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Charon Discussion / Charon Pets
« Last post by Michaelmr on December 22, 2014, 10:04:04 PM »
Wow  You have got some pets, dont you  Thanks for sharing them with us, Miss Kitty and yes, now I understand your nickname...lol
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Charon Discussion / hi all
« Last post by Michaelmr on December 18, 2014, 04:08:06 AM »
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dude You missed the part where Perrin wished Thom was there to speak with Faile. Rembrer I mean remberyou were wondering about that? Great stuff
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[USS Charon] [Romulan Empire] SD241408.05 | Operation Aehallh Part 1 | EnRiov Shiarrael t'Rehu

"All warfare is based on deception." - Sun Tzu

241408.05 - Operation Aehallh (Nightmare) Begins

[IRW Hhveir Ri'hwathech]

"Our reconnaissance forces have detected Tholian fleet movements towards Federation Starbase 320."¬  Ael'Riov Jaiu tr'Leran , of the Tal'Diann, said from the other side of the holographic strategic display while updating the details.¬  The three-dimensional wireframe grid that represented the Tholian Assembly space rotated clockwise until focusing on an area that straddled Federation space "long range scans indicate approximately eight hundred vessels taking up a defensive posture."¬  Insignias of the Tholian Assembly flared onto the grid display representing the Tholian fleet positions.
 
Shiarrael nodded her head as she studied the diagram.¬  Raising her hand she slid a finger through the hologram causing photons to flicker around her finger and displace like a cloud of gas as she traced a line through the insignias of the Assembly "they are building a defensive barrier between 320 and Talla.¬  They think that is where we aim to strike."¬  Talla being the planet the Assembly had given to the Romulan Commonwealth as haven.
 
"Your feint seems to have work EnRiov."¬  Khre'Riov S'Hauen tr'Aimne, her Chief of Staff, slowly circled the display studying the readouts as he spoke "most of the Tholian forces appear to be moving in a position to intercept the second and third wing unknowing."
 
"With the holographic technology we equipped them with no doubt the Tholians think we have amassed the entirety of our force at 320."¬  tr'Leran said eyeing the updated display.

To Shiarrael Tholian space resembled an amoeba- no real form, a lack of elegance, with dozens of tendrils that stretched out seemingly at random.¬  At its nucleus was Tholia- the harsh home world of the Tholians with dozens of planets splayed out in every direction like organs.¬  Shiarrael's job had been to find those most vital organs to strike at.¬  Fortunately their spies within the Commonwealth were now many and the information they received about the Tholians significant.¬  It was always a risk to ally yourself with a faction of the enemy- a flame that could often burn both ways.¬  Unfortunately for the Tholians this meant that Shiarrael had a near complete picture of their space and force distribution.¬  Using the second and third wings equipped with advanced holographic technology they were able to weave a story of Romulan fleet movements that suggested they would attack Talla- but that story was fiction.¬  Instead they were moving in unaligned space, cloaked, and outside of sensor range towards the Tholian system of Lekesa which was home to the largest Tholian fleet production facility outside of Tholia.¬ 
 
Turning away from the holographic map Shiarrael made her way down the steps to the heart of the bridge and took her place in the command throne "begin final preparations for the assault on Lekesa- have all wings move into predesigned formations."¬  She studied the two-dimensional strategic map on the view screen which portrayed her fleet in twenty insignias of the Empire- each representing a wing of 72 ships.¬  "How long until we enter the system?"
 
"Three minutes Rekkhai."¬  Lai said as his hands danced rapidly on his console.¬  Next to him Raha appeared stoic and focused ready for the coming battle.

Suddenly Raha turned to look at her "EnRiov, communications has detected a sudden increase in enemy chatter."
 
"So they've seen us."¬  Shiarrael slowly nodded her head and stood up "very well then let us go ahead and give them a glimpse of their coming nightmare.¬  Battle stations!¬  Order all ships to decloak!"¬  Klaxons sounded as the entire bridge was painted a hue of emerald from the battle lighting.
 
The view screen image shifted to a view of Lekesa II which looked like a tiny red dot on the middle of the screen.¬  As the planet grew on the viewer the image began to shimmer with distortion that reminded Shiarrael of gazing through rippling water at whatever lie beneath.¬  From that distortion hundreds of Romulan ships appeared like a flock of angry birds ready to dive towards their prey.¬  However, it wasn't their time yet.¬  In front of the fleet two large old style D'Dheridex ships de-cloaked and slowly ambled towards the massive diamond shaped Tholian Starbase that orbited the planet.¬ 
 
"Tholians are targeting the D'Dheridex ships."¬  Raha said as she studied the readouts.

"Inform the fleet to keep back- patience is key."¬  Shiarrael said as she gazed at the view screen.¬  The D'Dheridexs continued towards the Starbase where bright beams of amber began to lance out at the massive ships.¬  Flares of emerald shielding met the beams of energy as the D'Dheridexs continued towards the base gaining momentum.¬  The first ship was ahead of the second and was taking the brunt of the attack."
 
"First D'Dheridex shielding down to thirty percent!"¬  Raha shouted.

"Calm!"¬  Shiarrael ordered "reroute all the power to their forward shielding.¬  Just a little more..."¬  She watched as the D'Dheridex was covered by emerald energy as it's shields ate the barrage knowing that soon the shielding would collapse.¬  Her eyes momentarily left the view screen to glance at her wrist chrono.¬  "Almost..."¬  Looking back at the view she could feel a knot of tension beginning to form in her gut "NOW!"
 
The D'Dheridex exploded in a massive white-hot conflagration which blanketed the Tholian bases' amber shielding until it blinked and collapsed.¬  The result was that the shockwave from the explosion sheared off part of the bases port hull with a can-opener like effect.¬  Hot crimson atmosphere poured out into space along with clouds of shimmering debris while lines of orange plasma fire ravage the explosion facing side of the base.¬ 
 
"Second D'Dheridex in range."¬  Raha announced.

Shiarrael nodded her head "detonate."¬  Another white-hot conflagration filled the screen but this time without it's shielding to protect it the Tholian base cracked like a hollow eggshell and was ripped apart.¬  A tidal wave of debris echoed out from the epicenter of the explosion and smashed into everything in its path.
 
"Debris from the explosion has created an ablation cascade."¬  Raha said as she looked up at the view screen.¬  The expanding orbital debris field swallowed dry-docks and smaller orbital facilities as it slowly began to wrap itself around the planet.¬  "Computer simulation estimates that approximately sixty-one percent of all facilities in orbit of Lekesa II will be destroyed by the cascade- however facilities in higher orbit will be spared."
 
"Order the attack wings to take out any remaining vessels while the assault wings concentrate on the remaining facilities.¬  Have the command ships move in position to begin orbital bombardment of planet based facilities."¬  Shiarrael lowered herself back into the command throne as she watched the carnage unfold in front of her.¬  She knew it would get harder from here.¬  How will the Tholians respond?
 
Hundreds of light-years away that same question was being asked...

[To be continued]

--
Captain Shiarrael t'Rehu
Commanding Officer
USS Charon
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Source: [USS Charon] [Romulan Empire] SD241408.05 | Operation Aehallh Part 1 | EnRiov Shiarrael t'Rehu
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Charon Discussion / Re: Charon Relaunch Coming August 11, 2014
« Last post by KMcMasters on August 01, 2014, 10:45:15 PM »
Woohoo!

First to post back as a new (returning) Crewman!
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[USS Charon] [Romulan Empire] SD241408.01 | "War Drums" Part 3 | EnRiov Shiarrael t'Rehu

   

[I'Ramnau, Romulus]

   

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The parade route that carved its way  from the outskirts of Ra'tleihfi all the way to the center of I'Ramnau was  lined by millions of Romulans as columns of soldiers, armored flitters, and  tanks made their way down the ancient but well-kept cobblestone.¬  The people all cheered and chanted while the  thousands of banners bearing the great bird symbolizing the empire along the  route fluttered restlessly in the breeze.¬   It was a good day for the military parade preceding the beginning of war  operations with the sun bright and high with a refreshing breeze to keep it's  beating heat at bay.¬ 

   

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Shiarrael sat in her armored flitter  as dozens of soldiers marched along side with disruptor rifles draped over  their shoulders. ¬ She wasn't one for  spectacles ¬ but the Praetor had been  insistent on the exhibition of force to capitalize on the patriotic fervor that  was quickly spreading across the Empire.¬   As the flitter neared the steps of the ancient senate complex that  crowned the parade route it slowed and stopped.¬   The doors raised and the soldiers saluted as she made her way out to the  deafening roar of the crowd.¬  Once out she  tossed a momentary glance at the marbled steps where rows of Senators dressed  in their best robes and patriotic jewelry lined in anticipation of the moment.¬  Resisting the urge to snort at the  ostentatious display she turned her attention to the crowd wearing a vibrant  smile and ¬ dipped her head respectfully  before making her way to the stage that had been set up in front of the  Senators.¬  About halfway up the ramp a young  erie'Arrain met her and ushered her behind the podium.¬ 

   

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Looking out over the large square  Shiarrael reached up and gripped either side of the speaking stand.¬  As the parade ground to a halt several of  members of her fleet command team were exiting flitters and making their way to  her side.¬  All of them wore the violet  sash over their dress uniforms that Shiarrael had chosen to symbolize the fleet  with the golden sigil of a vicious thrai's open maw pinned to its heart.¬  Once all of them had carefully positioned  themselves on either side of her the crowd instinctively began to silence  themselves leaving only the gentle rapping of breeze tossed ropes against the  army of banner poles.¬  Shiarrael looked  out over the crowd and then focused her attention on the giant wave of soldiers  that stretched on in organized columns far beyond her eyesight and deep into  the distant horizon.¬ 

   

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"Never in my life have I been so  moved as I am this moment looking out upon such greatness.¬  In this vast universe fraught with dangers I  have before me a group of people composed of such mettle that not even the most  formidable weapons brought to bear can crack their spirit.¬  Soon we shall cross the vast expanse of space  to meet an enemy so brazen as to have struck upon our very marrow.¬  With us we will bring to them the fury of our  people- an anger unseen since the sundering and we shall scorch  them!"¬  Shiarrael took two steps  back and unsheathed her S'harien holding the blade up towards the sun so that  it radiated with reflected fire "Glory and victory to the Empire!"

   

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The crowd and soldiers began chanting  "vauthil!¬  vauthil!¬  vauthil!"

   

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Beneath her boots the earth began to  tremble.¬  The crowd went silent as a  heavy drone began to echo between the city's tall spires- their eyes were drawn  skyward as their faces held expressions of awe and horror at the unknown source  of the commotion.¬  Out of the sun  scorched azure abyss a cloud of over a hundred massive starships  descended.¬  The flock of metallic winged  frames eclipsed the sun casting a vast shadow over the Capital.¬  The ships neared as close as they dared to  the building tips and hovered- the violent droning of their engines rattling  window frames and teeth alike.¬  From the  lead ship, a massive D'Dherex dreadnaught, a sliver of emerald metal left its  primary landing bay and slowly curved between the city's spires as it descended  towards the surface.¬  Shiarrael carefully  sheathed the S'Harian and slowly made her way down the ramp followed by her  staff.¬  A gust of wind from the landing thrusters  caused Shiarrael's hair and sash to flutter wildly as the bomber touched down  just meters in front of the speaking platform.¬   When it lowered its rear hatch Shiarrael entered with the others.¬  Once everyone was secured the bomber took  flight again and headed back towards its perch as the crowds below cheered  wildly.

   

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[IRW Hhveir Ri'hwathech - Hangar Bay]

   

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Stepping out of the bomber Shiarrael  was greeted by a cool breeze that swept in through the open hangar bay doors.¬  Looking out beyond the large egress she found  a breathtaking view of the landscape which stretched on in patches of green and  olive with rivers of turquoise snaking through the fields and into the wide  body of the apnex sea.¬  Directly below  them the Capital resembled a majestic insect hive as hundreds of shuttles and  flitters moved between the maze work of spires like tiny flying insects.¬ 

   

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"Ri'nanov!"

   

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Shiarrael turned around at the sound  of Nnoil's voice to find her son standing a few meters away with his sister and  grandfather.¬  "What are you doing  here?"¬  She grinned and approached  him running her hand through his spiked hair causing the boy to pull away  sheepishly.¬  He wasn't that little child  that would run through the decks of the Charon causing mischief with his sister  anymore.¬  He had grown so much- they both  had.

   

¬ 

   

"They wanted to see you before  you left Shiarrael."¬  Her  grandfather offered her a nod and Shiarrael returned it without speaking- their  relationship was still frayed.

   

¬ 

   

"You both are doing well in  school?"¬  She asked.

   

¬ 

   

"Of course ra'nanov- Ael is the  top of the class!"¬  Nnoil looked at  his twin sister who feigned disinterest.

   

¬ 

   

"Oh?"¬  Shiarrael grinned and placed a hand on her  daughter's shoulder "when I return I will celebrate your  achievement."

   

¬ 

   

Ael shrugged "it's fine  ra'nanov...just stay safe ok?"

   

¬ 

   

"Of course.¬  Everything will be fine."¬  Shiarrael smiled but it was forced- no doubt  her children were concerned about their mother going into combat.¬  She looked at their grandfather and could see  their sentiments echoed in his expression "please take them back  home.¬  I must finish final  preparations" she returned her gaze to the twins "but don't  worry.¬  I will make sure to call you both  regularly- do well in school while I am gone."¬  They nodded to her and then left with their  grandfather as he ushered them towards one of the waiting bombers.

   

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[IRW Hhveir Ri'hwathech - Bridge]

   

¬ 

   

"EnRiov! Vaed'rae!"¬ 

   

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The entire bridge crew stood and  turned to Shiarrael saluting as she stepped off the lift followed by the other  senior fleet staff.¬  She waved a hand instinctively  dismissing them out of attention as she made her way down the steps and in  front of her empty command throne.¬   Behind her the strategic operations area dominated the rear of the  bridge where a holographic tactical table was nestled in its heart with six officers  seated around it.¬  Currently a large  holographic grid style image of ch'Rihan swirled overhead with hundreds of lines  tracing their way in elliptical orbits around the planet "how much longer  until preparations are complete?"

   

¬ 

   

"All holographic equipment has  been transferred to the third and second wings."¬  Lai answered from his station "personnel  and soldiers are still boarding some vessels but the Hhveir Ri'hwathech has completed all necessary preparations  Rekkhai."

   

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"Good."¬  Shiarrael slid herself into the command throne  and laced her fingers across her lap "order the second and third wing to  depart and take the Hhveir Ri'hwathech out  of the atmosphere and into orbit."

   

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"Ie Rekkhai!"

   

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The view screen image slowly shifted  from azure to black as the ship made its ascent into orbit over Ch'Rihan.¬  In front of them hundreds of ships swirled in  orbit of the planet stretching off into the distance until their metallic hulls  became dim pinprick blips on the screen and looked like a clusters of distant stars  that had wrapped themselves around the planet in a half ring.¬  Shiarrael drew in a deep breath momentarily  overcome by the awe inspiring visage of the enormous battle fleet they had  assembled.

   

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After the moment passed she looked at  Lai "inform the fleet to complete final preparations-¬  in thirty minutes we will depart for Tholian  Space."

   

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[End]


--
Captain Shiarrael t'Rehu
Commanding Officer
USS Charon
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Source: [USS Charon] [Romulan Empire] SD241408.01 | "War Drums" Part 3 | EnRiov Shiarrael t'Rehu
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[USS Charon] [Romulan Empire] SD241407.22 | Joint Log - "War Drums" Part 2 | EnRiov Shiarrael t'Rehu & President Hutchins

[In orbit of Earth]

   

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Space rippled just above the vast  blue of Earth's pacific ocean which was partially obscured by an ivory swirl of  gossamer clouds.¬  The large D'Dherex  dreadnaught slowly formed out of the distortion of space followed closely by  two Romulan cruisers acting as escorts.¬   As a planetary transport passed by people could be seen crowding the  portside windows to a catch a glimpse of the unusual sight.

   

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Inside the metallic beast Shiarrael  was studying the visage with an onerous sense of nostalgia.¬  How long had it been now?¬  Six or seven years?¬  She turned to the ship's commander  "prepare a bomber for me."

   

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Riov t'Vraeh looked puzzled "you  will not be beaming down EnRiov?"

   

¬ 

   

"No, when so close to our  enemies I prefer my atoms not be dissembled."¬  She smirked.¬   Though there was another reason.¬   Something was wrong on earth.¬   Though the Tal'Diann didn't know what exactly was occurring on the  planet there had been whispers.¬  Those  whispers were loud enough to give Shiarrael concern that things on Earth may no  longer be the same as when she had left so long ago "please inform Senator  t'Charvanek to be ready to depart shortly."

   

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t'Vreah bowed her head "very  well EnRiov."

   

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[Romulan Bomber]

   

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As they descended through the clouds  and across the Eurasian continent Shiarrael finally could see firsthand the  damage caused by the Cardassian attack on Earth.¬  The once beautiful city of Paris was now just  a stretch of black scarring on the landscape.¬   Millions dead.¬  The thought caused  her to shiver.¬  Twenty years ago she may  not have been so sympathetic- but now it was different.¬  This was the home world of her children's'  father- an equal part of them as Romulus will ever be. ¬ To see it in such a state made her melancholy.

   

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The bomber jerked slightly when it  ran into a headwind as they lowered their approached.¬  Outside the cockpit window she could several federation  fighters pull up from the surface and surround them.¬  They were sent to 'escort' them to the  landing pad near the new presidential palace in Sandringham.¬  Though Shiarrael knew better- humans didn't  trust Romulans, at least 'not as far as they could throw them' as she had once  been told.¬  Not that she could blame  them.¬  The distrust was built on  centuries of hostilities between the two peoples and sadly she didn't fully  trust them either.¬  The jostling sound of  the landing struts shook the bomber slightly as they made their final  approach.¬  The fighters broke away and  flew off into the horizon past the high-rises of the London skyline as the  bomber began its descent towards the more rural Sandringham.

   

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[Sandringham]

   

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Once they set down Shiarrael helped  the frail Senate Speaker to her feet as the door began to lower.¬  A group of Gai'Shian guards exited first and  stood on either side of the doorway as Shiarrael headed out with t'Charvanek  and their entourage of half a dozen Romulan dignitaries.

   

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A phalanx of UFP  Security personnel, not Starfleet security or marines, formed an honour guard  for the distinguished visitors. At the head of this column of black uniforms  was President Hutchins, with his closest advisors. As the entourage from the  Romulan ship made their way to the top of the parade, Hutchins had to suppress  the disgust he felt at dealing with Romulans. Any non-terrans were bad enough,  but from a non-Federation planet? The thought was enough to disgust him. Malone  had allowed the Romulans to fight for Starfleet in the Battle for Sol, so it  must be permitted. He put on his best face and stepped forward one step,  extending a hand. "Welcome to Earth." He said, unsure exactly who he was  addressing.

   

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The hand wasn't  taken.¬  Shiarrael simply nodded her head  at the man feeling a certain tension arising from his slight gestures and eye  movement.¬  A smile appeared on her face  but it was forced "Greetings President Hutchins- I am EnRiov Shiarrael  t'Rehu of the Imperial Romulan Navy" she turned and faced the much older  woman who seemed to glower at the human before her "and this is Senator  Liviana t'Charvanek, speaker of the Imperial Senate."¬  A title which effectively made her the third  most powerful Romulan in the universe.

   

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"An honor to  meet you mister President."¬   t'Charvanek spoke with a gravelly voice as her obsidian robes fluttered  in the slight breeze "I believe our government has informed you of the  reason for our visit?"

   

¬ 

   

"Yes they have."  Hutchins replied, as he indicated that they should move the conversation  inside, rather than out in the gardens of Sandringham. "We can discuss those  reasons once we've gone inside and had refreshments."

   

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t'Charvanek nodded  her head and led the Romulan group inside as they followed their hosts.¬  For her part Shiarrael studied the  surroundings.¬  There was certainly  something amiss and it was beginning to irk her greatly.¬  Starfleet was nowhere to be seen and the  President and his escorts consisted entirely of humans.

   

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They arrived inside  the great reception hall at Sandringham House, where tea and other beverages  were being served. Once the pleasantries were dispensed with, they were led  into a reception room where a very large, ornate table had been placed with  chairs all around it. The President and his team sat on one side of the table,  with their backs to a large hearth, with the Romulan delegation with their  backs to the large floor-to-ceiling classic windows.

   

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"As I am sure  you are aware Romulus was recently attacked by forces of the triad.¬  The Praetor has answered the demands of the  Romulan public for retribution against our enemies for this brazen  assault."¬  Several of the Romulan  delegates slid PADDs in front of her "the Romulan Empire has no shared  border with the Tholians.¬  In past times  we have been on good terms with the Assembly but with the formation of the  Commonwealth that has obviously changed.¬   Previously the Empress didn't feel that it was necessary to commit  forces to a war so far from our borders even to suppress the Commonwealth.¬  However- with the attack and the departure of  the Empress the Empire's stance has changed.¬   We are in the process of reconstituting the the Imperial Navy's assets  to form a large war fleet."

   

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t'Charvanek  threaded her fingers on the tabletop after Shiarrael finished and looked the  President in the eye "we require access to space facilities along your  shared border with the Tholians."¬  ¬ ¬ ¬ 

   

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Hutchins looked at  the Romulan flag officer intently over the table. "As I'm sure you're aware,  we're in the midst's of‚Ķ some internal difficulties." He said, evasively. "We  could not guarantee the safety of Romulan vessels in Federation space, nor can  we guarantee the co-operation of our bases along that border. For the moment,  they appear to be loyal to the government, but we've seen these rebels do all  kinds of things." He paused to take a sip of water. "Perhaps we could come to  some arrangement?"¬ ¬  ¬ ¬ 

   

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t'Charvanek winced momentarily. ¬ "Please elaborate."

   

¬ 

   

"We will permit you  to use our facilities, thereby ending the Triad war, providing your military  forces assist my military with suppressing our little‚Ķ rebellion." Hutchins  said, with a sinister smirk.

   

¬ 

   

"I  see."¬  t'Charvanek answered.¬  A chorus of whispers began from the Romulan  delegates but t'Charvanek tapped her cane on the old flooring silencing them  "I will be honest with you President Hutchins.¬  The Empire has little interest in suppressing  your rebellion- you must understand from our point of view a fractured  Federation is very beneficial to the Empire.¬   Our vengeance against the triad is our priority for the moment- but the  Senate may be willing to assist you with intelligence and weaponry."¬  The old Senator sipped the water that had  been provided "and as you have clearly outlined yourself President  Hutchins you cannot guarantee that the forces along your border will remain  loyal to you.¬  This forces me to wonder  if you are the right person to meet with- as you seem quite impotent at the  moment."

   

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"Well, without my  approval, you won't have access to our starbases along the Tholian border,  rendering your war effort somewhat mute." Hutchins countered. "And I'm only  asking for support so as to guarantee your security. A fractured Federation  might suit your aims in the short-term, but in the long-term, it will be quite  disruptive to the Empire, without Starfleet to enforce the peace."

   

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"I am not  convinced that our security is intertwined but the Praetor has given me  authority in these discussions."¬   t'Charvanek glanced at Shiarrael, noted her panged expression, and then  looked back at the President directing a malicious smirk his way "we will  aid you in repressing the Starfleet rebellion but not until we have dealt with  the triad."¬  Her irises twitched to  the corner of her eyes as Shiarrael moved to speak but was silenced by the butt  of the Senate speaker's cane hitting her in the gut "keep your peace  Shiarrael- we will talk later."¬  t'Charvanek  turned that wicked expression back on Hutchins "if this is not to your  liking then perhaps we should talk to your rebellious Admiral.¬  Offer to take those Starbases from you in  return for his approval.¬  I hear the  Klingons are quite fond of him so at least we won't have to worry about those  barbarians on our border if we aided him.¬ ¬   You have laid your weaknesses out quite too clearly President  Hutchins."¬  One of the Romulan  delegates slid a PADD to her which she pressed her thumb into before sliding it  towards Hutchins "do we have an accord?"¬ 

   

¬ 

   

Hutchins growled to  himself, having allowed these inferior beings to outmaneuver him. What hurt  worst was they were right, he was in a position of weakness, and he DID need  them ‚Äď far more than he'd ever admit. "We do." He said, coldly, and pressed his  thumb on the PADD.

   

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t'Charvanek stood  up followed by Shiarrael and the Romulan delegation "then it seems we are  done."¬  She dipped her head  "Bedah lloann'mhrahel praetelh."¬   Turned and then walked out.¬  The  delegates followed her out except for Shiarrael who stood at the table staring  at Hutchins.¬  After a long tense moment  she turned and left.

   

¬ 

   

Hutchins waited a  moment, then threw his pen down in disgust. "Bloody Romulans." He growled.

   

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[To be  continued....]


President Hutchins (apb Frankie)

&

EnRiov Shiarrael t'Rehu

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Captain Shiarrael t'Rehu
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Source: [USS Charon] [Romulan Empire] SD241407.22 | Joint Log - "War Drums" Part 2 | EnRiov Shiarrael t'Rehu & President Hutchins
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[USS Charon] [Romulan Empire] SD241407.22 | "War Drums" Part 1 | Khre'Riov Shiarrael t'Rehu

[I'Ramnau, Romulus, Senate Complex]

   

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The once beautiful gardens of the  Imperial Senate were now nothing more than charred stems and stumps- the  beautiful green leaves and assorted rainbow of petals were all gone.¬  The sweet perfume that once permeated the  beautifully crafted garden was now replaced by the acrid smell of wet  charcoal.¬  Sitting on a marble bench  blackened by the recent firestorm was Senator Argelian i-Latasalaem tr'Verelan  the new Secretary of the War Plans Council.¬   His obsidian senatorial robes fluttered lightly in the breeze as he  quietly surveyed the damage.¬  His focus  on the carnage was interrupted by loud echoing boot steps.¬  Turning his head he caught sight of the newly  minted EnRiov.¬  "EnRiov t'Rehu"  he called out.

   

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Shiarrael hadn't really taken time to  actually survey the damage from the recent attack and as she walked through the  remains of the Senate Gardens she felt a sense of pang and personal guilt.¬  It was one thing to hear about it but another  thing entirely to see the once lush gardens reduced to little more than  ash.¬  Arriving next to the bench she  bowed respectfully before the Senator "Deihu* tr'Verelan, you asked for  me?"

   

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"Sit down Shiarrael and drop the  formality."¬  Argelian motioned to  the empty spot next to him "it's hard to look at this and remember what it  used to be like.¬  So much  destruction."¬  He tossed a knowing  glance towards Shiarrael "you did well with tr'Relek- I hope my  information was of use to you?"

   

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Sitting down Shiarrael shared his  sense of loss for the destruction wrought recently but likely for different  reasons.¬  At his words she nodded her  head slowly "your information proved useful Argelian."¬  That was an understatement but Shiarrael  couldn't safely say more without knowing who might be listening.¬  It was the then Galae EnRiov tr'Verelan who  five years ago provided her with the evidence of tr'Relek's involvement with  her parents' murder.¬  One of Relek's  schemes to increase his influence by attempting to wrest control of S'Rehu*  from her family and give it to her cousin Ro'Wena.¬  Now both Ro'Wena and tr'Relek were dead.

   

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"Good."¬  Argelian said "there is a favor I  require of you Shiarrael."

   

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"A favor?"¬  She asked studying the Senator.¬  Shiarrael had known Argelian for decades  now.¬  They had served together several  times over the course of the their careers from the first Dominion War till her  temporary exile from Romulus eight years ago "this is unlike you.¬  I have never heard of you asking for favors  before."¬  She smiled softly  "but if it is within my power then I will see to it."

   

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"My oldest recently graduated  from the war college.¬  He is bright and  filled with ideas of glory."¬  Argelian  eyes seemed to reflect the carnage as he kept staring at the bareness of the Senate's  gardens "the regular capriciousness of our youth.¬  Did you ever have a chance to speak to  tr'AAnikh much?"

   

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Shiarrael shook her head  "unfortunately no."¬ 

   

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"He lost all of three of his  sons in our wars.¬  This was his greatest  regret and why he strived to find a balance with peace and understanding.¬  There are many commanders within the Galae* who  have little care for their crews.¬  I do  not intend to share his regret.¬  One  thing I have admired about you Shiarrael is that while some Commanders see  their crews as tools or objects you have always seen yours as family.¬  You would never waste their life on frivolity."¬  Argelian stood up and turned to face her  "that is why I would like for Maec to serve under you.¬  If you ordered him to his death I wouldn't  feel as distraught as I would if one of these fools simply wasted his life."

   

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Shiarrael stood up and chuckled to  diffuse the tension "you are quite morbid Argelian.¬  Of course I will have him assigned to the Hhveir Ri'hwathech ¬ but she will be in dry-dock for at least  another week undergoing repairs.¬  The  Cardassians did a number on her."¬   She still felt some bitterness at the thought of her ship and it's  smashed command throne "but I will make sure the transfer papers go  through swiftly to ease your thoughts."

   

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Argelian nodded "thank you  Shiarrael.¬  When your children are older  you will understand my apprehension."¬   ¬ 

   

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I already do,  she thought, I already do.

   

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[Praetorate Complex, Ki'Baratan,  Romulus]

   

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The waning light of Eisn* had almost  drifted below the horizon when Shiarrael was summoned before the  Praetorate.¬  When she arrived she found  herself among a congregation of people.¬   Most were middle-tier officers in the Galae but a few were Senators and  the most senior among them was t'Charvanek- the Senate speaker.¬ ¬  Once everyone seemed to be gathered silence  was ordered and the new Chief Praetor addressed the group.

   

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"Good, it seems everyone is  here.¬  The reason why I have asked for  you all to come is because I have arranged for a delegation to head to Earth  and conduct negotiations."¬   Arrenhe's focused on ¬ t'Charvanek  "Senate Speaker t'Charvanek will lead the negotiations followed by EnRiov  t'Rehu who will provide the military perspective.¬  As you all know to be able to effectively  carry out our war against the Tholians we require the use of Federation  facilities along their shared border with the Tholians.¬  This issue is complicated by recent upheaval  within the Federation though our intelligence unfortunately has not been able  to gleam a great many details due to our own recent security situation. Once on  Earth you will meet directly with the new Federation President-  Hutchins..."

   

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[To be continued]¬ 



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Captain Shiarrael t'Rehu
Commanding Officer
  USS Charon
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