"What harm could several thousand tribbles and their owners do the quadrant's largest Starbase?"
Act I: Tribble Fanciers Association Annual Convention 2393 Comes to Town
In late 2392 it was announced that StarBase 118 would be the location for the Tribble Fanciers Association Annual Convention 2393. Due to the very popular nature of tribbles and the high quantity of VIPs attending the conference, Commander Taybrim asked his senior staff to attend the conventions' opening gala as a show of support. The crew arrived dress in their formal uniforms and enjoyed a gourmet dinner while rubbing elbows with federation politicians, Starfleet officers and tribble fanciers from across the galaxy.
However disaster struck when the key note speaker, Anseidora Dorfmann, started acting strangely and collapsed on stage in the middle of her speech. Immediately afterwards an alarm rang out: there were unsterilized tribbles loose on the station and even worse! They were poisonous!
The crew immediately mobilized to evacuate the convention center and contain the tribbles. Newly arrived Dr. Liani and Dr. Ezo started treating patients stricken by these weaponized tribbles. Dr. Liani also synthesized a Klingon pheremone spray to contain the tribbles, which was employed by Marine Captain Tatash and the Paladins strike force. Meanwhile Commander Taybrim, Lieutenant Peters, and Lt Commander Falcon headed to the Ops hub along with newly transferred Lieutenant Flynn to start tribble continent in coordination with the marine corps.
Security started to investigate who may have planted and created the weaponized tribbles and tracked clues back to the most likely suspect: rival tribble breeder Boris Malinov. Malinov escaped from the space station, but Security continue to track him. Meanwhile the tribbles were rounded up into a cargo bay, and medical teams administered a de-weaponization treatment which had the side effect of rendering the tribbles hairless.
Dr. Liani tattooed the hairless tribbles and sold them as novelties at the convention. Afterwards the station finished tribble clean up, and enjoyed a party thrown by Lt Commander Theo Whittaker, and a promotions ceremony before they focused their efforts into tracking down Boris Malinov and finding out what organization he was connected to and why he created weaponized tribbles.