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USS Eagle, NCC 2185
EPISODE FIFTEEN: AN UNEXPECTED DETOUR
Title: An Unexpected Detour, Part Six
Location: USS Eagle
SWISH! The turbo lift doors open and the Captain enters the bridge. He looks
at main view screen and sensor description of the vessel. It was a Galadonese
"This can't be right," he thinks and hopes.
"Status Report Mr. Cline!" the Captain orders.
"We are at red alert. The shields are raised. These folks were the ones cloaked
and they've got their guns hot and ready to go," CDR Cline replies, rising
from the Captain's chair.
The CO takes his place and reviews the reports, scrolling in. He knows that even if the USS Eagle was not weakened from helping the Rigellian Star
Adventurer, she'd be unable to win a full out attack scenario with a Galadonese
warship. Small science research vessels just don't have that kind of fire
power and shielding. He also knew there were no other ships in the area to
come to their aid. To him this looked less winnable than the Kobayashi Maru
scenario from the Academy when he first attempted it. He was going to need a lot of
luck and cleverness to get the Eagle safely out of this one.
"Sir, permission to target ship with phasers and torpedoes?" Ensign Unstoffe
"Permission granted," he replies.
"Hail them. On screen!" Captain Nouristao Kematsopoulos orders. The view screen changes to show the
leader of the vessel. Nouri stares in disbelief at the image of the woman
he loved, The Empress of All Galadon.
Title: More Questions Than Answers: An Unexpected Detour, Part Seven
Location: USS Eagle
The image of the Empress appears on screen. She is angry and dressed in her
royal robes. Her alien blue eyes angry and blazing.
"We are at war with the Tureth. We do not wish to harm you but we will if
you do not accede to our demands. We demand that you deliver the vile animals
from Tureth to us immediately for their crimes against the Galadonese people,"
she demands hotly.
Ensign Unstoffe quickly locks the targeting scanners on Galadonese ship.
The Empress composes herself slightly and leans forward to say, "Nouri there
is no choice for you. We can easily destroy your ship, her crew and the other
ship as well."
The Captain's face burns with betrayal. He tries to control his emotions
and look at the matter rationally. As Nouristao does so, he sees that some
things here just do not add up from what he has learned of her and her highly
formal and stiff culture. Why is she wearing robes instead of a uniform?
Why did she call him by his first name instead of Captain? It would be considered
most improper by their standards.
Nouri tries to reach out to her through the bond/link they share to
get the answers to the questions he has. His eyes glow bluer from the attempt.
CDR Cline watches the Empress on the view screen intently and looks over
to his friend. He sees that Nouri's eyes have grown bluer again. He is totally
amazed by his eyes and the mutations that have been taking over the Captain's
human DNA. The Captain's eye's are almost as blue as hers and his skin color
is now almost as pale as hers. He could not see the other changes raging
within the Captain's body.
The Captain strains himself as he reaches out further through the bond/link.
Being human this concept of communication is alien to him, but mutating has
given him new found abilities. Shortly, he discovers an important part of
this puzzle. He learns what is wrong-at least part of it. His emotions shift
dramatically and he grows agitated.
"How dare you! We are on a mission of peace and intend on returning
the Tureth safely home," he shouts angrily and cuts comms. He hopes this
ploy will buy the Eagle some time to prepare.
CDR Cline is however more shocked that the CO lost the control that he was
known for. "Captain? What now?" he asks.
Captain Kematsopoulos' emotions do a 180 degree turn as he issues new orders.
The display of anger had been a ploy to buy the Eagle some much needed time.
"Mr. Cochrane, keep scanning. That is not a Galdonese warship and the
Empress is not onboard," he orders coolly.
"I can't explain it. This may be a projected image. I do know that whatever
it is or whoever she is, she is not the Empress and there are no Galadons
onboard," he said to the startled bridge crew.
"Science, I want a full detailed analysis of the space of the point of origin
of the transmission and 3400 kms around it. Use astrometric's sensor
array and all our specialized scientific equipment. There may be more than
one ship involved. There may some devices deployed here to aid in the deception.
We have a lot of advantages in being a highly specialized science research
vessel. I want that capitalized on," he orders.
"Mr. Unstoffe, (SEC/TAC) prepare a photon torpedo spread to target
a radius of 900 ms around where our sensors are telling us that warship is
located," the CO commands.
"Aye, sir. Photon torpedo spread radius 900 ms," Ensign Unstoffe acknowledges.
"Science and SEC/TAC, scan for buoys or anything like that which may
aid their deception of posing as the Empress and her flag ship. If you find
anything send it to me immediately," he orders.
Ensign Unstoffe's fingers dance over panel as he redirects the torpedoes
to explode in a circle about the "Galadonese" ship as he replies, " Aye,
sir," Ensign replies.
The warship targets and fires! The deadly red light of their epsilon disrupter
lashes out angrily at the Eagle.
Title: An Unexpected Detour, Part Eight
Location: USS Eagle
KABOOM! "The Galadonese warship" fires again on the Eagle, forcing her starboard
shields down by ten percent.
"Sir, starboard shields down 10%, but holding. They are using an epsilon
type disrupter by the signature. It appears to be the same ship that fired upon
the Star. Request to return fire!" Ensign Unstoffe says with his fingers
eagerly poised over the trigger.
The CO raises an eyebrow at the analysis to emphasize that more pieces of
this puzzle are found.
"Granted," the Captain replies.
SCREEEEEEECH! BOOM! another deadly volley of the disruptor hits the mark,
this time it was not the Eagle!
"They're firing upon the Star!They deliberately
fired on the weakest part of the ship. Her shields down fifty percent!" the XO exclaimed.
"We're being hailed, Captain," the communications says.
"Return the hail. On screen," the Captain orders.
Ensign Unstoffe fires all four of the Eagle's forward phasers. Oddly the
barrage of phaser blasts has no effect on warship.
"Sir, I've got that torpedo spread you ordered standing by" the Ensign informs
uses short range targeting scanners to look for other objects in vicinity.
"Captain, We can play all day long like this... But I demand now that you
give over your Tureth on board or we will begin to play rough. We will remove
them dead or alive," the Empress hissed.
"We cannot turn over the Tureth. We have sworn to protect them. We would
do the same for you if the situation was reversed, "the Captain continues
trying to reason as well as buy the Eagle more time to discover the truth
about the warship and her occupants.
"You and your tiny crew will be defeated if you don't comply. You've seen,
first hand, near destruction of the harmless luxury passenger starliner.
Nouri looked out into space, the Star was almost derelict now and drifting
off into space. What type of evil beings were really behind this attack he
wondered and why?
Title:An Unexpected Detour, Part Nine
Location: USS Eagle
Captain Kematsopoulos motions to Unstoffe to send the photon torpedo spread.
Ensign Unstoffe quickly executes the order while the CO keeps the "Empress"
"We have held back so far, but I'm becoming very impatient," she said angrily,
her beautiful blue eyes ruined by the glare of hatred.
"Why did you attack the Star?" the CO asks trying to stall for time. He hopes
also to get whoever it is off guard so they can make a mistake and tip their
That is no concern of yours," she said angrily.
SCAHREEKARUNCK! Photon torpedoes erupt from the Eagle and surround the warship
at a distance of 900 ms.
The results of photon spread reveal four ships for a millisecond to
the main view screen. Simultaneously the Eagle's sophisticated astrometric
sensors reveal eight small concentrations of duranium-tritanium.
Title: An Unexpected Detour, Part Ten
Location: USS Eagle
"Status Report!" the Captain orders
"Sir, I detected four other cloaked ships when the torpedoes detonated!"
Ensign Unstoffe exclaims.
"Good work. Let's hope they do not know what we are trying to do. We need
to buy us some time. Every precious second could make the difference," the
"Shields at 90% and holding. All weapons on line," the Ensign adds.
"And I'm scanning on some concentrations of duranuim-tritanium that
seems to be showing up. Eight areas," CDR Cline reports.
"Probes or buoys??" Captain Kematsopoulos asks.
"Still unsure, Captain. Scanning again now, " the XO replies.
"Mr. Unstoffe, keep an eye out for those ships. Inform me when you can see
"Aye, sir," the Ensign acknowledges.
The warship targets the Star again and fires. The cruise liner's shields
drop down to forty percent over all and ten percent where the hull breach
ad been repaired. The enemy has once again targeted the weakest part of the
The enemy shifts its attack, targets the Eagle and fires. The small science
vessel shudders violently.
"Shields done to 80%. Power outages reported," Ensign Unstoffe updates the
"I've targeted the photon torpedoes on the warships. Request permission
"Permission granted. Fire at will," the Captain orders.
The enemy targets the Eagle again and fires. The starboard phaser array is
rendered inoperative. The Eagle launches another photon torpedo at the firing
"I've lost the starboard phaser bank, " Ensign Unstoffe says as he informs
Engineering and adjusts targeting to compensate. He fires the port phaser
Oddly again the Galadonese ship appears unaffected.
"Sir, if this ship is a projection of some sort...maybe we're not seeing
actual damage occurring when perhaps there has been some?" CDR Cline postulates.
Correct," the CO acknowledges with a wink.
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