Mission Orders Starbase Dalan Wormhole Translift Starbase Perseus Maps Short Guide to the OPA Database
*** As of July 2010, the Swiftsure crew has moved to a new ship: the USS Avalon. Please check the Avalon website for current information***
Late in 2383, The USS Swiftsure was on her first assignment for Starbase 123 when a space anomaly related to the semi-collapse of the Ventresca wormhole tossed ship and crew in the outer Perseus arm of the galaxy. Stranded 50 000 light years from home, we came to share the fate of Carrier Group One, led by the USS Poseidon: although crew transfers are possible through the Translift, the ships cannot go home.
By the end of 2383, the Outer Perseus Operation was voted by the UFP Council and implemented by Starfleet. Starbase Dalan would provide logistics support from the Alpha Quadrant side of the wormhole.
Towards the end of 2384, the potent menace represented by the Xins was supplanted by a new one as the Kells took over part of the Xin forces and became a threat to the whole of Outer Perseus. Inspired by the example of the Federation, several major players in the OPA convened at a diplomatic meeting on Terra in order to form an alliance and defend against the Kells.
The initial members of the fledgling Alliance of Planets are the K'tans, the Delusian Empire, the Xins, the Heropu and United Terra, the latter hosting the Alliance's headquarters.
The Alliance of Planets has bestowed on the Federation a one hundred year lease on a sector encompassing a total 8 cubic light years of space, with the Ventresca wormhole at its center. The initial Beta Translift station has been dismantled to be replaced by the Starbase Perseus.
General Mission Orders
The USS Swiftsure NCC 26543, Ambassador Class starship is to chart the Outer Perseus Arm (OPA), establish diplomatic contact with spacefaring civilizations and gather intelligence on potential threats.
Additionally, the USS Swiftsure will be required to defend Federation installations and citizens in the OPA as well as to act in support of Carrier Group One as and when needed.
ALL personnel transferring to the OPA is required to transit through SB Dalan.
A paramount fact about
the wormhole is that it shrunk down to 3 meters in diameter.
It is impossible to travel through it by "conventional" means
(see Translift section).
the Translift like a turbolift. The conduit of course is the wormhole.
The lift system is the torsion effect that allows us to travel through
and arrive timely rather than say, yesterday or next millenium. We use
this process to piggyback our own matter stream.
Dr Podkayne March, Physicist
each end of the wormhole, a dozen satellites are charged with capturing
the energy bubbles upon emergence and redirecting them to the reception
slot, and vice versa. Once in the OPA, the bubble is directed to the Translift
installations hosted on Starbase Perseus.
Going through the Translift