Jennet Trade Securities Corporation
Jennet Trade Securities Corporation is a investigative/security service firm to civilian trade.
- Est. 235110.15
- Founder: Barbara A. Jennet / Barnes G. Cody
- Corporate Office: Mars Colonies
- Branch/Assay Offices: 16
- Employees: 127
- Investigators: 17
- Current CEO: Deborah Turow
- Current Owner: David Scott Cody
- To provide legal, civil litigation, security, retrieval and investigative services that facilitates Interstellar Fair Trade among planetary governments and civilian institutions.
- Barbara Jennet foresaw her goal as a businesswoman as early as her teen years, and because of her training and history with Trade, eventually focused on the idea of establishing some kind of business that involved the industry. It wasn’t until after she met and married Barnes Cody that she saw what that end result would be, and it’s to the credit of Barbara and Barnes’ joint work together that brought about the objective to create a business that addressed the security, litigation, retrieval and investigative functions of trade on the civilian level, as historically, economics among planets in imports/exports carried a sundry of problems with room for price and ownership manipulation.
- Barbara saw her niche by creating a security corporation for Trade, which would focus on litigation of stolen property as well as investigation and retrieval. She would later see the necessity of offering legal services to establish a fair civilian trade practice among the Federation races and culture to prevent monopoly and when the Ferengi got involved starting in 2365, stop unethical practice.
- Barnes saw the necessity of not relying on the charity of Starfleet to accomplish these aims, and through his own background in engineering and ship construction, saw the aims of achieving his wife’s dream was through the establishment of a fleet line for the company. He was already a recognized and accomplished ship designer and builder with a background in physics. The only way Barbara’s company was going to succeed was by the means of transport: the JTSC-X01, and later, the larger JTSCX-02 build models.
2. History of the Property
- To accomplish the aims of what the JTSC would do required a larger property than Cody’s estate homes back on Skye, Earth, and there was no place within the European Union for such a facility. Both Barbara and Barnes had been attracted to Mars as it was one of the largest planets for engineering operations, and on an early trip, they had found a former technology complex that Starfleet had deemed ‘outdated’ as they were doing just about all large scale projects in the Beta Andreas orbital facilities and leaving the smaller projects for their base facilities in Colony 1.
- Barnes facilitated the contact, having worked as a consultant for Starfleet when he and Barbara met, and was able to secure an arrangement with both Starfleet and the Colony city to acquire the property in exchange to help manage in colony city engineering and upkeep. The arrangement was agreeable for all parties and Barbara and Barnes secured the property in 2350. It would take a full year with a contingent of both civilian and Starfleet engineers to redesign the complex that would eventually house both the corporate office as well as the ship line.
- On stardate 235110.15, Jennet Trade Securities Corporation opened its doors.
3. Construction of the Ships
- Barnes is not as credited as much with the foundation of the JTSC, but without a doubt his engineering skills and touch is laced through the operation from the ground up. It’s safe to say there would be no JTSC without Barnes Cody’s work, which was what made Barbara and Barnes such an incredible team, not just as a family, but as a business team.
- His post-graduate work with the design and construction of the small elite S01-X shuttle class in 2344 was the forerunner, already in service and distinguishable by the re-introduction of aerodynamics in hull construction. The JTSC-X01 was already in construction, borrowing from early history’s Stealth hull design applied to a larger craft capable of supporting both personnel and cargo, but not on the scale of Starfleet’s military craft. It is a small slightly larger shuttle-sized craft, supporting up to a crew of 10 with a balance to the warp propulsion to cargo availability. Five ships were designed under the first model, up through 2356, when Barnes and his engineering staff released a more compact version, the JTSC-X02, which could be mistaken for a large-sized Stealth fighter. This is the common type most seen, as there were approximately 10 of them in service, all designed for 1 – 5 crew (and serviceable for the investigator).
- It wouldn’t be until Quinn’s arrival in 2378 that the JTSC would under another radical shift in ship construction by his introduction of bio-gel engineering principles from Starfleet. Quinn led the department in the decommissioning of the JTSC-X01 and fifteen of the JTSC-XO2 for major retrofit and upgrades. But the number stays the same. Quinn relaunched the JTSC line in 2382 with the XQ-03 model that currently serves the corporation and the securities investigators, currently 20 total (one per investigator/security transport team, and three backups).
4. The War Between JTSC and SFI
- 2365 is the critical year, although according to both JTSC and SFI logs there had been probes into the securities corporation. As one of Barbara’s main thrusts had always been investigative services in civilian trade, SFI monitored the corporation from the very beginning as it was applicable to interstellar governmental bodies of different star systems. Because of the construction of the JTSC ships, SFI perceived the corporation as a threat not just to Starfleet Security, but a threat to the Intelligence Branch which was the primary focus of its argument.
- It’s recorded that Barbara Jennet and SFI first went head to head on stardate 236511.25, when an official acting in the interests of “Starfleet Security” ordered the immediate shut down of the JTSC Corporatate Office on Mars Colony. Jennet refused, and instantly turned around with a restraining order filed with Starfleet against SFI, who initially denied any knowledge of such action. Eventually, through a series of sabotages against JTSC property, along with recorded documented procedure over the course of the next four years resulted in the Federation’s Council’s vote to launch an internal probe into SFI at the end of 2368 and into 2369, when it was finally proven by both the Council and Starfleet Command that Intelligence was doing exactly what Jennet claimed.
- It was the FC that issued the final edit on stardate 2369.0521 that sealed SFI’s fate, ordering Intelligence to “cease and desist” tamperment of civilian companies promoting monitoring of trade law. Which would later prove to be in SFI’s best interests when they came under scrutiny for the deaths of Jennet and Cody.
5. The Legacy of the Mystery
- On July 4, 2375, Securities Investigator and semi-adopted Deborah Turow discovered the bodies of Barbara Jennet and Barnes Cody in their home, perfectly healthy bodies, which catapulted one of the largest investigations ever undertaken by a joint cooperative task force between JTSC, Starfleet, and the Mars Colonies. Originally it was perceived as a result of the final resolution by the Federation Council overruling SFI’s plantiff proposal to shut the civilian company down. It was the first time that the director of SFI had complied fully with the probe by opening up the Intel Branch files to prove Intelligence had nothing to do whatsoever with the deaths. Turow, already redirecting as many investigators as she could to track down the culprits, was invited to interview every single Intelligence member, just to verify, and when it was proven without a doubt SFI had nothing to do with the murders, turned her attention to the compay’s clients and contracts, which proved to be a massive undertaking and the results were not concluded until 2378, without a single suspect or lead.
- It was because of this event that reshaped the company to its present day status, although with a lingering shadow of not knowing the reasons or the suspect(s) behind the deaths of Barbara Jennet and Barnes Cody, when the final conclusion by the Starfleet Medical Examiner could not rule homicide or suicide, or death by natural causes.
- David Scott Cody, their surviving son who had been listed as missing when neither Starfleet or the JTSC could find him, was initially classified as a possible suspect in his parents’ deaths until his re-appearance in 2380. He was eventually cleared by the Ferengi Government as it became known he was bonded, and several witnesses were able to verify his movements both before, during and after the deaths.
- Turow herself, along with the employees of JTSC, were investigated without knowledge by Starfleet as an internal probe to make sure there was no monetary or materialistic gain after the will and testament of Barnes and Barbara Cody was filed listing Turow as the CEO.
6. The Present Day JTSC
- Deborah Turow currently holds the Command Executive Officer position of the corporation, who oversees both existing and new clients and contracts as a facilitator. She also, in the manner of her mentor, oversees training of all investigator applicants. Other members of the company, some of whom have been there since the beginning, others who haven’t been with the company as long, make up the Executive Board.
- As dictated by the will of Barbara Jennet, David Scott Cody owns the corporation, which was passed to him on stardate 2380.1016 after being cleared of any suspicious involvement. However, Cody does not take part in the implementation or execution of the activities and has removed himself to occasional call-in status. He applied to and was accepted shortly into Starfleet in October of 2380 and went to the San Francisco Academy for an accelerated 3 year program in security, tactical and intelligence training.
- Barnes Cody’s contributions to the JTSC ship designs eventually brought another civilian engineer, Anthony Quinn, to oversee ship construction, modification and repair, following in Barnes Cody’s footsteps. Quinn, a graduate of Starfleet’s Engineering program, at the end chose not to remain with Starfleet’s blessing, and it was on Starfleet’s suggestion that Quinn approached JTSC.
- Not as industrial as the Security, Investigative and Retrieval departments, but there is a division that lends its support to the civilian population when legal disputes erupt within bad trade negotiations by other parties (whether limited to within an inner system, or crossing between systems). They work with litigation and file with various governments when disputes hinder economic trade.
- One of the JTSC’s premiere services, as it recognizes the need to protect traders from both raiders and pirates throughout the Quadrant (especially the Maquis and the Ferengi, whom are prone to grab It’s not uncommon to fight a JTSC-XQ03 escorting a freighter from one system to the other, as the service is one of the primary backbones of the corporation.
Investigative & Property Retrieval Services
- Serving as one of the principles, this is the department which is most active, usually working for either businesses or individuals in investigation of lost, stolen, or misappropriated property (and usually, a great deal of the JTSC investigative staff is dealing with the Ferengi and/or the Ferengi Government). Usually all of the seventeen investigators are working on various contracts or with new (and existing) clients.
- Perhaps one of the faults of the JTSC is its investigator pool, but neither Barbara nor Turow has ever exceeded seventeen investigators for the company, whether due to its policy of one-on-one with its clients, or if Barbara saw the need for less work in the long term and wanted to keep the company within reasonable limits.
- 5 JTSC-X01 service ships
- decommissioned and stripped
- 10 JTSC-X02 service ships
- decommissioned and stripped
- 20 JTXQ-03 service ships
Prototype: The JTSC-X03
Note: The current whereabouts of the JTSC-X03 (otherwise known as the JTSC-03) are unknown.
The prototype, small scaled JTSC-03 was modeled on a major retrofit of a Runabout, first developed during the 2350s in Barnes' house garage on Mars. Based loosely on the coaxial drive, with major modifications to the plasma flow and matter/antimatter core, it was designed for space-fold flight and field tested by its designer and his wife, Barbara Jennet, who promptly disappeared to be discovered later dead in their home.
The prototype model was originally discovered adrift outside the Milky Way galaxy during the USS Independence-A's investigation of a missing science ship inside a region known as Bull's Run, which the ship fell to an artificially created wormhole (also known as a Way Corridor). David Cody and former engineering officer Quinn Reynolds attempted to repair the unique drive configuration, but did not succeed.
Subsequently, the Breen stole the ship during a raid on the Independence and disappeared with it to wherever they were hiding inside the Igloo. LtCmdr Cody was reassigned and dispatched commanding the USS Daedalus to track down the Breen and discover the whereabouts of the prototype space-fold, only to find a destroyed colony of Breen and a small device known as a triqueta, determined galactic in origin by StarBase 118 Intelligence back at Starbase 118 Operations.
It is surmised the JTSC-X03 may have been taken back outside the galaxy by an unknown party, but at present, the ship's whereabouts and the race that destroyed the Breen is still unknown.