LERON III – The USS Constitution continued its relief efforts as a team was sent to find missing Starfleet crew members in a sacred off-limits area
The USS Constitution still rests in orbit of Leron III to give the overpopulated inhabitants, a shapeshifting species called the Hinji, much-needed relief at one of their last displacements camps in Tirthal. To do so, Starfleet organized deliveries of replicators, water purifiers, and medical assistance. A team built around the Chief of Operations Lieutenant Prudence Blackwell worked tirelessly to give the Hinji their first taste of Starfleet assistance. During a feast arranged at the evening of their arrival, many Hinji tasted food that wasn’t rations for the first time in many years.
Yet not everyone in the jam-packed camp was happy about the efforts. A chemical fire interrupted the celebrations, though it did not cause any casualties. All that is known at this point is that the attack didn’t target people but rather Starfleet’s replicators. Lieutenant Commander Atan T’Seva, Acting Chief of Security of the Constitution, is leading the investigations at this moment to find the culprit and ensure safety for the camp and the equipment.
RAYTAS SECTOR – A campaign against the Dryary Confederation led by the terrorist organization calling itself the “Natural Order” escalated to a new level of violence as the extremists took control of a Dryary facility and initiated its self-destruction.
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.
SAN FRANCISCO FLEET YARDS – The USS Gorkon returned to its launching point, Earth, to celebrate its second anniversary.
After a mission to Leutra IV, a class M world “that should not exist” orbiting a magnetar star which saw the crew stranded and the ship severely damaged after a cold restart, the Gorkon has returned home for much-needed shore leave and repairs.
On the way back to Earth Fleet Captain Reynolds headed a hearing involving an incident involving Chief Science Officer and Second Officer Lieutenant Commander Ayiana Sevo and a Ranger, Ensign Grace Freeman. Though the hearing, its testimony, and outcome were classified sources say it involved a fight between Sevo and Freeman. Sources further detail that Sevo was stripped of her second officer duties and she and the ranger will be sharing quarters and assist Chief Engineer Cory Stoyer in engineering duties for an unspecified amount of time. Furthermore, Fleet Captain Reynolds has ordered the 451st Ranger to be permanently transferred aboard the Gorkon, under her direct command.
ANTOR II – A bomb was detonated on Antor II’s busy Grand Boulevard city center in New Macau, with casualties feared to be in the thousands.
“Today, it’s my sad duty to report that the citizens of Antor have been targeted by a vicious and deadly terrorist attack. The victims, which we believe to number in the thousands, are our parents, siblings, children, friends, and neighbors,” said Antor II Governor Carolyn Blackhurst in an address to her citizens. “The aftermath of this attack is ongoing, and while we are doing everything we can to keep the damage under control, I must ask that everyone who is able to seek shelter in the nearest emergency shelter facility until we are certain that it is safe to return to our daily lives. At this time, the one thing I can promise is that every effort will be made to ensure that those responsible for this crime will be sought out and brought to justice, and that we are using every resource at our disposal to minimize the loss of life and property caused by this attack.”
LOKESH, DURONIS II – The staff of Duronis II Embassy welcomed the USS Thor, a powerful new ship to the Luxis System.
The inhabitants of Duronis II, which welcomed various off-world embassies to their planet after first contact more than a decade ago, have been struggling with rising violence on their planet as factions vie over the best course forward for their species. The Federation has been an ally of the world government, and has helped defend it – using Starfleet technology – from Starfleet incursions.
The USS Thunder-A had been on duty until recently, when it was replaced by the Vesta-class USS Thor as the lead ship in the area task force. Unlike its predecessor, this new ship is better equipped for a research, exploration, and “search and rescue” mission that’s uniquely suited to the goals of the Federation in and around the Luxis System, home to Duronis II and the Federation embassy.
Government officials of Duronis II have welcomed this new Starfleet ship. “Starfleet will still be able to provide us with any security assistance might we need, rest assured,” offered Prime Minister Vail Daysa.
When pressed on the final disposition of the other Starfleet ships in the area, which remain only by permission of the Duronis II government, a Starfleet spokesman would only say the Thunder would act as backup for the Thor when necessary.
Embassy staff have also recently celebrated an award ceremony that saw a number of people rewarded for heroism and bravery in the face of terrorist threats. Following, many senior personnel were given shoreleave to recuperate. But some Laudeans believe that the expanding family footprint of Starfleet offices from the Embassy on Duronis II puts into question the Federation’s promises to strictly regulate its presence on the planet.
DEEP SPACE 26 — Fresh from their latest humanitarian mission, the crew of the USS Blackwell joined the other ships of the Andaris Task Force in an extended shore leave on Deep Space 26.
After stabilizing the Caraadian ship and finding the cure for the plague ravishing Debin VII, the crew of the USS Blackwell had a good deal of work ahead of them. Science and engineering crews continued for three weeks to decontaminate the ship and help with repairs. Meanwhile, Blackwell’s medical teams administered the cure to the mining outpost populous and toiled to repair the damage caused to their disease ravaged bodies before the job was finally done.
SHOALS — The USS Veritas crew received a pleasant surprise in the form of a special care package of personal correspondences as the ship continues its extended service in the Shoals.
Life aboard a starship can be isolating, and not just for those serving but also the families of those who remain behind on Earth, Vulcan, and other worlds far from a ship’s current assignment. For the crew of the USS Veritas, their assignment to the Shoals has meant that they have been tasked to a “domestic” assignment in name only. Here, the shifting tetryon fields that give the region its name also restrict warp travel to a maximum of warp 5 and hinder reliable subspace communication.
RAYTAS SECTOR – The USS Athena faced-off against a ruthless Black Sentinel agent attempting to destroy Station 9, the Athena itself, and her away team.
The Dryary Confederation’s “Uplifting Protocol” – once an unchallenged policy that conferred technological advancement on specially selected species – has sparked violent conflict, with an organization named the “Natural Order” declaring war on the protocol.
Having threatened to destroy associated government facilities and vessels, Usah Romani – leader of the Natural Order – has issued an ultimatum: Halt the protocol or devastation will be the grisly result.
DURONIS II — Rena, leader of the extremist group “Til’ahn First Militia,” surrenders to government forces as ties between the group and off-world forces exposed.
The Regent of the extremist group Til’ahn First Militia (TFM), Rena, abruptly surrendered to government forces following intense fighting between Laudean forces, backed up by Starfleet personnel, and her own loosely TFM compatriots. Rena, for her part, framed the issue as the TFM having secured the ideals of her group, namely the independence of Til’ahn (Duronis II) from the Federation.
Before the fighting halted it was estimated 60% of the population of Lokesh City were living under de facto TFM rule and government forces were expecting a bloody block by block battle to capture Rena.