Welcome to Deep Space 12

Deep Space 12 has a new home.
Starfleet decided that resources allocated to patrol the Cardassian/Federation border would be better utilised in a different location so we were relocated to the ‘southern’ end of the Federation/Cardassian border.
Deep Space 12 forms part of Starfleet’s Task Force 72. Its primary mission is twofold: that of maintaining the peace established by the treaty between Cardassia and the Federation at the end of the Dominion War; and monitoring and policing piratical activity in our region of space.

The peace established a Demilitarized Zone. Both sides were forbidden to establish new bases or deploy armed vessels inside the Zone for the duration of the treaty.
Recently that peace was shattered.
A Cardassian colony, Quatal Prime, was transferred to the Federation when the treaty was signed. It was brutally attacked by an unknown force. Now another attack has occurred, this time on the Federation colony planet of Gaspar.
The perpetrator, or perpetrators, is unknown. It could have been Cardassian groups which stand in opposition to the Treaty; it could have been pirates. It could have been a coalition of both.
The attacks threaten to send the region into a tail spin, potentially destabilizing the whole border. It will be DS12’s task to both investigate and provide humanitarian assistance to the survivors and assist in rebuilding the colonies.

Following a brutal power struggle, a new figure has emerged at the head of the pirates. He styles himself ‘Commodore’ Lax Rendo’re XVIII. Little is known about him but his methods are plain for all to see. He has been attacking transports and ground facilities then issuing propaganda holovids casting the blame on Starfleet. There holovids have been very effective in rallying support within the areas he controls.
Early efforts at retaliation have provoked a sharp response. Assassination attempts were made against DS12’s XO, Colonel Wolfric Bannister, and a private eye based on the station, Jillian Forst. Both were unsuccessful. Colonel Bannister is preparing to launch a grab and run mission designed to snatch Rendo’re and bring him back to the Federation to face justice.

DS12 will shortly be launching a major offensive against Rendo’re and his cohorts. The offensive will also serve as a diversion to distract the pirates while Colonel Bannister moves in.

Deep Space12 needs your support to carry out its dual role. If you would like to join us, have a look over our site. If you like what you see (and we’re confident you will) then fill in an application form.

Currently open positions:
Chief Strategic Operations Officer
Strategic Operations Officer
Chief Engineering Officer
Communications Specialist
Chief Intelligence Officer
Intelligence Officer
Chief of Station

There are also many and varied junior positions available for those who would prefer to start in the ranks. Simms tend to be top heavy with everyone wanting the ‘important’ jobs so, please, feel free to fill one of the other positions. Life below decks can offer many opportunities for wonderful writing.

This Simulation Is A 13+ Simulation

Latest News Items

» A bit of a break

Posted on Mon Jan 1st, 2018 @ 2:03am by Captain Nelson Harrison in General News

Nothing much has been happening on the site for a few months. I bear a lot of the responsibility as I have not contributed anything much.
I have discussed the situation with our TFCO, VADM Zachary O'Connell. We have decided to have a rest for a while. The simm is not closing down, just having a break.
I hope to resume playing in March. Meanwhile, I hope to do some writing so that we can hit the ground running.
In the meantime, I hope you all have a good New Year and 2018 works out well for you.

» Updated canon

Posted on Sun Oct 15th, 2017 @ 5:27am by Captain Nelson Harrison in General News

The new canon has been officially announced. It can be read here:


We can now go ahead with story lines which will, hopefully, link us in more closely with the rest of TF72.

I will be working on a few ideas over the next few days so keep a look out for some posts. However, we need to tidy up the story of the mystery ship. Thanks to everyone who has posted already but could everyone please contribute so that we can finish there then move on.


» Systems Nominal

Posted on Fri Oct 6th, 2017 @ 9:46pm by Jillian Forst in General News

Engineering would like to announce that all systems reporting nominal and that the warp core is back online.

I apologize for any inconvenience.


» New player

Posted on Mon Sep 25th, 2017 @ 4:47am by Captain Nelson Harrison in General News

We have a new player. Please welcome Lieutenant Johnathan Pike, our new Chief Intelligence Officer.
Hopefully, Lieutenant Pike's arrival will be just the incentive you need to all start writing again. ;)

» Posting...again

Posted on Wed Sep 20th, 2017 @ 4:23am by Captain Nelson Harrison in General News

It is now over two weeks since I posted a News item asking people to post to the simm. In that time, only one person (AJ) has actually done so.
There is only one storyline currently running (the mystery ship) but there is plenty of room for everyone to get involved.
Our simm relies on everyone contributing. Only that way can it move forward.
Please get some posts going. If the situation continues, I will have to shut down the simm for lack of interest.

(Captain Nelson Harrison)

Latest Mission Posts

» Making Peace

Mission: Trouble on the frontier
Posted on Mon Oct 30th, 2017 @ 8:18pm by Ambassador Telhas thu'S'Terion Duke of Cheleb-Khor & Captain Nelson Harrison

As promised, Telhas had collected as much information he could get about the situation on DS14. He even had talked to some contacts he had in SF Intelligence from his time as exchange officer. Now it was time to talk with Sonara T'Daran again. He established an encrypted connection to…

» A request

Mission: Trouble on the frontier
Posted on Tue Oct 24th, 2017 @ 5:45am by Magnus Temple & Captain Nelson Harrison

The corridors were thankfully empty of personnel as Harrison hurried along, hoping to reach the docking port before Magnus Temple departed. He had meant to contact Temple earlier but there were reports to write now that the other Temple – the Marine major, Jesse – had reported in. Time had…

» Mission of Mercy

Mission: Trouble on the frontier
Posted on Sat Oct 21st, 2017 @ 1:37am by Major Jesse Temple & Captain Nelson Harrison

Jesse was back on the lead Starfighter ship as they escorted the Runabout back to Deep Space 12. Both ships were full of injured survivors of the ex-Rio Grande, having somehow managed to escape the pirate's lair, and their violent attempts to take back the ship, and thankfully drift into…

» Intelligence report

Mission: Trouble on the frontier
Posted on Thu Oct 19th, 2017 @ 4:54am by Lieutenant Johnathan Pike & Captain Nelson Harrison

Harrison’s comms panel beeped. He activated it.

=^=Urgent message from Admiral Stence, Starfleet Intelligence for Captain Nelson Harrison. Priority Alpha. Captain Harrison only. Please enter authorisation.=^=

“This is Captain Nelson Harrison. Authorisation One-Nine-Epsilon-Four-Mu-Three.”

=^=Thank you.=^= There was a crackle on the line then Admiral Stence’s round face filled the screen.…

» Startegic planning

Mission: Trouble on the frontier
Posted on Thu Oct 19th, 2017 @ 4:40am by Captain Nelson Harrison

A desolate moon slowly orbited a planet of no strategic importance. That is, it had no obvious importance. In fact, it was the base of Breen operations in the sector facing the Cardassian Union; or had been until very recently. Then the Cardassians overran first the Dorazia and Portas systems…

Latest Personal Logs

» Hoping for the Best

Posted on Fri Sep 29th, 2017 @ 6:36pm by Lieutenant Contessa Cavenaugh Ph.D.

I have plenty of work to keep me busy, but I must admit, I'm having trouble thinking about anything other than the mystery ship we've just encountered. Even though I've been in Starfleet for a while now, I still get butterflies when encountering the unknown. It's a strange mix of…

» Marienborg - Part Four

Posted on Sun Jun 12th, 2016 @ 9:28am by Magnus Temple

Location: Marienborg Manor, Denmark, Earth
Time: 2385 (Three Years Prior)

Magnus felt a sinking feeling of dread as this madman turned the rifle towards his mother. He couldn't help but wonder if this wasn't Sargent Johnson's plan all along. He realised the confession and confrontation were merely a pretence to…

» Marienborg - Part Three

Posted on Sat Apr 23rd, 2016 @ 3:49pm by Magnus Temple

Location: Marienborg Manor, Denmark, Earth
Time: 2385 (Three Years Prior)

Magnus stood frozen on the landing, watching this mad man waving a phaser rifle between his parents. Intuitively, his brother Nicolas had moved in front of his wife, while their security guard Thurston inched his hand closer to his own…

» Marienborg - Part Two

Posted on Fri Apr 8th, 2016 @ 1:47pm by Magnus Temple

Location: Marienborg Manor, Denmark, Earth
Time: 2385 (Three Years Prior)

Magnus looked between his parents and the two Star Fleet security officers who had just arrived; he was perplexed and afraid by their news. One minute ago they had been arguing over careers and now they faced an apparent dangerous…

» Marienborg - Part One

Posted on Wed Mar 23rd, 2016 @ 3:38pm by Magnus Temple

Location: Marienborg Manor, Denmark, Earth
Time: 2385 (Three Years Prior)

Magnus stood in the formal lounge by himself, as the shouting continued next door. He looked at the carefully decorated mantlepiece, which appeared more or less the same as when he came here as a child; just the photos in…