‘The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.’ – Edmund Burke
Part of the first wave of Inquiry-class starships, the USS Triumph has been commanded by Lionel Jericho since her commissioning in 2390. Since then, the Triumph has taken part in Starfleet’s most significant actions of the decade, from Operation: Gatecrasher to border defence against Breen and renegade Cardassian forces, to the chaotic fall of the Romulan Star Empire. With one of the most decorated crews of the period, the Triumph now serves on the dangerous Beta Quadrant frontiers, confronting disparate Romulan factions, opportunistic pirate forces, and the machinations of the House of Mo’Kai.
With Fleet Captain Jericho leading a squadron of starships, the Triumph must oversee security in a region that needs a deft and diplomatic touch as often as tactical intervention. But when it comes to the latter, the Triumph’s reputation is clear: they are always ready.
‘We’ve been boarded,’ was Tar’ek Arys’s urgent hiss when he opened the doors to Hale’s quarters. ‘I need to get you to safety, First Secretary.’
She’d asked – insisted – demanded – to be on Triumph’s bridge for the battle, but Jericho had been adamant that it [...]
Doctor Namiya’s voice sounded like it was coming from a long way away, and she had to address him a second time before his eyes snapped away from the open morgue drawer. Jericho looked up. ‘What?’
She knew better than to openly show sympathy. ‘The Cornwallis is back. [...]
‘I don’t know what to say, Captain.’ Lieutenant Quinn gave a hapless shrug at the science console. ‘There’s no sign of the USS Endeavour.’
Lieutenant Arys looked back from Helm. ‘Did we lose them in Ciater? Did Whitaker screw up the navigational protocols?’
Commander Ranicus clasped [...]
‘For the moment, the fleet’s primary objective is to secure the border and gather intelligence.’ Commander Harrian paced before the main display in the Triumph’s conference room, filled for once not with the ship’s senior staff but the squadron’s leadership. Behind him shone the [...]