Current Episode/Story Nov 30, 2005 9:11:37 GMT
Post by Q on Nov 30, 2005 9:11:37 GMT
Episode 1.1 - The Rising Tide
Yesterday at 0900 hours the Federation suffered one of the worst attacks in its history. In a matter of hours, no less that twenty attacks occured within federation space, all by unknown assailants. Among the attacks was the bombing of the Vulcan Science Academy, the bombing on Andor Prime, the bombing of San Fransisco, Earth Killing 200 of the senators within the emergency meeting, a plague released on Alpha Centauri, the entire fifth fleet destroyed at Nova Station, the partial destruction of Utopia Planetia, the Infiltration and 'hold-up' of Starfleet Academy; the worst attack of all however was the complete destruction of starbase one, along with the consequent loss of several of starfleets most distinguished starships and civilian freighters, and severe damage to numerous ships, including the Icarus, Agamemnon, Adelaide and the Xerses.
Several starships responded immediately at the orders of Fleet Admiral Marcus Johnson. The result being the discovery of over one-hundred thousand dead including at least a fifth of the senators acting on behalf of the United Federation of Planets Member systems.
Over the next several hours; Starfleets best and finest vessels scoured the Federation, trying to hunt down the terrorists whilst their reign of terror persisted. Only moments after the original bombings two of the Federation member worlds: Xanthi & Chalnor erupted into revolution, the opressed lower classes rising up against the capitalists who controlled the government - it is assumed that they were being fed information about the government defences from an outside source.
Before the end of the day 312 planets had contacted HQ, in a bid to leave the Federation, fearing the worst, this left the already busy Starfleet in turmoil; with hundreds of officers and ships taking civilians away from earth and back to their home planets.
The remaining members of the United Federation of planets all gathered once more in a top secret location protected by the fourth, sixth and twelfth fleets to decide the future of the once glorious Federation. Meanwhile the then Captain Marcus Johnson was pursuing what appeared to be stray sensor readings but was discovered to actually be a fleet of 12 cloaked Reman Scimitar class warbirds - The Ajax, Johnson's temporary ship whilst the Adelaide was being repaired, bravely fought to destroy them before being forced to set a self destruct and abandon ship. The escape pods made it back to Starbase 121 with the horiffic news.
At 0800 hours this morning all remaining members took an almost unanimous vote to end their membership in the alliance of peace friendship and trust and invoke the collapse of the UFP. As the alpha quadrant prepares for another possible war with the rising dominion there are continuing talks about the collapse of the powerful and deadly alliance consisting of Starfleet, The Romulan Star Empire, and the Klingon Empire.
Admiral Johnson was immediately appointed head of the now-military group; Starfleet Command, acting as a defence force protecting the former United Federation of Planets members during their transition into independance and vowing vengeance "on the Reman scum" that performed this cowardly act. Starfleet and the Klingon Empire has given the Romulan Senate an ultamatum: "Surrender the Remans responsible or it will be considered an act of war against The Alliance!" - we are yet to receive a response.