The namesake of her class, the USS Nova is a small exploration and science vessel built for planetary surveying and short-range missions. Lead by it’s sagely commander, the joined Trill Yanrel Vex, the Nova embarks on numerous missions to planets and systems of interest to the Federation. With it’s advanced science labs, atmospheric maneuverability and landing capability, and state-of-the-art atmospheric Waverider shuttle, the Nova serves as much as a flying research station as it does a Starfleet vessel, and the crew of the Nova are driven to fulfill Starfleet’s mandate of exploration, alien encounters, and scientific discovery.
It had been 9 hours since the Nova had departed from Starbase 72 and begun its course to the Ventiri system. The journey had thus far gone off without a hitch and had been otherwise entirely uneventful.
Ellen Rees, the ship’s chief helm officer, had just finished her duty shift and swapped [...]
The meeting on the green had been an enjoyable experience for all. Though the senior staff had begun the afternoon by keeping themselves separate from the rest of the crew, they eventually left the gazebo and started mingling with the rest of the junior officers. Drinks were drunk, stories were [...]
Word had spread rather quickly among the junior officers of Yanrel’s assignment to the Nova, and already many of the station’s personnel were checking their PADDs and posting bulletins to see if they had received a position onboard. The ship herself may have been small, but she carried with her [...]
Everything about the work Vex had been committed to over the past month had been wrong. From the invasion of a primitive society to the secrecy surrounding the research of the Tkon beacon he and his compatriots had found upon Koruku III, more and more questions were being raised in the Trill’s [...]