SHEMSH, PAR’THA EXPANSE – Construction of a new Federation colony in the Par’tha Expanse is nearing completion, drawing excitement from Starfleet officers and civilian consultants as they flock to Shemsh, the chosen location for the new settlement.
The project was first announced last July, when Captain Mei’konda and his crew met with representatives from the Caaradian Houses to negotiate the location of the outpost. Following the successful agreement, engineering teams transported materials to Shemsh, a class M planet in the Oscion Sector, and began building the colony. Comprised mostly of rainforests, the planet has been praised as an ideal location for a new colony in the region.
Tomas Rai, the lead civilian engineering consultant for the colony, stated, “The humidity can be a bit intense when working long hours, but the view is absolutely spectacular.”
The colony, currently under the command of Dominion War hero Lieutenant Commander Sherhr Th’quosral, features several unique amenities such as a central garden and embassy compounds for major players in the region, as well as commercial districts that bring together the unique offerings of various species. Merchants and tradespeople from around the sector are eager to secure their space in the new colony, with one merchant, Saldar, exclaiming, “It’s the opportunity of a lifetime. A Ferengi would have to be a fool to let this sort of profit pass him by.”
In addition to the planet-side amenities, Shemsh Orbital-Alpha, a maintenance facility similar to Jupiter Station, will provide a crucial resupply and repair outpost for Federation ships and allies in the area. Several ships, including the USS Diligent, the USS Yanktonai, and the Par’tha Expanse flagship USS Chin’toka, have been permanently assigned to the colony for its protection.
Lieutenant Commander Th’quosral commented on the challenges faced during the construction, stating, “The journey out here was anything but uneventful. While Captain Mei’konda was able to successfully fight off the attacking fleet, the attack itself only highlights the need for increased security and protection.”
The situation is ongoing and we will continue to provide updates on this developing story.