BAROSSA SECTOR – Amity Outpost’s most ambitious event is underway, hosted by Ambassador Niarivi Vataix and her diplomatic team, alongside a ship rally and a Science and Cultural Exchange expo.
The USS Voyager’s custom-built auxiliary vessel took part in the Antarian Trans-Stellar Rally when it first travelled through the Delta Quadrant in the 2370s. The race ships were tiny scout spacecraft that relied on enriched deuterium fuel. The rally’s popularity has risen, and it has subsequently evolved into a racing class that extends beyond Antarian orbit. Several species have filed requests for entry to the first annual Antarian class Amity Trans-Nebula Rally, which will be held at Amity Outpost.
Each team’s ship must be evaluated to verify it fulfils class requirements in order to compete over the 2.1 billion kilometre route. Amity’s version of the race will make use of the adjacent solar nebula’s unusual terrain. Asteroids and planetesimals will have to be carefully avoided. Dust and gases will also pose a significant obstacle to the various racers’ abilities.
The rally will take place on the opening day of the exhibition for scientific and cultural exchange. The exhibition, which will be held in Amity Outpost’s elegant Grand Mezzanine, will allow many species from both the Alpha and Delta quadrants to display their scientific achievements. It will also allow for the exchange of knowledge. Along with the exhibition, delegates will present their ideas during a lecture series in Amity’s Peace Park, the outpost’s 205-meter-diameter botanical gardens.
The staging of both events is predicted to result in a 43 percent increase in people on the first day of the expo. It just so happens that it is racing day.
“We’re prepared logistically,” replied LtCmdr. Wil Ukinix, Starfleet adjutant and First Officer. “During the event, we anticipate a fun, casual atmosphere with a party vibe at night. We believe it will be remembered for years to come, and we expect to meet many new people in the Delta Quadrant.”
For days on each side of the expo, the Paxau sector in the Habitat Ring, a hotel district for travellers to the station, is entirely scheduled.
Written by Wil Ukinix