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Narendra station 2/3 Klingon

posted Jun 17, 2018 09:40:54 by Aldaron
Just a bit of an idle query. Has anyone brought the Narendra station timeline up to the end of 2371/start of 2372 and the Klingon/Federation conflict yet? With the station being 2/3 Klingon in terms of personnel, I imagine things will be pretty bloody once the war starts. Could be an interesting series of adventures, maybe a trilogy along these lines:

1. Hold off Klingon ships and defend Starfleet personnel while evacuating Narendra station
2. Find a planet somewhere deep in the Shackleton Expanse, hiding from Klingon sensors. The PCs then realise they'll have to mount a "run for help" mission to get past the Klingon ships and get to Federation space to find help.
3. Lead the Starfleet expeditionary force back to Narendra and the hideout planet to rescue the Starfleet survivors and drive the Klingons off Narendra.

There would be an over-arcing theme of descent from peace to war. Possibly even the eventual abandonment of Narendra and redeployment of ships and personnel to the front when the Dominion War heats up. The other theme would be a good, heart-wrenching friendship-lost theme as Klingon personnel who have worked with and been friends with the Starfleet personnel are suddenly enemies.

Could be a really fun trilogy, I'm thinking!
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Elijah said Jun 18, 2018 12:27:43
Just to clarify the war is end of 2372/start of 2373. So Last Episode of Season 4 and First Episode of Season 5 of DS9. The conflict at the start of 2372 on DS9 is just a single battle that leads to the war later in the year. The Current Mission of the Living Campaign is currently set between DS9 3x18 and 3x25, while Klingon-Federation open war starts in DS9 4x26 and they sign a cease fire in the next episode DS9 5x01.
TonyPi said Jun 18, 2018 19:11:22
But Gowron withdrew from the Khitomer Accords at the start of Season 4, which means the Klingon Empire expelled all Federation citizens from their empire. That would have a significant year-long impact on Narendra.
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Aldaron said Jun 18, 2018 21:00:04
I agree that the full-scale war doesn't start until the end of 2372, but there were certainly clashes all the way through Season 4 after Gowron withdraw from the Khitomer Accords. Episodes such as "Rules of Engagement" seem to suggest that it wasn't unusual for Federation or Klingon ships to be shooting at one another at this time (the issue was that Worf had destroyed a civilian transport, not that he'd shot at a Klingon ship, per se). It's that gradually escalating conflict that I was referring to.

I don't follow the Living Campaign stuff so I had no idea where it was up to - I was more curious about peoples' individual campaigns not tied to that timeline, and how they would look at themes through 2372 with the descent from peace to war and the erosion of friendship and trust, culminating in all-out war.
briandavion1982 said Jun 19, 2018 01:02:43
I imagine offically the Klingons would take charge of Narendra station and the federation would be told to leave. likely under the guns of A Klingon Squadron. my thoughts is how cleanly this goes is something a DM would make dependant on how they got along with the Klingons on the station. If they forged friendships and a good working relationship the Klingons would be respectful and salute them as honorable. if they'd clashed with the Klingons it could swiftly turned into a tense stand off situation.
PicardX said Jun 19, 2018 20:02:40
Starbase 364 is in Federation space. Unless they attempted to annex a Federation sector all Klingon personnel probably got recalled to the empire.
Aldaron said Jun 19, 2018 21:33:59
PicardX - well that's the thing. :)
Klingons tend to go with "finders keepers" as their philosophy of ownership. :)
PicardX said Jun 19, 2018 21:56:50
Depends on the time frame. If open hostilities didn't officially begin until the rescue of the Deutapa Council by the crew of the U.S.S. Defiant, some time after they recalled his ambasadors from Federation space and expelled Federation citizen from Klingon space, then there would have been no reason to take that stance.
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