The Plot Lines
USS ADVENTURE - Title: Honor Above All.
the Klingon Border, a vortex opens sending forth a lone Vendoth
Battlecruiser. Immediately, it detects and destroys a cloaked Klingon
patrol ship. In a desperate battle for honor on both sides, the Klingon
Empire is thrust into a battle with an enemy far more cunning and
dangerous than they have ever fought before. Enter the Adventure, and
with it a race to stop the Vendoth from destroying the strongest ally
the Federation holds.
RUTLEDGE - When the Vendoth fleet was exiting the Vortex for Earth,
they discovered that a well-armed Tzenkethi ambassadorial fleet was en
route to Earth
as well and that
its presence could prove very crucial in the upcoming battle.
Vendoth decided to analyze these beings and dispatched a vessel back
into the Vortex, along a small offshoot. This offshoot lead to the
Tzenkethi/Cardassian/Federation conflict zone in the year 2345 and was
only large enough for a single Scout.
scout began menacing Tzenkethi starships in an effort to deplete the
ambassadorial fleet of the future and gather data on the Tzenkethi to
take home. The Rutledge, very near Tzenkethi space at the time, was
against the Vendoth ship. It was discovered that the Vendoth had
learned of a quantum fissure near Tzenketh (undetectable by mid-24th
century Federation or Tzenkethi tech) that could be expanded to swallow
thus eliminating the fleet's problem. The Rutledge must then somehow stop the expansion
of the fissure.
SWIFTFIRE - The Swiftfire is hunting for secret Marquis bases to
possibly use as hidden bases to strike from, when a strange vortex
opens nearby. Three strange ships emerge; one the size of an Intrepid
class starship, the other two at the size of a Romulan Warbird. The
Swiftfire is heavily damaged when the ships attack without warning. The
Swiftfire limps deeper into the Badlands to lose the ships and
succeeds. But the Swiftfire can't hide forever.
USS EXCALIBUR - Title: Deux Ex Machina
encounters USS Powell adrift and derelict in
The recon party discovers Federation, Klingon and Romulan bodies on
board. Contacting Starfleet Command with the information, Excalibur is
directed to pick up an 'advisor' at a previously unknown asteroid. The
'advisor' is an operative of Discreet High Technology Systems (DHTS) who it will turn out are the independent
contracted administrators of Hawking Station orbiting the planet of The Guardian of Forever.
USS Powell was the Starfleet destroyer assigned to defend Hawking
Station and its loss in space light years out of its patrol sector is a
mystery. More mysterious, the databanks are nearly wiped clean. The
thing left is an image of an unknown alien vessel in the final
moments of its attack on the Powell.
The DHTS advisor leads Excalibur to the planet of the Guardian of Forever (kept under
wraps since its discovery by USS Enterprise NCC 1701).
There, they find Hawking Station personnel all dead and three unknown
alien vessels in orbit. The alien vessels attack and capture Excalibur. They introduce
as Vendoth, the new masters of this galaxy. They are separated from the
main invasion force and will use the Guardian of Forever to alter or
wipe out the histories of the worlds in the Milky Way Galaxy.
USS ENDEAVOR - The Calm Before The Storm
investigating an archaeological settlement on the planet Belarus III,
Captain Sickle and the crew of the USS Endeavor begin to decipher the
history of an alien race who once inhabited the region. This mysterious
race had apparently come from another galaxy and had been in this area
for hundreds of years, and for an unknown reason, suddenly died out.
Further investigation leads the captain to believe that there may still
be a settlement alive, but dying, somewhere outside Federation
territory. The USS Endeavor races to help them, only to discover that
the true condition of the aliens is not what they expected. An
explosive encounter leads to the realization that the Alpha Quadrant is
once again in danger of entering a deadly war with an aggressor like
they have never seen before!
USS COURAGEOUS - The Galaxy's Pyre
synopsis: The Courageous, while en route to the Borderlands (the region
of space that encompasses the Delta Quadrant and Beta Quadrant), picks
up a distress signal from a Federation ship where there shouldn't be
any. It turns out to be the USS Galaxy, the prototype ship on which the
Courageous's new technology was built on. It had disappeared 7 years
earlier in a disastrous transwarp experiment.
The Galaxy is stuck within a nebula
with strange electromagnetic and gravimetric properties. The Courageous
enters the nebula to salvage the ship and locate survivors, only to
find there are no survivors. But there are intruders present, a
heretofore unknown alien race. Apparently they're bent on salvaging the
transwarp drive for their own purposes.
nebula in which the Galaxy is trapped in almost evens the playing
field. Most technology is ineffectual, tricorders, transporter sensors,
etc. Still, the Vendoth, as they turn out to be, are brutally
effective in holding off the Marines sent to capture/stop them. Options
dwindle as Captain Johnson struggles to recapture the lost ship and
prevent the Vendoth from escaping with their newfound knowledge.
USS PROVIDENCE - The Better Part Of Valor (Tentative
single Vendoth scout ship is chasing a small shuttle. The shuttle is
piloted by an inhabitant of a planet in the Beta Quadrant, called
Selerus. While continuing a survey of the Beta Quadrant, the PROVIDENCE
receives a distress call from the Seleri shuttle pilot and Captain
Stuart and his crew come to his aid and find themselves engaged in a
battle for their very lives.
USS CANTABRIAN - USS Cantabrian - Title (Working): Howl
Vendoth strike the sparse Starfleet forces hammering out a peace treaty
between the Steranmio Alliance and the Pilmarian Union of Planets, and
the experimental hybrid support starship Determination crashes
Bolian colony. After the crash, Lieutenant Milami Thall the freshly
promoted Chief Engineer of the Cantabrian struggles not only to repair
the Determination to minimal escape velocity levels but also to sew
up relations with her family and potentially
face the father who never wanted her to follow in her mothers footsteps
- Vendoth Fleet arrives
in Milky Way Galaxy, near Memory Alpha - downloads data on Federation and Allied worlds.
Excalibur, during annual retirement shakedown, receives distress call
from Memory Alpha and recognizes threat, notifies Starfleet and heads
towards Earth (a four day trip at maximum warp) with Vendoth hot on
- Fleet wide distress call is sent from Starfleet Command
on Earth. All ships are recalled from assignments
- USS Excalibur 'destroys' herself and camouflages the
ship to appear to be a Vendoth scout and slips into the Vendoth Armada.
Vendoth Fleet begins massing on the outer edge of Sol System. The Roj
Ch'Dak finds that his fleet has been depleted during the journey due to
ships exiting at various times and places. The fleet is ordered to hold
position for several hours while awaiting the arrival of the rest of
the fleet - a Sovereign Class Starship USS Incipiens NCC 90866 which
had been returning to Earth encounters the fleet and is immediately
destroyed without hesitation or mercy -doesn't stand a chance. Vendoth
use prefix code they found in top secured files.
USS Excalibur, a sheep in wolf's clothing, remains camouflaged within
the Vendoth fleet, transmitting intelligence to Starfleet Headquarters
on a secured and scrambled channel.
Scout ships are sent through system to probe defenses/download
information from Federation Databases in system Memory Alpha is
downloaded into Vendoth database. Mars Defense Perimeter is obliterated
Timeframe - 44 hours at full impulse to traverse across entire solar
16 ships near system form defensive line in Jupiter's solar orbit path,
ships in Utopia Planetia shipyards are ordered to prepare for immediate
Ships include (note
some are actual ships seen in series and some are generated for flavor) :
-Excalibur (Excelsior class)
-Odyssey (A)Nebula class destroyed
as leaving drydock
-Apex Steamrunner classFirst to be destroyed in Vendoth assault
Vendoth Roj Ch'Dak broadcasts intentions over extremely high powered
subspace arrays - overlaps all frequencies and blocks all other active
am the Roj Ch'Dak of the Vendoth Empire. We are here to right the
errors of your ways. No longer will you interfere in other's cultures
as you did in ours. you will now humble yourselves before the might of
Vendoth and lean subservience...or die."
Order is given to begin incursion count of Vendoth ships -64 : 1
Command, 2 Dreadnoughts, 25 Battlecruisers, 36 Scouts
- 12 hours into the system, Vendoth encounters defensive
line, now up to 18 ships. Battle begins.
- Vendoth Fleet breaks formation and engages various targets
- Mars Colonies (occupation)/Utopia Planetia Shipyards
- Luna and all cities ie Tycho City, New Berlin (occupation)
- SpaceDock orbiting station around Earth (intent to occupy, not destroy)
- Earth (occupation)
- Swiftfire launches fighters, 3 ships lost ...Protects
Jupiter Station until station is destroyed
- USS Adventure arrives, approaches from stellar north
of galactic plane, engages at Mars - begins defending Utopia Planetia yards and colonies
Klingon fleet arrives, decloaks and engages Vendoth - 22 ships (6 B'rel
class Birds of Prey, 7 K'Vort class Battlecruisers, 8 Vor'cha class
attack cruisers, 1 Negh'var flagship (Martok), note 1 Vor'cha class
cruiser, Jadzia's Bat'leth, commanded by ex-Starfleet officer Worf.
- Command ship holds position outside Earth orbit, begins
to release assault transports
USS Adventure moves towards Earth, flys by SpaceDock and transports
special forces units to aide in defense of station. Dispatches Valkyrie
fighter wings to intercept and destroy assault transports heading for
USS Swiftfire's Marines aide Adventure's Special Forces on Spacedock.
Captain Masters contacts the Mer'Jat Vendoth on the command ship.
Transports Marines to commandship and links up with the True.
- USS Defiant arrives under command of Commander Elias
Vaughn (see DS9 books AVATAR)
- Tide begins to turn as a Vendoth Dreadnaught is destroyed
over Luna by combined fire of Defiant, Adventure, Excalibur and one other story vessel.
Near end of battle, Vendoth forces are becoming sparse and out matched.
Roj Ch'Dak orders Vendoth ships to converge on its position in order to
add their power to a doomsday weapon that will destroy Earth.
True warn Masters of the Command ship's doomsday weapon, 2-3 ships
loyal to the True begin firing on command vessel, but conspirators from
within and without are destroyed
Excalibur makes suicide run and activates Vendoth vortex using captured
command codes from previous encounter - enters Kalium Galaxy and
detonates an Omega particle. To ships in Starfleet, looks like
Excalibur has been destroyed and fate unknown other than destruction.
- All ships are becoming incapacitated or out of torpedoes
at this time, phasers do little damage.
- USS Adventure sets up for ramming speed to follow Excalibur's
As doomsday weapon is about to go off, the command ship goes up in a
spectacular ball of flame and debris, taking the surrounding Vendoth
ships with it. A Sovereign class starship, approaching from the far
side of Earth, flies through diminishing blast - light reflected
against upper hull reveals markings "USS ENTERPRISE"
- Eulogy for fallen/Epilogue