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DescriptionEdit

En route to an important diplomatic reception, the USS Enterprise suddenly is set upon by a Klingon warship. This unprovoked assault, Kirk discovers, is in response to what the Klingon ship's captain claims are recent Federation attacks on several Klingon vessels which have disappeared.

Managing to secure a truce, Captain Kirk reaches the reception only to find out it is not just Klingon ships that are disappearing, but Federation vessels, Romulan Birds of Prey, and ships from almost every known race are vanishing without a trace.

Now, Captain Kirk and the crew of the Starship Enterprise must determine the fate of the missing ships before the entire known galaxy is drawn into a deadly conflict.

ReferencesEdit

CharactersEdit

BrewsterChristine ChapelPavel ChekovClarkFavereFossGoshalkIolaConrad Franklin KentJames T. KirkKroeberKyleLungoLeonard McCoyMiraskinNoguraOmenHazel PaytonPlumtreeRuhoMontgomery ScottBahia SlocumSpockHikaru SuluTormUhura
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Jorge Luis BorgesSamuel ButlerGeorg CantorCarterEliotSigmund FreudKhanJohn MiltonBarbara OmenPanWilliam ShakespeareJohn Wayne

Starships and vehiclesEdit

Class-J freighterUSS Enterprise (Constitution-class) • ErehwonIKS Kormak
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USS Crockett

LocationsEdit

Pegasus IVSector 412Starbase 12Starbase 23
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HeavenMoscowPrufrock's WorldSector 39JUnited States

Races and culturesEdit

Human (Native AmericanRussian) • HortaKlingeeKlingonVulcan
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G'lopsOrganianOrionRomulan

States and organizationsEdit

Enyart'sFederation CouncilKlingon EmpireStarfleetStarfleet AcademyStarfleet CommandStarfleet Medical CorpsStarfleet OperationsUnited Federation of Planets

Science and technologyEdit

acetylcholineAlephcommunicatorcranial interfaceelectronicfood synthesizerhourhyperanchorhyposprayintercomlife supportlightmedical tricorderminutenegative energyphaserphaser bankphoton torpedopocket universesecondsensorsensor netsensory augmentershield generatorstarstarshipsubspace radiotimetorpedotractor beamtransportertranstatortranswarp driveturboliftultravioletuniverseviewscreenwarp engine

Ranks and titlesEdit

captainchief engineercommodorecommunications officercouncilmancouncilorensignlieutenantOrion slave girlpoliticianprofessor

Other referencesEdit

19th centuryalcoholAltairian devilAmerican Civil WarAmerican Wild WestasteroidBassbeardbridgebrigbuffalocapeChablischeckerscoffeecorncrustaceancrystalcyclordaystromitedaydoughnutEartherengineeringfine-toothed combgiant amoebahallucinationHenry Vhistoryhullice creamironjumpsuitkeboklaxonleadlogicmushroomnickelobservation loungeonionplanetpokerrec roomRigellian husksaboraSaurian brandyscienceShe Wore a Yellow Ribbonshore leavesickbayskeleton crewteathree-dimensional chessThrough the Looking Glasstransporter roomtreeVulcan nerve pinchwaterweaponwineThe Wizard of Ozyellow alert
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