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NX-class • NX-08 • Starbase Bravo

In mid-2156, the Romulan War approaches its crescendo. Starfleet has scrambled to gather forces to defend humanity and been stretched almost to breaking point. When the officers expected to take command of the newly-commissioned Phoenix NX-08 are killed in action, no immediate replacement is apparent.

Into this opportunity steps Natalia Lopez, disgraced Starfleet captain with a reputation for brilliance that pays off almost as often as it doesn’t, who gathers a rag-tag band of misfits, wash-outs, and screw-ups with a flair for ingenuity. Traditional tactics aren’t winning the war. Traditional strategies aren’t rendering borders impenetrable. Traditional crews aren’t always seeing those at the edges of humanity; the fringe settlements, the cargo ships, the transient colonists. If they get it wrong, nobody will miss them. If they get it right, few will thank them.

Phoenix is an Enterprise-era war story with a crew of deeply flawed people at the dawn of humanity’s utopia. Where most Star Trek characters are products and adherents of the Federation’s highest principles, in this period these values have yet to take full form. But rather than a dark narrative of ‘do what needs to be done’ warfare justified by its pre-Federation era, Phoenix is about imperfect people growing into these ideals as they unknowingly fight for them, rather than mere survival alone.

This story is rated:

RPG Rating 2 2 2for content, which equates to roughly a 16+ rating

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30 November 2021

Takin' Care of Business - 7

Phoenix: Takin' Care of Business

‘My orders,’ said Kovrad, his shoulders now slumped, his voice now a low rumble, ‘were to enter Commonwealth territory and to first evade detection and observe. The Romulan Navy dispatched a strike force to this sector two months ago, a light attack unit with instructions to destroy or seize [...]

22 November 2021

Takin' Care of Business - 6

Phoenix: Takin' Care of Business

‘I don’t want to nitpick,’ said Black as the five reassembled on the Starsaber’s bridge. ‘But that was good cop?’ Lopez rolled her eyes. ‘I saw the state of him and his office and I reassessed. I’ve met enough proud, uptight military types in my life to know them when I see them; [...]

5 November 2021

Takin' Care of Business - 5

Phoenix: Takin' Care of Business

Phoenix rocked as weapons fire raked across the hull, and Lopez gripped the armrest tight to keep her seat. ‘Status!’ ‘Hull polarisation is holding!’ Black reported. ‘Returning fire!’ ‘They’re bigger and slower than us,’ Lopez noted, looking to Antar. ‘Keep us mobile and keep us [...]

29 October 2021

Takin' Care of Business - 4

Phoenix: Takin' Care of Business

‘I don’t know who they were,’ said Captain Nomuso, eyes shut as he sat on the biobed while Doctor Kayode delicately sutured the laceration across his broad brow. ‘They came at us at about Warp 3, weapons charged, and told us to ditch our cargo or they’d take it by force.’ West folded [...]