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USS Apollo: Plaguebearer

A routine exploratory mission becomes the unexpected resolution of a long mystery, putting the Apollo and her crew to the test on multiple fronts.

Mission Description

“Down he strode from Olympus’ peaks, storming at heart
with his bow and hooded quiver slung across his shoulders…
First he went for the mules and circling dogs but then,
launching a piercing shaft at the men themselves,
he cut them down in droves.”

– Homer, Iliad, Book 1, lines 51-59.


A routine exploratory mission becomes the unexpected resolution of a long mystery, putting the Apollo and her crew to the test on multiple fronts.

About the Mission

Command
USS Apollo
Status
Complete
Total Stories
3
Start Date
11/04/2022

28 August 2022

Act II

USS Apollo: Plaguebearer

Alarm klaxons blared as the Apollo twisted to dodge fire from an unknown assailant. Commander Rhodes slipped back into his seat at the science station and focused all of the available sensor arrays he could on the other ship. It was big—at least relative to the Apollo—but didn’t appear to be [...]

25 April 2022

Act I

USS Apollo: Plaguebearer

Like her namesake, the Apollo was as swift as an arrow, moving through space at fifty-five hundred times the speed of light. The atmosphere on the bridge was a mix of tension and excitement as they raced toward the source of the distress call. As far as anyone knew, the Apollo was supposed to be [...]

12 April 2022

Prologue

USS Apollo: Plaguebearer

Under the light from a pair of alien suns, a stream of tiny twelve-legged arthropods cut paths in the dirt among blades of red grass, their color an adaptation to take in just enough sunshine from the blue giant the planet orbited. The tiny beings reminded Science Officer Rhodes of ants, but they [...]