The crew of the USS Drake finds itself at the sharp end of its current mission. The ship has been attacked by a huge space dwelling leviathan and simultaneously infested by an army of poisonous bugs. As the crew race to repair the damage to the ship and battle the bugs, the medical team races to find a cure for the deadly toxin contained in the bugs’ bite.
Faced with an away team being held as “guests” of the Rhyssk- who are intent on hunting the leviathan – the bridge crew formulate a daring plan to satisfy the Rhyssk’s demand for blood , save the leviathan and activate the Ishkarian beacon which is inside the creature.
An away team lead by the ship’s second officer, Lieutenant Commander Danzia, is beamed inside the creature tasked with locating and activating the beacon. Activating the beacon should allow them to phase shift the leviathan and effectively make it appear that it has been destroyed. All that is required is perfect timing by the Drake’s phasers to produce a light show to convince the Rhyssk that the creature has been vaporised.
Amazingly the plan works and the Drake is able to transport all its crew back aboard before the transporters fail completely. The Drake heads back to the Ishkarian home system for some well-deserved shore leave and essential repairs. The fate of the Rhyssk and the leviathans they hunt is left unresolved.
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