Sometimes things do not always work out as planned.
The Captain, First Officer, and other members of the Senior Staff have been illegally detained and are now being held in a hellhole of a prison. Without official Starfleet backing, the remaining crew of the Elysium work to discover the fate of their colleagues and rescue them while being careful not to ignite a political incident.
In a distant system, several worlds exist in a curious pattern. 5 revolve around a Sol Class star all in the Goldilocks zone of the system.
5 Inhabited planets. Curious. Starfleet sends the Elysium to investigate.
The Elysium had been sent out past the known boarders of the Cardassian Union. After three weeks in Cardassian Space, they came to unexplored regions of space. Another 4 weeks at warp 5, put them at the edge of an G Class Solar system. There were 6 planets in it, but only one was habitable. Staying at the edge of the system, they were able to observe that the planet was surrounded by ships and two meteor belts.
A three week R&R mission on DS9. To give players a chance to catch up on storylines and family posts etc.
A good time for character building
Return to DS9 for R&R and new crew rotation.
A Sub Mission for players to Celebrate Christmas!