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Blake

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    Kells: Secretary Ventu.
     
    Ventu: The itinerant Fleet Captain Kells. ::beat:: Well, now that we've established who we are, shall I get down to why I tracked you down here? 
     
    :: He nodded, waved her toward one of the unoccupied seats. ::
     
    Ventu: ::conversationally:: You're very insubordinate. I like that, except when I hate it and have my most insubordinate subordinates ejected into space.

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    Adding "Don't upset Ventu" to my list of how to survive on Starfleet vessels . . .

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  2. Core: =/\= Core to Invicta. =/\=

    Shandres: =/\= Invicta here. Whats going on, Commander? =/\=

    ::Of all the people to pick up the call - it had to be the knight in shining armour. The man who could be thrown into just about any situation and still somehow cope without too many issues - Ki Shandres was to the rescue.:

    That awkward moment when you realize your boyfriend has a crush/is best friends with your ex.

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    You say this now, but I joke not when I say that this section originally had "If Roshanara wasn't in the picture, he may have kissed him". B)

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  3. I'm done with this reboot franchise. I'm not gonna see it. I'm gonna leave my faith in the guys that give me Limitless and Scorpion every week to bring me a TV show better than the movies I'm being provided with and worth more of my time. Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci haven't failed me for two years worth of TV series, I'm hoping they don't break that streak.

    Alex Kurtzman:

    Producer, announced, Star Trek 4

    Star Trek Into Darkness (producer)

    Star Trek (executive producer)

    Robert Orci:

    Executive Procedure, announced, Star Trek 4

    Star Trek Into Darkness (producer)

    Star Trek (executive producer)

    Star Trek Beyond (written by) (post-production)

    Star Trek Into Darkness (written by)

    Star Trek (written by)

    Don't get your hopes up. =/

    I'm aware of their credentials. I mean they're much better television producers then they are for film, hilariously so.


  4. I'm done with this reboot franchise. I'm not gonna see it. I'm gonna leave my faith in the guys that give me Limitless and Scorpion every week to bring me a TV show better than the movies I'm being provided with and worth more of my time. Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci haven't failed me for two years worth of TV series, I'm hoping they don't break that streak.

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  5. Candidate Narala faces questions about crime lord's sudden acquittal

    By Vian Nova
    Stardate 239206.10

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    Election2392.png NIMBUS III - In a stunning decision, Vivian Voreic, a known Orion crime lord, has been acquitted of all charges in the Nimbus system.

    Tensions were high in Paradise City when crime kingpin Vivian Voreic (last name recently changed from Volkoff) touched down a week ago and was arrested on sight by the city's security force. It marked the first time Voreic was positively identified by the general public after rumors of her organization's activity in the Nimbus system. Detained, charged, and put on trial, the verdict was given today: acquitted of all criminal charges within the Nimbus system.

    Voreic's history of charges (criminal and otherwise) across the Alpha and Beta quadrant include kidnapping, treason, arms trafficking, drug dealing, and much more, many of these activities she was charged of carrying out in the Nimbus system. She has rumored ties to the Orion Syndicate, Scarlet Brotherhood, and more recently, the Maquis Reborn, as a weapons supplier. Leaked reports rumored to have originated from Starfleet seem to indicate that Voreic has a background in Starfleet Intelligence as an analyst, one of the potential reasons behind her charge of treason in Federation space. Starfleet officials have declined to comment.

    For Voreic to be acquitted of all charges in the Nimbus system is something that has been unheard of ever since Chief Administrator Narala came into power. Despite powerful evidence against her, Vivian Voreic walked out of Paradise City courts with a smile on her face and as free as a bird, and even made no attempt to avoid reporters or hide her face - an indication that she's quite comfortable on Nimbus III. Many of her answers to questions by press were simple yes and nos - however, when asked about her possible membership in the Orion Syndicate, she gave a full statement.

    "Today is a good day for myself, and for the people of Nimbus III," says Voreic. "I don't plan to ruin today by asserting dominance over a legal system, so let me make myself clear. I am not the Orion Syndicate, I am not the Scarlet Brotherhood, and I am certainly not the Maquis Reborn. I do not endorse any of their actions. I am simply a good businesswoman, trying to make a living."

    She declined to make any further comments.
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    Chief Administrator Narala was questioned about her government's decision whilst promoting her campaign in the cloud city of Stratos, Ardana.

    "Nimbus III's legal system is not me, sitting in a sort of throne in a law court," said Narala. "I do not make every sole decision, and I certainly wasn't consulted on the case of Vivian Voreic. I will appeal to the Chief Prosecutor to reconsider the decision the courts have made - in a correct and lawful manner - but if our system has deemed Voreic is to be acquitted, then that is the result for now."

    However, political experts observing the situation are unconvinced about Narala's confidence in the situation.

    "This is a justice system that Narala has based her campaign on." Political adviser Matthew Broteivach says to FNS. "It's how she came to her position on her home world. She has used it as her podium, asked the Federation citizens to trust her to bring this sort of system to the potential role of President of the Federation, and that system has just decided to release a known crime lord back into their home. That decision alone may have just shot their candidate in the foot."


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  6. The Transport Union have a right to be concerned about their safety. Its unfortunate that they haven't been provided with proper security and that they've had to resort to a strike for this issue to be noticed.

    As for Bacco's handling the situation . . . what more and what less could she honestly do. One can't simply snap their fingers and immediately assign security forces to these ships, and it's not really Starfleet's job to play the role of security guards.


  7. Stardate 239201.19
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    ORNARA — Peace talks between the two civilizations of Ornara and Brekka came to a spectacular end today when an Ornaran ambassador threw a fist at a Brekkian delegate.

    The sudden aggression by Ambassador Wenrequi Cartop was reportedly caused by "an offensive remark regarding the Ornaran people" from the Brekkian delegate Renei Oberm. The Brekkian delegate denies this remark was ever made.

    Having finally removed the addictive drug felicium, of which was initially supplied to the Ornarans by the Brekkians to combat a fatal plague many years ago, from the streets of Ornara, the peace talks between the two were supposed to abolish murmurs of war between the two races and ease the tense relationship built up since the Starfleet intervention in 2364, when it was revealed to the Ornaran race that the Brekkians were exploiting them for a better lifestyle.

    Since then, the Ornarans have become a thriving race, now a unified planet and having become warp capable in recent years. The Brekkians, however, have simply stalled in their current way of life.

    "Despite reports of their own technological advances, the Brekkian race still heavily rely on Ornaran engineering," says Ornaran representative Kyyn Serrenor. "They are in severe disarray. Brekka have several different governing entities, all of whom want something different for their part of Brekka, making it difficult to work with their 23 ambassadors. Parts of their world are at the present moment facing things like famine and interstate conflicts—as much as they deny it, they need our help."

    Regardless of the urging by his fellow delegates, Oberm is not pressing charges against Cartop - though if the peace talks are to resume, a statement by the Brekkians demands a formal public apology by Cartop on Brekkian soil;

    "We believe that it is in Brekka's best interests that we withdraw from negotiations with a race of whom obviously cannot control their own aggression until such a time Ornaran Ambassador Wenrequi Cartop gives a formal public apology on Brekka for the assault on Delegate Oberm."


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  8. Stardate 239201.18
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    NIMBUS III — On the heels of Ambassador Lily Ventu's presidential campaign announcement, Nimbus III Chief Administrator Narala joined the race for the presidency.

    Many citizens of the Galactic Peace planet Nimbus III had gathered in Paradise City for what quite possibly was the ambitious chief administrator's most staggering announcement yet.

    "My fellow citizens of Nimbus, these are troubling times in our galaxy. Strong leadership is needed to handle both the challenges ahead and those that will always require a watchful eye and a steady hand. We as a planet have experienced similar disarray, and look at what we have accomplished," said Narala to cheers. "I believe that I can steer the Federation as well back towards the right direction. How? With the ideals and experiences I received after a life of service here. Today, I announce my candidacy for the Office of President of the United Federation of Planets."

    Narala's entry stunned many political commentators, who were still reacting to Ambassador Ventu's earlier announcement.

    "This is shaping up to be one of the most exciting presidential elections in decades," said Professor Samit Blutan of the ShiKahr Institute. "We've yet to have a member of the Federation Council throw his or her name into the race, and that's practically unheard of."

    Although Terra Novan councilman Kevin Steiner has long been rumored to have his sights on the presidency, the councilman has yet to make an official announcement. Incumbent President Nan Bacco has also not yet officially announced her re-election campaign.

    Still, others found Narala's bid highly unusual and were skeptical of her promises.

    "Nimbus III isn't even a Federation member," said Erol Broam, Governor of Proxima Centauri. "Yes, she's done great things there, but the fact is she would have no experience dealing with the Federation Council. People think the presidency is all-powerful, but the truth is you have to work with the council as a partner to get things done."

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    Yet Narala's outsider status is likely to be the crux of her campaign. She was born in 2297 to a Vulcan mother, from whom she received her own Federation citizenship, and a Romulan father. Her parents were residents on the joint Federation-Klingon-Romulan colony, and Narala has spent most of her life there. She started her career in the Paradise City Police Department, rising through the ranks, before attending law school and eventually becoming Chief Prosecutor for the colony. During this time, she was credited with leading several operations to eliminate Orion Syndicate activities and those of other major criminal organizations that had long treated Nimbus III as their own fiefdom.

    Having solidified her support among the population, she next focused her efforts on eliminating corruption within the Nimbus planetary government. In 2377, Narala and officers from the Nimbus III Police Force stormed the office of Chief Administrator Ventimago Weil while he was giving the annual State of the Colony address, dramatically arresting him live on air and charging him with breach of conduct. Her popularity, already high, soared overnight, and when the next chief administrator was to be selected, rallies broke out across the planet demanding that she take office.

    Although she claimed she had never sought the position of Chief Administrator, within her first year in office, she balanced the operating budget of the colony and announced renewed investment in education, crime reduction, and other quality of life services. By her third year in office, she had managed to halt the population loss of the colony, and she is credited with turning around what was once the poster child of failed colonies into one of the most promising hotspots in the galaxy.

    "I can't wait to see what she does when she gets to Paris," said Pai Xi Feng, a shopkeeper and Narala supporter who attended today's rally. "The people of the Federation only need to see what's happened here to know what prosperity is possible with the right leader, and she's the real deal."


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  9. I think for now the Cardassians and the Federation are playing nice towards each other as much as they can. Starfleet's gone so far to allow them to share a joint command of DSX (also called DS10, depending on who you talk to) in the Menthar Corridor. The Garuda has simmed a lot of contact between Starfleet and the Cardassian Union, though tensions are still sort of high, especially since the terrorist attack on the station (the original co-captain of DSX was killed during this event).

    I haven't seen anything on the Romulans. There may have been one or two Romulan characters I've come across, but none of them mentioned their homeworld or anything regarding a new home planet.


  10. ::R’raika took Core’s momentary distraction as a chance to steal one of his battered bits of fish, dipped in that peculiar sauce and took a taste… it was a thousand little stars exploding in her mouth- it was almost worth stealing another piece- but she held herself back. ::

    As I was reading it, I was chatting to Rich about Ketanya's image...

    Deliera:

    VOSS TOTALLY STOLE SOME OF TRISTAM'S SHARK

    WTF

    VOSS STOLE SOME OF TRISTAM'S SHARK

    Rich:

    You know

    this isn't really the kind of feedback I was hoping for...

    Deliera:

    VOSS STILL STOLE TRISTAM'S SHARK
    AND IT LOOKS GREAT
    TOTALLY CAN'T TELL IT'S JEN GARNER

    BUT VOSS STILL STOLE SHARK AND TARTARE

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  11. Pok: Hello? Is someone still here?

    ::The poor Ferengi never saw her. There, standing behind him, was a blonde woman, green eyes striking - even in the dark of the Sick Bay - clad in a Starfleet uniform and a long field jacket, a little dirty down near her feet, as if she’d been walking in a desert of some kind. She didn’t hesitate in her strike. With trained skill, the woman hooked her hands on the short Ferengi’s head, twisting quickly.::

    ::The doctor's body slumped to the deck with a thud, the bio samples scattering in a mess over him. She calmly stepped over the corpse and took a glance around the empty med bay once more, tapping her combadge.::

    Blake: =/\= Decks 2 through 6 secure, Captain. =/\=

    So . . . this little not-so-happy gem marks the classic horror movie death in Meanwhile, on the Mercury part 6 . . . I thought it was a pretty neat collaboration. :whistling:

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