Limbo (Veritas)

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Veritas Mission History
Year 1 (2393-2394)
The Forgotten Land · Rag and Bone · Aftershock · The Mother Road
Year 2 (2395)
The Irresistible Prize · Kallo Ver & The Hunt for the Lost Romulan Treasure Fleet · The Omega Paradox · Hope Lost · Flashpoint
Year 3 (2396)
Limbo · Dawn · Home · Sentinel · Play the Part · The First Colony · Tour de Ketar V · Charybdis · Lost and Found
Year 4 (2397)
E Pluribus Unum
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Draft - Prologue

After an unknown party causes the navigational deflector aboard the USS Veritas to create a temporal anomaly around an uncharted M-Class moon, the ships fuel supply is rapidly consumed leading to a total loss of power. Realizing they have only moments, Captain Rosharana Rahman orders the crew to abandon ship but the shuttles and escape pods are quickly caught up in the temporal anomaly and crash to the surface of the moon. The survivors nickname it...Limbo.


  • Stardate 239511


Draft - Summary

Having narrowly avoided a full scale armed confrontation with the Tholian Assembly, the Veritas is on its way back to Federation space when the ships computers become unresponsive. What at first seems like a minor nuisance quickly turns into a full blown catastrophe as systems across the ship reconfigure themselves and leverage the navigational deflector to fire an energy pulse at an uncharted moon, wrapping it in an enormous self-sustaining temporal anomaly. The Vertias almost immediately consumes all of its stored deuterium and the ship quickly becomes inert. In an effort to protect the lives of her crew, Captain Rahman orders them to abandon the Veritas but, due to their close proxmity to the anomaly, the pods and shuttles used by the crew are themselves drained of fuel and crash to the surface of the moon, spread over hundreds of kilometers across a large tropical island. Numerous crew members are injured and almost a dozen are killed in the course of the evacuation and subsequent crash.

Taking stock after the landing, an encampment forms around the wreckage of the medical shuttle as the crew attempts to gather and begin the work of survival on this primitive tropical paradise. The majority of the senior officers, including Captain Rahman, First Officer Commander Evan Delano, Lieutenant Commander Raissa Moonsong, Security Chief Sky Blake, Search and Rescue Team Leader Kelrod, along with Security officer Ensign G'var and Engineers Wil Uknix and Acting Chief Engineer Geoffrey Teller begin to call the camp the 'New Risa Resort & Spa.' In addition, Marshall Henning Hext of the Colonial Marshalls and Mistress IA, a captured Orion Pirate, round out the population of this main encampment.

Days turn to weeks as the crew struggle with the basics of survival without significant technology. Agriculture and irrigation projects become the focus along with further development of the camps structures to provide shelter against the punishing sun and heat. As supplies run low, tensions flair in the camp as the situation for the crew seems to offer no chance of escape or rescue.

Elsewhere, Lt. Cmdr. Alora Deveau is struggling alone in the jungle, the only survivor of her escape pod, reflecting on the challenges of survival and wondering if she's the only member of the crew still alive. Further afield, a small second camp has formed, anchored by the tyrannical Captain Felicia Nickson, who believes a zealous adherence to discipline will somehow extend their dwindling rations and fading hopes.

A streak of light from the sky and a thunderous crash deposit Fleet Captain Kells and his aid on the planet, who inform the stranded crew that almost no time has passed since they abandoned ship several months earlier, leading Captain Rahman to realize the Temporal Integrity Commission has somehow trapped them all outside of the regular flow of time.

As weeks turn to months, Captain Rahman reflects on the deteriorating condition of her crew and decides to conduct a formal recognition ceremony to remember those that have been lost, and to award promotions to several promising junior officers who have distinguished themselves. Among those recognized are G'var and Geoffrey Teller, both of whom are promoted to Lieutenant Junior Grade.

Several days later, a frustrating failure in the camps workshop and a trip to the nearby 'PurpleWhiteHaven Beach' leads engineers Wil Ukinix and Geoffrey Teller to the break though they believe will get the crew back home. The excited Engineers barrel back into camp and enter into intense discussions with Captain Rahman, Commander Delano and their stranded time traveler, Jhalib Ekal, on a way to repair the Veritas and to return home.