Operation Tourniquet – Just a phase
by HoD Ro' Matlh & 2nd Lieutenant Zorc Dat'oxo & Sogh Germite Ephilom & Ne' Michelle "Mike" Young & Soghla' HIchop Matlh & Soghla' Terri (Tell) Hope & Soghla' Jared & Soghla' Marie St. Helene

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Title   Just a phase
Mission   Operation Tourniquet
Author(s)   HoD Ro' Matlh & 2nd Lieutenant Zorc Dat'oxo & Sogh Germite Ephilom & Ne' Michelle "Mike" Young & Soghla' HIchop Matlh & Soghla' Terri (Tell) Hope & Soghla' Jared & Soghla' Marie St. Helene
Posted   Thu Jul 14, 2016 @ 7:32am
Location   Tengchah 20
The giant Gorn ship was in position. Its main weapon was trained on the station. A Beam of pure energy lanced out and peeled away the shields and outer hull of one side of the station. Fire ripped through the internal sections and spewed plasma and shrapnel into space. On the far side of the station The Gorn attackers, Satisfied that there was no significant defenders left began to fall back and board their craft once more.

In the access tunnel Marie, Jared, May'bel, Zorc and the remaining four Marines braced as the station began to shake itself apart.

"This might have been a good time to have access to one of those escape pods," Jared mused.


Outside the Gorn gun ship began to recharge for a final death blow when something odd happened. Power on one side of the ship suddenly went out and it began to roll in place. Small explosions blossomed on the surface. It was obvious that the craft was in trouble, but it was not obvious why.

"Direct hit!" Bruce cheered. "The phase torpedo decloacked inside the primary charging chamber."

"Get the cloak up and get us clear!" Ro' bellowed, cutting short the celebration.

At that point there was a roar as the fatally crippled Kut'luc roared past them on a collision course to the struggling Gorn craft.

"That will distract them long enough, "Ro' observed. "Withdraw back to the station."

On the Kut'luc HIchop gripped the arms of the Captain's chair. He smiled in appreciation at Germite who was manning the Helm. The reports were coming in around him still from the few remaining crew.

"Forward shields gone."

"The Gorn craft is targeting us with their secondary weapons."

"We are not going to make it!"

HIchop went to make an order but found he was suddenly bathed in a familiar blue light.

If you had been watching from teh Gorn Gun ship, you would have seen the flaming wreck of the Kut'luc being torn apart by weapons, to be replaced a moment later by the USS Prospero which had been using the wreck to mask it's approach and beam off the Kut'luc survivors. Now it surged forward towards the Gorn vessel and it looked for a moment as if it would ram them just as the Kut'luc had intended, but at the last minute it shifted it's trajectory, slamming against the shields, dropping the defences of both vessels.

As the Prospero pulled away it revealed that the crew had learned a thing form fighting with Ro'. In their wake were a full volley of fourty Quantum torpedoes, now locked onto the Gorn ship with its defences down. The result was instant and unequivocal.

As the Gorn gun ship erupted, the rest of the Gorn fleet fell into disarray. While there were not enough Klingon ships left to cause them any real danger, the loss of their command strategy left them confused. They quickly withdrew from the system.

But it was a hollow victory for the Klingons. Their fleet was all but gone and the station was a write off.

Tengchah 20 was lost.