom for assistance in rebuilding their industrial complexes. Rom will provide the funding to rebuild factories, design houses and replication facilities, as well as returning several valuable jevonite artifacts sacred to followers of the Oralians to the Cardassian Ministry of Culture. In return, Rom receives exclusive trade agreements for Cardassian trade goods once the factories reopen. While Rom is mocked by many Ferengi for his lack of lobes when it comes to business, if the deal succeeds it could be one of the most lucrative arrangements in recent memory.
On Earth, the Federation Supreme Court rules in favor of Phillipa Louvois and the holonovel publishers and programmers she represents, saying that the Acts of Cumberland would not apply to non-sentient holographic or artificial lifeforms. They return the Soong Foundation’s class action suit to a lower court to determine what defines sentience in a legal sense. Not content with pursing its agenda in the courts, the Soong Foundation launches a campaign to lobby Federation worlds to add rights for artificial life forms to the Federation Constitution.
Responding to the possibility of Species 8472 appearing in Federation space, Starfleet Command assigns a task force to investigate any possible appearances of the race. A skilled team of scientists, diplomats and security experts will be looking into any signs that the species is in the Alpha Quadrant and formulating possible plans of action. As a start to their research, the team is conducting extensive interviews of the crew of the Enterprise-E, which found the anomalies in the McAllister C-5 Nebula, and former crew members of U.S.S. Voyager, which is the only Starfleet ship known to have definitive contact with the mysterious aliens.
And, citing the success of the extremely diverse crews of the U.S.S. Titan and her sister ships, Starfleet assigns a committee to consider expanding the admission standards at Starfleet Academy to provide more opportunities for races that are formally allied with the Federation but are not full member worlds. “Not everyone knows a Starfleet captain and can get a personal recommendation,” said spokesperson Marie Durant. “That doesn’t mean they wouldn’t be fine officers.”
2392: News of the race for Federation President dominates news nets for much of the year. President Nanietta Bacco declines to run again, stating that while she didn’t feel right leaving office during the Romulan crisis, “I’ve been here too long. We need new blood and new ideas.”
The popular Bacco doesn’t endorse a successor, throwing the field open to dozens of potential candidates. Jaed Maz of Trill is frequently mentioned by political commentators, as are Federation Councillors Soron of Vulcan and Kevin Steiner of Terra Nova. Candidates from Bajor, Andoria and Sauria are seen as outside choices.
However, Soron and Charivretha zh’Thane of Andoria never become formal candidates and Steiner abandons his campaign two months before the election after his ties to the Orion Syndicate are exposed by the Federation News Service. The remaining hopefuls engage in a fierce campaign in which top issues are aid to the Cardassians and Romulans, the increasing conflicts with the Klingon Empire and whether Starfleet should be expanded to respond to the increasing threats to Federation citizens.
Ultimately, Aennik Okeg of Sauria is elected in a close vote over Jaed Maz, with Bajoran Shad Ona in third place. Okeg, the first Saurian ever to hold the Federation presidency, begins his term by offering Maz and Shad places in his cabinet in an effort to promote unity among supporters of his competitors.
Okeg’s first state trip takes him to Cestus III, where the Klingon Empire has agreed to a new round of Federation-moderated talks aimed at ending their war with the Gorn. While the Federation diplomatic team, led by Alexander Rozhenko, hopes that a successful cease fire agreement will open the door to expand the summit to deal with Klingon-Federation trade and defense agreements that are set to expire in 2394, it quickly becomes obvious that neither the Klingons nor the Gorn are willing to budge on their demands.
Three weeks into the talks, representatives for the Klingons and Gorn are still haggling over the official agenda for negotiations, and even a personal appeal to Chancellor Martok by Federation Ambassador Worf has failed to speed up the process. The Federation Council meets in emergency session to debate of possible incentives the Federation could offer the Gorn and Klingons, but all peace efforts collapse on Stardate 69259.56 when a Gorn and Nausicaan fleet attacks the Klingon world of Ogat.
Fighting rages around Ogat for more than two weeks before Klingon Defense Forces push the Gorn and Nausicaans out of the system. The Klingons denounce the attack as dishonorable and Martok formally pulls the Empire out of all peace negotiations. Klingon and Gorn ships now attack one another on sight, and when the U.S.S. Montana tries to intervene in one skirmish it is heavily damaged by Klingon disruptor fire.
Hardliners on the Klingon High Council, led by J’mpok, demand even more aggressive action against the Gorn, calling for an invasion into the Gorn Hegemony. When Martok councils caution, preferring to keep the Gorn out of Klingon space until a new fleet of warships can be launched, J’mpok denounces him as a “weak old man, hiding in his bed instead of meeting all challengers on the field of battle.”
Federation political analysts expect the schism on the High Council to come to a head some time in the next three years, and look with concern at the growing support for J’mpok and his hawk-like agenda. One of the major houses openly supporting J’mpok is the House of Torg, a former ally of the House of Duras. In fact, Torg’s adopted heir, Ja’rod, is the son of Lursa, Duras’s sister and an open foe of the Federation who was killed attacking the Enterprise-D in 2371.
Ja’rod, who was on Ogat when it was attacked by the Gorn, survives the battle and enters training with the Klingon Defense Force on Stardate 69637.18.
In Cardassia Prime, the Detapa Council enacts a series of reform measures designed to promote population growth and economic stability. Benefits are offered to families with more than one child, and thousands of soldiers displaced when the Cardassian military was disbanded are provided with retraining and placement into Cardassia’s burgeoning civilian industries. Many former military officers end up employed by Gul Madred in his mining interests on Septimus.
Madred’s mines are operating at such a high capacity that he begins exporting kelindide and uridium through Ferengi brokers. His first major buyer is the Romulans, who are desperate to rebuild ships and expand colonies and need additional resources.
One of the Romulans’s construction projects is Rihan, a new capital city being constructed on Rator III. The first building completed is used to house meetings of the Romulan Colonial Organizational Committee, which was formed under the directions of Admiral Taris.
The committee lays some initial groundwork for a new government, but is beset by the in-fighting and factionalization that has plagued the Romulans since the destruction of their homeworld. A group of moderates suggests that the Romulans need a single figure to focus their energies and cites historical records of Romulan rulers. Reminders of Donatra declaring herself empress of a breakaway state trouble some members of the committee, but Admiral Taris indicates that she would support the revival of the monarchy. However, Taris says that any move to crown a ruler must be made by the Romulan people.
2393: Romulan Star Empire: A conflict sparks between Taris and Tebok about the allocation of ships and which regions of the Romulan Star Empire to protect. Tebok is willing to sacrifice what he considers unimportant territory. A portion of the Romulan Colonial Organization Committee is persuaded by Tebok’s strategy to give up far away border colonies to better protect Romulan core worlds. They believe that the long-term benefits outweigh the short-term losses.
Klingon Empire: J’mpok becomes Chancellor of the Klingon High Council. He becomes Chancellor of the Klingon High Council by killing Martok in an honor duel. Melani D’ian, leader of the Orion Syndicate, signs an alliance with J’mpok and the Klingon Empire. As a gift she sends 1,500 women to be servants to the Klingon Great Houses.
Cardassian Union: Natima Lang strikes a deal with the Remans to obtain more Dilithium. The Cardassian economy begins to export across the Alpha and Beta Quadrants. Gul Madred contacts the Alpha Quadrant Jem’Hadar to protect his mining operations, claiming the Cardassian Self Defense Force cannot grant security.
Federation: Starfleet refuses to release over the Hologram known as “Moriaty”. The Soong Foundation files a suit. Bajor and Tamaria join the Federation. An institute for linguistic research is built on El-Adrel IV, where Federation and Tamarian scientists will conduct further studies. After more than a century, the U.S.S. Stargazer-A again makes contact with the Metron Consortium. The Metrons still do not consider the younger races to be ready. However they do recognize their progress.
2394: The Romulan Colonial Organization Committee finishes the constitution draft. The idea of a Romulan monarchy is rejected, but the vote is close. Instead, a new Romulan Senate is to be established in Rihan on Rator III, being the most powerful of the new institutions. Taris is offered to become the new Praetor, second to the Senate. The colonists of Rhi III vote against rejoining the Star Empire and begin a struggle for independence. The Orions and Klingons sign a mutual defense and non-aggression pact on Ter’jas Mor. Also the Orions gain access to Klingon worlds in exchange for technology and intelligence information. Ter’jas Mor becomes the new home world of the Orions as a vassal state in the Klingon Empire. They evacuate their original home planet in the Rigel System. 1,500 Orion women are sent to the Great Houses on Qo’noS as a gift to celebrate the Ter’jar Mor alliance. The Doctor is ruled to be a sentient life-form by the Federation Supreme Court and therefore has a right to his Mobile Holographic Emitter. The ruling also lays down a set of conditions under which an artificial life-form is considered an sentient being. Alexander Rozhenko resign as Federations ambassador and leaves reportedly to the monastery on Boreth.
2395: Klingon Empire: Ja’rod thwarts an attempt by the Undine to kill and replace him. Ja’rod, the leader of the Klingon House of Duras, is attacked by three members of an unknown shape-shifting alien race during his shore leave on Rha’darus. He kills two of them and manages to incapacitate the third for further interrogation. The shape-shifter admits he has been sent to kill and subsequently impersonate Ja’rod to infiltrate the Klingon High Command.
Federation: To allow Starfleet further examination of the Mobile Holographic Emitter, the Doctor accepts an assignment on Galor IV. The U.S.S. Kelso is destroyed in an accident, involving Starfleet’s experiments on cloaking technology. As a result, the relationships to the Romulan and Klingon empires deteriorate.
On P’Jem the 225th anniversary of the reconstruction of the monastery is celebrated. The structure was rebuilt by Andorians, Humans and Vulcans in the late 22nd century.
2396: Romulan Star Empire: A Bloodfire epidemic ravages on Kevratas. Taris orders a three-month full quarantine in the midst of planetary winter. This world is left alone with the lethal, but if treated in a timely fashion, cureable, disease. In the Dopterians Sela finds a way to trade Decalithium to rebuild her forces.
Klingon Empire: Ja’rod kills his commanding officer Captain Klor of the I.K.S. Kang, who had refused to investigate the full extend of the Undine infiltration. Thus, Ja’rod becomes captain of the Kang.
The Nausicaans destroy three Klingon outposts. The KDF responds to the surprise attack by annihilating the Nausicaan starbase in the Orelius IX asteroid belt.
Cardassian Union: The Detapa Council finds out about at least 75 warships from the Dominion War and an indeterminable number of weapons having gone missing.
Federation: Starfleet Intelligence seals all records regarding the events aboard the U.S.S. Cochrane. Captain T’Vix and two other senior officers had been relieved of their duties. The Cochrane was supposed to monitor the Neutral Zone border.
2397: Romulan Star Empire: Since Kevratas feels abandoned by the Romulan Star Empire, it declares its independence. Preator Taris orders Tebok, head of the Romulan military, to forcefully end the insurrection. Tebok refuses and instead brings a Kevratas delegation to Rator III to present their case to the Romulan Senate. A settlement is reached, but Taris tries to discharge Tebok as Romulan military leader. The Senate overrules her, Tebok stays in command.
Klingon Empire: Hassan the Undying returns to the original Orion home world in the Rigel System and establishes his main base of operations. A third round of peace talks between the Gorn Hegemony and Klingon Empire begins. J’mpok has to face a lot of opposition in the Klingon High Council and is hesitant to agree. The majority of the council favors a declaration of war instead. The I.K.S. Kang is investigating Undine infiltration on a covert mission in Gorn space. In a move to strengthen his position, J’mpok agrees to ally his House with the House of Duras. Thus J’mpok has a majority of Houses to rely on for implementing his politics. The legitimacy of the House of Duras is restored in the process.
Federation: The new Chief Engineer of the U.S.S. Enterprise-E is Nog, son of Grand Nagus Rom, recommended by now Captain Geordi La Forge of the U.S.S. Challenger.
2398: Romulan Star Empire: Velal, an open critic of Praetor Taris, is promoted to command the Romulan Second Fleet by military leader Tebok.
Klingon Empire: Toral sabotages the peace talks between the Gorn Hegemony and the Klingon Empire. K’mtok, the Klingon Ambassador, is killed. The incident is investigated by the U.S.S. Enterprise and I.K.S. Gorkon. Toral is part of a group of hardliners, intent on destabilizing Chancellor J’mpok’s regime in favor of a new government willing to declare war against the Gorn.
Dominion: Laas and two other changelings join the Alpha Quadrant Jem’Hadar on Devos II.
Federation: Starfleet Academy accepts Miral Paris’ application. Legislation for dual citizenship is approved by the Federation Council. This allows many residents from worlds not members of the Federation to vote without severing ties with their respective home worlds. The Ferengi geologist Rhea, who is living on Earth, is the first alien to be granted dual citizenship in this fashion. The Soong Foundation and others lobby to extend citizen rights to artificial life-forms as well. Naomi Wildman becomes the new helmsman on the U.S.S. Hathaway. Presidential elections renew Aennik Okeg’s tenure for a second term.
2399: The Federation Council condemns the Klingon invasion of Gorn space. In response, the Klingons withdraw from the Khitomer Accords and their alliance with the Federation. The first links of the Federation transwarp network open. The I.K.S. Kang returns to Qo’noS with evidence showing that Undine infiltrators are controlling the Gorn Hegemony and that they are responsible for the conflict with the Klingon Empire.
With proof of the Undine infiltration of the Gorn Hegemony in hand, J’mpok declares war on the Gorn.
A combined Orion and Klingon fleet invades Gorn space and clashes with a Gorn and Nausicaan fleet protecting their key worlds.
2400: Admiral Taris is named Praetor of the new Romulan Star Empire. Worf makes a personal appeal to the Federation Council and Starfleet for Federation support of the Klingon fight against the Undine infiltration of the Alpha Quadrant. When he is rebuffed, he cuts ties with the Federation. The Federation Council formally declares the Klingon war against the Gorn illegal.
2401: Councilor Konjah of the Klingon High Council is revealed to be an Undine after he is attacked by Lethean Mercenaries. The members of the House of Konjah are killed or forced into hiding.
2402: A group of Romulan officers opposes the rule of Preator Taris and made contact with Sela, offering her their support for a rebellion. Klingon pilgrims attempt to kidnap Miral Paris and take her to fill her role as the Klingon Kuvah’Magh.
2403: Sela leads a Romulan and Hirogen fleet to Rator III. When Preator Taris is found to be missing, Sela assumes control of the Romulan Star Empire.
2404: The Klingons reinforced their claim to the Hromi Cluster, which was under Federation control. They demanded that all Federation assets, settlements and people be removed from the cluster within three months. J’mpok informs the Federation that he is invoking ancient claims to the Archanis Sector, and that all Federation citizens must leave.
The Gorn Hegemony surrenders to the Klingons. The Klingons publicly execute more than a dozen Undine infiltrators in the Gorn government and military.
2405: Norvo Tigan (the younger brother of Ezri Tigan and Janel Tigan, and the son of Yanas Tigan. He and Ezri had a close relationship; he even used her childhood nickname, ‘Zee’, when addressing her. He was not nearly as close to the rest of his family) is scheduled to be released from prison. (DS9: “Prodigal Daughter”).
2409: The computer game Star Trek Online is set: The Federation and the Klingon Empire are once again at war. The rise of a new Chancellor, J’mpok, sees the Khitomer Accords torn up, and an aggressive campaign of Klingon expansion underway. The Romulans, directionless and adrift after the destruction of their homeworld in 2387, continue to intrigue amongst themselves – a conflict which inevitably draws the Federation in to the machinations of the once-proud Star Empire. The Cardassians, still recovering from the Dominion War, stir up trouble near Deep Space 9, as does a resurgent Terran Empire.
And, after a period of relative inactivity, the Borg have begun to encroach on the Alpha Quadrant once more, starting with an attack on the Vega colony. At the same time, the Undine, aggrieved at what appear to be incursions into fluidic space by Alpha Quadrant powers, have begun infiltrating the major powers and driving them to conflict.
2410: The Nexus is scheduled to return to Federation space. (Star Trek Generations)
2415: The message sent by the USS Enterprise-D from the M-33 Galaxy in 2364 will be within receiving range of Starfleet. (TNG: “Where No One Has Gone Before”)
2415: In 2378, the crew of the USS Voyager expected they would reach Federation space in this year on stardate 92690.8 (VOY: “Endgame” display graphic)
2446: In 2371, at the very beginning of their journey home, this was the year the crew of the Voyager expected they would reach the Federation. (VOY: “Caretaker”)
2468: Jadzia Dax predicted that Miles O’Brien would die peacefully in bed this year surrounded by family and friends. (DS9: “To the Death”)
2472: According to Q, around this year, Humans will be in the Delta Quadrant. (VOY: “Death Wish”)
2500: A trip occurs on time.
2850: The Federation deploys temporary warehouses to stop violations in time.
Comando USS Orbiter A, Abr 2014.