USS Sarek: Lies I Loved
When dilithium spontaneously blooms in the Delta Quadrant, Captain Taes is tested by the cruicible of blood dilithum! Taes is pushing the limits on her new research cruiser, the USS Sarek, while testing the bounds of her partnership with the Romulan Free State scientists among her crew.
In the wake of the subspace phase pulse observed remotely by Captain Taes and the USS Sarek, Blood Dilithium has bloomed across fourteen sectors of the Gradin Belt. As a member of Task Force 17 –the fourth fleet’s deep space operations– the Sarek is tasked with journeying to the Delta Quadrant through the Barzan wormhole and studying the mysterious red dilithium that has grown from seemingly nothing.
The archaeology and anthropology expertise of the Sarek is assigned to investigate the remains of a civilization, discovered by a Starfleet mining operation, on what they believed to be an uninhabited moon. Captain Taes is cornered between Starfleet’s needs to understand the dilithium, the scientific avarice of her new crew members from the Romulan Free State, and that menacing voice in her head whenever blood dilithium is near.
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