STA: Three’s a Crowd

Star Trek: Thine Own Self

S2 E03 Three’s A Crowd


Stardate: 57930.2 – Sat Dec 06 2380 10:50:16 UTC

Starfleet Dramatis Personae

  • Lt. Kodar Tamat, Cardassian engineering officer and mission commander
  • Lt. Cmdr. Jora Mungar, Trill conn officer
  • Lt. Leahman Barclay, Human conn officer (Semi-temporary NPC)

Deep underneath Porticullis III, Lt. Cmdr. Tamat, Lt. Leahmann Barclay, Dr. Thomas Crane and Ensign Sparik went deeper into the Kom-Rhanok underground mushroom forest. They were still cut off from USS Sienkiewicz, after their escape from their Dasai captors.

The Zrasu had wished to join the United Federation of Planets, but then the Dasai re-appeared and claimed to have lived on the planet for 1000 years before the Zrasu conquered it & banished them into the planet’s underground cavern network. The team discovered that the Dasai wanted Starfleet technology in order to topple the Zrasu and retake their planet.

While crossing a dark river, an insectoid panther attacked Barclay from the shadows. A concentrated phaser stun barrage took it down in mid-jump.

Later they navigated past a dark sinkhole in the mossy ground, not lighted by the bio-luminescent moss in the cavern.

They also studied more of the tall obsidian obelisks with vertical lines that knocked out Too-Mek & Sai-Mok earlier during their escape from the Dasai. Their tricorder indicated that the obelisk was 10,000 years old.

A Zrasu rescue team led by Sgt. Pora found them. As they were led to safety, the Dasai intercepted them. During the standoff, a bug bit the back of Sparik’s neck.

He began speaking for the Ek’roi, a third species driven underground by the Dasai much earlier. The obelisks were Ek’roi technology. They wished to retake the planet for themselves after 10,000 years, by conjuring a planet-wide storm that threatens everyone including the Federation colonists.

However Tamat, with the help of Barclay, Dr. Crane, and Sparik’s memories convinced the Ek’roi to stand down. The promise of Starfleet telepathically delivered won them over. They decide to co-exist with the Zrasu & Dasai and join the UFP. The Zrasu and the Dasai also agreed to cooperate. Because of this, the planet-wide storm dissipated.

Soon the away team beamed back to the USS Sienkiewicz to await diplomatic support for Mr. Morikawa (released from captivity) from the California-class USS Bakersfield.

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