This story features a glimpse of how the military structure of the Federation operates and some of the storylines I’ll eventually be visiting in the series as a whole. As for some general notes on the story:
- Planet Aurin is a pleasant little planet and the seat of power of the Federation. The government rests in an alpine city.
- Sentinel station is an unarmed military station that carries advanced communication technology.
- Ijell Yureh is the leader of the military and her counterpart is the Exalt of the Federation, a singular leader elected by the representative assembly of Federation star systems. The three branches are essentially the Military, the Exalt, and the Assembly.
- There are currently only six fleet commanders, but that total has fluctuated.