These Are the Voyages...
Follow the stories of the Ulysses personnel in their inaugural season as a crew. Intrigue, suspense, death, departures and arrivals are the order of the day as the Ulysses undergoes a number of changes before venturing off on her mission of exploration. Will they ever get there, though, or will evil forces prevent the crew from getting out into open space?
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With an impending trip to Romulus on their minds after several weeks escorting a supply convoy from Zakdorn to Berengaria and back again, the crew of the USS Ulysses are enjoying a relatively short layover at Deep Space 5 prior to taking on their first mission of significance. But, on the eve of their departure, a Starfleet Admiral arrives with a mysterious visitor in tow, and new orders that threaten to throw the Ulysses into turmoil from the get go.
With mystery, intrigue and suspense the order of the day, its business as usual on the Ulysses. A ship of exploration; a crew tossed into the lion’s den – what could possibly go wrong?
Death and destruction. Intrigue and suspense. A colony in ruins, its atmosphere still burning. On the surface, its people are reduced to smouldering piles of bone and ash. The Federation Colony on Xendi Sabu has suffered an atrocity of unfathomable proportions, but why? Who could have carried out such a depraved and brazen assault on Federation soil? After nearly three days of travel at high warp, Ulysses arrives to find a planet still burning. With another raft of changes to her personnel, Commander sh'Elas entrusts the investigation into the attack to her senior officers, keen to learn the truth as soon as possible. Soon enough, the mystery takes a twist when a lone survivor paints a startling picture of the brutality she endured, but the worst is yet to come...
Life on a Starship may seem like a never ending duty shift, but even the best in Starfleet need some down time. Whether it's on the holodeck, at the bar in The Wayward Traveller or elsewhere on the ship, everyone is entitled to a some fun and games every once in a while. In 'Let The Good Times Roll', you see the crew at their funniest, stupidest, most outrageous best as they form the bonds of friendship that will make them even stronger when the call of duty arrives.
Difficult decisions await the crew of the Ulysses in the wake of the startling revelations about the sabotage conducted aboard the Luna-class vessel of the same name. At the Beta Antares Shipyards the ship will undergo a series of overhauls, which will unfortunately see the ship mothballed for a considerable period of time. With that in mind, and due to the legacy of the Ulysses name, special dispensation has been granted to re-commission the Polaris-class USS Cassiopeia commanded by Captain Keziah Nazir. With Commander Tharia sh’Elas accepting promotion as Adjutant to Admiral Azulas, Captain Nazir extended an invitation to a number of key personnel to serve under her command.
But there is very little time for the crew to settle in as the Ulysses when the crew are given an assignment of the utmost importance – two of the ship’s company have gone missing on FreeCloud and the ship is needed in order to investigate.
Survivors have been rescued, power partially restored to the unknown facility and now the crew of the Ulysses must work together to restore power to their new, albeit temporary, home. All the while, injured crewmates and the treachery of a band of the younger generation plays on the minds of the senior staff. But a shock discovery leads the crew to make some very difficult choices...