Report from Commander Two of Five to “F.D.”:
Sir, I regret to inform you that I can find no information on what First Jalot’iklar has been up to for the last week.
I thought that my cover had been discovered when I was told in no uncertain terms to disembark from the Indomitable. At the time, I was simply grateful that I wasn’t being summarily executed. It wasn’t until they left Deep Space Nine that I began to question the real reason I was asked to step aside. Upon their return, I was re-invited aboard the ship, but nobody will say what had happened-you know how disciplined the Jem’Hadar are.
What I do know: the ship had been in combat. The damage on the ship seemed almost familiar-not polaron damage, like I might have expected if a Dominion Civil War had broken out. Nothing like the damage inflicted by Hur’q weapons. I do not want to speculate on the source of the damage, because if my speculation were true, the Dominion may have stirred up the one possible danger that exceeds even the Hur’q in magnitude.
There are also other rumors I’ve heard aboard Deep Space Nine while awaiting reassignment-which I realize is no longer necessary. I hesitate to mention this, because it sounds unbelievable, but rumor has it that a number of Ferengi were spotted boarding Indomitable. That sounds insane-why would a Jem’Hadar allow any Ferengi aboard? Even more insane, why would a Ferengi even try to board? I realize there is only one answer to the latter question: profit. But why would Jalot’iklar cooperate?
I am in no position to question him; he’s a captain in the good graces of Ambassador Odo, and I have no authority to compel answers. It may be best to ignore this for now-if the worst possibility happens, there’s nothing we can do to prepare, and if nothing comes of it, it does not matter.
Agent Two, out.
The Dominion War in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine was a running thing in the last few years of its run. Given how much of it tended towards the “Federation is having its hind end beaten like a drum” happened, things could get pretty grim looking. But every once in a while, we got breather episodes. The kind that were less serious, or less war focused, just to give the viewer a break. Some fans hated them, some fans liked them. And several of these breathers involved the resident Ferengi, Quark, or his family-or, in a couple of cases, even more members of his species.
This is the case with the Star Trek Online episode “Quark’s Lucky Seven”. And not to put to fine a point on it, your player captain is not the main character here. Oh, the captain will play a role, sure, but the stars of this episode are the Ferengi-and their goal is a heist like few others. And the subject of the heist…well, let’s leave that for spoilers below, right? Continue reading