The hitala colony was one of humanities most distention colonies. It was on in federation space but very close to the border. It was set up fithy years earlier. The planet was predominantly an agricultural and scientific research center. The planet had produced quite a few thought leaders. The federation’s president SR policy advisor was form the hitala colony. The planet had several major cities. It has had beutifull rural areas. The planet was had really good farm land. It had become a bread basket for the sector.
The planet has never been attacked. Orion pirates had commited some thefts. They were pretty petty. The planet enjoyed peace and prosperity. any disagreements within the population was confined to sports team. There were usually friendly and settled in the sports arena.
Ever since the attack on the star base,the planet was in high alert.While life for the most part was going on normally. Everyone was carefully. That was a fear that the colony would be attacked by the mysterious quiz master. It appeared to be inevitable.
The governor had ordered the colonial forced to mobilize. There was extra scrutiny at spaceports. The orbital base was on high alert. As was potrol ships.
“I just lost contact with the Lexington. I can’t raise the star base or anyone else”a com tech anounced. “I believe that we may be being jammed ! “Another tech reported. “Can you raise hitalla command!” The commander asked.”sending now!” The com tech said.
“We believe an attack is imminent.” The minister of security informed the governor. “Put the entire planet on high alert. I want a planet wide state of emergency. “Governor Steven white said. “Ay sir!,”the security minister said.
All of a suden a large warship excited some of gateway. The warship fired on the base. The ship knocked out the stations shields. The ship then fired on the several service to space much. Pad in the capital and other major cities.
Then another gateway opened a another warship excited the gateway. The vessel went to an agricultural storage facility. A team beamed to the research center. The team acesed several strorage units.the units were beamed away.
The warship then went back to the gateway. The gateway was gone. So was the warships. They got what they were after. By the time the Lexington arrived the danger was over.
“So far as we can tell all that was stolen was seed samples. ” The governor said. “Why would they steal seeds?”Becky asked. “I am not sure commander. It does not make any sense to us either. ” Security minister sardines said. “The attack on the suply convoy was unimportant supplies. ” Commodore Wesley said. ” What are these samples?” Becky asked. “We want to create a library of seeds. A agricultural memory alpha. We wish to preserve seeds. If there is no elogical dasaster on a member planet or colony we can provide there seeds to correct it. The Klingons have experimented In ecological warfare such as the plot to poison the grain on Sherman’s planet.the one the tribes exposed. The project is fairly new. ” The governor said.
“The quizmaster used to be a letter pirate. This seams beneath him. “Commander Baker said. “Could they want to create a biological warfare or a something of the like?” The commadore asked. “Perhaps. ” The security minister said. “They could be planing to produce a narcotic. The quizmaster might find irony in using the federation to create narcotics. He seams to have a warp sense of humor.” Becky commented.
“What is this gateway?”sardines asked.” It may be an ancient network .We are not certain!”science officer Donaldson said. “Will they come back or are we in the clear?”governor white asked. “I believe you are in the clear but I want to keep the planet on high alert.”Wesley said. “I have no objection to that.”white said.”somehow governor I did not think you would.” The commadore said.
Quizmaster command ship
“Beaming the suplies now sir!”a henchman informed the quizmaster. “Very good! I am glad to hear it. “The quizmaster said. He was quite pleased. The plan was starting to develop quite nicely. Things were starting to take shape.
“You think they know what we are up to?” Redeela asked.”I suspect he is getting close. Wesley is not a dumb person! Annoyingly but not unintelligent. If he has not figure it out I suspect that he is very close. “The quizmaster said. “What if he learns the truth too soon? ” Derook asked.”, By the time he figure it out it will be too late. We are several steps ahead of them. This will work.” The quizmaster assured his crew. The bridge crew was not quite as sure but they were fairly confident.
“The defient, Excalibur and good have arrived at the planet.”Lucy given reported.”alright is captian blare prepaired to take over the fleet?”Wesley asked.”,he understands. He says he can mind the store until you return.”the com officer informed him.”very good!”Wesley said.
“Helm take us out of orbit.”the commadore ordered. The Lexington left orbit. “No clear sir.”the navigator said.”is the course laid in?”the captian asked.”it is sir.”the helm reported.” Engage!”the commadore ordered. The Lexington was off.
“The Lexington has left orbit of hitala.”one of his henchman said.”where is he going?”darook asked.”I don’t know. We will keep a close eye on him. “The quizmaster said.”they must be close to figuring out our plan.”redeela said.”close butnotclose enough. We are wining. There is no cause for concern. ” The quizmaster told his crew.
Commadore Wesley beamed down to the ship in civilian clothing. He was careful . He went to the beach area. “What do you want ?” The Vulcan looking man said.” I hear you are persona non grata with ki bartan?” Wesley said. “It was a misunderstanding. I was dating the preators nice. He did not approve. “The man said. “The quizmaster!” Wesley said. “Last I knew he was at genosa prison.” The man said. ” He is out. He is back to his old trick except he has quit piracy. He seams to be steeling mundane items. I suspect he is planing to going to create narcotics or a bio weapon or maybe both. ” Wesley said. “He no! ” The man said.
“What?” Wesley asked. ” A few years ago, a senator named rozek peperosed a multi faceted plan to conquer the federation. It involved framing the federation for creating narcotics . Stirng up non aligned world against the federation. At the same time non aligned pirates would detonate bio weapons . The federation resources would be stretched thin. Then a romulan Klingon task force would invade. The plan was seen as too complex too expensive.the ptrator perfered a military solution. Overwhelming force. He was not too big on bio warfare or covert operations. The plan was scraped. I believe rozek was ejected form the Senate. This sounds like the plan. I doubt the prator changed his mind.”andek said.
All of a sudden Andek was hit.andek was vaporized. Wesley dodged the schot.Wesley puked out his phaser and fired on the sniper. Wesley knew that he could not afford to get hit even once. Why did they have to put the phaser on kill,he though.
Wesley kept running. He tried to get to a cabin. The schoter lost the commadore. Wesley got on a roof. The schoter came in. Wesley jumped onto him. The two began to tackle each other. The two rolled over . Wesley grabed the phaser from the asalent. He hit the attacker. The attacker tried to get to the phaser. The two struggled. Wesley hit the attacker. The man was knocked unconscious. He took his phaser and set it to stun.
The man was from bolien. He was from a non aligned species. Wesley suspected that he was from the quizmaster. Wesley tied up the man.He found a data device on him. The device was encrypted. He could try to get it encrypted later. That was a task for later. Right now he needed to survive.
“Sir . Andek is dead but commadore Wesley has eluded the boarding team.We have lost contact with cokeren.” Derook said.” If Wesley get off rissa and get back to the Lexington.this could be disastrous. ” ozek said.”he won’t. “The quizmaster said.
End of part four.