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The Battle of Sherman's Planet
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Summary of events depicted in the third set of images on page 12.
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The Enterprise presses it’s attack on the Gal Garth’ Thong (the Romulan Bird of Prey), damaging it severely.

Aboard the Abaddon, Captain Tatenen and Mr. Watson discuss the fact that they both saw the ghostly figured which appeared briefly and deliver a strange message, “Nothing will save you now”. The captain realizes that the word “nothing” was referring to the Abaddon’s amazing ability to modify its own mass — and what Tatenen needs to do reduce the ships mass to zero!




Tatenen says that this means the Abaddon might experience the strange fate of the Goliath did when it vanished without a trace.

Watson shuts down the ship’s shields and causes the ship's mass to be completely nullified.




Meanwhile, on board the Chu’Tul (the Klingon transport), the two female Klingons discuss the noble sacrifice made by Capt. Tatenen which prevented the destruction of their ship and all the colonist.

At that moment, the Romulan Bird of Prey is under heavy fire from the Enterprise. During the barrage the Commander is informed that a previous transmission from the scout ship secretly modified the Bird of Prey’s cloak settings, causing it to leave a tell-tale trail of tetryons which are being detected by the Enterprise.

The Commander is furious and orders his subordinate to fix the problem immediately.




Kirk and Spock discuss the fact that the Abaddon is still enveloped in the super-heated plasma cloud and can’t survive much longer. Then they realize that the Abaddon is actually fading from view as its Higgs field generator negates its mass.

Scotty reports that the gravity well poses a danger if they get too close, and it’s preventing the ship from creating a stable warp bubble. But Scotty promises to beef up the tractor beam, at the cost of diminishing their shield strength.

Sulu reports that he is no longer able to track the Bird of Prey! (The Romlans fixed their tetryon emissions problem.




Spock reports that the Bird of Prey will be able to fire its plasma weapon again in nine minutes, and the Klingon transport will be out of fuel is only one minute. They're doomed if they can’t be towed out of the gravity well.

Kirk tells Uhura to alert Commander Krug aboard the Korinar that he’ll need to be ready to deal with another nuclear missile from the Bird of Prey.

The Romulan Commander orders his subordinate to prepare another torpedo and to move the ship to within on million kilometers of the Klingon transport. But the Commander is told that the warp drive is off line, and the ship will not be able to escape from the gravity well.




Mr. Watson counts down the last three seconds until the Abaddon reaches zero mass and passes into some state of existence about which nothing in known!




At that moment, McGivers awakens inside her stasis chamber.

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The Enterprise passes near the point where the Abaddon vanished, and a beam of light lances out from the plasma cloud.

On the main view screen is an image which Spock theorizes is a “white hole” — a phenomenon never actually observed before.




Aboard the Korinar, Commander Krug observes the dwindle plasma cloud and the gap at its center, caused by the Abaddon’s strange disappearance and the shock wave it created.

Krug is so moved by the heroic sacrifice of Captain Tatenen that he delivers and impromptu eulogy in this honor.




Spock informs Captain Kirk that they received a transmission from the Abaddon, advising them to polarize their hull and make use of the asteroid’s powerful magnetic field to counteract the titanic force of gravity. By manipulating the north and south magnetic poles of the Enterprise’s own magnetic field, they’ll be able to maneuver in and out of the gravity well without relying solely on the overworked engines.



Kirk tells Spock to send this information to Krug aboard the Korinar. Krug is preparing his ship to battle the Romulan Bird of Prey.

Spock uses a schematic on the view screen to explain their strategy concerning the use of the magnetic field from the asteroid to counter the pull of the gravity well.




Spock advises caution concern the fact that the gravity well hasn’t stabilized yet, and the Lagrange point will shift positions until it does. Scotty informs Kirk that they are in position to begin using the tractor beam to pull the Klingon transport out of the gravity well.

Kirks issues strict orders to the crew: Chekov plots a course to the Lagrange point, Sulu stands ready to begin towing the Klingon transport to safety, Uhura tells the Klingons to go to warp the moment they are clear of the gravity well, and Scotty activates the tractor beam.




Spock reports that the Klingon transport will reach the Lagrange point in three minutes. McCoy informs Kirk that he has inoculated the against the effects of the high gamma radiation caused by the gravity well.

Spock says that the Romulans will fire their weapon again in 7 minutes. But McCoy says they can’t stay in this area more than 5 minutes or they’ll all be dead.

The Lexington is approaching the Neutral Zone as it pursues the strange drone which is bearing down on the Romulan home world to destroy it! But suddenly the drone comes to a dead stop in space, and Commodore Wesley orders his helmsman to do likewise. A photon torpedo is read to be launched against the drone, and Wesley gives the order.




On the bridge of the Lexington, the helmsman reports the torpedo scored a directed hit. But Wesley is worried, because he just fired his last torpedo, and his orders from Starfleet are to stay out of the Neutral Zone and warn the Romulans.

The sentient drone hails the Lexington and has a “friendly chat” with Commander Wesley, informing him it will destroy the “Romulan threat” very soon. Commodore Wesley realizes the drone is being controlled by an M-5 computer!




Aboard the Romulan Bird of Prey, the dedicated by overly obsessed commander is putting this ship and his crew into mortal danger to complete his mission to collapse the asteroid into a black hole. Most of his recent battle damage caused by the Enterprise has been repaired.

The powerful plasma weapon is charging and can fired again in just seven minutes! The Enterprise is currently towing the Klingon transport to the Lagrange point, and it will go to warp when it reaches that position.

In a bold and desperate attempt to prevent the escape of the Klingon transport, the Commander orders the launch of a nuclear missile at the Lagrange point itself!


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Aboard the Lexington, Commodore Wesley is contacted by the sentient drone, which explains what it plans to do. The drone states that the Romulans have destroyed the Abaddon, and as a result the drone intends to destroy the Romulan threat to the Federation.

After delivering this chilling message, the drone accelerates, passing the Lexingon and heading into Romulan space.

The recent message from the Enterprise revealed that the Romulans intend to collapse the asteroid into a black hole, but there first attempt was thwarted by the Abaddon.

However, the Romulans will not give up. And for that reason, Commodore Wesley orders his comm officer to open a channel to the planet Romulus so he can warn them of the threat!


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2020 7:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Oh boy, am I going to enjoy summarizing these recent posts!

Please let me know when you think I should start doing that. I'm willing to wait . . . but eager to start! Very Happy

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2020 4:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Summary of events depicted in the first set of images here on page 13.
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Spock informs Kirk that the Klingon colony ship, Chul'Tu, has reached the Larange point and can finally escape from the gravity well.

Uhura calls out that they are being hailed by the rescued Chul'Tu.

Spock tells Kirk he has a theory about the vanished Abaddon, but he notices how exhausted Kirk is, so he refrains from going into detail about his theory until later.



The female Klingons in command on the transport vessel contact the Enterprise to thank Kirk and his colleagues on the Abaddon for saving the Klingons on board, whose blood contains antibodies which will cure the Klingon plague.

Kirk expresses his appreciation for the Klingon female's kind words, and he wishes her a safe journey.



Spock then estimates that the rescued Klingon colony ship, the Chu’Tul, will go to warp in ten seconds.

But suddenly Chekov shouts a warning! The Romulan ship has fired a missile that will destroy the Klingon transport in just five seconds — and the Enterprise is too distant to destroy it.

However, the Chu’Tul suddenly fires it’s disruptor cannon at the missiles . . . despite the fact that the missile will be detonated dangerously close! Shocked



Kirk orders the aft shields to maximum just as the Chul’Tul’s disruptor cannon detonates the missiles a mere 100 kilometers from its position.

Prior to this cataclysmic event, the Abbadon transits to a place outside our universe when it passes thru the rift created by the Romulan plasma torpedo.



Moments after this unexpected event, the Abaddon is hailed. When Watson activates the view screen, both he and Tatenen are startled by the image of two elderly men, one of whom introduces himself as Ayelborne.

Tatenen orders his android first officer to consult his own extensive databanks — along with all the info from the ship’s sensors — to explain what’s happening. Watson complies and then informs the captain that these two “men” are in fact non-corporeal beings in a parallel univers which is composed of pure energy!



Ayelborne explains that he and his race were distressed by the conflict between the Federation and the Klingons when the Enterprise visited Organia and were attacked by the Klingons. Since that time, these non-corporeal beings have learned that the Klingons cannot be trusted to honor any peace treaties with their enemies. Sad

But these wise and ancient "energy beings" also explain that they have endeavored to find some way to create a lasting peace between the Klingon Empire and the Federation.



Tatenen is puzzled when Ayelborne suddenly asks about the condition of the shape-shifter known as Yemon McGivers, a being who has been in a stasis chamber to stabilize her condition after contracting a virus which threatened her life.

However, Ayelborne explains that his fellow energy beings simply created the appearance of her infection, and therefore McGiver is actually in no danger.

Moments later, Watson informs the captain that McGivers is now out of the stasis chamber, and she's on her way to the bridge.

Sometime earlier (in the "normal universe") the USS Lexington is positioned at the every edge of the Neutral Zone. Commodore Wesley receives a communication from the Romulan High Command, asking about the probe they are tracking in their region of space.

Commodore Wesley is informed by his navigator that the drone has suddenly accelerated passed warp 10, and seven Romulan warships are attempting to converge on the probe’s position.

However, Commodore Wesley elects to cautiously wait and see what happens next before volunteering information about the mysterious drone.



On the bridge of the Lexington, Commodore Wesley receives a detailed report provided by the ship's sensors and his navigator concerning the Romulan’s efforts to stop the powerful drone — none of which have succeeded. Wesley's navigator informs him that the drone actually appears to now be targeting one of the moons of Romulus, rather than the home world itself!

Another message from the Romulan High Command is received, now declaring that the probe constitutes an attack on their world — which the Romulans consider an act of war!

Commodore Wesley makes no reply.



Aboard the Abaddon, Tatenen is told by Ayelborne that he and his race have been in contact with McGivers since the first day she was created, ten years ago!

Throughout that time she has been their “conduit” into our own universe. But after the incident on Organia with Kirk and Spock they have not been able to cross over into our universe. Their "creator" was displease with them for interfering with our affairs! Sad

During this period of punishment they've lost contact with McGiver. However, contact was recently restored after she was placed inside the stasis chamber.

Meanwhile, aboard the Klingon ship Korinar, Captain Krug has used the Romulan's missile's trail to determine the location of the cloaked Romulan Bird of Prey. Although he can’t yet determine if the Klingon colony ship actually survived the explosion from the missile which it managed to destroy, Krug orders all his ship’s disruptors to fire on the Romulans.



His attack badly damages the Bird of Prey, but her captain gives the order to activate the cloak so they can avoid detection until the can use their weapons to destroy the asteroid. This will accomplish their primary mission — even though it will destroy themselves and everyone in the region as well! Shocked

On the bridge of the Enterprise, Kirk learns that their shields actually held during the blast created by the Romulan missile.

Fortunately the Klingon colony ship activated its warp drive and escaped just before the explosion!

Kirk orders the Enterprise into the dangerous radiation area around the Lagrange point so the Enterprise can escape from the gravity well.



Kirk addresses the ship at large and tells them to move towards the inner areas of the ship, away the hull, to be shielded from the radiation.

During this time, the maniacally dedicated Romulan commander orders the reactivation of the cloak, despite the fact that it draws massive amounts of power and will hamper the ship’s escape from the singularity created by the implosion of the Romulan scout ship, the Pi'R'Ath.



Aboard the Korinar, Captain Krug orders his weapons officer to fire a photon torpedo at the Romulan’s port nacelle so it can't escape the powerful gravity well created by the Pi'R'Ath's collapse into a black hole.

However, the Bird of Prey executes a desperate evasive maneuver which causes the torpedo to miss the ship.



Moments before this, aboard the Abaddon, Captain Tatenen learns from Ayelbourne that his race is aware of the conflict going on “beyond the barrier” between the two dimensions. Ayelbourne claims that it must be stopped . . . but he makes a vague statement which both puzzles and enrages Captain Tatenen!


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