We get permission from Admiral Keil to proceed with the rescue on the condition that we also rescue a Federation agent whose cover was blown named Arden Arvin. Lt. JG Nabliz is assigned the task of aquiring all the specialized equipment, which won’t be traceable back to the Federation, for the operation. Those going on this mission are Commander Chiun, Dr. Ariane, Lt. JG Nabliz and myself. Lt Commander Bradshaw is assuming command of the Yorktown while we’re away.
Commander Chiun calls in his marker with Captain Molock of the IKV Vor’ Cha class vessel D’ K-Tahg, to get us to Romulus undetected, so we can rescue the prisoners from Tal Shiar headquarters.
After successfully hacking the shields around Tal Shiar headquarters we beam down.
After beaming down to level 1 of Tal Shiar headquarters, we hack their computers and get both a detailed layout of the installation as well as the exact location of the prisoners on level 5. We figure out a route to the prisoners through the equivalent of Jeffries tubes and disable the security systems along the way. We come to a junction and overhear 2 security guards talking, apparently one of them has connections to Senator Kassus who is in line to succeed the Romulan Praetor. We take them both out with a stun grenade and tie them both up and stick them in a broom closet.
Meanwhile onboard the Yorktown, sensors detect a merchantman class freighter being attacked. Lt. Commander Bradshaw orders the Yorktown to the rescue. Two Orion ships are attacking the freighter. The first Orion closes the range with the Yorktown and fires a anti-proton beam, knocking down the ships shields. The second Orion starts targeting the ships weapons systems. The Yorktown forces the first Orion to run away. The Yorktown’s shields get restored. However the second Orion succeeds in destroying the freighter. The Yorktown manages to destroy the second Orion ship and then rescues the survivors of the freighter from their escape pods. 20 people are saved and tell Lt. Commander Bradshaw that they were delivering medical supplies and farming equipment to Psellias 3.
Back on Romulas we continue on our way to the detention center on level 5. Two more Romulans are overheard talking. Apparently Operation Return is still on schedule despite interferance by the Yorktown. Lt. JG Nabliz takes both Romulans out barehanded. We get to the detention center and hack the security on the doors. We take out the 4 Romulans behind the doors with stun grenades, but not before one of them sets off the alarm. We release Aleva and Arden Arvin from their cells. All of us then rush back to the Jeffries tube that will take us back to the first level of the base. At the Jeffries tube a half dozen Romulans exit from a turbolift 50 feet down the hall. Lt. JG Nabliz singlehandedly takes them all out with a couple of stun grenades while recieving minor damage in return. I spray Magnecite over the entire floor of the turbolift, which destroys the entire floor of said turbolift, making the turbolift unusable. We all make it back to the first level and once again hacking the shield frequency manage to get beamed back up to the D’K-Tahg. Dr. Ariane takes both former female prisoners to sickbay while the rest of us report to the bridge. Captain Molock orders the D’K-Tahg toward the Neutral Zone to safety, on the way we spot a warbird of a design never seen before.
Both the D’K-Tahg and Yorktown rendevous at starbase 39 Sierra mission accomplished. Commander Doleo debriefs us and offers us jobs in intelligence for a job well done. Obviously we decline his generous offer.