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Ch'Areinnye, "Fortress of Hell" in Romulan, is a Ch'Haven Class base built by the Romulan Star Navy in the Xartos system, located near Ge'tura. This area had always been troublesome for the Romulan Empire due to various local insurgent elements whose effectiveness was enhanced by the close proximity of the lawless Triangle region and the occasional assistance of various Klingon factions.
These insurgent elements seemed to have been finally subdued in the late 2360s after the construction of the massive fortress in the region. The Dominion War, however, proved that the flames of rebellion had merely been banked, not extinguished. In 2375, with the bulk of Romulan forces deployed against the Dominion and their reserves depleted, the citizens of Xartos IV staged a highly organized uprising. Drawing off the base's Reman Commando forces with strikes in the outer areas of the system, the rebels successfully penetrated the station and subdued it. With it's resources, they were able to successfully engage and destroy Romulan forces garrisoned on the surface of their world and repel several attempted counter assaults by the Commandos, destroying the latter as an effective combat force in the process.
Over-extended by the War, the Star Navy was not able to mount an effective response until months after the signing of the Treaty of Bajor was signed. By then, it faced a well-entrenched enemy on both the station and the planet, trained and bolstered by Triangle and Klingon mercenaries. The system was successfully retaken only after a nearly year long siege. In the process, both the station and the surface defenses were wrecked and, in places, heavily irradiated.
Wanting to make a definitive statement for the consideration of future dissidents, the Star Navy enslaved tens of thousands of surviving Xartosian citizens and annihilated the remainder with persistent biological weapons designed to render the planet unsuitable for reoccupation. The fate of the battle station was debated for another six months before a decision was made to abandon it. Romulan forces carefully stripped the facility of all useful components. Complete destruction of the physical station was considered, but discarded by a narrow margin as it was felt that the burned out, crater-pocked hulk of the once-powerful base formed another symbol of the might of the Star Navy and the inevitable fate of those who would stand against it. A new base was constructed deeper into the Empire, in a more stable area, and the region was thereafter policed by a reinforced force of warbirds sailing out of the new base. Ch'Areinnye has hung abandoned in space ever since. Periodic sweeps by the Star Navy have cleared out squatters and scavengers, but many learned to slip through the cracks.
With the ceding of the region to the Federation as part of the Raeyan Transit Corridor in the Treaty of Nelvana, Starfleet conducted a survey of the territory and it's assets. As an unoccupied system, the terms of the treaty granted unrestricted access to Xartos and all of it's resources to the Federation. The initial survey determined that, while extensive, the damage to the base as well as to Xartos IV was potentially repairable. Though a daunting task, the potential benefits of developing such a large base in an important strategic position in the corridor was deemed worth the risks. A team was assembled to undertake this task.
This is their story...
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Latest News Items
Posted on Tue May 30, 2017 @ 9:45pm by Lieutenant Commander Calvin Hall in General News
We have been partially restored. The new website is ds14.bravofleet.games.
Posted on Mon May 23, 2016 @ 7:55pm by Captain Richard Sharpe in General News
Please put your hands together and welcome another new player who has joined our simm. Henk Donkervoort will be playing Hevice V'een. We hope you'll enjoy being on DS14 with us Henk. We'll help you out as much as we can, were all friendly and waiting to meet you.
Posted on Tue May 17, 2016 @ 11:11pm by Captain Richard Sharpe in General News
Lets give a big DS14 welcome to a new writer joining us today. Welcome aboard Wing Commander Captain David Simmons played by Brandon. We hope you will enjoy your time with us Brandon. Don't hesitate to ask us any questions and we'll help you as much as we can.
Check out his bio. He's also a dancer. :)
Captain Richard Sharpe
Posted on Sun Mar 20, 2016 @ 5:45pm by Captain Richard Sharpe in General News
Unfortunately Reade who plays Lord Loras has had to resign from the simm. She has found it hard to keep up with the story lines and also real life has become more hectic. We wish her all the best for the future.
Posted on Thu Mar 17, 2016 @ 2:51am by Soghla' Haqtaj Matlh in General News
Sorry folks. Shittiest week of my life. Not been around and may not be till next week.
Latest Mission Posts
Solomon had resumed his seat at the head of the commission. The various representatives were talking with their aides or reviewing notes.
"I call the session back to order. We have heard the reports of the Chief Tactical and Medical Officers, as well as the deposition from Klingon and Romulan…
Solomon stood with his arms folded in front of one of the Spitfires while the rest of the crews looked on.
"I said, which of you was previously in charge of this operation?"
Titus Brutius Praecens stepped forward. “No-one is ‘in charge’ of these ships. They are each their own…
Mission: Station Life
Posted on Fri Jan 5, 2018 @ 8:19am by Captain Richard Sharpe & Commander Hevice V'een & Lieutenant Commander Lin Caran & Lieutenant Commander Calvin Hall & Lieutenant Otto Zuse PhD & Lieutenant Teresa Grissom
Solomon sat in the center of a collection of officials, at a long curved desk. The desk curved around a single chair, giving all the people seated an equal view of whoever was being questioned. It also gave a very clear message about where the power lay and how much…
During the hearing Recesses, Solomon had taken to wandering the station at random. He had a knack of find a way to the least convenient places on the station as possible, so it was only a matter of time before he came to the restricted Spitfire bay.
The door itself…
'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through DS14's house
Not an ailien or creature was stirring, not even a little space mouse;
The stockings were hung in the Briefing Room with care,
In hopes that presents would soon be left there;
All of DS14's crew were nestled and snug…
Latest Personal Logs
Posted on Fri Jun 3, 2016 @ 4:08am by Bekatra 565
Things have gone to hell in a hand-basket around here. Mac Mohune is gone; no-one knows where. His cousin – I think he’s his cousin – anyway, his cousin Peter is holding him. Peter says there’ll be a fair trial but I suspect Mac will just ‘disappear’. Meanwhile, Peter’s making…
Posted on Mon Mar 21, 2016 @ 6:25am by Stephanie Tucker
Something’s amiss around Moonfleet and I’m not sure what. There’s tension in the air like a big storm is on the way and I can’t shake the feeling that that’s more than just a metaphor. Many of my usual contacts have gone to ground and those that are still around…
Posted on Tue Dec 29, 2015 @ 2:35am by
We will have time to exchange pleasantries when my HoloCommunicator is installed, until then I will keep to my points.
I recieved a visit from that Klivam Haqtaj. She interupted me in a rather awkward position. I thought i had heard she was aboard your station. You really must…
Posted on Wed Dec 16, 2015 @ 6:24am by Uhlan Ael Rahaen'fvil
When Loras referred to Mhiessan, my initial thoughts went along completely the wrong track. I could not pin down the reference but I knew I had heard it somewhere in my schooling. Then it came to me; he was referring to Ael i-Mhiessan t'Rllaillieu; traitor, heroine, Empress. She brought peace…
Posted on Fri Apr 10, 2015 @ 8:27am by Lieutenant Commander Lin Caran
“Computer: begin recording.”
The news is not welcome. Two to three more weeks before we arrive at DS14!
“Computer: pause recording.”
Lin could feel his blood start to boil. He had thought making a record of his feelings might help relieve them but it wasn't proving to be the case.…