Duronis II Embassy
After picking up the Akira Class, USS Thunder, NCC-70605-A, the crew began its long trek back home to Duronis II with high spirits about the new ship and getting back to normal. However, when newlyweds Ambassador Tallis Rhul and Fleet Captain Toni Turner were informed by Laudean Prime Minister Vail Daysa, that his people were protesting the replacement for the destroyed Cheyenne Class, and asked the the Ambassador would come in advance of the Thunder-A to help defuse the potential threat to the Federation Embassy, they could not deny him.
Now as the Ambassador and Prime Minister travel through the Providences of Til’ahn, Captain Turner is making plans to help in other areas by empathizing the additional science labs, medical facilities, and diplomatic suites of the ship and down playing the weaponry the ship makes available.
USS Tiger A
The USS Tiger-A was diverted to the Hermates Sector where a strange distress signal was received. After investigation it appeared to have originated from a Federation Shuttle, The Curie, a Zodiac Class Warp Shuttle that was last heard from in 2271 in the Alpha Quadrant near Vulcan. To make matters worse, the area that the Curie distress signal was received was under the influence of the FTU. Upon arrival to a small planet, the Captain and the First Officer beamed down with an away team to investigate. Their investigation was short lived as they soon came under fire from an unknown enemy. Upon returning to the ship, the Tiger came under attack from an FTU ship under the command of Shaelin Gar. To add one mystery upon another, the FTU vessel was destroyed by an unidentified ship moments after the attack on the Tiger ceased. Fifteen Grendellai, including Shaelin Gar, the leader of the FTU ship was beamed onboard the Tiger as it was breaking up. The crew of the Tiger are currently picking up the pieces of the confusing events that have unfolded.
The crew of the USS Thunder, NCC 70605-A, under the temporary command of Lieutanant Commander Alucard Vess continued their investigation of a mysterious alien station buried deep within one of Jupiter’s moons. The initial away team under Major Hannibal Parker was quickly followed by a second under Lieutenant Commander Nugra. Both teams encountered hostility when they arrived. Nugra’s team was beamed into a holding facility which they barely managed to escape, while at the same time Parker’s team was captured by the station’s three surviving denizens — aliens known as Thrallians who had been studying and experimenting upon humans for centuries in a bid to reverse the genetic mutations they had unwittingly caused themselves.
Meanwhile, on the Thunder, the rest of the crew were not having an easy time either. The Thrallians utilized their advanced technology to bombard the Thunder with a signal so strong it knocked out the Thunder’s computer. Commander Miles Unum formulated a plan to use the Thunder’s runabouts to push the Thunder away, allowing the Thunder to use it’s torpedoes to destroy the signal emitters. The away teams succeeded in escaping and returned to the Thunder just as the Thrallians converted their station into a battleship and began their attack. After a prolonged battle the alien vessel was disabled, but not before the Thrallians escaped in a small scout craft.
With their vacation terminated abruptly by Starfleet, the crew of the USS Thunder now face a possible menace in their own solar system!
An ancient base built by an unknown race of aliens that was discovered a few years ago by the crew has come back to haunt them. A new base has been deciphered from captured records that shows one might exist in the Sol System.
The situation has not improved as the USS Thunder has been suffering bugs in her shipboard software that could possibly leave the ship vulnerable.
The USS Thunder was dispatched to Jupiter’s moon Hegemone to investigate the validity of the data. Major Hannibal Parker and his team have launched in their stealth shuttle to investigate. Their actions proved something was there as they were scanned by an unknown device.
Following it back to it’s launch bay, the marine team began preparations to board and discover if this secret alien base is a threat to the Federation.
January was a peaceful time for the crew of the Duronis II Embassy/USS Thunder as shore leave had begun on Earth. With the ravages of war sitting heavily with the crew, they were able to release tensions with the celebration of Lieutenant Paul Sharpe’s marriage to Marine Captain Alexandria Somers.
Events, though, did not go completely well, as Lt. William Tindall’s error in judgment landed him in hot water with the senior staff. Not making sure his special implant was filled with medication and using an expired dosage required his arrest and subsequent stripping of his position and rank. Tindall learned from his mistake, but must earn back the respect of his captain.
By the end of this month, shore leave came to a close. This saw Lieutenant Commander Alucard Vess overseeing the final system checks of the new USS Thunder-A as Fleet Captain Turner was away escorting Fleet Captain Sidney Riley back to her ship.
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The crew of the Duronis II Embassy/USS Thunder continued their struggle to save the SS Galactic Hauler. Having put out the fire, the away team lead by Lieutenant Commander Alucard Vess attempted to discover what happened to cause the fire. Meanwhile, a pirate vessel captained by Harrington James approached the USS Canis Major under the command of Fleet Captain Turner and made threats in regard to the Galactic Hauler‘s cargo. James’s plan soon fell through as Orion vessels were soon detected approaching and he retreated from the area. On the Galactic Hauler, Marine Captain Michael Valentino discovered numerous illicit items hidden in one of the cargo holds, prompting Lieutenant Commander Nugra to arrest the freighter’s captain.
Back on board the Canis Major, the away team arrive on the bridge in time to witness Lieutenant Commander Miles Unum and Ensign Abraham Bennit put into action their plan to fool the Orions into thinking the pirates had obtained the freighter’s cargo, allowing the two ships to escape. Underway again, the crew brought the Canis Major to her final home at the Starfleet Academy Museum. Before being released to shore leave, the crew attended a ceremony at Castle Mey in northern Scotland to witness the launch of the Akira-class USS Thunder-A.
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The crew of the Duronis II Embassy/USS Thunder, having completed most of the cleanup of the Embassy grounds, have now set their sights on their next task, returning the centuries old Hermes-class scout, the USS Canis Major, to Earth. Once there, the vessel will be turned over to the Starfleet Museum, and the crew will pick up their new vessel. En route to their destination, the crew picked up a distress call from the freighter Galactic Hauler, which had suffered a massive fire in their cargo hold.
An away team, led by Lieutenant Commander Alucard Vess, beamed over to the freighter’s bridge where they were met by the vessel’s very evasive captain, who refused to show his cargo manifest. Meanwhile, a second away team led by Marine Captain Angelo Valentino beams in closer to the damaged areas to fight back the fires. It remains to be seen what caused the fire and what the freighter captain is hiding.
The crew of the Duronis II Embassy/USS Thunder was successful in defending Duronis II from the Klingons and the Scarlet Brotherhood. Unfortunately, the Klingon sub-commander, who was thought killed in battle, had taken refuge on the Brotherhood ship, the Vengeance, and as his dying attempt to damage the planet tried to crash the ship on Lokesh City. Lieutenant Commander Alucard Vess, acting CO of the USS Rodimus Prime, and his crew were able to foil the Klingon’s plan by deflecting the ship away from the planet, but not in time to save the crippled USS Thunder. Both the Vengeance and the Thunder were destroyed, and the Rodimus Prime was badly damaged by the aftershocks.
Later, on the planet, Fleet Captain Toni Turner, Captain Tallis Rhul, and Lt. Commanders Hannibal Parker, Kamela Allison, and Marine Captain Hella were joined by Vess and the crew of the Thunder to vanquish the enemy troops that were burning and looting the Embassy.
Exhausted, battle-worn, and facing a night without quarters, the crew of the Thunder endured the hardships. They began a working shore leave and are now on clean-up duty mixed with leisure time.
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The crew of the Duronis II Embassy/USS Thunder continues their struggle to defend the planet Duronis II from the Klingons and the Scarlett Brotherhood. With the help of the Romulan Ambassador and the timely arrival of the SS Black Raven, the Klingon fleet was defeated, and the crew set about preparing for their next encounter, this time with the Brotherhood itself. Teams under Lieutenand Commander Jaxon McGhee and Lieutenant JG William Tindall were sent to the badly crippled Thunder to stabilize the ship and begin rescuing the injured Beta-shift crew.
Meanwhile Lieutenant JG Harold Foster, with the help of the crew of the USS Rodimus-A, tracked down the satellite jamming communications in and out of the system, allowing for information regarding the situation on the planet to reach Starfleet. With communications restored, Foster enacted a plan to mine the corridor through the Sandbar to slow down the Brotherhood fleet, while Ensign S’Kahh Rossh developed a way to beam a Marine boarding party, under Marine Captain Angelo Valentino, onto the Brotherhood ship Vengeance to capture the vessel.
The crew under Lieutenant Commander Alucard Vess, along with their Romulan allies, now face down the Scarlett Brotherhood fleet in their last stand to protect the planet from capture. At the same time, a team under Fleet Captain Toni Turner is on the planet, preparing to take out the Brotherhood leadership on the planet.
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The arrival of a Klingon Ambassador on Duronis II have the crew of the Duronis II Embassy/USS Thunder, NCC-70605 on high alert. Fleet Captain Toni Turner sent Lt Commander Hannibal Parker along with several marines as a bodyguard for Ambassador Boyd Lee to a meeting between the Laudean Prime Minister, Romulan Ambassador, and the new Klingon Ambassador, Tel’Peh, a meeting which ended with Tel’Pehs demand for an Embassy on the planet.
Meanwhile, Marine Captain Hella discovered Klingons meeting with Bajorans at a Laudean vacation lodge, and when she returned with intelligence officer Kamela Allison in tow, discovered a secret alliance between the Klingons and the Scarlet Brotherhood, a worrisome revelation. Klingon ground forces were later discovered on the planet, followed by a Klingon fleet decloaking over the planet. In the following conflict the Thunder was badly crippled, and a Romulan destroyer was destroyed assisting the Thunder.
Starfleet, meanwhile, guessed what was going on and cobbled together a small fleet to go to the Embassies aid. Lt Commander Alucard Vess, away from the Embassy on his honeymoon, was assigned to one of the vessels. Upon arrival at Duronis II, Vess found Lt (JG) Harold Foster and Ensign S’Kahh Rossh adrift in a damaged runabout and brought them aboard, assigning them the task to find a way to detect cloaked ships. They succeeded, allowing the Starfleet ships to surprise the Klingons, beam the senior staff up from the planet, and win the fight.
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Shore leave continued for the crew of the Duronis II Embassy/USS Thunder, NCC-70605. A rather dangerous shore leave for some, as Lieutenant Junior Grade Winyah Kasara and Dr. Lakshmi Tindall were captured outside a Laudean bar and sold as “brides” to a Brenndar nobleman, and Lieutenant Commander Skyleena Blake was caught in an explosion on her home planet of Brekka.
Lieutenant Commander Hannibal Parker lead a small team to successfully rescue Kasara and Tindall, and on the way home they pick up an injured Blake. While on a secret mission Marine Captain Hella discovered a potential Klingon/Scarlett Brotherhood alliance, and on the evening of Lieutenant Commander Alucard Vess’s wedding word arrived to Laudean Prime Minister Vail Daysa of a Klingon Ambassador requesting Ambassadorial representation, prompting Fleet Captain Toni Turner to call for an end to shore leave.
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