A story taking place in a parallel reality.
Multiverse #1: The Renegade Wars
In an alternate timeline of the Renegade’s History, the Black Guard and the rogue organization known as ECHO, bitter enemies in the Prime Timeline, joined forces to create a secret program intent on removing the Federation and instilling a new more controllable government. Labeled the Renegade Initiative, they set forth to build their fleet of highly advance and deadly warships, led by their flagship, the USS Renegade, commanded by Admiral Michael Adams. The first battle of the long war began when the Renegade attacked the Vulcans, believing them to be one of the reasons humanity was held back from development. The bombardment of Vulcan decimated the Vulcan population, reducing their numbers to less than 3000. The survivors were put into camps, separated from one another and forced into servitude. Five days after the event Earth and the Federation issued an ultimatum and demanded the Renegades, as they came to be called, to surrender. They were met with refusal.
The Federation commissioned a fleet, led by the USS Redemption, to take back Vulcan and defeat the Renegade fleet. Ironically, the Redemption was commanded by Captain Malcolm Rouge and First Officer Elli Varamir, who in the Prime Timeline were assigned to the Renegade. The Battle of Vulcan became a significant turning point. As ships on both sides were being destroyed, Admiral Adams ordered the firing of a new weapon, the Nova Torpedo, in hopes of destroying the Federation fleet. The Nova Torpedo created a level 10 supernova explosion that obliterated the entire Federation fleet except for the Redemption, Polaris, and Lexington. The Enterprise was unfortunately lost. Captain Malcolm Rouge was killed, prompting Starfleet to promote Elli Varamir and assigning him command of the remaining battle fleet.
As Starfleet recalled all ships to protect the Core worlds, another situation was developing. Members of Section 31 and Starfleet Intelligence left Earth for an unknown destination, taking with them information critical to the war effort. The Department of Temperol Investigations reported that shortly before this each group’s headquarters exhibited chronotonic particles, evidence of time travel as the source for their abrupt departure. With Starfleet losing important assets fast, they had no choice but to find and destroy the Renegades’ headquarters and their ships. This would prove to be a costly mistake as this extended the war for the next 100 years.
During this time, Captain Ryan Ellison, Harry Mitchel, Henry Jackson, Ramos Talford, and Jack James Rice, the captains of their respective Renegades in the Prime Timeline, would fight each incarnation of the Renegade. It wasn’t until 2387 that Captain Jack James Rice of the Redemption-E would deal the last blow to the Renegades, effectively ending the war. Jack knew that the Federation would ultimately lose the war if something wasn’t done, so he initiated the creation of robotic soldiers that could be mass produced, fearless, deadly, and would never back down. They came to be known as the Machina. Ulitizing them, Jack gather the remaining federation ships and they attacked the Renegades’ headquarters. The battle lasted for twelve hours, resulting in the complete destruction of the Renegades’ fleet and headquarters. In the last confrontation Jack and the crew of the Redemption used a Nova Torpedo to destroy the Renegade-E and put an end to a century of war.
10 trillion people died in the war altogether, and most of the planets were devastated. Earth decided to abandon space and return to its roots on Terran soil to begin again and fix their problems. They donated their vessels to the Federation and seceded from the Federation. Those humans who did not wish to return to Earth were allowed to do so. Captain Rice returned to Earth and began the task of reforming the government. He was made President and officially requested that the Federation to not interfere with humanity until the time was right to return to the stars. However there was one problem that would threaten the galaxy once again.
The Machina that survived the war were deactivated and left on Mars, hopefully to never be used again. One Machina, codenamed Ras’s, had managed to survive the last battle and escaped deactivation. His unique programming allowed him to track down his brothers and reactivate the entire Machina armies. Leaving Mars, they set course for an uninhabited region of space to begin the building of the Machina Regime. 10 years passed as Earth continued to reform and the Machina continued to rebuild. Then disaster struck. A race called the Yvar, organic machines from a distant galaxy attacked the Milky Way, hoping to absorb all its species and rewriting their very atomic structure into new Yvar, effectively wiping out the species. The Borg and Undine were the first to fall, and the Delta Quadrant became the staging ground for the rest of the invasion. The Federation assembled the largest fleet in history to fight the Yvar, but the Yvar proved a more deadly enemy than the Renegades. Whole planets were annihilated as the Yvar made their way towards Earth. When they reached Earth, they met a foe that would prove more than a match for them. The juggernaut of the Machina Regime, who still believed their sworn duty was to protect humanity, amassed an enormous fleet around Earth intent on protecting her to the final ship. The battle would see the Yvar’s first and only defeat, as the Machina began exterminating them. After the defeat the Yvar, the Machina made contact with President Rice and vowed to protect their creators.