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Lieutenant Commander DeVala Victrix is given temporary command of the USS Fontana with a skeletal crew and a mission-specific assignment, track down a former Starfleet officer who resigned his commission several years ago and has gone “off the grid” and bring him back into the fold. Using their Quantum Slipstream Drive (QSD), the USS Fontana leaps deep towards the galactic south near the galactic barrier and arrived at the USS Camelot. Several members of the crew aid exploratory division cadets on a dangerous rescue mission while the USS Fontana dispatches a shuttlecraft to explore nearby nebulae.
With the discovery of an unstable wormhole, Lieutenant Commander DeVala Victrix and the crew of USS Fontana continue on their mission-specific assignment to track down a former Starfleet officer, Commander Barret Stillwater who resigned his commission several years ago and has gone “off the grid” and bring him back into the fold. The crew of the Fontana track down Stillwater’s location to the wild frontier of the triangle sector and begin searching several planets including the world Prarie.
From Tellar to Risa and spanning in every which direction, no one has been safe. Several high-value Federation cargo vessels and Risan luxury cruisers have fallen victim to serialized criminal activity, undetectable and swift acting, this vessel has been earning its reputation as a menacing specter and tactical trickster; it arrives undetected and quickly drains the power from its targets, leaving them helpless and defenseless as they are boarded and their cargo holds emptied. The newly rechristened USS Standing Bear is handed over to its new Commanding Officer, Commander Barret Stilwater who receives an ambitious mission to investigate the increase in marauding activity and capture a notorious marauder wanted by several sovereignties including across the Federation as part of a flotilla under the command of Vice Admiral Raitchaak of Tellar Prime.
While the USS Standing Bear is docked at Starbase 118 for minor repairs from their marauder hunt, the crew is permitted several days of shore leave to use at their leisure. Also at the starbase, and old friend arrives with some troubling and in search and enlists the help the assistance of a motley bunch to investigate criminal misuse of Federation property and expose the seedy underbelly of a network of illegal poaching and blood sport.
A journey back towards the galactic south lends way towards testing the advanced sensors of the USS Standing Bear after the Merian class starships most recent refitting. Lieutenant JG Alex Kinglsey and the Science department personnel are permitted a detour to investigate nearby stellar phenomenon; a peculiarly dense globular cluster. Over the course of several days charting the cluster, members of the crew begin experiencing extreme discomfort, abnormal night terrors, and unprovoked irritability and hostility leaving Doctor Ryan Rose and Lieutenant T’Lanna Vali with something strange on their own to deal with. The “sensitives” among the crew begin to feel uneasy as though they are being stalked. In a baffling turn of events, some members of the crew have seemingly vanished only to resurface with no explanation or reelection of being gone.
In a homebound turn of events, the crew of the USS Standing Bear is brought into a domestic problem. An ongoing investigation of a new terrorist group, echoing the messages of Terra Prime and The Circle of the past, have sprung up on Earth. Federation Security needs help foiling the group’s next plot; the assassination of key Federation figures. On the potential list of targets is the incumbent President of the United Federation of Planets. Meanwhile, the USS Standing Bear itself remains docked at Jupiter Station.
Patrolling along what once was the Federation-Romulan neutral zone, the USS Standing Bear, recently refitted with upgraded sensors, detects a very faint and dated Romulan transmission from the evacuation several years prior. Though distorted, the crew is able to clear up and decrypt some of the messages. With very little to go on, but a pinpointed source of the transmission, the USS Standing Bear cautiously investigates finding themselves swept up in a scientific trap with temporal repercussions.