Sunday, June 19, 2011

No Quarter

"Sir, we have arrived at the rendevous coorodinates near Starsbase 375." Lt. Cmdr. Marshall reported.

"Drop us out of warp, Lt. Mendez and bring us along side." Kor'Tar ordered.

"Aye sir!" She replied .

The Kahless dropped out of warp and at impulse moved near the Enterprise, Titan, Tanigawa, and Memphis in orbit of the station.

"Sir we are recieving a signal, it's Admiral Callahan." Lt. Cmdr. Marshall reported.

"Put him onscreen." Kor'Tar replied.

"Turtlehead, did I hear it right? That your mate is with child?" The old wrinkled Admiral asked with a wry grin.

"You heard right, sir!" Kor'Tar said proudly.

"If he's anything like his daddy, the universe will tremble in fear!", Admiral Callahan said.

"Thank you, sir." Kor'Tar replied.

Admiral Callahan's face grew serious, "Now, on to business. I want to brief all the Commanding Officers in the next hour in the Ward Room."

"Understood, sir. I'll be there. Kor'Tar out." The screen switched back to the view of that station and the ships.

Kor'Tar stood from his chair, "Billy, you have the bridge, I need to go gather some things for the briefing."

"Aye sir." Billy said as he took the chair and Kor'Tar made his way to the turbolift.

Kor'Tar arrived in the Transporter room an hour later with a PADD in hand, studying the data as he walked. He finally stopped long enough to look up and step on the Transporter pad.

"Energize." Kor'Tar said to the cheif.

The pad above and below Kor'Tar lit up and the annular confinement beam washed over his body with a hum till all he could see was the sparkle of the beam then as the beam began to fade he saw he was no longer on the Transporter room of The Kahless, but the Transporter pad in Ops on Starbase 375.

"Permission to board the station?" Kor'Tar asked.

Admiral Callahan shot out his hand and shook Kor'Tar's firmly, "You know you don't need my permission, son!" He said grinning.

"Come on, this way to the Ward Room" Admiral Callahan led the way past the officers doing their station duties.

Kor'Tar entered the Ward Room with the Admiral and noted a long confrence table with several chairs on either side of it, a large viewer on one wall and a series of windows on the opposite wall through which could be seen the Starships and various shuttles, workbees, and support craft buzzing about.

Captain Picard was chatting with his former First Officer, Captain Riker. Captain Valentine was chatting with his wife, T'Bunn, while T'Ruk observed the ships outside. She heard him come in and turned to face Kor'Tar.

"Commodore, it is agreeable to see you again." She said cooly.

Kor'Tar smiled, "It's good to see you too T'Ruk!"

Admiral Callahan cleared his throat, getting everyone's attention. "If you would all please be seated, so we can begin."

Kor'Tar and the other officers quickly found their seats and turned to face the Admiral.

"I thank you all for showing up on such short notice. We now know where the rebel Klingon Fleet will strike next thanks to Terla's covert mission." Admiral Callahan stood and walked over to the viewer and actvated it showing a representation od Qo'NoS the Klingon Homeworld.

Kor'Tar bristled at this, "What is their plan?" he asked.

"They plan to assassinate the Chancellor, the Emporer, murder the heads of the High Council, and take the Sword of Kahless from it's place of honor on the Emporer's wall. Then they intend to rebiuld the empire from the ground up, and begin campaign of conquering all planets that refuse to become part of the new Empire." Admiral Callahan explained.

"However, since we now know this Chancellor Martok, Emporer Kahless, and the heads of the High Council are in heavily fortified undisclosed location, and the Sword of Kahless is under armed gaurd.We know that this attack is planned for a week from now. This is where we come in. The Empire already has a small reserve fleet in orbit of Qo'Nos but it won't be enough to withstand an invasion of this maginitude. They have recalled their ships from more distant ports, but they will need support until those ships arrive. Commodore Kor'Tar, as the highest ranking officer you will be in command of the fleet." Admiral Callahan continued.

Captain Riker looked troubled, "Sir, if I may say something?" He asked the Admiral.

"Go ahead Captain." Admiral Callahan replied.

"With all due respect, if a fleet of Federation starhips are seen warping to Qo'NoS during a tine of hostility between the houses, what's to say they can't just pick us off one by one?" He asked.

"That is a very valid question Captain Riker, which brings me to my next point. Captain T'Bunn, Starbase 375's Captain of Security, will now take the floor." Admiral Callahan said as he sat down. The slender, blonde Vulcan woman walked up to the viewer with her hands clasped behind her. "Thank you, Admiral."

"We have been given a small selection of Klingon Cloaking devices. Commodore Kor'Tar's ship, and Captain Valentine's ship has already been outfitted. The Enterprise, The Titan, and the Memphis are to be fitted today before you leave."

Captain Picard pulled down on the front of the uniform shirt at the waist, "Admiral, is a direct violation of the Treaty of Algeron."

"Ambassador Taruin of New Romulus has given us special dispensation for use of the cloaks during this mission, Captain." Admiral Callahan explains.

"The fleet is ordered orbit Qo'NoS cloaked , and when the Rebel Fleet delcoaks and begins the attack, drop cloak, raises shields, and come out with all phasers and torpedos firing along with the Klingon Empire's planetary defense fleet. The Klingons are our allies and it is important that they are defended at all costs. Any questions?" Admiral Callahan asked.

The room was silent, "In that case, as soon as the cloaking devices are installed, cloak and set your course for Qo'NoS. Dismissed!" Admiral Callahan ordered.

-Several hours later-

"Sir, The Memphis, Titan, and Enterprise report that their cloaking devices have been installed and are fully functional." Lt. Cmdr. Marshall reported.

"Thank you, Becca. Open a channel to the fleet." Kor'Tar said.

"Channel open, sir." Lt. Cmdr. Marshall replied.

Kor'Tar stood from his chair and walked down the steps just behind the helm and ops officers looking at the ships on the screen.

"Set you course for Qo'NoS and engage at warp 9, as soon the fleet is at warp, we will engage the cloaking devices. Kor'Tar out!" Kor'Tar headed back for his chair.

"Engage, Lt. Mendez!" Kor'Tar commanded.

"Aye, sir!" She replied.

The fleet, lead by the U.S.S. Kahless jumped to warp, each into a flash.

"Cmdr. Terrell, Engage the cloaking device!" Commander O'Dell ordered.

"Aye, sir!" she replied.

One by one the ships rippled out of view.

-several hours later-

"Sir we have arrived in orbit of Qo'NoS" Lt. Cmdr. Marshall reported.

"Put us into standard orbit with the Klingon Defense Fleet." Kor'Tar ordered.

"Aye, sir." Lt. Mendez replied.

"Status of the cloaking field?" Kor'Tar asked looking over at Lt. Cmdr Terrell.

"Stable sir." She replied looking at ther console.

"Now we wait." Kor'Tar said.

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