Star Trek Expanded Universe

Star Trek: Federation Legacy, abbreviated Federation Legacy, is a fan fiction story by CaptFredricks, created on 11 June 2013. The story is comprised of 23 chapters (and two special chapters) and is ongoing.

Federation Legacy is based on the Federation missions in Star Trek Online, but it makes use of numerous original characters and events as well. This is increasingly the case in later chapters, as the writing has improved over time.

This is the first of CaptFredricks' stories to be published on The original first two chapters were given complete rewrites in early 2014 both because CaptFredricks believed they were outdated and because the STO missions on which they were based had been removed from the game at that point.


Main characters[]

Recurring characters[]


Tour of Duty arc (original)[]

Note: both of these chapters were rewritten and replaced by chapters 1 and 2 in 2014. As such, the originals are no longer published on

# Title Stardate Published
0 "Khitomer Crisis" 83164.0 11 June 2013
When the Borg attack the Vega colony, the USS Leviathan is ordered to join up with Starfleet there. They encounter the USS Khitomer, which has been boarded by drones, and Jason Fredricks leads an away team over to assist the Khitomer's crew.
0.5 "The Price of Liberty" 83165.2 17 June 2013
The fledgling crew of the USS Leviathan tries to repel a Borg invasion at the heart of Federation territory.

Tour of Duty arc[]

# Title Stardate Published
1 "The Price of Liberty" 83164.0 2 January 2014
The USS Leviathan responds to a distress call from the SS Break Even but is attacked en route by a Klingon vessel hellbent on gaining an advantage in the war with the Federation.
2 "Line in the Sand" 83165.2 2 January 2014
After a terrible and extraordinary event which leaves both the commanding and executive officer positions vacant, Lieutenant Jason Fredricks takes command of the USS Leviathan, joining the USS Renown in the Pollux system to assist another vessel in need.

Klingon War arc[]

# Title Stardate Published
3 "Stranded in Space" 83180.5 1 August 2013
The USS Leviathan comes to the aid of a Bolian freighter, the SS Azura, that has fallen under attack by Orion pirates.
4 "Diplomatic Orders" 83189.1 4 September 2013
A simple mission to escort a Vulcan ambassador to the P'Jem monastery goes awry when the Klingons claim that he is an Undine spy.
5 "Hide and Seek" 83195.9 14 October 2013
The crew of the USS Leviathan discovers an illegal mining operation by the Gorn Hegemony in the Lackey system, and a Klingon listening post hidden deep within the Paulson Nebula.
6 "Stop the Signal" 83209.6 6 November 2013
While visiting his nephew, Lucas, on the USS Leviathan, Remus Wells is accused of selling Federation weapons to the Klingon Empire.
7 "Researcher Rescue" 83234.7 - 83235.4 8 December 2013
The USS Leviathan gains two new crew members – one, an old friend of Jason Fredricksthe other, his former lover who now has a strong distaste for him.
8 "The Kuvah'Magh" 83259.8 5 March 2014
The USS Leviathan is ordered to Regulus IV to mediate peace talks between the Federation and Klingon Empire. However, the crew soon finds out that not everyone wants peace.
9 "War Is Good for Business" 83295.3 - 83301.7 24 March 2014
After a failed away mission leads to the deaths of several crewmen, Jason Fredricks begins having qualms about serving in Starfleet. The crew attempts to adjust to Jason's replacement, Commander Jarek Davis.
10 "Treasure Trading Station" 83312.2 3 July 2014
While Jason Fredricks contemplates whether to return to Starfleet or take a different path, the crew of the USS Leviathan attempts to expose Commander Jarek Davis' ties to the Tal Shiar.
11 "Secret Orders" 83274.6 20 November 2014
Following a lead given by the Orion defector Marta, the USS Leviathan is sent to the Briar Patch to find a hidden Klingon base there. After suffering through the trauma brought on by the death of Jhael Onika, Phil Schrader considers stepping down from the position of chief engineer.
12 "Task Force Hippocrates" 83290.3 - 83292.9 1 May 2015
The crew of the USS Leviathan deals with the aftermath of their two engineers' deaths during an assignment to the Federation-Klingon border. While there, they uncover a secret Klingon plot to use genetic engineering for an unknown purpose.
13 - 16 Spectres arc
17 "The Ultimate Klingon" 83626.4 - 83633.1 30 July 2016
After Gorn augments bomb Tycho City, Luna and the Korvat colony, Dylyp Azeli and Ernie Hauser are sent on a secret mission to H'atoria where they encounter a geneticist who aims to artificially breed a race of super soldiers.
18 "The Doomsday Device" 83685.3 20 October 2016
The USS Leviathan is dispatched to the Donia system by Starfleet Intelligence to confirm suspicions that an ancient weapon of mass destruction has fallen into the hands of a dangerous foe.
19 "Past Imperfect" 83738.2 19 November 2017
In a desperate final move, B'vat travels back in time using the Guardian of Forever to wage war with the Federation and change the timeline in favor of the Klingon Empire.

Spectres arc[]

# Title Stardate Published
13 "Skirmish" 83446.1 12 October 2015
Two months after the events at Celes and the Briar Patch, the crew of the USS Leviathan is sent to the Donatu system to discover why the True Way has been spotted there.
14 "What Lies Beneath" Unknown 28 October 2015
Franklin Drake sends the USS Leviathan to Drozana Station to determine the whereabouts of a Section 31 operative there and gather more information on the Devidian presence in the area.
15 "Everything Old Is New" 1016.3, Unknown 14 January 2016
Jason Fredricks and Tala Jones find themselves trapped on Drozana Station nearly 150 years in the past. In the present, their crewmates formulate a plan to stop the Devidians and rescue them before it's too late.
16 "Night of the Comet" 83468.7 11 March 2016
The crews of the USS Leviathan and IKS SuvwI' travel back to Drozana Station in the 23rd century to put an end to the Devidians' activity there.

Wasteland arc[]

# Title Stardate Published
20 "The Lost City of Paradise" 83832.9 20 May 2018
The crews of the USS Leviathan and IKS SuvwI' team up once again to destabilize the Orion Syndicate's stranglehold on the remote world of Nimbus III.
21 "The Undying" Unknown 30 April 2019
The USS Leviathan and IKS SuvwI' crews stand against Hassan's forces on and in orbit of Nimbus III. As the dust settles, harrowing new revelations begin to emerge.
22 "Installation 18" Unknown 23 February 2020
A small, covert team of Starfleet, KDF, and Romulan Republic officers infiltrates a secret Tal Shiar base in the depths of Nimbus III, hoping to uncover the secrets that lie within.

Romulan Mystery arc[]

# Title Stardate Published
23 "Under the Cover of Night" 84011.6 1 August 2021
The former crew of the USS Leviathan adjusts to their next assignment, the newly-commissioned USS Vengeance.
24 "Saturday's Child" 84041.5 TBA 2021
A mission of diplomacy takes an unexpected twist when all of the universal translators aboard the USS Vengeance stop working.

Background and trivia[]

  • Star Trek: Federation Legacy was first conceived by CaptFredricks in 2012, some months after he joined Star Trek Online on 2 May 2012. The idea for the story sprung from his first character, Jason Fredricks, and Jason's bridge officers (which later became the command crew of the USS Leviathan in the story). He began writing a rough draft late in 2012 which became "Khitomer Crisis". Its story covered the first half of STO's tutorial missions.
  • The story is rated T for mild to moderate adult themes, including some coarse language and occasional non-explicit sexual content. Most of the adult content is comparable to that of Star Trek: Voyager, Star Trek: Enterprise, and Star Trek: Discovery.

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