SANNIN VII — A bizarre turn of events gripped the Xenozym-17 negotiations, as Ops’ away team stationed within the Cardassian Embassy has been subjected to a body swapping phenomenon.
Doctors Wethern and Marsh joined forces with Cardassian liaison Doctor Lasela Duran. Together, they delve into researching a potential antidote for the effects of Xenozym-17. This collaborative effort unveils the reason behind the Cardassian Union’s reluctance to endorse the seemingly promising remedy. Rumors indicate that the two Starfleet doctors have endured the body swap, but with both working together it is difficult to tell.
Reports indicate that the body swap has led to an intricate mix-up of roles and responsibilities. Notably, Betazoid Commodore Sal Taybrim finds himself in the body of Rodulan Strategic Operations Officer Nestira Aristren. Both officers are grappling to adapt to their new telepathic abilities, striving to master each other’s unique mental connections.
“I swear I feel someone knocking on my mind. Do you knock on minds? Or do you just kick in the front door and saunter in?” said shopkeeper Elias Sandley, who operates a Raktajino stand just outside the Cardassian Embassy. “Never did trust telepaths.”
The predicament continues with Lieutenant Aine Sherlock, Chief of Security and Tactical, who now finds herself compelled to relinquish control to the Ensign inhabiting her body. This complex shift in authority tests the adaptability and teamwork of the crew under these extraordinary circumstances.
At the same time, the USS Narendra is unable to provide immediate assistance following a near-collision incident involving an illicit Klingon racing shuttle. Swift action was taken to intercept the shuttle and apprehend the Klingons responsible. However, the aftermath revealed an additional layer of intrigue. Chief Engineer Lieutenant Commander Rustyy Hael, recently returned to duty, inadvertently allowed an experimental technology known as the Battlefield Logistics and Advanced Defense Engine (B.L.A.D.E.) onto his tricorder during the investigation. This potentially malicious program is currently behaving itself. For now.
Stay tuned for further developments in this intricate web of challenges and mysteries.
Written by Sal Taybrim