Tactical officer’s personal log, stardate 50467.1, Lt. Sornak reporting: It has taken us 45 hours at warp 9.2 to reach Psellias 3. We are welcomed by Taigu Sissal who seems very anxious to join the Federation. Commander Chiun, Lt. Commander Bradshaw, Dr. Ariane, and Lt. JG Nabliz all beam down to the planet. Gifts are exchanged and the landing party links up with Ambassador Cal West. While on the planet the landing party discovers that Psellian art is rather disturbing.
Day 1 before the surrender ceremony the landing party out exploring the city is confronted by a female Psellian who doesn’t believe the Federations good intentions. The landing party does its best to persuade her that the Federation is peaceful and asks her what proof she desires in order to see that the landing parties words are true. She says that we’ll speak again and departs.
Day 2 before the surrender ceremony the landing party explores outside the city, and finds a starving family of 10 who’s crops are failing. We beam down a hot meal and a months worth of rations. We also cure the blight on their crops and the Dr. cures their vitamin defiency. The ship monitors a Romulan transmission from the planets surface to the Romulan Neutral Zone. The source of the transmission appears to be a 200 year old Romulan vessel that crash landed on the planet. The landing party investigates the wreck and discovers that the com unit onboard the ship is working but that it is only a relay for whoever sent the transmission. The landing party deactivates the com unit.
Day 3 the armistice ceremony. The landing party is asked not to bring weapons and complies with the request. The ceremony is to take place on sacred ground. However the rebels spring a trap and capture the landing party as well as Taigu Sissal, his supporters as well as Ambassador West. Amongst the rebels is the women the landing party met on the first day. The leader of the rebels shows up with 6 armed Romulans in tow. The leader goes by the name Onar Pusa, but in reality is actually a Romulan Tal Shiar agent by the name of Tovik( the man most wanted by Commander Doleo of starfleet intelligence for crimes against the Federation ). Tovik imprisons his captives in a primitive dungeon and forces Taigu Sissal to send a message to the Romulan Star Empire asking its help in protecting Psellias 3 from the Federation.
Meanwhile in orbit around Psellias 3 the Yorktown falls under attack by the Romulan warbird D’ Vairin commanded by Commander Modex. Commander Modex wants the Yorktown to leave but we cannot do that. With genuine regret Commander Modex must follow his orders, and the battle continues between the Yorktown and D’ Vairin, each inflicting roughly the same damage on each other, thus the warbird has the advantage over us. But the D’ Vairin is not pressing the attack, in fact even though we’re still technically in battle, there is currently a lull in the battle for the D’ Vairin is not attacking.
Tactical Officer’s personal log, stardate 50467.4: The space battle is continuing, though sporadically, we have gained the upper hand for the moment.
Meanwhile Psellian commoners rescue all the prisoners. The former prisoners led by the landing party makes its way to the palace. Lt. JG Nabliz sneaks into the palace and singlehandedly takes out 2 Romulans and 1 rebel, while Commander Chiun takes out another Romulan. The landing party finds Tovik and Ruissi in the library, where Tovik is sanitizing Psellian history. Tovik spots the landing party and uses Ruissi as a shield. Dr. Ariane takes out Tovik.
Lt. JG Nabliz contacts the ship notifying us that Tovik is in custody. The Taigu sends another message to the Romulans uninviting them to Psellias 3. I contact Commander Modex informing him that Tovik and the rest of his Tal Shiar agents are in custody. After giving Commander Modex confirmation of a Tal Shiar presence on Psellias 3, he apologizes and departs. The Romulan attack fleet turns around and recrosses the neutral zone for home, while a Federation fleet shows up.
The armistice is signed and Psellias 3 has taken the first step in joining the Federation.
We return to starbase 39 Sierra for repairs and to hand over Tovik and the other Tal Shiar agents to Commander Doleo himself, Admiral Keil congratulates us herself. Another job welldone.
faithfully, Lt. Commander Sornak.