The Darkness Within was the first story written for the Swiftfire universe pre-reboot and serves to introduce the main character of Jonathan Masters.

In November 2015, the author revealed that another rewrite of "The Darkness Within" was in progress.[1]


The USS Swiftfire is part of the task force to reinforce Deep Space 9 following the Klingon Empire's invasion of Cardassian Union and their attack on DS9.

Memorable quotes

Background information



Allston, JeriBashir, JulianDax, JadziaHasturKira, NerysMasters, JonathanO'Brien, MilesOdoOwen, GillQuarkRennie, WillaSisko, Benjaminth'Hist, Azihagiser


Bajoran systemBajoran wormholebridgeDeep Space 9Quark'ssickbay

Starships and vehicles

Akira-classbattle cruiserExcelsior-classfreighterGalaxy-classGalor-classK't'inga-classKlingon Bird-of-PreyIKS Ma'tophMiranda-classNebula-classUSS Southern CrossUSS SwiftfireUSS VentureVoid RunnerVor'cha-classwarshipIKS Wo'tang

Races and cultures


States and organisations

Cardassian Central CommandDominionFederation CouncilStarfleet Command


Advanced Tactical Trainingbat'lethBattle of Deep Space 9 (Klingon-Cardassian War)convoydisruptordisruptor pistoldreamHyralan IncidentKlingon-Cardassian Warmek'leth

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