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2021 Tournament of Sims
"I absolutely love the characters on this sim. They’re just quirky enough to be fun, but not so quirky as to be unbelievable." - Judge #3
The Battle of Maxia, a tale
much taller than the Ferengi who have recorded it, previously footnote in Federation history, is now an encounter taught at Starfleet Academy’s Command, Diplomacy, and Xenopsychology courses. After the Battle of Maxia in 2355, Federation construction vessels traveled towards the northern colonies as far as worlds such as Izar in a hazardous region of space spanning several sectors. These construction ships began building starbases and a network of subspace communication relay stations.

One of these was Federation Subspace Relay Station-97 numerically known as RS-97, and more commonly known as Bellwether Station. Constructed in 2355, several weeks after the battle, the relay station served as the central nerve of a vast communication network over the next few decades. However, as more of the space was charted by Federation starships and technology advanced, dozens of the communication relay stations became unmanned.

Bellwether is one of the last surviving manned subspace relay stations, slated to be decommissioned or turned into a fully autonomous station by the turn of the century, these are likely the final years. There’s more to Bellwether station, however than monitoring subspace communique; the Ionic Nebula Region where the station is nestled in a rough region of space plagued with navigational hazards but is part of a crucial ‘stellar roadway’ of merchants, traders, and even smugglers and bootleggers.

The crew of Bellwether station is responsible for the deployment and maintenance of buoys along the trade routes. Ionic storms and other navigational hazards have laid claim to dozens of starships over the decades, and Bellwether station has earned the nickname of ‘The lighthouse’ offering refuge from the storms and as a stellar marker whilst navigating the hazardous region. It is frequented by traders, merchants, and individuals seeking shelter or assistance.

If you are looking for a small remote posting, then this is the place for you, but beware! This little ‘lighthouse’ among the stars is not the quaint subdue station that the Federation and Starfleet Command paint it to be. Situated near the Ferengi Alliance, Breen Confederacy, and The First Federation, Bellwether Station can be a colorful assignment for those ill-prepared for its frontier experience.

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Himari Kai stood by the view port as the shuttle approached the small bay. It was delivering supplies and Kai to her new home. There was a wave of nervous excitement and also a bit of fear. She was too late to see Tanaka but she was told that…

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Brott was at his desk and looked up when the chime…

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» Plomeek for the Soul (Part II)

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