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Following the end of the Four Years War between the United Federation of Planets and the Klingon Empire, Admiral Brazeau led the Eighth Fleet to the Rigel system, from which the Klingons had recently withdrawn. The Klingons had spared the Orions of the Rigel system from the scorched earth policy of the Year of Horror to make them appear to be allies of the Empire. The Botchok Planetary Congress was just relieved to not suffer the atrocities, and ordered a triumphant welcome to the Eighth Fleet. Brazeau's ships responded by duly sending their arrival details ahead, in observance of the Orion Neutrality Act. (FASA RPG - The Orions modules: Book of Common Knowledge, Book of Deep Knowledge)
On reference stardate 1/9806.29 (c. 2256), Brazeau and the Eighth Fleet arrived, immediately sealing off the Rigel system. They then landed soldiers on the Orion homeworld of Rigel VIII (Botchok) to capture the spaceport and communications centers. With them came the Rigel Demilitarized Zone Commission, to meet with the Botchok Planetary Congress. (FASA RPG - The Orions module: Book of Deep Knowledge)
By the 2370s, this fleet consisted mainly of older Ambassador, Nebula and Miranda-class vessels, and was tasked with exploring the Alpha Quadrant, away from the Federation in the direction of the galaxy's core, past Ferenginar. (Decipher RPG module: Starfleet Operations Manual)
The RPG The Dominion War Sourcebook: The Fires of Armageddon, published by Last Unicorn Games after they had lost their Star Trek licence, states that the Eighth was commanded by Admiral Orben Sel from the USS Nevsky during the Dominion War. It spent two-thirds of the War defending Andoria and the last third along the front lines. It also states the fleet included the following constituent elements: