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Roshanara unceremoniously "kidnaps" Tristam from Outpost 3 long before repairs were due to be complete on the small station. He is irritated about this for only a few days, before reconciling and attending [[ Mei'konda]] and [[ Evan Delano]] 's wedding on Esperance. Here, the two agree to put their relationship first, and Tristam is finally assigned to the Veritas on a permanent basis. Still tasked with improving communications in the area, Tristam is sent to [[ Kidman I]] to complete construction of a relay station on the colony world—he also helps develop new water reclamators for the small settlement [[ Bupirninyirring]] in his spare time. Just after installation of a critical component, the settlement is attacked by a pirate crew, whom infiltrated the relay station. Though unharmed, Tristam was locked in a storage closet, and the critical component he'd finished installing was stolen. Disturbed by the notion that the component may allow the pirates an advantage by improving their communications capability within the Shoals, [[Sky Blake]] brings Tristam along to retrieve it—though they are successful, they end up trapped in a malfunctioning escape pod. Using the component as a distress signal, the two are eventually rescued by a civilian crew passing by. When a temporal anomaly produces the younger selves of Roshanara and [[Mei' konda]], Tristam is alerted by [[ Sky Blake]] of what has happened. She tells him not to speak to Roshanara, fearing that he would over-react and would not handle an encounter with her well (given the strong possibility that they cannot revert them back to their former selves), but he ignores her advice and meets with Roshanara late at night, vaguely catching her up on events that occurred. Though he fails to inform her of the relationship between them, he refers to her without naming her, going so far as to describe her in his eyes when prompted. He details his fear to Roshanara that he might not get her back (the current-day version of her), Roshanara tells him to have faith in her, not realizing they are both referring to herself. Later, when the ''Veritas'' is stuck 600 years in the past, Blake asks Tristam to "babysit" a Borg infection taking place in the ship's sensor dome, but he is distracted by an Omega symbol locking the ships systems down. Roshanara contacts him with [[ Timothy Alentonis]] , tasked with building a harmonic resonance chamber for Omega molecules. They construct what eventually turns out to be a molecule vacuum cleaner, though in order to use it for it's designated purpose, they have to push past several Borg drones aboard the ship, resulting in Tristam 's creating a carrier wave power-down for the drones in close proximity, caused by a false command from a perceived collective. Eventually, back in 2395, LtCmdr Rahman goes back to her time of origin, and the true Roshanara Rahman returns to the ship once more. In September of 2395, work on the [[MST project]] hits an unexpected stand-still due to the limits of current-day technology. His disappointment is quickly set aside upon the disappearance of a ''Veritas'' away team that includes [[Tasnim Shandres]], Roshanara 's ward. But he senses [[ Anjar Thoran]] 's struggle to keep a level-head as the ship's acting Chief Engineer—and when he begins to give the engineering staff conflicting orders, Tristam pulls him aside and gives him brief council, chastising his attitude toward the staff. The following shore leave, Tristam drops by Tasnim's shared quarters. When she admits to him that she feels out of place because of her youth, he relays that all officers and enlisted crew are on the same level of professionalism aboard the ''Veritas'', regardless of age. He goes so far as to laugh when she calls herself a dork, and states that aboard a Starfleet vessel, all engineers are or were dorks at some stage, though she rebuffs this by stating that her 'dorkiness' comes from her lack of experience in this universe (of which she's not native). Of the many things she has yet to experience, one of them is swimming, and Tristam proceeds to give her a swimming lesson in the ''Veritas'' pool. [[Lael Rosek]] calls Tristam in for a meeting about 'goal setting' and his performance for the following year, which confuses him (as he is aboard in a specialist role, as dictated by Captain Rahman). Mistakenly believing the conversation was regarding his report about [[Anjar Thoran]]'s behaviour during Rosek's disappearance, he asks if Rosek is attempting to bribe him in order to change his report, having somehow thought that the two were in a relationship. Rosek corrects this assumption. In late 2395, the ''Veritas'' suddenly loses all it's deuterium reserves and must be evacuated, prompting the crew's crash-land into [[Limbo]]. He looks after young [[Ayden Blake]] until this point, reuniting him with his mother after the reach Limbo's surface. As Blake breaks down, Tristam consoles her, but asks about Roshanara's status and whether she made it off the ship, and Blake confirms that she did, much to Tristam's relief. He then urges Blake to take command of those currently assembled (as she is the ship's second officer) until such time they reunite with the rest of the crew. Tristam proceeds to dismantle the escape pods in case more equipment is needed, and prioritizes the creation of water reclamation units. A week or so later, Tristam's search for other communications on Limbo proves successful, and Blake goes out in search for other members of the crew.
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===Aboard the Veritas===
is aboard the ''Veritas'' when [[ Kallo Ver]] asks for the crew's assistance in tracking down a lost [[ Romulan]] "treasure fleet", and joins [[Luna Walker]], [[Alex Blair]], and [[ Hanar Tuk]] aboard a Romulan Warbird found in the Shoals—however, they were trapped in a cargo bay upon arrival and were unable to provide much assistance to the other teams aboard the warbird.
is present during the group meeting regarding the missing teams, coming to the conclusion that a quantum surge redirected the transporter, effectively losing all team members. Though affected by Tasnim's disappearance, Tristam chooses to work with the teams to locate her —and despite being limited by professionalism, he does his best to console Roshanara during the meeting. He works with [[Geoffrey Teller]] to convert solar power into useable energy for the EPS relays, using his premature designs for the MST project as a guide. As they rip up a transporter pad, he schools the new engineer on the "shortcomings of warp drive". The experiment is a success, and they recover all crew members from their mysterious location—though Tristam' s first instinct is to baby Tasnim to the best of his ability whilst appearing purely professional.
===Engineer's Trading Post===