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October Plot Summary for the USS Excalibur

The situation looked dire, and extremely complex on Agurtha. The ship was forced to enter the upper atmosphere and shift to a polar orbit to avoid the impact of the energy waves coming from the gateway. . On the planet, the away team reached the gateway in time to see a massive pulse finally open the apparently damaged gate.

Making things worse, a Tal’Shiar engineered explosion triggered at the Agurtha hospital wounded many.

Needing to make sure everyone was safe, the Captain and FO pulled the crew off of Agurtha working to save the lives of those injured and take the ship far enough away to avoid more pulses. Moving out of orbit, the FO was called down to sickbay where his sister was lying unconscious, though unaffected by the plague. The doctors determined that the plague only affected Romulans, and that the hybrid nature of Luna Walker was sufficient to create a cure. At the same time, the FO realized that the Tal’Shiar had attacked his sister while following the letter of their agreement.

Coming to a hard decision, he left sickbay only to encounter another surprise. The combination of the pulses from the gateway and the active transporters had pulled the sentient creature asleep in his head out into a real body. “Scott” was restrained and left as a distraction for the ships Intelligence and security to deal with. Commander Orman, after only a few minutes, realized the intent of Captain Walker’s actions, but didn’t realize he had modified ship’s sensors to hide his actions. As he left, a pre-created message spawned in the Captain’s ready room, sharing that Captain Walker’s family had been targeted by the Tal’Shiar for years, and by surrendering his commission, he would be able to protect them on Agurtha. The crew took the news badly, feeling betrayed by the news when Captain Nicholotti shared it. With the cure being distributed, and a new government being created due to their influence, the crew is ready to leave orbit.


The USS Excalibur-A Launches Under Captain Kalianna Nicholotti

As time marches on, so too does the realm of technological advancement. New ships are developed, new technologies are implemented, and new doors of exploration are opened. The launch of the Vesta-class USS Excalibur-A is only the latest sign that this is true, following a long and distinguished line of Starbase 118 vessels that span both time and space. Becoming the newest playable ship in the Fleet, the Excalibur joins an amazing lineup.

Developed as a test-bed ship, capable of testing and trying new technology, experiments, and serving as a mobile research platform, the Excalibur’s first mission will put her strengths to use right away. While not outfitted with quite as many ‘teeth’ as her sister ships, she is still more than capable to handle anything she might run into between the Trinity sector, Thracian space, and the frontier beyond the Romulan and Klingon Empires.

Christened the ‘Excalibur’ after the legendary sword once wielded by King Arthur on Earth, the ship sets out into the unknown with a goal of helping to usher in a new age of prosperity, and technological development throughout her area of operation. Outfitted with the brand new Quantum Slipstream drive as well, the ship is capable of providing support to strategic locations throughout Federation space in less time than ever before.

With a world of trouble at their doorstep, the crew of Starbase 118 Ops will be reassigned as the crew of the newly commissioned USS Excalibur-A. Officially, the ship launches this weekend, as the crew steps into a mission that will prove to be anything but clear cut. Thousands of Thracians are dying, and soon it will be up to the new crew of this ship to save them, and potentially a large part of the remaining Romulan race.

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