Obsidian Command

Lore: Amendment to Algeron

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Mission Info

Status Completed Mission
Description A Fleet Lore mission.
Mission Group Fleet Lore Missions
Start Date 16 Oct 2017 @ 6:07am
End Date 26 May 2018 @ 11:07am

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Title Timeline Location
Tea Time
by Diplomatic Consul Eilaea t'Keirianh & Lieutenant Commander Kerry Malone & Attache Vriha t'Ehhelih
Background Work
by Admiral Myrkul Sharr
Admiral's Office
Packing up the boxes
by Admiral Andreas du Lac
Sometime after lunch Earth
by Admiral Myrkul Sharr
Current Admirals Office, Obsidian Command.

Mission Summary

With the formation of the 9th Fleet (Obsidian Fleet) soon after the Dominion and Borg conflicts, Starfleet recognised an urgent need for Federation starships to have available technology allowing for missions of a more covert nature. The most obvious answer to this technical question is the cloaking device, employed by several known governments, most notably of which are the Romulan Star Empire and the Klingon Empire.

Since 2311, the Treaty of Algeron, between the United Federation of Planets and the Romulan Star Empire, had forbidden the Federation from pursuing any cloaking technology. However, covertly, Starfleet did indeed develop not only a cloaking device but a phase-cloak. This enabled any ship so equipped to pass through any "normal" matter, such as a planet or asteroid.

Following the first contact with The Dominion, the Romulan Empire entered into a joint intelligence-gathering operation with Starfleet. The Romulan government loaned a cloaking device to Starfleet to be installed aboard the starship U.S.S. Defiant. In return, the Romulans were allowed full access to any intelligence gathered from the Gamma Quadrant by the Defiant. This began a period of decreased hostilities with the Romulans, culminating in a full-fledged alliance, which helped bring an end to the Dominion War.

With the Dominion War over, the UFP and RSE entered into a joint fleet venture (Obsidian Fleet) along the RNZ. In return for intelligence gathered on the Klingons and Cardassians during the war with the Dominion, the RSE finally agreed to an amendment to the Treaty of Algeron permitting the UFP to deploy cloaking devices on all Federation Starships, providing no ship utilises a phase-cloak.

The Federation President has tasked Admiral Sharr, a member of the Joint Fleet Command of the Ninth-Fleet, to oversee discussions with the Romulan Star Empire regarding the amendment to the 2311 Treaty of Algeron about the use of cloaking technology. His historical relationship with the Star Empire may prove useful in these negotiations; the Romulans are stretched since the destruction of their homeworld and want to retain tactical advantages wherever they can, the removal of cloaking technology will provide them with what they need.