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Latest News Items

» Pirates Attack Djux IV system

Posted on Sun Aug 14th, 2022 @ 5:14pm by Commander Rupert Tyree in General News

Federation News Service
By Nees Jahn Kijn, Federation News Service

StarFleet vessels, under the orders of the Federation Defense Committee interdicted pirating vessels in the Djux IV system. Star Fleet vessels detached for special service have been formed into a Task Force, according to Lieutenant Steven Coven, Department of Operational Analysis.

When asked about the Task Force, Lieutenant Coven informed this reporter that member worlds had brought concerns about increased piracy to the Chambers of the Defense Committee and the President.

Those offices, in conjunction with StarFleet put a Task Force in Space and President Turgenev directed intelligence agencies to "Get a handle on these pirates."

When asked about the battle, Captain u'Lana Pinwhistle of the J'Naii freighter Albatros said, "It was great. I thought I...we were in deep trouble. Another freighter just jumped out and then there were StarFleet vessels all over the place. There must have been four or five starships. Those raiders didn't stand a chance!!"

Lieutenant Coven declined to provide details on the Task Force, stating Operational Security. When I spoke to Manager Shim of the Djux IV repair service and repair station, he showed footage of at least four vessels engaged with the pirates. Fleet Intelligence chose to not name the vessels involved, claiming, "We're all StarFleet. We're here to serve and protect the Federation."


Posted on Tue Feb 15th, 2022 @ 10:21pm by Commander Curtis Thibideaux in General News

Federation News Service
By: Captain Felix Huggins, Acting Public Relations Officer, SF
For the Secretary

Fleet Secretary Jhue is pleased to announce that the Admiralty and his office have accepted an offer by the People of Betazoid to Adopt the USS Valiant.

“Since her launch, a large majority of Valiant’s crew have ties to Betazoid and she has proven herself capable through adversity in the short time she’s been back in service under Captain O’Donnaghue. They’ve rescued unique species from extinction and handled terse diplomatic situations, showing dogged determination to meet expectations of Member worlds of the Federation. As such, the people of Betazoid wish to, through the Valiant, remind everyone of the sacrifices Betazoid made during the war with the Dominion and wish to celebrate those of our people serving aboard Federation Star Ships,” said Administrator Von Gravinal.

In response, Secretary Jhue commented, "This was an easy yes for my office. Representative Yeena made the suggestion during a meeting of the Federation Home Defense Force liaisons and Betazoid was the first member nation to run with the idea. They were given the pick of the fleet and they choose Valiant. Administrator Gravinal stated that the Escort best met popular views on Betazoid: Betazoid's serving aboard StarFleet vessels ready to defend Federation member worlds."

When asked for his comment, Representative Yeena agreed with Secretary Jhue's comments and clarified. "We don't just depend on our Home Defense Forces to protect us, obviously. StarFleet is important in keeping us safe before enemies get close to our beloved worlds. Diplomacy and talking is preferred to conflict. But," the Representative paused, "Having a strong offensive presence can help aggressors take pause and even think twice. Valiant is definitely a Ship to make aggressors think twice."

Valiant is currently landed at the Port of Stems and open for public tours, giving the people of Betazoid a unique opportunity to tour a StarFleet vessel.

» Star Fleet Communique SO-2905270

Posted on Sun Feb 13th, 2022 @ 5:58pm by Commander Curtis Thibideaux in Fleet Announcements

To: USS Valiant, NCC 75416; Commander Natan O’Donnaghue commanding.
cc: Admiral (lower half) Effron Tieg, JAG, 9th Fleet; Lt. Marlis Shay, Star Base 80 Brig commanding officer.
From: Commander Eliza Foi, Star Base 80 JAG liaison
Re: Ensign Justin Flynn and Lt. Junior Grade. Tierra Zh’ Erde.

The afore mentioned officers, Ensign Justin Flynn and Lt. (JG) Tierra Zh’Erde both officers serving aboard the USS Valiant did Miss Movement and are hereby remanded for General Courts Martial under article 73 of the Articles of Fleet Justice. Subsequently, both officers are hereby officially transferred to SB80 and shall be housed in the Brig there until trial or other determinations by an appointed authority.

» Terrorists Attack Star Base 80; Who were they?

Posted on Sun Feb 13th, 2022 @ 5:57pm by Commander Curtis Thibideaux in General News

Terrorists Attack Star Base 80; Who were they?
by Amalen Fong, Ched’renak Reporter; AFN

Five days ago, explosions rocked Star Base 80, a Federation Outpost in the Typhon Expanse of the Beta Quadrant. All in all, twelve explosions threatened the station and the thousands of beings who live and transit through the busy hub.

Yet, to date no one knows who they were. In a press release, Admiral Sheldon Li stated that Star Fleet has the matter under control and is investigating all leads.

When queried what those leads were, the Admiral was less than forth coming, sticking with “I cannot comment on a current investigation.”

This reporter was on SB80 when the bombs struck, so I took to the station’s corridors and public spaces. Interviewing any uniform that would talk to me. I found no few number willing to voice their concerns on the condition of anonymity.

The sad part of all this is that they really don’t know who did this. They have a few lead’s they’re following, but one security officer told me the brass almost always depends on guilty parties taking credit to help direct their so called investigations.

In this case, what leads the Security office had were hitting dead ends and no one was claiming responsibility. So, the investigation will continue.

Amid all the chaos, the ship I was traveling with had their own drama when one of their crew, the USS Valiant’s Intelligence officer Lieutenant Commander Bella O' Donnaghue was kidnapped and her husband, Commander Natan O’Donnaghue and Captain of the Valiant was reportedly restrained and under threat of an explosive device at the same time.

However, eye witnesses claim Commander O’Donnaghue was found by station security alone and nude in his visiting officer quarters…with no sign of the lovely Lieutenant Commander.

Certain parties spoke of a lovers spat, while station reports confirmed that the Intelligence Officer was reported missing, possibly kidnapped by the same somebodies who set off the explosives aboard the station.

Whether these matters are linked is yet to be seen. If the kidnapping story was not some cover story used to cover up the nepotism reports aboard the USS Valiant.

This reporter learned through records and first hand interview with Commander O’Donnaghue that he had served with his brother in law, Captain of the Jackdaw, previous to this assignment. During the interview, the Commander stated that he and his wife worked well together as they had previously aboard his brother in law’s ship. When asked about the current crew of the Valiant, Commander O’Donnaghue avoided commenting on his new crew, merely stating that he had met the command staff.

Given a new command, even one as small as Valiant, this reporter could understand not having met all of his officers. But it spoke volumes about O’Donnaghue’s faith and trust in his new command, beyond his Intelligence officer.

Though it has been just days since the events of the bombing which killed 48 and injured 100’s, every person I interviewed felt displeasure at the ‘No comment on an current investigation’ message being bandied about by Star Fleet.

This reporter will next be contacting the Civilian governor of the station to find out their comments and the mood of the diplomatic corp.

» New Utrini People’s Combine claims responsibility.

Posted on Sun Feb 13th, 2022 @ 5:57pm by Commander Curtis Thibideaux in General News

New Utrini People’s Combine claims responsibility.

Federation News Network:

A silver haired Andorian woman seated behind a desk, looks into the camera, smiles slightly and begins.

“Several days ago, bombs rocked Star Base 80, killing a now confirmed 50 beings and injuring hundreds. Additional information has also come to light that a ambassadorial ship was taken and used to smuggle the bombs onto the station and then used by the perpetrators to exit the station under the guise of a kidnapping.

Today the following message was broadcast in the clear by the New Utrini People’s Combine.”

The reporter’s image shortens and moves to a corner of the screen while another woman’s face appears centered in the screen. She is humanoid looking with bald head, dressed in elegantly simple robes. With a deep, rich, sonorous voice she intones while staring at the camera.

“We, the Utrini People’s Combine are responsible for your fears. We placed the explosive devices aboard Star Base 80 to wake you up to the idea that the Federation is not welcome in what you call the Triangle.” The woman’s finger shakes at the recorder before continuing, “Further, it is my opinion that many throughout known space feel the same way and that those yet to meet the vaunted Federation would be best served in not being influenced by them.”

“The Federation claims to come in peace, but they always hang conditions and want to change things. We don’t want or need your changes or so called improvements, so we have decided it is time to act. This is but our first note to a song that promises to burrow into your minds and shatter what you only think you know about the Federation.”

She stares at the camera for a time, then smiles and raises her hands reminiscent to a conductor and a faintly familiar piece of music begins and chanting picks up directly afterward as the woman’s face tilts up and she proclaims boldly, “We are the Combine. And we shall be heard!”

She then turns and begins making gestures as if conducting the music and voices, which immediately fall off and the scene fades with the man walking away, humming to himself and still gesturing.

The reporter’s face returns and says, “Little is know about the Utrini People’s Combine, or the woman. At least, that’s according to official sources. Federation News Network will continue investigating and reporting on this.”

Latest Mission Posts

» Getting on with it.

Mission: Prelude to War
Posted on Tue Sep 19th, 2023 @ 9:33pm by Commander Rupert Tyree & Commander Daynah Ral & Lieutenant Jayden Meran & Ensign Parker Rapp

“Captain’s Log, Star Date 76763.3. USS Valiant. Commander Rupert Tyree…Commanding,” Rhu swiveled his chair and let the wry smile play over his lips. Well. A Commander was supposed to Command. Putting his boots up on his desktop, he continued.

“Valiant is currently at a Pirate point over Trenton, an uninhabited…

» Vinderous III

Mission: Prelude to War
Posted on Tue Jun 13th, 2023 @ 8:27pm by Lieutenant Amy Gordon

The sun was high overhead, the heat of it beating down upon the planet below. The air was thick with moisture as the humidity rose a prelude of a storm that was fast approaching. A dark haired woman tilted her head upwards in order to seek a glance at the…

» Awry Ending /New Beginning

Mission: Prelude to War
Posted on Sun Apr 30th, 2023 @ 11:04pm by Lieutenant Amy Gordon


As she flew the runabout they had been assigned to use, Amy stared silently out towards the stars. Beside her was Millicent who had her arms crossed, with a glare towards her unwanted partner.

"You know you could have let me go get the information from our contact, but…

» Face to Face

Mission: Prelude to War
Posted on Sun Apr 30th, 2023 @ 4:15am by Commander Daynah Ral & Commander Rupert Tyree & Lieutenant Jayden Meran & Lieutenant JG Rianna Repatha Thibideaux & Ensign Parker Rapp


Rhu felt rather silly walking through the passageways aboard Valiant in his dress uniform. Val wasn’t a diplomatic ship. She was a working Star Ship and maybe it was just him but he could almost feel that the Escort was somehow insulted by being seconded into a diplomatic lorry.…

» Interrogations

Mission: Prelude to War
Posted on Sat Apr 22nd, 2023 @ 5:38pm by Commander Rupert Tyree & Commander Daynah Ral & Lieutenant Jayden Meran & Lieutenant JG Rianna Repatha Thibideaux & Ensign Parker Rapp

Niev sat pensively in her cell, eyes glued to the small security rooms primary hatch. The forcefield hummed and there was distracting music being played. Something with bagpipes she thought…which wasn’t really called for.

*. *. *

Rhu studied the readout in front of him then glanced at the biometrics…

Latest Personal Logs

» Captains Log Excerpt 1

Posted on Sun Apr 10th, 2022 @ 4:39pm by Commander Rupert Tyree

Captain's Log, USS Valiant. Commander Rupert Tyree Commanding.

In pursuant to orders from Vice Admiral Koratt Th’keliss, under the Seal of the President of the Federation, we (USS Valiant and crew) have ben seconded to Federation Intelligence and ordered into Delaxian space (Spaniard, 2487 Beta Quadrant) to find and hunt…

» Home Again

Posted on Mon Feb 14th, 2022 @ 2:54am by Lieutenant JG Rianna Repatha Thibideaux

The Valiant, in all her glory, sat in her berth at DS9. After the mess with the Lemures, Rianna was still smelling the residual odor left behind. No matter what she did, or used, the stench was still there. Could it be that it was all made up in her…

» First Officer's Log, XC501

Posted on Sun Feb 13th, 2022 @ 5:51pm by Commander Curtis Thibideaux

“We’re ten hours outside of Valdivae and I can’t say I’m sorry to be gone from the place. The mission with Ambassador Telford was a cluster from he get-go and it’s done damage to the integrity of the crew.

First and foremost, of course, is the Death of the Ambassador…

» New Assignment

Posted on Tue Feb 25th, 2020 @ 4:50pm by Lieutenant JG T'Pel

Personal Log, Lieutenant T'Pel

I have received permission to disembark Starbase 1 for my new assignment to the USS Valiant as Assistant Chief of Operations. It has been nearly twelve years since my last starship assignment and I am pleased with the orders upon their arrival.

My time aboard Starbase…

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