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"Researcher Rescue" is the seventh chapter of Star Trek: Federation Legacy, written between November and December 2013 and published on 8 December 2013. It is authored by CaptFredricks.

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[]

Personal log, Jason Fredricks

Act III: Gorn Again[]

Captain's log



  1. USS Leviathan Teaser

Referenced only[]

  1. USS Montreal Act I


  1. Starbase 24 Teaser
  2. Kassae system Act I
  3. Kassae IV Act III

Referenced only[]

  1. Bomari system Teaser
  2. Earth Act I
  3. Science Lab 6
  4. Kassae II
  5. Starfleet Academy Act II
  6. Earth Spacedock Act III

Other references[]

Governments and organizations[]




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:
    • Charlie gets a chance to speak to Dylyp when the latter first comes aboard.
    • Tala makes her affections known to Jason. It was only implied that she had feelings for him in the original.
  • 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).

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