This is an unstable period in the history of the Federation.
There has been a number of sporadic attacks within the Federation,
increasing murmurs on both sides.

The Federation has since closed its borders to members of the Empire
in order to maintain stability in its Core sectors.

Within weeks after initiating border control,
several spies were discovered and apprehended.
What the interrogators reported was disturbing...

The Empire had been gathering specific information on military defenses
close to the Federation homeworld of Sol.
Their intentions still remained a mystery,
but the threat was all too real.