|WARNING! This article contains MAJOR spoilers for the recently released episode There Is A Tide.... Caution is advised.|
In 3189, Deep Space 253 became a point in high-level negotiations between Fleet Admiral Charles Vance and Minister Osyraa of the Emerald Chain. In the armistice treaty, Osyraa negotiated for the Federation to sanction trade between DS253 and the Emerald Chain, and to allow the mercantile to establish an embassy on the deep space station.