Mission 29: Temüjin Jan 30, 2016 10:44:59 GMT
Post by Carl Torek on Jan 30, 2016 10:44:59 GMT
~ Mission 29 : Temüjin ~
(Based on an original mission idea conceived by Lt Commander Marionette)
En-route to Duran Theta to collect a group of scientists, the USS Raven-B intercepts a distress call from what appears to be a Tellerite Trader ship that is unable to escape a decaying orbit of a blue dwarf star ... Informing the scientific team there will be a delay to their arrival, the Raven changes course to investigate and hopefully assist.Passing through the Jorgsonn Expanse, located in the Gamma Cephei constellation, the ship suffers a momentary loss of power as they pass a blue dwarf star before the warp engines resume at maximum efficiency, despite investigating the power loss, no explanation can be found. Unbeknownst to the Raven crew, the ship had passed through a sub-space fracture.
As they approach the region where the distress call originated, Commander Blakus discovers that the ship in trouble was in fact reported missing over one hundred and sixty years earlier, and now, no signs of the stricken vessel can be found. To compound the issue, the ship begins to lose power, the main memory banks appear to be corroding, years of data vanishing inexplicably. With little option after failing to find the missing vessel, they reluctantly decide to return to their original mission ... Reversing course, they are approached by two vessels of unknown origin before being forced back to the primary planet orbiting the blue dwarf star … With power losses still a concern, they approach the ‘Earth-like’ planet, and using minimal power they establish orbit. Ordered to remain aboard until summoned, the Raven begins scanning the surface. What they find is almost beyond comprehension, and the reality of their situation dawns on each one of them .....
The planet below is Earth, but a much changed Earth ... They begin to realize what happened in this reality. First Contact on this Earth went very badly, and following the destruction of the first warp vessel designed and piloted one of the Ruling Class, the Vulcan-led Federation denied Earth entry to the Federation, warning of the repercussions should they continue to develop their warp capability, and leaving them completely segregated, virtual outcasts in their own Universe.
Here though, on 'this' version of Earth, the Mongols had spread throughout the globe ... Commander Blakus is able to scan the planets record archive and Carl is informed that the records began to differ from their own history in the early twelve hundreds by their own Gregorian calendar. From then on they find that the two realities have moved further and further apart: Temüjin, the Mongol ruler, and his direct decedents, have never been overthrown since he became Kahn in the year twelve hundred and six, his reign was 'so' successful, that this Earth had never suffered through any of the world wars their own Earth had endured. The Mongol dynasty remain sole rulers to this day, determined to conquer all who oppose them, this includes the mighty Federation. The war between them has lasted over three decades, and now the Vulcan-ruled Federation is faltering, defeat is only a matter of time, and how many lives the Federation are willing to sacrifice.
The Raven cannot halt the decay as the dilithium crystals rapidly collapse so need to make some decisions. Who should they align themselves with in order to survive, and hopefully find a way back to their own reality ? ... The alternative could be that they will be forced to live out their lives in a much changed and fearful dystopian system, where they would be hunted down and killed on sight by both sides ! ..........
Regards and enjoy