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S1E3: Barbarians at the Gates

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Status Completed Mission
Description

Species 8472 makes a surprise appearance in the Cardassian Demilitarized Zone, which the Breen (along with their Alrakis Pact allies) labels an alliance between Cardassia and the foreign power. A string of 8472 appearances culminates in an attack on a Federation system. While the Alrakis Pact condemns the Cardassians for attacking the Federation, Starfleet calls in Memory Theta to confirm or deny the alleged Cardassian link in the sporadic attacks by Species 8472. Can Memory Theta uncover the mystery before war breaks out between the Federation and the Cardassian Union?

Start Date Sat Jan 26th, 2019 @ 2:22pm
End Date Mon Oct 28th, 2019 @ 2:22pm

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Title Timeline Location
Rhymes with Orange
by Lieutenant JG Jaya Maera Garlake & Lieutenant Colonel Storr Garlake
MD 4 Memory Theta, Deck 3, Senior Officer Quarters
Soukara Aftermath 3 - What Might Be
by Gunnery Sergeant Roderik Kos & Lieutenant Commander BaoJun Qiao
3 Weeks after Soukara Rodi's Quarters
The Needs of the One
by Captain Mrazak & Qurban
MD 4 Arboretum | Deck 1 Overwatch Station
Schrödinger's Doc
by Captain Akiva ben-Avram & Lieutenant Commander Jonah Wilson MD & Lieutenant Sophie Xiong
MD 5 Administrator's Office | Overwatch Station
Afterlife
by Lieutenant Karna Zsan & Lieutenant Commander Leonora Wolf MD
MD 10 Severnogovetra, Dalyston 3
No Good Deed
by Rear Admiral Gareth Tau & Captain Akiva ben-Avram & Captain Mrazak & Lieutenant Colonel Storr Garlake & Commander Arianna Frost & Ferrofax
MD 4 Administrator's Office | Overwatch Station
One Good Turn Deserves Another
by Captain Mrazak & Lieutenant Karna Zsan & Lieutenant JG Ryland Dedeker & XiaoLi Zhan
MD 3 Alpha Quadrant
Storming of the Bacillus
by Captain Mrazak & Lieutenant Karna Zsan & Lieutenant JG Ryland Dedeker & Lieutenant JG Jaya Maera Garlake & Lieutenant Colonel Storr Garlake & Lieutenant Commander BaoJun Qiao & Lieutenant Sophie Xiong & Gunnery Sergeant Roderik Kos & Ferrofax & Lieutenant Commander Garai Fenia PhD & Lieutenant Arkady Sjet & Lieutenant JG Grace Sternwood Ph.D. & Master Warrant Officer Alexei Sokolov & XiaoLi Zhan
MD 3 Fluidic Space
Deadfall
by Captain Mrazak & Lieutenant Karna Zsan & Lieutenant JG Ryland Dedeker & Lieutenant JG Jaya Maera Garlake & Lieutenant Colonel Storr Garlake & Lieutenant Commander BaoJun Qiao & Lieutenant Sophie Xiong & Gunnery Sergeant Roderik Kos & Ferrofax & Lieutenant Commander Kazyah Linn & Lieutenant Isaiah Zelaney & Lieutenant Arkady Sjet & Master Warrant Officer Alexei Sokolov & XiaoLi Zhan
MD 3 USS Phantom, Soukara orbit| Tsepouda Kreth ("Fourth Dominion" base), Soukara
We Have Ways...
by Captain Mrazak & Lieutenant Karna Zsan & Lieutenant Colonel Storr Garlake & Gunnery Sergeant Roderik Kos & Ferrofax & Lieutenant Isaiah Zelaney & Lieutenant Arkady Sjet & XiaoLi Zhan
MD 2 (before "Line of No Return") Brig, USS Phantom
Line of No Return
by Captain Mrazak & Lieutenant JG Jaya Maera Garlake & Lieutenant Commander BaoJun Qiao & Lieutenant Sophie Xiong & Lieutenant JG Grace Sternwood Ph.D. & Gunnery Sergeant Roderik Kos & Ferrofax & Lieutenant Commander Kazyah Linn & Lieutenant Commander Garai Fenia PhD
MD 3 Strategic Operations Conference Room | Deck 1 - USS Phantom
My Immortal
by Captain Akiva ben-Avram & Laena ben-Avram
MD 3 Overwatch Station
一往无前Once Forward, No Retreat
by Captain Mrazak & Lieutenant JG Ryland Dedeker & Lieutenant Commander BaoJun Qiao
MD 2 USS Phantom Bridge
Crawling in the Dark
by Rear Admiral Gareth Tau & Captain Mrazak
MD 2 [after Once Forward, No Retreat] Strategic Operations Conference Room | Deck 1 - USS Phantom
Overwhelming Preponderance
by Captain Mrazak & Lieutenant Sophie Xiong & Ferrofax & Lieutenant Commander Garai Fenia PhD
MD 2 Deck 3 Forensic Labs, USS Phantom
Under the Knife
by Lieutenant Commander Kiril Nevin & Lieutenant Commander Kazyah Linn & Captain Mrazak & Lieutenant Karna Zsan
MD 2 USS Phantom | Deck 2 Infirmary
An Unexpected Development
by Captain Akiva ben-Avram & Laena ben-Avram
MD 2 Memory Theta
Kazyah's Seven
by Lieutenant Karna Zsan & Lieutenant Commander BaoJun Qiao & Gunnery Sergeant Roderik Kos & Ferrofax & Lieutenant Commander Kazyah Linn & Lieutenant Arkady Sjet & XiaoLi Zhan
MD 2 Central Processing Division, Song of Stars, Lagashi astral arcology
Undiplomatic Immunity
by Captain Mrazak & Lieutenant JG Jaya Maera Garlake & Lieutenant Colonel Storr Garlake & Lieutenant Commander Kiril Nevin
MD 2 White Lotus jiǔguǎn, Fāngwèi concourse
Bazinga!
by Captain Mrazak & Lieutenant JG Ryland Dedeker & Lieutenant Sophie Xiong & Lieutenant JG Grace Sternwood Ph.D. & Ferrofax & Lieutenant Isaiah Zelaney & Master Warrant Officer Alexei Sokolov & Lieutenant Commander Garai Fenia PhD
MD 2 Deck 3 USS Phantom - Computer Core, Engineering, Forensic Labs
The Wolf And The Dark Wizard Catcher
by Lieutenant Arkady Sjet & Captain Mrazak & Lieutenant Commander Leonora Wolf MD
current Various / Relief Vessel S.S. Pasternak
He Did What?!
by Captain Mrazak & Lieutenant Karna Zsan & Lieutenant JG Ryland Dedeker & Lieutenant JG Jaya Maera Garlake & Lieutenant Commander Kiril Nevin & Lieutenant Commander BaoJun Qiao & Lieutenant Commander Garai Fenia PhD & Lieutenant Sophie Xiong & Lieutenant JG Grace Sternwood Ph.D. & Gunnery Sergeant Roderik Kos & Lieutenant Isaiah Zelaney
MD 2 Strategic Operations Conference Room, USS Phantom
Trouble on the Home Front
by Captain Akiva ben-Avram & Laena ben-Avram
MD 1 Stellar Cartography, Overwatch Station
The New Minion
by Lieutenant JG Grace Sternwood Ph.D. & Lieutenant Isaiah Zelaney
皮影戏,Shadow Puppetry
by XiaoLi Zhan
MD2 Lagashi Arcology Song of Stars

Mission Summary

Through in-depth and occasionally violent investigation, Memory Theta discovered that a remnant of the Cardassian Obsidian Order was attempting to incite war against the new Detapa Council as a play to return to power. Cardassian scientists had experimented with phase-cloak technology but only succeeded in creating quantum singularity breaches into fluidic space. The Obsidian Order obtained the defunct project data and weaponized the device into a death beacon that would open a breach into fluidic space in a desired target area which would then attract a martial response from Species 8472 and their immensely powerful bio-ships.

Memory Theta also determined that due to infighting between various divisions of Starfleet Intelligence, that information was already known among certain echelons of the intelligence community, yet the data was not released. In a stunning turn, SFI's Special Operations squashed the intel in order to send a lone operative into deep cover in order to root out the resurging Obsidian Order from within. While that operation was successful, it came at an extremely high price -- many casualties, a devastated planet, and an even greater war than the Obsidian Order had been inciting.

All roads led to the Cardassian world of Soukara where the Obsidian Order's repurposed Dominion base that had designed the beacon technology became overrun by Species 8472. A catastrophic event led to several million square kilometers of the Soukaran planetary crust being dragged into fluidic space along with the USS Phantom. The field team was able to strike a careful truce between Species 8472, whose representatives named them The Groundskeepers and revealed their entire race is antibodies for a galaxy-sized macro-organism called The Morphon. When it was revealed that fluidic space is the internal biome of a vast cosmic entity, Starfleet Command agreed to place the blame squarely at the feet of the Obsidian Order who had been conveniently eradicated by the Groundskeepers from fluidic space. The Cardassian Union readily accepted this conclusion, and as did the Breen, albeit far more reluctantly, and thus the official story for the Species 8472 incursions omitted any reference to the Morphon.