It was an active summer for the Sciences division. Extensive research on wet pressure heat vs. dry roasting heat for primitive anthropology research on 21st century human habit of preparation of carbon based life forms for protein sources. Our results suggest wet, high pressure with CH3CO-OH and crushed dried herbaceous plants and NaCl, followed by dry roasting over open flame with a wet, spicy blend of fruits and sugars is a sensorily pleasant way to prepare the ribs of a porcine life form.
Some emergency physics research involving shuttle craft and low speed impacts with solid immovable objects. Our department is still recovering the resources from that one.
Many of our experiments resulted in trips to sick bay. Will attempt to do more virtual experimentation in the holodeck vs. Practical experimentation in the future. Except with that anthropological research because it turns out that primitive carbon based porcine life forms are delicious.
Working with engineering on severe temperature and humidity fluctuations, which seem to have settled for the time being.
Cyn Brunelle, Sciences
Several years of time loops has greatly tampered with my memory and cognition. My apologies that it affected my previous reporting. What follows is based on my memory of events, the best I can parse together after the long and harrowing mission that nearly took my life and the lives of my colleagues, thousands upon thousands of times.
The first loop I remember began around February 11th. We assumed we were headed on a relatively simple mission to survey and recover the archaeological remains of the historical relic, the USS Shenzhou. Fleet Captain Knotts took control of a fleet consisting of the Enterprise, Narragansett and Voyager. I was tasked, in Captain Tuvok’s absence, with command of the Voyager for the duration of the mission. We set off with a very small crew consisting of the EMH and Jaime Bender as well as a compliment of engineering and science staff and some Klingon allies. My boarding of the Voyager during that loop was delayed by some Borg activity.
Surveillance photos of the Shenzhou were reviewed, and scanning was planned. We were ordered to conduct self-destruct drills, and did so successfully. We encountered two Borg fleets. While maintaining cloak and awaiting orders, we brainstormed transport solutions for the disabled remains of the Shenzhou. The Borg departed and left a probe, and we continued on our mission as ordered.
We encountered and encrypted data stream coming from the Shenzhou, which appeared to be completely undamaged, fully operational and armed. After a few failed approaches, we decided to employ the EMH to gain control of the Shenzhou, using encryption codes discovered in the mission bio and supplied by Admiral Janeway. The Shenzhou then sent a massive signal burst and we piggyback cloaked her. The Borg fleets moved to intercept us, but was successfully attacked by what we correctly guessed was the USS Discovery. It was unmanned and powered by a dangerous and repulsive mutilated Borg spore drive. The ship then took off, absconding with FC Knotts.
From there, things get a little hazy. There were thousands of time loops. During the first several thousand that I remember, the Borg took over all of the universe, over all universes and assimilated everything past, present and future. It was horrific. I witnessed the death, destruction, and resetting of my own life and that of my crew countless times. The omniscient being Q showed up for our help, and sacrificed his own immortality to help us to sort things out. It involved some fascinating experiences with spore jumping and time travel, and precise timing and measurements and calculated decisions, but in the end, it all worked out. Overall, the mission was a smashing success with no permanent loss of life.
LCDR C. Brunelle
Chief Science Officer
The USS Narragansett participated in a most… interesting… fucking crazy… strange as hell… dangerous as all hell… life-altering… peculiar mission this month – in tandem with ships Voyager and Enterprise. I was assigned to the Enterprise as Chief Medical Officer for this mission, while I left the Narragansett in the crazy… totally demented… completely insubordinate… most capable hands of Nurse Tribble, where she ended up with the temporary role of acting first officer with the rank of Commander. I am absolutely flabbergasted… astonished… knocked down with a feather pleased that my nurse has inspired such confidence in the crew and has performed her duties so abominably… admirably. She even had time to completely destroy carefully monitor my experiments in my absence.
As to our mission, I hope that this is the last we shall ever have anything to do with that blasted mycelial drive. The human race (and nearly all other races in the universe) would’ve gone extinct because of it, had it not been for the dedication and determination of the crews of these three (with the addition of the Shenzhou: four) ships. I am sure I will never look at my experiments with fungi in the same way again.
I am glad to be back in my own sickbay and to be dealing with bumps, bruises and trifling colds again. I feel like I need a little boredom in my life just now.
Doctor D. Taylor
Senior Sciences Division Chief
Chief Medical Officer
The past month has seen increased traffic to sickbay. As I had a bout of severe Klingon bronchitis, I was forced to engage the EMH in my absence. Never has the need for more staff in sickbay been more apparent.
THIS IS THE ARCHIVED LOG FOR JANUARY FOR LTCMDR BRUNELLE OFTHE USS NARRAGANSETT
Week one: The year is off to a good start. Research is going well and we began the month with a detailed situation report to the Bridge Crew about a climate control issue. It shouldn’t snow aboard the ship. Engineering must have dropped the ball again.
Week Two: Whose idea was it to hold a whole crew meeting in my quarters? Oh, right. Mine. It seems that despite my multiple trips to sick bay this month, some sort of lingering illness has impeded my ability to make sound judgement. Nevertheless, the meeting was a success. New crew channels were created.
Week Three: Ugh will this pain never end? I should have known better than to mess with research into ancient Earth viruses. Some old fashioned remedies and a trip to sick bay or two should sort me out.
Week Four: While I understand that we can no longer use the spore drive technology, my research has shown some amazing results. Historical logs of the USS Discovery Crew have proved fascinating, as has ancientholodeck technology dubbed “PS-4”. It is amusing from a sociology and psychology perspective to examine what Earth inhabitants imagined other planets and races would look like, in games such as Destiny.
Klingons – History and Physiology
Klingon Historical Timeline
Around 900 AD: After slaying the tyrant Molor using the first bat’leth, Kahless the Unforgettable founds the Klingon Empire, becoming its first emperor.
14th century: A race from the Gamma Quadrant, which the Klingons call Hur’q, invade Qo’noS. When they leave, they steal valuable artifacts, including the Sword of Kahless. Also during that century “Klingon warriors, set out and slew all of their gods, because they were more trouble than they were worth”.
16th century: “The Dark Time” – Emperor Reclaw and the imperial family of the Second Dynasty are killed by General K’Trelan. For ten years, the Empire enters “The Dark Time” when it is ruled by a council elected by the people, until a Third Dynasty mimicking the 2nd one is installed to rule the Empire.
2016: After the Klingons destroy a Vulcan starship, the latter react with a strict fire-first-policy, which earns the Vulcans respect and eventually leads to formal diplomatic relations.
Mid-21st century: The reign of the last Emperor ends and the lead of the Empire falls to the Chancellor of the Klingon High Council.
2133: After losing the crew of a starship, the Klingon High Council forbids all its ships any attempt to enter the Delphic Expanse.
2151: First contact with Earth is initiated when Enterprise NX-01 assists Klaang at proving that the Suliban Cabal is trying to destabilize the Empire as part of the Temporal Cold War.
2152 & 2153: Jonathan Archer of the Enterprise evades Klingon authorities three times after repeatedly “interfering” with the Empire’s politics.
2154: Augment Crisis – Enhanced Humans try to annihilate Qu’Vat Colony, but ultimately fail in their attempt to ignite a war between the Empire and United Earth. The Empire then uses residue of the Human DNA to breed augmented warriors of its own, but inadvertently creates a virus causing generations of Klingons to lose their cranial ridges amongst others. Sometime hereafter, Klingon-Federation encounters became very rare up until 2256.
2223: Federation-Klingon Cold War – Relations between the Empire and the United Federation of Planetsdegenerate starting a tense cold war.
2245: The inconclusive Battle of Donatu V is fought between the Klingon Empire and the Federation.
2256: Open war between the Klingon Empire and the Federation breaks out.
2267: After engaging in a brief open conflict, the Klingon Empire and the Federation sign the Treaty of Organia establishing ground rules for further interaction and the resolution of territorial disputes, e.g. over Sherman’s Planet. That same year, the Empire, the Federation, and the Romulan Star Empire jointly establish a colony on Nimbus III, officially declaring it ‘the planet of galactic peace’.
2271: Empire forces under Kor achieve a memorable victory over the Romulans at the Battle of Klach D’kel Brakt.
2272: The Klingon Empire relinquishes its claims on Archanis IV to the Federation.
2285 & 2286: Fearing it to be a new devastating Federation weapon, a diplomatic incident involving James T. Kirk arises over the Empire’s attempt to gain information about the Genesis Device.
2289: The Federation and the Klingon Empire hold a diplomatic meeting at Korvat colony, however without producing any substantial results.
2290: The Albino raids Klingon colonies but three battle cruisers commanded by Kor, Kang, and Koloth fail to apprehend him. That same year, the sleeper ship IKS T’Ong is dispatched on a “crucial” long-range mission from which it would not return until 2365.
2292: By this year, the Romulans are considered “blood enemies” in the Klingon Empire.
2293: Khitomer Accords – The explosion of the Klingon moon Praxis causes an ecological disaster, disposing Chancellor Gorkon to pursue a full peace treaty with the Federation. Despite the subsequent assassination of Gorkon, his daughter and new Chancellor, Azetbur, participates at the Khitomer Conference, which leads to the Khitomer Accords establishing a lasting peace between the two powers.
2344: Despite ongoing negotiations for a new peace treaty, the Klingon-Federation relations are again tense by this year. The Empire’s alliance with the Federation is eventually cemented by the honorable act of the Federation vessel USS Enterprise-C, which responds to a Klingon distress signal from Narendra IIIand is destroyed while trying to protect the outpost from a Romulan attack.
2346: With the help of the traitor Ja’rod of the House of Duras, the Romulans commit the Khitomer Massacre, killing almost all of the 4,000 Klingon colonists on Khitomer.
2350: Romulan forces fail in an attempt to board Klingon General ShiVang’s flagship. That same year, later Romulan Praetor Neral’s family are killed in a Klingon attack.
2366: In order to avert a civil war, Klingon Chancellor K’mpec conceals Ja’rod’s treason, due to his house’s influence in the High Council.
2367: Klingon Civil War – After K’mpec dies of poisoning, Gowron, who is opposing the House of Duras, becomes new Chancellor. His position is quickly challenged but eventually affirmed in the brief civil war against the Romulan-influenced, but ultimately inferior, House of Duras.
2369: A clone of Kahless created by clerics from Boreth assumes the re-created, but now purely representative, position of Klingon emperor, while Gowron remains the Empire’s Chancellor and factual leader.
2371: General Martok is covertly abducted and interned by the Dominion, while a Changeling replaces him.
2372: Led by the Martok-Changeling, the Klingon Empire starts an invasion of the Cardassian Union, which is subsequently condemned by the Federation. Later that year, the Federation’s and Klingon’s old dispute over the Archanis sector escalates, leading to the Klingon’s withdrawal from the Khitomer Accords.
2373: The real Martok is freed after the Changeling impersonating him is revealed earlier this year. The Cardassian Union joins the Dominion, swiftly resolving the Klingon’s conflict with the Federation and reinstating the Khitomer Accords. Later that year, the Dominion attacks and captures the Federation station Deep Space 9, beginning the Dominion War against the Empire and the Federation.
2374: With the aid of Klingon ships sent at the last moment by Gowron, the Federation recaptures Deep Space 9. Later that year, the Romulan Star Empire turns the tide of the war as it joins the Empire and the Federation against the Dominion.
2375: The Dominion gains the upper hand in the war again with its alliance with the Breen Confederacywhich uses energy dampening weapons. Due to a technical uniqueness of Klingon vessels, the Empire holds the front on its own for some weeks being outnumbered 20:1. Fearing the growing popularity of the successful General Martok, Gowron tries to discredit him by ordering suicidal missions, but is subsequently killed by Worf. Martok becomes the new Klingon Chancellor and, with the help of the Cardassian Rebellion, the Federation Alliance manages to repel the Dominion forces, finally capturing Cardassia Prime later that year and ending the Dominion war with the Treaty of Bajor.
2385: The Klingon Empire fully recovers from its losses during the Dominion War according to an estimate by Section 31.
Like most humanoids, the essence of the Klingon anatomical form consists of a head, neck torso, and four limbs.
Internally, the Klingon anatomy is markedly different from that of other humanoids. There is a great deal more multiple redundancy in their organs, a principle they called brak’lul. This allows Klingons to survive severe injuries in battle. They have twenty-three ribs, two livers, an eight-chambered heart, three lungs, and even redundant neural function as well as multiple stomachs. Some geneticists believe that the extra organs, notably the third lung, evolved to give Klingons greater stamina on the battlefield. Klingons have relatively little knowledge of their own biology and their medicine is very poorly developed. This is largely due to their warrior traditions – a Klingon who is wounded is expected to be left to either survive through his own strength, die, or undergo the hegh’bat, a form of ritual suicide.
The most distinctive feature of the modern Klingon is a sagittal crest, beginning on the forehead and often continuing over the skull. Klingons head shape differs between individuals, with some having skulls that extended backwards into a elongated cone shape. The cranium, itself, is encased in an exoskeleton, which possesses a feature known as the tricipital lobe.
The lower half of the face tends to follow familiar humanoid appearance, and even the ridges on back of their heads if any tend to be less pronounced and slight, leaving the general shape as Human skull and covered in more skin than bone, it is in these regions where hair is most likely seen to grow. Eyebrows tend to grow in a more diagonal direction than other humanoids, but also have noticeably diagonal suborbital ridges where eyebrows otherwise exist.
Klingons ears include both external auricle and pinna and recessed pinna. External auricle structures tend to be rounded, and the recessed pinna tends to come to a point before forming into the back of the head.
Klingon eyes generally round in size and shape (consisting of varying shades with white sclera). They may flash more white of their eyes which they use to intimidate a rival or enemy. Other Klingon eyes have large corneas, pink sclera, and almost gem-like reflective quality to them. Klingons, especially females, are said to lack tear ducts. However, for males Klingon myth stated that Kahless once filled the ocean with his tears, and at least one Klingon, Kurn, produced tears.
They also have more physically pronounced cheeks, and a vertical ridge that goes down their chin into their neck, which expands into ridges on their upper chest and shoulders and between the breasts of at least the females. The neck structure varies from smooth flesh to flesh containing pits and bony structures that lead up the side of their head, and down the back of their head and spine.
Klingon noses tend to vary having between several slight horizontal ridges on the brow of their noses, or a single vertical ridge or crack from the top of the brow to the tip of the nose to being wider and flatter, nearly flush against the forehead. They also have heavier ridges over their nostrils, compared to the two minimally ridged or un-ridged nostrils. The nose tends to lay flatter on the face than in other Klingons as well and wider.
Klingon teeth typically consist of two sharp fangs (incisors) with crooked or sharpened teeth (it was said they sharpen their teeth, often before going into battle). However, not exclusive, others have pronounced thick lips with sharp teeth, with each tooth being considerably larger size.
Klingons of both sexes usually have hair on their heads while male Klingons often have facial hair as well. Hair is usually long, curly and wavy, described as thick and luxuriant. Accelerated hair growth is often experienced by Klingons during puberty, or jak’tahla, along with severe mood swings and unusual aggressive tendencies. Klingon hair greys with age. Other Klingons are completely bald, lacking facial hair. For Klingons with hair, cases of receding hairlines or full or partial baldness existed during 2160s, and later in the 2260s through 2290s. Klingons as young as those who have not reached the Age of Ascension, typically do not wear beards.
Klingons also have sharp thick talons on their hands that make up the end of their digits.
The chest of the Klingon males appears to be largely smooth and slick, the females have a large chest area with ridges that come down to the top of their breasts across their shoulders. The backs of these Klingons is highly covered with ridges from shoulder to shoulder and across small of their back radiating from highly defined thickly ridged spine. The sides of the abdomen of at least the females appears to be highly defined with rib-like ridges as well. Even the buttocks region is heavily ridged.
Doctor Dora Taylor