The Frigid Bleed
Watching the border between the Bleed and Federation space, Starbase 4139 is one of starfleet’s gateway into the sector. No federation cruiser is allowed beyond it without the permission of Admiral Singh and Rear Admiral Qwuan; and yet there are always several sovereign and escort class ships stationed there – in need of repair.
Publicly, this has positioned the space station as a dry dock and bazaar. But both the cynical and the wise realize that Starbase 4139’s major trade is actually information. Intelligence of all kinds accretes at Starbase 4139, making it a major hub in Federation Intelligence for the Reguloon Sector – and not just from its large array of sensors, and massive computer banks that hold all ‘scientific data’ brought back from those ‘survey missions.’