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Offline Falin

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Captain Loskene's new Adventurers
« on: 04 August 2008 02:02 AM »
Just a quick story for you all, it's pretty rough, but still a good read:

Captain Loskene stared at the image his second was showing him, yes there was a ship there, just skimming the border. It looked like the same ship that passed by earlier that week, a Federation Freedom class scout, from what intelligence was telling him. Why were they there, what purpose could that have this far from their borders? Something just wasn’t right; they would have to check this out.

Loskene thought deeply about his next move, the Assembly had reports of Federation ships moving on all borders, but this was the remote edge of Tholian space, far from Federation territory and this one had moved twice across his view. Something was amiss and he felt it, something had to be done.

He dare not link with the assembly and ask for permission to do what he was about to do, after his last encounter with the Federation, where he let two of their finest cruisers get away, he knew they wouldn’t let him even near another Federation ship. But this was a new time, and he had a new Battle Cruiser, not one of the old frigates he encountered them with last time. Plus all intelligence had put the Freedom class as a weak offense and defensive ship.

“Helm, set course for border, the asteroid belt that we saw in the quasio sector, maximum speed, I want to be there before that ship returns and I don’t want him to see us.”

“Yes commander” the young helmsman replied, Loskene glared at him and sent a mental picture to the young man of him being cooled in space as a reminder to call him his proper rank. You could see the shivers run down his back, yes it had only been a few weeks since the assembly finally got over his shame and promoted him, but he would not let his crew treat him as an outcast anymore. “I mean Captain, sir”, replied the helmsman to his projection.

“tactical, I want a full weapons systems check, we’ll need everything online and at maximum proficiency, Engineering, bring the generators online and start charging the capacitors, we’re going to need the webs.” Loskene had to hold back some pride, in his old ship, he would have had to have help with the webs, but this new Battle cruiser carried two web launchers that allowed him to cast a web around a ship without the support of another ship. It also had a second function, one that he though was extremely useful for this mission.

Soon, they reached the asteroid belt and laid in wait, if the Federation scout followed the path it had the previous runs, it will pass right by the ship within full weapons range without even spotting Loskene’s ship.

A few hours passed, then a ship appeared at the edge of the sensors, “Operations, is that our prey?”

Unknown Captain, the ship is at the extreme and we have power down to keep from being spotted, I’ll know more in a few minutes”, His operations officer replied.

Soon, he had his response, “Captain, that’s a Federation ship all right, but it’s not the Scout ship we saw earlier, I’m registering it as an Amsterdam Class Fleet Support Tug, wait a minute.”

This was a strange twist, what would a fleet support tug be out this far from home and what was it supporting? This would be a great catch and would go a long way to proving the Federation was preparing to invade Tholian Space.

“Captain!” shouted the Operations Officer, “she’s carrying two heavy Base pods! They’re building a mobile base out Here somewhere!”

This was indeed frightening news, but Loskene had to keep it together, “Calms down, we’ll have to take it for proof to the Assembly. Does she having any escorts?”

“No captain, it seems the scout was checking the route out, she’s all alone.”

“has she detected us yet?” he asked, hoping for very good news.

“No Captain, he’s moving along at a steady pace, no shields, just deflector screens.”

Loskene nodded his head, yes this was to perfect, he will defiantly regain his Dignity, “Alright, bring the casters online, set launcher one to Fist mode, launcher two to web mode. Prepare to fire on my mark”

He settled in watching the sensors monitors, making sure no new ships showed up and waited for the Tug to move into position. There it was in range of the webs, “Fire Launcher One!”

“Firing launcher one!” responded the weapons officer, a stream of yellowish orange energy filled the viewer….

Several seconds later it hit the Federation ship. “Sir Federation ships communications disrupted, no hostiles detected, no messages dispatch, she’s drifting, engines offline, proceeding to jam now.

            *   *   *

“Sir, the Lexington was right, this area is clear of all activity, we are safe to proceed to the Rally point.”

The female Andorian rotated her antenea around, then said, “we’re never absolutely safe, and being this close to Tholian territory I’d rather be on the safe side, keep scanning the area.”

“Aye Sir, “replied the young lieutenant, then a few moments later blurted with an alarmist voice, “Sir a Strange enery discharge for the asteroid belt! Heading right towards us!”

Before she could even react, her first officer jumped up, turned and said, “Red Alert, shields to max, evasive maneuver Tango Fox 156!”
“To late!” shouted the tactical officer, “brace for Impact!”

She looked around and liked what she saw, her crew was well trained, but with these pods on, she knew the ship was like a fat Bolarian trying to climb the mountains of Andor.

Then it hit, the bridge shuddered from the impact, crewman phelps was thrown from the environmental controls, he was dead, the extensive burning told her there was no hope for the young human.

“Get me shields up now! “She yelled, “Tactical, weapons status, damage report”

“Sir, weapons offline, whoever they are, they hit the main junction feed, subspace communications are down, fires on decks 3, 7, and 14, emergency force fields have come online in sections 23-30 on deck 8. Engines are offline; we are on emergency power and spinning.”

It didn’t look good, but she had been through worse from her time on the Enterprise. “Engineering, get me power back, helm….”

“Sir, another energy discharge coming!” interrupted her first officer from the Science station.

            *   *   *
Loskene nodded, phase one was done, now for phase two, “Fire launcher two.”

“Firing launcher Two!” responded weapons officer again. This time the stream of yellowish orange energy expanded, surrounded the Federation ship in the traditional Tholian web design. “We have her Captain.”

Loskene nodded again, “projected time till web dissipation?”

“12 hours Captain, long enough to get it to defense base 459.” Responded the operations officer.

“Good, Helm move us into Tractor Beam range, and lock the beam on as soon as we can, then get us back into Tholian space Fast! If anything happens, I want it to look like they entered our space.

“Yes captain, “ responded several of the bridge officers, and from the tone and the feelings he was getting from them, he could sense the joy and pride they were feeling.


            *   *   *

“All hands, brace for impact”, she said in a very loud voice, she hoped she didn’t betray her, it was bad and if this one was like the previous one, it was about to be as hot as a supernova.

“Sir, this ones different, it’s expanding, what the ………” Her first officer started.

“Drake, what is it?” she asked as she turned just in time to see he had changed the viewer, what she saw was startling, a web, a Tholian Web. But this was impossible, all reports stated they needed two ships to encompass a ship, but this one was a ball of energy that expanded and surrounded her ship. “Damn, “she muttered, just as she saw her crew turn and look at her.

“Sir, what’s the order?” asked her helmsman.

“We sit tight, I’m sure they’ll talk to us in a few minutes”, this was no time for heroism, these modules needed to get to that rally point.

            *   *   *

“Captain, we are within tractor range, aplly beam to web, we’ll be ready to tow soon”, Stated his operations officer.

Loskene nodded and said, “open a link to that ship.”

“Yes captain, initiating link now” replied his communications officer, a young Female Tholian, barely 50 earth years old, but very good at what she did, her mind link was one of the strongest in the defense fleet. “Link established Captain, transferring image to you.”

Before he even began, the blue skinned humanoid, stood up and said, “I am Captain Shran of the USS Sardam, How dare you attack us in neutral space! I demand you release us immediately!”

“Captain Shran, you have violated Tholian space, we claim this system as ours, you will stand down and proceed with us to be questioned. If you do not comply I will not hesitate to destroy you and your crew, is that clear?”

“he could see the snarl appear on her primitive mount and the little blue antennae on her head swivel with great speed, then she stated, “we have not entered or even moved near Tholian space, you know by the treaty that you must notify us when you make border changes. Release us and I’ll inform the federation this was a minor incident.”

“Captain Shran, you overestimate your position, you will come with us now.” He replied and severed the link. “we ready to toe them back now yet?”

“Yes captain, we are ready.”

“Good, get us back to Tholian space fast, If any of their ships come looking, I want to make sure it looks like they violated our space.” He felt a great relief, this could really change his stance with the assembly, his shame would be completely wiped after this.


To be continued………………..


And so a New chapter begins in the life of Captain Loskene and the Tholian Assembly.
« Last Edit: 05 August 2008 11:05 PM by Falin »
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Re: Captain Loskene's new Adventurers
« Reply #1 on: 05 August 2008 11:06 PM »
OK, made some changes to the story, should sound better now.
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Re: Captain Loskene's new Adventurers
« Reply #2 on: 07 August 2008 02:55 AM »
Hmm Captain Loskene is quite crafty.

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Re: Captain Loskene's new Adventurers
« Reply #3 on: 07 August 2008 03:05 AM »
 Captain Shran was on the Enterprise?
 Other than a spell check here and there...this is starting out as an enjoyable read. Thanks for adding to the OP Falin...it filled things in nicely.
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Re: Captain Loskene's new Adventurers
« Reply #4 on: 07 August 2008 04:08 AM »
Captain Shran was on the Enterprise?
 Other than a spell check here and there...this is starting out as an enjoyable read. Thanks for adding to the OP Falin...it filled things in nicely.


Noitice it's a female Shran ;)
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Re: Captain Loskene's new Adventurers
« Reply #5 on: 07 August 2008 05:49 PM »
Noitice it's a female Shran ;)

 Wouldn't surprise me if she was Thy'leks' daughter Talla?
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Re: Captain Loskene's new Adventurers
« Reply #6 on: 07 August 2008 09:47 PM »
Noitice it's a female Shran ;)

 Wouldn't surprise me if she was Thy'leks' daughter Talla?

more like one of Talla's Grandaughter, this is set in the 25th century timeframe with STO. ;)
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