Messages From the Outback – Part One

Messages From the Outback – Part One

MFOB1 coverGates of Sto’vo’kor is proud to present Messages From the Outback – Part One: A Gates Of Sto’vo’kor and Starfinder Crossover Special. This episode is the prelude to the Starfinder two part story Starfinder: A Gorn of A Different Color, which will be released on December 5th on Starfinder’s website. Check it out here.

(door opens and the trio step inside)

  1. Valkara: We are not leaving.
  2. Krang: What? Why not?
  3. Valkara: The Empire has given us new orders. We’re to remain here.
  4. Krang: I hope they’re sending a fleet to back us up.
  5. Valkara: They won’t be here for almost three or four months.
  6. Krang: Do they understand what we have found?
  7. Valkara: They do Krang, which is why we are to find allies and a suitable world in which to establish a planetary starbase – a stronghold within this region of space in which to operate from. Sklood, I need your department to begin searching for class M planets with the necessary resources to facilitate this endeavor. That is our top priority.
  8. Sklood: Yes General.
  9. Valkara: We will continue our investigation of what the Tholians are doing here in the Vogh, or ‘awtbaq as the Federation is calling it. By the way, that is where we are – not as far from home as we had originally believed. So, To’jet, if you detect any Tholian activity, I want to know about it immediately.
  10. To’jet: Yes, General
  11. Valkara: Krang, I am going to need your strength now more than ever. How’s the crew?
  12. Krang: They will not be happy to hear that we will remain here a little longer. However, it will be easier to handle knowing that we are still in the Alpha Quadrant and not in some far flung galaxy. I will keep them in line, General.
  13. Valkara: Good. Now, we all have a lot of work to do. Get out and get to it.
  14. Sskald: As the Kradec began their search, the Klingon Diplomatic Corps was hard at work hammering out an agreement with the Federation. The Federation agreed that the Klingons were the first to enter the Outback and after revealing some classified information were responsible for opening the passage back to the Alpha Quadrant – though the specifics about the Messenger were purposefully left vague. However, Starfleet refused to allow the Empire to claim the entire space for themselves. After weeks of heated negotiations, a treaty was signed granting the Empire free and unencumbered access to the outback through the passage near New Australia near Romulan space. It also stipulated that neither party can rightly claim the whole of the outback for themselves; however, it did allow both factions to stake claims on worlds and other resources as long as they did not hinder access to the outback by the other party. The final provision of the treaty was a non-aggression pact between the two warring factions for anything involving the Outback, New Australia, and the passage. By the time, the treaty was signed; The Federation ship Starfinder had already begun the exploration of the Outback.
  15. To’jet: I’ve got a sensor hit, General. It’s the Tholians.
  16. Valkara: Purina set a course.
  17. Purina: Course laid in.
  18. Krang: I do not intend for this one to get away. Jessup, throw everything we’ve got into the engines.
  19. Jessup: Done and done, Commander.
  20. Sklood: I’m reading a Starfleet vessel. They are under attack by the Tholians
  21. Krang: At least they’re keeping the Tholians busy. I just hope they save some for us.
  22. Valkara: They are unaware of the threats that await them in the Outback. The least we could do is lend them a hand and open a dialog. Our mission would be easier if we are not actively working against each other.
  23. Krang: I have to agree.
  24. To’jet: It’s decided then.
  25. Sskald: The Starfinder was taking heavy damage when the Kradec dropped out of warp and quickly destroyed the Tholian carrier.
  26. To’jet: The Federation vessel, identified as USS Starfinder is hailing us.
  27. Valkara: (laughs) Krang, you know what to do.
  28. Krang: (laughing) Of course.
  29. Valkara: Open the channel.
  30. To’jet: Channel open.
  31. Valkara: This is General Valkara of the Klingon War Cruiser Kradec. I am not here as your friend Starfleet! The Tholians created Interphasic rifts that appeared in Klingon space! When we sent probes in, we realized it led to this uncharted region! I was ordered to begin an extensive survey of the potential threat of the Tholians use of this region.
  32. ANND: Understood. We did not come here through a rift, the subspace anomalies that blocked the Outback vanished mysteriously. My orders are to explore and investigate, but we had no idea the Tholians were here. It’s in the best interests of both our peoples to cooperate in this manner, wouldn’t you agree?
  33. Valkara: No! I doubt our goals match up! We are here to defend the Empire from whatever it is the Tholians are doing!
  34. Krang: General! The Federation ship has taken moderate damage, her shields are failing! We should finish what the Tholians started!
  35. Valkara: I do not consider this a fair fight. It would be dishonorable to attack a defenseless vessel. Besides, they may prove useful later.
  36. Krang: Useful?
  37. Valkara: (growls) Do you wish to challenge me for command of this vessel, Krang?
  38. Krang: General. As you command.
  39. ANND: oH ngechlIj’e’ !
  40. Valkara: Your knowledge of the Klingon language does you credit, Captain. Thank you. I am quite proud of them, myself! You are pleasing to the eyes, for a non-Klingon. I may have to keep my eye on you. You may go about your “exploring”, just stay out of our way! Qapla!
  41. Sskald: Krang saw the fire that burned in Valkara’s eyes. He knew that look all too well, though it had never been directed at him. Something broke within Krang.
  42. To’jet: Channel closed.
  43. Valkara: (laughs) Gullible Federation petaQ. Now they owe us a favor in the spirit of friendly cooperation. But, I will say their Captain is something quite nice to behold, and his Klingon was impeccable. I may have to call in that favor sooner than later. Krang, I’m going to my ready room. I do not wish to be disturbed. Make sure battle damage is repaired and resume our previous course.
  44. Krang: (mumbles something incomprehensible under his breath before saying with a twinge of contempt) Yes General.

(Valkara exits the bridge and the doors close).

  1. Krang: I need a drink. To’jet you heard the General’s orders. You’re in charge. I’ll be in the mess hall. (he stomps off the bridge.)
  2. To’jet: What’s gotten into him?
  3. Sklood: He’s a mammal. I don’t understand half the things your phylum does.
  4. Purina: To’jet, you are going blind in your old age. The Commander’s heart just broke.
  5. To’jet: Did your voodoo tell you that?
  6. Purina: (rising to her feet) Listen up you, mangy mutt. I’m getting tired of your snide remarks about my telepathic abilities. If you’re not careful, I’ll give you an up close and personal demonstration that you’ll never forget.
  7. To’jet: (growls angrily) If we were not on duty, I’d show you an experience you’d never forget.
  8. Sklood: Stop it you two. We have our orders.
  9. To’jet: You’re right Ssklood.
  10. Sskald: Krang never made it to the mess hall. He ended up in his quarters instead. He unpacked the case of bloodwine he had been saving for just the right occasion and started drinking. That night he drank himself into a stupor, and began carrying a flask under his jacket that he would sneak a drink from every time Starfinder and its Captain were mentioned by Valkara and the rest of the crew. He began neglecting his duties, by spending every off moment in his quarters drinking alone. When he was on duty, he was easy to provoke and would often turn his anger and resentment towards the crew. The harassment from the first officer allowed the crew’s self-imposed segregation to take root, for they had no one else to turn to with their concerns.
  11. Krang: (Angry Klingon smash roar) Uhhh-Ahhhhhhhh!

(we return to the Gates of Sto’vo’kor.)

  1. G’hargh: What happened next?
  2. Deyvid: Yes, don’t keep us in suspense.
  3. Sskald: I do not know. I just received her next message. I have not had a chance to read it yet.
  4. Hauk: What are you waiting for? Read it to us now.
  5. Sskald: No. It is private, unless you’re interested in the finer details of Gorn relationships and mating.
  6. Karn: That’s a sight that cannot be unseen. Trust me, you do not want those images in your head.
  7. Korrath: So, that’s the way it’s going to be?
  8. Sskald: I’m afraid so. You’ll have to find out what happens next time.
  1. Melk: Tune in next time to Star Trek: Starfinder for the further adventures of General Valkara, Commander Krang, and the crew of the IKS Kradec in the ‘awtbaq.

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