Star Trek: Yorktown

Rescue on Romulus

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.

Operations officer's personal log supplemental

Gretel enters the bridge with a disruptor pointed at Sarok’s head demanding we lower our shields. Instead I activate the transporter, disarm her and tranport her to the brig, while sending Sarok back to the other scientists who are working on the cloak detector.

Meanwhile the Romulan warbird opens the range and fires at us doing minimal damage. We return fire with quantum torpedoes hitting and destroying the warbird. Immediate threat terminated.

It takes 24 hours to fix the Apollyon and repair most of our own damage.

Gretel is questioned and we find out the following things, first that she’s a Barolian( a independant race inside federation territory with strong ties to the Romulans ) named Greva and second that she was forced by the Tal Shiar to work for the Romulans or they would kill her twin sister. This infuriates Lt. JG Nabliz so much that he promises to rescue Greva’s sister Aleva.

Operations officer's personal log

All 3 cloak detectors have been assembled and connected to the ships sensors. Lt. Commander Bradshaw tells off Dr. Kragen for being abusive to the crew. Captain Chiun chews out Lt. Commander Bradshaw for doing so and orders him to apologize to Dr. Kragen. Lt. JG Nabliz sets up a randomized test to see which team tests their cloak detector in order. The order is as follows: Sarok is first, Lt. Nakamura is second and Dr. Kragen goes last. Sarok’s test seems successful identifying 4 cloaked Romulan warbirds patroling across the neutral zone. Lt. Nakamura’s test is a failure detecting nothing. Dr. Kragens test is inconclusive showing slight detection values of four Romulan ships but in different locations from Sarok’s test. Lt. JG Nabliz suggests getting copies of each teams blueprints of their work, replicating their equipment and doing their tests again in order to dublicate their results scientifically.

The freighter _SS Genevieve _sends a audio distress call, that it is being attacked. We immediately rendevous with the Genevieve’s last known coordinates, finding the Genevieve completely destroyed. Using Sarok’s cloak detector, we discover a Romulan warbird crossing back over the neutral zone toward Romulan space at maximum speed. Initial inspection of the debree results in finding the cause to be disruptor fire. However checking our computer records, we discover that the Genevieve had been decommissioned. Further inspection of the wreckage discovers that the ship was rigged to blow.

We are ordered to rendevous with the _USS Fortunate _to drop off our guests so that they may return home. On the way we receive another distress call from the freighter SS Apollyon, on its way to Geronimo IV with 200 colonists, that its under Romulan attack. We immediately go to the Apollyon to render assistance. Upon arrival we discover that the Apollyon has been heavily damaged. The Captain of the _Apollyon _notifies us that the Romulan ship cloaked approximately 2 minutes ago. We attempt to use Sarok’s cloak detector to find the Romulan ship but it doesn’t work and Sarok doesn’t know why. Next Dr. Kragen attemts to utilize his cloak detector and discovers that its been tampered with. Sarok and Dr. Kragen both go to their equipment, Sarok to discover why his detector isn’t working and Dr. Kragen to pinpoint the tampering with his detector, Lt. Nakamura accompanys both of them to assist.

Meanwhile we extend our shields around the Apollyon. Lt. Commander Bradshaw and Dr. Ariane( 496 is a designation not a name. My apologies for the confusion. ) Lead the away teams to the Apollyon, the former to effect repairs and the latter to heal the wounded. The worst of the wounded are beamed over to our sickbay. It is agreed that we’ll escort the Apollyon the rest of the way to Geronimo IV.

Sarok finds nothing wrong with his detector, it should be working. Dr. Kragen finds a burnt-out device that shouldn’t be there. Lt. Commander Bradshaw beams back to the Yorktown. Upon examination its discovered that the device sent out a message to Romulan space communicating the harmonic frequency to Sarok’s detector, and that the only 4 people who knew the frequency were Sarok, Gretel Vandermark, Lt. Commander Bradshaw, and myself. Sarok determines that Dr. Kragen’s detector might work better if anti-proton particles were used instead of tachyon particles.

Just before that however the Romulan warbird began its attack on us. Because we’ve extended the shields around the Apollyon we can’t maneuver. Still we managed to inflict roughly 68.3% damage to the warbird, while only receiving roughly 37.5% damage to ourselves for the moment. Just before the warbird cloaked again Lt. JG Nabliz beamed over live grenades onto the warbird’s bridge and auxillary bridge.

At the same time Lt. Nakamura hailed the bridge and informed us that Gretel Vandermark attacked everyone where the cloak detector equipment is with a phaser on wide angle stun and that Gretel and Sarok are nowhere to be found. We activate the intruder alert just as Gretel enters the bridge with her phaser pointed at Sarok’s head.

To be continued, Faithfully, Lt. Sornak.

Stardate 50370.5:

Our next mission given to us by Admiral Keil, is to test out 3 various cloaked ship detectors along the neutral zone. To that end we have taken aboard the following guests Sarok of Vulcan who is backed by the Vulcan Academy of Science, Lt. Nakamura and Ensign Juarez who are backed up by Starfleet, and Dr. Kragen and his assistant Gretel Vandermark who are backed up by the Federation Science Council. I personally check out all equipment brought onboard against the given manifests and everything checks out, further I put marines to guard all the equipment to make sure nothing is tampered with. Considering all thats happened lately on our previous missions better to be safe than sorry. Dr. Kragen is found arguing with Lt. Nakamura outside her quarters, blaming her for stealing his ideas and further with tampering with his equipment. Dr. Kragen is brought up short and is mollified when shown proof of the security measures put in place for everyones equipment. I give Lt. Nakamura a tour of the ship and she confides in me a desire to return to shipboard duty, after the current tests of her cloaked ship detector.

This ends my personal log for now, faithfully yours, Lt. Sornak.

Operations officer's personal log supplemental

Lt JG Nabliz gets Admiral Proudfoot to submit to a full medical scan, putting to rest Dr. 496’s doubts about his identity and clearing the Admiral in our investigation. Admiral Proudfoot then checks the flight recorder of his runabout, USS Hudson ,and discovers that the log was jammed. Further analysis of the shuttlebays flight recorder shows that it was also jammed.

After rendevousing with the D’ Vairin, Commander Modex, Ambassador Stavell, and two aides Mer’ Ev and T’ Ba beam over to commence negotiations with Dr. Suklar, Admiral Proudfoot, and his staff.

A gamma burst is detected coming from the secondary negotiations room, where James Jones,T’ Ral and Mer’ Ev are gathered. Lt JG Nabliz investigates and discovers that gamma bursts are coming from T’ Ral’s and Mer’ Ev’s data pads. Mer’ Ev draws a Romulan holdout disrupter while T’ Ral presses a button on his data pad. Lt. Nabliz manages to stun Mer’ Ev just before T’ Ral and Mer’ Ev beam away to the Hudson. Lt. Commander Bradshaw manages to override the _Hudson’s _computer from the bridge, preventing the Hudsons escape. The two fugitives are promptly beamed into the brig and all items are confiscated. The Hudson is tractored back on board.

Dr. 496 discovers that T’ Ral is actually a Romulan posing as a Vulcan, and he was trying to pass complete plans of the gravimetric bomb to Mer’ Ev. Fortunately those plans are confiscated and destroyed. Upon further inspection of T’ Ral’s devices it is learned that they are powered by a matter/antimatter energy cells and that they allowed him to mimic Admiral Proudfoot’s voice and DNA patterns as well as jam the various flight recorders. All mysteries are thus solved. The Romulan refugees get to go home and get reintegrated into Romulan society. Dr. Suklar gets dropped off on the starship _Laredo _in order to study Collapsar 49. And we drop the Human refugees, Romulan prisoners, Admiral Proudfoot, and the rest of his staff at starbase 39 Sierra.

Unfortunately Lt. Stellock has disappeared with both components of the gravimetric bomb that were in security lockup as evidence.

Operations officer's persoal log supplemental

We will rendevous with the warbird D’ Vairin commanded by Commander Modex in 6 days. Admiral Proudfoot randevous with us en route to the meeting via runabout USS Hudson bringing 4 others with him, 1 human James Jones his aid, 1 betazed Lt. Rhiems from starfleet intelligence, and 2 vulcans Lt. Stellock and T’ Ral.
We brief Admiral Proudfoot and his companions in on all relavent information concerning the current situation. Admiral Proudfoot and Dr. Suklar are in agreement, that all data and material concerning the gravimetric bomb must be destroyed. Further that the knowledge within the minds of our Romulan guests can and will be erased, so that the Romulans can’t duplicate their work on the gravimetric bomb. It is also decided that our Romulan guests won the battle planetside in order that they save face and therefore are able to be welcomed back into Romulan society.

Unexplained occurences are happening onboard ship. First internal sensors detect a small burst of Gamma rays indicating a small matter/ anti-matter reaction, second a micro communications burst is discovered between 2 locations, and third 2 components from the gravimetric bomb are missing.

Biometric and voice print ID of Admiral Proudfoot are the only recorded entries of anyone entering the locked lab where the gravimetric bomb is stored. However logs also indicate that Admiral Proudfoot was in holodeck 2 at the same time. How can he be in 2 places at the same time? Lt. JG Nabliz discovers the missing components inside the Admiral’s runabout and sends them to the lab for testing as evidence. Lt Commander Chiun discovers 2( 2 second ) gaps in the runabouts log. The tests on the components comes back and that Admiral Proudfoot’s DNA is found on them. However there is a quantum level variation in the DNA, meaning that someone has replicated the Admirals DNA on the components. The conclusion is that someone or several someones are trying to frame the Admiral. We must discover who is behind this plot and time is running out.

This ends my pesonal log for now, faithfully yours, Lt. Sornak.

Operations officer's personal log stardate 50315.3, USS Yorktown NCC-1717-C, Lt. Sornak reporting

We have returned to starbase 39 Sierra after the Sha’ Arik adventure. Admiral Keil the sector commander, Captain Jorak commander starbase 22, and Commander Doleo starfleet intelligence debrief us personally. The information we reveal about the previous mission disturbs them deeply.

Our next assignment is to rendevous with the starship Laredo and pick up Dr. Suklar a Romulan physicist, then ferry him to the USS Montgomery which is studying Collapsar 49( a blackhole thats sending out warp wave emissions ).

After picking up Dr. Suklar near the Uiono’s star system( which is a starfleet weapons practice range ), we discover a derelict ship in orbit around the first planet. Further investigation reveals that there are actually 2 ships there, but the second is just rubble. The first ship is identified as the USS Armstrong, lost 200 years ago at the start of the Earth-Romulan war. Dr. Suklar identifies the other ship as the Radix, a Romulan Tellus class starship, from his own historical memories of the war. We send a boarding party over in EVA suits and access the computer core of the ship, finding the captains last log entry. Captain Yammamoto’s final log talks about victory over the Romulans, that his ship is disabled, and the hope of Earth coming to rescue them soon. Further examination of the Armstrong reveals all the shuttles and most of the life pods missing. The landing party returns to the Yorktown.

We immediately start scanning the planet. A gravitic implosion occurs near the planets south pole and a transmission is intercepted revealing that the descendants of both the Armstrong and the Radix are living under the planets surface and are still fighting the Earth-Romulan war of 200 years ago.

Asking for guidance from starfleet, we are ordered to resovle the situation and Dr. Suklar is appointed Romulan ambassador by the Romulan high command. After contacting both sides, we send a landing party to each. Lt. Commander Bradshaw, Dr. 496, and myself beam down to the Human camp, while Dr. Suklar and Lt. JG Nabliz donning a Romulan naval uniform, beam down to the Romulan camp. After speaking to each side it becomes apparent that neither side wishes to end hostilities.
Lt. Commander Bradshaw tricks the current Captain Yammamoto and has us beamed up to the ship, the tranporter chief disarms Yammamoto’s people and beams them to the brig to cool off. Then we send a detachment of marines with phasers on stun to capture the rest of the Humans down below and we beam them to cargo bay one where Dr. 496 starts treating them immediately.

Meanwhile Lt. JG Nabliz realizing that the Romulans only have martial weapons quickly stuns all of them and disables their last gravitic bomb, then has all the Romulans beamed to cargo bay two.

We are currently heading to the Neutral Zone to meet up with Commander Modex’s ship
to return the Romulan nationals we have on board. Along the way Admiral Proudfoot will rendevous with us to handle the negotiations.

This ends my personal log for now, faithfully yours, Lt. Sornak.

Operations officer's personal log stardate 50310.7, USS Yorktown NCC-1717-C, Lt. Sornak reporting:

On routine patrol of the Romulan Neutral Zone, we discover the Romulan warbird Sha’ Arik uncloaked and adrift in the zone. We decide to investigate. Sensor scans report that the power systems are functioning normally but no life signs aboard, and no apparent damage to the ship. We beam over several boarding parties in decontamination suits.

We find 2,000 dead Romulans onboard with no external trauma, but with extensive damage to their internal organs. Dr. Ariane 496 finds sickbay overloaded with dead Romulans. Lt. Commander Ron Bradshaw finds a hidden empty canister in life support, that had been set to go off 28 hours ago. Lt. JG Rykk Nabliz finds an odd device attached to the underside of the operations station. We use our tricorders to link up to the ships computer and translate the Romulan language for us. Dr. 496 taps into the chief medical officer’s log and dicovers that the crew started to come down with fever 20 hours ago. Further that the Romulan Dr. thought the disease to be Vidorian Fever, but that the usual cure didn’t work. We check the ships logs and discover that the Sha’ Arik was ordered off its patrol by the Tal Shiar, in order to clandestinely observe Federation listening posts. The Tal Shiar had evidently boarded the Sha’ Arik and departed just before the trouble began. Apparently the Romulan commander died during his last log entry detailing the grim reality aboard his ship.

Another Romulan warbird shows up. The usual threats ensue, and the landing party finds itself surrounded by twice as many Romulans who aren’t wearing decontamination suits. Eventually calmer heads prevail and we are given an hour to prove what happened by Commander Modex.

Lt. Commander Bradshaw brings the canister to sickbay for testing, while Sub Commander Galtus allows Lt. Nabliz to remove the device from under the operations station. Sub Commander Galtus instantly recognizes the device to be Romulan in origin. Meanwhile Dr. 496 has discovered that the canister contained a broad spectrum( meaning it can affect almost any race ) weaponized aerosol version of Vidorian Fever, which the Dr. names Vidorian Fever B. We also discover that 2 of our crews decontamination suits have failed, the first one belonging to one of Dr. 496’s medical personal and the second to Lt. Commander Bradshaw. Both are now infected with the disease. Dr. 496 is now racing against time to find a cure.
The hour is up and we present our findings to Commander Modex. Our evidence convinces Commander Modex of our innocence in this affair, but still wants his own science officers to verify our findings and they do. The canister is identified as one that is used by Romulan spy agencies, and the other device is identified as a tool to deactivate the ships cloaking device. The bad news is that all the Romulans that beamed over got infected and some beamed back and infected Commander Modex’s ship as well.

While the Dr. is trying to find the cure some of Modex’s men on both warbirds plan to mutiny. Lt. Commander Ron Chiun sends marines in decontamination suits over to Modex’s ship to help put down the mutiny there.

Back on the other warbird Lt. JG Nabliz, Sub Commander Galtus, myself, and 6 others( 3 Feds & 3 loyal Romulans ) prepare to defend sickbay from the mutineers. Unfortunately Lt. Commander Bradshaw in a state of delirium starts waving his phaser around dangerously forcing me to use the Vulcan nerve pinch on him. Bradshaw goes down and the Dr. quickly sedates him. We quickly and expertly put down the mutineers and throw them in the brig.

It takes Dr. 496 a total of 13 hours to find a cure, which is immediately synthesized on all 3 ships and administired to all the sick personnel saving their lives just in time. Further a vaccine is made for those not infected to prevent them from contracting the disease.
Finally we return to our ship and part in peace with Commander Modex and his crew, as they tow the Sha’ Arik back to Romulan space.

This ends my personal log for now, faithfully yours, Lt. Sornak.

Operation Officers personal log, Stardate 50300.1, USS Yorktown, NCC-1717-C

We recieved order to recover a cultural observation team and dismantal their base in the Palin system. A primitive humanoid race inhabits the surface of the planet with approximately mid 1300’s Earth equivolent tech. We were successful in evacuating the team with out causing any cultural contamination.

Operations officer's personal log 50233.4, USS Yorktown NCC-1717-C, Lt. Sornak reporting:

We have picked up admiral Edward Proudfoot senior in order to deliver him to starbase 39 Sierra for diplomatic talks with the Romulans. Along the way we find a disabled Orion freighter and render assistance. We bring most of the Orion crew onboard because it’s going to be several days before the Orion ship can be repaired. The Orion chief engineer is sent to sickbay to recover from both a heart attack and radiation sickness. Dr. Ariane 496 saves his life.

We encrypt our computers to prevent our Orion guests from gaining access to sensitive material. The Orions bring their cargo over to our cargo bay for safe keeping telling us its medical supplies for the planet Pselles 3. However in doing a count of the Orions we seem to be coming up 1 short in the tally. We initiate an internal sensor scan to find out exactly how many people are actually on board ship, this takes 5 hours.

During this time captain Smug of the Orions gives Lt. Commander Chiun a small holographic device of a dancing Orion slavegirl as a gift for assisting them. Further captain Smug asks permission if a few of his people can perform for the crew, and permission is granted and is to take place in 10 forward.

Shortly after that security detects a breach in the computer systems and pinpoints the source from one of the cabins belonging to the Orions on deck 6. Lt jg Rykk Nabliz takes the Orion into custody for questioning. The files in question were personal files of the crew, fortunately none of the files were of deck plans or sensitive tactical data of the ship. Shortly after that the internal sensor scan is completed and we discover 1 extra person on board. After removing all those wearing com-badges 63 remain unaccounted for. After 40 minutes of additional scanning the anomoly is pinpointed on the stardrive section in cargo bay 1 where the Orion cargo is stored. The scan reveals one Vulcanoid life form, further scans reveal the lifeform to be Romulan. At this time scans pick up unauthorized communications from the captains ready room. On inspection the communications appear to be coming from the gift captain Smug gave to Lt. Comander Chiun. Eventually Lt. jg Nabiiz captures the Romulan spy Rokan and throws her in the brig. The rest of the Orions join her. Dr. Ariane 496 discovers that the medication for the people of Pselles 3 is useless to them and starts working on medicine that will help save them.

We drop admiral Proudfoot off at starbase 39 Sierra and give him custody of the Romulan spy, so he can use her as his ace in the hole against the Romulans in his negotiations with them. Further we also keep the situation with the Orions under wraps, for the admiral feels that everything is related and needs every card he can play against the Romulans.


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