Star Trek: Distant Horizons

Different Time, Different Heroes

The year is 2463 and the mighty United Federation of Planets is bigger and better than ever... well at least bigger. With the expansion of the borders and the enlisting of new, less sophisticated or technologically advanced worlds into its ranks, many believe that the Federation has become too large to properly govern itself. Those who subscribe to this idea use the lack of security present in the outer edge of the Federation to their advantage. Others, mostly those who have their home worlds deep inside Federation territory, believe that the reports of misconduct amongst delegates to the outer regions are greatly exaggerated. Based on what they chose to see and hear, these Council members are confident that the laws of the Federation are being enforced as they should be.

Admiral Charles N. Koniki, once the head of Starfleet Intelligence, believed that the truth was somewhere hidden in the middle. After having seen first hand some of the corruptions talked about in the outer regions, and inside the Council itself, the Admiral decided to act for the greater good of the Federation and its members. Using all of his influence Admiral Koniki managed to have a new SFI base of operations constructed and manned without the knowledge of the new head of SFI. The construction of this base was even kept secret from the greater majority of the members of the Federation Council as well, this to insure the project's effectiveness in fighting corruption from within.

From this new base code named NEW ALEXANDRIA, the USS ANUBIS and other ships like it patrol Federation space and beyond seeking out the corrupt and dishonest... a task that is proving to be somewhat more difficult than some had initially imagined it to be.

Members participate through writing a "post" in which they describe in a narative third-person omniscient style events and actions taken by not only their character but everyone involved in the story. Unlike other PBEM RPGs, this one encounrages players to write for all characters thus allowing everyone to see their own character grow through the writings of others.

Members are asked to write at least once a week, although part-time players can do so less frequently. If able to participate more often, players are encouraged to do so, adding their unique twists to the story on a more frequent basis.

With over 8 years of experience, this group has lerned what works and doesn't. There are no Administrators (a few in charge of many), everyone here is equal. From Captain to Ensign, each has a vote on issues that affect the group as a whole. This is meant to be a place where people join for fun, not to deal with politics. 

So if you are interested in joining, or simply wish to be added to our mailing list to read the continuing adventures, do not hesitate to send an email to fcharette1969@gmail.com who will be more than happy to get back to you as soon as possible (usually within 24 hours) and answer any and all of your questions.

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Last post(s) written:
April 10th / 2012 (Mission #2 - Post #012)
Total number of posts written so far in 2012 (101 days): 93
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Mission #1 - Posts #001 to #081
Mission #2 - Posts #082 to #093

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Star Trek: Distant Horizons
TIMELINE

IMPORTANT NOTE ON OUR TIMELINE -> The lore contained within Star Trek: Distant Horizons does not include content and events as shown in the latest Star Trek movie (2009). As an example of this, the Romulan Star Emipre is still going strong with Romulus as the central planet of the empire.

2063 - First Contact by the Vulcans (Movie: STNG - First Contact)
2273 - Voyager 6 returns to EARTH as VGER (Movie: Star Trek - The Motion Picture)
2293 - PRAXIS, explodes forcing the Klingon Empire to eventually to join the Federation (Movie: Star Trek - The Undiscovered Country)
2367 - Federation encounters and exchanges knowledge with the Cytherians (Series: STNG - The Nth Degree)
2367 - The Federation receives a major defeat at the hands of the Borg at Wolf 359 (Series: STNG - The Best of Both Worlds, Part II)
2374 - Star of the Dominion War (Series: DS9, Season 6)
2375 - End of the Dominion War (Series: DS9, Season 7)
2378 - Voyager returns to EARTH (Series: VOYAGER, Season 7)

2384 - Renewed hostilities between the Federation and the Romulan Star Empire who sees the Federation has an ever growing threat

2386 - DS9 is attacked and taken over by a new sect of Pah-Wraith worshipers
2387 - Slowly the Obsidian Order returns as a dominant power in the Intel world
2388 - During a Federation raid to reclaim DS9, the station is destroyed by the Pah-Wraith worshipers
2389 - The Cardassian Union re-annexes BAJOR

2391 - End of the hostilities between the Federation and the Romulan Star Empire

2392 - BAJOR is liberated

2397 - Federation exploration ship encounters the first Imorrian, a race highly adept at gutting and refurbishing ship hulls

2399 - Incursion into Tholian space by a rogue Federation vessel which destroys 3 outposts
2400 - Last of the diplomatic efforts to ease tensions with the Tholian Assembly fails, the treaty with the Federation is officially broken
2401 - Final diplomatic efforts to ward of a full scale war with the Tholians fails, all Federation diplomats are killed
2403 - The Tholians begin a slow yet systematic extermination of nearby Federation outposts and planets
2408 - The Tholian Assembly suddenly ends all hostilities against the Federation for no apparent reason
2409 - With more than 70% of its fleet destroyed, Starfleet begins rebuilding using older class designs with the help of the Imorrians

2411 - With the Federation weakened, both the Breen Confederacy and Gorn Hegemony attack outlining Federation outposts
2413 - The Breen Confederacy stops all hostilities following the arrival of a Tholian envoy to the Breen homeworld
2415 - The Breen Confederacy declares war on the Gorn Hegemony stating encroachment on their territory
2416 - The Gorn Hegemony ends all hostilities with the Federation, unable to sustain a war on two fronts
2417 - A new treaty of non-aggression is signed between the Breen Confederacy and Gorn Hegemony

2418 - The Federation begins once again to rebuild its fleet still with the help of the Imorrians and with Cytherian upgrades

2425 - The Federation adopts a new exploration mandate despite objections from the council that the fleet is still too weak

2451 - Major technological breakthroughs using Cytherian knowledge
2453 - Admiral Koniki begins secrets plans on the establishment of an Intel base of Operation set outside of standard Starfleet channels
2459 - NEW ALEXANDRIA goes online along with the USS SCARAB
2460 - USS ANUBIS, HORUS and SEKHMET go on active duty
2463 - CURRENT YEAR

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