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THE 300 is a Federation guild of Star Trek Online. Established in 2162 (shortly after the founding of the United Federation of Planets), THE 300 is a special operations fleet, authorized by Starfleet Command and comprised as a joint venture between Starfleet Intelligence (Section 31) and Starfleet Operations (SWORD).
Valor, Dedication, and Honor are traits sought after in candidates to THE 300. The Fleet has a 30 day probationary period for new members. We promote activities for Role-Playing (RP) and Player-vs.-Environment (PVE), also a main focus of the fleet is the development of all Fleet Holdings like our Starbase "The Aegis". Membership to one of our departments is dependent upon a character’s in-game focus and is subject to approval by the department's director. THE 300 is led by a council of elected executive officers, who in turn, elect a Fleet Marshal. Together they form the Fleet Operations Central Command (FOCCOM). All fleet members are accountable to the executive council of the FOCCOM and the Fleet Marshal.
THE 300 represents the number of sentient beings who formed the original organization, and remains the number of operationally active members. The name was adopted to honor the 300 Spartans from Earth's history, who fought and died bravely at Thermopylae to defend their freedom and homeland against a numerically superior army of invaders. The 300 Spartans embody the sacrifice to preserve the liberty of all sentient beings...much as the Federation today must hold firm against those who would enslave the Alpha Quadrant. As war spreads throughout the quadrant it will take determined and capable soldiers to hold the line. THE 300 protects the UFP in one of its most tenuous periods in history, beset upon from all sides by powerful forces such as: the aggressive Klingon Empire, the remnants of the Romulan Empire, a resurgent Dominion, Borg expansionism, and Undine incursions.
THE 300's members who have successfully infiltrated the Klingon Empire
PVE, PVP, & RP membership for Klingon players
Section 31’s operating authority is a provision of the Starfleet Charter, Article 14, Section 31. Section 31 does not exist to enforce government policy or punish traitors but does makes allowances for "bending the rules" during times of extraordinary threats . Ultimately accountable to no central authority, Section 31 focuses on external threats and pursues those it identifies by whatever means it sees fit. (ENT: Affliction, Divergence)
"Interesting, isn’t it? The Federation claims to abhor Section 31’s tactics, but when they need the dirty work done, they look the other way. It’s a tidy little arrangement, wouldn’t you say?”- Odo (DS9: The Dogs of War)
Section 31 has no known physical headquarters and its operational knowledge exists solely within each agent. Recruitment of new agents is conducted in secret and often candidates are unaware that they are being tested and evaluated. (DS9: Inquisition)
In 2375 Captain Benjamin Sisko infiltrated Section 31, revealing the plot to commit genocide against the Founders of the Dominion. Although Starfleet Intelligence took no public action throughout the scandal the followed, they did feel the organization required some internal adjustments and Captain Giles was appointed to Director of Section 31. (DS9: The Dogs of War, Extreme Measures)
With Ambassador Jean-Luc Picard’s retirement from Starfleet in 2402, Admiral Giles is appointed as Fleet Marshal of THE 300. With new demands on his time, Giles appoints Captain Chakotay as the new Director of Section 31. Chakotay oversees Section 31 until he is promoted to Head of Starfleet Intelligence in 2406. With the director seat once again vacant, Admiral Giles recommends a recent recruit whose scientific expertise, along with her analytical capabilities made her an ideal candidate for THE 300. As a Section 31 counter-intelligence agent Mary Lene Drake showed a natural affinity for intelligence work and technological adaptations to support critical mission requirements. While her overall success and mission efficiency rating was constantly above the requirements, it was her unyielding loyalty and leadership qualities that convinced Admiral Chakotay to agree to her appointment as Director of Section 31. After Operation Sapphire, when Fleet Marshal Giles retired to his posting at Starfleet Academy, Mary Lene Drake was elected to take the mantle of Leadership and was appointed Fleet Marshal in a unanimous vote from the Executive Council.
After Section 31's Commander Noella Kened returned from his special assignments one of Fleet Marshal Drakes first command decisions was to appoint Commander Kened as the new Director of Section 31. Deputy Director Shaun was tasked with rebuilding the fleet's resources and is promoted to Squadron leader of S.W.O.R.D.
Fleet Marshal Drake was only a regular Section 31 Agent for a short time when a series of events, today known as the 'Trojan Incident', were set into motion...
In 2405, as Undine infiltration attempts of the Federation were discovered at a higher and higher rate, Section 31 gave birth to Project Trojan. The project was an attempt to psionically reprogram a captured Undine infiltrator using modified Borg nanites. While a complete reprogramming proved to be unsuccessful, it was found that basic subliminal impulses and ideas could be planted to create sleeper agents.
As a preliminary test, mission subject Trojan was released in Fluidic Space under a cover provided by a staged battle with several Undine vessels. Given the sensitivity of the mission imparted upon subject Trojan, all information regarding it was restricted to The 300's Executive Council, so few details are known about what followed. Computer assisted extrapolations indicate a 72% chance that Undine counter-intelligence soon discovered subject Trojan and used him to orchestrate a slow and subtle infiltration of The 300's upper echelons.
Reports show that in 2409 several key fleet members were replaced by Undine infiltrators and during a 300 Council meeting several executives became suspicious about their fellow officers, which led to a prompt demanding of a blood test. The infiltrators used their chance and suddenly attacked THE 300 Council. From the resulting chaos it is unknown if the officers were killed or captured, but the incident proved to be a severe blow to The 300 command structure. Left with only Executive Officers Whitelocke and Rindfleisch, Fleet Marshall Giles promoted Admiral Drake to Executive Officer status and left with Rindfleisch on a mission to investigate the whereabouts of THE 300’s missing officers.
Whitelocke and Mary took control of THE 300 and successfully re-established a working command structure; the surviving officers of all active departments were amalgamated into temporary units, code-named: EXODUS (SWORD) and AEGIS (Section 31). Aegis was led by Admiral Zarni and functioned as Drake's bodyguard and special agents. Several counter-intelligence purges against Undine infiltrators were initiated and the resulting security procedures are now standard.
A month later, with the return of Admiral Giles and Rindfleisch from Fluidic Space, it was reported that the missing officers could not be located; all are presumed dead. Under a newly appointed council, the process of rebuilding THE 300 Fleet began in earnest. Admiral Drake resumed her appointment as Director of Section 31 and Aegis comprised the basis for a re-founded Section 31. With the promotion of Admiral Shaun to Deputy Director, Section 31 resurfaces as the stalwart organization it once was. In recognition of his service, Ambassador Zarni is appointed as a special Attaché to Fleet Marshal Giles of THE 300.
THE BORG STRIKE BACK
Meanwhile the Borg were not idle, the
launched several attacks against Federation installations throughout
Gamma Orionis. Section 31 started to mantain a standing presence,
supported by Elite S.W.O.R.D. Agents. During a counterstrike against a
new borg outpost near the Cestus system, the U.S.S. Adrenaline was
boarded by borg raiding parties trying to eject the warpcore. As most
able personnel was already beamed to the borg outpost, Mary L. Drake fought a
valiant battle against the intruders and used 20th century guerilla
tactics to delay the Borg's advance long enough for the away teams to
return to the Adenaline. As the Borg realized the new situation they
changed their tactics: they infected the central cpu with a nanite-based
virus and took Drake hostage. The Borg demanded unconditional
surrender of all Section 31 Agents, that was something Drake could
hardly stomach and decided to order all Agents to retake the U.S.S.
Adrenaline by all means necessary - her survival were to be neglected!
Specialist Teams of Section 31 started to neutralize the now system-wide
nanite infection while Kill Teams hunted down the remaining Borg drones
in the decks of the Adrenaline. Before the bridge could be secured the
leading Borg beamed out and took Director Drake and the Bridge Crew with
them. The Borg used a hidden Borg Sphere to escape
into the Mutara Sector. As the U.S.S. Adrenaline was unable to pursue
until the ship was completely secured and the virus countered, any hopes
of rescuing Drake and her crew were reduced to a minimum. Deputy
Director of Section 31 Shaun started to send rescue teams at random inro
the unknown in a desperate search for Mary Lene Drake.
Deputy Director Shaun consolidated all remaining Section 31 forces and devised several successful defense strategies to counter the continous Borg incursions. Especially the Defense of Bellatrix was to be a proving ground for Deputy Director Shaun's tactical and Leadership abilities, as he orchestrated the overall military strategy for a prolounged ground warfare, using the native inhabitants to battle the Borg with their technology that were equivalent to mankind's technology level in the 20th century. Under his mastermind the natives of Bellatrix were able to use their vast armies of armoured vehicles to force the Borg into a stalemate that still rages across the surface of Bellatrix. Of course all relating data to this Special Operation already has been purged from the Federations database.
Aboard the Borg sphere that escaped with Director Drake as a hostage a series of interesting
events (reference holo-episode "To the collective and back") allowed
Mary Lene Drake, Ltnt. Elena Ravenor and 3 more of Drake's crew to gain a
semi-conscious state that allowed them to act under their own will,
though the Assimilation process was nearly completed. They managed to
activate a transphased supspace node to transmitted a coded rescue
signal. After the signal was analyzed and authentificated by Deputy
Director Shaun he immediately put Operation Sapphire into motion. A
strike & rescue team was send to the signal's origin in the Mutara
When Mary was rescued, the process of de-assimilation began. With the
aid of nano-tailored antigens and surgery Drake and her crew began to
slowly recover. Though the Borg removed one of Mary's eyes during the
assimilation process, she refused to get a new bio-grafted replacement -
this was to be an admonition for herself not to ever give in to the
Meanwhile the operations against the Borg took it's toll on THE
300 and Section 31 as many good officers left their lives to the
unconditional borg aggression. It becam clear that THE 300 could not
hope to win the war on their own, especially as they were no new
recruits to take the fallen's places. Fleet Marshal Giles retired from
his active posting and took a cover identity in a leading position at
Starfleet Academy to shape the Federation's future officers into a
weapon against the numerous foes that mankind and the UFP faces. The
most promising aspirants were to be recruited by THE 300 and the Elite
of those would eventually have the opportunity to become fully fledged
Agents of Section 31 or S.W.O.R.D.
Mary Lene Drake was appointed Fleet Marshal of THE 300 and tasked with rebuilding the fleet to it's former capacity and glory!
For almost three hundred years, an elite number of Starfleet officers have dedicated their lives to uphold the security of the Federation so that ordinary citizens could enjoy their civil liberties. These officers are the best of the best within Starfleet Operations and are always first to confront outside aggression, hence their motto: First to Fight! As the Federations spearhead, SWORD makes up the covert tactical arm of THE 300 Special Operations Fleet.
The Special Warfare Operational Reconnaissance Detachment was formed as a specialized subdivision of Starfleet Operations. Originally known as Task Force One, its mandate is to seek out and confront direct threats to the security of Earth; in 2162 the mandate was expanded to include the United Federation of Planets and became known as SWORD.
SWORD Operatives are primarily recruited from Starfleet Officers with direct combat experience and who have Special Forces operations training. Starfleet Academy's Special Operations School teaches SWORD Operatives to incorporate mixed tactics from Earth, Vulcan, Andorian, and Tellarite clandestine organizations. SWORD Task Forces have several specific missions: unconventional warfare, overt warfare, internal defense, special reconnaissance, combating terrorism, and counter-proliferation. Other duties include coalition warfare and support, combat search and rescue (CSAR) of stranded intelligence and first contact teams. SWORD Operatives have participated in nearly every conflict the Federation has been involved in, including: conflicts with the Klingons and Romulans in the 23rd century; the Borg invasion of 2367; the Dominion War of 2373; the Cardassian War of 2375; and the Klingon War of 2405. Without the sacrifices made by SWORD officers in the defense of liberty, the Federation would have fallen during any of these wars. For a majority of the Federation's existence, SWORD operated covertly so as to not draw undue attention for its aggressive tactics. This changed when the USS Voyager disappeared in the Delta Quadrant and Captain Janeway needed an elite team of specialists for hazardous operations. With the success of the Hazard Team, politicians started calling for such units to be activated throughout Starfleet. Starfleet Operations had other ideas and in a closed session of the Federation Council, Admiral Nechayev disclosed the existence of Special Forces units, such as SWORD.
Klingon Expeditionary Force
Operation: Wej Vatlh was conceived by THE 300 Council as an emergency measure in case the Klingon Empire's new plans for expansion began to truly threaten the stability of the Alpha Quadrant. With the outbreak of war between the Federation and the Empire in 2405, Ambassador Zarni was dispatched as a secret attaché to the Klingon High Council. His official role is to maintain a back-room corridor of communication between politicians of both factions. Unbeknown to the Klingon High Council, Zarni's true mission was to establish a fleet within the Klingon Defense Force that is dedicated to peace with the Federation and the stability of the Alpha Quadrant.
By 2409 Zarni had assembled a considerable task force, made up of Klingon loyalists who didn't want to see the Empire weakened by a fruitless war with the Federation, especially when greater threats were at hand. After extensive surgical enhancements, THE 300's Section 31 agents also began infiltrating the Empire and through established political connections were quickly moved into command positions. Over the four years since his arrival on Qo'noS, Ambassador Zarni's influence in the political arena with ranking officials began to weaken the resolve for war with the Federation until a loose cease-fire was called. Since its formation, members of Wej Vatlh have proven beneficial to diverting resources from the war effort and thwarting attacks across the Alpha Quadrant by the Romulans, Borg, Undine, True Way, Breen, and Devidians.
Today the fate of the Wej Vathl lies in the hands of Mr. Plodder and Attachee Simpson.