Reposted from Main SCN
Personal Logs of Captain Burgundy Jenssen Warrior Bard
Stardate:201003.21 - approximate time: 05:45 hours
Early Morning -- Just prior to previous post by Nuclear Doughnut =Administrator== Omega INC.=
I believe this belongs in SCN Main not SCN2 History since this really happened in game yesterday, but I will move it if necessary.
Captain Jenssen is seen standing on bridge of the ATW Kodiak, an Aither class warship, with her tall, Klingon Captain, madam Vel'Tera. Ve'Tera has several patches of regernated skin on her well ridged head and face from the early morning battle. Her ship has scorch marks, broken consoles and the smell of burnt insulation and plastic still fill the air all around the bridge. The aither took a real beating in the attempts to capture the rogue Borg queen. The fully crewed aither is quickly rebuilding after the overnight efforts of her crew and colonies to supply all available hands and resources to the efforts. Vel'Tera is barking orders in Klingon to push her staff even harder to finish repairs.
"Honor and glory to you this morning Governor Jenssen!" Vel'Tera salutes her Colony Leader as Jenssen looks for an update.
"I have failed you Governor Jenssen. We did not completely secure that colony and the rogue Borg queen got away. I have no excuse for my inability. I accept any disciplinary action you see fit for my failure." Vel'Tera barks in a clipped Klingon style.
"You did well for our first ever large scale attack Vel'Tera..there were many things we all did not know this time around. It is not in our nature to do this sort of attack. So it is understandable we would make many mistakes...we all must start some place." Jenssen smiles at the bravery of her Klingon Captain.
Routain, tactical officer on the Kodiak quickly interrupts the two of them, "Urgent news Captains! A probe in orbit has confirmed that ...Nadis Natrel The Borgqueen rebuilt the HQ on Port Royal last night. Reports are coming in now from ships logs all over the Terran Empire MACOs territories. Nadis raided and destroyed plenty over night...a whole deut fleet, goods from ships at two Federation stations. She's back at her planet in a little transport ship and it looks like she's refueling that cannon again!"
"What? Status!" Jenssen and Vel'Tera bark out the commands at the same time.
"Hull at 50%, shields at 35%, torpedos stocks low...but we can go in again!" The crew roars back.
"Where are the Terran Empire and Terran Empire MACOs ships?" Jenssen snaps.
"Also pulled back...one Aither, Fleet Admiral | Que Of The Terran Empire Aurora is 20% shields, 80% hull they can still join us. They have full torpedoes!"
"Ok we go in and finish it this time..." Jenssen squares her shoulders at her Klingon Captain and Vel'Tera jumps to action for the glory of the Colonies!
Vel'Tera orders red alert and the ATW Kodiak leaps back into the orbit or Port Royal, Nadis' M class world.
Almost too quick to see it on the view screen, a tiny, fast scout ship darts in and out of orbit alongside the huge Aither. The damaged shields are slow to engage.
Gor'Tok roars from Engineering, "Borg drones in the engine room stealing deuterium! ARGH!"
Phaser and disruptor fire is heard over the comms as the crew battles hand to hand to get the drone off the ship.
"Damn it! Modulate those shields ! Get them out of there!" Vel’Tera bellows at her engineer.
"They left. They made a deuterium raid," the engine room reports.
"Damn it. They will restock that cannon now." Jenssen mutters under her breath. "We're making mistakes again."
"Target that surface and hit those ESP storage buildings! We have got to get that storage out to get this cannon off or we are going to lose this ship!" Vel'Tera howls at her crew.
Jenssen looks up at the view screen to see Fleet Admiral | Que Of The Terran Empire the Aurora pulling into orbit beside them as it starts pounding the surface.
Both ships rocks repeatedly to the hits from the phaser cannon.
The view screen suddenly flickers.....
"Ah Captain Burgundy Jenssen Warrior Bard, thank you for the deuterium. So nice of you to bring it to me." Nadis's voice mocks Jenssen.
"Nadis you will die here if you do not surrender. Unlike my cousin Captain Janeway, I do not believe rogue Borg drones can be rehabilitated."
Nadis laughs an eerie, wicked, almost mechanical, laugh, "Tisk, Tisk Jenssen, and I thought you were a peace loving sort."
"As I have told even the great Klingons Warrior Tho'Pok, I am peaceful as long as my colonies and my friends are not attacked. I only kill to defend myself and right now...your present here is a major threat to me and my peaceful neighbors. That is why I will eliminate you if you do not surrender."
"You mean you will try with your feable attempts." The rogue Borg stares back with cold calulating eyes at Jenssen through many implants still adhered to her flesh.
"Everyone has to start some place, Nadis...I am sure the galaxy will applaud me for starting here." Jenssen spits back her reply.
"Captain our sheilds are failing, we have only taken out a few emp storage, our hull is being hit. It will be a good day to die to take this Borg drone out now.." Vel’'era reports quickly.
"You could always try to negotiate your way out of death you know Jenssen...If you are as good at negotiations as people claim you to be...Dare to make a deal with the Borg?"
"I don't negotiate with Borg." Jenssen snarls, "Especially when I have them at the point of my photo tubes...perhaps we should both go down fighting. I am sure if this continues much longer, we will both die today. Even if my ship is destroyed the Terran Empire and Terran Empire MACOs forces will avenge my death and your drones will be too weak at that point to prevent it."
"Perhaps. Perhaps not." Nadis hisses.
Suddenly the shields on the ATW Kodiak collapse. The crew scrambles to raise them
"Stand fast and keep firing!" Jenssen yells, as suddenly a beam of green light appears on the bridge.
It is Nadis herself. Her Borg implants allowing her point to point transportation. All hands on the bridge draw disruptors and phasers and pointed directly at the rogue Borg queen. Nadis is too fast. Her Borg body shields are still active. Her long dark black hair has grown back over her head, but not completely concealing several Borg implants on her face and arms. Her hair flies behind her as she leaps over the deck railing and down onto the command center. She grabs Jenssen around the neck with an arm and tries to assimilate Jenssen with an injection tube.
"As you see, I have adapted." Nadis hisses.
Jenssen laughs as her 29th century ablative body armor repels the attempts, "Nadis, that is a gift from my cousin, Captain Janeway. I can’t be assimilated. I too have adapted to the dangers of this galaxy."
"But you can still die!" Nadis screams as the crew of the Kodiak gets the shields back up and modulates them so she cannot escape.
"Shields are up Captain, she's not going anywhere!" yells Routain, the tactaical officer.
"Oh yes, we can both die right here, right now if you like." Jenssen laughs again, "My officers will kill you before my dead body hits the deck plates Nadis...you know that and I know that."
"So how do we both live to fight another day?" Nadis hisses in Jenssen's ear, still holding Jenssen around the neck with one arm, ready to snap her neck.
"Ok, a deal then. You leave this space. You leave this quadrant. You take your Borg drones with you and I will let you take what you have on your planet when you leave." Jenssen replies calmly, waiting to hear the bones of her own neck snap at the Borg’s overpowering strength.
"Not good enough." Nadis hisses back. "I need a ship to leave. Your friend Prometheus 'HoD - =Klingon Empire= has it blockaded in a nebula. I must have that ship to leave and I must have goods to rebuild since you have destroyed all my colonies! All my work! I demand 3000 plasteel and 3000 duraniaum to rebuild."
"If I had those kinds of resources, I would have had two aithers to attack you and you would not be standing here today." Jenssen hissed back, "1000 of each plasteel and durainum, and I will contact Prometheus and ask him to give you an escort out of this territory. I can not promise he will agree. It is all I can offer you as long as you never return here again."
Nadis ponders the deal for a moment. "Ok 1000 of each. I will not promise I will not return to raid you for your insults. I must have my colony alive for half of a day to move...I insist on your protection to do this."
Jenssen ponders the deal for a moment. "Ok let me go then, so we can face each other. I need to know if you are being honest with me. I want to look into your eyes and see that you are telling me the truth."
"No funny business Jenssen...I can still destroy you." Nadis growls at her.
"No funny business Nadis, you can still die here. I am if nothing else, honorable. I will stand by my word if you will." Jenssen says in a firm commanding tone with a glare at the bridge officers of the Kodiak to not make any moves when the rogue Borg releases her.
Nadis glares at the bridge staff with all the disruptors trained on her and slowly, carefully, releases Jenssen's neck. Jenssen doesn't move quickly away just yet, but gently rubs her neck. With a calm and very calculated manner, she turns to face this rogue Borg. The two women know they are for the moment evenly matched. How long that will last? Jenssen is unsure. But for today, an uneasy truce is all that can be achieved.
Jenssen looks Nadis in the eyes as she states, "I will contact the Terran Empire and the Terran Empire MACOs and have our fleets stand down. I will contact Prometheus 'HoD - =Klingon Empire= and ask him to grant you safe passage. I will defend your colony until you can recover and move your supplies. I will send you 1000 plasteel and durainium to the Ferengi to allow you to resettle far, far away from here Nadis. I hope you do not return, as I do not really enjoy this type of 'bargain'. I do not like the Borg and our alliances will hunt you down if you do return."
"Likewise." Nadis Natrel The Borgqueen snears, "Drop your shields so I can return to my ship and I will consider the deal sealed."
Captain Burgundy Jenssen Warrior Bard stares long and hard at Nadis’s eyes for any sign of betrayal, knowing once Nadis leaves the bridge of the Kodiak she only has the word of a rogue Borg to rely on. The rogue Borg queen stares back. Time almost stands still on the bridge as the two powerful women face each other and assess each other's honesty.
Jenssen waves a hand at Vel'Tera, "Lower the shields."
"But Captain!" Vel'Tera howls.
"Do it! Now!" Jenssen commands with a steely tone. Vel'Tera waves her hand at the Tactical officer to lower the shields and stand ready to raise them in a moment's notice.
"Nice doing 'business' with you Captain Jenssen." Nadis spits at Jenssen as she engages her site to site transport sequence and beams to her small scout ship.
The shields of the Kodiak snap right back on and remodulate as the weapons crew stand at the ready. Nadis' small scout ship wraps out of sight quickly.
"Why do I feel I like just made a deal with the Devil?" Jenssen comments to everyone and no one in particular.
Jenssen walks calmly to the communications station to fullfill her obligations and wonders if any place in the galaxy will accept this rogue Borg and if Nadis Natrel The Borgqueen will actually keep her word.