This is a summary of the pilot game for my new Star Trek game (campaign I hope). It is based on a series pitch from JMS.
This story begins right on the heels of Christopher Pike's announcement he was leaving the Enterprise after 15 years. And, almost a decade since the Treaty of Axanar, the Klingons, especially Emperor Kassa, are spoiling for a second war. The Romulans are still hiding behind their Neutral Zone, and the Orion Colonies are only a minor nuisance.
The USS Constitution has returned to Spacedock. An encounter with a Klingon D-7 battlecruiser caused some damage, prompting the planned refit. And cost the life of the captain and XO. LCDR Evander Kingsley of Bradbury, Mars took charge and saved the ship, he is hoping to be given command. He has traveled to Armstrong City, Luna to bring the Captain home to his family.
Dr. Vernon Newell, the CMO (from Deneva), is also on the moon for a science symposium. Lt. Chysanthei Mikelakis (Oreas, Centaurus; Xenolinguistics, A&A) was also in attendance, as a stopover from her last assignment at Outpost 4.
They are being shuttled back to San Francisco by recent academy graduate Ensign Riley Ward (Tasmania, Earth). A faulty baffle plate causes a crash on the Dark Side. And while waiting for a rescue shuttle, they find an artificial structure.
Investigating, they find an obelisk, centuries old, glyphs of an unknown language on it. And it appears to have been some form of high energy beam of unknown purpose.
Once back at Starfleet Headquarters there is a top secret meeting with Admiral Komack, and the chiefs of staff, as well as Admiral Eugene O'Hare (Benecia Colony, the Constitution's first captain). Since he has one last tour before mandatory retirement, he leverages command of the Constitution for a Five Year Mission. Their goal, to seek out the alien race responsible for the obelisk, learn if they are still around, and if they pose a threat to the Federation.
Act 2 follows...