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Legend of zarkan part five 

“Now clear of the enterprise.  “Uhua reported. “Now heading for the planet new vulcan.”spock said.”course plotted. Engaging now. ” uhua answered. The shartle craft went in an oposite ditection from the enterprise. The shartle headed for new vulcan.  

Proto vulcan ship.

Office of zarkan.

The chime rang. “Come” zarkan said. The door opened, sybok entrted. “The federation fleet is still licking its wounds. Several ships are are on an intercept course.  Ships loyal to us are also on there way. “Sybok said.

“Good. I have been catching up for galactic politics.  A lot has changed. Empires have risen and fallwn only to be replaced by empires who have also rissen and fallen. I understand manny of our people fled the old homeworld. One of these groups is the romulans. I would like to reach out to them. “Zarkan said. 

“I would advise against them. They are eratic. They are whimsical. They are militaristic.  They may see you and a vulcan empire as a competitors.  Any alliance between us and them would be with us as jr partner. “Sybok told him.

“We are the same race.i knew the founder of the romulans. He was an acolyte.  I cant beve that we cannot have a reunification with them.”zarkan said.

“In time perhaps.  Let us build up the new vulcan sate first. Later on we can perhaps open a dialougue but not now. “Sybok said.

“I want a new age. The new vulcan order. This order must be for all vulcans. This must include our brothers and sisters on romulis. “Zarkan said.

“I urge you to reconsider that.  The romulans cannot be trusted. Things have changed sense your days. We should focus on vulcans. “Sybok said.

“We will table this debate for now. I am not totaly convinced to go along with your point of view. I will defer to your wisdom for now. “Zarkan said. “I appreciate that excelentcy.” sybok said. 

“I am saddened by the plight of our people.  Displaced. Directionless.  I can give that direction. ” zarkan said.

“I know you stole biological weapons.  I ask you not to use them.”sybok said. “I cant tie my own hands. I perfer to win this war on the up and up.conventional warfare is preferable. The fact is we are undermaned and out gunned. We may have no choice. Your people brought this upon yourself. You clung to pacifism.it is about to bite you in the but. I will try not to use them. I cannot make any promises. I will not tie my own hands sybok. If push comes to shove i will use them. “Zarkan assured him. 

Sybok did not like that answer. He did not like it at all. He did not expect him to be like this. He was not what he expected.  He was very confused. He did not think that this would play out likw this. He should have but he did not. Some times people see what he wanted to see.this was what comonly happened. 

“I will not take up any more of your time. “Sybok said. “You are dismissed.  “Zarkan said. The vulcan left the bridge. The door closed. The closed.

Zarkan was troubled by his conversation with sybok.sybok brought him to power.  Now sybok was wavering. He was a meens to an end. Had he out lived his usefulness.for now he was stil needed. If he became a liability he would be delt with. No one was indispensable.  The only thing that matered was winning. Zarkan deternined to win at all coast. 

New vulcan

Sarek went to visit his old friend sivol. He filled the older vulcan on what happened in the meeting. “You cannot be sure that this zarkan is the same as the zarkan that was overthown before surek. “Soval said. 

“I agree with that sivol. The fact that this zarkan has come out of no where leeds me to suspect that this man caling himself zarkan could be zarkan the last. “Sarek told him.

“Sybok has realy to qote humans has realy steped into it this time. “Sarek said. “It seams that he has. “I know that this is not how you would have wanted things to go for sybok. ” sovel said.  “Indeed it is not. ” sarek said. “He could come come around. “Soval said. “He could at that. I just fear that it may be too late for us all. “Sarek said. 

U.s.s frontier

Bridge 

“I have located the proto vulcan ships. More vesels have joined the task force.  ” ilisia reported. 

“Send  coordinates to all alied ships. ” the captain said. “Sending” palmer said. 

“I have located a single warship. It is heading for the fleet. We might be able to keep them from the rest of the fleet. “Sarah said.

“Send coordinates to the helm.mr. oneil plot an intercept. Lets stop that ship. “Warren said. Oneil got the corse and ploted it. The enterprise headed for the single ship. The goal was to head it off at the pass. 

The frontier headed for the warship. The warship detected the frontier and set an intercept course of its own. Both had weapons on stand by. 

The vulcan war ship got off the first schot. It fired a volley of phasers at the war ship. “Shields holding. Minnor damege on several decks.”steve said. 

“Return fire!”warren ordered. The frontier fired on the warship. “We did some damege but not enough.”steve said. “This is an old ship but they have made a lot of upgrades.  ” ilisia said. 

“Of course they did. “Warren said.the frontier was hit. “Shields at 77 percent. ” steve reported. “Get me a target people! ” warren ordered. Sarah studied the ship. She found a target.  Thr frontier fired on a non critical part of the ship. The frontier folowed up by firing aditional shots. 

The warship fired on the frontier. The frontier was hit. “Shields at seventy percent. “Steve reported.”we have an incoming. “Ilisia said. 

“Another regressive ship?”warren asked. “Negitive. It is a klingon vessel.”ilisia said. 

The klingon war cruser fired a series of disruptor on the. Proto vulcqn vessel. Thr frontier fired as well. Both ships did not give them time to catch there breath. 

“There shields are down. “Steve anounced. “Advise the vulcan ship to stand down. “Warren said. The klingon ship fired. “Order that ship to stand down!”waren said. Before palmer could send the message, the vulcan ship exploded.

“Dawn it! Get me the klingon commander now! “Warren insisted. Lt. Palmer activated the com system.  “They are responding ” palmer said.

The view screen displayed the bridge of the klingon battle cruser.”this is captain warren burgele of the federation starship frontier.  “He said.

“I am khas of the inperial klingon vessel tizrek. “He said. “This is federation space. You are trespassing into our territory.  While i appreciate your help,you had no right to destroy that vessel.i wished to interogate the crew. “Warren said.

“They are the enemy.  This is war.in war you destroy the enemy. Interrogation is irrelevant.  Conquest is the only answer. “Khas told the star fleet commander. 

“You had no right to come into our space. You commited an act of war against the federation khas. “Warren said. 

“We are at war with the vulcans that destoyed our base and stole our weapons. Our laws alow us to persue an enemy even inside soveregn teritory of non aligned planetary nations. ” khas said.

“Give me one good reason i should not blow you out of the stars?”warren asked. “We are on the same side captain.we want the same thing. We want to see this terrorist network dismantled.  “Khas said.

“You built these weapons. I have a feeling they were designed to be used in a war against us. I dont see your people as the inocent party. The fact is you built a pendoras box and it got away from you.now your trying to cleen up your own mess before you guys get burned. Rerurn to your side of the border. We will deal with this problem on our own terms. “Warren said. 

“We are klingons! We solve our own problems our own way.  “Khas said. The screen went dark.  “The ship has gone to warp.”steve reported. “Do we persue? “Oneal asked.”Negitive we havr bigger fish to fry. Mantain course for The vulcan fleet. “Waren ordered.”aye sir.”oneal said.

“Inform sat fleet about the klingons. I hope they lodged a protest. “Warren said. “Sending”palmer said. 

Shartle craft Galileo 

“Now nearing new vulcan space.”uhua said. “Very good. Odd it is my home but i have nevet been there. “Spock said. “I gues you realy cant go home again. I can never realy undetstand. It is unthinkable yet you have to live with it.”uhua said. “I try to muddle though it as best as i can. It os not easy. “Spock said. 

“Incoming ship.  Combat ship. Non aligned. ” computor said.”evasive action”spock ordered. The ship tried to get away.  

“Nyota you must get to an esape pod. “Spock said. “I can’t leave without you spock!”she said. “It is paramount that you do. “Spock said.he gets ready to perform a mind meld. “Please tell me your not trying to transfer your katra to me.”uhua remarked. “No i have a message for my farther. ” spock told her.  

He performed the meld. Then he helped her on a pod. “I love you”he told her. “I have always known. I love you too. Stay alive!”she said. 

The pod lunched. The pod  Headed away. The shartle kept going. The shartle was tractored into the bay. Spock hoped uhua would make it to vulcan. 

Zarkan’s flagship

Office of zarkan

“The zorek has commander spock. His mate got away in a pod. “Zordol said. “No matter.i want spock. I have so wanted to meet him. He could be an ally of a liability. “Zarkan said. “Sybok has no knowledge of this.”zordol said. “Speaking of liabilities. I grow concerned about sybok. He found me. Revived me. He does not have what it takes. He is too soft. He dors stomich a revolution.  He may have to be nutralized. I hate to do it. I owe him a great debt of gratitdew. We are too close. We cannot lose again.  We undetmasted the opposition before. We cannot do it again. We risk losing everything.  “Zarkan said. 

“I myself grow weary of sybok. He has cloat among the rrgresivese. We may tisk losing them. We need alies. ” zorbol said.”watch him. If he betrays us we may be able to justifyjustifyg with him. “Zarkan said. “Understood. “Zarbol said. 

U.s.s frontier 

“More ships have joined zarkan’s fleet.”ilisia said. “More of our ships are on the way. “Palmer said. “They might be able to take over new vulcan. Once they take the planet.  It might be difficult to get it back. “Steve said.”i know. Beleve me i know. “Warren said. 

Sarah was concerned by what he said.he could see it in her eyes.  She was a child of vulcan. This was dificult. 

“Sir we are just getting word that the planet arnex was just destoyed. A combined viral war head struck the planet. The planet is gone. “Ilisia said. “There planet  was not habited. “Steve said. “Why hit an uninhibited planet?” oneal asked.”a test a demonstration. A warning.”warren said. 

Planet new vulcan 

The pod was picked up by a vulcan potrol ship. Uhua was taken to the planet imidiately. Uhua was escorted to the home of former ambassador sovel. 

Uhua had great respect for ambassador sarrek,spock’s farther.she considered him a potential farther in law. She had corresponded with him while the enterprise was involved in deep space research.  

“It is quite agreeable to see you again Nyota.  “Sarek said. “It is good to see you ambassador as well.i wished that it was under better circumstances.  “Uhua said.”as do i. I have learned to accept the negitive and the posisitive. They both offer valuble lessons. ” sarek said.

“Ambassador sovel. Greatings.your banter with admiral archer for legendary and your deelings with the Andorian shran. “Uhua said. “I am certain that they were. “Sovel said. 

“Ambassador i have a mesege from spock. “Uhua told sarek. “May i join your mind?”sarek asked. “Of course! ” she said.

He placed his hand on her temples. “My mind to your mind. My thoughts to your thoughts. Our mindsare merging.  Our minds are one. “Sarek said.

He tried to acess her mind. He saw images. Her childhood.  Growing up in the united sates of africa. Studying linguistic.  Meeting kirk at that bar in iowa. Interaction with spock. The incident on qonos. The destruction of the enterprise at tge hands of the swarm. Then he found the messege.

“Farther. I wish i could be hear in person.  ” spock told him. “As do i my son. “Sarek said. “These are precarious times for our people.  We are on the edge of a clif. I fear we nay not be able to avoid it.”spock told him.

“I too have suspected that spock. “Sarek said. “The disident group atempted to assassinate me. They had a sleeper agent within the enterprise. I suspect she was not the only one. There may be more within star fleet or in the federation or on new vulcan. I suspect the actual membership in this orginization is small.  They are well planed. They have there proverbial bases covered. ” spock said.  “It seams they do. ” sarek said.

“The fact they have captured me is important. I do not know if they will kill me or attempts to recruit me or interogate me. I will do what i can to thawt there plans”spock said.

“I know you will my son. I will do all i can to thawt them on my end. “Sarek assured him. “I have no doubt.”spock said.”i will rescue you if i can. “Sarek said. “I know that. “Spock said.

Sarek raised his hand and gave the salute.  Spock reciprocated.   “Peace and long life. “Sarek said. “Live long and prosper. ” spock said. 

The link was severed. “I receved his message. “Sarek said.”sir.arnex was destroyed. A combination of tri cobalt and a bio weapon. “An aid said. “Oh my. “Sovel said. 

Vulcan ship

Bridge

The turbo lift opened, sybok and ston enteted. “How dare you detonate a weapon of planetary destruction . “sybok said.

“Watch yourself sybok. You are addressing the monarch of the vulcan people.  ” Zordol said.

“I revived you. I made all this posible. Without me you would be in a deep freze headed for a black hole. “Sybok said.

“You are nothing but a smal never was who wishes he were a has been.i do not intend to use the dirty weapon unles i have to.it is a weapon of last resort. My people are weak defeated. We must rise. I cannot tie my hands.  I will not. ” zarkan said.

“Sir our guest has arived. “Zordol said. “Excellent.  Have him brought to the bridge.  ” zarkan said. 

The frontier arived at the staging area. The frontier joined the rest of the fleet.  

Vulcan ship

Spock was brought to the bridge. Sybok was shocked to see him.as was tpring. Tpring had been bethrothed to spock.she chose ston over him. “We meet at last Spock! “Zarkan said.

End of part five. 

Next uo

Zarkan meets Spock.  Sybok takes a risk in enlisting the help of spock . the federation fleet faces zarkan agqin. Warren has doubts about tsarah. 

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Legend of zarcan part four

U.s.s enterprise 

“Captain’s log,at the zubarien and atar request we are atempting to remove mines left over from there war. Our mission is to nutrilize the mines. “Captain kirk said. 

Near airlock 

“Jim! This is crazy.  You realy think that it will be easy to remove these mines?”dr. Mccoy remarked. 

“No bones,i dont think it will be easy. If it was they would do it. This is importent.these two races wont be able to traval and trade. This area has become a no mans land. “Kirj said.

“I think its funy that we are the ones expected to do the dying. “Mccoy said. Kirk got into the e.v.a suits. 

Kirk went to spock and the rest of the team. The team moved out. The airlock opened.they moved out into open space. 

Spock was as he always was. He was serious and stoic. He was focused and concintrated. He focused on the task at hand. 

Spock knew that uhua not like him taking unnecessary risk. He preferred not to. For some reason,working alongside kirk,he did not have to look for trouble trouble always found him. 

Kirk,spock and the team went just near the mines.  Kirk ordered the team to stop. Spock modified a tricorder to scan for mines. Spock was hoping to deactivate these mines quickly. 

Spock located what he preceved was the master mine. Spock began a mine meld. Uhua did not like this plan. He assured her he could do this sucessfully. 

It was hardly a fool proof plan. Nothing in life was fool proof. Spock understood that well. Uhua did too. She wished Spock was not so blunt. He never saw the human equation. Everything was juwt a task. Everything was acedemic.he never saw the real universe implication.  Discussing potentially morbitity to spock was no different then discussing a golf game. Kirk seemed to encourege it. Kirk was a risk taker. He rushed in where fools feared to tread. Spock joined him. Uhua swore if kirk was determined to strom grethor ,spock would form a plan and a statistical anylises on the odds of sucess. 

Uhua loved and hated that about spock. She felt similar feelings about kirk. In a way kirk enabled Spock. In another way,spock enabled kirk. They formed a dangerous syimbiotic relationship.  It was there strength as well. There collaboration saved earth from nero,saved star fleet headquarters from kahn and the yorktown base from krall or captain Edison.  Could it stop these mines

Spock engaged the meld.  He saw a grid.  He had acesed the network’s main computor. He was able to circumvent the mine control. The mines decloaked and became inert.

“That was way too easy.” mccoy said. “Bones i thought  you would be happy.  No casualties.  Not even a callous.  “Kirk said. “As a great philoepher once said, “something gota to go wrong cuz im feeling way too dawn good.  ” mccoy said. 

“Doctor no one regards Nickelback as great philosophers! ” Spock said.”how do you know about archaic earth popular music?”mccoy asked. “I am well versed on multiple subjects.”spock answered. 

All of a suden an officer in a space suit went over to spock.she was a vulcan. She held the rank of ensign.she had not been on the enterprise long.   

“May i help you?”Spock asked. Sudenly she detonated herself.spock tried to get away. The explosion was smal. Spock barely made it out. The officer was gone. 

Sickbay.

Dr. Mccoy looked over spock. Uhua held on to him. “Aside from a few singe marks. You apear to be mostly undamaged.  ” mccoy told him. 

” ceptin i serached eneign tisobsky’s qurters. They were spartin. There were clothung but not much else. There was one personal itom. A book. ‘Ilogic islogical ‘  by a vulcan called eybok.”checov said.

“Sybok?” spock said.  “You ok spock?” uhua said. “I know this sybok. We grew up together. ” he said. “Why would this eneign or sybok want to kill you?”mccoy asked. “My people are at a crossroads doctor.  It has created a species wide crises of faith if you will. Some have had a leepbof faith. They cling to the teaching of surek. Others are rejecting it. They adviocate a return to the old ways. I am seen as a pivotal person in vulcan sosiety. I am a senior most vulcan serving in star fleet. I am the son of a prominent figure in vulcan government. This could be a plot to futher destabolize vulcan sosiety. ” spock said.

“Is this Sybok a mad man?”mccoy asked. “He has alwwys been a radical.  It seams that he has gone off the deep end.”spock said. 

“Captain. I wish to take a leave of absence.  I want to go to new vulcan. ” spock said.  Of course.  ” kirk said. “Spock are you not woried that whoever was begind this wont try again.  By going to new vulcan you make youself a bigger taeget. “Mccoy said.

“I am aware of that dictor. If there is a move ment to take over vulcan,it needs to be stoped. Tjus has ramifications for the federation.a pre surek government could leave the federtion even try to become a military empire “spock said “because one romulan enpire is not sufucient. ” mccoy said. Kirk leered at him.

“I want to go too. “Uhua said.”nyota it might be safe!”Spock said. “I need to go. I want to protect you. ” uhua said. “Your hardly chivalrous spock!” mccoy said. “Bones your really not helping! “Kirk said. “It is not safe . whoever did this will come after me. Morw so if i go to new vulcan. “Spock said. “Please let ne go with you. “Uhua pleaded. “Very well. ” Spock said.

Once star fleet learned of the plot by zarcan and sybok,they saught to mobilize at once. They ordered commodore robert wesly of the starship lexington to orginize a task force to stop the zarcan.several ships had arived near the staging area. More were on the way.

U.s.s lexington

Bridge

“How can zarcan think he can stop us. Its four ships vrs the federation fleet. ” commander tom mallery asked.

“Dont unestimate this man. He managed to come in to klingon space.  Ravage a secret outpost. Steal secret technology and get out. I am not counting on anything. ” Wesley said. 

“We have incoming.  “An andorian science officer said.  The fleet was ready.  

Vulcan ship 

Bridge

“Now in weapons range “ston reported. “Activate the dust cloud.”zarcan ordered.  The vulcan ships deployed the dust cloud. 

The cloud enveloped the fleet. “Captain. Sansors everything is down”the science officer reported.”dawn it!”wesley said. The vulcan ships opened fire on the star fleet ships.  

The vulcan flagship fired voleys of phasers at a frigate. Thr frigate was on fire. The lead ship imobilized three more ships. The vulcan ships did exstensive damage then moved on. 

The ships were in a cripled sate. An aditonal dust cloud enveloped the fleey. Zarcan had bigger fish to fry. He would suceed. 

U.s.s frontier 

“Captain’s log at the request of commodore robert Wesley, we are heading to join uo with a task force for the perpose of stopping the threat posed by sybok and the mystetious zarcan. “Warren said. 

Warren was not sure why sarah wanted him to come to her qurters.anything private could have been delt with in the brrfing room.he rang the chime.she opened the door. He saw a vulcan women he recognized. She was a midwife and live in nany. Why was she hear.it was not bring your governesses to the starship day. 

He saw a young girl playing with toy starship.  “Mommy made these. This is a new one. It is a kelvin class. It is dIigned for long range exploration and reserch missons. “She said.

“Yes i know. I have been abored one.”he said. She had a child. He never thought she might mary someone else. He looked froward to raising a family with her. “She is your child?”warren asked. “Yes her name is mya. “She said.

They used to talk about baby names.he had sugested myia for a girl. Why did she name her that? “You gave her a human name?”warren asked. “Her middle name is vulcan. ” she said. “Who is her farther?”warren asked. 

Then it doned on him. “Is she?”warren asked. “I was going to tell you. Then nero destroyed the old planet vulcan. I was confused. I was not sure what to do.”she said.

“Why did you run away from me?i fell in love with you as a logical vulcan. I did not care wich path you chose. I had seen you to the right of a kolinar master and to the left of a furengi. I would have suported whoever you chose to be. That was never in doubt.  Why did you not trust me?” ” he asked.

“I was confused. I had to get away. It was unfair. I know that now. I never finished kolinar. I got pregnant and left. Then i went to new vulcan. I have nothing to say in my defense. It was indefensible.  ” she said. 

” whatever you drcided i would have suported you a hundred and ten percent. ” he said. ” i was confused. I had to get away. I am sorry.”she said . “captain you are needed on the brdige.”palmer said. “Duty calls. “He said.

Bridge

He entered the bridge. “Sir the fleet was heavily damaged.  The vulcan ships got away. “Steve said. “Can we determine where they are going? “He asked. “At. Present course and speed they are on course for new vulcan. “Ilisia said. “Send to commodore Wesley request permission to pursue.  “The captain ordered. “We are given clearence to persue. “Palmer said.

“Helm set an intercept course.”the captain oredered. “Course plotted sir. “Oneil reported. “Engage.”he ordered. The frontier headed for the vulcan ship. 

The ships damaged by zarcan worked to repair there ships.they hoped to be able to go after zarcan. They had no idea what his plan was.it was not good. 

U.s.s frontier 

Bridge 

“The picture of the man called zarkan is found no where in the vulcan or federation data base. the name was popular before the reforms of surek. Mind lords used z in there first name. The last great vulcan dictator was named zarkan.he was overthrown right before surek’s reform took shape. It is no wounder someone would use his name. Zarkan is revered amoung those who want to return to pre surek age. ” sarah said.  

“I thought sybok was in charge of this group.  It seems that sybok os subvervient to this man. “Ilisia said. “It seams seams that zarkan is in charge. It seams that he is way more fanatical.  ” sarah said. 

Sarah may have revealed too much. She was not ready to reveal that she was once part of the group.  How will star fleet react. How will warren react? 

New vulcan

Federation embasy

“Ambassador fox.” sarek said.  “It is good to see you ambassor sarek. I wish it was under better circumstances.  A group of vulcans led by a man naimed zarkan stole experimental technology from the klingons . he is using that technology to wage a war on terror on the federation. It immobilized a task force led by commadore wesley.” the ambassador said.

“You said zarkan?” sarek asked. “I understand that a zarkan led the planet before surek transformed vulcan society. “Fox said. “Yes that is correct. “Sarek said. 

“What is it ambassador.  If i did not know better i would say you have seen a ghost! “Fox said. 

“Zarkan’s fate waa never revealed. He fled the capital but was never found. Some beleved he left the star system. Given our recent deelings with khan ,many believe that he may have been in some kind of suspended animation. ” sarek said.

“You believe that this man could be that zarkan? ” fox asked. “I cannot rule it out ambassador.  “Sarek said.”could this lead to a vulcan cival war ? Even cessation? “Fox asked. “Perhaps. Right now it is a smal faction. This is a precariousness time for my people and yours. ” sarek said.

Enterprise

The shartle Galileo lunched from the enterprise.  The shartle had spock and uhua. The shartle headed for new vulcan. 

End of part four 

Next up

Spock and uhua heading to new vulcan met trouble as they are chased by members of the pre surek faction. 

Sybok and zarkan disagre over how to wage this war. 

Legend of zarcan part three

“Captain’s log,unknown to star fleet and the federation,a paturn is emurging.a sinister master plan. A plot to create chaos to latet cteate a new order. “Waren said in his log.

“At the same time,a person from my past has rereentered my life. Her reemergence was unexpected.  Can we really heal from the wound of the past or some thngs best left to the past””he said.

Bridge

The turbo lift opened, the first officer enteted. Lt. Palmer saw sarah burgele. “Your a vulcan?”palmer asked. “My birth name is t’sarah cathuonu. No one can pronounce it.”she said.”you kept your maried name?”he said.”it was easier for others to pronounce and everyinr knows me as sarah burgele.”she told him. “It was only for expediency? “Warren asked. “Not totaly.”she said. 

“I see. “He said. “Reporting as ordered. “She said. “Welcome on bored. “He said.”thank you.i “she started to say before he cut her off. “Please of your going to say it is agreible to see me again please dont!”he said.

“Actually i was going to say i missed you. “She said. “Oh. I missed you too.”he said. Ilisia hugged her.steve shock her hand. “I was fairly certain you Two  would be hear. “She told them. “Someone has to keep him straght.”steve said. 

“Look i would like to meet with you in private. “He told Sarah. “Of course.”she said. “Should i tag along?”steve said. “That wont be necessary! You have the bridge.”he said.

They left. “The captian is not himself today. ” palmer said. “He is conflicted. Those two are a partnetship in every sense of the word. Either one would wilingly goves there livrs for the other. They have saved eachother multiple times. Some mountains are harder to climb. What you hear is hurt talking. Hurt and fear.”steve said. “Fear of what? ” palmer asked.”this all hapening again. Her going away and him being alone again “steve said. “Being a starship captian is a lonly life. ” lt. Oneal said. “That is his fear. He is afraid he cannot have both a carer and family. ” ilisia said.

Qurters of the captian. 

“Can i have a hug or is that too much emotion?” he asked. “Of course.”she said.  She huged him.he held on to her. He found her so soft. Yhe first time he huged herhe expected her to be roufh course. He was not expecting that.neither one wanted to leave. Finaly they sat down.

“Why did you leave me? I fell in love with you when you were logical. Bring emotional was never a prerequisites. I saw you more logical when surek and more enotional then humans. You shouls have trusted me!”he told her.”i know. I was confused. I did not know what to do. I swore i never intended to hurt her. I know  i did. “She said 

“You never did acheve kolinar?”she asked. “No i dont. I abandoned the program before nero struck vulcan.”she said. 

“I knew you were on rygal when it happened.  “Warren said. “Then we are still friends?”she asked.”that was never in doubt. ” he told her. 

“So do you have a theory who is involved in these theft of weapons?”warren asked. “I do. They are called the regresives. They reject surek’s reformation and advocate a return to pre surek vulcan culture. They are led by a vulcan named sybok. He is an energetic but dangerous man. He beleved in emotion not logic.” she said. 

“Why steal wepons ?”warren asked. “He was a philosopher.the drstruction of the home world may have pushed him off the edge. He is a pragmitist. He had a saying that desperate times called for desperate acts.  “She said. 

“Could his group become a doomsday cult?”he asked. “I cant rule it out. The incident with nero is a dificult even for the most disciplined anoung us. Even some kolinar masters are conflicted.”she said. 

“Your sure this is them? This could be pirates,orions? Others? Even conqured worlds inside the empire. ” he remarked.  “Im sure its vulcan disidents warren.”she said.  “Thats why your hear?”warren asked. “I want to help. I believe i can be of service. Drop by my qurters when you have a free seccond. “She told him. “Ok!”he answered.  

Near the site of the reserch station,khas and keraga floated in space. They waited ,hoping that someone would come. A qotek class attack ship came into the area. The two were quickly beemed back to the ship. 

Klingon vessel 

“Who was behind this attack?” general kord said on the screen.”i am not sure.  They had an agent within our crew. This was a carefully planed operation. “Khas said.

“What is the end goal  of this attack?”kord asked. “I believe to procure weapons and techology. I do not believe this was an attack directed at us. It was a meens to an end. ” khas said.

“No matter the motive, this was an act of war agenst the enpire. ” the general said. “I agree excellentcy. I would like to go after these people. “Khas said. 

“How far do you intend to go?”the general asked.  “As far as i have to general.  ” khas responded.  “Very well. I will place you in command of the tizrek. Qopla. “Kord said. The screen faded.

Khas knew what he had to do.he would do it. He would stop these attackers. It was an act of vengeance now. An act of hornor. He would stop these people no matter what it took. 

U.s.s fronter 

Bridge 

 “Now at the border. “Oneil reported. “All stop!” the captain ordered. “We are at all stop. ” steve reported. ” begin scan of the area. ” warren ordered. “Comancing scan.”sarah anonced.

“We are being hailed. It is from the Klingon vessel g’broth. “Lt. Palmer announced.  Warren got up from the command chair. “On screen Audrey.  ” warren ordered. The com officer activated the view screen. 

On the view screen displayed the image of the bridge of the Klingon potrol ship.  “This is captain waren burgele of the federation starship fronter.  ” warren said 

“I am captain kolek of the g’broth. Sate your reason for being this close to the border?” the Klingon commander demanded to know. 

“We are alarmed by the attack on your reserch outpost.  We fear that the situation might spil over in our space.  We want to be on the ready. ” warren informed his counterpart. 

“There was an incident. It has been dealt with. The situation is contaned. There is nothing to be concerned about. ” the commander said. “Then why contact me? We are well within our side of the border.  “Warren said.  “Humans enjoy meddling in every minutiae of the universe. This has nothing to do with you.  I just wanted to make that clear. ” the klingon commander said.

“Of cousrse captain.  Your mesege is clear. “Warren said. “Good. I just wanted to remind you.”he said.  The screen faded. 

“He is on edge!” warren said. “The Klingon dont like uncertainty.  ” sarah said. ” he is not the only one.”warren said. 

“Captain we have a level one shock wave. ” sarah said.  “Back us off!” warren ordered. The ship tried to move the ship away.  A large dust cloud hit the potrol ship. The Klingon vessel was serounded. The vulcan vessel fired on the klingon warship. The warship was cripled. The three orther klingon vessels were also cripled.

“Do we stay on to the federation? “Xon asked. “Not yet pilot. Destroy those ships!” zarcan ordered. “Sir! These ships are cripled. There is no need to destroyvthese ships. ” sybok said.”the universe must know that there is a new power rising. Folow my orders. ” zarcan said. ” no this is wrong. “Sybok said.  Zarcan took out a klingon dusruptor and aimed it at tpring. “Folow my orders or die. Your choice.  ” sybok said. 

The vulcan vessel fired on the Klingon ships. The orther ships also fired on the klingon ships. There were multiple  explosions. The vulcan ships mantain course for the federation border.

On the screen the fronter crew watched the event. “The entire patrol fleet was destoyed. ” sarah reported. “What could have done that?” elisia asked . “i sumise that this was one of the technology at the reserch post. “Sarah said.

“Can you identify the vesses?”warren asked. “Vessels are a retrofitted combat ship used by unaffiliated pirates. “Sarah said. “Vessel are heading for the border.  ” oneal said. 

“Plot intercept! ” warren ordered.steve ploted an intercept course. “Hail the lead ship! “Warren ordered. Palmer hailed the ship.  

Vulcan lead ship

Bridge 

“We are being hailed. “The com oficer said. “No response.  I do not recognize any entity but my own.”zarcan said.

“No response! “Palmer said. ” we cannot outrun them. “Ilisia said. “I know that. I cant let them enter federation space unhindered.  ” the captain said.

“They are now in federation space.  ” sarah said. “Intercept!”waren said.the fronter went after the ships. The frontier opened fire. The warships kept going. 

“We are being hailed.  “Palmer reported. “On screen. ” the captain ordered. The screen turned on. The bridge crew was shocked to see vulcans in the bridge.

Warren was shocked as well.  Sarah had been right. How much did she know? How much was she holding back? Whose side was she on. Could she be trusted totaly. Was her liyalties devided.would she side with the federation if push came to shove. Would she side with him. What would he do if she was not? 

Sarah recognized manny on the bridge. She was shocked to see sybok in a subservient role. She could not imagine sybok not in charge. He was larger then life to her. This charismatic visionary.  Now he seemed religated to seccond fiddle or worst.

She did not recognize the man in charge. There were others as well.she knew xon.sge knew tpring and ston and others. Who was the man in charge? 

“To whom am i adressing?” waren asked. ” i am zarcan emparor of all vulcans.  My people have lost there way. Our home world destoyed. They are sheep with no shepered. That will soon change. ” zarcan said.

“This is federarion space.  You have conmited multiple acts of agresson against the klingon empire. ” waren said.

“It waa necessary.  I am at war with meritocracy.  I neee weapons. Better in my hands then in the klingons.”zarcan said.

“A vulcan.  You are quute attractive.”zarcan said.”i am t’sara. ” she said. “It is a pleasure to meet you. ” he said. “What is your intentions? ” warren asked. “Oh are you still talking?  “Zarcan said in a tone of disrespect.  

“I am the senior officer of this sector sir.  “Warren said. “I do not recognize the federation. I plan on having new vulcan leaving the federation.  My intensons are my own. ” zarcan said.

“Are you at war with the federarion? “Warren asked. “It is not certain. Stay out of my way and i will have no issue with you. If you do interfear i will sqash you like a bug.” zarcan said.

The screen faded.  The ships went on. “What do we do? ” oneil asked. “We cant stop them. Let um go. Keep a close eye on them. Get me star fleet command. We. Need to mobilize.  “He said.

“Who was that man?” ilisia asked. “I have no idea. I have never seen him before. “Sarah said.

Warren thought to himself. A new player. Who was this man? Where did he come from? How did he rise to the leadership of these regressive?  He presented an uncertain element in all this. 

How did sarah fit into all of this?he suspected she was holdubg back.her knowledge if thus group was more then just a hobby. He suspected she may have been a member of this group.  Could she stil be a member. Coukd she be a sleaper cell member. He had no idea. 

Planet new vulcan. 

“Ambassador sarek. ” an aid said.  “Yes!” sarek said. “Sir.ambassador fox had requested that you come to the embasy. He says it is urgent. ” an aid said.  “Inform him i am on my way. ” sarek said. “That is strange. ” soval said. 

“It is unusual.  The ambassador is a bit enigmatic.  ” sarek said.”many human diplomats are. ” sarek said. 

End of part three. 

Quizmaster the conclusion

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. 

U.s.s Lexington

Bridge 

“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. 

The end

Robert wesly will return. 

“Zarcan”

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. 

The quizmaster part six 

U.s.s Lexington

Bridge 

 ” Lexington’s log commander dylen Baker reporting. We are waiting for the commadore to return. We are holding position near the devos nebula. We have not heard anything from the shartle or the commadore. 

Bridge 

“The quizmaster is increasing  his attacks. The u.s.s Richmond was destroyed. Talon schooters. “Logen reported. ” we can’t stay hear forever.” Donaldson said.”,we will stay hear for another hour . If we don’t hear form hear after that we will head back . ” Baker said. The bridge crew said. “We have incoming. Sir it’s the shartle.”Donaldson said.

The shartle came in. The Lexington tracturd the shartle into the hanger bay. The bay opened. The craft was brought in. The tractor beam was disengaged once it entered the bay. Commadore Wesley landed it on its own power. The shartle landed in its designated birth. The vessel landed.

The commadore excited the craft. He was greated by his first officer. “I was beginning to worry.”Baker said.”what dylen you don’t want a promotion?”Wesley asked.,”all that paper work? No thanks.”Baker said.”I can’t blame you there .”,Wesley said.”the situation I’m the x zone is getting worse. Ships loyal to the quizmaster are unleashing the talon schooters on our ships. The royal sovereign and Richmond have been destroyed. “Baker said.”crap! “Wesley said.

“Did you get any thing on rissa?”Baker asked. “I did. It seems that the quizmaster is doing the bidding of a defrocked senator named rozek.the quizmaster is following a program that was rejected by the Senate. The plan is a multi faceted plan designed to destabilise the federation. The plan includes raids and biological weapons. The plan was seen as too costly.tbepreayor prefered a more military style solution. It seams that the quizmaster is acting on his own without the romulan government.”the commadore said.

“I can assume that the bio attacks are coming soon!”Baker said.”that is my thought as well . We don’t have a lot of time.”Wesley said.”if this playbook is from a romulan plan,what is the quizmaster’s end game?”Baker asked.”I don’t know. He does not strike me as an Alexander the great type. Maybe he is. He was a pirate a drug dealer a thug. Now I don’t know. I am not sure he knows. “Wesley said.” Is rozek still pulling his strings?”Baker asked.”that I don’t know. Rozek was exiled form the empire. If he is still in the picture of even still alive is not known. Unfortunately there are a lot of unknown in all this. Too many for my taste but that is how it goes. “Wesley said. 

Lexington

Bridge 

“Set course for the x zone. “Commadore Wesley ordered. “Course plotted .”nevaigator tonner said. The Lexington went to warp. The ship was off.

U.ss Columbus 

Bridge 

Spock looked over the data from the probe. Spock was highly skilled and open to inginuity. Spock looked over the data. The gateway was a vast tunnel like network. “Keptin,I am detecting the presence of mines in federation space. The mines are old style Romulin but they have been refitted with talons. “Ensign checov said.”are you sure ?”beach asked.”are you questioning me sir?”checov asked. “No of course not ! ” Beach said.

“They are planing to quietly divide the federation. A kind of divide and conquer strategy or even a divide and destroy perhaps.”Harold said. ” It would appear so.”spock said. “We are facing an imminent invasion?” Beach asked. “Perhaps not an invasion but certainly an imminent attack. ” Spock said. 

“What do we do ?”Harold asked. “Send to Star fleet command priority one. Use general order 00. ” Spock ordered. The com officer acknowledgd the order. “Are you sure this warrants the zero zero designation?”beach said.”I believe it does. ” Spock said. 

USS defient

Bridge

“Sir,detecting incoming message,the Lexington is coming in . They have Informstion.the commadore is calling an urgent meeting.”the com officer said.”understood!”blare said. 

U.s.s Lexington

Conference room 

“Our mission is clear. The federation is in jeopardy. The quizmaster’s is planing a gurilla war and bio attacks. The gurilla war is In full force.i suspect that the bio attack is coming. “Wesley said. “What do we do now ?” Blare asked. ” I want to organize a total blockade of this area. I want patrol of the area. Star fleet is ending more ships to the reigion.our goal is to stop this plot.i suspect that this is the beginning of a plot to cause the overthrow of the federation. If this succeeds it will only get worse. That is why we have to be on the top of our game. “Welsh said. 

The door opens ,an aid went over to the admiral. He wisperd to him.they went back and forth. Then the aid left. The commadore returned to the table.”the USS Columbus discovered the gateway technology used by the quizmaster. They discovered secret mines. Star fleet command has envoked code 00. We are now in a sate of emergency.  “Wesley said.

“If they are working on the device part ,they must be near ready to work on the conquer part.”blare said.”that is my thought as well.we have to assume that the bio weapons are in play.” Wesley said.”what will they use to transport the contagion?” One of the captian asked.” Tankers cargo ships. It is probably hidden in real cargo. ” Blare commented. ” We will search all non Star fleet ships we come across. No exceptions.” Wesley ordered.

After a while the commadore ended the meeting.those in attendance got up form the confrence table. This was a highly unusual situation. While the odds of the quizmaster’s plan working were not good. The odds of a virus getting out were not that good. Any attack could be demoralizing.any empire opposed to the federation could and probably would take advantage of the situation. This was a precarious situation. 

The area nicknamed the x zone was sealed off. It was heavily paroled by Star fleet. Other ships potroled the area. The reigon became an armed camp. Searches of ships began in droves. While so far nothing was found out of the ordinary.it spread fear.  That was what the quizmaster wanted. It was working.

Quizmaster’s ship

Bridge 

” The federation has fully mobilized in the area. The fleet has sealed it off.they are on full alert. “The henchman reported.”good! Then we can proceed with the next phase of the plan. Today the universe changes. Today we begin again! We spread chaos. We destroy so that can once again create. We will create in our image. We will do it now!” The quizmaster said.

The freighter Montana was a freighter that transported suplies to new colonies. The vessel had operated for 25 years. In the transport business,the Montana was legindary. A month before the first attack, the Montana was captured by alies of the quizmaster. The crew was replaced. The freighter took on real cargo. They made deliveries. No one suspected anything was off. The quizmaster used romulan surgical alterations techniques. They were a kind of sleeper cell. The ship was waiting . 

The ship got clearance to proceed. The freighter headed to the planet Alton four. The planet was heavily populated.the toxin was a metagenic weapon. The virus would kill all the population of a planet. The attack would be devisating. The freighter was off. 

Lexington

Bridge 

“The fleet has begun to search ships in the vicinity of the zone. “Lucy said. “The ships has not found anything yet.”Donaldson said. “I am sure  a bio weapon is out there. ” Wesley said. All of a suden a combat ship came out of no where. The vessel opened fire on the Lexington. The Lexington returned fire. The combat ship returned fire. It was commander by the quizmaster himself. The battle was on.

End of part six. 

To be concluded.
 

The quizmaster part five 

U.s.s Columbus 

Bridge.

The Columbus was a scientific research vessel. The misson of the Columbus was to investigate am alien conduet technology. A gateway.this conduet was discovered before the quizmaster began his reign of terror. Now that it as learned that the quizmaster was using this gateway,it was a bigger priority. 

“Are you certain that the network is the same as the one used by pirate known as the quizmaster?”spock who was temporarily in command of the Columbus asked.”yes sir I am.it is the same design .The component are very similar.”science officer beach reported.”I agree.”of arex reported.

“I suspect that the conduet network was left behind by an ancient race.perhaps a trade route of some kind.”spock commented.”it stands to reason that the aliens who built the network are gone. This could be a legacy of a forgotten race.” Beach remarked. 

“How did the quizmaster learn about this? “Lt. Herold asked.”the legends are well-known on alien world’s. It is similar to by an mythology.” Arex said.” Many myths have roots in reality. They are usually just fanciful exaduations. “Spock said.

“If the network is interconnected,could it lead us to the quizmaster?” Harold asked.” I believe it could lautanent. I suggest we get on it.” Spock said.the crew agreed. They got right to work. 

Rissa

Commadore Robert Wesley had subdued the bolien who tried to kill him.he got access to a device that could lead a clue into all this. He ran as fast as he could. He worked hard to get to the shartle.although he was in his early fifties,he was still fit. He worked hard to stay in shape. Although his wife enjoyed teasing him,he succeeded. 

He preferred not to land the shartle so far away,he feared that the forces loyal to the quizmaster might capture it or destroy it. He did not want to to be stranded hear. Right now as the long as the craft was in fact.he had a fighting chance.that was all that mattered. 

The planet Risa was non aligned world.to aliens it was known as an intergalactic resort planet.A pree federation starship Enterprise visited the planet during there first year in deep space. The federation had some diplomatic contact with rissa.some believed rises would one day become a federation member . The planet was frequented by people of less then repute including the Orion syndicate. There is some conservative elements inside the federation that had objection to the planet on moral grounds. for now it was an independent world. To Wesley it was a dangerous one. 

Wesley kept on running. He hoped to get to the shartle soon. He needed to get that device to the Lexington. The sooner it could be analyzed perhaps the sooner they could work to stop the quizmaster. 

He came upon a group of aliens. He tried to act natural.were they simply guest or were they alies of the quizmaster?  The commadore tried to keep moving. They saw what he was up to. They walked closer to him.”going somewhere?”the lead alien said.”actually I am. Last I checked this is a free planet?”the commadore remarked. ” I have always believed that might makes right!”the alien said. “You believe you have the might?,”the commadore remarked.”everything I see Indicates that I do. ” The lead alien asked. 

Wesley hit the lead alien. He pushed the alien into the crowd. He ran on. They fired on him. He fired back. He wished that the shartle has its own transporter but it did not. He ran as fast as he could. His survival instinct kicked in. He kept on going. 

He fired his phaser. He stunned one of the aliens. He stunned another one.he kept on fireing. He had to dodge a series of fire. Wesley suspected that these were just petty thugs.he was pretty sure that they were just being a pain and were not aligned with the quizmaster. He stunned another and another. It just left the lead.

He power drive the lead thug. The two wrestled . Wesley knocked him out. Then he stunned him.he took there weapons.he tied them up. Then he moved on and continued to walk to the craft. He knew that this was only going to get harder from hear. The quizmaster was going to get more desperate and more determined. Wesley decided to be more refined and more determined. He was going to be strong.he was going to outwit and outlast the quizmaster and his ilk. 

Wesley may be older but he was not going to be outdone by the likes of the quizmaster. Not now not ever.he was an old dog but the old tricks still worked.he was not going anywhere. The quizmaster would be stopped. The commadore would make sure of that. 

Quizmaster ‘s ship

“Is the commadore in custody?”the quizmaster asked.”not yet!” The lead henchman said.”make sure it happened. The commadore must be taken out of the way. His continued presence threatens my entire plans. I want him eliminated figurtivley or literally.i do not care witch!”the quizmaster said. “I will communicate that to our people sir.” Durona said.”good!See that you do!” The quizmaster said. 

The quizmaster found himself viewing weary of this human captain named Wesley. He  believed that the crippling of the federation was essential for his plan to work. Without the collapse of the federation the plan would fail.despite the objection,he went after the federation. Then with the federation out of the way he could further into his plan for the future. He believed all he had to do was endure this phase. Then he could do what he really wanted to do. He would. 

The crew knew that he was annoyed. They knew that they would be on a short leash until Wesley was defeated. They got to work. They were nervous. The quizmaster was iretible. He was prone to mood swings. He was usualy unstable any ways but especially now. He was really unpredictable now. They knew to get results and fast. Before he became really upset.no one wanted that. 

U.s.s defient

Bridge 

“Sir! U.ss royal sovereign was destroyed.it was ambushed. They were taken out by talons. Captian Saunders and the crew got to escape pods.casulties were light. ” The com officer reported.”dawn it. They are getting more and more bold” captian blare said.”they think they are wining!”the first officer said.” I know they do but they are not.  I assure you.”the captian said.”you think Wesley is OK?”the first officer asked.”Bob can think on his feet.in will take more then this quizmaster to bring hi down.”blare said.

Rissa

Bob wesly neared the shartle. He saw a group of Orion’s.they were not hear the shartle. They were close enough.he suspected that they were not involved in the plot. On this planet those who were not for you were proagainst you one way or another. He had to get pass them. One way or another he would . 

Wesley quiet ly walked towards the shartle. He knew how to walk in a clendestine manner.he knew how to be stealtfully. He had his phaser ready. He was preparing to go to the shartle. He hoped he could make it there and fast. He ran to the craft.

He ran into the craft.he ran to the pilots chair. The craft lifted off. One of the thugs loyal to the quizmaster took out a service to space mistle lucher.it fired a projectile in the direction of the shartle. Wesley veered away. The craft just missed the mistle.the mistake exploded. The craft did take some of the debate but came though it largely unscafed. The shartle made it to open space. He knew it was. It over. Not by a long schot. He was still in the game. That was something. Wesley believd he would make it the rest of the way. 

The startle headed for the lexingron.it would take a whilethe startle did not have warp.wesley went at maximum impulse.

End of part five.

The quizmaster part four 

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.

Obital station. 

“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. 

Hitalla command

“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.

Capital city

“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.

Lexington

Bridge 

“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. 

Quizmaster’s ship

“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. 

Planet rissa 

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. 

Quizmaster’s ship

Bridge 

“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.