A few minutes earlier
“Excellentcy! We have located the Lexington! ” Durona said. “Good. We meet at last. No pretense. One warrior to another. Take me to him!”the quizmaster ordered. The vessel headed for the Lexington. The tunnel opened.the pilot took the combat ship into the tunnel. The ship though it.
The vessel arrived in open space.”now in fireing range!”enreq the henchman said. “Fire!”the quizmaster said. The combat ship unleashed a berage of romulan style disruptor at the Lexington. The Lexington was hit on its left,right and center.
“Damage reported on multiple decks. “Lucy hogen reported. “Shields at sixty five percent “Becky said. “Return fire!”the commadore ordered. The Lexington hit back. They fired multiple phasers at the warship. “We barely puts dent into that ship.” Donaldson said. “We are being hailed.”Lucy reported
He got up from the command chair. “On screen !”the commadore said. The com tech activated the view screen. On the view screen,the image of the bridge.the quizmaster was in the shoes. The quizmaster came out of the shadows. It was revealed that he was a romulan. The commadore recognized him.”rozek I figured the quizmaster would be hear. I was looking froward to meeting him!” He said sarcastically.
“There seams to some confusion hear commadore. You see I am the quizmaster.”rozek size. “What happened to the previous quizmaster?”Wesley asked. ” The first quizmaster was very colorful with his riddles and trivia questiones. He was a pirate. His raids were fairly petty. He was arested. He died in a romulan labor camp. I decided to take his place. I wanted to do it qietly. Make people think it was him. I wanted to stay anonymous. High command suspected I may be aiding him but they no idea that I was in charge of all this!”rozek said.
“Why are you going after us. It was the preator and the Senate that banished you. Why target the federation?”wesley asked. “I am still a patriot. I am loyal to my home land just not those who govern it. If I can wage a successful war against the federation. The leaders on Romulus will have tow choices. Back me or be overthrown. A new order headed by me.”rozek said.
“You have not won yet. I doubt your plan is going as you hopped.”Wesley said.”you think your prepared. You think you are safe. You are not. I am five steps ahead of you commadore.you will loose. You will lose life’s planets,even star systems! Your federation will be brought to its knees. You will have to make deviating concessions. Then. The Klingons,tholiens and other race will test you. Every major power will move against it. You won’t survive. “Rozek said.
“Your qaurel is with the government on Romulus. It is not necessary to pick a fight with us!”Wesley insisted. “Oh but it is commadore. It must certainly is. You see in every epic all over the galaxy. There is a good guy and and a bad guy. The epic struggle. The romulan empire needs an enemy. You are that enemy. The Klingons don’t quite fit the bill. Eventually our empire will have to contend with each other but not today. Today we have a common enemy. The people need a rallying cry. I can give them a winable war. With the gateway technology and the talons and the mine I can devices the federation and destroy it. I am only sad that you won’t get to see it. You are going to die now!”he said.
The screen faded.the ship fired talons.a talon exploded near the warp core. The explosion spread. “Sealing off erected decks.”Donaldson said.”shields at thirty percent.”Becky said. “I want all non essential decks cleared . I want all non essential equipment deactivated. I want all the extra power I can. “Wesley said.”aye sir!”Baker said.
The Lexington moved away. The Lexington fired phasers and photon torpedoes.the power was transfered. “Power transfer complete.”first officer Baker said. “Alright !Hear goes the hard part!”Wesley remarked. The Lexington fired the deflector dish. It pulled out the talon that hit the haul. The haul was sealed off with a force field. The talon was going by the defector dish to the warship.
The spent talon hit the warship. The talon was not as potent as it had been but still caused damage. The Lexington fired with phasers and photon torpedoes. The Lexington kept fireing and fireing.
“Come now Robert. That was good but you will still loose. Give up while you still can. Hail them!,”the quizmaster said. “Is this necessary! We can still outpower them!”the lead henchman said.” Follow my orders!”rozek insisted.
“We are being hailed.”the com tech said.”on screen !”Wesley said. “Robert. You are very resourceful. To honor your skill I offer you a compromise. “Rozek said.”I’m listening!”Wesley said. “You agree to withdraw from the x zone and I will give you time to evacuate. A phased withdrawal over a year. By then the federation must be fully disengaged form this sector.”rozwrk said.”,that is a very fast reigon rozek. Your asking a lot!”Wesley said.”oh I am not asking. This area is mine from this point on. Either I will take it by force or you will give it to me. Either way it is mine.”he said.”no deal. End transmission!”Wesley ordered.
“I was woried you were going to negotiate !”Baker said.”I listened . No I’m not giving away the store dylen. “Wesley said.”I did not think so.”Baker Said. ” The Lexington used the defector again. The Lexington fired a pulse at the warship. The Lexington fired on the com really.
“There com relay is off line!”Donaldson said. “They can’t call for reinforcements.”Baker said. “Suppose they come if they don’t hear form them?”Becky said.”one issue at a time !”Wesley said. The Lexington opened the gateway. The Lexington was hit again. The Lexington blocked the entrance to the gateway.
The Lexington was hit. “Shields at 11 percent.”Donaldson said.”we can’t keep taking these hits.”tonor said.”I am aware of that navigator. Now!”Wesley ordered.the science officer located the sauce of the gateway control on the ship. The device was destroyed.”they are trapped hear.”Donaldson said.
The Lexington was hit. Several decks were hit. “Our shields are gone!”Becky said.” Dawn it. “Wesley said. The warship headed for the Lexington. “The are looting a collision course.”Donaldson said. The warship headed for the Lexington. Wesley pushed the helmsman’s aside.he sat in the helm. He dodged the warship.the ship tried to get away. The Lexington fired on the warship. The Lexington went inside the debre. The Lexington flew at warp speed towards the warship. The warship was hit. The Lexington fired a torpedo. The torpedo exploded. The Lexington went to warp. It got pass the warship. The warship exploded.
“We have extensive damage on several decks. There are fires.”Donaldson reported.”send damage control to affected decks. “Wesley said. ” Aye sir.”hogen said. “We are not out of the woods yet. “Wesley said. “The quizmaster may be dead but the plot remains.”commander Baker said.
“We have the mines. We have the attacks. The plot involved a multi faceted invasion. Where is the bio weapons phase come from?”Wesley said.”my guess is will be a surprise attack. Perhaps form a freighter.”Donaldson said.”I a calling up all records of transport. Only one vessel has not reported in or accounted for. The Montana.,” Becky said.”where was the last known location of the Montana?”Wesley asked. “Near Iona base. “Donaldson reported.”that is on the course to the planet Alton. There are nine million people on that world. ” Baker said.”order all ships to locate the Montana. The Montana is to be considered a clear and deadly threat. “Wesley ordered. “Sending!”Lucy hogen said. “That ship is a deadly threat . My guess is that ship is on a suicide attack. That ship has to be destroyed. “Commadore Wesley ordered.
The freighter neared Alton. The freighter stood ready to release it’s payload. The crew was not planning to survive this.They planed to die. It was about the cause. The cause would go on. The freighter boldly went towards the planet. The Lexington went at high warp. The Lexington was followed by other ships. The Lexington fired on the freighter. “The freighter has been retrofitted with advanced shielding.”,Donaldson reported.”why am I not surprised?”the commadore said. The freighter kept going. The Lexington and the other ships fired a volley on the freighter.
“Ship is unharmed.”Donaldson said. “Warn the planet !”Wesley ordered.”sending.”the com tech said.”the planet has an obital defence syistem.”Becky said..”it has never been tested for bio weapons.”Baker said. The freighter neared the planet. The obital platform fired a series of mistle at the freighter. The freighter was hit. The Lexington fired torpedoes at the freighter. Part of the freighter exploded. “Command module left the freighter.”Donaldson reported. “Man they never quit!” The commadore declared.
The module got passed the mistle shield. The Lexington went at warp speed after the module. The Lexington fired a series of volleys at the module. The module was hit. The module exploded.”it ejected a small device.”Donaldson anounced.”destroy it!”Wesley ordered. The device exploded.
“Commodore’s log, the high alert is still on while the fleet try to find the rest of those involved in the plot. The mines have been detected and removed. The romulan government deny involvement. The evidence points to former members of the imperial forces not current ones. The crises seams to slowly dying down. I hope that calm will be fully restored. For now that seams to be be happening.
Quarters if wesley.
“I guess this old dog still has tricks up his sleeve !”,weesly said.”I never doubted that!”Julie said. He kissed his wife.
Robert wesly will return.
An ancient ship carying followers of a pree Reformation Vulcan is recovered. The group plans to invade Vulcan and bring Vulcan back to its old ways. Now Robert Wesley now a governor on the colony of mantilies is recruited to come back. He teams up with ambassador sarek to stop this threat.