“Governor, I promise you that Starfleet takes the defence of the colony seriously.” Bennet remarked, almost exhausted and frustrated with how whiny and demanding the Andorian-Aenar leader was.
“It doesn’t feel like you do Captain Bennet.” Thelis countered back with. “You have a number of ships now in the system but you are more bothered about the defence of that new array of yours.”
Bennet was pleased he was in the private confines of his ready room, so that none of his crew could see him become so annoyed with Thelis. The man was near-impossible to work with. His holographic representation was sat on the other side of Bennet’s desk. “Governor Thelis, I’d like to remind you that construction of the Archanis Array will not only benefit the defence of the Haydorian system but every single Federation colony, outpost and station along the border with the Klingon Empire during this turbulent time. In the near future it will assist with our deep space exploration efforts of both the Alpha and Beta Quadrants. Alongside this, I know for a fact the Federation Council has signed off on further investment in the defence of the array, that will only further protect your people. There’s even discussion in the higher levels of Starfleet about building an orbital outpost nearby. What more could you ask for from us?”
“A fleet.” Thelis bluntly answered.
“I beg your pardon sir?” Bennet asked back. He wasn’t sure if he had the governor correctly or if he was starting to go insane from this conversation.
“I want a fleet to protect our worlds.” Thelis remarked. “We’ve already heard that Starfleet is forming armadas in three nearby systems in the sector. I want one of them here and a fleet commander that can properly liaise with my administration. One that is not going to go above me and have the Federation President order me to hand over our valuable resources.”
Thelis was starting to get under Bennet’s skin. “Mister Governor, if you do not feel I have acted accordingly then please do pass on your complaint to Admiral Beckett or go to our Commander-in-Chief, the Federation President. In the meantime, until I am reassigned or a superior flag officer arrives, I am in command of our forces here and as I have already shared, the U-S-S Ni’Var will be here. She’s an Akira-class ship with a full complement of starfighters on board.”
“It’s insufficient.” Thelis said sounding annoyed. “I want to hear a battle plan within the hour, captain. Thelis out.”
The hologram of Thelis fizzled out and Bennet sighed heavily. Tapping his combadge he called out to the bridge. “Bennet to Rider.”
“Go ahead sir.” answered his first officer.
“Send a message to all of the ships in the systems, I want to meet with all of their captains in thirty minutes here on Discovery.” Bennet ordered.
“Thirty minutes? Cutting it fine aren’t you sir?” Rider inquired. “Or is this Governor Thelis being unhelpful?
“The latter Number One.” Bennet responded. “Just make it happen Lucas.”
A post from the latest update for TF17 in the Archanis Campaign
Task Force 17 Updates
Task Force 17 has had two great months since my last report. Not only have we continued to expand our membership and activity, but Task Force 17 has been heavily involved in The Archanis Campaign! It has been great reading everyone’s amazing contributions. Let’s keep the momentum going even after Archanis ends soon.
Fiction Updates – Archanis Campaign
You can read the following fiction pieces from Task Force 17 members who have been involved in the Archanis Campaign, they include but limited to:
Along with these great pieces, don’t forget to keep up to date with the latest from our own Task Force 17 official releases!
During this time the follow promotions were made:
- DarthCrusader was promoted to Lieutenant Commander!
- McGig was promoted to Commander
Congratulations to them both again for their great efforts in Bravo Fleet! We are hoping to see more promotions coming through soon.
Our Aspirational Plans for Task Force 17
As mentioned in my previous report, the senior staff of Task Force 17 have developed an aspiration development plan for the Task Force. Right now we have achieved the two points raised in our last edition, that was our involvement in the Archanis Campaign as well as launching our expeditionary group. As you can see from above, we have smashed them both! Alongside this we also wanted to increase the level of activity on the discord channel for TF17 as well as activity in general, I am pleased to say this is happening and is an ongoing aim for us. The amount of ribbons and awards on a weekly basis we have been submitting has been brilliant too! Looking forward, we would love to put together a small storyline involving our members linked to our task force theme of deep space exploration – at the moment one idea being considered is something to do with Delta Quadrant and those races that Voyager left behind in its last season!!! We also want to be involved in supporting the development of the Bravo Fleet Infobase with more information/canon details being shared on there. Take a look at our Task Force 17 article for more information
Watch this space as we continue the fun in Task Force 17!
Task Force 17 Themed Competitions – Results
We had 27 entries in our recent competitions, thank you for everyone who submitted something in. It was very close, especially in our puzzle as it was literally down to the seconds to separate out our top three. Below are our winners! Well done!
Gamma Quadrant Hangman
- 1st Place: bri.whyte
- 2nd Place: JSheperd
- 3rd Place: DarthCrusader
Delta Quadrant Race Quiz
- 1st Place: JSheperd
- 2nd Place: bri.whyte
- 3rd Place: Elio Samson
Through The Gateway Puzzle
- 1st Place: JSheperd
- 2nd Place: McGig
- 3rd Place: bri.whyte