Star Trek Adventures: A Sea of Troubles

Episode 4: No Darkness But Ignorance

Entry by Admiral April Hebert

Admiral's Log, Stardate #######.# (April 28, 2371)

[Game date: March 16, 2018, 6:00 pm]

A captain under my command has died. No time to mourn the loss, as there are many challenges facing the Federation here on the border of Klingon and Romulan Empires, and along the Shackleton Expanse.

I have given temporary command of the Shakespeare to Lt. Commander Geshoni. My hope is that he will rise to the challenge … but no sooner had I done this than we were interrupted by the arrival of Ambassador Lwaxanna Troi and a Tellarite lawyer, Pola bim Gerkow, who had arrived with a petition to declare Geshoni to have no legal rights or competence to make medical decisions.

I have ordered Svelt and Shran to keep silent on this. After discussion with Geshoni, I have decided to use my discretion to give him some time to coordinate his legal defense. And some time to establish whether he is suited to the command of a starship.

As such, I have dispatched them to perform their regular fly-by of the Romulan Neutral Zone. This is a priority mission, because we want to see if there's any Romulan activity along the border in the wake of them losing their ship T'Chakma, so it justifies a delay in the legal proceedings.

Their secondary mission is to perform a review of a petition to membership in the Federation, the Elantrians. This is a planet we have had some contact with, and they seem good candidates. We could use a stronger presence in this part of the Quadrant. We currently have an Elantrian ship that has arrived at the station, but before we send a full diplomatic mission we want to evaluate their species be sure they embody the ideals of the Federation.

Mission Directives: 

  • Evaluate Elantrians as Federation candidate species
  • Scan Neutral Zone for any unusual activity

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