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The First Federation was a political and military organization located in the Beta Quadrant (and also placed within the Perseus Arm of the Milky Way galaxy) that existed by the 23rd century. and was first encountered by the United Federation of Planets in the 23rd century. (ST roleplay module: All Our Yesterdays: The Time Travel Sourcebook)

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Primary universe

The First Federation was an organization that existed for thousands of years. Roughly 40,000 years ago, they were involved in a long and lengthy conflict with the Second Orion Empire. During this time, they along with the Orions began interfering with progress of developing planets. This period in their history was the height of their civilization and their archaeoligists were later involved in the exploration of the ruins of Tagus III. However, during the Go Lin Cataclysm in 3600 B.C. a majority of their fleet was destroyed and thus began a long as well as slow decline of the First Federation. (ST roleplay module: All Our Yesterdays: The Time Travel Sourcebook)

Commander Balok of the Fesarius.

Thousands of years later, First contact between the United Federation of Planets and the First Federation occured in 2266 when one of their starships encountered USS Enterprise which was performing a star-mapping mission. With little information about any inhabited planets in the area, the Enterprise soon encountered and destroyed a marker buoy. The Enterprise continued on until they encountered the First Federation flagship, the Fesarius, commanded by Commander Balok. After testing Captain Kirk and the Enterprise crew, Balok welcomed Kirk aboard the Fesarius with open arms, and Kirk left behind Lieutenant David Bailey as a form of cultural exchange. (TOS episode: "The Corbomite Maneuver")

As a result of this peaceful contact, the Fesarius escorted the Enterprise to a First Federation base, and Captain Kirk was given a tour of the base. The immense spacedock facility contained room for 17 Fesarius-class vessels, which were automatically constructed by huge robotic machinery. (TOS novel: Dark Victory)

By 2366, a pair of First Federation ambassadors were traveling on the USS Enterprise-D. (TNG novel: Gulliver's Fugitives) Very little information was revealed about the First Federation since that time though it was known that they were well-traveled. In 2371, the USS Voyager encountered a derelict Fesarius-class vessel that had been abandoned in the Delta Quadrant for centuries. (VOY novel: Ragnarok) Quark had managed to get several bottles of tranya that had the insignia of the First Federation on them in 2372. (DS9 novel: The 34th Rule, DS9 episode: "Facets") In 2373, the crew of the USS Voyager discovered the Fesarius herself in the Delta Quadrant, after the ship's crew rescued David Bailey from the Mondasians. As thanks for their assistance, Captain Janeway was given a tour of the Fesarius, and was given 12 barrels of tranya to enjoy on the journey home. (VOY short story: "Ambassador at Large")

Mirror universe

Similar to the primary universe, the First Federation made first contact with the Terran Empire. However, unlike the mainstream reality, the encounter had a more gruesome ending with Balok being killed and stuffed by Captain James T. Kirk. As a result of this action, the First Federation recalled all of its assets and avoided further contact with the Terran Empire. (TOS novels: Dark Victory, Preserver (novel))

In 2293, Balok encountered the ISS Excelsior near the border of the Klingon Empire and immediately attacked it though he was not aware of the fact that the captain of the Imperial Starfleet ship had exchanged places with his other universe counterpart. The crew of the Excelsior were paralysed in place by the placement of radiation-emitting buoys that threatened to kill of the crew until the ships fighter squadrons destroyed them allowing the vessel to escape from Balok's ship. (TOS video game: Shattered Universe)

The latter action seemingly contradicts the actions of Emperor Tiberius in the Shatnerverse.

Connections

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