The chart below shows the breakdown of species among our playing characters:
“Others” includes: Angosian, Brekkian, Denobulan, Al-Leyan, Android, Brikar, Dahlyd, Grazerite, Iotian, Laudean, Orion, Tandaran, Hologram, Saurian, Denebian, Pythron, Gideon, Romulan, and Cardassian!
In orbit around the Orcus Sect Homeworld, a planet were night is several years long, the Discovery placed a grid of mirrors to bring daylight, harmful to the Orcus Sect members, to the planet surface. But the grid was attacked by a Valdore class Warbird, commanded by Captain Waltas’ daugher, now a member of the sect. At the same time, the away team on the surface split into two. One team found a group that fought against the Orcus Sect, although they were very similar to them, and is still trying to ascertain if they can trust them. Meanwhile, the other team discovered a church that was the entrance to the underground Orcus Temple, and found a normal human that worked for the sect. He was not hostile, however, and they entered the tunnels, in order to rescue the prisoners the sect used as “Livestock”. In orbit, a transporter accident left an officer stranded in the holodeck, and the crew is working on rescuing him at the same time they work on a cure for the infection the Sect members transmitted on some crewmembers.
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The morning after the shore leave party, the crew spent their time settling into their quarters and/or recovering. A short time later they assembled for the first mission briefing aboard their new ship. The mission to escort a convoy of Federation hospital ships carrying 100,000 Romulan refuges to a new home and reunification with their Vulcan cousins was viewed by most of the crew with varying degrees of foreboding. The need for a political resolution before the refugees would be allowed into Federation space could potentially extend the mission for an indefinite period of time.
As if being surrounded by tension from the crew of the Romulan D7 they are trying to help wasn’t bad enough, the USS Aurora’s away team find themselves caught in the midst of an attempted coup against the ship’s leaders, triggered by the arrival of the Aurora and the promise of a potential way home – something not all of those aboard the Romulan vessel want to take. This struggle also manifests aboard the Aurora itself, where the visiting dignitaries are themselves split, resulting in an armed confrontation in the conference room. Luckily, things are resolved with a minimum of trouble on the Starfleet ship, but only in time for it to find itself falling prey to another hazard of the area they have found themselves in – a space-borne crystalline object that begins draining the Aurora of power at a dangerous rate.
The USS Challenger-A is currently in Klingon Empire space after they were asked by the Klingons for assistance with the Xarantine, a species they have been at war with for over 250 years. The situation quickly revealed itself to be more than what it seemed, as the Klingons had quarantined the Xarantine species and were using them as live training aids for their warrior training program. With further investigation, it was found that the Xarantine had surrendered, in the face of Klingon hostilities, which angered the Klingons, who threatened to cause their sun to go supernova if the Xarantine didn’t continue to honorably defend themselves. The crew of the Challenger is now tasked with peaceably resolving the stand-off and saving the Xarantines from future harm!
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Following the wedding of the LtCmdr. Ethan Brice and LtCmdr. Karynn Ehlanii, the crew of the USS Independence-A, NX-1776-A, was given some time to wrap up their shore leave plots. Then, following a request from Ambassador Kare’en m’Hapron m’Adrina who is stationed on a new Romulan colony in the Ithassa region, the crew was recalled for their next mission. The senior staff gathered for a mission briefing, which began with promotions followed by a ceremony for changing the registry number of the USS Independence-A. No longer an experimental vessel, the ship now carries the registration NCC-1776-A. This was followed by a summary of the situation within the Romulan colony which has been struggling with flooding and poor water quality, along with insufficient medical supplies and facilities. The ship’s senior staff was divided into three teams: one to design and build a water reclamation system, one to design and build levees against flooding, and one to set up proper medical facilities for the colony. After significant time for questions which included the level of technology that could be used during this mission, the senior staff was dismissed. Since then, each of the three teams have met to discuss and plan their various aspects of the mission. Additionally, members of the crew have found some time to participate in activities and scenes that facilitate character development.
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Shore leave on Earth was cut short and all members of the crew were recalled to the ship for a reception honoring the promotion of Captain Andrus Jaxx. Fleet Captain Sidney Riley arrived fairly suddenly as most of the crew were still making it back aboard. She presented the new Captain with his promotion in person and stayed only for a short few hours to celebrate the promotion.
With plenty of new tech being tested on the USS Victory NCC-362447, the crew has started preparing to ship out for their next mission. Though they don’t know it, Captain Jaxx has requested a transfer for the crew to StarBase 118 Operations in light of the news that Lieutenant JG Tressa is pregnant.
When the USS Thunder, NCC-70605 was hijacked, seemingly by Ensign Saveron and 2nd Lt. Isaac Green, the crew was faced with the dilemma of retaking control of the ship. Hell-bent on going to Deep Space 9, Saveron and Green diverted all controls to the Battle Bridge on Deck 8, and flooded engineering and other key decks with anesthezine to keep the crew at bay. After a hard-fought battle, the crew, led by Lt. Commander Tallis Rhul, was successful in breaking into the Battle Bridge. Green was captured, but Saveron, under the influence of a Pah-Wraith, fled, attempting to commandeer the Captain’s yacht, but was confronted by Lieutenant Anora Manar, who was possessed by a Bajoran Prophet. Ending a battle between good and evil that threatened to destroy the Thunder, the Prophet and Pah-Wraith were shot with chronitons modified to be lethal to beings of their kind. Now back at the Embassy on Duronis II, the crew is on shore leave, allowing Green and Saveron time to deal with the remorse they feel for having caused the deaths of some of their crewmates and nearly destroying the Thunder.
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After sending a rescue team via a shuttle to the surface of Algeron IV, the Constitution-B came into contact with a Romulan Warbird. Following the usual word play, the Romulans agreed to help in the rescue mission. Their Captain even sends a report on what they know of the lost team of archeologists. Of course, nothing is that simple! Along with their report, the Romulans send a virus to the Constitution computers which begins to disable ship systems, including her shields. Once the shields were disabled, the Romulans sent a saboteur to the Constitution, but he was discovered by Ensign Cole.
Meanwhile on the surface, the away team soon discover that most of the Archaeological team have been killed by a photonic life form. Further investigation reveals that the archaeologists connected the photonic life form to an Iconian relic they found in hope of learning the Iconians’ secrets. The incompatible Iconian system corrupted the photonic life form, who then began severing the heads of anyone who couldn’t duck quick enough.
The crew of the Constitution is beginning a rather desperate plan to ride the ship’s computer of the Romulan virus. Either they will succeed, or the Constitution-B will be reduced to a large mass of smoldering metal.
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Post Totals for April
Congratulations to the Embassy, who actually made so many posts that it broke the previous script for generating this plot!