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# 23
04-15-2013, 11:16 AM
According to the Path to 2409 they are, but according to events during 2409 they have stopped. The Galaxy-X was one of the first two ships available outside of the regular ship progression (TOS Connie preorder being the other), and was a flagrant violation of the Trety of Algeron. The VA ships were also pretty early additions (I think the next three out Fed side after those two? Or was the Excelsior out before that?), and include a second violation.

Whether the Federation now considers the treaty invalid or if they've declared it in abeyance because of Romulan violations of it isn't clear, but either way it's no longer in force somehow - the Federation has developed a cloaking device, and is now using a short term cloaking device acquired from New Romulus (the treaty also forbade the use of cloaking devices acquired from elsewhere).

Last edited by hevach; 04-15-2013 at 11:21 AM.