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  • xungnguyenxungnguyen Member Posts: 171 Arc User
    (Raven, if that battlestation can travel to other dimensions, Sapph and her allies are screwed.)
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    "Revenge his foul and most unnatural murder." (King Hamlet Act 1 Scene 5)

    "Simba, you've forgotten me. You've forgotten who you are … you are my son and the one true king." (Mufasa)
  • theraven2378theraven2378 Member Posts: 5,199 Arc User
    Why do you think Petrofski had the I.S.S. Dragon being built?
    The Empire needed a battle station capable of taking on the Empire's enemies and lessons from the Borg and Dominon wars showed that having a heavily armed and defended battle station that is mobile was a way forward, it was also designed to fit smaller Imperial ships in it's massive hangers as a escort fleet and can maintain them without relying on a starbase.

    The I.S.S. Dragon has a Reman cloaking device (the cloak seen on Star trek Nemesis that allows weapons to be fired through it and have full shields), three layers of shielding (temporal and standard), several thick layers of hull armor heavy pulse phasers all over the hull along with a quantum phase lance (designed for breaking open starbases and capital ships. It can destroy a planet if need be) and Quantum singularity and Chroniton torpedoes (they can go through shields like they are not there).

    Powering this are the most powerful warp cores and power grids in the entire fleet. The I.S.S. Dragon is a starbase sized Galaxy X dreadnought and counterpart to Section 31's U.S.S. Dragon but more heavily militarized and heavily armed.
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  • xungnguyenxungnguyen Member Posts: 171 Arc User
    (Jerome's Galaxy X is an antiquated ship so I upgraded it to a Vengeance class dreadnought for this series. Also, Sapph's a veterinarian which complements her titles of Beastmaster and Mother of Wolves.)
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    "Revenge his foul and most unnatural murder." (King Hamlet Act 1 Scene 5)

    "Simba, you've forgotten me. You've forgotten who you are … you are my son and the one true king." (Mufasa)
  • theraven2378theraven2378 Member Posts: 5,199 Arc User
    edited July 18
    Terra (MU red)

    Pel was watching INN trying to find out more about the crisis on Bajor, "Papa, it's bad" she said afterwards. "I know from the look on your face that you want justice for your people" said Petrofski. "The bad people must face justice" replied Pel. "I know, I will be speaking to the Emissary about that" answered Petrofski. "Can I ask her?" asked Pel. "I don't see why not, you can tell the Emissary your story if you want" answered Petrofski. "Thank you papa" replied Pel. "Computer, gold line and secure it" ordered Petrofski, "Pel, can you be brave?" asked Petrofski afterwards. "I will for my people" answered Pel. Heath appeared onscreen and asked what was needed. "Ma'am, my little girl has a request, I felt it would add more weight to it" said Petrofski. "I'll hear it" answered Heath. "Emissary, I lost nearly all of my family because of the bad people. I watched as they were murdered and dumped into a pit unable to make a noise or I'd end up in there. Can they be put on trial for their actions?" asked Pel.

    "You and Bajor want justice, you and the Bajoran people will see Imperial justice. How old are you?" asked Heath. "Nine" answered Pel. "Will you testify?" asked Heath. "I will" answered Pel. "Regent, I see you've been encouraging her to speak her mind. What kind of trial do you propose?" asked Heath. "A show trial live on INN for all to see. Those thugs from the Prime universe we captured supplied the weapons, ships and the virus afflicting Bajor, they also trained the insurgents and looked the other way when Imperial citizens were killed. They're guilty and the verdict will reflect that" answered Petrofski. "Not really a trial if the verdict is already predetermined. If I want to put them on trial, then make a real trial. Let them state why they committed those atrocities, then tear their argument to pieces. Expose them for the cowardly murders that they truly are. Clinging to an antiqued system that gave benefits only to a few instead of all like now. Let their own words condemn them and destroy the foundation of their cause" replied Heath.

    "I want the peoples of the Federation to see this, maybe then the people of the Federation will put pressure on their governments to deal with Section 31 once and for all. If found guilty, then these criminals will end up counting trees in Siberia in the gulag where they will be worked until they collapse" answered Petrofski. "Always remember, between us and the federation we should be the superior in moral character. Put them to work doing something constructive. I have it. Send them to Bajor. Let them clear the rubble from the destruction they caused. And if they succumb to their own virus, the Dominion can use them as test subjects as they work on a cure" replied Heath. "They can clear up bodies as well. I may let the Bajoran people take out their grievances on them as taskmasters, if they refuse to work then the Bajorans may beat them down. They will have no rights and treated as nothing but scum and as slave labor, I may even ask the Ask'kaar for assistance on the matter. Cmdr Pelagia Lot has confirmed that her government caught some in their space so permission to open talks with the Ask'kaar Matriarch on pooling our resources and working together?" asked Petrofski. "The Ask'kaar are Naynta's territory. She can handle the arrangements" answered Heath. "It will be done, I'll ask Jasmine to speak with Naynta on the matter" replied Petrofski. "Regent, make the preparations" ordered Heath. "As you command" answered Petrofski.

    "Regent, make sure it's a fair trial" replied Heath. "Ma'am" answered Petrofski, "How are the heirs?" asked Petrofski afterwards. "They're doing well with all that's happened" answered Heath as as she got splattered by food followed by "That was naughty." "Good to hear, those two are the future of the Empire. Me and my battle brothers will protect them even at the cost of our lives" answered Petrofski, "sorry to disturb you in the middle of feeding them" he said afterwards. "It's fine, my advice to you is keep encouraging Pel" answered Heath, "Regent, I need to get these two terrors cleaned up so I'll leave you to family time. Pel, always be yourself no matter what happens and never forget your people" she said afterwards. "Yes Emissary" answered Pel. Heath smiled and said "Good luck, Los Lobos out" and the screen went blank. "Papa, love you" said Pel smiling. "I know" said Petrofski as he gave his ward a hug and asked "rematch?". "I'll get the game" replied Pel. "Mario, Naynta called" said Jasmine. "Can you ask her to put me in contact with the Ask'kaar Matriarch?" asked Petrofski. "I will, Naynta will be in orbit in 12 hours" answered Jasmine. "Thanks" replied Petrofski.
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  • theraven2378theraven2378 Member Posts: 5,199 Arc User
    edited July 18
    Terra High Court, 24 hours later (MU red)

    It was the day of the trial as INN news crews took their positions. Senator Iodokar presided over the proceedings as the captured Section 31 operatives were brought in under a barrage of camera flashes and were jeered by the people in the court. "Order" ordered Judge Iodokar. Everyone sat down and the proceedings began. "These men are charged with espionage, aiding insurgency and being complicit in the murder of Imperial citizens. They also supplied the virus that is now afflicting the people of Bajor" said Prosecution lawyer Obin Wray opening the questioning. The operatives at first refused to co-operate but eventually one did start to talk, "We were only obeying orders" he said. "Who's orders?" asked Prosecutor Wray. "Franklin Drake's, he told us that the Empire was a threat to the Federation and it had to be destroyed by any means necessary" answered one of the defendants. "Orders that include genocide by any chance. I'd like to show the court the extent of Section 31's crimes against the Empire's citizens" replied Prosecutor Wray as he rolled the footage.

    The court was shocked by what they saw as Section 31's crimes were shown for all to see, "This would not be the first time they have used genocide, during the Federation's war with the Dominion, they infected the Founders with a virus that nearly wiped them out. 76 million dead on Bajor is the latest count and that was done by virus as well as the murder of tens of thousands of citizens of the Empire by their rebel puppets" said Prosecutor Wray. The witnesses were then called to testify and it was the same story consistently as all did not hold back. The court all agreed that the operatives were at fault as the defense's case was not enough to overcome the amount of evidence against the defendants as the witnesses were questioned but described what they saw. Pel's testimony was damning and she did not hold back and kept her composure. After six hours, the proceedings came to a head and the verdict from the jury was guilty on all charges. Judge Iodokar in her judgment decreed "Actions of these men were those of cowards, normally this carries the death penalty but in this case, the sentence will be lifelong hard labor cleaning up the mess they created. They will be put under Bajoran taskmasters, guards carry out the sentence."

    The court smiled at the verdict and jeered and spat at the operatives. 24 hours later, the operative arrived at Bajor and soon were put to work as the Bajorans unleashed their anger on them. When the operatives refused to work, they were beaten by the Bajoran guards and civilians. In the Regent palace on Terra, the Petrofskis were satisfied with the result as they took Pel to counseling and sat with her as moral support. Afterwards, Petrofski told Pel "We're proud of you, never forget that." "I was brave for my people, it's called being a good citizen" answered Pel. "Exactly, you see all those people going about their everyday lives. Our job is to make sure those are protected and cared for" replied Jasmine. "Mama, one day I would want to lead my people" answered Pel. "You're a bit too young for that, tell you what, how about I teach you how to govern while Mario teaches you how to fight but only as self defense" replied Jasmine. "Maybe when I'm a bit older" answered Pel. "That's fine. Mario has a meeting so how about we have a mother/daughter evening? What do you want to do?" replied Jasmine. "Watch cartoons, I found Papa's classic cartoon collection" answered Pel. "We can do that" replied Jasmine.

    In his office, Petrofski got to business, "Ladies, is there a chance of speaking with the Ask'kaar Matriarch on pooling our resources?" he asked the Lots. "Mario, I can make the arrangements" answered Naynta. "Pelagia, what are tHe state of your forces?" asked Petrofski. "Should trouble arise, I can have the Ask'kaar third and Fourth fleets ready to move and link up with Battle Fleet Omega on Naynta's signal" answered Pelagia. "Good to know, we know some Section 31 operatives are keeping a very low profile. We need to draw them out to a place of our choosing" replied Petrofski. "A trap?" asked Naynta. "Of course and we need bait that will get their attention" answered Petrofski. "What kind of bait?" asked Naynta smiling. "How about the "empress" inspecting our fleets?" answered Petrofski. "And how do we get a duplicate empress?" asked Pelagia. "Thay will know" answered Naynta. "Worth a try" replied Petrofski. "I'll ask her if she can arrange something on those lines" answered Naynta. "We have to make the trap irresistible, it has to be convincing" added Pelagia. "Does the Empress have a body double?" asked Petrofski. "How do you know that?" asked Naynta. "Leaders throughout history have had body doubles to fool would be assassins" answered Petrofski. "Leave that with me" replied Naynta smiling. "Would Thay agree on that?" asked Pelagia. "I can convince her to endorse the trap" answered Naynta taking a sip from her glass. "It's a start" said Petrofski smiling. "Mario, leave this with us" answered Pelagia after she had a sip from her glass, "this is good, what is it?" she asked afterwards. "Russian Vodka" answered Petrofski. After the meeting, the Lots returned to the Athena and contacted Heath about planning the trap.

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  • theraven2378theraven2378 Member Posts: 5,199 Arc User
    edited July 22
    INN Studios, St Petersburg, Terra (MU red)

    "This is the State Report with Mira Wrel, tonight we have a special guest who has brought honor back to the Terran people" said the INN host to a sea of cheers from the live studio audience, "None other than the Bear of Verdant Prime himself, Regent Mario Petrofski" she finished with as Regent Petrofski entered the studio and saluted the people. "Regent, it is an honor to have you on the show" said Wrel shaking Petrofski's hand. "Mira, thank you for having me on the show, last time I saw you was on Verdant Prime, don't be afraid to ask the hard questions" replied Petrofski before he sat down. "The rebellion showed us all how far they were willing to go. On Alesia, why were the rebel prisoners put to death?" asked Wrel. "The moment they killed Imperial citizens is when they crossed that line, those rebels who were executed were murderers and since the killing of rebel prisoners on Alesia, notice how the rebellion stopped killing citizens?" countered Petrofski. "On that subject, you have a reputation for not taking prisoners, could you explain why?" asked Wrel.

    "Prisoners come under two categories, if they are a external threat and in uniform then they are given full protection as Prisoners of War and according to the articles of war, that is allowable. The moment someone in civilian clothing decides to use force to oppose the legitimate government, then they are classed as an illegal combatant and are not subject to Prisoner of War protection, that's the difference and the rebellion were wearing civilian clothing when they decided to use force hence the executions" answered Petrofski. "The rebellion was shown how far the Empire could go, it's a harsh and painful lesson but one that had to be taught" replied Wrel. "Exactly, now we must be the better side morality wise. Those rebels who were captured alive are now repaying their debt to society, the Empress's justice will always win in the end" answered Petrofski. "The army performed excellently, why volunteer for service?" asked an audience member. "My lads are some of the toughest in the Empire, most of them came to the army as down and outs, street thugs and from broken homes. They had to survive just growing up, what would they have done without something positive to focus on? They would be in prison or dead on the street the way they were carrying on because society never gave them a chance to succeed. The army gives them a second chance to become a better person. They come in as boys and end up as men who are the toughest and bravest people I have ever met. It's better than them wasting their lives and the bonus is that their families are cared for as a reward for their son's service" answered Petrofski. The audience clapped at the answer.

    "We have a question from Bajor, the Bajorans and Terrans fighting together as brothers has raised morale here. How did you convince the Bajorans to fight alongside Terrans given what's happened?" asked Wrel. "The rebellion attempted to divide us but it had the opposite effect, Bajorans and Terrans fought as brothers against a common foe. The Bajoran soldier is a proud and spiritual man, he fights because he knows that he's at peace with the Prophets, that kind of fighting spirit goes a long way on the battlefield" answered Petrofski. "With Section 31 being exposed, what is the best advice for citizens to follow if they suspect a citizen of being a Section 31 operative?" asked Wrel. "Be vigilant but carry out your everyday lives. That's how we beat them, for your safety, quantum signature scanners will be active at all time so they cannot hide among us. If they are watching this along with their rebel friends, I have a message. You may run but you can truly never hide from the Empress's justice, it will catch up with you in the end. The Alert Level is yellow as of now, citizens, please co-operate with the security forces, they are there for your safety" replied Petrofski. "Thank you Regent for joining us. Next on the State Report, should there be a return to conscription? All this and more after these commercials" said Wrel as the cameras stopped rolling.

    In the debate on conscription, Petrofski was joined by a panel of media columnists and they argued that conscription was a form of slave army, Petrofski countered with a "Billions of credits are wasted each year on locking up petty criminals when they can be of use to the Empire, isn't it better that they are conscripted to a penal legion for their crimes? I'm talking the drugs dealers, thieves and our most violent offenders, people who have no place in society due to their actions. It's a waste of resources feeding them and giving them shelter when those cells should contain the very worst of our criminals, the death penalty still applies to the worst of the worst." The audience clapped at the answer as the debate swung back and forth with either side putting across their point of view as questions from all over the Empire were answered, for the first time in Imperial history, citizens debated openly and honestly without fear of prosecution on how the Empire could be improved.


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  • theraven2378theraven2378 Member Posts: 5,199 Arc User
    edited July 23
    Bajor (MU red)

    Doctor Wren was in the lab working alongside some Vorta, "A most adaptable virus, this is not a natural one" said Nydon (red). "Every time we make progress, the virus adapts to each form of treatment, as you can see" answered Wren concerned at the level of infection. "Viruses usually burn out but this one keeps getting stronger" noted Nydon. "We had to clear another 500,000 fatalities today, the average death toll is around half a million each day though we are losing track of how many have died" replied Wren. "76 million, if half a million are dying each day then Bajor's population could be extinct within two to three years just from the virus, if the deaths stop, then it may take 50 years for the Bajoran people to become extinct due to being unable to reproduce due to the sterility effect of the virus" answered Nydon. "Then we cannot fail" replied Wren as she analyzed blood samples taken from Bajoran citizens. "We won't fail, the virus is clearly airborne and waterborne. We need to look at the first areas that it began infecting people" answered Nydon.

    Wren brought up a map of the infection from start to present and the results were shocking, whole towns and villages no longer had life as the population had all died, farms were also found with no life as the scale of the infection dawned on the Imperial and Dominion researchers. "I better report this to the Empress" said Wren afterwards before she put a call to the Los Lobos from her lab.

    Terra (MU red)

    On INN, the news about Bajor shocked everyone as the death toll was made public, the Bajorans living on Terra felt the losses the most as the Petrofskis out of respect for the Bajoran people made it a day of mourning. Pel had spent most of the day in the chapel praying for her people's recovery as the news came in, "mama, why would someone do this?" she asked Jasmine. "Some wanted a return to the old ways, because they could not get what they wanted, they decided to take it out on the Bajorans. Those are actions of cowards" answered Jasmine hold Pel's hand. "My people are dying and there's nothing I can do about it, it saddens me" replied Pel. "Then you must be strong, don't let it beat you down. That's how you beat cowards and bullies" answered Jasmine. "I'll try" replied Pel. "No such thing as try, you must be strong and never give up on your people" answered Jasmine. "Like papa never gives up on his soldiers?" asked Pel. "That is a good example, he loves his men like they are his brothers and will never give up on them no matter what" answered Jasmine. "That's why they respect him" replied Pel. "He's loved by his men, they are all battle brothers who watch each other's backs. You must do the same for your people, if praying to the Prophets is your way of helping your people, then that's how you help your people" answered Jasmine. "Yes mama" replied Pel as she lit some baterat candles. "Come on I'll treat you to a jumja stick" answered Jasmine smiling. "Thank you mama" replied Pel. Both then left the chapel.

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  • theraven2378theraven2378 Member Posts: 5,199 Arc User
    edited July 26
    Qo'noS (MU red)

    Battle Fleet Omega had arrived in orbit to a Klingon honor guard. Regent Petrofski and his best troops landed outside the high council chambers and took up position as part of the honor guard for Chancellor Martok. "Regent, what brings you to Qo'noS?" asked Martok afterwards in his office. "Recruitment, as you know, the Empire has been modernizing the Imperial Army and it would be an honor if the you would send warriors to fight alongside and train the Imperial infantry in your people's tactics and combat style" answered Petrofski. "From one warrior to another, the Klingon people would be honored to accept the Empire's offer" replied Martok. "The Empire is honored to accept Klingons into the Imperial Army" answered Petrofski. "We were once enemies, now we are honored allies. There is something the Empire can help us out with" replied Martok. "The House of Torg, they've been causing the Empire trouble for quite a while, what are you proposing?" asked Petrofski.

    "Imperial and Klingon warriors working together to bring down the house of Torg, between us, we have enough ships and troops to overwhelm them" answered Martok. "The Empire would usually consider this an internal matter though the threat of a Klingon Civil War cannot be underestimated, let us deal with the Torg problem together" replied Petrofski. "Let's drink to that, don't worry, it's considered dishonorable to murder someone in your own chambers" answered Martok pouring two cups of bloodwine. "2309, excellent vintage" said Petrofski. "The best vintage" answered Martok. "That it is, let this be a long and fruitful alliance. It's time we put our races' pasts behind us and work as honored allies and the best warriors in the Empire" replied Petrofski. "The Empress will get the signed treaty, Qo'noS stands with her" answered Martok signing the treaty of Imperial and Klingon Alliance. "Chancellor, thank you for honoring the Empire" replied Petrofski.

    Later on the I.S.S. Dragon, Petrofski reported to the Empress that Qo'noS was with her. Back on Terra, Regent Smith-Petrofski got the news as she was getting ready for her open forum on INN. It would be an open debate on the horrors of bioweapons and how certain types of behavior is unacceptable, Smith-Petrofski had decided that the citizenry needed to know the extent of all Rebel crimes and why it should never be repeated, the Occupation of Bajor in the Prime Universe was also open for discussion since INN had secured a special guest to join them by secure subspace. "Let's hope education is the way forward" though Smith-Petrofski as she was getting ready.
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  • thay8472thay8472 Member Posts: 5,661 Arc User
    Discovery Era Mirror Wars? :D
  • theraven2378theraven2378 Member Posts: 5,199 Arc User
    edited July 27
    Same 25th century characters?
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    I.S.S. Dragon, Terran orbit (MU red)

    Regent Petrofski got his troops together and told them to sit down, "on the desks in front of you are PADDs, they are warning so read them and pay attention" said Petrofski as he brought up the visual logs of the Cardassian Occupation of Bajor in the Prime Universe, "This is an example of asymmetric warfare, the Bajoran resistance despite facing a superior military force regaiNed their world using guerrilla tactics, we are here to study why the Cardassians failed even though they were a fully militarized force" he said afterwards. The troops then paid attention as both sides were cross examined and soon the men were very clear on the subject matter, "The Cardassians tried to use brutality against civilians to defeat the Bajoran insurgency, what is the best way of defeating an insurgency?" asked Petrofski. "Keep the locals on side, though the Bajorans did make the mistake of letting the Cardassians in without as so much of a fight" answered Lt Tyler. "By then it was too late, the Bajorans were enslaved and their culture suppressed and virtually wiped out though we can criticize them for deliberately targeting civilians just because they were Cardassian" added Private Lucas. "The Cardassians did the same to us after they wiped out our last military forces during the fall of the first empire, we fought back as did the Bajorans and our tactics were just as radical so we're just as bad as the Bajorans in some ways" said Corporal Hughes.

    Petrofski then played the visual logs and read out the Cardassian logs before warning his troops that if they behaved like the Cardassians then they would be jailed. Everyone got the message clearly as the full truth was revealed to the men. The same warning was put out about using radical tactics as well, over the afternoon, the occupation was discussed maturely and there were some good answers from different points of view.
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  • thay8472thay8472 Member Posts: 5,661 Arc User
    No, no timey wimey ... 23C Mirror Wars
  • theraven2378theraven2378 Member Posts: 5,199 Arc User
    How far along is MW IV (2)?
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  • theraven2378theraven2378 Member Posts: 5,199 Arc User
    edited July 27
    I'm contributing a few characters and their ship
    https://steamuserimages-a.akamaihd.net/ugc/976604071412720587/7F11412D92AF6A5830B9EE4152C33AC44054271A/
    Captain Marius Valdez, his ambition knows no limits and he will kill to remove any threats to his agenda

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    Lt. Cmdr Octavia Kolemos, the captain's personal interrogator. She wrote the book on breaking prisoners and each prisoner she breaks is another victory on her tally, she keeps the photos of those she breaks as trophies in order to keep score

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    Lt T'Min, the only non-Terran aboard the I.S.S. Germanicus, the rest of the crew look down on her and often treat her like nothing more than something to be stepped on

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    Some poor soul who tried to assassinate the captain, he's about to pay the price for his ambition

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    Cmdr Marcus Kaine, loyal to his captain and acts as the commander of the Captain's guard

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    The I.S.S. Germanicus.

    The Germanicus crew are a piece of work at best of times, their most recent victory was the sack of Hathon just after the Terran conquest of Bajor, because some Terrans were killed by Bajorans, they went on a rampage of pillaging and looting before turning their guns onto the Bajoran civilian population leading to thousands being killed or sold on the slave markets in front of their families, they also sold the Vedek assembly into slavery just for the laughs.
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  • thay8472thay8472 Member Posts: 5,661 Arc User
    How far along is MW IV (2)?

    I haven't done any foundry stuff recently. So .. no time soon. Sorry.
  • theraven2378theraven2378 Member Posts: 5,199 Arc User
    Cool
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  • galattgalatt Member Posts: 687 Arc User
    > @thay8472 said:
    > Discovery Era Mirror Wars? :D

    So the children of Empress Sato running things?
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  • thay8472thay8472 Member Posts: 5,661 Arc User
    That or Naynta's ancestors? :wink:
  • theraven2378theraven2378 Member Posts: 5,199 Arc User
    edited July 27
    Wouldn't Naynta's ancestors be treated like conquered subject given the fact that Betazed has been conquered quite recently, I was checking Memory Beta and I found that the Terrans nearly exterminated the Betazoid race just because they were telepaths.
    http://memory-beta.wikia.com/wiki/Betazoid_(mirror). So more likely Naynta's ancestors were slaves of the Terrans
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  • theraven2378theraven2378 Member Posts: 5,199 Arc User
    edited July 29
    Terra (MU red)

    INN was hosting an open debate on bio-weapons and what behavior is inacceptable, "Regent, given the crisis on Bajor, how should bio-weapons be dealt with?" asked Mira Wrel. "We find all stocks and make sure they are destroyed safely, we cannot let what's happening to Bajor and Trill yellow ever be repeated" answered Regent Smith-Petrofski, "having spoken with the Empress on the matter, I'm making the footage from Bajor and Trill yellow public, the best way to stop atrocities like this is to educate people to the dangers" she said afterwards. When the footage rolled, the people of the Empire were shocked and even sickened by the footage of the crisis on Bajor, everyone was speechless as the reality of it hit home. "This is not acceptable by civilized society, remember this as a lesson in what happens when bio-weapons are in the wrong hands. This must never happen again, your fellow citizens are suffering due to the actions of cowards and animals" said Smith-Petrofski. "Never again" said one audience member and soon he whole audience chanted in unison "never again." "Never again" was chanted by every Imperial citizen in solidarity with Bajor and Trill yellow. After an open questions and answers debate, citizen's questions were answered and the different opinions were heard and listened to.

    After the commercials, Heath appeared on a large screen and the debate was how to behave around civilians. The Cardassian occupation of Bajor was used as an example of how not to behave as Heath explained in great detail the atrocities carried out by the Cardassians and their policies towards civilians. Everyone listened and soon, the questions rolled in. Heath answered them with great clarity as the lessons were driven home that behavior like this is not acceptable by any margin. "We Terrans often behaved far worse, despite being put under the lash and suffering what we did, no one has learnt that lesson" commented one audience member. "This is why education is the best solution, so behavior like this is not repeated" answered Heath. "Agreed, the old ways are no longer acceptable" replied the audience member. "We all need to remember that we must be the high ground morally" answered Heath. "Here, here" said the audience.

    Undisclosed location (MU red)

    In a meeting of crime family heads, it was tense. "Mr Grey, why are profits down 60% on weapons? I forecast a 20% loss" asked the figure sat at the head of the table. "Our weapons convoy to the rebellion was stopped by the Imperials, they've also hit most of our hidden supply depots" answered Operative Grey. "And how did the Imperials know about our operation?" asked the figure has the chair move and the figure moved behind Grey and put a microtransporter onto his suit. "We were infiltrated..........." answered Grey as he was beamed into space in front of everyone in the room. "Grey got careless, anyone else have bad news to give me?" asked the figure as it sat down at the head of the table. "Profits are up 80% on slaves, our business partners paid us well for those 30,000 Betazoids" reported Operative Green. "Mr Green, congratulations. I forecast 65% but you've got us an extra 15% on top. The Bajorans we've got, sell them onto our business partners as extra labor" ordered the figure at the table. "Yes Empress" answered Green.

    "Why are narcotics profits down by 20%?" asked the figure to Operative Red. "Imperial security has tightened, it's increasingly difficult to get business done, our usual friends in Imperial customs have been demanding higher bribes. Permission to make them disappear?" asked Mr Red. "You won't live long enough, I know that you have been skimming some of the profits for yourself" said the figure as Mr Red was beamed into space, "Good, with those two chilling out, we can get to business. I want the Empress of the Terran Empire gone, just her and no targeting her family. We do have some rules" said the figure. "Assassination has failed, kidnap has failed and her security will make any attempt difficult" said Operative Purple. "Did you recover the drone and swarmer technology from Altamid?" asked the figure. "They're programmed only to follow your orders" answered Operative Purple. "I wish to test them, target the Imperial fleet yard at Baal Prime" replied the figure. "Yes Empress, launching the strike now" answered Operative Purple. The swarm and their drone pilots made a jump to warp and within four days, the Imperial shipyards at Baal Prime were destroyed by the swarm. All Imperial personnel were captured and brought to a system in an undisclosed system and told "you are now slaves of the Vostroyan Empire. Bow before your new Empress" as a figure walked up to a podium in the slave market and smiled, "I am Empress Isabella Valdez, bow before your Empress" said the figure before she activated all the prisoners' agony collars. "This is nothing personal, just business" she said to the Imperial prisoners afterwards as they were sold onto the Orion Syndicate. "I want more slave raids on the Imperial's outer colonies. Hit hard, hit fast and out of there before the Imperial fleet responds" ordered Isabella afterwards as she readied the slave pens for more prisoners. "Yes Empress" said Operative Purple. Isabella then returned to her stronghold and started talking business with Franklin Drake.
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  • theraven2378theraven2378 Member Posts: 5,199 Arc User
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    Lavarus System, (MU red)

    The people of Lavarus Prime woke up to the sky being darkened, in orbit were millions of swarm ships who blotted out the sun. On the signal, the attack began as the swarm hit the Imperial ships and Starbase in orbit. The I.S.S. Honorius was torn to pieces by the swarmers as her crew were taken, it was the same story throughout the other nine ships defending the colony as they were torn to pieces. Next hit was the starbase which was boarded and scuttled after her crew were taken. The swarm then left Imperial space. Other border worlds were also hit by swarmer attacks and even an Imperial fleet destroyed before they could get a distress call off. As quickly as the raids began, the swarm broke off and retreated before the Imperials could catch up to them. At an undisclosed location days later, Empress Valdez watched the slave pens fill up and oversaw the sale of the new slaves to the Syndicate.

    "The Imperials will respond to this attack, we better prepare the fleet" recommended Operative Purple. "The Imperials don't know who attacked them and why, keep the fleets hidden and in reserve for now. Let's not antagonize the Imperials any further" replied Isabella (red). "Yes Empress" answered Mr Purple. "How's my other project?" asked Isabella afterwards. "Our spies are in position, they are ready to launch sabotage operations on your command" answered Mr Purple. "Military targets only, you know the rules" ordered Isabella. "As you command, we have an Imperial exploration fleet 15 light years from our territory" replied Mr Purple. "Destroy it, send the swarm" ordered Isabella, "I want their crews alive and well" she ordered afterwards. "Empress" replied Mr Purple. In the Valhalla Sector, millions of swarmers bore down on Admiral Yularin's fleet of 50 ships, Yularin's ships were destroyed and their crews taken to the slave pens for processing and sale. The Ship's name plates were also taken, Isabella intended to send them to Heath as a warning.

    The name plates were sent to Section 31 operatives who beamed the ship name plates to Betazed red and into Regent Iodokar's office with a warning, "Do not trespass on my territory again, those are ships I have ordered destroyed as examples, their crews captured and sold off to a life of slavery. The colonies and fleet yards attacked are a warning to your Empress, do not interfere with my business within the Empire and cede me the Valhalla Sector or more worlds will be attacked along your border. I want your Empress gone, just her. Her family are off limits because after all I'm not a monster. Don't bother trying to track this because you will never find us or your people. Have a nice day." "Open a gold channel to the Los Lobos, the Empress must hear of this, sent the ship name plates and warning attached to them" ordered Jodi (red). Back at her stronghold, Isabella just smiled at Drake and said "your forces are free to use my territory in exchange for for the Valhalla sector, you want the Empress gone as do I. Rebellion has failed, assassination has failed and kidnap has failed, let's try something new."

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  • theraven2378theraven2378 Member Posts: 5,199 Arc User
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    Undisclosed Location (MU red)

    When the slave ship docked, the prisoners from the latest slave raids were marched out to the slave markets and put into the slave pens. Isabella (red) smiled as the procession passed her, "I have the Empress's soldiers, they'll make excellent hostages. Send this to the Empress, I have your soldiers and they are being looked after, declare me heir to the throne and abdicate, you and family will be allowed to live in exile. Furthermore, I want the Valhalla Sector and all political prisoners releasing in exchange for your soldiers' freedom. Refusal to these terms will result in your female soldiers being sold on as comfort women for my troops, the males sold to my mining companies. You will surrender the Terran Empire to me and you will never see your soldiers again. Refuse and you know the consequences" ordered Isabella. The message was sent via the swarm before they left Imperial space.

    "Now we wait, time to see our guests" said Isabella as she walked along the slave pens recording the occupants, the footage was also sent to Heath with a warning, "do not track this because you will never find me and your soldiers again." "She'll retaliate to get her soldiers back" replied Drake. "I know she will, her soldiers will be bait for a trap" answered Isabella. "You do what is necessary, my organization values people with talent" replied Drake passing Isabella a black box, "Open it" he said afterwards. Isabella opened the box and picked up a black Starfleet badge, "Welcome to Section 31" said Drake afterwards. "Thank you, now it's time to make the Empress suffer, begin the campaign" replied Isabella. Drake gave the order and soon cells of rebels and Section 31 started attacking Imperial military bases throughout the Bajor, Trill and Betazed Sectors. The plan was simple, tie down Imperial forces elsewhere and open an invasion of the Valhalla Sector, the swarms re-entered Imperial space and started their attacks on Imperial military bases along the border as the rest of the fleet moved into invade the Imperial border worlds and annex them. With the Imperial military tied down dealing with insurgents, the Vostroyans occupied several key Imperial bases and worlds as their military garrisons were taken and sold on the slave markets.

    Isabella now sent the Imperials an ultimatum, "unconditional surrender. Refusal will lead to more bases being attacked, I don't want to hurt civilians, but I will enslave all Imperial troops captured." "Now would be a good time to bring your forces in Mr Drake" said Isabella. "They'll be arriving within the hour, send your swarm to blockade Betazed, blot out their sun" suggested Drake. "Redeploy the swarm to Betazed, I want the population to see my power as their sun is blotted out" ordered Isabella. "Swarm redeployed, they'll be at Betazed in six hours" reported Operative Purple. "They'll fight" said Drake. "Then they will fight in the shade" joked Isabella. "Is that literal?" asked Drake. "My dear Franklin, it is literal, the Betazoids will fight in the shade" answered Isabella laughing as news came in of the occupation of a dozen more Imperial border worlds and bases, "Tell our forces to dig in and await the inevitable Imperial counter-offensive, if they want their worlds and bases back then they will have to bleed to regain them" she ordered afterwards. "They won't stop once they've retaken their worlds" said Drake. "Means we attack border worlds elsewhere, the Imperials will never know peace while Heath is on the throne, I want the Imperial throne and I will get it" replied Isabella smiling. At 1100 hours, the Vostroyan Empire openly declared war on the Terran Empire as more Vostroyan offensives rolled into Imperial space, Betazed soon found itself under siege as swarm ships blanketed the planet and blotted out the sun. Soon medical shipments to Bajor were also attacked by Vostroyan ships and their crews captured, the ships and the supplies were destroyed in order to break Bajoran morale.
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  • thay8472thay8472 Member Posts: 5,661 Arc User
    Are we getting kill crazy again? :open_mouth:
  • theraven2378theraven2378 Member Posts: 5,199 Arc User
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    thay8472 wrote: »
    Are we getting kill crazy again? :open_mouth:

    Isabella Valdez (red) is not the cold psychopath her brother was, why kill when you can make a profit off them being alive?
    All she wants territory, some rebels releasing and for Heath to name her heir to the throne before she abdicates it. The Heaths will be allowed to live in exile.

    If Heath does not give in then her female soldiers will be sold on as comfort women for the troops to do with as they please and the male soldiers sold as slave laborers, all that depends on Heath doing the right thing and giving Isabella the throne and the Empire.
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  • thay8472thay8472 Member Posts: 5,661 Arc User
    Uhhh I don't think the Yellow Terran Empire would submit to this guys rule so easily, nor would the Inquisitors.

    Either way the characters in question are made by @galatt ? I don't think he would approve :neutral:
  • theraven2378theraven2378 Member Posts: 5,199 Arc User
    Edited them B)
    She wants the Red Empire, the yellow is not her concern. Isabella Valdez (yellow) is a loyal officer of the Yellow Empire, she swore a blood oath to Heath to loyally serve her. Captain Isabella Valdez is the commander of the I.S.S. Tikal (a Vesta class warship), she disavowed herself of her brother due to his genocidal attitudes and she's made that very clear. If asked by the Empress or by Thay, she will help in bringing down her counterpart.
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  • zionus0zionus0 Member Posts: 391 Arc User
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    U.S.S. Dragon Brig

    Agent Volara Blue, closed Weaveworld (by Clive Barker) shut and sighed. "Well that's yet another book finished Willam, how are you doing?"


    "I'm still pleasantly surprised we haven't been executed- it's been a couple weeks since you decided to do the right thing... You haven't spoken to me in days- is what you said true about your family?"

    "Yes, and what you said about the Tholians doing to your world?"

    "Also true- maybe we're more alike that we realize? You say you wanted to prevent the same ting from happening to others when you joined section 31- the very reason I joined the Imperial navy."

    "For what it's worth sorry to have gotten you found out. How did you manage to avoid he previous sweeps?" Blue asked the Terran.

    "A combination of shields and stealth field generators."

    Blue looked up as there was a small shift in the gravity. "I think we've just crossed Mirror...."


    "What are they going to target?" Will inquired.

    "I don't know- they must've changed the plan... The only thing I do know is that is S31 is going to have any future, it needs to change. They can't fight for the moral and ideals of the Federation if they don't try to abide by them... I forgot that once- I will not do so again! We have to do something, meaning the first thing we need to do is lower the light level in the hallway or you're not going to get very far."

    "you're going to trust me to watch your back?"

    "Don't think I didn't notice you watching a bit more than that over the past few weeks." Bleu grinned. "Besides I doubt your the one who attacked my home- that ship had yellow markings."

    "I thought I was hiding it better than that."

    "You didn't."

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    The Foundry, and my love of Star Trek
  • theraven2378theraven2378 Member Posts: 5,199 Arc User
    @thay8472, Isabella Valdez (red) is a gangster, she owns the criminal underworld. Her tactics are violence, intimidation and extortion. Her empire is overt military arm though she relies on advisers who have defected from the Imperial fleet and Section 31. Her covert arm is a SPECTRE type organization dealing in the slave, narcotic and weapons trade, her plan is to take control of the Red Empire and use that to extend her criminal empire, if the Imperials put up resistance, she will make sure the Empire falls by handing it over to Section 31 as long as she gets a huge profit from it.
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  • theraven2378theraven2378 Member Posts: 5,199 Arc User
    I.S.S. Tikal, Iconia Sector (MU yellow)

    Captain Isabella Valdez (yellow) arrived on the bridge, "morning everyone" she said to the crew. "Morning ma'am" chorused the bridge crew. "Cmdr Larenis, how far are we on our exploration of this sector?" asked Captain Valdez. "We have found three more former Iconian worlds worth looking at and a planet in the Altimid sub-sector" answered Larenis. "Standing orders are to report any finds concerning the Iconians to the Empress, those former Iconian worlds are off-limits. Altimid has promise however" replied Captain Valdez. "I'd avoid Altimid, hundreds of ships have disappeared in that sub-sector" answered Larenis. "Then what is there may be of use to us" replied Captain Valdez. "Helm, set a course for Altimid, slipstream" ordered Cmdr Larenis. "News from the red empire?" asked Captain Valdez. "They're at war, they were sneak attacked and then invaded, they've lost dozens of border worlds and Betazed is under siege" answered Larenis.

    "By the Prophets" sighed Captain Valdez. "One of those days" replied Larenis, "you spoken to your folks?" he asked afterwards. "I'll call them in a few hours, it'll be early morning on Bajor now. No point waking my parents up now" answered Captain Valdez, "For the record, I was sold to them as a child by the Cardassians, they bought my freedom and raised me as one of their own" she said afterwards. "Good people" said Larenis. "They are, okay let's get to business. As soon as we enter the system, we cloak" replied Captain Valdez. When the Tikal arrived, she cloaked and took up high orbit. An away team was sent down, what they found was something very interesting. Hangers of swarm ships filled the underground caves of Altimid as vaults filled with drone pilots were also discovered. Back aboard the Tikal, Captain Valdez read the reports as they came in, eventually, the away team recovered a unique fighter and beamed it to the Tikal along with themselves. In the shuttle bay, Captain Valdez inspected the find and did a quantum dating of the craft, "this is ancient" she said afterwards as the craft was powered up. That activated the swarm and they launched. The Tikal fired off a dispersal spread of torpedoes set to detonate in front of the swarm as she made her retreat into the Altimid nebula.

    "Ma'am, this swarm must operate on a frequency, maybe this craft is the command swarmer" suggested Ensign Leonas. "We can't go to warp and if those swarms catch us, we are dead. Stop that swarm or we all die" ordered Captain Valdez. "Give me ten minutes" replied Leonas. "We don't have ten minutes" answered Captain Valdez as the swarm grew closer. "Patching into the swarm network, I'll need two minutes" reported Leonas. "Hurry, our lives depend on your speed" answered Captain Valdez as the Tikal fired another torpedo dispersal pattern to slow the swarm down. "Got it, deactivating the swarm now" reported Leonas. "Mr Leonas, well done, go get yourself a drink. You've earned it" replied Captain Valdez. "Ma'am" answered Leonas. "Interesting, we control the swarm. Time to offer the Empress our new weapons" thought Captain Valdez. The commander swarmer was activated again and the swarm took up position to protect the Tikal. "Set course for the Red Empire, they'll need our help. Gather up as many ships that can be spared" ordered Captain Valdez when she got back on the bridge. Soon the Tikal and a small group of Imperial ships set course for the worm hole and arrived in the red empire leading a small group of ships and millions of swarm ships. "Set course for Betazed" ordered Captain Valdez. The group of Imperial ships arrived at Betazed seven hours later and the swarms fought each other. "They're jamming our swarmers" reported Lt Castille on Ops. "These swarms are too dangerous in the wrong hands, how do we destroy all the swarm ships in one go?" asked Captain Valdez.

    "We could turn Betazed into a giant resonance pulse generator, we would need a sound that alternates frequency to jam the swarm" suggested Lt Castille. "We would need to open a gap in the swarm in order to get the signal through to Betazed to create the resonance pulse" replied Captain Valdez. "I know a track" replied Lt Castille smiling. "Something nice" requested Captain Captain Valdez. "Broadcasting now" reported Lt Castille as Pantera's Domination blasted out across all frequencies, the swarm ships started losing cohesion as the vastly outnumbered Imperial ships blasted open a hole in the swarm and sent the signal to Betazed. "Now" commanded Regent Iodokar as Betazed broadcast on all frequencies the signal using the planet's shield to amplify it. The swarms exploded on mass as the Imperial ships moved clear of the blast wave, "Send a signal to the Empress, Betazed relieved" ordered Captain Valdez. Back at her stronghold, Empress Isabella Valdez (red) got the news and in a fit of rage, took it out on her hostages. "Who destroyed my swarm ships?" asked Isabella to Operative Purple. "Apparently, you did at the head of a small Imperial group" answered Mr Purple. "My counterpart, never thought I'd meet myself" joked Isabella after she beamed Mr Purple into space, "My dear Franklin, don't looked so shocked. I have to set a few examples from time to time" she said afterwards.
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  • galattgalatt Member Posts: 687 Arc User
    ISS Los Lobos

    "Is everything ready?"
    "Yes ma'am. Everyone is standing by."
    "Good."
    The Empress made a last check in the mirror.
    "How do I look?"
    "Angry enough to kill," Thay answered.
    "Good. How are things?"
    "Ships from the Yellow are in position and Captain Barkley reports that the Lolo-troopers are ready for deployment on all fronts."
    "Perfect."
    "Lazy, I have a request."
    "yes?"
    "After your speech, let me handle this."
    "You want to run this?"
    "It's what I do. Besides people keep thinking that they can threaten you and get away with it. I need to cure them of that mindset, permanently. Besides, I'm pregnant, hormonal and need to kill something."
    "Who am I to say no?"
    "I love you," she kissed her. 'Besides, Naynta has some new pets she's been wanting to try out in the field."
    "I'm not going to ask. Just tell her to do what she needs to get us info."
    "Will do. Now get the gorgeous bottom of yours in gear and put that witch in her place."

    The transmission began. The image was focused on the Empress's face.
    "I am speaking to the group that has attacked the Empire. You demanded that I step down or you would sell our soldiers in to slavery. Here is my response.
    No and no.
    No, I will not step down and no, you should not harm them. In fact, you should pull back all yours forces now. Why? Allow me to show you what real strength is."
    The image pulled back to reveal that she was not alone on the stage. One after another they stepped forward.
    "I am Loris, Dominion ambassador to the Empire. Our ships were in orbit around Bajor on a mission of mercy when you attacked. We gave our word to help our allies but your ships were interfering with our mission so we disposed of them. Some of them had the audacity to fire upon us so I have been instructed by the Founders to inform you that the Dominion has now declared war on you. Enjoy what time you have left."
    "Bah, i have no time to run at the mouth. The Klingons stand with our allies against you cowardly petaQs."
    A staff was thumped on the floor.
    "By order of the Grand Nagus, all of your assets are hereby frozen. All trade with you is forbidden and anyone caught doing business with you will be handed over to the liquidators without appeal."
    "The Voth speak for the Delta Alliance. We all stand with our allies. Our forces are in route. Our city ships shall cleanse your presence from this galaxy."
    "The Hirogen have accepted the contract. The hunt has begun. Any Slaver dealing in Imperial citizens is now prey."
    "The Romulans were supposed to be here as well, but apparently they're busy," The Empress said smiling. "You wanted the Empire? You will have it, as it brings it's foot down on your neck along with the combined strength of its allies. Long live the Alliance."
    "Long live the Alliance," they all chorused.

    Earth (prime)
    "You've heard what happened over there?"
    "Yes Djetta, I have," Ford answered. "I sent her over there thinking she'd be safe."
    "They are still unaware of her precence there."
    "We have to keep it that way. Damnit, I can't send anything over there to guard her without tipping them off."
    "You are forgetting the Wildcards sir."
    "The Wildcards?"
    "It's what they call the 113th due to their unique erratic nature. They are currently in the Delta Quadrant under deep cover. No one would even notice if they disappeared from there."
    "Send her her fleet to protect her?"
    "A sign of good will and returning the favor of them helping us."
    "Djetta..."
    "Yes sir?"
    "Shuffle up the Wildcards and deal'em."
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    Unknown system (MU red)

    "To the false Empress, you want war, you've got it. Say goodbye to your soldiers" said Empress Valdez (red) as she put a recording of the hostages over all Imperial frequencies, "I want the Empress to see this" she said to Drake afterwards. "Cameras, auctioneers and the most violent thugs you have. You've already provoked her, don't push it" advised Operative Blue. The transmission was sent across all Imperial channels and Empress Valdez announced "roll up, roll up. We have 1500 Imperials here for sale, half a million for the Trills, who will bid first?" she asked as the slave auction started. Hands went up and the Trills were sold onto the Syndicate for a million each. "How much for the Bajorans?" asked Isabella as she enjoyed every minute of it. "250,000" offered a Terran businessman. "Higher bids?" asked Isabella as she made Heath even angrier. "300,000" then "400,000" went up. Eventually the Bajorans were sold to Breen slavers for 450,000 each. "Last but not least, how much for the Terrans?" asked Isabella. "550,000 each" said an Orion Syndicate member. "Going at 550,000 each, going once, going twice and sold" said Isabella as she twisted the proverbial dagger, "Empress, these livestock will end up all over the galaxy away from your Empire and allies, congratulations, it's your fault that these are slaves to be treated how their owners see fit" she said afterwards as the slaves were marched towards their new life of suffering.

    Betazed (red)

    "Captain, thank you for coming to Betazed's aid" said Regent Iodokar to Captain Isabella Valdez (yellow). They then got the live broadcast from the Vostroyan Empire, "Interesting, at least we know who we are dealing with" commented Isabella. "Have you ever met your counterpart?" asked Jodi (red). "I have not, she scares me and I'm not easily scared. The amount of close calls involving volcanoes I've had could fill several lists" answered Isabella, "I'm a scientist not a soldier" she said afterwards. "Now you are a soldier, Regent Solat has been building up her fleets. The Romulans are fully occupied trying to hold the line against this invasion and with guerrilla attacks on our military forces, we're overstretched. Thankfully we have allies who have come to our aid" replied Jodi. "I'm offering my aid to the Emissary, I spent the last eight months charting the Valhalla Sector in the yellow reality" answered Isabella. "The Empress will be requiring your star charts on that sector, I'm going to meet with her in person. I want you to be my assistant and adviser on your counterpart thinks" replied Jodi. "Of course Regent, the Emissary will get those star charts" answered Isabella. "As of now, the Tikal and the other ships you gathered up are seconded to my fleet. Captain, consider yourself drafted" replied Jodi. "Regent, I will not disappoint the Emissary" answered Isabella. "Let's go, Regents Solat and Petrofski will also be at that meeting, by any chance are you related to Nathan Valdez?" asked Jodi afterwards. "Don't mention that monster" answered Isabella. "Touchy subject, ah" replied Jodi. Both beamed up to their respective ships and set course for the Los Lobos.

    On the bridge of the Tikal, Isabella just sighed, "this has become the day from hell." "The evil you is kinda scary, don't become her" advised Larenis. "I don't intend to, that b***h is going to get a good slap before she goes to jail for a very long time. I despise slavers" replied Isabella. "The crew is always behind you, you've looked after us for the last eight years and always looked out for us" answered Larenis. "We're a team, remember the time we had to run for our lives after Mount Unzen blew it's top?" replied Isabella. "Yeah, we were lucky we were able to take off when we did. That pyroclastic surge still scares the hell out of me" answered Larenis. "Nothing like superheated gas, ash and rock barreling down a mountain to get you running" joked Lt Castille. "Yeah, you screamed like a kid all the way to shuttle as you were running" said Lt Lorenzo. "Dude, not funny" countered Castille. "It was, I bet you've never lived that down" countered Lorenzo back. "Gentlemen, behave yourselves please" ordered Isabella. "Ma'am" answered both Lts. "Remember that you are officers of the Terran Empire" replied Isabella. "I just want to take the war to the enemy for a change, war is no fun when we're not winning" said Lt. Cmdr Rorke. "War is not fun at all, remember that Mr Rorke" replied Isabella, "we defeat the enemy then we can return to exploration" she said afterwards. "Roger that" chorused the bridge crew.
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