Built by the Cardassians during the Occupation of Bajor, the space station of Terok Nor was abandoned when the Cardassian leadership ordered them to leave. Following their withdrawal, the Bajoran Provisional Government requested Federation membership and Starfleet assistance in repairing and running the station. The station, now given the name "Deep Space Nine" would be commanded by a Starfleet Officer - Commander Benjamin Sisko - with a Bajoran - Major Kira Nerys - as his first officer.
Little did they know that the station would become even greater than they expected. For, nearby, there was a wormhole created by beings known simply as "The Prophets" and regarded as gods to the Bajorans. This stable wormhole connected the Alpha Quadrant to the Gamma Quadrant - over 70,000 light years away! And with this connection comes an influx of activity from all over the Alpha Quadrant. All kinds of races flocking to Deep Space Nine!
These are the stories of the base and its people. Of their adventures. What perils will await the station? How will they deal with the Cardassians? What progress must Bajor make to become whole again? What awaits them in the Gamma Quadrant?
The main setting of this roleplay is Terok Nor, the Deep Space Nine starbase. (It is not limited to DS9, though). As thus, make sure that your character is capable of staying on the starbase, and interacting with the characters - canons and originals - there. You may have your character living on Bajor, but if that is the case, they must be a Bajoran, or a Cardassian war orphan left on Bajor.
Not a lot of Star Trek nor Deep Space Nine knowledge is needed unless you create a canon or Starfleet character; you may even, with admin permission, create your own species! After all, Deep Space Nine is a centre for many alien cultures. You can be almost any alien from Star Trek canon as well (or make your own!); make sure you research their physiology, culture, and beliefs before you play them. We will not, however, allow alien species or characters from other literature. Based on, however, is fine.
This is an alternate universe roleplay. This means that, while we - albeit somewhat loosely - follow the show's plots, both staff and members will be throwing in twists of their own, which will change the outcome of things considerably. As well, some things may have been left unaddressed in the series. Be assured that when it comes to that point, they will be re-addressed.