Star Trek: Yorktown

It's not easy being Green

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.

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Nobody Knows the Tribbles I've Seen

Chief Medical Officer’s Log: Stardate 50212.7 USS Yorktown NCC-1717C Doctor Ariane-496 reporting.
The Yorktown responds to a distress call from the New Shanghai colony. The broadcast mentioned only “A biological catastrophe.” A relatively new colony, New Shanghai is an agricultural world on lease from the Ferengi. Without the infrastructure of a more developed world, a plague would decimate them. As it turned out, a plague would have been easier to deal with.

But yes, I would call tribbles a biological catastrophe. I beamed down with Lt Cmdr Bradshaw, and Security Chief Rykk to speak with Colony Administrator Hansen. Unchecked, the tribbles will wreak havoc on the planet’s ecosystem. If that wasn’t bad enough, they’re also destroying the colony’s cash crops. If the colony can’t make the next lease payment, it will be evicted. I leave with samples, and begin working on a solution. I leave the others speculating on possible sabotage and a means of containment.

Soon enough we are hailed by a Klingon Vor’cha cruiser. They are also responding to the colony’s distress call. They give us 24 hours to solve the crisis, before they take care of it their own way. When I spoke with them to compare notes I found that ‘their way’ involved orbital bombardment. Apparently Klingons take their ecology VERY seriously.

I’m surprised at the rate tribbles reproduce. Indeed, this batch is multiplying fast, even for tribbles. I attempt to investigate further.
A scan of the planet reveals a rich deposit of latinum. A perfect motive for sabotage by those who stand to gain the most from it: the Ferengi landlords. But how to prove it?

Administrator Hansen was most surprised to hear about the latinum…unfortunately it would not be able to be mined before the lease had to be payed. Well, a ‘test’ firing of the ships phasers ‘accidentally’ uncovered the deposit. Perhaps they could have a head start.

The tribbles have been genetically engineered, with their reproductive metabolism amped up. Also, some of the older ones register transporter enegry residue….they have been transported recently. I relay this info to the bridge, and suggest that a cloaked vessel may be nearby.

Captain Chiun tells the Klingon ship of his suspicions, and the hunt is on. The two ships take orbits on opposite sides of the planet to scan for cloaked ships and find…nothing. As a last ditch effort, an ongoing scan for transporter activity is initiated, and then pays off. There, masked by the planet’s north magnetic pole, is a Ferengi shuttle. Inside are Liquidator Molg and his assistants, and a human. Molg is outraged at the intrusion, but one of his associates spills the beans and confesses the entire plot. The human, an Argellian bioengineer named Ahrena apparently was the one who engineered the tribbles. With his notes, I am able to create a retro-virus that will bring the tribbles reproduction rates to normal.
The ships phasers, set on widebeam stun, leave the tribbles motionless and easy to collect, but it still takes nearly everyone to collect and contain them, and load them into several cargo ships. The destination: Tribble Prime…the Klingons hunted down every last tribble, but left the rest of the ecosystem virtually intact. There, the tribbles will stay, where their natural predators will nibble away at their numbers.

I’m glad we found a place to leave our tribbles behind.

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Operations officer's personal log, stardate 50162.7, USS Yorktown NCC-1717-C, Lt Sornak reporting:

Having arrived at the appropriate coordinates the IKV Klang has not shown up yet. After approaching the anomoly we discover the remains of the Klang. Sensor scans reveal that the damage was caused by old Federation technology such as might be found from a refitted constitution class starship. After checking the ships computer archives we discover 2 facts, first that this area of space used to be Federation territory before the Gorkon initiative and second that a total of 5 Federation starships mysteriously disappeared from that era including the original Yorktown.
The Klingons send us a very angry message, accusing us of treachery yadda yadda yadda and demand that we fix the situation or else.
We discover the aggressor’s ion trail and follow it, catching up to them in 20 hours time. The aggressor turns out to be the Yorktown, commanded by captain Allan Hall. After a little convincing they finally believe that they’ve been flung into the future. Captain Hall and his command crew beam over and are given the tour of the ship. Captain Hall becomes agitated and angry upon dicovering the intervening history from his time to ours and wants to return to his ship immediately, in order to return to his time and change history.
The Klingons show up with one Vor’Cha class battlecruiser and two K’Vort birds of prey. After some convincing the Klingons finally agree to let us fix this situation ourselves.
While we negotiated with the Klingons, Captain Hall fled with his ship back towards the anomoly. Overtaking them we use a inverse graviton pulse through the main deflector array to temporarily knock them out of warp drive and put them in a tractor beam. First they tried to outmaneuver us, but only succeeded in damaging their own engines. Then they tried using a feedback pulse to break the tractor lock, but only succeeded in burning out their main deflector array, thus disabling their ship.
Later we closed the anomoly with an anti-tachyon beam and towed the original Yorktown to starbase 105, thus allowing starfleet to handle the fate of the original Yorktown and its crew.
Stardate 50173.2: Dr. Ariane 496 has found a treatment for the Trill transporter sickness.
Further our next assignment is to go to New Shanghai colony 15 lightyears along the Klingon boarder in order to investigate a biological catastrophe!
This ends my personal log for now, faithfully yours Lt. Sornak.

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Operations officer's personal log,Stardate 50032.4, USS Yorktown NCC-1717-C, Lt. Sornak reporting:

A subspace tear has sent the Yorktown into the gamma quadrant outside a nebula. A Borg cube shows up and gives the usual assimilation speech to the Jem’ Hadar. Both sides kill each other. Then a Borg fleet shows up and tranmits the following message to the Jem’ Hadar " We are the Borg, your continued existance is a detriment to us prepare to be eliminated. " A gigantic battle ensues.

At this point acting captain Lt. Ron Chiun ( our regular captain seems to be missing a great amount of the time, I wonder if this has ever happened on another starship? ) decides to leave for the Bajoran wormhole at maximum cruising speed. Three Jem’ Hadar Attack Ships break off to pursue us. We manage to destroy all three pursuing fighters, taking only minor structural damage in return. Long range sensors appear to tell us that the Borg are actually losing. 53 hours later we reach the Bajoran wormhole and go through.

We discover DS-9 destoyed and Bajor a lifeless world. Bajor seems to have been destroyed by polaron weaponry approximately a year earlier. By scanning the system and finding the current planetary alignments, we discover that the stardate is 60087.2. Somehow we’ve been sent 10 years into the future!

We send a message to Earth. Admiral Janeway sends us a message back describing the current grim reality. Only through the efforts of a special new starship has Earth been able to survive the current war with the Jem’ Hadar. Our new orders are to return to Earth for immediate refit, in order to help fight the Jem’ Hadar.

Unfortunately a Jem’ Hadar battlecruiser drops out of trans-warp right in front of us. This ship apparently has Borg weaponry on top of its normal formidable armaments, further upon visual contact the crew has Borg implants. After brief negotiation the Jem’ Hadar promtly disables our ship and sends boarding parties over to capture our ship. I later learn that Lt. JG Rykk Nabliz was able to singlehandedly take out 6 of the enemy before being knocked out.

We wake up inside a prison cell and then Q shows up. Q explains that he’s responsible for sending us into the future so we could see what he calls our mistake in not handling the initial Borg/Jem’ Hadar encounter properly. Q continues to point out that the current situation is all our fault. After much blathering Q finally tells us what we can do to make things right. In our previous adventure which resulted in our being sent to the gamma quadrant in the first place, we encountered an engineer who was luring the Borg into traps using fake Omega particles. The plan is thus simple, Q sends us back in time to just before the Borg challenge the Jem’ Hadar. We place a false Omega particle on a long range probe and send the probe through the trans-warp conduit that the Borg used to enter the gamma quadrant. Upon sending the probe the Borg immediately leave the gamma quadrant never detecting or meeting the Jem’ Hadar thus preventing the future that Q sent us to.

With everything once again alright we again proceed to the Bajoran wormhole and 53 hours later go through.

We find DS-9 and Bajor the way they’re supposed to be. Captain Sisko is rather surprised to see us and Lt. Chiun explains what happened and requests to dock and commence shoreleave. Captain Sisko grants us both.

Our next assignment is just over the boarder in Klingon space to investigate a chronaton disturbance there. Once there we will be joined by the Klingon scout ship Klang in order to investigate this disturbance.

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Last time on Star Trek: Yorktown...

When last we saw the Starship Yorktown…

The crew had just begun picking themselves up off the deck, having lost their footing when the ship was thrown some 70,000 Light-years from their previous position due to the actions of a very tortured and deranged yet brilliant mind. Suddenly broadcast on all channels, they hear these all to familiar words…

“We are the Borg. You will be assimilated. Your biological and technological distinctiveness will be added to our own. Resistance is futile”

On screen a Borg cube has just exited a Trans Warp conduit. However, much to the crew’s surprise, it does not seam that the cube has detected them. Instead it is heading for a nearby nebula. From out of the depths of said nebula, warships come streaking out to intercept the invader. Sensors detect the ships as…, no. it can’t be! Sensor readings indicate that those are Jem’Hadar Warships. We must have been thrown intot the Gamma Quadrant.

With a cry of “We are dead. Today we enter into battle to reclaim our lives. Victory is Life!” The Jem’Hadar ships begin their attack run on the cube causing moderate damage to the ship before it begins to adapt, at which point a couple of the battlecruisers engage their warp drives & ram the cube, obliterating it. However, before the cube’s destruction, one final tight burst message was sent, directed at the conduit, & within minutes an entire armada of Borg Cubes has suddenly appeared, blotting out the sky. Equally impressive is the matching Dominion fleet emerging from the nebula. The next intercepted communication chills the crew to the bone, as no one has ever heard this statement issued from the Borg before.

“We are the Borg. Your continued existence is a detriment to us. Prepare to be eliminated.” …

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