The USS Leviathan responded to the Break Even's supposed distress call, and the Chot sprung the trap swiftly and effectively. Several senior officers were killed during the Chot's assault, and Kadek himself captured Masc Taggart, the Leviathan's captain. He threatened to kill Taggart if the Leviathan didn't transmit the Federation's fleet deployments on the Federation-Klingon border, as well as technical data on all of Starfleet's ships. Rather than plead for his life, Taggart told his tactical officer, Jason Fredricks to "[g]et the ship and crew to safety."
Following this incident, Kadek kept Taggart in his ship's brig, where he would constantly tell him "this night will be your last." Kadek never acted out his threats, however, and around three months after capturing Taggart, he "pawned" him to Hassan the Undying to cover his accrued gambling debt.[b]
- Star Trek: Federation Legacy – "The Price of Liberty" (First appearance)
- Star Trek: Federation Legacy – "The Undying" (Mentioned only)
- Star Trek: Federation Legacy – "Installation 18" (Mentioned only; not by name)
Notes and references Edit
- ↑ Based on Vo'Lok's dialog, it would appear the Break Even was a real cargo freighter. Its fate is unknown, but it was most likely destroyed by the Chot.
- ↑ This is similar to part of the plot of The Princess Bride, in which the protagonist, Westley, is captured by the Dread Pirate Roberts. Roberts says night after night that he will probably kill Westley the following morning, but he never does.