STARBASE 118 – Ocala separatists have hijacked the USS Narendra, and the senior staff of StarBase 118 has been rushed to intervene.
STARBASE 118 – In the wake of the Devidian incident, the Starbase 118 Operations crew settled back to throw a baby shower, meet with family, and welcome new officers.
STARBASE 118 – A temporal anomaly leaves an officer stranded in the past after an attempt to prevent temporal war.
STARBASE 118 – In the wake of strange temporal anomalies, the crew of Starbase 118 finds itself trying to defend their timeline in both the past and the present.
STARBASE 118 — Celebrations follow the announcement of Commander Theo Whittaker taking command of the USS Blackwell.
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.
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
TRINITY SECTOR – The starliner Meridia was playing host to a murder mystery themed event when targ urine found its way into the vessel’s propulsion system – effecting a complete shutdown.
Captain Elana Doreln, Meridia’s captain, petitioned Starbase 118 for assistance. Following a rescue effort, the vessel is now docked. It is not known at this time how a targ was introduced to an area of the ship usually off limits to unauthorised crew.
“Yes I can confirm that a repair crew has been assigned to… ‘degunk’ the Meridia,” said Starfleet press liaison Lieutenant Annnabeth Hooper, “It has been a quiet week and we were only happy to render assistance. Captain Doreln has expressed her heartfelt gratitude and invited Captain Taybrim and the Operations Tower’s senior staff to a formal dinner this evening.”
The Meridia has been coined by several FNS travel writers as “a playground for those with far too much latinum” and has a waiting list of prospective guests of two years. The vessel is especially unusual for it’s heavy use of holography, utilising the technology to quickly change interior design specifications to match the themed cruises as well create ‘murder victims’ and to bolster the vessel’s already large hospitality staff. It has come under fire from advocates for hologram rights on a number of occasions, although Dr. Isabellzia Zantos, the owner of the Meridia, has refuted any such involvement of these activists on this occasion.
Written by Chalan Fuliar
TRINITY SECTOR – Starfleet Command announced today that Captain Sal Taybrim has once again been appointed as station commander.
Following the recent fallout from an Orion Syndicate-funded attack on the Trojan-II class space station, Captain Storm Bomba had been appointed as Taybrim’s replacement, but Starfleet Command revealed that he had been removed as station commander, citing “unbecoming conduct for an officer in his position.”
“The security and safety of all Federation citizens in the Trinity Sector is of paramount importance to Starfleet Command and following several questionable command decisions that placed civilian lives in danger, Admiral Vivan Hauke, sector commander, felt it necessary to permanently remove Captain Bomba, from his position and reinstate Captain Sal Taybrim,” said Starfleet media relations officer Lieutenant Arabella Krisha in a press conference at Starfleet headquarters in San Fransisco. Lieutenant Krisha declined to comment further on reports coming from Starbase 118 that said Bomba was in fact forced to step down during a recent mission to Dominicus VI.
DOMINICUS IV — While searching for kidnapped Starfleet officers, the Starbase 118 crew uncovered an Orion Syndicate mining operation and liberated 750 being held against their will.
The crew of StarBase 118 were investigating the disappearance of a Starfleet away team when they uncovered a mining operation on Dominicus IV where forced labor was being employed by the Orion Syndicate to mine dilithium. In response, Starbase 118 launched the USS Columbia to retrieve the missing officers and liberate those being held captive.
Commander Theo Whittaker led a covert away team into the mines to locate the missing Starfleet officers. The away team was quickly able to ascertain the strength of the Syndicate guard force and the number of people being held against their will in the compound. Unfortunately, a short firefight between the away team and the guards alerted mine owner Omari Damarkus of a Starfleet presence. Damarkus retaliated by holding a number of people hostage and threatening to kill them if Starfleet did not immediately leave. After some quick thinking by the away team, and a bit of improvisation, Whittaker and his officers were able to lower the mine’s defensive shields to allow full contact with the Columbia.