Chief Medical Officer’s Log: Stardate 50233.4 USS Yorktown NCC-1717C Doctor Ariane-496 reporting.
After a rendezvous with the USS Ticonderoga, the Yorktown is delivering Admiral Edward Proudfoot Sr. to Starbase 39 Sierra, near the Romulan Neutral Zone. There he is to meet with his Romulan counterparts to negotiate for the release of Emerson Aymes, a Federation citizen who sneaked into Romulan territory.
Tensions seem to be high. We’ve received a briefing by Commander Doleo, the head of Starfleet Intelligence in this area. He seems rather paranoid, but I suppose it is his job.
We pick up a distress signal, and head to check it out. The Admiral will have to put up with the delay. We find an Orion merchant ship, the OMS Komarion, adrift. It has suffered a photonic induction failure, and is flooded with radiation. The away team beams down, and I begin treating the crew, while the engineers begin repairs.
The Orions are dressed in fine outfits, and the ship is stylish and elegant…at least on the inside. If they had spent half as much on maintaining the ship, it would never have had a problem.
The Captain, Mulio Smug, allows most of the crew to be evacuated while the ship is irradiated. He leaves a few on board to help with the repairs. He also has us beam over a container full of medicine, en route to Psiellus III, currently suffering from a plague. The container is guarded by two Orions at all times.
Most of the injuries are minor, but one Orion had severe plasma burns, and another, the Chief Engineer, had a heart attack.
Engineer Bradshaw reports that repairs will take a significant amount of time. Captain Smug finds this unacceptable; the plague on Psiellus III can’t wait. He asks us to deliver the medicine while towing his ship, repairing it on the way.
So, we shall have some guests for a while. This may prove interesting.