United Federation of Planets is an interstellar alliance
of over 150 member planets, spanning an 8,000 light-year
area of the Milky Way galaxy. Their primary agency for
deep-space exploration, scientific, diplomatic and defensive
missions is known as Starfleet. In the year 2367, Starfleet
began a long term, and highly secretive scientific study
called "Project Starlight." The goal of Project
Starlight was to investigate and understand the subspace
tunneling phenomena known as wormholes in the hopes
that one day they would have the ability to artificially
create wormholes, as an aid to deep-space exploration.
In 2372, a Trill science team visited space station
Deep Space 9 in an effort to study the Bajoran Wormhole.
Much data was gathered and used for Project Starlight.
And when Project Pathfinder was created to find a way
to retrieve the USS Voyager, which disappeared into
the Delta Quadrant in 2371, Project Starlight had a
partner with whom to share their information.
In 2376, ten years after it had begun, Project Starlight
had reached its operational stage and a fleet of starships
was assembled to make the 42,000 light-year journey.
Unfortunately Romulan spies, thinking this new technology
was a weapon better used for Federation invasion strategies,
attacked the wormhole generating array, destroying it.
Since then a handful of ships and a few thousand people
have been stranded in an unexplored and distant spiral
arm of the galaxy. While Starfleet attempts to rebuild
ten years' work, the Starlight Fleet is left to fend
for themselves and try to survive on this Dark
Trek: Dark Frontier, "Tales of the Lost Fleet",
is a fan based, independent website dedicated to the
series of Star Trek role-playing games published by
Last Unicorn Games. Taking place in the years following
2376 in a distant spiral arm of the galaxy, Dark
Frontier follows the adventures of Starfleet's 28th
Fleet as they seek out new life and new civilizations,
forge new alliances and face new enemies. Can Federation
principles and ideals survive outside the Federation?
on how to submit your ideas and works.
News, Updates, Contact Information, and Links
cast of characters, including Starfleet personnel,
civilians and natives of the T'burad Expanse.
fleet listings and statistics on the ships of the
28th Fleet and learn about the alien vessels they
about new Starfleet and alien technologies.
alien civilizations of the T'burad Expanse, and
some new Federation species as well.
on the geography and systems of the T'burad Expanse,
including interactive maps
instructions on how to create your own character,
race, or planet. Background data on the
T'burad Expanse, fiction, and log entries.