STAR TREK: THEURGY
The year is 2381, January.
After returning to base in San Francisco after a long diplomatic mission to Romulus, it was due to pure happenstance that the CO and XO of the USS Theurgy - along with several line officers in the crew - managed to overcome transmissions that detailed the horrifying truth about Starfleet Command. The senior positions of Starfleet Command - Starfleet's operational authority - included the Commander in Chief, the Chief of Staff and the Chief of Starfleet Operations. These three individuals, along with an unknown number of others in the organization, were revealed through the transmissions to be impersonators of the people they once were; replaced by an unknown enemy.
Before the truth came out, the crew's secretive efforts to meet this threat was compromised, and they had to flee Earth in order to save their own lives. The USS Theurgy was (and still is) hunted by their former collective fleet - them merely following orders and whatever fabricated truth Command has given them. The USS Theurgy escaped after an enduring two months gruesome chase through the Alpha Quadrant. Yet the truth be their witness, they would restore Starfleet to the Federation and the President, and enlighten their fellow brethren and sisters about the immediate danger they unknowingly were in by carrying out the orders of Starfleet Command.
So, the USS Theurgy, damaged and hunted to an utterly desolate part of the Alpha Quadrant, had finally managed to outrun and hide from Starfleet and the Federation. The ship was under heavy repairs, the situation nigh hopeless, yet morale was gradually returning to the crew following the Captain's new mission statement.
EPISODE 01: Outbreak (Prologue)
[ USS Theurgy | Main Bridge | 2200 hrs. ]
"This is your Captain speaking," said Jien Ives, the deep voice of his male Chosen Form unmistakable to the harried crew. "May I have your full attention, please."
His voice echoed down the flickering corridors of the severely damaged ship, and the crew raised their hollow eyes to listen. They could hear the undercurrents of emotion in the pause that Jien made, and it gave them pause as well. Pause, ironically so, given what they all had been through the last couple of months - hunted across the galaxy by their own. Jien waited for almost half a minute, thinking over what words his First Officer had suggested he might say to boost morale. Good advice, in the worst of times.
"We have been wrongfully betrayed," the Chameloid began and while his blood ran hot, he did not pace the floor of the Bridge. He stood perfectly still in front of his chair. "...outlawed and alienated by Starfleet Command. Yet in times of war and uncertainty, there is a special breed of warriors ready to answer the urgent call for truth, justice and freedom. This breed are us; the crew of the USS Theurgy."
Another pause, and while the statement was hollow, a shallow phrase in their bitter aftermath, the next four words were cast in iron.
"We are that crew."
Now, when force gradually built in the Commanding Officer's statement, he began to pace the Bridge, locking eyes with his Senior Officers while he spoke. "Our ship is a symbol of honour and heritage... bestowed upon us by the Federation before the unknown enemy began to replace and impersonate our leaders, and she embodies the trust of those we are sworn to protect. By serving her, we accept the responsibility of our chosen profession... and it is a privilege that we must earn every day."
Jien's dark eyes were haggard, yet his sense of duty stronger than his spirit had been the last weeks. He placed his hand over his chest as he continued. "It is a trial for the heart - to be alone," he said, because that was what they were, "...yet only until we have accomplished what we mean to do: To expose the true nature of Starfleet Command by whatever means necessary. For our loyalty to Starfleet and Federation is beyond reproach. We have voluntarily accept the inherent hazards of our profession, placing the welfare and security of others before our own."
He came to a stop, and all that was heard were the cries of their damaged ship, the hiss of broken monitors and the groan of the hull.
"We serve with honour... on and off the battlefield." Silence again, while Jien let those words linger in the hearts of his crew. Honour was a word that at least he had forgotten in the midst of all that had happened. "We will never quit," he said, almost a whisper. "We persevere and thrive on adversity, exemplified but not limited to our ignorant sisters and brethren in Starfleet. Brave men and women of all species known to the Federation have fought and died building the proud fleet we once belonged to, and we will be damned if it was all for naught, and they died in fucking vain!"
The Captain took a deep breath, and soon, when the echo had faded, finished his statement with his chin held high. "In the worst of conditions, the legacy of our predecessors steadies our resolve... and silently guides our every deed." He turned his head to his XO, as if in contemplation of what else there might remain to be said at this worst hour of their voyage. In the end, he delivered the dedication upon their plaque, because no other day had it been a better day to voice those old words.
"Courage is fear, when it has said its prayers." Then, he spoke no more, and retreated to his Ready Room - the XO giving the Bridge to the Second Officer before following. Throughout the ship, activity gradually picked up again - a long night ahead of them all.
**End of Role-Play Excerpt**
The Federation is in peril, and it is up to the brave crew of the USS Theurgy to spread the truth.
Star Trek: Theurgy is a well-established Play-by-Post Simple Machines Message Board RP, and also a part of the House of Eros online community. This Star Trek Group RP has 10 active players and it is but one of hundreds of role-playing opportunities presented at the House of Eros (houseeros.com/roleplay-role-playing-forum/index.php). So, in order to join the Star Trek: Theurgy group, you will have to join the House of Eros community.
The House of Eros is an adult community, and while the Star Trek: Theurgy RP is extremely storydriven, it should be mentioned that it is still rated MA and has sexual content. The House of Eros site as been submitted as 'Explicity for Adults' to various rating groups, in the interests of protecting minors from its various sexual and mature content. The site is intended for online roleplay and erotic web fiction. You must be 18 or older to be a member. If we find anyone who is younger than that, it will result in an immediate ban. Please see site rules for further information: http://houseeros.com/roleplay-role-playing-forum/index.php?topic=12680.0
Currently, the Star Trek: Theurgy story is in the prologue of Episode 03, and right now is a great chance for you to sign up for this Group RP since your character will have no clue what has transpired so far on the USS Theurgy, and there is less need for the player to backtrack the plot. Should one need to know something, the GM has compiled PDFs containing the story up to this point, which has been proofread and novelised for sake of easier reading than following the threads on our board. To backtrack events through the threads on the board is almost impossible when we are this far along, so the PDF-files are recommended.
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