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The Eternal Party welcomes the USS Gorkon

IANA STATION – Following a serious accident in the Roman Expanse, the crew of the Gorkon relax and rejuvenate aboard “The Eternal Party”, the space station Iana.


Murderer Captured on the Cruise Liner Meredia

STARLINER MEREDIA — After attacking fellow cruise passengers a murderous author was apprehended by Starfleet crew.

Following attacks on several popular murder mystery authors on board the luxury Starliner Meredia, the crew of StarBase 118 launched a full investigation into the crimes. With two authors dead and two more in critical condition, the remaining cruise passengers were moved to their quarters as the cruise ship was searched for evidence. However the murderer had tampered with the holographic core of the ship causing the Meredia’s interior to keep changing through different cruise themes and covering the murderer’s escape. While Lt. Commander Hael worked to fix the holo core, teams from across the ship started to look for Ms. Ardel, an eye witness who was acting suspicious.

At the same time Lt. Commander Trel’lis and Lieutenant Kasun were working with Federation investigator Jian Kuan Yuen to uncover an illegal animal smuggling ring run by the Pelian trader Mersian Dels. At first they believed that Dels was also behind the murders but there was no evidence to connect him to anything beyond illegal animal trade. Suspicion heavily fell on the missing Ms. Ardel.

Ms. Ardel’s plans for escape were thwarted by Captain Taybrim and Ensign Lyndsay who cornered her and forced a confession. She was quickly apprehended by security as Starfleet teams worked to correct the computer malfunctions and return the Starliner Meredia to full operational order.

“You should have seen it!” catering assistant Havnek Joahn commented to reporters. “She was seriously riding this gigantic holographic wolf and yelling about how she was the best author and all these people had stolen her work. If it wasn’t for those Starfleet officers she might have gotten away with it, too!”

After all was settled on the Starliner Meredia the crew of StarBase 118 returned for a well deserved rest, welcoming on board new security officer ensign Braddock and enjoying some downtime.


Starfleet officer’s life endangered by suspected Tkon artifact

STARBASE 104 – Despite having been extinct for over 600,000 years, the mysterious Tkon empires continues to wreak havoc on the lives of Federation citizens, the latest being a member of Starfleet aboard the USS Constitution-B.

While the ship recently docked at Starbase 104 for shoreleave, Lieutenant Choi Ji-hu began investigating imprints left on the glial cells of Lt. T’Reshik following contact with an ancient computer believed to be a Tkon artifact discovered on Leron III.

Complications with the investigative surgery quickly escalated the situation, endagering T’Reshik’s life. Only the quick actions of Doctor Shar’Wyn Foster, followed by telepathic intervention by Commander Saveron, resolved the situation and saved the Starfleet officer from permanent harm.

The cause of the complications was an unplanned mind meld between Choi and T’Reshik prior to the procedure and Captain Rajel faced the regrettable necessity of determining the appropriate punishment for both crewmembers.

Written by Saveron


Barrage of viruses run rampant on Starfleet vessel

USS BLACKWELL – Federation sources confirm that the Olympic-class USS Blackwell (NCC-58999) has experienced an incursion of viruses, both biological and technical, while while on routine operation near the Burellion system

A malicious technical malfunction resulted in a loss navigational control. After heroic efforts to stop the virus, a last-ditch effort to undermine the virus by delivering a shock-pulse to the ship using the deflector dish resulted in severe damage to to the vessel that resulted in the ejection of the warp core.

In the midst of the chaos, telepathic crew members began experiencing unexplained thought projections and invasive memory exchanges, with Capt. Zaekia – a Kalean telepath – was forced to remove himself from command and temporarily place the ship in the first officer’s hands. Doctors and counselors came together and determined that a malignant virus was the culprit, and they are currently working to heal those affected.

RAdml. Renos, the Andaris Task Force’s highest ranking officer, was engaged in diplomatic meetings with Consortium founder, Dr. Richardson, and was called back to the Blackwell to help with the present situation. With the extent of damage to the Blackwell quite severe and few Federation resources nearby to assist, the Renos was forced to contract with the Consortium to help rebuild the ship.

“I’m sure glad that Commander Brell is not here to see this. I hope he’s doing well on his new ship,” remarked CW3 Saul, an engineering technician while assessing the wreckage of engineering.

Written by Merrick R’ven


Crew of USS Thor attacked by a new alien species, hitches a ride with another

TYPHON EXPANSE — The crew of the USS Thor was attached while checking out mysterious graviton pulses with weapons utilizing Typhon Anomalies themselves.

Starfleet Command ordered the USS Thor to investigate graviton pulses detected by telescope within the Typhon Expanse. While graviton pulses could be part of the normal properties of the expanse, the regularity and the magnitude of these pulses led Command to believe a personal investigation was warranted.

Dropping out of warp the Thor discovered a planet, seemingly in orbit of nothing and alone in space, but with an enormous pair of towers, or pylons in orbit each thirty kilometers tall. Before an investigation of the pylons and surrounding space could be effected the Thor came under attack. “Attention alien intruder. I claim your vessel on behalf of the Vouaht Crown by divine order. Prepare for your defeat in battle,” announced the attacker, later identified as Major Commander Cremia Pal.


USS Veritas investigates damaged outpost

THE SHOALS – The USS Veritas crew is rethinking proven technologies to increase their effectiveness in the Shoals.

The USS Veritas, NCC-95035, recently featured in the Federation News Service for the ship’s response to extremist attacks on Antor II, departed the capital of the Colonial Coalition central to the Federation presence in the Shoals region. Now, Veritas has turned its attention to a badly damaged Shoals outpost, Outpost 3.

Starfleet personnel have had no comment thus far on any possible link between the attacks on Antor II and the attack that nearly destroyed Outpost 3, but a high-ranking source from within the Colonial Marshal Service indicate that the commander of the Veritas, Captain Roshanara Rahman, has taken a personal interest and is leading away teams herself to assess the damage.

Meanwhile, the starship’s crew has also been pouring resources into an experimental shuttle refit project. The project is centered on the development of modular attachments for two of the Veritas’ type-10 shuttlepods. If successful, the redesigns ships would have access to a variety of interchangeable loadouts that would allow for extreme versatility when dealing with the region’s unique physical properties and challenging political situations.

“The Shoals present unique challenges when it comes to power management,” remarked Lieutenant Commander Mei’konda, the Veritas’ Caitian first officer. “Our ship carries Type 10 shuttlepods, which handle those difficulties well, but which have a limited range of missions they can handle. We’re attempting to expand the shuttles’ capabilities through modular additions.”

Written by LtCmdr. Mei’konda


USS Atlantis conducts negotiations between rival empires for control of the planet Devron

DEVRON, PAR’THA EXPANSE – USS Atlantis relaunched; conducts negotiations to end crisis on border province shipping world.

The USS Atlantis, NCC-74682, has been relaunched. Under the command of Commander Brell, and Lieutenant Commander Alexander Williams, the ship is undertaking a new mission to explore the Par’tha Expanse. After the crew was welcomed aboard in an informal ceremony in the ship’s mess hall, they were briefed about a tense situation on the planet Devron, the location of their first mission.

The crew prepared to conduct negotiations between two empires, who both claim rightful ownership of the planet and its important starport. Officially, Devron is aligned to the Caraadian House of the Expanse but a local group of nobles desires to break free and join the Valcarians instead. As the endpoint of the “Devron Run,” a vital shipping lane that connects the worlds of Prosenna, Derex, Beruna and connections to the Oscion Shipping Lane, the Caraadian’s have deemed it too important to simply surrender to the Valcarians.


Starfleet investigates murder aboard civilian starliner

STARBASE 118 — A representative from StarBase 118’s media relations department has confirmed that an investigation into a string murders aboard a civilian starliner has begun.

Two passengers were found dead aboard the civilian starliner Meridia, and another was rushed to the station’s medical complex after a vicious attack. The first victim has been identified as Nate Becker, a Betazoid/Human, and the second as Akal-Teke, a Zaldan. The third victim, Emma Dartmoor, remains in critical condition.

StarBase 118 had responded to a distress call from the Meridia, which had been experiencing engine trouble. The starbase’s senior staff accepted an invitation to a formal dinner as a gesture of thanks by the vessel’s captain Elana Doreln. It was during this dinner that the body of Mr. Becker was discovered, having died from an apparent cyanide overdose. Shortly afterwards, Mrs. Dartmoor was then found brutally attacked, which apparently happened in a brief power outage. Akal-Teke was later found murdered with a holographic recreation of an icicle — after the holographic safeties had been deactivated.

Officials have also confirmed the presence of a dangerous computer program that allowed the murderer, who has yet to be caught, to control much of the Meridia’s systems.

“The program appears to be extremely sophisticated,” said Lieutenant T’Vraana of StarBase 118 Media Relations. “It’s architecture is currently being examined.”

Written by Theo Whittaker


Crew of the USS Constitution enjoy some well-deserved down-time

STARBASE 104 – Following the resolution of events on Leron III, the USS Constitution-B returns to her home base for some R&R – though not everything is restful or relaxing.

During what should have been a standard aid mission, the revelation that the Hinji’s Sunmother deity was a member of the T’kon Empire has huge implications for the Hinji, and for their relations with the rest of the Federation. “Today we have witnessed the beginning of something new and we can only hope that it is a change for the better.” Said Capt. Rajel.

Following the fraught rescue of the Constitution’s away teams from the volatile situation – thanks to the combined wizardry of recently arrived Ensigns T’Naa Cicoone and Jacob Horne – the crew are recovering. There were no fatalities, although Lt Solaris McLaren is recovering from both a broken arm and the discovery that she is a distant descendant of the original ‘Sunmother.’ Lt. T’Reshik’s broken hand was easily healed thanks to Dr. (Lt.) Milsap’s expertise, but an imprint has been left on her brain cells by the T’kon technology. Engineering officer Lt. JG. Choi is working with the science officer to devise appropriate treatment.

Following the Constitution’s return to Starbase 104, Cmdr. Titus Valerius of Starfleet Intelligence and Lt. Cmdr. Maxwell Traenor, the Constitution’s First Officer, departed for unspecified reasons. Traenor’s return is anticipated in a few months – in the meantime Cmdr. Saveron will be acting as first officer.


USS Thor solves the riddle of Pirates, Risa, and San Francisco

THYPHON EXPANSECoverages continues from last month, when the shakedown cruise of the USS Thor encountered a dimension-splitting phenomenon that landed members of the crew in disparate locations and times.

As the crew of the Thor scrambled to determine why some were stranded in San Francisco, a Ba’ku Forrest, and a 19th-century pirate ship, the discovery of a temporal anomaly aboard the Pirate Ship Thor led to communication being established with the crew members stranded there.

Ingenious engineering from Ensign T’Kaara and others aboard our present-century Thor resulted in some of the crew being able to return home, while First Officer Oddas Aria’s discovery that their malfunctioning Emergency Medical Hologram was most probably the source of the issue allowed the situation to move toward resolution.

Reportedly, the malfunctioning EMH cried “The creature was about to eat you all!” when it was found hiding in an engineering closet. Further investigation determined that the EMH’s errant actions to save the crew from a non-existent threat coincided with the genesis of temporal anomalies from the Typhon Shield Device.

When power from non-essential systems were shunted to device, anomalies were drawn out of the ship, allowing the crew to regain control. Oddas was then able to power down the holodecks and ended their simulations and moving the EMH in cold storage, with a promise to him his recovery would be a top priority.

Amidst the commotion, Rear Admiral Toni Turner gave birth to twins (a boy and a girl). Ongoing medical tests have been ordered to ensure no long-term effects have been suffered by the telepathic members of the crew, especially the Vulcan and Betazoid members.

Written by Oddas Aria


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