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- The USS Leviathan gains two new crew members – one, an old friend of Jason Fredricks – the other, his former lover who now has a strong distaste for him.
The USS Leviathan is docked at Starbase 24, receiving a contingent of new officers. Jason Fredricks, Tala Jones, and Lucas Wells go to the transporter room to greet some of the new officers. On the way, Lucas asks Tala what she thinks the new officers will be like. When she gives him an unsatisfactory answer, he replies that he doesn't think he'll like the new officers. Jason and Lucas briefly argue about the events in the Bomari system, where Lucas killed an Undine infiltrator. The argument is dropped fairly quickly, however, and they arrive at the transporter room. Jason tells the transporter chief to transport the first officers aboard. Two individuals materialize, and the sight of one of them sours Jason's mood – a female Trill named Lenerea Mendel.
Act I: Getting Acquainted
Act II: Forgiveness
Act III: Gorn AgainCaptain's log
- USS Leviathan Teaser
- USS Montreal Act I
- Bomari system Teaser
- Earth Act I
- Science Lab 6
- Kassae II
- Starfleet Academy Act II
- Earth Spacedock Act III
- Ernie references the loss of the majority of the USS Leviathan's senior staff to the Klingons. ("The Price of Liberty")
- Jason ended his relationship with Lenerea in 2406, which would have been during either their second or third year at Starfleet Academy.
Background and trivia
- This chapter is an adaptation of the Star Trek Online mission "Researcher Rescue".
- This chapter received an extensive revision in 2018 and 2019. Changes include:
- It received another significant revision in June 2020. Changes include:
- An expanded conversation in the mess hall between Jason and Crusoe.
- An expanded conversation between Jason and Lenerea, in which she admits to having sex with another cadet while she and Jason were still dating (something she had later admitted in "What Lies Beneath").
- Following this update, there was a plot hole created in dialogue referencing Jason and Lenerea's breakup: it was originally stated to have happened three years ago (2406), but the new dialogue stated two years ago (2407). This has since been corrected.
- CaptFredricks has revised this chapter's stardate twice in order to space out the early chapters more than they originally were. Its first stardate was 83214.1 (17 February 2409), and its second was 83224.1 (21 February 2409).
|v - e - ?||Star Trek: Federation Legacy|
|Tour of Duty (original)||"Khitomer Crisis" • "The Price of Liberty"|
|Tour of Duty||"The Price of Liberty" • "Line in the Sand"|
|Klingon War||"Stranded in Space" • "Diplomatic Orders" • "Hide and Seek" • "Stop the Signal" • "Researcher Rescue" • "The Kuvah'Magh" • "War Is Good for Business" • "Treasure Trading Station" • "Secret Orders" • "Task Force Hippocrates"|
|Spectres||"Skirmish" • "What Lies Beneath" • "Everything Old Is New" • "Night of the Comet"|
|Klingon War (cont.)||"The Ultimate Klingon" • "The Doomsday Device" • "Past Imperfect"|
|Wasteland||"The Lost City of Paradise" • "The Undying" • "Installation 18"|
|Romulan Mystery||"Under the Cover of Night" • "Saturday's Child" • "Empress Sela"|
|Upcoming content • undeveloped content|