Zulu Team

Is the Tomato Rotten?
Session 3


IMPORTANT – The GM has introduced a new skill called Observe. This is the equivalent of a spot check. Using Intellect (Perception) as its Attribute. At least Observer 1 for all.

Previously on Star Trek – Darkon:
• Darkon also manages to push through the renaming of the SURPRISE. We are now aboard the USS AIRWOLF and Darkon even has a plaque made! Typical Darkon.
• Darkon and the Admiral talk briefly about what happened at Trelka, the Zandorian Confederation ships at Vorlon and the mission while I upload all the information on the Founders and what was said about the Federation and the Dominion being allies – the Vorta High Chancellor etc. and the hyper gate details \ location plus the mission data so far in case something happens. Sent directly to Admiral Ross and backup to my Tricorder.
• Repairs to the main systems are under way thanks to the 3D grid display Davros provided for me. Teams are already replacing the faulty components and I can see them change from RED to GREEN as they come online.

New Session Notes
• JC (has 7 courage points) continues to organise the repairs of the ship as we head towards the Klingon Fleet – 3 hour trip.
• Darkon heads to the medical bay to see if General Chang is awake and maybe also talk to Dvoraks.
• There are beds in the corridor outside the medical bay with people on them – Klingons mainly and there is a specialist security officer standing guard.
• Dr Trek-Lek is helping with the wounded. Vigo is hurt so is among the wounded. Darkon stealthy and silent bodyguard B’hor is ever at his side.
• Dr. Trek-Lek says the General is in the medical bay and will recover (eventually) from his wounds.
• Dvoraks was to be discharged but Darkon wants to talk to him first. The General is still unconscious and B’hor puts his hand on the Generals chest and says some kind of verse in Klingon, or a prayer.
• Darkon talks to Dvoraks – we are going to have words; get your ass out of the bed and you are coming with me. Dvoraks gets up and follows beside Darkon. B’hor has drawn his gun and is following along ever vigilant and Darkon asks Dvoraks ‘Why are the Zandorian Confederates after you?’
• Dvoraks refuses to answer so B’hor slams Dvoraks in the back; Dvoraks falls over and gets back up.
• Who are you working for? Darkon asks and Dvoraks replies ‘I am not at liberty to say.’
• B’hor slams him again and Dvoraks is NOT happy. ‘I cannot tell you so do what you want with me.’
• Are you working with Gette? ‘I cannot answer you’ replies Dvoraks.
• ‘You are going to the brig’ says Darkon and Dvoraks does not care – what will be the reaction we wonder…
• At the brig Freya is there and the three Zandorians are in one cell. The Zandorian’s eyes change colour (white – deep seated fear) when Dvoraks walks into the brig and Dvoraks hides his reaction that he knows these are confederates. Darkon realises all this.
• Freya opens the second cell and orders Dvoraks in and adds ‘I should have stunned you…’ says Darkon and Dvoraks says ‘I know…’
• Dvoraks asks after Gette and Darkon gives some rubbish answer that all present know is a lie.
• Back in Engineering JC continues to monitor and watch the red lights go to green as systems comes back online. JC gets Davros to monitor the repairs so he can head to the cargo bay and start looking over the Zandorian ship.
• JC arrives and says to Fran we will check the Zandorian ship – the cloak is sealed in a force field by Fran and the pair enter the ship to find Romar searching the ship – strange
• They talk to Romar and then he leaves but Fran knows there is something wrong with Romar… and notices Romar has no comm badge. He manages to relay this information to JC who immediately seals the cargo bay and erects a force field around the Zandorian ship
• The pair watch as Romar tries to access a console so JC has Davros disable it.
• JC alerts the Captain and security and the computer says Lt Romar is in his quarters… well his comm badge is.
• JC realises that there is something wrong, Lt Fran questions the psychic powers of the Zandorians and whether they could transfer their consciousness between bodies (awarded Courage Point). This prompts JC to remember something Van Ricky said about Sub-Commanders. They have the ability to transfer their essence \ mind to another body and that Lt Romar is currently being mind-controlled by the dead Sub-Commander!
• Things go badly as the Sub-Commander starts combat and tries to rush Fran and JC but as the pair are behind the force field Romar disappears behind the Zandorian ship.
• The door to the cargo bay opens and B’hor stealth’s in and Romar \ Sub-Commander fires and almost kills Darkon! B’hor fires and Romar dodges while Darkon manages to close the door to the cargo bay.
• Fran does a psychic attack on Romar which disrupts the Sub-Commanders control briefly and Romar starts to gain control and tries to kill himself. Luckily Davros has turned off all weapons in the cargo bay so this fails.
• B’hor manages to charge and knock Romar down after JC stuns Romar.
• JC request Dr Trek-Lek to report to cargo bay as he has replicated a pair of neural dampeners and placed them on the head of Romar, but the Dr says to hypo spray Romar to keep him unconscious.
• The hypo works (err on the side of stronger dose) and JC thinks about the best way transport Romar so that no one touches the body.
• Everyone is not sure if the neural analyser device will work.
• JC checks the Zandorian ship while Darkon and B’hor return to the bridge.
• JC scans for Vulcan DNA to work out what was touched. Romar \ Sub-Commander was looking at the roof of the vessel when JC and Fran entered but JC and Fran cannot see anything.
• Against advice, Fran goes to the brig and says to the Corvette Captain that part of the conscious from the Sub-Commander entered a Star Fleet Personal. The Zandorian Troopers have no idea and the Corvette Captain will not speak on the matter at all, much as was expected. Darkon said this would be the case.
• Dvoraks appears to not care but we know he is listening, when then Corvette Captain says ‘I am ending this conversation now’ and ignores Fran. Dvoraks laughs at Fran.
• Fran tries to read the Corvette Captains mind and fails! – Although they have no psychic powers it would seem the species is resistant – much like Ferengi. The lower ranked were easier to read but alas knowledge seems to be compartmentalized and they were useless for what information Fran was seeking.
• Fran says to Dvoraks ‘You might be able to perform your parlour tricks but I could break you if I wanted to.’ – For once Dvoraks expression shows emotion – perhaps apprehension
• Fran arrives back and says… wait for it… ‘Darkon was right but don’t tell him!’
• Dvoraks is Section 31 (says Fran) but it is not that Black and White – not sure how this conclusion was reached. Fran explains that he has had mental resistant training, he encountered similar methods employed by section 31 personnel. It would take some effort but he could break him eventually.
• Fran says Dvoraks was on the planet for 3 months and he did not help Fran. Fran also mentions to me the reason for his disciplinary action. – Didn’t read his mind during this time (although it would have been easy considering his condition but respected the privacy of prisoners once he knew they weren’t Cardassian/Romulan spies.
• I point out where there is Vulcan DNA and what was Romar was looking at – could it be a psychic is needed to open any sealed compartment.
• JC has Davros scan once more for any Zandorian communication signals leaving our ship – Davros says the Zandorian ship is sending a signal. JC tells Davros to advise the Captain and then scan and locate where the signal is going while we search the ship.
• The beacon \ signal is transmitting towards Vorlon and there is a coded message within the transmission!
• Under a seat the transmitter is found and after scanning it with the Borg Tricorder JC manages to break the encryption – he can also unlock the PADD the Sub-Commander had – the secret message is as follows:-
o Mission compromised
o Dvoraks and Darkon located
o Priority mission is now Darkon – General Order 15
o Returning to Confederation Space
• Fran scans for psychic emanations and finds nothing.
• JC contacts the Captain and sends the info to the Captain’s Chair; over the comm we hear ‘fucking what???’ Classy as always.
• Silver says he and Dr Lori are ready to test the enhanced scanners so they can see if the Zandorian Ship is over Vorlon, but it will take 7 mins for the information to come back.
• There is another seat in the Zandorian ship and that is probably the where the Sub-Commander was sitting – it is very plush and comfortable for long distance travel.
• JC goes and grab the tricorder Romar \ Sub-Commander was using.
• Fran asks what was Romar \ Sub-Commander going to do with the computer terminal; Transport to Engineering or another part of the ship?
• Fran gets the computer to analysis any Vulcan DNA evidence from Romar’s quarters to the cargo-bay, eliminating standard places and realizing the Zandorian (in Romar’s body) accessed 6 restricted panels).
• JC wonders if the changelings managed to break the Indigo level security. He does not think so but as they had system access it did not matter – the systems were linked so it was enough to get around the ship using the Loki access.
• Darkon goes to the brig and says to Dvoraks so that the Corvette Captain can also hear ‘I have a General Order on me. 15 to be precise.’
• Dvoraks does not respond – the Troopers eyes go orange (confusion) but the Corvette Captains eyes go Green.
• Darkon turns to the Corvette Captain and says ‘What is this General Order 15 on me?’
• Darkon orders the Corvette Captain to answer and Dvoraks says ‘That’s not the way to talk to them’ and ‘Not talking to you is the answer’.
• Kelly to Darkon – we have located two incoming Federation vessels – Warp Fighters.
• Silver says that the Zandorian ship is no longer over Vorlon.
• The warp fighters hail the ship – Commander Nasa of the Twilight; the Twilight is classified as a Federation vessel. It is some kind of Prototype Star Fleet Carrier – it is the size of an Intrepid class vessel and is classified as a Typhoon Class.
• Fran fills in JC (and Darkon over comms) about the basics of the ship – knowledge he gained while at Utopia Planatar.
• Nasa says that the Surprise is the follow them but Darkon says that he has different orders and that Nasa needs to confirm his orders!
• Nasa comes back on the comms and says he has been given the correct information – we are to still meet with the Klingons and not the Dauntless.

The Plan
Session 2

Notes completed by JC (Waz) and Fran (Phil)

Zulu Team
Player Name: Character Name: Primary Dice Secondary Dice Race
Phil B Lt. Fran Green Blue Betazoid
Warren Lt. Cmdr. Falkenberg Brown Red Human
Rob Lt. Romar Orange Light Blue Vulcan
David Cmdr. Darkon Yellow Black Human
Wayne GM White Grey N/A
Catherine Lt. Gette ABSENT ABSENT Bajoran

Starfleet Field Uniform Colour
Command Red
Security Maroon
Engineering Gold/Yellow
Operations Silver
Science Green
Medical Blue
Marines Black
Diplomatic Purple

Previously on Star Trek – DS9 Darkon:
• Darkon, Viggo & Lt Romar are going to the brig to check on the Cardassian and two Romulan prisoners while Dvoraks (who is now stable – but needs time to heal) is in the infirmary.
• Falkenberg & McClune are attempting to get more out of the engines and make sure the cloaking device is insulated from any feedback as it will have to be connected to the engines.
• Fran & Science (will need an engineer) to try and get the cloaking device online.

Cloaking Device Issues:
• Booby-trap (Need security to check)
• Compatible power source (Falkenberg suggests using a shuttle craft for power).
• Making sure the cloak is going to mask the signature of the Defiant (Defiant had issues with still putting out an energy source while cloaked, especially at high warp)
• From JC – make sure the cloaking device is insulated from any feedback during \ having it connected to the engines.
• From JC – Do we want to look at a dampening field like the science vessel used to help mask the SURPRISE?

New Session Notes
• As the meeting breaks up we do mention the possibility of connecting the cloaking device to a Shuttle craft.
• Just before we head off to our assignments, the Captain pulls Lt Fran into the room for a short talk.
• Captain Darkon gives Lt Fran a direct order to not read his mind (‘Or I will fucking shoot you and I will put you out an airlock’)
• I head to engineering with McClune – still have phaser and gear from mission to D’Deridex.
• Lt Fran and Viggo (incendiary specialist) go to the cloaking device which is in the cargo bay.
• Darkon, Lt Romar and Laybok go to the brig to see the prisoner. Darkon puts his foot in mouth again and insults the General, then gets paranoid about changelings again (Laybok did not respond like a Klingon should…) so he says he wants to go to the mess hall to make sure none of the Klingons are one! The General comes over to speak to Darkon as he says we need to check for changelings. Hands are cut and Darkon’s goes deep – very deep!
• All the Klingons pass the test except for Laybok – another damn changeling and combat begins – Death to Darkon is mentioned!
• General Chang saves the Pelor and Romar and Freya hit the changeling. Freya kills the changeling (mini Gette in the making).
• Darkon rises in honour in the eyes of all the Klingons as he found another changeling.
• Romar asks to have his phaser set to a higher setting – Darkon says yes and Freya says that it is a standing order under Darkon’s command.
• Darkon announces to the crew that we have had a changeling encounter (dealt with) and to check all systems; General Chang says that Laybok wanted to deal with the Cardassian himself.
• In science Viggo checks Fran and vis-versa for a changeling.
• In engineering I start a level 9 diagnostic of all systems (via Davros) and I activate the Command Line (Indigo). Davros and the Computer understand.
• McClune and I check each other for changelings – all okay.
• Security to the brig is ordered and so do Darkon, General Chang, Romar with Freya in tow.
• They arrive to find the Cardassian is dead from a puncture wound – was it the weapon that Changeling Laybok had? A quick reveal this appears to be the case; the two Romulans are missing.
• Romar and Freya go get suited up with body armour and travel in as a pair – requirement with changelings possibility still onboard.
• Davros lets me know that he is having trouble with environmental systems – I get Davros to raise a force field around engineering and the Dilithim Crystal and I also have him lockdown and disable the shuttle craft.
• I alert security to go to the secondary computer room (which is near the cargo bay) and I engage my personal cloak (McClune has a fit!).
• In the cargo bay the lights go out and comms go down – the Romulans (changelings? Or someone else?) are there trying to steal a shuttle. Fran manages to open the cargo bay door and the creatures are ejected into warp. There is nothing left. It is revealed they were going to blow the shuttle craft and do damage to the ship – would have dropped us from warp.
• The environmental controls are near the cargo bay so Romar and Freya check it out.
• Nothing was set to explode but there was a secondary program to deploy gas throughout the ship and kill everyone. The gas is being collected from the warp core and has not been triggered.
• I relocate power to the cargo bay and notice that there is a power drain. I track the power drain (4%) and it is something to do with this vessel class and it was an issue O’Brien was also working on with the Defiant. McClune is trying to increase power to the engines still but with little success so far.
• Back in the Brig – Romar and Freya are checking the security feeds to see how the Romulans escaped. Romar checks the last 2.5 hours of video and he sees Freya smack down the Cardassian and the two Romulans just watched. After she leaves the screen goes grey – someone took the surveillance offline for around an hour.
• Romar tries to check the console and cannot get it in as Darkon has still to setup Romar’s access in the ships system (same with Fran). Freya puts in her code and Romar checks to see who put in their access – the redundant system is still there luckily and Romar can see who it was.
• The code used was by a Loki?!?!?!? Loki’s code was used!!! He is dead and the slug is elsewhere.
• Freya has a fit and calls Darkon – I realise that there is a changeling at Starbase 310 because that is where the Surprise had its upgrades completed – and the Changelings hate Darkon.
• Darkon, Chang and Klingon bodyguards arrive at medical where there should be Moss, Dvoraks, and the others but they are missing!!!
• I realise that there may be a ship attached to the hull – I could demagnetize the hull and fling any attached vessel into space BUT our missing crew are probably on board it!!
• I add that my Level 9 diagnostic would locate the ship but it is not finished because of the sabotage. Hallic does scans and says that the ship is located next to one of the emergency locks on the outside of the hull.
• Darkon enters Medical and it is empty – it looks like Doctor Larsen saved Dvoraks. A review of the security feed shows two figures beam in and take out the Doctor and Sven.
• I already know there is something going on and wonder if the Zandorians or Gette are involved. And if the Zandorians are here, is it the Confederation or the ones loyal to the Emperor?
• I check for low level frequencies – Marine, Bajoran military and Zandorian – I find the frequency I am after and it is Zandorian.
• Darkon unlocks the ship setting for the Kelly on the bridge so she can scan for said vessel.
• Romar and Freya check the emergency lock and it is secure and then go and get vacc suits.
• Darkon and the Klingons are on their way to the emergency lock.
• The level 9 finishes – The highlights are:-
o I can see the Zandorian ship and it is linked to another ship further away.
o There is a booby trap in the second shuttle craft.
o Breach (transporter) into medical – they look like the battle suits. Four people taken and the ship is like a runabout.
o I might be able to pin-point the 4% drain on the system.
o We vent the gas thus stopping that sabotage.
o Number of subroutines accessed via the Loki credentials – 27 accesses via Loki
o Davros removes all Loki command codes. (we have a frequency back to SB 310).
o I send the model of the cargo bay to Fran and we also work out that the Zandorian ship is communicating with another vessel in the Vorlon system.

The Plan
o The Booby trapped Shuttle becomes a bomb
o Raven will fly the second shuttle as a decoy and deploy the ‘bomb’ so the Galor exits on top of it. We will keep a transporter lock on Raven at all times.
o As we exit warp we electrify \ pulse the hull to disable the Zandorian ship and then we transport the vessel to the cargo bay.
o We have transporter enhancers pointing at the Zandorian ship from inside our ship.
• Fran has thermal imaged the Zandorian vessel to make it easier to mark and transport to the cargo bay

Order of Events
1. Drop from Warp
2. Pulse the Zandorian ship and interrupt the frequency back to the Vorlon system
3. Shuttle Craft leave the Cargo bay at the same time
4. Transport Zandorian ship to cargo bay
5. Shuttle craft to location of Galor exiting warp with transporter lock on Raven at all time
6. Disable Galor and raven returns to the ship
7. Run like hell.

The Plan starts…
• All appears to go to plan and the ship is transported in and then it does a pulse back. People go down! Are the Klingons and our crew dead?!?!?
• The Surprise is damaged from the pulse.
• I repulse the Zandorian ship and damage it enough to stop it from doing any more damage to us.
• I re-route power and the ship is functioning once more on secondary systems.
• The Galor hits the shuttle craft bomb and the vessel refuses to respond so Darkon orders the Galor destroyed.
• Raven comes back in as the Zandorian ship opens and out comes two Zandorian’s in battle suits.
• Raven fires the shuttle crafts weapons and kills both Zandorians and manages to land the shuttle without killing anyone.
• She also damaged the Zandorian vessel.
• Romar manages to scan the inside of the vessel and there are 4 Zandorians and our 4 crew from the medical bay. He also recognises that one of the Zandorians is a PSI Officer. Again we are not sure if they are Loyalist’s or Confederation.
• I open the Comms Frequency’s and Darkon speaks to the Zandorians. Darkon uses gunboat diplomacy and commands the Zandorians to talk to him.
• I give an ultimatum to the Zandorians and they say hold –
o I am Corvette Captain Y’liker and we accept the terms of surrender. I reply that you will remove weapons and armour and will be treated honourably.
• They come out and do as instructed as Darkon walks over and introduces himself. Eye colour goes violet on three of them and white on the sub-commander.
• We work out that they are Confederates and their ship is over Vorlon at the request of the Emperor of the Confederates. The Cardassian’s have welcomed the Confederation Zandorians to Vorlon. As the talking continues the Sub-Commander is killed (we worked out he is not loyal to the same Emperor of the Van Ricky).
• The Corvette Captain says the Sub-Commander turned up at Vorlon via the pod and took command to grab so they could take Dvoraks – there was also a team of specialist that came with the Sub-Commander.
• I launch a second communications torpedo to give Admiral Ross a ‘heads up’ about the sabotage, the Changeling on board SB 310 and everything else we have discovered so far. This message is sent to the commanders of the Fleet under Admiral Ross just in case there is chance the message will not get through.

A Major Discovery
• The Founders are the Dominion – the shapeshifters control the Dominion and the Zem’Hadar and the Vorta serve the Founders. There is a Vorta at the Confederation Emperor’s Court with the title of High Chancellor. The Battleship at Vorlon is there at the request of the Cardassians.
• There is a Hyper Gate nearby Cardassian space. There was also a fleet of 6 ships at Trelka when the Confederates arrived.
• The Confederates think the Federation and the Dominion are working together. Say what??
• The troopers have a blue tattoo on them – might prove they are Confederate Soldiers.
• There are no changelings in this group. The changelings are our enemies.
• The Padd the Sub-Commander had is encrypted but the primary mission was to keep the Sub-Commander alive and follow his orders.
• With the destruction of the Galor we are able to push past Vorlon and into the Demilitarised Zone. I boost the Communications system and we know that Admiral Ross is now aboard the Dauntless – we patch Darkon through and we find out there are Dominion ships heading towards SB 310.
• Darkon also manages to push through the renaming of the SURPRISE. We are now aboard the USS AIRWOLF and Darkon even has a plaque made! Typical Darkon.
• Darkon and the Admiral talk briefly about what happened at Trelka, the Zandorian Confederation ships at Vorlon and the mission while I upload all the information on the Founders and what was said about the Federation and the Dominion being allies – the Vorta High Chancellor etc. and the hyper gate details \ location plus the mission data so far in case something happens. Sent directly to Admiral Ross and backup to my Tricorder.
• Repairs to the main systems are under way thanks to the 3D grid display Davros provided for me. Teams are already replacing the faulty components and I can see them change from RED to GREEN as they come online.


Trouble in the Trelka System
Session 1

Player Character Name Primary Dice Sec Dice Race
Phil B Lt. Fran Green Blue Betazoid
Warren Lt. Cmdr. Faulkenberg Brown Red Human
Rob Lt. Romar Orange Light Blue Vulcan
Dave Cmdr. Darkon Yellow Black Human
Wayne GM White Grey N/A
Catherine Lt. Gette ASBENT ASBENT Bajoran

Starfleet Field Uniform Colour
Command Red
Security Maroon
Engineering Gold/Yellow
Operations Silver
Science Green
Medical Blue
Marines Black
Diplomatic Purple

USS Surprise (Defiant Class), No Gel Packs, No Cloaking Device, orbiting the planet Trelka (29 personnel aboard)
• Also present: General Chang (Klingon) who has taken command of the captured D’deridex Class
• On the planet is a Bajoran Interment Camp. Prisoners initial scan – Bajorans, 1x Human, Possible federation people
• Darkon manages to persuade General Change to hold off heading to Cardassia Prime. General acquiesces ( to the Pe’lor) and asks to assist with repairs on D’deridex.
• Faulkenberg recommends that he goes over to the ship and in exchange Darkon asks the General if the Klingons will go down the planet (to liberate the Internment camp).
• Sammy Silver opens hails
• After talking to a Klingon Lt – General Chang calls back and agrees
• Darkon agrees to send: Faulkenberg, Moss (Engineer), McClure (Chief Engineer), Hallic (Science), 2x security specialists (Maroon shirts) to the D’deridex – Transport complete
Actions on the planet will be in blue, and ship operations (Surprise or D’deridex) will remain in black.
• Klingon (incl Chang) going down to the planet. Darkon (With Sniper Rifle) is heading down with Freya (Acting Chief of Security) and 2x Security specialists – (Maroon shirts) & Viggo (Field Medic)
• Ensign Kelly (2nd Officer) is left in charge of the USS Surprise
• Upon arriving on the planet Darkon encounters the Klingons (5+ Chang) – one of which is Be’hor (the stealth agent)
• Darkon and Chang have another discussion about trying to convince him that this is more important (instead of heading to Cardassia Prime). Chang changes course and asks about the Zandorans… Darkon nips that discussion in the bud. Turns out that the General is aware of Shreddar (Klingon renegade). ‘Par’tok’. According to Chang he was staying with the Duros family but has since left due to unknown reasons – possibility of an attack on the Duros outpost??
• Aboard the D’deridex, Faulkenberg is met by Laybok (Klingon first officer). Faulkenberg suggests engineering and weapon systems (even though life-support is low) and Laybok agrees (is pleased by weapons talk). Moss realizes that something is wrong immediately upon arrival on the ship. ‘There’s something wrong with the singularity – critical issue’. Everyone heads to Engineering. The Klingon there is unconscious. Security specialists charge in (both fall down), Laybok too. He manages to stay up. Poisonous gas has been released. (Booby Trap!). Manage to reactivate environmental systems and expel the gas. Attempt to beam the injured back to the USS Surprise. Encounter a dampening field that has been erected!!!
• Faulkenberg and McClure head to the singularity, Hallack is providing first aid to the Klingon and 2 security (Klingon more injured), Moss heads out of the area to try and locate the dampening field (noob).
• Moss is attacked by a Romulan Saboteur (gravely injured – courage points used)
• Freya and Darkon head into the bunker where they know they can deactivate the power of the internment facility. Who will hack the system (Freya-Darkon-Freya)..
• Beam the Klingons and others into position. Darkon takes position on a rise with his sniper rifle.
• Cardassian, Collaborators, Prisoners, Bajorans w/ weapons???
• ‘Shut it down’
• Power goes out and chaos ensues. Cardassian leader orders to start killing the prisoners.
• Darkon snipes that leader.
• Klingons take the observation post.
• Freya beams in from the bunker. The assault begins
• Faulkenberg is attempting to break into the Romulan systems, they have been shutout with Tal’Shir encryption. Davros comes out to assist with the singularity. It is powered down, but the Dampening field is still in effect.
• Lots of carnage (from both Klingons killing Cardassians, Cardassians killing prisoners). Lt Romar is drawing most of the fire now (dodging), Lt Fran has taken position behind a rock.
• 1x Klingon, 1x Security specialists are down, 8 Cardassian/Bajorans remaining.
• Davros is still hacking, Faulkenberg is attempting to locate the power source of the dampening field, manages to localize it to Secondary Transporter Room. Laybok confirms the ship hasn’t been fully searched (not enough men).
• ‘McClure to Faulkenberg’ – Moss has been found shot, near death. Hallic says we need to get him back to the ship. Can’t with dampening field activate. Head to the medical facility (one level below – same as the secondary transport room’, I’ll transfer power. Prepares to send a feedback pulse to the transport room.
• 3 Bad Guys remaining (Darkon sniper!!)
• 3x Cardassians come out of a prefect’s? office and start shooting – Leader is attempting to run towards a vehicle. He’s intercepted by Lt Romar who performs a Vulcan Nerve Pinch. Cardassian leader rendered unconscious.
• Klingons quickly dispatch the remaining bad guys (roar in celebration of victory).
• Lt Fran begins to check the wounded, get one of the Bajoran Councilors to start organizing the wounded, he’s in shock
• Commander Darkon comes forward and introduces himself. Lt Romar and Lt Fran return with their names. Darkon and Freya move forward with blood screening for changeling. Lt Romar/Bajoran prisoners look concerned. Lt Fran confirms their intention (read Darkon’s mind). Once both Lt Romar and Lt Fran are processed, the Bajorans line up. Lt Fran requests a tricorder and begins to check the wounded.
• 2x Klingons and 1x Security specialist dead. 18 Bajorans survived. Bajoran identified as Dvoraks. Taken into custody by Darkon.
• Ensign Kelly reports to Commander Darkon that they have lost contact with the D’deridex. They are having trouble scanning the ship. Lt Fran suggests the bunker scanners (they are quite good) – This was before the damage Freya did with deactivating the power systems.
• Viggo is transported to the ship with Dvoraks. Freya and Fran transported to the bunker.
• Systems are unfortunately useless, would take too long to repair. Lt Fran suggests going to the USS Surprise while Freya stay with some Klingons and Lt Romar to gather some of the remaining systems (memory core etc).
• Darkon agrees and Fran is sent to the USS Surprise.
• Arriving on the ship Lt Fran is escorted to the bridge where Dr Lori is attempting to deactivate the dampening field. Lt Fran suggests activating the Cloaking device as that will shut off any other power (hopefully the dampening field). Tachyron pulse targeting the Cloaking Device. (The USS Surprise has some interesting Tachyon technology advancement – worth studying at another time).
• The pulse is successful and the cloak activates. Unfortunately, the field is still activated. Fran alters the scanners to show the ship on sensors (thermographic sensors reveal the D’deridex). Fran realizes what is happening. Another cloak ship is using a power transfer beam. Modified Romulan Science Vessel. Applying the same thermographic sensors locates the science vessel. Provides details to Ensign Kelly.
All actions from here are in space – Back to black
• All those on the planet are transported to the USS Surprise. Darkon gives the order to fire on the science vessel.
• Full spread of torpedoes launched towards the Science Vessel. Something is wrong, they all turn course and hit the D’deridex instead.
• It hits the power transfer system (luckily). It creates the feedback that Faulkenberg was attempting to do, science vessel obliterated. D’deridex is in trouble. Dampening field down. Secondary transport room destroyed. Abandon ship (D’deridex).
• Transporting off the ship to the USS Surprise (Rescue Human, Klingons)
• Lt Fran beams the ruined cloaking device from the Science Vessel (Level 9 Forcefield – might be boobytrapped).
• Lt Fran suggests to the Captain that we separate the engineering section (singularity unstable) from the cloaking device, might be able to beam it aboard. Darkon agrees.
• Weapons launched at the D’deridex. Due to USS Surprise weapons, it is much more difficult, but we are successful in separating the engineering core from the cloaking device. Tractor beam onto the section of the ship with the cloaking device and full impulse out of the sector
• Captain Darkon calls for all senior officers to report to the Mess Hall (Kelly staying on bridge), Darkon, Faulkenberg, McClure, Price, Silver, Freya, General Chang, (Romar & Fran requested to join).
• Introductions and discussion of what to do about the cloaking device. It’s going to take too long to tractor the piece of ship in (because it is so big), its slowing us down and worried about Cardassians. Fran brings up specs of the device and shows exactly what can be removed. Lt Romar/Lt Command Price discuss it and they decide to use shuttlecraft beams (more control) to slice through the debris.
• Lt Silver & Lt McClure comment about the modified Science vessel, it has an extremely large communication array. Was communicating to Cardassia Prime. Our position compromised.
• Lt Kelly informs the Mess Hall that they have detected a Galor Class Cardassian ship on an intercept course. Faulkenberg & McClure are heading to engineering to get more out of the engines.
• Lt Romar & Lt Commander Price head for the shuttlecraft bay, Lt Fran returns to the bridge.
• Ensign Kelly is (freaking out) concerned about the possibility of being attacked while towing the cloaking device. Lt Fran modifies the sensors for thermographic close range and then begins modifying some of the probes (turns out the ship has some already modified ones that will be most helpful). Ensign Kelly is satisfied and assigns crew to help Lt Fran.
• Lt Romar first attempt to reduce the size of the wreckage, and it goes perfectly. Transported into the Cargo bay (behind a Level 9 forcefield) and jettison the science vessel’s ruined device and destroyed.
• Warp 9 towards Federation space.
• The Galor class coming in at Warp 9.2. Will catch us in 4 hours.
• Have 4 hours to try and get the cloak working or engines increase.
• Captain Darkon opens comms to the crew and introduces the two new crewmembers – makes Lt Fran – Chief Science Officer and Lt Romar (Chief of Security).
Final Actions:
Darkon, Viggo & Lt Romar are going to the brig to check on the Cardassian
Faulkenberg & Engineering are attempting to get more out of the engines
Fran & Science (will need an engineer) to try and get the cloaking device online
Dvoraks is in med bay with a security officer.

Cloaking Device Issues:
• Booby-trap (Need security)
• Compatible power source
• Making sure the cloak is going to mask the signature of the Defiant (Defiant had issues with still putting out an energy source while cloaked, especially at high warp)

The Story So Far....
Previous Sessions

USS Surprise NCC 61736

Captain: Brett Darkon – Commander
1st Officer: John Christian (J.C.) Faulkenberg – Lt Commander
2nd Officer: Natalie Kelly – Ensign
Security: Freya Anderson – Ensign
Engineering: Lt Lana McClure
Medical: Dr Trek-Leck-Ti (Lt.) – Tellerite
Science: Kris Hunter – Ensign
Operations: Faulkenberg – Lt Commander
Helm: 1st Lt. Kiara Haven (a.k.a, Raven) (SFMC)
Navigaton: Kelly – Ensign
Tactical: Jim Price – Lt Commander
Transporter: Maheen – Petty Officer 3rd Class
Communications: Lt. J.G. Sammy Silver
Crew: Hallic X’Ron – Specialist
Crew: Viggo Sunter – Chief Petty Officer – Combat Medic
Crew: Dr Lori – Engineering Specialist
Chief of the Boat: CPO Lax’Chen

Mission: Commander Darkon is ordered to take command of the USS Surprise and proceed across the DMZ to the Chin’Torka System and there rendezvous with the Klingon fleet at Thelka and try to persuade General Chang to send ships to Starbase 310 (where Admiral Ross is based) to assist the Federation in the upcomming battle.

These notes are from the 14th April 2006 before Catherine came back for her holiday.

Meet @ 17:00; meet with new crew on USS Surprise. Evaluation of the ship and gel packs onboard USS Medusa. Overall more crew and gel packs needed for Medusa. Bullshitted about Darkon’s greatness to senior officers on starbase 211.

Darkon explores starbase 211, particularly the bars. 17:00 Darkon heads to meeting. Five people in board room.
Human, Male – Lt Cmdr. Jim Price (Bridge Officer)
Tellarite, Female – Lt Dr. Trek-Leck-Ki (Medical Officer)
Human, Male – Lt J.G. Sammy Silver (Bridge Officer)
Betazoid, Female – Lt Lana McClure (Engineering Officer)
Andorian, Male – CPO Lax’Chen (Chief of the Boat) (Head NCO Leader)
Ship of 29+12=41 people.

Emergency meeting with Admiral Ross, Capt. Nathan Kelly and Lt Cmdr. Bruce Hill. Unofficial channel – coop – on Qo’noS. Classified. Klingon palm mark.

Plan: Darkon being sent to Chin’toka, then rendezvous with fleet at Trelka, Attempt to persuade General Chang to send troops.
Darkon arrives at the bridge, Alpha Omega One. Falkenberg meets other officers. Moss meets Lana.

Left 19:00, heading warp 8 to DMZ, then warp 8 to Chin’toka.

4 hours in we find Debris, Vor’cha vessel, half escape pods ejected, Romulan phaser fire, sent from Qo’noS.

Lots of warp traffic. Romulan and one Cardassian warp signature. Sent a probe to Admiral Ross after this battle.

No planetary defenses Darkon opening hailing frequency. Dampening field over Klingon outpost. Romulan Debris. Sending pulse to attempt to disperse damping field. 2nd attempt get feedback.

30 lifesigns – 15 Romulan, 15 Klingon
5 Romulan beamed into brig
1 Klingon to bridge
Collapses – medical team dispatched.

D’ deridex uncloaks – open hailing frequency, sent 5 Romulans back, changed 1 lifesign to Klingon.
Torpedoes at special spot – disable 6 torpedo tubes on D’deridex
All hit location. Warp drive/Impulse offline.

Beaming engineering to planet, bridge to brig, Klingons to medical.

Darkon & Price to the brig. General Chang alive, they had changeling sabotage. Klingon ship was sent for help. Gone to see Commander. Interview with Commander, Tal’shiar step in. General interviewing the Tal’shiar.

Meeting with Darkon, Falkenberg, Romulan Commander Adun & Sub-Commander Tassadar. They surprised by Trelka.

Fleet at Trelka. Sent message to Admiral Ross.
General killed her. Gathering info from compound.

Tal’shiar info:
▪Another Romulan ship destroyed – Klingon
▪ Tal’shiar / Obsidian Order @ Trelka
▪ General had taken readings of Trelka

Want to send an away team to get Tal’shiar logs. 6 x Security, 3 x Romulan, 2 x Klingon, Falkenberg, Moss & Davros.

Memory core, put onto 2 x PADDS. Dead changeling beamed it out into space. Little Dominion ship – cloaked heading to Trelka.

Major fleet moving to starbase 310. (Cloaked?)
Found 2 rods (1 missing) – cracked code.
Trelka – This Tal’shiar officer.
Attacking Dominion homeworld, outfitted ships/ wipe out homeworld.

Going to meet Admiral Ross’s ship – Galaxy, Akira & Oberth. Checked body nothing on it.

Moss cracked personal logs – Encoded. Working on it
Arrived at Trelka, defense grid activated.
Doesn’t look like Federation is not going to tell Obsidian Order/ Tal’shiar.
Deploying probe with “ping” thing. 2 cloaked platforms attack it.

We attack platforms (2 destroyed)
2nd probe scanning visible ones, attempts communication with it but fails. Got info on the visible defense platforms, they have dampening ability and own power sources.


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