A summary of the past week of posts to my in-character Star Trek Online Tumblr, chronicling the adventures of E.N. Morwen, a science-loving and thoughtful young woman trapped in a galaxy of warring space giants.
- Ruben System Patrol: Ships from the 53rd respond to a distress call from colonists under attack by the Gorn.
- Europani System Patrol: Morwen goes looking for a missing survey team, and finds something very odd going on.
- Enfant Terrible: Morwen and Sorthal’s final battle leads to the discovery that a dangerous new leader has arisen among the renegade Klingons, and Talana undertakes a covert mission to discover their identity. (Original)
- Objects in Motion: Morwen undertakes a critical mission for the Klingon Chancellor: to get proof that the renegade leader isn’t who they appear to be. (Original)
As the flag officer of a fleet or tactical group, Starfleet regulations also require Morwen to provide a Fleet Status Report briefly summarizing the current status and mission of all ships under her command, every Stardate that’s a multiple of 10.
Like last week, the “System Patrol” missions in this block continue my experiment’s second act: following the original “Diplomats and Warriors,” which started the second act, I continued doing System Patrol missions with no foreknowledge of what would happen in them, weaving them into the ongoing story as I went. “Enfant Terrible” then concludes the second act with the traditional “we’re fucked” moment, and “Objects in Motion” begins the third and final act of this original arc. Also, the reason there are only four episodes this week is because “Enfant Terrible” took more than four days of posts.