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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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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)

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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.

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Is the Tomato Rotten?
Session 3

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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.
END of SESSION

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D & D Make A Deal!!!
Session 4

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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
• 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 Marine 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.
New Session Notes
• Darkon is still in the brig and JC and Fran are investigating the Zandorian vessel.
• JC exits the vessel and starts to decrypt the Sub-commanders PADD so that once we can hopefully find out some vital information.
• Lt Fran is trying to work out what and where the pulse weapon is in the vessel – he exits and looks over the sensors readings of the incident. It seems the pulse was modified to work on the crew in the cargo bay as the weapon is an actual ship to ship weapon.
• The logs indicate that nothing on the ship was damaged and Fran is not sure what it was meant to do. The force field did not stop the pulse in anyway and he needs to work out where it is located in the vessel, so Lt Fran starts a data modelling program to map the Zandorian vessel.
• Back in the brig Darkon asks Dvoraks for help! Darkon is polite and says ‘Don’t look so surprised’. ‘Why should I help you?’ responds Dvoraks. B’Hor says he will break every Bajoran bone in Dvoraks body if he is not respectfully to the Palor and answers his questions.
• ‘I met your sister’ Darkon says to Dvoraks and… Dvoraks mask breaks! Dvoraks cannot hide his interest now.
• Darkon drops the shield to the cell – B’Hor puts his and Darkon’s weapons on the outside of the cell and also enters. The security specialist is having a fit but raises the shield once they are both inside the cell.
• Darkon says, ‘How do I talk to the Confederates?’
o ‘What are you planning to do?’
o ‘I want to know what the General Order 15 is’
o ‘Many people dislike orders and you’, says Dvoraks, ‘but this is from a race that has a Vorta working with them.’
o ‘They want you too, Mr Dvoraks.’
• Dvoraks takes a step back and Darkon says he has faith that ‘Dvoraks is still a good man.’
• B’Hor says he will rip out the spine of Dvoraks and drape it over the Palor’s coffin if something happens.
• Dvoraks say that there is a secret Zandorian facility and he has the information needed to help locate it and then adds ‘You can trust me Captain Darkon. ‘
• ‘Last time you stunned me!’ answers Darkon and Dvoraks smiles…
• Using a PADD Dvoraks points out the sector where the secret facility is – the Klingons were pushed out of the sector by the Zandorians, not the Cardassians! There is a second functioning warp gate near the planet of Almatha!
• Dvoraks knows a lot of information about the planet and the security of the facility. The information at this location is vital to war effort and could help us deal with the Zandorians in the Alpha quadrant.
• This is the reason why Dvoraks was wanted by the Zandorians.
• Additional the Dominion want more information on this facility – if we say anything about it on open comms the 6 Dominion ships will head to Almatha.
• Dvoraks confirms that the facility is with the Rebels which are a THIRD faction!!
o Confederates are working with the Vorta with Dominion Support. They have a warp gate that the Cardassians know about.
o Loyalist (Van-Rikki) are the faction Team Zulu helped.
o The Zandorian Rebels are a faction within the Confederates that do not want the Vorta support. The leader of this group is VERY high in the military.
• The more people you tell this information the worse it will be for us! ‘You are coming with me now, Dvoraks. I believe there is good in you. Besides you are probably working with Gette.’ Dvoraks accepts the bargain and the two shake on it.
• Darkon gets the door to the cell to open – the specialist has a fit and mutters ‘Freya will kill me…’ but opens the cell.
• Freya then screams around the corner in the Brig, phaser a rifle in hand, and looks at the group… she has restrains for Dvoraks but Darkon says ‘We have an agreement… we are going to the cargo bay’.
• Freya is not happy but falls in beside B’Hor – both are waiting for Dvoraks to do slip up.
• Back in the cargo bay, Lt Fran says that the pulse is meant to hit star vessels and the assembly is located in the aft section. JC is ¾ of the way through the decryption process and sees the Darkon arrive with Dvoraks, and Freya \ B’Hor close behind.
• And then with everyone present we do another changeling check. Paranoia rains…
• We enter the Zandorian vessel and Darkon explains about the 3 factions of the Zandorians…
• JC thinks this person in charge of the Rebel Faction is a Sub-Commander since this faction has a warp gate and to get the resources for it and the Rebel installation a Sub-Commander has the position and power to not be challenged when diverting resources.
• Dvoraks agrees with my idea that a sub-commander is in charge of the Rebel Faction. I also add that I believe Dvoraks is not ‘actually wanted’ for anything and he was technically undercover with Starfleet Intelligence (though we cannot currently prove that as that would require us to link back to SB 310 and that would give away our position).
• Dvoraks believes there is a changeling infiltration going on in the Federation. We concur with this as well as we know there are changelings on SB 310.
• JC says we can head to the facility and then send a message to the Dauntless saying we heading to a secret location to investigate a secret Zandorian facility. Of course we give a false location so that the Dominion ships head to the wrong location.
• As we do not have the cloak working on the Airwolf – Dvoraks says we could transfer to a Bird of Prey and then head in leaving Kelly in charge of the Airwolf.
• Davros says he has got all the vessel details and technology. The Zandorian vessel can travel at Warp 13. Well damn! JC wants to investigate that further and he now has full schematics of the Zandorian vessel!
• We discuss the ‘pulse weapon’ and Davros says we could modify the weapon so that it only affects the people on the facility and not the equipment.
• Dvoraks and Darkon head back to the infirmary where that see Dr Treklek. He says the General is still unconscious and we are still 2 hours from the task force. Darkon decides to increase speed to Warp 9 and will be there in one hour.
• The General is given a hypo – B’Hor says it is not an issue for the General, and the General is conscious.
• Darkon explains the situation and that Admiral Ross wants us to meet a Klingon task force that is closest to SB 310 – The General says an ‘Admiral Kregg’ is in charge of this force.
• Chang adds that his and Kregg’s families are not at war – this leads to Darkon asking about the House of Suin – they are cowards exclaims the General!
• Darkon explains the whole ‘How he got to be the Palor’ and the General and B’Hor say D’Mor Siun was never meant to be the Palor as he was a coward and is allied with House Durris. The Klingons have justified what happened in their minds. It was also mentioned that the tip of JC’s finger is in Stovakor… Chang and B’hor are fanatical that Darkon was meant to always be the Palor. End of discussion.
• General Chang says he will speak with Admiral Kregg.
• Meanwhile Lt Fran tries to work out the best planetary system where the fake facility could be located to trick the Dominion. There is a Class M which is more on the colder temperature side.
• As he continues to scans Lt Fran finds a hidden underground Cardassian facility on the middle planet! It is a hot world and the base is so well well-hidden but we now know it is there.
• Lt Fran calls JC over to have a look – JC checks the readings and confirms that the data is correct and Lt Fran has discovered a secret base. JC adds that they probably have thermal power as the data indicates they have drilled down into the crust.
• JC gives Fran permission to return to work on the Cloaking Device and while JC continues to work on the PADD.
• Darkon fills in Chang on what has happened since he was knocked unconscious as they head to the bridge.
• JC reviews the PADD and finds the following information:-
o The sub-commander was looking for the secret facility.
o It has a sector map of planetary systems the Sub-Commander has already investigated – they have NOT been to the system where the Rebel Facility actually is.
o There is another encrypted area of data on the PADD. You normally need an eye, finger and security code to access this. This is the best way to open the data but JC can get around it but if something goes wrong you lost it.
o Zandorian’s treat the eye like a credit card and all have an implant added when they are young. This is how they encrypt everything.
• Dvoraks, B’Hor and Freya are in engineering modifying a probe that will lead the Dominion on a wild goose chase once we decide on the system.
• Darkon arrives on the bridge and asks Kelly about one of the Captains in Admiral Ross’s fleet
o ‘Yes Captain Kelly is my father’, answers Kelly.
o ‘Well I cannot get you killed then’ replies Darkon.
• There is silence on the bridge… And Darkon adds ‘No one is allowed to die!’ Typical Darkon…
• General Chang is amused.
• Kelly says ‘Moving on we are 30 mins from the Klingon Task force but we cannot see them as they are cloaked. We could use the Loki field but that would give away our position’ says Kelly.
• Darkon deserved that for his dumb comment. Darkon asks if there is a way for him to connect to SB 310 without be found out \ traced.
• Sammy Silver says he might be able to do it and starts to work on a way to secretly connect to SB 310 so Darkon can get a data update.
• Lt Fran looks into a way to link up the cloaking device – melding Romulan and Federation tech will be difficult, but it can be done. He has the information for connecting to the Airwolf; the problem is the high level of power the Ship has and the constant LEVEL of power the cloak will need and must not fall below.
• JC begins installing the protocols that will allow the Airwolf to work with the cloak and also add quadruple the redundancies so power does not fluctuate when the cloak is attached.
• JC says that the shuttle power core could supplement the cloak with the additional power so that IF the ships power grid fluctuates the shuttles power will keep the cloak active.
• LT Fran realises that he needs an engineer to complete some of the setting so JC lends a hand and Davros takes over the decryption of the PADD ‘hidden data’.
• On the Bridge Sammy says he has re-routed the signal and doubts anyone will be able to trace us when Darkon logs into SB 310.
• Darkon logs in and says can see that all the field promotions he requested are on hold until further notice by order of Admiral Ross. This does mean though that Darkon’s promotions stand. (PLAYER NOTE – What was the point of checking in exactly? It was not just for this was it? We did update data as well right? I might have missed it and needs adding).
• Meanwhile JC checks the modelling and completes the setup of the power and redundancies so that this should work! JC also has access to some of Chief O’Brien’s logs on the cloak for the Defiant.
• JC and Lt Fran begin the install of the cloak and the shuttle craft as a battery appears it will keep the cloak at a certain level in case the warp core \ power grid has problems.
• JC uses his skill in material engineering and between the pair the cloak is setup, connected to the shuttle craft with all the power regulators in place.
• The shuttle will also only ‘cut in’ when \ if needed.
BUT the Airwolf should only travel at Warp 7 or 8 to always be hidden – at this speed there will be no issues with the power at warp. For impulse speed – ¾ impulse is okay and MAYBE ½ but below that we might be in trouble.
• Lt Fran asks about the shielded plating on the Zandorian vessel – we cannot put it on the bladed armour of the Airwolf unfortunately but it is an interesting piece of engineering.
• Lt Fran accesses his thermal scanning array and can see there are cloaked ships in the area where the Klingon vessels are supposed to be. Lt Fran contacts the Captain to let him now the Klingons are here.
• Kelly says they are cloaked in close formation.
• We drop from warp and Darkon says open hailing frequencies and says ‘I am Captain Darkon of the USS Airwolf and I am hailing Admiral Kregg of the Klingon Task Force’.

END of SESSION

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To Breen or not to Breen
Session 5

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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
• Lt Fran asks about the shielded plating on the Zandorian vessel – we cannot put it on the bladed armour of the Airwolf unfortunately but it is an interesting piece of engineering.
• Lt Fran accesses his thermal scanning array and can see there are cloaked ships in the area where the Klingon vessels are supposed to be. Lt Fran contacts the Captain to let him now the Klingons are here.
• Kelly says they are cloaked in close formation.
• We drop from warp and Darkon says open hailing frequencies and says ‘I am Captain Darkon of the USS Airwolf and I am hailing Brigadier Kregg of the Klingon Task Force’.

New Session Notes
• There is only silence to the hail and it goes on for some minutes before Sammy shakes his head as there is not response from the Klingons.
• Darkon asks General Chang to speak and Chang steps forward and says ‘This is General Chang of the Klingon Defence Force hailing all vessels. Respond now!’ Again there is no answer and Chang says ‘Kregg was always too cagey for his own good.’
• Kelly has an Ensign scan and says after looking at the readings that the Klingons are moving and changing their formation; Chang responses saying he does not recognise the formation.
• Darkon raises shields and the ship goes to yellow alert – and we have a DEADPOOL moment as the 4th wall is broken!
• The specialist on sensors says ‘something is happening with the thermal readings’ and Kelly says ‘They are powering weapons!’
• Darkon commands that we cloak and move!!! McClune starts the operation and JC has told Davros to also in Engineering just in case we need a little something extra.
• All six Klingon vessels fire a full spread of torps but they miss us as we managed to cloak and move. Lt Cmdr Price says the Klingon ships are in various stages of damage.
• JC contacts Davros and he says that the cloak is operating within parameters.
• Darkon and Chang work out a way to contact the Klingons and he will say how Chang and Kregg met some months ago on Kronos to prove we are the real deal.
• Fran and JC arrive on the bridge and Kelly fills JC in on what has been happening. JC muses that perhaps the Zandorian ship from Vorlon came this way.
• We take our seats and Fran scans and locates the lead ship and updates the Captain.
• The IKS Melpara is Kregg’s vessel.
• JC send through the files I have on Zandorian weapon damage to Fran so he can compare them to his sensors findings.
• Fran says that the damage is internal and not external damage. We cannot tell if there are Klingons on board or not!
• JC has Fran send the sensor data to his panel and he quickly recognises the life signs on board the Klingon vessels… they are BREEN!!!
• JC turns to Darkon and says, ‘Captain destroy all the ships – there are only BREEN on board!’ and jaws drop but Darkon gives the orders and we destroy the main Klingon vessel and the other 5 also explode. JC thinks they were all slaved together and this is why they exploded.
• We scan the surrounding area for Klingon bodies and find none within range of the long range sensors. JC asks Fran to scan for all warp signatures.
• We turn off the cloak to conserve power and scan for warp signatures – there are warps signatures heading in the direction of the warp gate.
• JC gets the sensors reports so he can compare all the warp signatures (these ones are fluctuating a lot so this ‘could’ be Breen) against the data he has acquired during the crews time in Zandorian Space, while Sammy checks sub-space channels for interference; it could also be a new type of technology we are dealing with.
• Fran scans for the ‘Twlight’ and picks ‘something’ up on his sensors but they are at an extreme range. After this Fran asks Kelly if he can have Price scan the debris that might match power, shields and \ or life support systems before we leave and transport the items to a small cargo room.
• Price finds them and gets transporter lock; 6 items are in the cargo bay under a level 10 forcefield.
• The ship head towards what we think is the Twlight at warp 9 (cloak deactivated); we will reach them in 30 mins.
• Darkon contacts Dvoraks to find out how the probe is going – the answer is ‘It is going well’ – and Darkon fills him on the Breen and the destruction of the Klingon ships. Dvoraks wants a Breen body to study, but we did not manage to get one.
• Once we are 15 mins from the Twlight we can receive messages from SB 310 so Darkon gets a text message… Sammy scans it and says it is fine to open so he does.
• Darkon reads it and then lets JC read it… it is from Lt. Peters…

To my dearest Brett
The love I feel for you is green. My birthday wishes for you are like a dream.
I hope to have your party ready soon, it will be the gathering of the year.
Most of the people who come will leave on their ear.
Love and Kisses
Bestie

• Needless to say Darkon is not amused…
• On a tight beam we contact the Twlight and Darkon hails them and awaits an answer. Captain Higgins responses and says ‘Give me the information for Admiral Ross’ in a tone that we are all surprised by, so of course things do not go well… Darkon cuts the hails and then after some debate he opens the hail again and talks to Commander Nased-Sokro (the fighter pilot from earlier).
• Again the conversation is NOT going well and before Darkon says things that will just dig a hole for everyone on board, JC convinces Darkon on a different course of action as JC has worked out Commander Nased is trying to give Darkon a way out!
o JC works says that we are being ‘not’ told by Admiral Ross to continue investigating the mission we are one. Darkon might be ‘under suspicion’ for some reason (do they really need one?) but JC says what the Commander is really telling us is Admiral Ross wants plausible deniability so if we are caught going after the Rebels base he can say he had no knowledge of it.
o We will use the probe as a trick \ decoy once we are at the best location away from the Twlights sensors and then we cloak (in Cardassian space not Federation) and go in the correct direction.
o JC adds ‘We get the job done but we are also expendable…’ Kelly backs up JC 100% and Darkon sees the merit of the plan.
• Darkon thanks the Commander, cuts the hail and we speed off at Warp 9 towards the DMZ.
• Meanwhile Dvoraks says that the probe is ready so Dvoraks and B’Hor head to the bridge. Dvoraks takes a seat to fire the probe and Fran checks the readings and thinks Dvoraks did a fine job…
• Fran locates a Black Hole that will work as a good buffer and help to disrupt anyone trying to get sensor readings of the ship. As we can launch the probe the ship will cloak and we head in direction of the Rebel Base.
• We reach the black hole and at the precise location Dvoraks launches the probe; After checking the readings Fran agrees that all is progressing as it should.
• JC says to Raven to follow the probe until we are away from the Black Hole, then we cloak and travel at warp 7 only. Fran and JC still need to continue monitoring the sensors, cloak and check the debris from the Klingon vessels.
• Fran does one last scans of the probe; it is all proceeding as planned and we are soon heading deeper into Cardassian space and the system where the Rebel base is located.
• Fran tinkers with the cloak and has it purring (realigned the manifold) so as a result we will avoid any patrols as well as we travel. During this time Davros and JC go over the schematics of the Zandorian vessel and work out how they can get the pulse weapon to affect ‘people’ and not the equipment on the rebel base.
• Sammy reports that we have lost connection to the probe so hopefully it is still on course.
• JC wonders if there a defence that could be constructed against the Zandorian pulse weapon. If Fran, Davros and JC could work this out it would make the Airwolf formidable.
• JC ask Dvoraks to come to engineering; once there he asks Dvoraks if he knows anything about the pulse weapon, but Dvoraks does not know. JC also asks him what is some damn vital about the mission – what are we stealing? Dvoraks says ‘We need to beam down and get certain information and then destroy the base’.
• Dvoraks’ adds that the base will also house ship and troop movements, technical data and other useful pieces of Intel we will need. Dvoraks then says ‘We need to get this information before being discovered and also make sure they do not realise we have said information…’
• JC then asks if Dvoraks knows how many Zandorians and Sub-Commanders are there we might encounter at the base?
• Dvoraks gives JC a strange look and asks ‘Why?’
• JC says ‘Do we use the Corvette Captain and his troopers to regain their honour and help us in the fight against the Rebels’. Dvoraks things this is an interesting idea.
• Dvoraks hands over a PADD with schematics of a device we could build that will help disrupt the Sub-Commanders mental abilities. It must rotate between two frequencies. JC mumbles thanks for sharing… insert much sarcasm.
• Would the frequencies work better if added to the shields rotation and modulation? Would these settings of controlled by a computer perhaps disrupt the pulse weapon? Or controlled by Davros as he thinks faster than anyone else on board thinks JC.
• We will need to test these theories though when we do not need the cloak working. Fran begins to perform some modelling and builds the device. We will test it on Fran.
• Fran tries hard but cannot read anyone! It may only be a temporary fix but that is a start.
• JC looks at the PADD from the Sub-Commander now the encryption has been broken and sees it is full of star charts and lots of ship information.
• Fran adds it into Stellar-Cartographer and collates the data. The results suggest the data has been combined from multiple ships. Also the ships are communicating over extremely long distances and are tracking a LOT of information. The Zandorians have had a long time to develop their psychic powers and this communication seems much faster than what is used in Star Fleet.
• JC and Fran realise that most of the data has been collected from a distance!! Almathra sector and across to the bottom of the Cardassian Union. The central point is the Almartha system and JC understands that the Almartha Nebula has a Zandorian Space Station hidden in it!!!
• Cardassian sensors cannot probe the Nebula but Zandorians sensors can! This is such valuable information! JC suggests we keep an eye out for this type of nebula within the Alpha Quadrant.
• Fran wonders if it is flammable as ‘io-nite’ is a very rare substance and if not collected \ processed safely can be ignited. This type of nebula also has a special element in it that is probably used for the Zandorian ships fuel. That would be why they choose this nebula.
• The sensors show that Zandorian vessels open a transwarp tunnel and move about very quickly.
• The Zandorians are building for the future and it is possible that the Rebels are what is holding the whole process up. Fran believes it is about 6-8 weeks before they find the Rebel base based on the data collected so far.
• We need to connect the captured Zandorian ship to the Space Station (somehow) so we can get updated information, but we must do so without giving away who we are.
• JC muses that IF we could get the Rebels to help the Federation and find out what caused the Sub-Commanders to leave Emperor (all but Van Ricky) as it makes no sense!!!
• JC also thinks that Dvoarks is not telling everything – we need to know what it is and Dvoraks says he will tell us once we are on the base.
• Dvoraks has a rotating frequency and JC modifies his personal shield to see if I can stop Fran’s scans. JC believes he has the levels correct and returns a short time later to Fran and Dvoraks and says lets test.
• Lt Fran fails to get through the shield but on the second attempt managers to get through (after applying a great amount of psychic energy). We work out that the shield will eventually go down as the power is drained by the psychic energies.
• Fran comments that this shield would stop any normal Betazoid for a great deal of time.
• JC says it will take 15 mins to recharge the personal cloak \ stealth shield.
• Dvoraks reluctantly says there is something on the base that will help ‘us’ but we cannot let the Confederates know if we are successful in getting the ‘device’ or information.
• JC has a meeting with the Captain and explains what is happening and what Dvoraks has added. We will need to take pattern enhances with us for the team of 10 people; Dvoraks, JC, Fran, B’Hor, Freya, Darkon, Chang and 3 Klingons.
END of SESSION

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Somebody's Going To Die Part 1
Session 6

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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
• Lt Fran fails to get through the shield but on the second attempt managers to get through (after applying a great amount of psychic energy). We work out that the shield will eventually go down as the power is drained by the psychic energies.
• Fran comments that this shield would stop any normal Betazoid for a great deal of time.
• JC says it will take 15 mins to recharge the personal cloak \ stealth shield.
• Dvoraks reluctantly says there is something on the base that will help ‘us’ but the Confederates cannot know if we are successful in getting the ‘device’ or information.
• JC has a meeting with the Captain and explains what is happening and what Dvoraks has added. We will need to take pattern enhances with us for the team of 10 people; Dvoraks, JC, Fran, B’Hor, Freya, Darkon, Chang and 3 Klingons.

New Session Notes
• Over the next hour the team prepares for the away mission and the question is raised again, ‘Do we bring the Confederate Zandorians with us?’
• Darkon has a good idea – we do the mission and then send the Zandorians down in their armour to regain their honour and take out the Rebel Base. This would help cover our escape but this does depend on whether or not we are even successful with our mission!
• JC adds or if things go badly send them down to cover our escape.
• Kelly advises Darkon that we are approaching the system and will soon arrive at the planet.
• Darkon says we could go down in the Zandorian vessel to the planet as it has stealth capabilities. JC thinks ‘I said the same thing a few hours ago…’ but adds ‘We could just go to the darkside of the closest moon and then take the Zandorian ship down as leaving the shuttle bay might give us away in orbit even if the Airwolf is cloaked’.
• Darkon agrees and orders the ship to move behind the moon while Fran scans the planet and says there is a natural sensor masking barrier coming from the planet. He adds it seems to have something to do with the geology of the planet.
• Expert Science Specialist Narshir Ratta Hanakin gets called to the bridge and checks Fran’s findings and says the Class M planet will interfere with transporters AND will more than likely corrode the plating of the Airwolf. He finishes saying he is not sure how communications will works through this barrier; the Zandorians must have a signal buoy somewhere in orbit.
• Fran cannot find the signal buoy – it could be a strong relay on the planet is used instead to push the signal out beyond the barrier.
• JC thinks it could be the Sub Commanders have some kind of mental booster that could get beyond the barrier.
• Narshir says he would need to come down to the planet to help us setup the transporter enhancers so we could return to the ship.
• Again it is discussed that we could talk to the Corvette Captain about using the Zandorians ship to somehow connect to the Rebel Base and get Intel but that might not be a good idea.
• JC asks if there is a way to make us look like the background noise \ radiation to fool sensors but we do not have time to do that. JC still needs time to check out the Zandorian ship.
• Kelly says we should take the shuttle so that we do not damage the Airwolf but it is decided we will use the Zandorian shuttle. The smaller away team will be:-
o Dvoraks, JC, Fran, B’Hor, Freya, Darkon and General Chang. This way we can all fit in the ship in our Zero G Suits. Darkon and especially Fran do not look forward to this.
• Darkon is taking his weapons as always but not his sniper rifle. He also gives Dvoraks a weapon – stun only. Dvoraks is not happy with that.
• The team enters the Zandorian ‘pod’ and JC points out the controls to Darkon; Darkon feels very comfortable so JC advises Kelly to open the shuttle bay doors and Darkon begins the take-off procedure.
• Then Darkon and Fran freak out as their seats move to conform to their height and make piloting easier. Nothing else (bad!) happens. The controls are very touchy but Darkon manages to take us out.
• JC hovers over the sensors while Darkon gets a feel for the ship and after a few minutes he says he is very comfortable and we head towards the planet.
• JC uses the sensors and finds they too are not able to penetrate past the rings of the planet. JC can see there is another button on the sensors, but he is unsure what the word means – more study is needed to work this out.
• Darkon takes the ship into orbit and then dives into the rings. Immediately the pods speed drops by 80% but Darkon manages to keep the ship under control – though we are in a very steep descent…
• And then just as abruptly we are through the rings and Darkon quickly adjusts the ships descent and he adds that the ‘pod’ flies like a dream.
• The sensor panel in front of JC lights up and the readings show a township below on the surface
• Dvoraks says the information and the Rebel Base is somewhere near the township. I scan and fine sets of caves nearby and one location that will be a good place to land. Darkon takes a look then takes us in, landing us perfectly. The hidden depression is well protected and away from prying eyes. We are only about 1 KM from the township.
• We take off our Zero G suits confirming the atmosphere outside is beautiful – very clean.
• Freya asks me to scan for life signs and I find humanoid life in one of the cave systems about 400m away. The township has many more.
• According to Dvoraks the life signs are the natives on the planet, and JC asks ‘How do you know that?’ and Dvoraks says ‘It’s time to move out’.
• A check of the life signs shows they are similar to humans, but with slight differences – there are also some very strange readings but since we do not have a Medical Doctor with us we cannot tell what they mean – and Dvoraks is not talking.
• Dvoraks exits the ‘pod’ with Freya close behind him and she mouths ‘I am watching you…’
• Once we are all out of the ship (JC closes it behind him) we can see Dvoraks is near the top of the depression looking towards the township while Freya is looking back towards the caves where the closest natives are.
• Freya says the readings indicate the caves are manmade and some kind of temple has been carved into the rock.
• JC suggests we avoid all contact with the natives and Dvoraks says the natives are pre-warp.
• JC asks ‘So where is the Rebel base?’ and Dvoraks adds it is ‘Within 1km of the town from the last communication I received…’
• ‘Who are we here to rescue?’ asks Darkon! Dvoraks is not happy (sulky comes to mind) and Darkon says ‘Is it Gette?’
• ‘No it is not Gette,’ and then Darkon says ‘D’Anjou and the Starfleet Marines!’
• Dvoraks comes down and as he approaches Fran says ‘Sector 31 has its hands in many pies…’
• This comment seems to distract Dvoraks a bit and as Darkon is NOT happy, Dvoraks does not see the punch hits him and knocks him flat! ‘You deserved that!’ says Darkon and Dvoraks nods and says ‘I did’.
• Dvoraks confesses that he is actually working for Star Fleet Intelligence and that he lost contact with the Marine team before he was captured and a prison with Fran.
• Dvoraks points out the location where he thinks the Rebel Base is located; probably to the south and is built in amongst some natural formations to hide itself.
• JC theorises that a thermal power source could be used to help conceal the hidden Rebel Base and the many cave formations would hide the entrance from the locals.
• The team heads south (Freya scouting ahead) using the ridge line to remain hidden; it is also noticed that there are a lot less natives in this area as the fertile ground is to the north of the township.
• Freya reports that there is another temple – it is older and more run down, but still well made.
• Fran scans and finds nothing but is not satisfied and uses his telepathic skills and senses a human inside this temple!!
• JC scans the area and pinpoints a geo-thermal area close by and his reading show Zandorian technology and Zandorian life signs!
• JC asks Dvoraks how many were in the Marine squad and he answer there were 8 – is it possible there is one nearby.
• JC uses his Tricorder to and scan for human life signs ALL around us just in case a marine has not been captured and is watching us! Unfortunately his scans reveal nothing.
• As the sun is slowly getting lower in the sky, it is decided to wait until a bit more so that the afternoon shadows help B’Hor (not that he needs it) and JC go ahead and scout. The pair follow the ridge to the bottom where JC wait while B’Hor scouts the area outside the temple. These two have the stealth devices.
• B’Hor returns 20 mins and JC says he scanned and has located one human and two zandorians inside the temple; they are in the same room and it appears to be at the rear.
• Darkon asks Dvoraks if there is a special channel we can link to that would be monitored by any marines that were still free and Dvoraks says yes; at 1700 hours and 1900 hours. It is almost 1700.
• Freya suggests taking a vantage point on the ridge in and overwatch position so she can alert us if necessary.
• At 1700 Dvoraks listens on the comms and after 10 mins there is no response.
• By this time the shadows are deep enough that the rest of the team moves forward to JC and B’Hor. Once there B’Hor goes in and returns 10 mins later saying come in so JC follows.
• The temple has been cut out of the rock with hand tools and inside the entrance on the floor is a massive blood stain! Not good at all.
• B’hor says two rooms down on the right are where the human and zandorians are – the trio do not appear to have any weapons. They look fed but are very dirty and their clothes are tattered. It is all very strange.
• JC returns to Darkon and reports what is happening. JC scans and there are still only the 2 Zandorians, a human and of course a Klingon inside the temple.
• The rest of the away team (except Freya) enter and look around the temple. Here the team can see a wall fresco that appears to depict the worship to a sun god.
• Dvoraks looks at the human and says it is the Communication Officer, Cheng.
• There are no weapons at all in the room.
• JC suggests using a wide angle stun on the three so we can find out what is going on and Dvoraks does this. JC investigates the the altar while Dvoraks pulls out some nylon ties to bind the three while the rest of the team come in.
• At the back of the altar JC discovers vomit and a scan reveals it is made up of human and zandorian flesh. Are the natives cannibals? Have the prisoners turned? Or did those three in that room do this?
• Dvoraks wakes up Cheng and the guy has no idea who Dvoraks is. Cheng says he is tired and Dvoraks asks where the rest of D’Anjou’s team is. Again Cheng says he has no idea and gives off the impression he actually does not know anyone in the Marine team!
• JC advises Darkon that there is signs of cannibilsm and Dvoraks says ‘There is something else you need to know. Dan’due and his team voluneetered to have some injections before leaving on the mission. Some kind of super solider serum. One of the side effects is there some real funky shit. VX12 is the drug that was used’.
• JC thinks Sector 31 is at work – but he thinks it only and does not say it.
• Cheng says he likes MEAT, any type of MEAT… and alive \ fresh meat is best of all… he is becoming more ‘awake’ and the two zandorians are starting to come round.
• As Fran, Dvoraks and Darkon talk, the Zandorians and Cheng start to growl and JC says ‘Its dark outside…’ and crap ‘put them down!’ JC realises too late that the phrasing of what he said was probably not the best as General Chang blows off Cheng’s head.
• Fran tries to stun the two Zandorians but they shake it off so General Chang shoots them dead as well.
• JC scans the bodies and blood – it is organic \ alive and mutating; there is something in them that is still trying to control them! JC sets his phaser to wide angle kill setting and disintegrates everything in the room; Fran destroys the dried blood pool at the entrance and JC says do the vomit behind the altar. JC starts to look around and scan for another way out of the temple.
• JC continues looking as Freya says we have threats incoming! She is under attack so Dvoraks and B’hor runs out to help.
• Freya reports there are 15 natives approaching and they seem to be running on all fours?!?! – can you say ‘werewolves’ people? Freya adds another 30 of them are coming from the town.
• JC search reveals the entrance to the Rebel Zandorian Base. It is hidden behind a very powerful holo-projector.
• Things are looking bleak outside so JC searches the temple walls for any sign of Sulphur and finds several chunks and manages to cut a large piece out (without killing himself). He gives it to Darkon to place at the entrance of the temple as it would be enough to seal the entrance if we have to.
• B’Hor and Chang bring Freya inside the temple (she leap from the ridge line to escape the ‘werewolves’ and is badly hurt. Dvoraks is the last to arrive and as soon as he is in far enough Darkon takes aim and explodes the sulphur collapsing the entrance (and killing one of the creatures).
• Darkon and the Klingons hold down Freya and straighten her leg to get the bone back in.
• JC scans Freya, Darkon and the two Klingons for they have blood on them. They are not infected according to his readings.
• JC thinks it is possible that the Zandorians have sealed themselves inside their base. B’hor comes back and confirms this saying about 20m down the entrance is welded shut.
• JC says we could use more sulphur to blow the entrance open in the morning, but definitely not right now!
• Dvoraks puts up a light and we relax for the moment as we are safe.
• JC theorises that it could be something that was dug up at the other temple or it could be some kind of science experiment gone wrong. Could a changeling be the cause and is trying to kill the rebels and test the infection before unleashing it on the Federation?
• From the scans and analysis JC has performed on the blood, vomit and bodies before all were destroyed, he sets his (borg) tricorder to being working out what this strain of plague \ disease is and hopes the nanites can start working on a solution.
• JC asks what it is we are after! Dvoraks finally says the information held by the Rebels has information on all spies and their key locations without the Federation and also what persona’s they are using. This means we could find the changelings within the Federation!
• It is possible that a changeling let loose the plague to destroy the Rebels so that the information cannot fall into the wrong hands, especially if the changeling cannot get a message out.
END of SESSION

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Somebody's Going to Die Part 2
Session 7

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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
• From the scans and analysis JC has performed on the blood, vomit and bodies before all were destroyed, he sets his (borg) tricorder to being working out what this strain of plague \ disease is and hopes the nanites can start working on a solution.
• JC asks what it is we are after! Dvoraks finally says the information held by the Rebels has information on all spies and their key locations within the Federation and also what persona’s they are using. This means we could find the changelings within the Federation!
• It is possible that a changeling let loose the plague to destroy the Rebels so that the information cannot fall into the wrong hands, especially if the changeling cannot get a message out.

New Session Notes
• JC says he is going to go down the hidden tunnel and scan for Zandorian life signs and possible electronics beyond the welded shut door.
• The electrics are no longer working and there are gouges in the metal – almost like fingers marks and the welding is what is keeping it closed. This was very well done and the welding is overkill for the job required.
• Meanwhile B’Hor is sniffing at the caved in entrance and he says to Darkon that there are explosions outside – not outside the entrance but a distance away from the temple.
• Lt Fran scans and cannot confirm what B’Hor is saying. Could it be a Zandorian party or the Marines helping out? Or someone else altogether?
• Lt Fran tries again and says yes there are explosions outside the entrance to the temple; JC comes out of the corridor and explains to all that the door has been closed from this side and looks like it is meant to NEVER be opened again – well without major work from a laser or our phasers.
• Dvoraks sets up a ladder for Fran so he can investigate the Muriel that is on the wall of the temple.
• JC heads to the entrance and asks Davros if he can help Freya. He says we can put nanites in her and JC says NO!
• JC is at the door and the noise outside the cave goes quiet… Lt Fran is trying to use his physic powers… then JC detects a low keening noise outside. Maybe there is a link between physic powers and the creatures?
• Lt Fran has a vision – he can see the silhouette of a Vulcan with elongated teeth and it is pointing behind itself and then BOOM; feedback and Fran falls down.
• Darkon asks Dvoraks if there is a Vulcan in the marine party and he says ‘maybe…’ and Fran says there is a Physic person controlling the creatures.
• The creatures are now back growling outside the collapsed tunnel like they were doing earlier.
• B’Hor continues to search the rest of the temple. The best plan of action is to wait until we know the sun has come up outside the temple and then we can open the door to the complex just in case the base has been compromised. This way we only have to worry about the creatures from one direction and we might still be able to complete our mission.
• JC applies a hypo spray to stabilise Fran (successfully).
• We rest for the evening and Fran and Freya are ‘better’ in the morning. We heard no further explosions that night and B’Hor found no other exit.
• Fran climbs the rope ladder Dvoraks made and gets to the top of the mural. Fran works out that the mural was well painted and that this was done a long time ago. There is a city in the mural with the sun coming over the horizon and a figure pointing towards the city.
• Fran says the mural has a link between the sun and the city. He does not fully understand the significance of it all.
• It is then that we hear Morse code from outside that says ‘GET BACK BOOM’!
• JC taps back ‘OK’ and runs back to the hidden entrance and then BOOM! The entrance to the temple if open again.
• Then a voice says ‘Star Fleet Dudes’ – Darkon says who he is and the person says ‘We have heard of you – you kill people!’ Lots of laughing. The person says I am Captain Apollo (he is pirate). ‘Have you had breakfast? Local foods?’ – Fuck off says Darkon – more laughter from outside.
• Eventually in walks the individual known as Captain Apollo. He is indeed a pirate and a smelly on at that. Apollo explains that the ‘Day Walkers’ are the ones that were trying to blowing up stuff earlier as they were trying to get into our ship!
• Fran decides that now is a good time to make his presence known – somehow Fran makes an awesome climb down and Apollo names him ‘The Spider-Monkey’.
• Darkon gets Apollo to come over and slices the palm of Apollo’s hand! His guards go mental but
Darkon proves Apollo is not a Changeling (paranoid much?) and then uses a dermal regenerator on Apollo’s hand; he then hands the regenerator to Apollo and Apollo is ecstatic with this gift.
• Apollo knows ‘Shredder’ and he says that the bounty on Darkon is substantial. Darkon says do not think about collecting it…
• Apollo has one of the locals bring in a chair for him to sit on as well as drinks (moonshine) and offers it around. JC and Fran decline but Chang and Darkon drink up. Apollo says the Day Walkers will not parlay with anyone and that everyone wants to get off this rock. Darkon asks about the marines and Apollo says yes – they met the Day Walkers and the got scattered around.
• The Day Walkers are adept at what they do and then Darkon realises that they are Jem’Hadar and a Vorta is leading them. JC asks Apollo ‘how long have they been here?’ Are they without ‘The White’?
• Apollo is not sure what the ‘White’ is but they have been here for around 6 months. Apollo says daylight is from 5am to 5pm.
• JC heads to the entrance and scans and then returns to Darkon and says there will be shrouded Jem’Hadar outside. They are probably shrouded by have no energy weapons. He cannot tell if they are still near the ship though.
• Darkon talks to Fran and he asks Fran to scan Apollo; Fran says he can and asks for Darkon to ask leading questions to help give him an opening.
• Dvoraks says do not trust Apollo (as if we did!) and he should be dealt with. Darkon says ‘in due course’ but Dvoraks is NOT happy.
• With that he gives a look like ‘You Star Fleet Officers are so stupid’ – does Dvoraks think he is a cut above?
• The scan works and Fran knows Apollo wants off the planet! He is shit scared and would leave his men behind so he can live if need be!
• Apollo says he wants off this world and asks where is our mothership? Darkon avoids the question – like we will tell him and then Darkon surprises EVERYONE (especially Dvoraks) and stuns Apollo. All hell breaks loose and before the two guards can react B’Hor throws knives killing one guard as Chang shoots the other one.
• Apollo is stunned and falls to the ground.
• JC scans outside the temple and confirms Apollo’s men know something has happened but do not know what to do.
• Lt Fran runs to the kid and tries to move him out of the way of the entrance. JC informs Darkon the people outside are not sure what to do.
• Darkon goes to the entrance and yells ‘Put your weapons down’ and we are stuck with a standoff.
• Fran wakes up Apollo and he and Dvoraks check him for additional weapons. After some lies all weapons are removed.
• Darkon asks Apollo ‘What deal did you make with the Vorta’ and Apollo replies ‘The bitch betrayed me’; we are dealing with a female Vorta – good to know. ‘What was the deal?!?!?!?!’ Apollo was to betray his men and send them into an ambush; if it had not been for a surprise attack by a group of cannibals Apollo and his men would have died.
• JC readjusts the settings on his tricorder to scan for Jem’Hadar and they are playing cat and mouse with Apollo’s men outside the temple waiting for us all to come out!!
• Freya says the pirates are stuffed and JC says this is when we needed more security (and maybe Darkon’s sniper rifle… sigh Darkon was right…)
• Fran says maybe he can contact one of the guards that has a Jem’Hadar behind him to warn him so they can kill the Jem’Hadar. JC has reservations but what choice do we have apart from yelling ’Lookout behind you?’
• All hell breaks loose as Fran mentally communes with one pirate and guns go off; the closest Jem’Hadar is wounded and firing starts. The gun placement on the overlooking ridge kills a second pirate and soon the firing has stopped with only 5 Jem’Hadar life signs remaining. Only one Jem’Hadar was killed and the locals have all runaway in fear.
• JC suggests he should start to cut through the reinforced door to the Zandorian base while Darkon picks up one of the rifles the pirates had, takes aim at the Jem’Hadar that is controlling the central position of the gun placement on the ridge.
• Darkon fires and the centre Jem’Hadar is killed by a head shot! The remaining 4 Jem’Hadar retreat after Darkon asks to talk to their leader, or 1st.
• Back in the corridor JC is looking at the door to the Zandorian base when he detects an energy surge coming from its centre! The Zandorians are coming out!
• We all take cover and Darkon contact B’Hor via comms getting him to return and break off his pursuit of the Jem’Hadar.
• Fran tries to scan but Darkon says ‘Since the door has started to open, the dampening field around the entrance has also expanded’. Everyone looks at Darkon with amazement!
• JC looks down and sees (with his scans confirming it) that the Zandorians have changed the molecular structure of the door – it is changing so that something can step out of it. Once it is open about 30 seconds a metallic ball is dropped through and it scans the hallway, then stops. JC believes the ball is a sentinel of some type and will alert people and transmit data back to the Zandorians inside the base.
• It could be scanning for Jem’Hadar, us or the locals.
• Dvoraks says the Jem’Hadar are dismantling the gun placement and the Vorta is near our ship (have not been able to get in which is good!)
• At this point a Power Armoured individual steps out of the shimmer in the door and starts to walk down the corridor towards where we are all hidden.
• B’Hor and JC are stealthed near the corridor with everyone taking cover.
• The armoured Zandorian steps out and commands everyone to drop their weapons – it scans everyone but JC and B’Hor are able to remain hidden as they are behind the figure.
• It is at this point something really strange happens. The power armoured figure freezes…
• JC scans reveal the suit is in a really bad state of disrepair and that it has no power. Darkon walks over and opens the compartment to pop the suit.
• Inside is a very young Zandorian trooper; really young and also of the lowest rank possible. It is hard but we manage to peel the suit away from the trooper and get him out.
• JC scans him for the plague – this one is clean.
• JC talks to the Zandorian – ‘Trooper, what is your name and rank’.
• JC can tell he has a full brown square on his shoulder. Brown is Trooper. His eyes go orange when JC speaks to him. ‘Trooper I see you are new to the service’ and his eyes go violet. ‘What is your name?’ The Trooper shakes his head.
• ‘Why did you not stay inside the base?’ The trooper’s eyes go green and then grey.
• He nods when JC asks him if he is plague free (even though he knows the answer).
• JC gives a Zandorian gesture meaning he is being sincere and the eyes of the trooper go a deep Blue.
• JC asks if the Sub-Commander is inside and the trooper’s eyes go purple.
• JC asks why is your armour in such disrepair. The trooper shrugs.
• JC lets the others know what has transpired and adds that the trooper is malnourished as well.
• The trooper seems to sense he is going to die or is not long for this world and gives JC a chain with a pendant – there is some writing on the pendant and JC knows it explains his family linage but will need more time to work it out.
• Darkon says can we get the power armour working – JC says yes but we need to power it.
• Apollo says he has a generator hidden elsewhere.
• The Klingons say they admire the honour of the Zandorians and understand that the young boy wants to die.
• Fran has had enough as he does not want to see the boy die and tries to break through the mental barriers but he is not successful.
• Blood starts to come out of the boy’s nose… and Darkon tells Fran to stop \ stand down.
• Chang says that the boy’s tongue has been cut out (on purpose before he was sent out according to JC) and that this was a one what mission.
• What is it that has made these people turn away from the Emperor and still follow a Sub Commander that has a person’s tongue cut out?
• A debate in sews about the Zandorians and why they split but Darkon yells out towards the Zandorian door – “Ouh! I want to talk!”

END of SESSION

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Somebody's Going to Die Part 3
Session 8

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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
• The Klingons say they admire the honour of the Zandorians and understand that the young boy wants to die.
• Fran has had enough as he does not want to see the boy die and tries to break through the mental barriers but he is not successful.
• Blood starts to come out of the boy’s nose… and Darkon tells Fran to stop \ stand down.
• Chang says that the boy’s tongue has been cut out (on purpose before he was sent out according to JC) and that this was a one way mission.
• What is it that has made these people turn away from the Emperor and still follow a Sub Commander that has a person’s tongue cut out?
• A debate in sews about the Zandorians and why they split but Darkon yells out towards the Zandorian door – “Ouh! I want to talk!”

New Session Notes
• There is only silence from the Zandorians behind the door… Fran says maybe we could bring in a Jem’ Hadar body to prove to the Zandorians we are not working with the Vorta! Darkon agrees and has JC and B’Hor go and get the body. JC says ‘Ah crap’…
• Fran senses a disturbance… physic emanations from outside the temple area… and then Fran starts to scream ‘Get it out, get it out!’ So Dvoraks smacks Fran in the side of the head with a rifle butt and falls to ground unconscious.
• JC scans for other life forms (there is interference) and notices that there is an eclipse of the planet starting to happen! JC alerts Darkon and shares the bad news and suggests that we get more sulphur for bombs as a way to block the temple once more.
• JC wonders if the Sub Commander of the base is the leader of the infected. Is he the main problem?
• B’Hor arrives back with the body.
• JC waits and scans once more and manages to get some readings. The interference is electrical in nature and he then notices that his Tricorder has lost 16% charge when it should be only around 2%.
• Fran scans the corridor where the door is to the base and notices that the scans affect the liquid and it tries to deflect the scans.
• Darkon throws a stone at another part of the door; it sticks in as Fran scans the door indicating there might be a way through!
• The stone falls and has some of the ‘door’ on it. Fran scans the stone and then scans the liquid from the door that is on the stone (Fran says you suck GM).
• The liquid from the door that is in the stone is dying.
• Darkon has an idea and decides to stick the arm of the dead Jem’Hadar into the door to see what happens… Freya and Dvoraks take a step back…
• The arm goes in and the door does not touch the arm!! Darkon looks in and can see movement; Darkon orders Dvoraks to scan and he picks up Zandorian life signs.
• JC sees a head pop up out of the sand nearby – it is a native and he is waving JC over! JC informs Darkon of this and then the door closes on the arm of the Jem’Hadar cutting it off.
• Darkon has a closer inspection of the Jem’Hadar and there is NO ketra cell white!!
• JC turns off his cloak, unplugs his phaser and then as the scan finishes he quickly reads the results and un-plugs his Borg Tricorder.
• JC makes a dash to the now two natives that are at the hidden entrance informing Darkon what he is doing in process.
• JC tells Darkon he is not coming back in as he has made it to safety in a tunnels (B’Hor confirms this).
• JC manages to understand some of the language the two natives are talking in. He understands ‘Hiding – Day walkers – Day Darkness’.
• Freya collapses the tunnel now that JC is not coming back in and the dust settles… JC indicates to the natives to lead the way – their eyes change to violet (they can see in the dark!) and eventually JC is lead to a large cavern. Below him he can see 200 sets of purple eyes looking up at him then one of the natives says something and points to JC – the words are translated to ‘The God being’. Oh crap thinks JC…
• Fran scans and starts to rewrite the code of the door and manages to cause a crack in it! Darkon hands a pistol to Freya and Dvoraks as they get ready to storm the door when it goes down.
• JC checks his tricorder (after putting the battery back in) and can see that the power is down 34% now – JC removes the battery again but knows he will need to turn it back on to see how if the drain continues happening underground.
• Fran continues to work his changes and now there is water dripping from the door and the door is starting to shimmer. If the whole door starts to shimmer then it will be weaken to the point where Darkon can smash through it.
• Darkon puts the Jem’Hadar against the door but nothing happens.
• JC descends a ladder to the same level as the natives that were looking up at him and is lead through the cavern. The two natives that called JC over are only teenagers and there are a large number of native adults in the cavern. No children though.
• The noises outside the collapsed tunnel are gone – very strange and Fran continues to try and break down the door – should be totally shimmering by shortly. Darkon and co. throw more rocks at the door. The door is starting to loose cohesion at the top.
• JC is lead to another room and through a curtain door into another room; in this room is a masked figure with a staff; He steps towards JC and shakes the staff and starts to dance around JC – JC thinks he is a native witch doctor (best comparison so far).
• The witch doctor finishes and then starts to paint the JC’s face. JC understands that the witch doctor is saying ‘It is a time of change.’ JC is not sure what that ‘change’ is.
• The door breaks down enough that Darkon tells Freya to throw the bomb through, stuffs it and Dvoraks smacks it over the door like a baseball and it goes ‘boom’.
• Dvoraks leaps over the door and is inside the room before the door collapses. Fran scans the room beyond the door and says there is a bajoran in the room! OMG… and then realises oops that’s Dvoraks.
• Chang and B’Hor look at their weapons and their disrupters are all at half power.
• The witch doctor has finished putting the paint on JC and indicates for JC to follow him. The witch doctor touches a part of the rear wall of the room and a door appears as the stone moves aside. Interesting thinks JC as there was no power system involved. Was it counter weighted or opened via some psychic power?
• The doorway opens into another large cavern and in the room JC sees a massive ‘cube of jelly’… and it wobbles… JC puts the power cell back in his tricorder and see the power drop from 34% to 36%, 37%, 38% before quickly pulling out the power cell. This organism is the most likely cause of the power drain affecting the planet! JC believes it is a living battery of some kind. Moving up to the jelly JC can feel the heat emanating from it.
• JC looks around the cavern to see if it is amplifying the jellies power and can see that the walls and floor of the cavern are glowing \ shimmering slightly.
• Fran links with the native boy and senses that the kid is worried that he is going to be eaten by Fran. Fran tries to work out if this is a culture ‘thing’ or not.
• Back in the Zandorian base the team moves deeper into the complex. Everything opens manually – no electrical equipment or limited equipment in all the rooms so far. A medical kit is found in one of the rooms already opened but then discarded – very strange.
• Darkon enters one room and examines it fully. It seems to be someone’s quarters. Hidden inside the equivalent of a sock drawer is an ornate wooden container. Although Darkon is unable to find a key, Dvoraks manages to pick the lock. Inside is a cylinder insider, made of glass, sides made with ceramics. It’s a Vial. Inside is a dark red liquid. Darkon calls for Fran who comes in and examines the contents. Its pure Zandorian but it seems to be some type of virus strain…. Biogenic weapon. Fran immediately asks to go examine the body and returns back to the lab.
• Upon returning to the lab he notices Chang and Apollo having words, I’m not sure what Chang is up to but Apollo seems extremely scared. Upon arriving I order them both out and manage to more fully examine the room.
• In a ‘lab’ room Fran finds dried blood and equipment used in biological studies. Could this be where they were developing a Bio weapon? Fran then wonders ‘Could the Zandorian kid be infected?’ ‘Was this base more of a bio-weapon facility?’ ‘What were the Zandorians REALLY doing here?’
• Fran attempts to put on one of the bio-suits so he can take a closer look but cannot. In the end he puts on the helm only. Fran then begins scanning for the virus but the one here is different to the one on the people outside the base! Unfortunately, there is not enough data here to work out if its linked to the cylinder.
• Fran has a fit and tells everyone to get away from the Zandorian boy as he is infected!!!
• Apollo has a fit as he wants to know if he is infected!!!! Fran scans him and is not sure; Apollo or the native boy but Apollo wants an answer – Fran says no you are fine and Apollo settles down but in truth Fran is not sure. In the end Fran thinks he is safe and he had the most contact with the Zandorian boy so he assumes the others are safe as well. He seals the lab behind and heads to Darkon to report on the situation. The native boy has started to follow Fran around since their connection and Apollo just realises that Fran is the only one really preventing the Klingons from killing him.
• JC looks at the floor to see what is under the shimmering – the shimmering is like an extension or creep from the jelly and JC can see that the floor is made up of diamonds and as he puts his hands on the diamonds JC has a vision!

• JCs Vision
o JC is looking down on the whole planet and can see tentacles or strands from the ‘jelly’ going all over the planet.
o JC follows the strands and can see Fran scanning himself but JC is low to the ground looking up at Fran – like from a child’s height (a native perhaps?)
o Then JC is back in his body looking at the jelly.
• JC then sees the witch doctor looking at him saying ‘Good Good’.

• Back in the base Dvoraks says ‘fuck me’… and adds ‘Sir please get in here!’ He never says sir to Darkon… Dvoraks also looks a little ‘green’.

• Darkon looks in the room and sees five cells.
o Cell one – female night walker – alive – in a really bad way
o Cell two – Starfleet marine – alive – in a bad way
o Cell Three – Jem’Hadar – DEAD
o Cell Four – pirate (one of Apollo’s men) – alive
o Cell Five – a blue alien – like a Deltan but not – alive but not looking well.

• Darkon calls Apollo forward and shoves him in the cell room and he sees the pirate and says ‘Its Duncan!’ They pair thought each other was dead and Apollo says we are going to leave this hell hole of a planet with Star Fleet.
• JC is looking at the jelly – there is a connection to everything but he not sure what it is. JC tries to work out a way he can siphon some power from the jelly without killing it.
• Duncan has a fit when Fran walks into the room and all the prisoners (except the dead Jem’Hadar and the blue alien) scream and freak and want to attack and take Fran. They are all infected. Fran leaves the room at this point.
• Duncan eventually calms down and explains the situation and the fact that they have all been tested upon by the Zandorians. Darkon and Freya try to take readings but fail badly.
• Fran bites the bullet and comes in to scan. There is a battle of wills and Fran is losing again… Darkon overloads a phaser and throws it into the cell with Duncan. The phaser explodes and Duncan is dead.
• Fran says ‘was that me?!?!?!’ referring to Duncan exploding. No says Darkon.
• Fran says Duncan wanted to feed upon him!
• The other prisoner is still going crazy.
• Fran has a headache and says Duncan had Zandorian Sub-Commander powers – was he a Zandorian or a host for the sub-commander wonders Darkon? Fran adds that Duncan wanted to be in the cell and could have left at any time. A scan reveals that Duncan has Zandorian DNA in him – what tests were the Zandorians performing here!
• Using his Physics and Systems Engineering knowledge, and then some Computer Modelling \ Hacking skills JC is sure he can rig up a way to siphon power from the Jelly to charge his items, but he will more than likely kill the jelly… not good.
• JC thinks about the layout of the cavern and thanks to his Geology studies believes he has a solution!
• To confirm that he can do it JC uses the power from his phaser to power his tricorder to run 6 computer models. The result is he has a 1 in 6 chance of failure; Not bad odds.
• Meanwhile in the cell block Darkon and Fran try to communicate with the blue alien. The alien puts its hand through the hole – it has three fingers on each hand and is not a species known to the Federation. Fran tries to communicate telepathically but is not successful. A medical scan did not reveal anything.
• Darkon touches the blue aliens hand… and he has a vision of light and sound in his mind.

• Darkon’s Vision
o A beautiful city of blue aliens and then the Zandorians attack.
o The ship was a sub-commander vessel with a particular house \ symbols on it.
o Chained blue aliens and then needles and pods of a blue liquid being drained from them
o Then a Zandorian Sub-Commander with Blue eyes turns and looks at Darkon.
o The vision is what the blue alien wants Darkon to know. Darkon also knows the aliens name but it not pronounceable.

• The sub-commander from the vision is not the same as the one on this planet.
• Darkon grabs a pen and paper and draws the symbol of the house on it for later investigation.
• After some discussion about what the blue essence might be used for – enhancing power and maybe weapons – This is probably the reason all Zandorians are resistant to psychic powers.
• Fran touches the blue aliens hand…

• Fran’s Vision
o Zandorians are losing a war against an unknown enemy.
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o Hundreds of years ago – modern tech but nothing as advanced as what they have now.
o Same rank structure – sub-commanders are using normal weapons not psychic weapons.
o Fran then see the Emperor and behind him are a number of the blue aliens – the act as the Imperial Seers.
o Sub-Commanders are political officers and have no psychic powers.
o The Emperor turns to his seers and they do an auger and it does not bode well for the Imperium.
o A secret council (without the emperor) and the sub-commanders house happens and they decide to take some blue aliens for experimentation and create the first psychic weapon and the war changes slightly in the Zandorians favour.

• Darkon offers to let blue alien out but Dvoraks says ‘are you sure about this…’ and Darkon says ‘they were used and abused just like the Bajorans were by the Cardassians…’ Dvoraks is put back in his box.
• JC starts to create the power loop to siphon the power he needs and after some adjustments is successful!
• JC powers up his equipment and leaves the universal translator on so it can try and work out what the witch doctor is saying as he dances around the cavern. He is happy with what JC has managed to do.
• Fran and Darkon discuss what is to be done about the two remaining prisoners. Darkon uses the same trick he did on Duncan and splat the infected native female dies.
• As for the Marine since he cannot be saved he is given the choice – he chooses death and after missing once with his disruptor, Chang fires a second time and the Marine dies.
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Somebody's Going to Die Part 4
Session 9

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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 offers to let blue alien out but Dvoraks says ‘are you sure about this…’ and Darkon says ‘they were used and abused just like the Bajorans were by the Cardassians…’ Dvoraks is put back in his box.
• JC starts to create the power loop to siphon the power he needs and after some adjustments is successful!
• JC powers up his equipment and leaves the universal translator on so it can try and work out what the witch doctor is saying as he dances around the cavern. He is happy with what JC has managed to do.
• Fran and Darkon discuss what is to be done about the two remaining prisoners. Darkon uses the same trick he did on Duncan and splat the infected native female dies.
• As for the Marine since he cannot be saved he is given the choice – he chooses death and after missing once with his disruptor, Chang fires a second time and the Marine dies.

New Session Notes

The Complex

• Fran believes there is more to this complex than meets the eye.
• The symbol on the necklace given to JC by the young Zandorian boy is a standard house symbol (see the House symbol on OP).
• Darkon says in response to Fran’s comment, ‘Let’s continue checking for other Zandorians’.
• The young Zandorian boy is locked off in the other room and will die from the pathogen as we do not have a cure.
• This bit is from before the JC left the party
o Fran thinks that after talking to JC about the young Zandorians House Symbol could mean they were ‘Farmers and Builders but are now protectors’ or maybe Knights says JC. This does seem plausible – Zandorian history allows for this adds JC.
o The bird and cross are the original symbols of the Zandorian race. Sub-Commanders are apart from the rank and file as psionics are special.
o All Zandorians are tested after birth and if they have the gene are raised as part of the psi-corps.
• Fran wonders if they still inject babies with the blue liquid.
• Fran asks if they took blood from Bob and the alien nods ‘Yes’ and did they injected Duncan (human) – again ‘Yes’.
• Fran scans the body of Duncan while the others head over to another room looking for an exit and the other Zandorians.
• Dvoraks checks the door and believes it is not trapped – probably barred from the other side and the edges are reinforced. The door is sealed from the inside so the group cannot get in.
• Freya does have more of the explosive but it would need all of it to blast open this door and ‘could’ bring down the roof.
• Darkon decides to bash on the door to get some ones attention but nothing happens.
• Freya tries to scan with the tricorder but they realise the power is draining even when not turned on!
• Apollo refuses to remain with Chang and follows Fran like a bad smell while B’Hor is watching from the door.
• Fran scans Duncan’s blood \ remains (tricorder is at power 63% lost) and to also do the analysis somehow the tricorder stays at 63%. Duncan’s blood has the blue liquid compound in it and it is affecting the human DNA strands.
• Fran moves closer to the door of the cell that has Duncan’s remains splattered everywhere and suddenly Fran is attacked by the psychic residue that was still trapped in the cell.
• Fran gets thrown out from the cell doorway and the Klingons scream, and Chang charges forward towards the cell.
• Fran battles a Dark Robed Apparition and defeats it, flinging the entity back into the cell.
• Fran commands Chang to get out and not enter the cell – miraculously both Klingons leave the room so Fran seals the cell and the room once everyone is out.
• Apollo panics and starts to run away so Chang throws his Ba’leth and knocks Apollo down.
• Fran explains that Duncan’s tissue and cells are still alive \ mutated with a presence that was using Duncan’s body. Fran says we need to LEAVE this area so Freya and Dvoraks head to investigate some other passages. The rest of the complex is very dark.
• Darkon and the others come to a T-junction – he looks at the right hand passage and the walls are like the facility, while the left is more of a natural cave system. Part of the natural corridor has been cut out.
• Near the right hand corridor is a cable that comes out of the walls and goes down the right corridor – it is old.
• Dvoraks owns up (after being prodded again) about WHY the team is here and he say ‘This facility is supposed to have a data storage area’ but from what the team has discovered so far it seems more of a bio-facility for weapons developments. They also must have known about the power drain as the tech they have here is low. Was the drain not in operation when they arrived and did they trigger it?
• The team head along the right corridor – the cable continues heading down this corridor.
• Darkon orders Apollo to touch the cable, and after arguing he does – Apollo say ‘It is ice cold. What is it for?’
• JC did say earlier that the complex was supposed to be powered from tapping a thermal vent – could be gas or some other link – old school tech and that is why the complex is still working.
• Dvoraks mentions that there are boot prints heading down the left natural passage corridor.
• Eventually the team come to a dead end after following the right corridor, but there is a massive bulk head door on the left side. It too is cold to touch and the cable enters the walls just before this door.
The Cavern of the Jelly
• JC asks the Witch Doctor about the history of the Jelly so he can get the universal translator to start understanding the language.
• The Witch Doctor asks JC to follow him and as JC watches the Witch Doctor stands in front of a another part of the cavern, mumbles and the wall shimmers and he walks through the new opening. JC follows and can see he is in another cavern with pictures on the walls.
• The Witch Doctor says ‘Ceda. Ceda.’ He is pointing to a picture of a sun with many jellies around the sun, and below this are ‘the people’ worshiping the sun and jellies? Or both?
• JC points to the worshippers – makes the motion of bowing and then points to the sun and jellies to work out which one it is they are bowing to. The Witch Doctor says Ceda and points to the Sun and the Jellies are moves his hands together in a joining motion.
• JC realises that the worshippers and hoping for the sun and jellies to come together – Ceda. Ceda means coming together or maybe joining of the Sun and Jellies. The Witch Doctor then points to another picture; this one is of a battle – ‘Ceda Lo’ says the Witch Doctor and JC understands that the Jellies are blind \ cut off to the sun.
• JC now understands that the Jellies are creatures that thrive on solar power – Ceda Lo means the jelly is not getting access to the sun and has to drain power from all available sources. That is why all the Star Fleet and Jem’Hadar weapons and items are not working.
• Ceda Lo also means this Jelly in the other cavern is no longer connected to other jellies.
• JC believes the werewolf creatures have probably destroyed the other Jellies. The temples more than likely housed the Jellies.
• Since the creatures have destroyed the Jellies and this remaining Jelly is underground to protect it it drains power.
• Does the ‘Vulcan’ want to stop the drain OR get ‘something’ else.
• JC believes that killing the last Jelly will hurt the people and planet as there is a symbiotic relationship between them all.
• JC muses ‘Did a changeling infiltrate the Rebels and called in the Vorta to get him off the planet or had the Rebels discovered something worth taking back to the Dominion’.
• Did Sector 31 bring in Dvoraks to get Darkon here so they can capture a changeling using Darkon as bait OR did the changelings get Darkon to go so they can capture and kill him?
• One of the pictures in the cavern shows the planet in the solar system and but JC is not sure what it means – Fran might know. JC also wonders if the debris in the high atmosphere of the planet helped cause the problem or was it the ‘caused’ and this started the change in the relationship between the jellies and the sun?
The Complex
• Back at the massive bulkhead door it is cold to the touch but again the only way to open it seems to be from the inside.
• Darkon examines the wall that isn’t reinforced and he pulls out a knife and cuts through. He’s cuts down and then suddenly stops. Pulling the wall off we all see cables and the knife has pierced the casing of the cables. After careful examination Darkon extracts the knife. While the knife didn’t cut the cables it was close especially if the cables had been powered. The complexity of the cables leads the group to conclude the data storage facility is in the reinforced room and unfortunately the metal is on all sides.
• Due to the darkness the team have to work out how they will see in the dark. Dvoraks and Freya enter and once their eyes adjust, Dvoraks reports back to say there just enough natural light to allow everyone to move forward.
• Dvoraks also adds that further down there is some kind of light source – again very low level and at a distance but enough to allow everyone to ‘see’ by.
• The corridor \ path is only wide enough to fit a person – the Klingons have trouble getting through some parts.
• Darkon asks about the tracks and Dvoraks says they are still there – whomever they are following did not try to hide their passage. After 15 mins of travel Dvoraks says it is getting cooler.
• Fran asks if they have been travelling in a straight direction or a winding one. After some debate it is believed the team has been going in a relatively straight line. The passage is natural and has only been cut where a person could not fit through.
• 10 mins later Dvoraks comes back to the rest of the team and says the passage opens in a massive cavern. We have to be careful – no stuffing this up!
• Dvoraks says it is best if we split up and go left and right at the same time and sweep the area. There is a very large ‘rock’ in the middle of the cavern – the Zandorians could be hiding behind it.
• B’Hor goes left with Darkon; Chang and Dvoraks go right. Freya stays at the entrance of the passage covering the teams, with Fran and Apollo behind her.
• As the two teams move, a dark shape steps out from behind the rock and fires a submachine gun at Darkon!
• Somehow Darkon dodges but B’Hor is hit!
• Another figure steps out on the same side, fires and misses.
• On the other side of the rock, at the first sound of gunshots, Dvoraks ducked down but Chang charged forward heading around the opposite of the rock (which seems to be more of a monolith). Dvoraks swears, gets back up and follows Chang.
• Darkon who has managed to place the monolith between him and the attackers yells out ‘Identify yourselves’ but he gets no response.
• Darkon digs in his backpack and pulls out a grenade, pulls the pin and throws it. As he could not see what he pulled out it is not until the grenade explodes that he threw a high-explosive grenade. The blast kills the two Zandorians.
• Darkon goes over to B’Hor and can see that B’Hor is badly wounded and still bleeding.
• Chang grabs his knife and says heat the blade and sear the wound. Darkon heats the knife and applies it to the wound – B’Hor holds the line (just) with no scream.
• Darkon and Dvoraks come close to chucking.
• Dvoraks cannot understand why they stood on one side of the rock and just opened up with everything. Maybe it was Darkon they were after?
• ‘Why were they here’ asks Fran.
• Dvoraks says we need to look at the end of the tunnel as there is light in the distance. After 10 mins Dvoraks comes back and says there is an exit, but it is in the ceiling and can only be accessed via a rope ladder or a pulley system. Of course there is a grate covering exit, locked from the outside and that is more than likely where the pulley system is…
• There is no way up apart from climbing and the walls of the cavern will make it very, very difficult.
• Darkon decides to check the monolith for handholds etc. but there are none.
• Dvoraks looks around for climbing points nearby but also cannot see any. The pulley system must be the only way up.
• Fran scans the room telepathically and Darkon says ‘FUCK ME’ as he can see blue flame coming from the top of the monolith.
• After being given the ‘go ahead’ by Darkon Fran touches the monolith and the blue flame explodes up from the top of the monolith and tendrils of blue light move out in all directions from the monolith along the floor of the cavern.
• Fran’s Vision while touching the monolith
o Looking up into space and there are blue tendrils going out into space from this world to other planets. It is touching a lot of planets.
o Fran feels he could jump on one and travel.
o Fran says he can see the Airwolf in orbit behind the moon still but he can see it.
o It is emitting psychic power from it. (from the Zandorian in the Vulcan’s body)
o The monolith is the only link on this world up.
• Darkon looks around the cavern and can see writing all around the bottom of the walls.
• Dvoraks then says ‘Can you hear that?’ like a high pitched screeching. It is getting a little bit louder.
• Darkon asks if it is coming from the grate? It could be answers Dvoraks.
o Fran looks around back at the planet and can see a large ‘something’ that is giving off a psychic emanation but it is masked.
o There is a second powerful psychic power travelling at speed towards this area.
• The noise from outside is getting louder – like a scream and Darkon and Dvoraks think it is not good.
• Fran says there is something coming – powerful psychic – and Darkon and Dvoraks say ‘We know we can hear it. Cannot be good!’
• Fran uses his power to drive the ‘creature’ off but fails and the creature grabs Fran psychically and takes control – it is the infected Vulcan.
• The creature, through Fran, lies and says ‘It’s all good’ and that he (Fran) has it all under control. Darkon being Darkon is not sure what is going on.
• Darkon says ‘Come on Fran, it’s time to disconnect’. The Vulcan controlling Fran pushes Darkon with his ‘hand’ and Darkon is pushed away. Darkon says to Dvoraks (who has drawn his gun) ‘Get him off the rock!’
• Before Dvoraks can shoot or do something else, Fran manages to break the link between the Vulcan and his minions. This causes the Vulcan to break the link.
• Fran does not understand what has happened and says he tried to break the link the Vulcan had on the creatures and in doing so left him vulnerable. Fran says we need to find the ‘hidden’ psychic power. The Vulcan and its creatures are looking for it.
• Freya leads the way back to the Complex and manages to blow a hole at the bottom of the door \ wall join of the bulk head door and then they hear Dvoraks scream ‘the creatures are here’.
• Grenades are used to kill at least two of the three creatures while everyone else crawl through the gap into the cold room. Even the corridor is starting to get cold as the temperature in the room is below zero.
• A light switch is found and the group can see a plastic sheet covering a door.
• Inside the team can see many natives lying on the floor, all frozen. They are dead and could be infected. Further into the very large room in the middle of the area is a troop carrier.
• Dvoraks watches the door they blew open and none of the creatures have tried to come inside this area. Are they dead or is the cold stopping them from coming in.
The Cavern of the Jelly
• JC asks the Witch Doctor how he got the jelly into this cavern. The Witch Doctor talks and says something the translator does not identify (JC think the Jelly was guided or ‘travelled’ here via the connecting lines). The translator does understand ‘diamonds form the base’ and JC realises that the diamond floor forms a shield around the Jelly on the floor to help protect it.
• The Witch Doctor brings out a case and says necessary – not purpose.
• He then opens the case and shows a clear crystal mace and again says necessary, not purpose.
• JC thinks and gets it confirmed that the Jelly is a ‘Teacher and Traveller.
• The mace is used by a psychic and is a weapon that is necessary.
• The jelly is a sentient being and the Vulcan has been feeding on all the other Jellies, killing then and taking their power.
• The jelly starts to pulse – and I notice that my tricorder, phaser and other devices are no longer losing power. The jelly has changed it power drain to not affect my equipment.
• The Witch Doctor touches the jelly and he says ‘creatures, science officer, controlled, Ceda’ and then grabs JC and shares a vision.
• JCs Vision
o Space – a figure – blue lines from the creature – comes back down again –
o JC think it is Fran but not 100% sure.
• After the vision the diamond floor has expanded so that the whole floor of the cavern and parts of the walls are now covered.
• JC has to take the mace to the person in the vision (Fran) so that Fran can Protect and do what is necessary. Fran has to become a Conduit for psychic power.
• JCs tricorder recorded everything that just happened. JC now has some understanding of the natives language so he transfers the data to the fully charged Borg-tricorder and takes the charged phaser with him and is led by the teenagers that brought him here in the first place towards Fran and the rest of the team. Fran needs the mace to fight the Vulcan.
The Complex
• Back at the base the team realise that the transport has been converted to a mechanical based starter and power system to bypass the electrical parts. Freya has a look but says nope I can’t fix this.
• Apollo on the other hand says let me fix this bitches.
• He looks at the transport and says the Zandorians were trying to jury rig the system and bypass all electronics. They could have blown the thing up but Apollo says he should be able to fix it.
• The cannon on top of the vehicle and front guns are all fully operational. They might be able to blast the data storage door to get it open if the guns can be somehow be moved to that location.
• In the vehicle are lots of med-kits and other important supplies the team needs.
• Darkon gives B’Hor a med-kit for his leg.
• At the end of the room is another bulk head door with a lever to open it which more than likely leads outside the complex.
• The thermal generator is located nearby and is working well – it is set to keep the cold temperature running.

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