With the increased tensions caused by both the Klingons and Romulans in the Sector, it was clear that a show of force to help keep the peace was needed. Enter the USS Sampson, an Ascension Class vessel armored to the teeth and standing ever vigilant to facilitate Starfleet's, as well as the Task Force's mission in the area. The Klingons and Romulans have been trying to push into Federation territory and a stand must be made. Make no mistake, this is a combat vessel, not a pleasure cruise. The Sampson will be sent to hostile areas to avoid further conflicts, step in situations to perform search and rescue missions, and to be the "heavy" if such a presence is needed in this hostile and dangerous space they are attempting to call home.