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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 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. 

 

The quizmaster part three

“Commadore’s log,I have been placed in Command of a task force assigned to shut down the terrorist activities of one called the quizmaster. we are setting up check points and patrols. It is unclear where he will strike but we know he will. ” Wesley said.

Bridge

U.s.s Lexington

“This is what we believe to be the target zone! “Science officer Donaldson said. “You could be wrong?” Commander baker asked. “Yes its possible. I suspect that the quiz master will attempt to destabilize out outor rim. I doubt he will try a full fledge invasion of the federation. He may have a gerila war in mind. This area is largely undeveloped. He may believe we might pull out under enough pressure. ” Donaldson said. 

“This is assuming that the quizmaster is acting alone!”security chief Becky Parton said. There is no evidence of state sponsorship. “Donaldson said. Let’s keep speculation to a minimum. ” The commadore suggested. The science officer called up a list of bases and planets in the area. ” I just wish I knew where he was going to strike next!” Wesley remarked.

The Lexington was was on patrol.  The ship formed a chain around this region.all of the ships kept in constant contact with the Lexington. So far nothing out of the ordinary had occured. 

Quuzmaster,s ship.

“The federation has begun to fortify there outor rim. ” Valeria said. “They know that the attack on the star base was only the beginning. They know that we will keep going. They have no idea where we will attack. I know that it is gnawing at the commadore. Humans vailure all life. This will keep him up at night. He knows I’m coming! ” The quizmaster said.

“Will this plan work? We are taking some very big risk. “Qorzan said. “We have to. This plan requires us to be brave. We have to go big! I know it will work. We must work hard. We must do what the unthinkable,the impossible and the inpropible. We hit and we hit him again. We keep coming. We don’t give up. ” The quuzmaster said. The crew on the bridge agreed with there leader. They were now ready for the next phase of the plan. The plan that would change everything. 

Suply convoy

USS repulse 

Bridge 

“Captain! Incoming message from commadore Wesley. The sector is on high alert. They recommend we speak safe harbor. ” The com tech said. “Acknowledged. Helm turn us back!” The captain ordered. “Captain Spencer Drake said. ” The convoy attempted to turn back. 

 “Detecting energy surge. It is right on top of us!” The science officer said. “Shields up! Red alert! ” Captain Drake ordered. A kind of gateway in space opened up. A large combat ship excited the gateway. The repulse fired the first shot. The combat ship fired talons at the destroyer Colorado. The talons cut though the ship. The talons then exploded. The combat ship hen hit the Colorado with phasers. 

“Colorado reports several decks are on fire on the Colorado. Captain ayoto is dead. First officer mcgovin has taken over. “The com officer reported. ” Order the Colorado to retreat. “Captain Drake ordered. 

The Colorado struggled to get away. The repulse tried to cover the Colorado. The combat ship tried to get to the wounded ship. The repulse and Thomas pain fired on the warship. “Detecting another energy field. “The science officer reported. The field opened up. Two more combat ship excited the gateway. One of the ships hit a light cruiser. The light cruiser was hit. The repulse hit the combat ship with a massive berrage of phasers. The combat ship unleashed Mitch havok in the system.

The patrol ship tried to protect the suply ships. The patrol ships were attempting to erect a wall to protect the suply vessels from hostiles. The hostiles were relentless.  Other side’s caught hard. The combat ships were trying to chip away the wall made by the patrol ships.”we have another gateway forming!” The science officer said. A gateway opened up. A small pod came though. 

The pod emitted a jamming device! The device then knocked out shields on one of the suply ships. There was massive transports. Several supplies were beamed away. All of the supplies were non military. The jaming device vanished. The combat ships withdrew . The combat ships returned to the gateway. The gateway was gone.

Lexington

 Bridge 

“We are sure that the supplies were non military?” Wesley asked. “Mostly tools, environmenle equipment and seeds. Mostly starter pacts for be colonies. ” Donaldson said. “They wanted it badly. Go over this Donaldson,becky. I want answers. ” Wesley said. ” Commadore the hitalla colony is under attack. ” Lucy hogin reported. ” Alright. Head for the planet. Maximum warp. Order all ships to head for the planet as well!” Wesley ordered. 

End of part three. 

The quizmaster part two.

” commodore’s log,what we believed was a distress call from a cargo vessel may have been a diversion. The attack may have been to lure us away from there true target, star base 47. All attempts to contact the the base have failed. This is a grave concern to me. I am pulling all the stops to get there as soon as possible.” Wesley said. 

I am still detecting life signs. There is evidence of massive damage.”science officer Donaldson reported. “Detecting three vessels. All known designs used by pirates. We are now in weapons range.” Navigator tonner said. “Open fire!” The captian ordered. The Lexington fired phasers and photon torpedoes struck the nearest warship. The Lexington tried not to give time for the vessel to react. 

The Lexington was hit. The Lexington quickly fired back on the war ship. The base itself also hit back on the warship. ” We have an incoming vessel. “Donaldson reported. “Can you identify the ship?”Wesley asked. “Sir it’s the defiant!” Donaldson reported. 

The defiant imidietly joined the fray. They fired a massive volley of phasers and photon torpedoes at the nearest warship. The Lexington shifted to two other nearby attack ships. The defiant then followed up and fired I. The warship. 

“Yorktown,Potemkin,and hood have arrived . They have already begun to be fire on the hostiles.” Donaldson reported. “Hit that lead ship Mr. Tonner. Spare no expense!”the commadore remarked. The Lexington fired a series of phasers blast followed up by photon torpedoes. The leadship was heavily damaged in key places. “Vessels are attempting to withdraw!” Donaldson reported. “Stay on um Mr. Braden! “Wesley ordered. The Lexington continued to Persue the leadship. The warship lunched a non incidiary mine. Star fleet corps of engineers had Nick named it a stinkbomb. The device mominterily blocked sensors. It was designed for ships to stage a get away. “They are gone right?” Wesley asked. “I am afraid so sir!”donaldson said. 

The commadore slammed his first on the command chair’s arm chair. “Sir! We are getting a message. Text only. Unknown source. ”  Com officer Lucy hogen reported. “Let’s hear it! “The commadore ordered. ” Who was behind the attack on s.b 47?” Hogen said. ” The quizmaster!”Wesley said.

Star base 47

The star base was a remote base out post on the edge of the federation. It was near non aligned space. It was a port of call,center of trade and vanguard for scientific research. It also served as a command post for the sector. The attack left sections of it in shambles. The station suffered casualties as well as damage to the property. Several more ships arived to offer aid . This included the medical ship murcy. The ships instantly sent aid. 

Conference room.

“I’m of. Collen archer. Acting commanding officer. Commadore neztbit is dead.”she said. “I am sorry to hear that Lt. The commadore was a friend of mine. I am saddened by her death. “Wesley remarked. ” Thank her sir. We are all sadened by her loss. “She said.

The door swished opened. Captian Thomas blare of the u.s.s defiant entered. “I owe you big time!”Wesley said. “Don’t worry about it! I am glad I can help. “Blare said. ” It was much appreciated Tom! “He said. 

After everyone arived,the commadore called the meeting to order. Everyone shaped to attention. “Lucy do you have star fleet command?” Wesley asked.” I do sir!”she responded. On his order,she turned on the   view screen. On the screen. Displayed the image of admiral komack.

“Admiral! Will you brief us on the information you have accumulated?”the commadore asked. “Yes Bob. Star fleet believed that the mastermind of he attack on SB 47 was someone who calls himself the quizmaster. He has in the past been involved in raids against the federation,romulan and Klingons and others. ” The admiral said.

“His real name is kruzok amnon.There were reports that he had been arrested by the romulan. His last known whereabouts were a romulan labor camp on omzeta 7. ” The admiral added.

“His previous raids were acts of piracy. This raid was a terrorist attack . ” Captian Derek eagon of u.s.s Yorktown commented. ” That is our conclusion as well. Perhaps his incarceration has altered his life goals.”komack said.” Could he be a romulan agent now?” Blare asked. ” At this point,we cannot rule it in or out. This whole area will now be on high alert. All bases,ships and planets will take all pro cautions. I want a task force set up with the goal of stoping the quimaster. Commadore Wesley will head this up. This is a top priority!” The admiral said. 

Commadore Wesley knew that this would not be an easy task. This appeared to be a declaration of war on the federation by the quizmaster. Wesley knew that the quizmaster would not stop. He had to be stopped. Bon Wesley was the man to do it. 

Wesley bit his lower lip. “We will get the job done admiral. ” Wesley assured him. “I know you will. We will keep In touch Starfleet out. ” The admiral said. The image faded. The screen was deactivated. Wesley then dismissed the asambly. 

Everyone got up. Captain blare went over to Wesley. ” This won’t be easy Bob! I have a feeling that this quizmaster is ten steps ahead of us. “Blare remarked. “No one is perfect. Tom he will mass up. When he does,we will get him. ” Wesley said. ” Bob you never change. Always so confident!” Blare said. “I am. I won’t roll over and play dead. Not for anyone especially not this quizmaster! Not on my watch! ” Wesley said. “Still trying to prove your not obsolete? ” Blare asked. “If I’m obsolete so are you !” He said. True!” Blare responded. ” I have nothing against him Kirk or his generation but you and I still have something to offer. ” Bob said. ” I don’t disagree. Let’s go get him!” He said.” You got it!” Bob said.

End of part two.

Notes

This is set after “the ultimate computer but before “the tholien web”. The name of the captian of the defient was not given In “the tholien web or “in a mirror darkly”. The name comes from the star trek Novak’s published by pocket books. I decided to use the name. 

The quiz master

Location u.s.s Lexington

Quarters of commadoreRobert Wesley.

“I am glad you let mom and I come with live with you on the Lexington.” His 11 year old daughter Katie told him. “This is on a trial bases for now! Let’s see how it goes. ” the commadore said. “I know! We missed you!” Katie said. “I missed both of you. It is good to have you two hear. ” he said.

“I am glad to be hear. I am hoping you will let me move that mounted Klingon animal out of the bed room. It kinda gives me the creeps. ” his wife Julie said. “I went on a hunt with a Klingon general . we captured the animal. It stooed a war!” He said. “I know.you have told me the story often. I am proud of that too. I just would rather admire it from afar. ” she said. The commadore laughed. “OK!” He said.

“Bridge to commadoreWesley!” The first officer commander baker said. “Its never ends!” He said. “I see that. ” he said. “I can see that.”Julie said. He went over to a com unit. He activated the unit. ” go ahead!”he said.

“Captain we are receiving a distress call. It is from the cargo vessel sudberry. They are under attack by pirates. ” the comm officer reported. “Let me guess Jim kirk and the enterprise are too far away.” Wesley remarked.”we are the closest sir. “Executive officer baker reported.

” very well. Have the helm officer alter course. Then inform the sudberry that we are on our way. ” the commadore ordered. “Acknowledged on both counts. ” the exo said.”I will be right up!”he reported. “Understood” the first officer said. 

“I really need to go to the bridge!” He told his wife. ” I remember the routine. “Julie said.” OK! I will be back as soon as I can.”he told her. “I know that.” She said. 

Julie had been a star fleet yeoman on bored u.s.s constitution. That was when she met Bob Wesley. When her term was up,she opted not to reenlist. While there was no star fleet regulation for officers not to fratinize with enlisted,it was not considered a good idea. She never intended to make star fleet a carer. Sense they married she decided her time between mantilies and the Lexington. 

In Manny ways there were two Robert Wesley. The public and private.the public was no nonsense. He kept everything very professional.he was buttoned up.he was known to be stoic. He was always focused on the task at hand. The private Wesley was still serious but did let down his hair a bit. 

On the bridge the helm officer altered course. The Lexington was on course for the freighter. While trade routes inside the federation were safe. Areas outside was not. Star fleet heavily potriled there trade routes. Most pirates did not dare target the federation trade routes but outside was a different story. 

Bridge 

“Now in range!” The science officer reported. “Visuel!” The commadore now on the bridge ordered. The com officer activated the view screen. On the screen was a large combat ship. “Vessel is a retrofit of a war ship used by the geridins.vessel has seven photon lunchers. Four photon lunchers and talon schoter area.” The science officer reported. 

“Target the vessel!” The commadore ordered. The helm officer adjusted the targeting sansors. “Target acquired!” The helmsman anounced.”fire!” Wesley ordered. 

The Lexington fired a full volley of phasers and photon torpedoes at the combat ship. The combat ship was struck. The ship had advanced shielding. The ship held together. The freighter tried to evade the pirates. The Lexington tried to run interference for the freighter. The vessel had a maximum speed of warp six. The Lexington fired everything it had at the warship.

The cargo ship was behind the Lexington.the Lexington provided a wall for the freighter. The Lexington refused to let the combat ship get to the freighter. “Order the hostile to back off!” The commadore ordered. “Sending!” The comm tech reported. 

“Vessel is not responding!” The com officer reported. “Vessel is not powering down!” The science officer reported. “Captain I believe I can jam there shields long enough to get a photon torpedo though. ” the navigator suggested. ” do it!” Wesley ordered.

The navigator activated aa jamming device. The device was designed to block the shield. It canceled out the single that shielded part of the ship from impact. The helm fired the phasers. The phasers pumalled the ship. The Lexington fired several more volleys as well. “Order the ship to stand down!” Wesley ordered. The comm officer sent the mesege. The warship did not respond. 

The Lexington sent a photon torpedo. The torpedo hit the ship. The ship was wounded. The ship suddenly the ship exploded. “The vessel did not lunch esape pods.” The science officer said. 

“Captain I have list contact with star base 45. ” the comm officer said. “Dawn it! Order all ships to head for the base. Navigator head for the base. Advise the sudberry to head for a safe harbor. ” Wesley ordered. “Course laid in !” The navigator reported. “Engage!” He ordered. 

The Lexington went to high warp. The vessel tried to get to the base as fast at it could. The commadore feared that it might be too late.

End of part one.