Planet Vulcan. In the midst of a long range of tall
mountains is a valley where Starships are being
built. The valley is occupied by at least a hundred
busy but casual Vulcan's and tractor-beam machines,
as they are putting together two new type Starships.
A Vulcan operator, Pharal, staggers into the valley
approaching the site. The odd Vulcan stops working
and notices him, as Pharal is wrapped in a strange
vine-like lifeform which has manifested itself
underneath his clothes and attached to his skin.
Pharal: "Ughh! ...I need-- assistance..."
He falls, slamming into the grass in pain. The other
Vulcan's leap from off the Starship and run over,
some more cautious than others.
The Vulcan leader yelled from the Bridge of one of
the Starships, which had no hull cover yet. The
others backed off from Pharal, as Wrexet activated
the phaser array on the incomplete Starship. Pharal
looked up with his bloodshot eyes, noticing the
discharger on the array swinging around from the
back to the side and aiming at him. Wrexet seemed to
be familliar with the situation and intended on
Pharal got up immediately. Adrenaline rushed even
though the few vines wrapped around his upper torso
and limbs. He called up a great energy which seemed
to make the wind blow by.
He kneeled one knee to the ground arching his arms
behind him and somehow levitating clumps of dirt and
grass from behind him into the air. He looked up at
Wrexet ready to attack in anger, but Wrexet couldn't
return that emotion. Although Wrexet felt a
certain... disappointment for the situation. Wrexet
accessed the weapons console, and the Starship fired
phasers at Pharal, totally vapourizing him. The vine
structure, although, was not vapourized. It fell to
Wrexel and the other Vulcan's were shocked that it
Lej, a worker: "What is that?"
Norea, another worker: "I do not know."
The Vulcan's spoke to each other in curiosity.
Wrexel had no idea what to do next. The pile of
vines sitting in the pot hole in the ground seemed
start moving like snakes. The other Vulcans started
picking up handheld weapons, firing phasers and
disrupter pulses at it. It was not harmed. The pile
of vines then jumped out the hole taking another
Vulcan worker to the ground, this time killing him.
Vines shot out from all sides of itslef, stabbing
through the others.
A very large pink and purple Nebula existed a couple
Sectors too deep into the Beta Quadrant. A
Federation Steamrunner Class Starship, the MERCEDES,
sped from out one of the clouds inside the Nebula.
They were scanning and taking in molecule samples.
A Klingon Bird of Prey, the TETEKEN, sat peacefully
up in another area of the Nebula, also taking in
samples. They monitored the excited MERCEDES.
Thorn: "Puh! Humans..."
The MERCEDES curved left and upward, dodging a
current of white energy. The Nebula had many
diagonal currents of energy that just existed within
it. This was not a problem.
Sith: "How are we doing?"
Lisa, tactical: "Great. The Sinate Particles are
A Borg CUBE suddenly came out from a cloud above. It
followed the MERCEDES.
Lisa: "Captain!! A Borg Cube is approaching!"
Sith, runs over to the helm: "What the hell?? Get us
out of here!"
Ace: "I'm on it!"
The MERCEDES swung left, but the Borg CUBE matched
thier movements. It fired torpedoes, hitting
directly onto the ventral hull of the MERCEDES.
The TETEKEN shot out from the clouds above, firing
disrupter pulses at the Borg CUBE. The CUBE stopped
and fanned a Tractor Beam around the TETEKEN.
The MERCEDES looped around and blasted phasers into
the Borg's emitters, knocking the Tractor Beam out
and releasing the TETEKEN.
Sith: "I can't believe the Borg are here!"
#Thorn, excited: "This is much better than molecule
The MERCEDES and the TETEKEN sped through the clouds
side by side as the Borg CUBE took off after them in
the distance. It then matched thier trajectory and
acceleration, following close behind.
#Borg: "We are the Borg. You will be assimilated."
The MERCEDES and TETEKEN broke off in opposite
directions, swinging around and firing at the CUBE's
sides. A Tractor Beam fanned out and slowed the
MERCEDES to a stop.
Sith: "Damn! We can't be fools. We don't stand a
chance against them!"
Five Drones beamed onto the Bridge.
The TETEKEN blasted a trilithium warhead into the
CUBE. A big explosion left a crippling hole in its
side. Pieces flew out everywhere. The TETEKEN
circled around again, firing more pulses at the
other sides of the CUBE, breaking the Tractor Beam
to the MERCEDES.
Ace flew the MERCEDES around. A Drone grabbed an
Officer and assimilated him. Crewmen Raine grabbed
the arm of an attacking Drone and kneed it in its
stomach. She slammed the Drone against a console and
dismantled its mechanical hand.
Officers fired phasers at Drones until the Drones
adapted. More Officers arrived with phaser rifles,
blasting Drones away. A Drone grabbed Raine from
behind and assimilated her.
The Captain was picked up by a Drone, as tubules
shot out from the Drone's other arm into his neck.
The TETEKEN blasted another trilithium warhead into
the CUBE, exploding another side of it. The Borg
thought they had proper defenses to these.
The CUBE fired at the TETEKEN, knocking thier
shields offline and exploding a part of thier right
wing. The MERCEDES then came around firing into the
CUBE's fore navigational systems just before the
CUBE ran into one of the Nebula's currents of
energy. The CUBE exploded into large pieces as the
TETEKEN and MERCEDES impulsed the hell out of there.
The two ships shot out the nebula into space, on a
course towards Federation Territory.
Thorn hailed the MERCEDES during Warp.
>Thorn, on screen: "You fought with honour. That
battle was great!!"
He saw the pieces of Drones scattered around the
Bridge. A fallen Drone laid beside Captain Sith.
Sith was on his hands and knees in pain having been
pumped with nanoprobes.
Thorn entered the MERCEDES' Sickbay where Doctor
Carlina activated the biobed around Sith.
Thorn: "Long-range scans indicate no Borg are after
Sith, lying down: "Trilithium warheads? Those aren't
Thorn: "Modified trilithium warheads! Besides, we
were no where near Federation space, and the nebula
was no threat."
Sith then felt a surge of bio-electric energy
throughout his body. The biobed opened and he sat
up, staring at his skin. It seemed like some kind of
string of vines cabled around his body. It wasn't
much, but they stood out in a green color as veins,
but on the outside of his skin.
Sith: "What the hell is going on??"
Carlina, scans: "You have some kind of parasite in
your system. It's manifesting itself naturally."
Sith: "Damn! This must be a way for the Borg to test
out some new assimilation technique."
Carlina: "Actually... My scans show this parasite
has been dormant within you for the past week and
wasn't going to start growing for another month. The
nanoprobes just accelerated it."
Thorn, steps back: "Is it... contagious?"
Sith, glancing his disease: "Jee, thanks for the
vote of sympathy."
Carlina: "I doubt it. Although I have no idea what
it is or where it could have come from. I don't
think there's anything I can do for you."
She glances over at Sith.
Sith: "...I know, I know. You want to conduct more
The MERCEDES and the TETEKEN speed through Warp.
STARBASE 78 sat out in deep space, infested with
parked Federation Starships. The MERCEDES and the
Klingon Bird of Prey TETEKEN impulsed towards it.
They passed by some Hirogen SHIP, which was flaming
in plasma from some battle.
Sith was then placed behind a protective Glass Area
in the Starbase's Medical Treatment Center. Doctor's
and Scientist's scanned and studied him, finding
that his metabolism had improved.
Parsons, enters: "It was a great idea to go with the
Klingon's to research that Nebula."
-Sith, nods: "...You gotta get me outta here,
Admiral. They're stripping me naked and poking me
Parsons: "I hear they want to keep you in there
another month or so for extended studies."
-Sith: "What!? Admiral, this thing isn't contagious.
I feel fine!"
Parsons sighed, looking at Sith. He sympathized, and
felt that maybe he was right: "I have to go."
Parsons left the Medical Center. He had an
appointment to be at the Starbase's Brig. Behind one
of the cells in the Brig was a Hirogen.
Parsons, enters: "...The word is your encounter with
us was a complete misunderstanding. I'm sorry, but
we're going to have to keep you in here a while
longer until I sort things out with Starfleet."
-Matrox: "That is unacceptible."
He looks him over.
-Matrox: "You know, I bet hunting a Human is a great
Matrox activated a control unit on his wrist, and
depolarized the forcefield.
Parsons, steps back: "--Security!!!"
Matrox grabbed and picked up Parson's by his neck,
throwing Parsons into two Security Guards who were
about to fire. Matrox then ran out the Brig.
Some of Sith's crew; Lisa, Ace, Raine, and Carlina,
came to visit him at the Medical Center. They
weren't sure what to think.
Raine: "How did this happen?"
-Sith: "I don't know. Carlina said I could have
contracted this a week ago, but where have I been in
the past week...?"
Lisa: "Everywhere. We went to that Klingon
Outpost... the Asteroid Field... Vulcan..."
Red Alert suddenly went on. The crew left
immediately. Sith tended to his own problem; pacing.
The last Nurse left the Medical Center for a moment,
as Sith noticed the entertainment screen on the
wall. He accessed the panel and used his security
codes to get to the room's main system.
Matrox, entered another hallway: "Hmph."
He ran into another Security Officer, and head
butted him out.
Sith ran out the Medical Center, pushing past a
Fade: "Aahh! Security!"
Sith made a run for it. He didn't want to be cooped
up in there a second longer.
Sith slammed into Matrox down another hallway. They
crashed into a Weapon's Locker.
Sith: "Auggh! Out of my way!"
He got up and back.
Sith: "What the hell are you?"
Matrox, gets up: "Hirogen... How dare you take me
down. No one has ever done that to me!"
Sith, picks up a phaser rifle: "Well I'm proud for
He aims the rifle, but Matrox suddenly grabs it,
pulling it and Sith towards him, tweaking Sith's
finger off the trigger and spinning the rifle to
under his own arm.
Matrox, aims: "Now you are my prey."
He fires one phaser beam, missing Sith and hitting a
panel on a far wall. Sith makes another run for it.
He takes a ladder to a jeffery's tube.
Sith, taps his commbadge: "Sith to Carlina; when did
you guys say you were returning to the Ship?"
#Carlina: "In a half hour; but why--"
Sith: "Okay, thanks. Bye!"
Matrox blasted two Security Guards away while
walking down a hallway, looking over his tricorder
device. He had Sith's lifesigns on a sensor reading.
Sith kicked open a hatch and entered a Shuttle Bay.
A group of Federation Officers stopped working and
Greg: "Hey there he is!"
Jule: "Get him!"
Sith: "Oh crap!"
He went out into the hallway and ran out of there.
All the Officer's chased after him.
Meanwhile, Parsons staggered to his feet in the
Parsons, taps commbadge: "Report!"
#Harvey: "The Hirogen is still on the loose, and
Captain Sith has escaped the Medical Center!"
Parsons, turned and breathed deeply in pain: "Hhhh...
I knew he was going to do that."
Sith looses the Officer's through the hallways
entering Locker Room 4, and checking internal
sensors only to find that his hunter is on his way.
Sith grabs an Enviromental Suit, puts it on, and
runs out to the External Hatch Level 4a.
He opens the Hatch, looking out into space as
forcefields automatically go up. He then leaps out
into space, activating thrusters on his boots.
Sith: "Hahaha! I lost him."
Matrox fixed himself up and peaked his head out the
hatch into space. He got onto an outside repair
platform and activated its thrusters. The platform
carried him out into space as he aimed the phaser
rifle and fired at Sith.
Sith sped away from the beam, to behind the
Federation Starship SONY. It had no idea what was
going on as Matrox circled his platform around and
snuck up behind Sith.
Matrox leaped off the platform and tackled Sith in
space. They both went trekking along a straight
course until Sith slammed against the hull of the
Matrox pushed away, backflipping to a good distance
and firing his phaser rifle at Sith. Sith was hit in
the shoulder, and slammed back against the MERCEDES'
hull as oxygen was released from his suit.
Two guys in Federation DEFENSE PODS hovered over and
fired at them. Sith was beamed out.
He rematerialized onto the Bridge of the MERCEDES.
Sith: "Hey. You guys saved me!"
Ace, at helm: "Where would you like us to set
Lisa and Raine awaited orders.
Sith, glanced over at everyone in confusion: "You're
helping me? ...Uhh. Cool."
He stood at the center of the Bridge.
Sith: "Engage thrusters."
The MERCEDES undocked and started moving out. Four
more guys in DEFENSE POD's swarmed around, firing
double phasers at them.
Parsons entered STARBASE 78's Operations Bridge.
Greg: "We had to beam one of the guys from the Pod's
Greg: "The Hirogen punched trough the cockpit and
took it over."
Parsons: "Override its navigational systems!"
Greg, taps at panels searching: "I can't find his
Pod. He must've reconfigured its systems to mask
himself from our sensors! The Hirogen's gone!"
Harvey: "Admiral! The Mercedes is leaving!"
The screen clicked on showing this.
Harvey: "Should I send a ship to stop them?"
Parsons took a deep breath, and thought about it. He
knew that Sith could take care of himself: "No.
The MERCEDES ascended out and left STARBASE 78
behind as the last of the DEFENSE POD's fired. The
MERCEDES jumped Warp, out of there. Sith took this
calm moment to realize his crew's efforts...
The MERCEDES sped through Warp.
It dropped back to normal space and approached the
Planet Vulcan. Lisa took scans.
Lisa: "...No signs of the vine material."
Sith: "Link up with the Vulcan orbital monitoring
satelites. See if you can get them to sweep the
A large Remen Warbird, the NICEVON, races out of the
atmosphere past them. It heads out into deep space.
Sith: "What the--?"
The Remen Commander of the NICEVON approaches a
group of Vulcan Leader's who are shoved onto the
Nicin: "Well it looks like it's our distant, distant
Savven, struggles: "The Federation won't let you get
away with this!!"
Nicin: "Relax. No one will even know you're gone...
since we've replaced you with clones! Hahaha!"
The MERCEDES arcs around and speeds after them. They
blast torpedoes, slicing into the NICEVON's hull.
Planet Vulcan is left far behind.
>Nicin: "Crud clumps! Who the hell are you?"
Sith: "The guy who's going to kick your ass!"
>Nicin: "Now, now. How do you know that I'm not on a
Sith, points: "I can see your Vulcan prisoners right
>Nicin, just realizes: "Argh!! Whatever! Like we
care about a stupid Steamrunner Class vessel."
The NICEVON jumps to Warp and the MERCEDES jumps
after them. The stars race past as the MERCEDES
launches torpedo after torpedo onto the back of the
The NICEVON takes on damage and drops to normal
space. It enters an Ice Asteroid Field meeting up
with another Remen Warbird, the PORENA. They both
fire disrupter pulses onto the MERCEDES as its
The ship shakes, as Raine is working on a set-up
device in Engineering.
#Sith: "Engineering. We need power!"
Raine is the only one available and answers the comm:
She's forced to leave her experiment and work on the
>Tialo: "We have to get rid of them before they tell
the Federation what we have done!"
Nicin: "Alright, alright! Leave it to me..."
The NICEVON cloaks, blasting pulses out into space.
Each pulse slams into the MERCEDES as the MERCEDES
The MERCEDES returns torpedo fire where the last
position of the enemy was, but the torpedoes just
fly through. The MERCEDES arcs around, blasting
torpedo after torpedo, trying to find the cloaked
Sith: "Where are they??"
The MERCEDES gives up and speeds around, seeing the
PORENA. They tractor beam a nearby rock, pulling it
along. The MERCEDES drops the tractor beam on the
rock and lets its momentum take it right into the
The rock smashes into the PORENA, taking out thier
Tialo, falls: "Aahh!! Get them!!"
The PORENA tends to its injuries. But the invisible
NICEVON climbs over and fires more disrupters into
the MERCEDES. The MERCEDES tries to manouver around
the PORENA, but they still get hit with great
Lisa: "Losing systems!"
Sith: "Sith to Engineering. We don't need Warp power
right now, so reroute!!"
Raine is busy working on a Borg device. She taps her
Raine: "Uh-- alright--"
She gets to a console, rerouting power.
#Sith: "What the hell are you doing!?"
Raine: "Sorry Captain! But I was working on Borg
The MERCEDES blasts the last of its torpedoes out
into space. One hits the NICEVON, but it's not
The PORENA gets working again and fires more pulses.
The MERCEDES shakes like crazy, while hovering past
#Raine: "I can get you perfect Impulse and perfect
The MERCEDES slams a tractor beam on the nearby
asteroid and swings it around. The asteroid smashes
into the PORENA as it’s cloaking, and the PORENA is
demolished to pieces.
Raine enters the Bridge of the MERCEDES. She has
placed some kind of Borg Neural Processing
recalobrated Interplexing Beacon device on her
temple; the exact device she had been working on.
Raine, falls against a console: "Augh! ...I can
sense them... I can hear the Borg...!!"
Sith, runs over: "Raine! What did you--? Why would
you do this to yourself??"
Raine, takes a deep breath: "...Ever since the Borg
pumped me with nanoprobes, I've had this urge..."
The MERCEDES is suddenly hit by an asteroid from the
NICEVON. The MERCEDES pulls the asteroid around, but
can't find them.
She breathes heavily.
Raine: "I can sense them...!"
Sith: "I know, you told me."
Raine: "No, I can sense them! Thier technology!"
She points at the view-screen. Sith immediately
The MERCEDES fires with Raine at tactical. The
cloaked NICEVON is hit.
The NICEVON arcs around in anger now blasting high
frequency disrupter pulses, badly damaging the
The MERCEDES then locks two tractor beams onto two
asteroids. It pulls them around, and slams them each
right into the NICEVON.
The NICEVON goes toppling backwards, crashing into
another asteroid. Pieces go flying. It just sits
there, craddled against the rock.
Nicin: "Aahh!! How did they do that!?? They were
just a stupid Steamrunner Class ship!!"
The Vulcan's are beamed aboard the MERCEDES as it
The MERCEDES repairs systems and then leaves the
Remen's in the Asteroid Field, returning to Vulcan
to drop off the Vulcan Leaders.
Savven: “Thank you... although you could have been a
little easier on us.”
Sith, embarrassed: “...Right.”
Sith approaches Raine on the Bridge. He looks at
Raine: "...It's the Borg. They attacked us on
Sith, fears the truth: "Why?"
Raine: "They want you for some reason."
Sith turns away and stares at the vines wrapped
around his arm.
Ace: "They must have known..."
Sith, clenches his fist: "They won't get close
enough to know more..."
The MERCEDES leaves Vulcan and jumps to Warp.
The Ferengi Vessel SEKEL sat out in deep space. It
slammed a tractor beam onto a smaller Vessel...
Purn: "Heh, heh, heh! Let's steal all thier
Nex, hits him upside the head: "Of course! I swear,
I'm working with fools!"
The Vessel is brought into their Shuttle Bay. Nex
and Purn contact their crew in the Shuttle Bay over
the comm, but over-hear screams and weapons fire.
Whoever was in that Vessel is taking over the
Whoever enters the Bridge, holding a smoking pulse
rifle. This tall scary Alien stares down upon Nex
and Purn. They notice a small cage connected to his
Purn, falls to his knees in fear: "Aahh!! Pl--please
don't kill me!"
Pod's and Shuttle's evacuate the SEKEL.
The two top Ferengi occupy one POD as it rockets out
Nex, piloting: "That guy was brilliant! You see?
He's the type we should be in business with!"
Purn, still shaking in fear: "--I want my Moogy."
The MERCEDES speeds through space, having been going
around contacting species on thier way to Klingon
Raine: "Why did you think those Caldonians would
know anything about your disease?"
Sith: "I don't know. It was worth a try to ask
The MERCEDES runs into a Feregni POD. They stop and
hail each other.
>Nex, holding a vase: "Wouldn't you love this
beautiful Napean symbol? They say it increases one's
telepathic focus. Four slips of Latinum...!"
Sith: "Um. It's okay."
Nex is about to try to sell another item, but stops
for a second, pointing at the vines around Sith's
>Nex: "I recognize that."
Sith, glances at his crew: "You have? Where!?"
Nex suddenly congures up a conniving plan...
>Nex, smiles: "You're curious about it, I assume?"
Sith: "Yes! What is it??"
>Nex: "I don't know anything about it. But I do know
someone who does. I can take you to him for a
Two of four Ferengi beam aboard the MERCEDES as the
POD races along side them through Warp.
The two Ferengi go over starcharts in the Briefing
Room, while waiting for the Captain.
Nex: "These Federation morons are so nieve! Maybe
through them I can find our Ship and make business
partners with that Hirogen!"
Purn, shrugs: "...Where ever the Ship is."
The MERCEDES and POD drops Warp, to the last known
co-ordinates of the Ferengi's Vessel. The screen
clicks on to a view of empty space.
Sith: "There's nothing here."
Nex: "Well, err, I may need to rethink the
co-ordinates. Excuse me."
He leaves the Bridge.
The crew waits. Nex goes to a back Control Room,
rerouting a subspace link to Ferenginar High
>Velk: "Don't bother me about your problems! Another
Ferengi vessel has been hijacked by some Alien from
the Delta Quadrant!"
>Velk: "Those ship's cost a lot of money to build
The screen clicks out.
The MERCEDES and the Ferengi POD visit Dessica II.
Sith joins Nex to a filthy Bar in one of its Cities.
Nex approaches a Yiridian merchant.
Nex, waving slips of latinum around: "...So you
don't know anything about this Alien ship stealer?"
Yranac, drinking at the bar: "...No."
Sith takes Nex to the side: "Well?? Does he know
anything about this thing or not?"
Nex: "Just a second!"
He goes back over to the bar, helpless.
Yranac, grabs the latinum from the Ferengi: "But!
...I did notice your Ship in a nearby System. I
figured it was you, but you're here."
The MERCEDES and the Ferengi POD leave. They enter
another Star System, scanning space.
Three Ferengi Vessels, the LEVOR, PHREN, and the
SEKEL, suddenly drop Warp surrounding them. All
three lock tractor beams onto the MERCEDES.
Ace: "They've got us!"
The MERCEDES was still weak from earlier battles.
Sith: "This was a trap!!"
He grabs Nex and throws him into the Captain's
Nex, falls: "No! He's on the Sekel! Believe me!"
Nex, Purn, Raine, and Sith beam onto the SEKEL. The
air and lights are low to save power. They make
thier way to the Bridge, which they find empty.
Raine, checks the computer: "Nothing. The other two
Feregni Ship's are abandonned too. It looks like
they're being controlled by a command interlink with
Sith walked over and shoved Nex.
Sith: "I should've known better than to trust a
Nex, backs up scared, looking around: "I-- I don't
understand. He was here!"
Purn: "Yeah, he almost killed me!"
Raine, tapping at panels: "Captain, there's a
Federation Defense Pod in the Shuttle Bay."
Matrox stood in the darkness of a doorway, flinging
out a Ferengi Energy Whip which wrapped around Sith.
Everyone looked over in surprise.
Matrox: "Meh, heh, heh! ...I was going to beam over
to your Ship and hunt you down but you came over
He walked over from the shadows, aiming his pulse
Matrox: "I picked up a few things from my Ship
before your people salvaged it."
Sith became loose as the whip was dropped. He
grabbed Matrox's pulse rifle when he came close
enough. Sith got to his feet and they both struggled
for the weapon. They slammed against a compartment,
spilling latinum all over the floor.
Nex, scurrying around: "Hehh! Please! Please
consider becoming partners with me and my associate.
With your strengh and my smarts, we can become very
Sith kneed Matrox in the stomach, but didn't let go
of the rifle. Matrox tried headbutting, but Sith
leaned back dodging it. As they spun around
struggling for the rifle, a strange destructuring of
the rifle's molecules occured around where Sith's
Matrox immediately let go. Sith saw this aswell and
dropped the rifle on the floor with the latinum.
Sith, backs away: "Huh...??"
Matrox: "You can't be my prey. You're merged with
Sith: "So you know about this parasite?"
Matrox pulls out a small cage, with a wiggling vine
in it: "Know about it? I brought it to this Quadrant
when I arrived four months ago!"
He tosses the cage on the floor and then goes over
to a console.
Matrox: "You cannot be my prey at all!"
Sith falls to his knees in pain. The latinum around
him starts to fluxuate, but then stops when Sith
gains control of himself: "Wait!"
Matrox beams out and onto the PHREN. It drops its
tractor beam and turns around, Warping out of there.
Raine disengages the other tractor beams, and then
runs over to Sith's aid.
Raine: "Captain! Are you alright?"
Sith: "Yeah... I just don't understand how I did
He looks around at the latinum, and then picks up
the pulse rifle.
Nex and Purn watch as Raine and Sith beam out and
back onto the MERCEDES. Nex hits Purn upside the
Nex: "This is all your fault!"
The LEVOR and the SEKEL are left as the MERCEDES
rotates around and speeds out of there.
A Borg SPHERE emits a partcle beam out into space,
opening a Rift into a green fluidic dimension. The
SPHERE starts to enter the Rift but a Species 8472
BIOSHIP speeds out, blasting the SPHERE with a
current of energy.
The SPHERE rolls back as the BIOSHIP arcs around
firing at it.
#Borg: "Your biological and technological
distinctiveness will be added to serve the
The Vulcan Ship, TONIC, sees this and approaches,
firing limited trans-phasic torpedoes onto the
SPHERE. The BIOSHIP arcs around, watching as the
SPHERE explodes into pieces.
The MERCEDES enters the System. They see the BIOSHIP
suddenly start firing currents onto the TONIC.
Sith: "Hey. They can't do that!"
The MERCEDES speeds around, blasting modified
torpedoes onto the BIOSHIP. But the TONIC then fires
at the MERCEDES aswell.
The MERCEDES dives downwards, dodging the torpedo.
Sith: "What's going on with them?"
Ace: "I don't know, but we'd better move...!"
The BIOSHIP charges for the MERCEDES, blasting thick
currents of bio-electric energy. The MERCEDES jets
out of there, deeper into the Klingon Solar System.
Two patrolling Klingon SHIP's see this and quickly
head straight on, firing disrupters.
The MERCEDES speeds towards Qo'Nos dodging energy
blasts from the BIOSHIP behind. Both Klingon SHIP's
are hit dead on, and destroyed.
The MERCEDES fly's around, returning torpedo fire
onto the speeding BIOSHIP.
Raine: "Captain, I'm picking up the Tonic. It's
heading for Qo'Nos at full impulse!"
Sith: "They're insane."
The MERCEDES fly's around again, veering upward as
the BIOSHIP passes underneath. The MERCEDES speeds
after the TONIC, towards the Planet.
The TONIC soars down into the atmosphere of the
Planet, firing onto Klingon Cities. The MERCEDES
soars down after them.
Ground forces launch photon torpedoes into the blue
sky, hitting the TONIC as it speeds over them. The
BIOSHIP soars down from the sky, chasing after the
MERCEDES and firing currents.
The MERCEDES speeds low enough through the City,
that the BIOSHIP's blast reaches the center of a
tall building in the distance ahead. The building
snaps and begins to fall on an angle as the MERCEDES
speeds past underneath the falling structure.
The BIOSHIP fires again, vapourizing the falling
structure, clearing a path.
The TONIC being followed by the MERCEDES being
followed by the BIOSHIP head out flying over barren
land. The MERCEDES then slams phasers into the
ground. The phasers drag along the ground, sending
huge blocks of dirt and stone into the air behind
The BIOSHIP is rained on from below by this debris,
losing its course. A huge rock from below smashes
into the nose of the BIOSHIP, sending the BIOSHIP
careening off into the distant mountains.
Ace: "The Federation is supposed to be on good terms
with Species 8472!"
Sith: "Damn! I forgot I knew that."
The Klingon Bird of Prey, TETEKEN, soars down from
the sky, and both the TETEKEN and the MERCEDES fly
along either side of the TONIC.
Thorn, hails: "Captain! What is going on?"
The TONIC fires a trans-phasic torpedo out its left
side and its right side. The MERCEDES and the
TETEKEN quickly dodge them.
Thorn: "I see."
The TETEKEN spins overhead, hovering above the TONIC
like a predator. It then pumps disrupter pulses and
torpedoes into the dorsal hull of the TONIC, trying
to force it downwards.
The TONIC takes on serious damage and goes crashing
along the ground, spinning to pieces.
The MERCEDES has left, and searches the mountians
for 8472. The BIOSHIP suddenly flys in from the
side, blasting currents of energy at them.
Sith, hails: "Please stop! We're not supposed to go
to war with you!"
#8472ccv, responds: "SdoefNnzzz, ffFdjjeRw
Both the MERCEDES and BIOSHIP climb back through the
sky, as torpdoes from the City below rain past them.
8472ccv: "--TTgggdrrkk nkkkvlll-- are not supposed
to go to war with you either!"
>Sith, smiles: "Okay now I understand you."
8472ccv: "Let us just pretend that this did not
The BIOSHIP rockets back up into the sky, towards
the rift to its own dimension.
A Klingon Salvage Team starts picking up pieces and
debris of the Vulcan Starship Tonic spread all
across the Western Countryside. The TETEKEN lands
near the place with the most debris, as the Cities
have stopped firing.
While the MERCEDES takes orbit, Sith and Ace beam
down to the Countryside where the Salvage Teams are
picking up pieces.
Thorn, scanning material: "Captain!"
Sith, walks over debris: "...Well this looks like
Thorn, shakes his head: "...This was one of the
Vulcan's newer productions. I do not understand what
Sith: "I think I recognize this Ship. I visited it
last week on Vulcan during its launching ceremony."
Ace: "You recognize it now that it's in pieces?"
Sith, shrugs: "I like puzzles."
Thorn stops scanning and walks over to a wide hull
fragment. He leans in and pulls it aside, revealing
a dead Vulcan.
Thorn: "...Commander Wrexet."
Around Wrexet's skin are burned markings wrapped
around his body, as if the vine parasite had been on
Sith and Ace also notice this and glance at each
other in surprise.
The Federation Nova Class Starship, BLADE,
approaches Qo'Nos and the MERCEDES that's in orbit
ZKel: "Blade requesting open channel with Mercedes."
>Ace, goes on screen: "Mercedes here."
Meanwhile in one of the Cities on the surface, Sith
enters a Medical Facility where Commander Wrexet has
been placed under a bio-examination chamber.
Ha'vi, doctor: "Scans indicate that whatever was on
him, is defintely the same kind of thing that's on
Sith walked over slowly, feeling a strange
extrasensory recollection: "...Mind-meld..."
Sith: "This is who I contracted the parasite from.
I'm sure of it. What happened to him might be the
answer to what's happening to me. An autopsy may
tell us more."
Ha'vi, throws down a laser-device: "What do I look
like? Your servant!? I don't perform autopsy's for
Thorn walks his way out the room laughing: "Hahaha!
Sith, approaches her begging: "What are you talking
about? I'm the least pitiful Human ever to be
Ha'vi points out the window to a shorter Building
across the street: "...If you can best Yavita in a
Level 10 match, then I will consider an autopsy."
Sith looks out the window to the public building
below. He then gets a strange feeling from it that
he can't explain.
He takes a turbolift down to the lobby and runs out
the Medical Facility onto the dirt road, walking
#Lisa: "Lisa to Captain Sith. We need your help up
Sith, taps his commbadge: "Hey Lisa. How equipped do
you think our Sickbay is for autopsies?"
#Lisa: "Captain! The USS Blade has taken orbit with
us! They need to have a meeting with you
Sith: "Understood. I'll be up in a minute."
He enters the building labelled Battle Arena. Inside
the Arena, groups of loud Klingons surround a fight,
cheering the fighters on.
One of the fighters is a human looking woman. She
smacks the back of her bat'leth across her Klingon
opponents face. The Klingon falls to the floor but
gets up quickly, dodging another attack.
Rohen, in the crowd: "Yaha!! Hahaha! Kill him!"
Sith, walks over: "What is she?"
Sith: "El-Aurian? They're not fighters."
Rohen: "Ha! El-Aurians are whatever they want to
He goes back to watching the fight.
As soon as its over, another two Klingons battle it
out. Sith leaves to the next room which is a Bar. He
notices the woman taking her place behind it.
Sith: "I'm looking for Yavita."
Yavita, cleaning a glass: "I'm Yavita. I own this
establishment. How can I help you?"
Sith notices how extremely attractive she is.
Sith: "You fight good."
Yavita, stops cleaning and looks at him: "...You
have quite the parasite. Luckily it doesn't reach
that cute face of yours."
Sith immediately takes a seat at the Bar: "I get
this strange feeling when I look at you..."
Yavita: "That's funny. You don't even know me. Can
you pick up girls as well as you can fight?"
Sith: "Can you fight as well as you challenge?"
Yavita, puts down the glass, smiling at him: "That
sounds like a challenge yourself."
Sith, leans in: "Bring it on."
Sith and Yavita enter the Battle Arena. Most of the
Klingons have left, except for a few who are
drinking and talking at distant tables.
Sith: "The Klingon Doctor across the street told me
to fight you at Level 10...?"
Yavita, picking a bat'leth off the wall: "Haha! Very
few have been able to reach that Level with me.
Ha'vi has been trying for years!"
She walks over placing a small device on Sith's neck
and one on hers.
Yavita: "This regulates the synaptic responses. It
will increase your reaction time as the computer
recognizes what Level we are on."
Sith takes a mek'leth off the wall.
Sith clashes his mek'leth sword against Yavita's
block. Yavita swings multiple kicks around, as Sith
backs away millimeters from each kick. They clash
thier swords against each other, from different
angle after angle until Yavita hooks her foot around
Sith's leg, colapsing him to the floor.
Yavita: "Ha! Lost a few fights in your time?"
Sith: "No, but I have fought a girl."
Some Klingons start watching. Sith jabs his sword
forwards a couple times as Yavita dodges them all.
Yavita hacks her sword against Sith's clashing again
and again, until Sith spins to an angle, cutting
#Computer: "Level 7."
Yavita: "No mercy? I like that."
She spins her bat'leth around about to hit him until
the computer pauses the match.
#Computer: "Incoming message."
Sith walks over to a viewscreen on the wall, as
>Lisa: "Captian! The Blade is requesting transfers
to thier ship."
Sith: "You guys can't transfer."
>Lisa: "We have to! We were supposed to after our
mission to the Nebula."
Sith, understands: "Just hold on a while longer,
He goes back over to the centre of the Arena where
the computer resumes the match. Sith and Yavita
slash swords, as Yavita hooks her bat'leth around
Sith's mek'leth, rendering them useless. She spins
Yavita kicks, and Sith grabs her leg, swinging her
around, but Yavita kicks her other foot around to
his head, sending him over a table where two
Klingons were eating.
Yavita, lands: "Ha! Got you! When you fall, it's
Sith, gets up in pain: "Ugh... Very funny."
He attacks, jabbing her in the stomach over and
over. She reidrects his arms and swings around
elbowing him the face. Sith recovers and comes back
kneeing her in the side. He swings his foot,
tripping her to the floor. He picks up the nearby
mek'leth and pins her shirt to the ground.
#Computer: "Level 10."
Sith, stares into her eyes: "...I get a strange
feeling when I look at you. I sensed it before I
came over here."
Yavita tears the sword out and gets to her feet,
ready to fight again. She sighs, thinking she may
know the answer to this: "I was one of the 42 aboard
the Lukul when we were taken by the Nexus..."
Sith takes the bat'leth and swipes Yavita's mek'leth
away. He pushes her back, but she kicks him over to
Sith, thinks for second: "The Nexus? ...That
phenomenon caused many El-Aurians to have a certain
sensory of space and time ..."
The room becomes crowded with loud, cheering
Klingons. Yavita is about to pick another weapon off
the wall, but Sith places his hand on the wall,
fluxuating it. All the swords fall to the floor, and
Sith and Yavita are forced to fight each other over
them, puncing and blocking. Sith kicks Yavita away,
and then tackles her to the far floor. They become
weak from all the fighting.
Sith: "...You must be why I remembered the mind-meld
between me and Wrexel, earlier..."
#Computer: "Level 11."
Sith and Yavita are about to fight again when Sith
suddenly gets another incoming transmission at the
>Lisa: "Captain, there are only two people on the
Blade and they're ordering the transfer. 53 out of
87 of us will have to move!"
Sith, trickling blood: "Then do it!"
>Lisa: "But we are not finsihed reparing the
Sith turns away, stressed.
Yavita, glances at him, weak: "Looks like you're
fighting two battles at once."
Sith realizes his neglect. He sacrifices the match
and gets Lisa to beam him aboard the BLADE. He
enters the Bridge, weak from the battles.
ZKel: "Captain Sith. Lieutenant Commander ZKel."
Sith, limps over: "Nice to meet you. I'm taking
temporary command of this vessel."
ZKel: "But... Admiral Parsons was going to..."
Sith: "Hah! Parsons? He hates star trekking. I'd be
doing him a favour."
ZKel: "Yes, sir."
Yavita takes a seat in her Bar. Ha'vi regenerates a
wound and then leaves as Sith enters.
Sith: "...When you bruise, it's with style."
Yavita, smiles: "No one's ever gotten that close to
beating me before. Too bad you lost."
Sith notices how extremely attractive Yavita is.
Sith, confeses: "I think I'm in love with you."
Yavita takes this in and then looks back up at him.
Yavita: "You're not. It's that extra-sensory thing
with my El-Aurian proximity."
Sith, sits, considering this possibility: "Oh."
Yavita moves herself closer to Sith.
Yavita: "Head for Bajor. There you will find the
answers to your questions about the vine parasite."
Sith: "But I'm going to get an autopsy done on
Yavita: "Trust me."
Sith, thinks about it: "...."
Yavita reaches over and kisses him: "Die with
Raine enters the Bridge of the BLADE. Sith enters
ZKel: "Captian on the Bridge."
Sith, walks around: "Raine! You're here?"
Raine: "Yeah, I was one of the people who were
supposed to transfer at Starbase 78."
ZKel, hands a padd: "There are one of three places
for us to go; the Denorios Belt, Nervala IV, or
Regulon to study astronimcal phenomenon."
Sith: "Cool. The Denorios Belt takes us near Bajor,
ZKel: "Yes, sir."
Sith: "Then that's where we're headed..."
The Nova Class Starship, BLADE, turns away from
Planet Qo'Nos, leaving the MERCEDES behind. The
BLADE heads out into space and jumps to Warp.
The BLADE flys through space.
Raine: "Captain, I'm picking up strange bio-energy
readings a couple parsects away."
Sith falls to his knees, clenching his head: "Argh--!!"
The BLADE approaches a huge green-bluish wiggling
clump of Vines. There are so many of them making up
the slithering lifeform, they are as big as a
Beside the Slithering Lifeform are three BREEN
Ship's, and a Remen warbird, the NICEVON.
Nicin activates the viewscreen: "What do you want!?"
Sith gets to his feet: "That thing... I feel a
connection to it..."
Nicin: "Does it look like I care!? Why don't you
hail someone for important reasons next time!?"
The screen clicks off. Breen SHIP 1 and Breen SHIP 2
fly around, firing torpedoes at the BLADE.
Sith, walks over to the helm: "Ergh--! ...take 'em
ZKel: "Aye sir."
The BLADE locks a tractor beam on SHIP 1 and swings
their momentum around, pumping quantum torpedoes
into SHIP 2.
Breen SHIP 2 is badly damaged and flys away.
Breen SHIP 3 flys over, firing torpedoes, but the
BLADE swings SHIP 1 around and smashes it into the
SHIP 3. Both Breen SHIP's flame and crumble in
chaos, off into the distance.
Sith: "He's working with the Breen now."
Raine: "Maybe he's changed his motives."
Breen SHIP 2 returns, blasting energy spurts. The
BLADE takes on damage, but returns fire.
A part of the Breen SHIP explodes, losing
navigational sensors. It flys around the area, like
The BLADE moves closer to the Slithering Lifefrom.
Sith: "I can feel it... it's an accumulation of
worms. The same thing that's on me."
The Breen SHIP soars around, passing the NICEVON and
crashing into the Slithering Lifeform. Vines are
spilled everywhere, wiggling and trying to get a
hold of something.
The NICEVON hails the Breen SHIP.
Nicin: "You idiots! Get more Vessel's out here!"
All the BLADE can do is watch in horror.
Slithering vines start grabbing onto each other,
making smaller versions of itself. Each just about
bigger than a humanoid.
Sith: "They're sentient!"
One of the Slithering Species shoots itself onto the
hull of the BLADE, it breaks through and pours
itself into a corridor. Passing through forcefields
as they go up, it makes its way to the Bridge.
Tack, an officer: "What is that thing?? Phaser it!!"
Five more BREEN Ship's arrive. They, along with the
NICEVON, open fire at the BLADE.
ZKel: "Captain, I must warn you, we are not a
The BLADE soars around the center of attention and
slices phasers along the ventral hull of Breen SHIP
4. A critical system is hit and the SHIP explodes.
Breen SHIP 5 and SHIP 6 fly around firing energy
spurts. SHIP 5 grabs tractor beams onto the BLADE.
But the BLADE sends a feedback pulse up it. Part of
SHIP 5 explodes.
SHIP 6 and SHIP 7 eagle around blasting torpedoes
onto the BLADE as the NICEVON approaches it.
>Nicin: "I found this Creature and was trying to
speak with it!!"
Sith: "Why? All you care about is getting political
>Nicin: "Not anymore. You don't know me!! ...My
scans showed me with this Lifeform I could have
great power. If only I could merge with it!"
The screen clicks off as more Slithering Species
slam into the hulls of all the other SHIP's and the
NICEVON, invading them.
The first Slthering Species pour out onto the Bridge
of the BLADE. It slides across the cieling and
shapeshifts a neck which arcs around, looking over
ZKel, takes out a phaser: "I got him!"
He stares at the colloge of slithering worms.
Sith: "What are you...?"
He reaches his hand out for the Species, but as soon
as it sees the vines wrapped around Sith's arm, it
'Vine Creature: "Kkkkrrr..."
It becomes irritated and slides around the cieling.
The Species slides out through a vent and makes its
way off the BLADE back out into space. It speeds
away never to be seen again.
Meanwhile, all the Breen SHIP's and the NICEVON are
being invaded by other Species such as this.
The BLADE impulses near Breen SHIP 8, causing the
Slithering Secies on board it to become irritated
and evacuate. It jumps off the hull of the Breen
SHIP and speeds off into space.
SHIP 8 and the BLADE open fire on each other.
Sith: "Why are you helping the Remens?"
>Breen_sdej: "Erskkfoo33 fdoo322-- ffdoocccdpd."
Raine: "I can't understand them."
Sith looks to the side, he doesn't know why, but he
can. He glances back on screen.
Sith: "Nicin's only goal is to merge himself with
one of those vine creatures."
>Breen_sdej: "He promised us the Federation."
Sith: "He doesn't want that anymore. He's gone...
The screen clicks off. SHIP 8 opens fire onto the
BLADE. The BLADE phasers SHIP 5, tactically. SHIP 5
explodes, sending a large piece of it smashing into