Introduction (blurb)Edit

From solicitations: A mysterious discovery on Loren 5 sets the stage for conflict between the Klingon Empire and the Federation. With the sudden absence of Organian intervention between the two powers, it could mean all out war. Now the crew of the Enterprise find themselves caught up in a race to discover the true nature of the secrets of Loren 5, as well as why the Organians have disappeared.


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Log EntriesEdit

  • Captain's personal log, supplemental. 
    Repairs are nearly complete from our encounter with the Romulans during our test of the new cloaking device. Several of my crew died during that operation, and I've spent my time here at K-12 reflecting on their services and sending letters of condolence to their families - one job they never taught at the academy. I have felt the burden of command weigh heavily on my conscience in recent days.
    Shortly before we left on this mission, I saw Carol and i am led to thoughts of my son. Many families are tested by their service in Starfleet, and I feel torn between my duty as a captain and my responsibilities as a father. To qoute Charles Dickens in A Tale of Two Cities, "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times..." Never has that line of literature rung so true to me.
    Captain's log, supplemental. 
    Responding to Starfleet's alert on Loren 5, we discovered it had been attacked by Klingon forces. After rescuing a handful of survivors from the surface, we have moved the Enterprise behind the planet's largest moon to conceal ourselves should they return.
    Captain's personal log, supplemental. 
    So much has happened so fast that my duties have kept me from feeling much of anything. A war with the Klingons seems like the only future ahead. Far from what people like myself and Sanderson would have wanted, Starfleet's mission may soon cease to be one of exploration.
    My thoughts on the Organians keep leading me to wonder... what has happened to them? For over two years, we've had relative peace through their enforcement of the treaty. But was it really their responsibility to protect us, or should we have done more with the time we were given?
    Having seen their power first hand, I was deeply humbled. The idea of not being in control of one's own destiny can unnerve even the bravest man. Perhaps that's why I've been so numb, so distant from my friends of late. There always seem to be threats to our very way of life. How can I ever step away, knowing what I know?
    Just when I think we have an inkling of how to make our way through the cosmos... we get another wake up call. And we realize again the universe is so vast and full of life... we are only just beginning to understand our small place in it.



Christine ChapelPavel ChekovEvansFritzJames T. KirkKorLeonard McCoySandersonMontgomery ScottShovarSpockHikaru SuluThornTimmonsNyota Uhura
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Charles DickensGeorge Samuel Kirk, Jr.Peter KirkCarol MarcusDavid MarcusRynar, father of Kor

Starships and vehiclesEdit

USS Enterprise (Constitution-class) • Galileo (Class F shuttlecraft) • IKS Klothos (Klolode-class/D7-class)
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escape pod


Beta AurilaiK-12K-22Lorenian system (Loren V) • Sector 7
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Federation-Klingon Neutral ZoneIowaOrganiaOutpost Epsilon 9Romulan Neutral Zone

Races and culturesEdit

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States and organizationsEdit

House of KorKlingon EmpireStarfleetUnited Federation of Planets
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Klingon High CouncilStarfleet AcademyStarfleet Command

Science and technologyEdit

approach beaconcloaking devicedilithiumdisaster beacondisruptorhyposprayionic radiation • phaserphoton torpedoradiationsensortransporterwarp drive

Ranks and titlesEdit

captainchief engineerchief medical officercommanderdoctorensignhelmsmanlieutenantminernavigatornurse

Other referencesEdit

caveminingmoonOrganian Peace Treatyred alertA Tale of Two Cities


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