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Federation starbase Deep Space 9

Deep Space 9 was a Federation star base known off-and-on-again as Terok Nor. It was a historically, politically, and strategically important space station, located in the Alpha Quadrant. It was constructed by Bajoran slave labor, overseen by Cardassians, during the Cardassian occupation of Bajor. After the occupation, DS-9 was relocated into the Bajoran system, in the Denorios Belt. It then became a trans-commercial port and Federation defensive outpost due to its proximity to the Bajoran wormhole. Later, it was a key strategic location for both sides during the Dominion War.

Under Federation membership, the base's shopkeepers were encouraged to stay and help build a trade network through Bajoran space. The USS Enterprise-D was the first Starfleet ship to dock at the station in 2369, when it transported the majority of the station's Starfleet crew to take up their posts. The USS Voyager docked at Deep Space 9 in 2371 on its way to the Badlands to search for the Maquis ship Val Jean.

Bajoran Wormhole

Shortly after the Federation took control of the station, a wormhole was discovered. It was determined that it was the only known stable wormhole in the Milky Way Galaxy, which crossed over seventy thousand light years from Bajor in the Alpha Quadrant to a point near the Idran system in the Gamma Quadrant. The discovery of this stable wormhole had a great impact on commerce throughout the region, making the system one of the most important locations in the entire Alpha Quadrant

Notable People

Command Crew

Commanding Officer (CO) - Captain Benjamin Sisko

"When did I start thinking of this Cardassian monstrosity as home?" - 2371

Ben Sisko joined Starfleet Academy in 2350, where he studied to be an Engineer. Shortly after graduating, he met his first wife Jennifer, and their son Jake was born soon after they were married. Receiving a posting as First Officer on the USS Saratoga, the ship was called to assignment in 2367, where Jennifer died at the Battle of Wolf 359. Devastated over the loss of his wife, Sisko came close to resigning from Starfleet.

After riding the desk for a while, an old Captain of Sisko’s nominated him for a command position, and he was subsequently put in charge of an old Cardassian mining station, Terok Nor. Newly minted "Deep Space 9," it was to be Sisko's job to prepare the Bajoran people for admission into the United Federation of Planets. Due to either the mixed crowd, his grieving emotional state, or a combination of both, Sisko’s command style was rather rough: he used blackmail and physical violence to ensure peace on the commerce-heavy star base.

While overseeing the operations of DS-9, Benjamin Sisko grew to regard his officers as his friends, and was pleased to see his old friend Curzon Dax in a new Trill symbiont body join the crew. A proponent of his father’s New Orleans-style cooking, Ben Sisko had often helped out his father in his restaurant “Sisko’s Creole Kitchen,” and did his best to pass on his love of cooking to his son, Jake. Other hobbies included building model ships and playing the sport of baseball, which his friends did not fully understand. The one person he found did understand and love baseball as he did was freighter Captain Kasidy Yates, and they struck up a fast friendship. They would later marry, and then quickly find out she was pregnant.

When the Dominion War broke out, Sisko and DS-9 found themselves in the forefront of it, as Dominion forces began coming through the Bajoran wormhole on a regular, weekly basis. The Cardassians managed to take back control of the station during what would become known as the Second Battle for Deep Space 9, though Sisko promised he and the Federation would return. At least two years later, after the Battle of Cardassia, Sisko and his old crew met up one last time before their re-assignments. Sisko himself chose to travel to the Bajoran Fire Caves, and sacrifice himself in order to save the Bajoran people from the ill-intended beings known as the Pah-wraiths.

First Officer / Bajoran Liaison Officer - Colonel Kira Nerys

"If you don't take that hand off my hip, you'll never be able to raise a glass with it again." - to Quark

A child of the Cardassian occupation, Nerys grew up in a refugee camp on Bajor. She was often a troublemaker, and growing up in the shadow of Cardassian rule influenced her decision to join the battle for Bajoran independence. When the Cardassians withdrew in 2369, she was assigned with the Bajoran military to be a liaison officer for Benjamin Sisko. With the station now being out of orbit of the planet, Kira initially disagreed with the Federation presence, but relented during the discovery of the wormhole, and her subsequent realization of its importance to the Bajoran people.

Orthodox in her beliefs in the Bajoran Prophets, Kira Nerys was resolute in treating Ben Sisko with the utmost respect, as her people had dubbed him the "Emissary of the Prophets" as he had spoken with unknown aliens that resided inside the Bajoran wormhole. Less formal relationships included “frenemy” shopkeeper Quark, close friend Odo, and best friend Jadzia Dax (a friendship which carried on to the next Dax symbiont).

When the Cardassians retook Deep Space 9, then-Major Kira stayed on the station as a representative of the Bajoran Government. The Cardassians reinstated Terok Nor’s old commander, Dukat, whom Kira knew and hated from the previous Cardassian occupation. She secretly worked with others to thwart any Dominion goings-on that she could.

After the Battle of Cardassia and the Dominion War was ended, Kira was put in charge of Deep Space 9 when Benjamin Sisko decided to take an extended Leave of Absence.

Chief of Security - Constable Odo

Kira: "It's just Quark's luck that you would be assigned quarters right above his."

Odo: "Luck had nothing to do with it."

First discovered as a sort of “baby in a basket” in the Bajoran Denorios Belt, Odo spent his formative years being studied at the Bajoran Science Institute, as he was a life form no one had ever seen before. After seven years of being experimented on, the shape-shifter took a quick form that was able to slap the scientist, and he was recognized as a sentient being. Initially kept in a beaker with the label of “Odo'ital,” the Cardassian word for “nothing” or “unknown sample,” he adopted the name, shortening it to just “Odo.” He professed to not minding the name, as he himself did not know who or what he was, and did not have so much as a past or a friend to speak of.

After arriving on Terok Nor, he was seen by Gul Dukat as an impartial outsider, and keen observer, and was recruited to settle disputes between the Bajoran workers and the Cardassian occupiers. His role on Terok Nor evolved into that of Chief of Security, which he continued once the Federation liberated the space station and installed Benjamin Sisko as its commander. His title shifted to that of “Constable,” and continued to vye to keep order on the station. Under the control of Starfleet, Odo was able to grow as a person and make a few close friends. He was another “frenemy” of shopkeeper Quark, who once said of the Constable, “as Odo's worst enemy, I’m the closest thing the shapeshifter has to a friend!” The two carried on a great mutual respect for each other, and traded insults as way of showing affection. Although he didn’t fully understand himself as a being, Odo certainly knew romance. Constantly having to hide his feelings for friend Kira Nerys, he also had to keep back advancements from Betazoid Ambassador Lwaxana Troi, who was simply infatuated with him.

Due to being a shape-shifter later formally known as “Changelings,” Odo could only stay in a solid state for a number of hours. His natural form was that of a gelatinous puddle, and his quarters consisted of very little decoration or furnishing save his bucket. In 2371, the Changelings were discovered, also to be revealed as the “Founders,” and the driving antagonistic force behind the Dominion. He had a tumultuous relationship with the Founders, due to their now-antagonist and resentful nature of “solids,” who historically feared, hated, and hunted them due to their abilities. Though he learned of the history, he still did not understand or agree with the arrogance and ruthlessness that each Founder seemed to possess.

After learning he had been used as a Federation weapon to infect the “Great Link” that all Changelings belonged to, Odo became disillusioned with the Federation. Friend to Odo, Dr. Julian Bashir, worked to find a cure for the virus, and Odo made a decision to return to the Founder homeworld and “link” with his people in order to cure his people. He considered his natural state a very private matter, and gifted Kira his bucket as a token of friendship and affection when he left Deep Space 9.

Strategic Operations Officer Lieutenant Commander Worf

"I am KLINGON! If you doubt it, a demonstration can be arranged!"

Worf, son of Mogh, was no stranger to the conflict of war. Orphaned as a child due to Romulan attacks on his colony, he was adopted by a Starfleet petty officer, and raised him along his own on the farming colony of Gault. He became the first Klingon to join Starfleet, and served on both the Enterprise-D and Enterprise-E, firming his reputation as a strong and able-bodied Security Officer.

Worf was assigned to Deep Space 9 at Commander Sisko’s request: when the Klingons invaded Cardassia in 2372, the Federation-Klingon treaty looked as if that could be in trouble, as well. Klingons began harassing the inhabitants of Deep Space 9, and Sisko requested the Klingon officer’s help under the reasoning, “The only people who can really handle Klingons are Klingons.” After the Klingons failed to defeat the Cardassian government with Federation protections, the head of the Klingon High Council became enraged, and withdrew from the Klingon-Federation peace treaty (the Khitomer Accords). Torn between his Klingon culture and his loyalty to the Federation, Sisko and Worf had a heart-to-heart, in which Sisko offered Worf the position of Strategic Operations Office on DS-9. Unlike his post as Chief of Security on board the Enterprise, Worf was tasked with keeping track of all Starfleet activities within the Bajoran sector.

Not seeming to enjoy mingling with others, Worf did not make any fast friends on Deep Space 9. Throughout his time there, he carried on a mistrust for the popular shopkeeper Quark, and went so far as to take up residence in the space station’s personal mini-starship the USS Defiant when things got too much for him. He stayed close to people that knew him, or would understand him: Miles O’Brien, a friend from his time on the Enterprise-D, Benjamin Sisko, who acted as the Klingon’s mentor, and Jadzia Dax, whose previous symbiont host had spent much time with Klingons, and whose name (Curzon) was known and honored among the Klingon people.

Jadzia Dax and Worf led a torrid love affair, starting when Jadzia “jumped” him, and carried on through their marriage during the Dominion War. In late 2374, the two decided to try for children, though they knew it would prove difficult due to their differing biology. They turned to Jadzia’s friend, and station doctor, Dr. Bashir for help. Feeling energized, inspired, and thankful, Jadzia decided to thank the Bajoran Prophets, for whatever good influence they had on this matter as a result of Kira Nerys’ praying. Before she can say her thanks, she is murdered by Gul Dukat, possessed by a Pah-wraith.

When the Dominion War was over, Worf grew suspicious of Klingon Chancellor Gowron, who did not care for General Martok’s popularity during the war. Afraid that Martok would challenge him for his position, Gowron sent Martok on every dangerous mission he could, jeopardizing the Klingon war effort in the process. Confronting Gowron, his death gave Worf the right to be Chancellor, though he immediately handed the title over to Martok. As thanks, Martok asked that Worf be appointed Federation Ambassador to the Klingon Empire, knowing he was still in pain after Jadzia’s death. Worf left his post at DS-9 to leave for the Klingon homeworld of Qo'noS.

Science Officer Lieutenant Commander Jadzia Dax

"I'm the Science Officer. It's my job to have a better idea."

Dax (as Curzon) first met Benjamin Sisko when the man was an Ensign, and they continued their friendship into the Dax symbiont’s next host, Jadzia. Now a female science officer, the new Dax host had merged with her previous symbiont’s personalities and was a confident, lively woman with a great passion for all that life had to offer her. With the Dax symbiont being hundreds of years old and residing in more than half a dozen hosts, Jadzia had a lot of personality. She loved music, fighting, and the Ferengi game of tongo.

On board the station, Jadzia Dax made a lot of friends. Including her close friendship with Benjamin Sisko, she enjoyed the company of devious shopkeeper Quark, flirty Dr. Bashir, gal pal Kira Nerys, a few boyfriends, a girlfriend who was the wife of a previous symbiont, and the easily-pranked Constable Odo. She also managed to befriend most, if not all, Klingons that visited the station, sometimes making Worf’s informal job as Klingon wrangler harder rather than easier. Due to Curzon Dax’s many dealings with them, many seem to have considered her and others of the Dax symbiont an “honorary Klingon.”

Though Dr. Bashir was infatuated with her, Jadzia developed an appreciation and then romantic feelings for Worf instead. Like her previous host, Jadzia was said to have “the heart of a Klingon,” and spoke fluent Klingonese as well as carried on many traditions. She and Worf were married on Deep Space 9 in 2374, though they were separated from each other during the Dominion War. Dax went on to command the Defiant against the Dominion fleet, and was put in command of DS-9 during the First Battle of Chin'toka. When the Cardassian Gul Dukat boarded the station and tried to sabotage the Bajoran Wormhole during the battle, Jadzia died while trying to stop him from doing so.

Chief Medical Officer Lieutenant Julian Bashir

"He's still dead, if that's what you mean."

On the outside, Dr. Julian Bashir appeared green and eager, cocky due to his intelligence, and clearly with something to prove. After graduating from Starfleet Medical, he was said to have had the choice of jobs, and he chose to be stationed on DS-9, “in the wilderness” of space.

One of his first friends on board Deep Space 9 was the Cardassian tailor, Elim Garak. Bashir was fascinated by the man, and the man amused by Bashir, and they became friends. With a relationship bordering on flirtatious, they had a regular lunch reservation together. Convinced the Cardassian was a spy, Julian would always try to question Garak and trip him up, to which the Cardassian would just smile and tell the man a half-truth. Another flirtatious relationship was with Jadzia Dax, with whom he was in love with, but the woman did not share his amorous feelings. The person Julian was really best friends with, however, was Miles O’Brien, and spent so much time with the man that O’Brien’s wife was known to tease the two about it. They enjoyed many hobbies together, such as darts, holo-adventures, and the sport of racquetball.

Dr. Bashir’s biggest secret was one of his childhood: born as mentally deficient, Bashir’s parents took him to Adigeon Prime for illegal genetic resequencing treatments to improve his mental and physical acuity. Ashamed of his past and reticent of his parents, Bashir’s father took the fall when Starfleet wanted the doctor to resign his position due to his enhancements.

Counselor Lieutenant Junior Grade Ezri Dax

"It's a strange sensation, dying. No matter how many times it happens to you, you never get used to it."

The ninth host of the Dax symbiont, Ezri met some friction when she came aboard Deep Space 9. The crew missed their dear friend Jadzia, and Ezri’s joining to Dax was done as an emergency procedure to save him. Her personality now totally changed, Ezri had left her posting on the USS Destiny to take a leave of absence and figure out who she was now that she was joined to Dax. Meeting with Ben Sisko to try and get a feel for Dax’s last host, Sisko asked Ezri to stay on DS-9 and become the station’s Counselor.

Deciding against wanting to be joined, and so receiving no training as a result, Ezri was deeply conflicted when it came to separating her personality from those of her previous hosts. She wanted to be friends with those she met on the station, but could not always separate her feelings from those that had been Jadzia’s. On a positive note, this meant she was fast friends with Quark and Dr. Bashir, in addition to the multiple-life-long friendship with Ben Sisko. Worf at first would not speak to her, and then as they became friendly, their relationship became quite complicated, with them ending as friends, and Ezri encouraging Worf to take up the job as Klingon Ambassador.

Always looking out for Ezri was Dr. Julian Bashir, who also found he had a crush on this Dax host as well. This time, the Dax host in question returned those feelings, though the two decided to not act on their emotions during the height of war. When this agreement quickly failed, as they shared a passionate kiss in a turbolift, they share a romantic night together on the eve of the Battle of Cardassia (What would be the final battle of the Dominion War).

Station Maintenance Lieutenant Junior Grade Nog

"That's right. I want to be the first Ferengi in Starfleet. Now, who do I see about getting a uniform?"

The first Ferengi to enter Starfleet, young Nog was raised mainly by his not-so-bright father Rom, and intelligent-yet-devious Uncle Quark. During the Cardassian occupation of Bajor space, Quark opened a restaurant & bar on the space station Terok Nor, and both Rom and Nog started to work for Quark. When the Federation took the station and installed Commander Sisko, Nog became friends with Sisko’s son of a similar age, Jake. They roamed the station together and played pranks on its visitors, often getting in trouble with Constable Odo. Worried about the Ferengi’s influence on his son, Commander Sisko barred Jake from hanging out with Nog, until he realized that Jake was teaching Nog how to read, a skill that Ferengi culture did not place at a high value.

Nog enrolled herself in Keiko O’Brien’s school, later going on to attend Starfleet Academy, despite both his father’s and uncle’s reservations. He had inherited his father’s engineering skills, and assisted him when they did repairs for various things in Quark’s bar. This led to a friendship between Nog and Miles O’Brien, who worked closely with Nog’s father, Rom. Having to sponsor his application to Starfleet Academy, Commander Sisko developed a friendship with Nog as well. Previously only acquainted with him due to his friendship with Jake, Sisko appreciated Nog’s hard work ethic and dedication.

During the Dominion War, now an Ensign, Nog lost his left leg in battle with the Jem’Hadar. Suffering from PTSD, he returned to DS-9 with an artificial leg, closing himself off from everyone and taking refuge in a holodeck program. Counselor Ezri Dax was unable to help him, though she was able to note he was making physical progress. He was able to participate in the Second Battle of Chin'toka, and stayed on DS-9 under the command of now-Colonel Kira Nerys.

Chief of Operations Petty Officer Miles O'Brien

"I try to live every day as the best Human being I know how to be. I need my little girl to wake up in the morning and look up at me and see a man she can respect."

At 17 years old, Miles O’Brien enlisted in Starfleet, becoming an Engineer and participating in more than two-hundred battles, developing a hatred and racism for Cardassians along the way. By the time he was assigned to DS-9, his racism had lessened, and had been with Starfleet for over 20 years. On the station, O’Brien found himself dealing with multiple problems every day, as Cardassian, Bajoran, and Federation technology were not meant to be combined and work together. The only thing Miles loved more than his job was his family: every time before going into a battle, he would record a “goodbye” message for them, believing each time that would be the one they would hear. He once described his marriage to Keiko as, “the greatest adventure of them all. It's filled with pitfalls and setbacks and mistakes, but it's a journey worth taking because you take it together.”

Miles’ closest friend on Deep Space 9 was Dr. Julian Bashir, starting with a friendly rivalry when each thought they were better at darts than the other. They often spent time in Quark’s bar & restaurant, and ran many holodeck programs with each other. Keiko was known to comment on the amount of time the two men spent together, with Miles once telling Julian that he was as important to him as Keiko was. Another person Miles considered himself close with was Lieutenant Worf, especially since Worf delivered Keiko’s first baby during an emergency on board the Enterprise-D. Miles made it a point to be the first person to greet Worf, and was even a part of Worf’s wedding party.

Known to have many hobbies, Miles was also known for ending up in Sickbay because of them. Hiking, mountain climbing, kayaking, or holographic war reenactments - Miles suffered shoulder dislocations, humeral head fractures, and torn rotator cuffs. Luckily, he also had less dangerous hobbies, such as coffee drinking and a love of music, especially playing the cello.

Well-Known Residents

Quark, Entrepreneur

"I have a dream. A dream that one day all people, Human, Jem'Hadar, Ferengi, Cardassians, will stand together in peace around my dabo tables."

Famously known for owning Quark’s Bar & Restaurant, and infamously known for being a trader, a smuggler, and other related nefarious activities, Quark was a stringent follower of the Ferengi Rules of Acquisition. His establishment, Quark's Bar, Grill, Gaming House and Holosuite Arcade, was often used as a front for illegal activities, not that it wasn’t profitable in its own right. Opened in 2363 on then-Cardassian station Terok Nor, he also sold food to the oppressed Bajorans “under the table,” or on the black market. He met Kira Nerys through his black market ways, as well as Constable Odo.

Once the Federation took over the space station and re-named it Deep Space 9, Commander Sisko was able to convince Quark to keep his restaurant (and perhaps his other dealings) open. “Quark’s Bar” or just “Quark’s” as it was commonly known, was a hit with the Federation, and continued to attract more or less the same clientele. Miles O’Brien and Dr. Bashir were often frequenters, taking up countless hours in the holodecks (or “holosuites,” as Quark referred to them as). Other regulars at Quark’s included visiting Klingons, Jadzia Dax, and regular customer Morn.

During the Dominion War, when Deep Space 9 was re-taken by Dominion forces, Quark kept his bar & restaurant open. Thankful that the current occupation was not as violent as the previous Cardassian-led forces, he also couldn’t help but be happy at the amount of currency that was also flowing through. Quickly earning the enemy’s trust as bartender, he was able to feed information to the resistance cell that was on board DS-9. Using Quark’s information, Sisko was able to come up with "Operation Return," and take back the Alpha Quadrant. When the war ended, it was again decided that Quark would stay on the station.

Rom, Space Station Engineer

Rom: "You've got to finish what I started. The fate of the entire Alpha Quadrant rests in your hands. Billions and billions of people are counting on you."

Quark: "Boy, are they gonna be disappointed."

Unlike other Ferengi, Rom’s genius did not lie in business, but instead in engineering. As latinum was how a Ferengi got by in life, he relied on his brother to get him through, until he was finally employed as an engineer on Deep Space 9. He joined the station's Bajoran engineering crew, as well as Chief O'Brien's maintenance team, where he received high praise.

Always bickering with his brother, Quark, both tried their best to look after Rom’s son, Nog. After the marriage contract between Rom and his wife expired, she left him and the baby, taking all his money with her. Due to the “divorce” and his kind nature, Rom was usually under the thumb of his older brother. At first, Rom did whatever his brother demanded. Over time, and perhaps due to the influence of their clientele, Rom began to stand up for himself. When Quark tried to keep Nog from enrolling in Starfleet, Rom reminded him that he was Nog’s father, and told his son he approved. With his rising confidence, Rom managed to ask out his co-worker, Leeta. They married in 2373, with Benjamin Sisko officiating.

During the Dominion War, Rom’s engineering skills proved to be an asset to the resistance cell that stayed on-board. He invented and constructed self-replicating mines in order to block the Bajoran wormhole, thus stopping the Dominion from bringing in their forces from the Gamma Quadrant. He also managed to disabled the station’s weapons systems, leaving the station vulnerable and allowing the Federation / Klingon forces to easily recapture the station.

In 2375, Rom became Grand Nagus of the Ferengi Alliance, following a series of social reforms. The appointment of Rom to this title paved the way for a more tolerant Ferengi society, one that allowed free commerce and women's rights.

Elim Garak, Tailor

”Do you know what the sad part is, Odo? I'm a very good tailor.”

Once a spy and assassin for the Obsidian Order, he was exiled from his planet and society, taking refuge on Terok Nor. He set up his clothiers business when the Cardassian occupation left, and Starfleet took over. However, Garak hated living on DS-9, his life there meaning he was exiled from his home, with each day being a slap in the face to who and what he once was. Even after befriending Dr. Julian Bashir, he could not help but drop hints at his past life.

In 2371, an explosion on DS-9 destroyed Garak’s shop, though he later revealed himself to be the culprit, in order to flush out an alien assassin (a Flaxian known as “Retaya”). When the exposure of this operative led to Garak being offered his old job back, joining his old boss on a joint Obsidian Order / Tal Shiar mission to destroy the Founders’ homeworld in the Gamma Quadrant. However, he was also ordered to interrogate and torture Odo, he realized he didn’t have it in him to torture people he was close to. The mission ended up failing, and Garak escaped on the USS Defiant, returning to DS-9 and rebuilding his clothing shop.

He spent the end days of the Dominion War as a decoder, translating Cardassian messages for Starfleet Intelligence. As he still felt a loyalty to his people, he felt as if he was betraying them, and enabling the deaths of innumerable Cardassians. He fell prey to constant panic attacks, and he became Ezri Dax’s first major patient. When circumstances of war found him on his home planet again, he led the Cardassian Rebellion. Though the rebellion failed, it was still a turning point in the war, and helped enable the Federation and its allies to win the Battle of Cardassia, and in turn, the war. When the war was over, Garak’s exile ended as well, and he returned to Cardassia Prime.

Freighter Captain Kasidy Yates

“I’m fearless. And you know it.”

Introduced to Benjamin Sisko by his well-meaning son Jake, Kasiday was a well-known cargo ship Captain operating in the Bajoran sector. Instantly bonding over their love for the sport of baseball, the relationship moved fast. She began to work primarily for the Bajorans, exporting cargo from the planet Bajor to Bajoran-established colonies. Without Sisko’s knowledge, she also began smuggling cargo to the Maquis, which she was later sent to prison for. In 2373, her term ended and she returned to DS-9, she and Sisko picking up where they left off.

When Sisko and Kasidy became engaged, the Bajoran people celebrated, as they still thought of Sisko as a religious leader. However, the Prophets warned Sisko that he and Kasidy “could not walk the same path,” leading Sisko to believe that some harm would come to Kasidy. They married anyway, in a private ceremony on DS-9, deciding that their happiness was important to them, no matter what the Prophets said. Kasidy became pregnant, and she worried about the baby due to the Prophets’ previous warning, and Sisko reassured her “as the Emissary” that no harm would come to the child.

Kasidy was left a pseudo-widow when Benjamin Sisko left for the Bajoran Fire Cave, sacrificing himself to keep the Pah-wraiths from harming the Bajoran people. Though the man himself was considered Killed In Action, he later appeared as a vision, telling his wife (and unborn child), “maybe ... a year, maybe yesterday. But I will be back.” Kasidy’s current whereabouts are for the moment unknown, though one can only assume she has continued her freighter business, Kasidy Yates Interstellar Freights.

Jake Sisko, Ameteur Journalist

“The battle of Ajilon Prime will probably be remembered as a pointless skirmish, but I’ll always remember it as something more. As the place I learned that the line between courage and cowardice is a lot thinner than most people believe.”

Losing his mother at the formative age of 11 caused Jake Sisko to be very close with his father. When Benjamin Sisko was assigned to DS-9, Jake went with him, initially not caring for the star base. All the goings-on enamored him to the place, stirring in him the nosy need to know everyone’s business. Quickly learning every corner with friend Nog, Jake Sisko knew all the rumors and gossip, pushing him towards becoming a budding journalist. Though he was surrounded by Federation officers, the son of the Commander showed no inclination towards enrolling in Starfleet, instead choosing a life dedicated to the arts. During the Dominion War, he joined the Federation News Service as a war correspondent, staying on DS-9 while it was under Dominion control.

His friendship with Nog lasted from the first days they met, though Nog’s attendance at Starfleet Academy, to Nog’s and his sharing a room back on the space station. The two tried to understand women together, tried to understand life together, and grew up on the space station together. Though they took very different paths, they were always there for each other, even though their petty squabbles. After Jake tutored Nog in reading and writing, and encouraged him to follow his dreams of Starfleet, Nog came back and teased Jake about his horrible spelling, and dalliances with women.

Upon discovering Kasidy Yates’ shared love of baseball, Jake promptly introduced her to his father, who, as he purported, needed a girlfriend. After the Dominion War, it is plausible that Jake left for Earth to live with his Grandfather in New Orleans, although it is equally as likely that as a freelance journalist, he followed whatever story or rumors he picked up.

Keiko O'Brien, Schoolteacher

“I'm a teacher. My responsibility is to expose my students to knowledge, not to hide it from them.”

Keiko O'Brien (née Ishikawa) was a civilian botanist aboard the USS Enterprise-D and on the planet Bajor, later becoming the primary school teacher aboard the starbase Deep Space 9. She was known to be strong-minded, and fought with Bajorans and Bajoran leaders regarding what she taught, refusing outright to teach religion, despite the space station’s proximity to the planet Bajor. When the area she used as a school was bombed, it was found that a prominent Bajoran religious leader was the cause.

When a pregnant Keiko was hurt in a shuttle accident, family friend Kira Nerys acted as a surrogate to carry their second child to term. During the Dominion War, Keiko and her two children lived on Earth, returning to DS-9 in 2374. The following year, her husband took a teaching job at Starfleet Academy, and the family returned to Earth.

Leeta, Restaurant Employee

“Have you ever noticed how all the stars look the same?”

Popular waitress at Quark’s, Leeta was also known as a “Dabo Girl,” a woman who assisted with the most played game on the space station. She made friendships with all that visited Quark’s, and while adept at the game, was also known for being a bit clueless and ditzy. In 2372, she helped form Rom’s worker’s union for Quark’s employees, protesting against his pay cuts. When the Dominion took hold of DS-9 during the Dominion War, she returned to her native planet of Bajor, returning to the station after a time and helping the resistance cell.

After dating both medical Doctor Bashir, and Engineering Doctor Zimmerman, Leeta finally made it public that she had feelings for Rom, and had been waiting for him to ask her out. As she prepared to leave the station with Zimmerman, Rom finally told her how he felt as well, and the two quickly married. When Rom became Grand Nagus in 2375, she left DS-9 with him to the planet of Ferenginar.

Morn, Regular Customer

Infamously known for the Lissepian Mother's Day Heist

Known for his talkative nature and quick wit, Morn was a courier who was always at Quark’s Bar. The Ferengi’s best customer and dear friend, Morn was also a huge gossiper, spreading whatever rumors he heard at Quark’s. Owning his own shipping business allowed him to easily smuggle cargo, which he continued even when the Cardassians took the station back during the Dominion War. He took encoded messages to Benjamin Sisko, helping the resistance cell on the star base.

A wild partier, Morn was invited to the pre-wedding party for Worf and Jadzia Dax in Dax’s quarters. He became such a fixture on DS-9 that when he left for long business trips, Quark had to create a Morn hologram for his bar, lest his sales drop several percentage points. When Morn was forced to fake his own death, in order to wait out the statute of limitations for his most famous heist, he left everything to Quark. Returning to DS-9, he did take back all his possessions, but offered Quark a portion of the latinum he had kept for himself from the Lissepian Mother’s Day Heist.