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Charon is set approximately 34 years after the end of the Dominion War. It is purely an exploration vessel sent out to explore the deep expanse of the Beta Quadrant beyond the back reaches of the Romulan Star Empire.
The first USS Charon completed construction in 2379 and was placed under the command of Captain Bellatora Fortis. In 2380 the USS Charon began a long term exploration mission of the Beta Quadrant but was subsequently destroyed by a temporal anomaly in the Elysia Incendae system resulting in the deaths of the entire crew.
In 2405, twenty-five years after the destruction of the USS Charon, construction began on a newer model of the Luna Class vessels. Originally named the USS Tethys it was rechristened USS Charon in memorial to all those lost on the original vessel.
The new USS Charon completed construction in early 2407. Captain Daren Baelor was slated to command the USS Charon, however, during a test exercise of new technology in the Alpha Centauri system, word would arrive that Utopia Planitia had been devastated by a terrorist attack. For its protection the USS Charon was secured at the Starfleet fleet facility in the Alpha Centauri system and its crew transferred to the USS Bentonville.
During the second Dominion War the USS Bentonville would be destroyed while battling against Breen forces. Captain Daren Baelor and his executive officer Commander William Hurst are both killed during the battle.
After the war's end negotiations between Starfleet and the Romulan Star Navy for a joint exploration mission stalled due to an issue regarding command. The Romulans demanded that a Romulan commander be chosen because they understood Romulan protocol, however, Starfleet protested putting one of its ships under the command of a Romulan. Admiral Hubert Bandares of Starfleet Science contacted Vice Admiral Enor about the problem and Enor recommended the recently exiled Romulan commander Shiarrael t'Rehu. Although concerned with the suggestion, Starfleet reluctantly agreed with the choice due to the fact that t'Rehu had personally assisted the Federation at the Battle of Typhon and also because Federation Councillor Iyaru Aniri was exerting pressure for a swift compromise.
Enor would be given the task of approaching the former Romulan commander about the mission. They discussed the situation at length and Shiarrael finally agreed to command the mission. Starfleet commissioned Shiarrael into service at the rank of Commodore, which was equivalent to the rank she held within the Romulan Star Navy before her exile. After a month of training by Starfleet, Shiarrael officially received command of the USS Charon.
Former executive officers include:
- Captain Shaun Fisher
- Lt. Commander Ch'Tan Foster
Current status Edit
The USS Charon recently discovered a planet literally moving at warp. An apparatus that surrounded the planet strengthened its magnetic field and used a massive energy reserve to create a warp field that encompassed the entire planet. However, this technology was not without its flaws. The power source turned out to be an omega molecule which was starting to decay and destabilize. Now the crew must find a solution that will enable them destroy the molecule and save the planet’s 250 million inhabitants. Is such a thing even possible?