Post by jlgalloway99 on Sept 12, 2017 15:49:23 GMT -8
TNU Presents: Space Pirates and Memporia
J. L. Galloway wrote for the following characters;
1. Senator Candor of Andoria, Speaker of the Senator.
2. Senator Sarah Gillman-Sanchez of Earth 2
3. Senator’s Aid Mishel
4. Ambassador Frel (Memporian Government)
5. Senator Tolken Vor of Tera Nova
6. Senator Paul Gillman of Tera Capatha 4
Written on 09/12/2017 by J. L. Galloway
The Senate Floor
August 23, 4566
Sarah had made it back safely to Earth two and she was sitting at a table in the galactic federation senate floor. She was sitting there with her aid Mishel. The two of them were listening to the normal bickering on the floor.
The Senator from Tera Capatha Four was really in a vile mood, She was not happy, the senate shot down her proposal for economic assistance for her homeworld.
The senator wanted the resources to feed the alien refugees that were temporarily being sheltered on her homeworld, after the Faith Services Fleet attacked their home world. She believed it was only fair that the other corps worlds provide her planet resources to feed the uninvited guests, why should her people provide all the resources and a shelter.
The senate accused the senator of tera capatha 4 of being a little xenophobic, and there are worse colonies in the senate that needed the resources more. The Faith Services Fleet had been attacking several member worlds of the Galactic Federation.
It was clear to Sarah that Darius was doing this with the intent of turning the aligned world against President Hukari Carain. It was a good strategy, for him. But it made life in the senate a little challenging at times.
“The floor calls upon Senator Gillman, representative of Earth 2” said the speaker of the senate.
Sarah stood up in her booth and walked over to the podium in her booth and turned on the microphone, so everyone could hear her. “Honored guests, recently myself along with Senator Candor of Andoria, recently visited the Memporian Government, today I bring forth Ambassador Frel” said Sarah as she motioned for Frel to stand up.
“As a protectorate of the Galactic Federation, the ambassador has the power to speak for his people, they are currently in the mist of electing two senators to sit on our council, but at the moment he has a more dire need of the senate” said Sarah as she stepped back from the podium to allow him to talk.
“Honored senators of the galactic federation, I want to thank you granting me a little bit of your time to address our concerns” said Frel with a humble voice.
Frel waited a moment for dramatic flair and then went on. “Recently Memporia has been targeted by raiders, we are not sure fully of their intentions, but it’s clear to my people they are openly attacking us for joining the galactic federation, so far they raided minor supply shipments, it appears their goal is terror and not resources, which is strange for raiders” said Frel, as he got straight to business.
Senator Tolken Vor (Tera Nova) walked up to his podium, he tapped the button on his podium to signal he wanted to speak.
“The floor recognizes Senator Vor of Tera Nova” called out Candor the speaker of the senate.
“Ambassador, that is a unusual accusation, what proof do you have of these raider attacks” asked Senator Vor, he wanted to see evidence, before he casted a vote for any support.
“Mishel please input the data rod” asked Frel as he watched the aid do as he asked. An image come on the big screen.
“Online Ambassador” said Mishel.
An image of smaller raider appears on the screen, its an unknown design to the senators of the galactic federation. It appears to be a space pirate vessel. Vor wondered why would they openly attack a race within the galactic federation.
“This ship has recently started to attack our supply routes, they have not stolen anything, at first we thought they were pirates, but that theory was withdrawn, when we learned they stole nothing from his, their motivations are not clear to my people, we speculate this is a fear tactic, but we are not sure why, they have not attempted to reach out to us” said Frel, he was truly at a loss of words. Why was this raider harassing the memporian government?
Frel took a small breath and went on “We are asking for the senate to dispatch a ship and detain the raider and find out why they are attacking our supply convoy’s” asked Frel, as he came down to the reason why he was there.
“Ambassador as you said, the raider is not stealing any valuables, our fleet has several core worlds that are being attacked by pirates, faith services fleet and other hostile races, why do we want to send a fleet to track down a non-threatening raider” asked Senator Tolken Vor of Tera Nova.
“Easy for you to say senator, your world is not being targeted in this manner, and we do not have any ships of our own to chase down this one simple raider” said Frel as his counter response.
Sarah stood back near the microphone. She tapped on the bottom to signal she wanted to speak.
“The floor recognizes Senator Gillman of Earth 2” said Candor.
“The Memoporians are new to the senate, I can see why Senator Vor is a little hesitant, and he brings up valid concerns, surely we can dispatch one ship to track down this raider and discover their intentions” said Sarah in an almost pleading tone.
“That would be sufficient” said Frel.
“I am not going to vote for an order that forces our military to dispatch a ship on a low priority targeted, I am sorry for the ambassador and his people but the homeworlds of Tera Captha four, Andorian Colony 3 and Tera Reva 2 all have urgent needs of military assistance” pointed out Vor.
He really felt bad, but the military was already stretched thin.
Frel did not like this, surely the senate could dispatch one vessel, he was annoyed that senators when visiting his world said they would protect them, but it was clear that they were hiding behind a technicality. He wondered if all they wanted was the dilithium vain.
Sarah could tell that Frel was getting frustrated and for good reason. “I have a friend in the military, he is a support commander, if the senate approves, can I approach him and ask he will volunteer for this mission, he is part of the president’s personal fleet” asked Sarah.
“I believe you need to clear that with the President” said Vor.
“I already have, but the senate needs to officially request assistance from the military, surely one commander being dispatched will not affect the military forces in the galactic federation” asked Sarah as she waited for Vor to counter point her argument.
“As long as this support commander is willing to, I do not see an issue” said Vor. His response shocked Sarah. She wondered did she get a personal victory over him.
Candor the speaker of the house called for a vote, and the senate approved her call to action, but they were clear the military commander needed to volunteer for the assignment.
Sarah had only one person in mind for an assignment like this. She was going to ask Dom Martinez, the new starship commander of the Phoenix, to investigate the strange attacks by the space pirate raiders.
She knew he would not tell her no.
She was a friend of his, and more importantly, she knew he would not be happy with anyone causing terror on the memporians. She knew the Phoenix already had a mission, but surely after that one completed, he could hop over to the memporian system and pay the space pirates a visit.
Sarah and Frel waited for the senate to disband for the day.
A few hours later.
“Thank you for your assistance Senator, you are credit to your people and a friend of the memporians” said Frel with a grin.
“Thank you Ambassador” said Sarah.
“And thank you Mishel for your assistance as well” said Frel.
“I was just doing my job Ambassador, it was Senator Gillman who did all of the work” said Mishel the senator’s personal aid.
“Don’t thank me yet, I still have to talk to the young Captain, but I have no doubt he will assist you Ambassador” said Sarah.
Sarah was gathering her things and getting ready to leave the pod when a man approached the door. It was Senator Paul Gillman, the husband of Sarah Gillman. Their marriage was more of a political gain than of actual love.
He walks into the room.
“Good evening senator” said Frel.
“Evening Ambassador” said Paul.
“I am sorry the pirates are attacking Memporia” said Paul, he was being diplomatically polite, despite the fact he was not really in favor of wasting military resources on chasing away a pirate.
“Thank you Senator” said Frel. He wondered if the senator truly meant that or not?
“Hello darling” said Paul.
“Paul” simply replied Sarah, with a hint of resentment in her face.
“I am hoping you will accompany me to dinner” asked Paul, even though he was asking, it was his polite way of saying he wanted to talk to her, he was very annoyed at her. He knew that Sarah knew he was annoyed.
“Sure” said Sarah, as she could tell a fight would be transpiring later on.
“Ambassador, I must call it a night, we will talk again in the morning, before the next senate session” said Sarah.
“Of course” said Frel, he wanted to ask them to dinner, but it was clear to him that they needed to talk.