Report 2385-001121: Intercepted Cardassian Transmission

Posted on Mon Jun 28th, 2021 @ 3:02am by Intelligence Liaison

CLASSIFIED TOP SECRET

Report 2385-001121

Intercepted Cardassian Transmission


The following message was intercepted by USS Tucker NCC-81600 on SD62260.9.

Message text:

Sender: (data irretrievable)
Recipient: Agent 242

Latest report received. Plans will be modified to reflect new needs. Superiors looking for any options to take advantage of recent opportunities. Until then, shipment 11 will be dropped at grid 9121 in thirteen days.


Message likely transmitted to a recipient in or near the Orias System. Origin obscured (message had been routed through multiple relay satellites) but likely central Cardassian space.

Background:

The Orias System is under the control of the Cardassian Union. The system has a population of 2.3 million, almost all of whom live on Orias III, which is Class M. The rest live in mining outposts on various uninhabitable worlds or asteroids in the system. The population is largely Cardassian, but there are visible minorities of other species, including humans, many of whom moved into Cardassian space to help with postwar reconstruction.

Orias III was once the location of a major Obsidian Order facility. It was the staging ground from whence the failed Obsidian Order/Tal Shiar attack against the Founders’ Homeworld in the Gamma Quadrant was launched in 2371. The failure of that attack effectively destroyed the Obsidian Order, and the overthrow of the Central Command by civilian authorities and the invasion of Cardassia by the Klingon Empire the following year prevented its survivors from coalescing into anything remotely threatening.

At the end of the war, Orias III was occupied by Federation forces. In 2380, following the conclusion of most postwar reconstruction, the Federation withdrew from Orias and gave back full control to the Detapa Council-led Cardassian Union.

Report ends

 

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