The Sim

Since the early 2200s, a region of space colloquially known as 'The Preserve' has been off-limits to all outside influence. Partially explored by the U.S.S. Shasta, a Walker-class vessel, they were eventually driven out of the region by the snake-like, territorial Sk'lath Clutch. Not long after, the Federation was approached by another power from the area, the Neaua. The aquatic and xenophobic civilization worked for over two years to broker a treaty, officially known as the Treaty of Neaua, barring outsiders froma total of twelve sectors. Other signatories included the Romulan Star Empire, the Klingon Empire, the Garidian Republic, Sk'lath Clutch, and Ma'en Alliance were other parties to the agreement.

The region is home to some of the richest biodiversity in the Beta Quadrant, hosting a large number of sentient, non-humanoid species. The Preserve also has a vast array of wealth in the form of mineral resources. There are also several spacial phenomenae in the area that would make for intersting study opportunities but can also make navigating through the region treacherous.

Now, the terms of the Treaty of Neaua are set to expire and the U.S.S Polaris has been assigned to explore the Preserve.