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Description The crew of the Cortina is hired by Keth Claness, Andoria's mining clan, to transport a cargo of ore to a client at the Andorian colony on Cimera. They are told that another job awaits them there. After delivering their cargo, they are hired buy Keth Omtala to ferry expensive Omtalan textiles to Bajor, where Keth Omtala has entered into a business deal to supply fine textiles to a Bajoran clothing manufacturer They are told that another job will await them there. Upon delivery of the textiles to Keth Omtala's agent on Bajor, they are pointed in the direction of an Andorian archaeologist doing work on Bajor. They arrange to meet with this archaeologist. At this meeting, they are offered another job, one that will test their skills and determination. Okay, this probably sounds very convoluted. I'm doing it this way for two reasons. First, I want to give you guys some time for character development (JPs with each other and me) and, secondly, because of who the client is. The Cortina and her crew are being contracted by the Am Tal, a secret, non-governmental Andorian Intelligence organization that works for the good of Andoria and, since what's good for the Federation is good for Andoria, they work on the Federation's behalf...they just don't tell the Federation, or Starfleet Intelligence that they're doing it. For years SFI had no concrete idea that there was such an organization as the Am Tal. Recently, SFI began to acknowledge that their might be something to the rumors of an Andorian secret intelligence society, but their official line is that if the Am Tal exists, its activities are probably limited to Andoria and her colonies. They are wrong, of course. The Am Tal is everywhere. They work in segregated cells, each cell ignorant of what the other is doing. There is a small group at the top that has knowledge of all Am Tal operations. In our case, what has happened is that an Am Tal operative in Keth Claness' operation on Rigel IV was given an order to hire the Cortina to ship ore to Cimera. On Cimera, an Am Tal operative in Keth Omtala was ordered to hire the Cortina to deliver textiles to Bajor. The Keth Omtala representative on Bajor was told to ask Captain Tann and his crew to meet with the archaeologist on Bajor. We know none of this and probably won't know it during this mission. If any of us have heard anything about the Am Tal it would be rumor only. Remember that they are extremely compartmentalized. Many people who work for the Am Tal don't even know they are working for the Am Tal, and have no idea that the person who is working them for intelligence works for the Am Tal. The archaeologist will offer us a job that will hopefully be more fun and interesting than hauling cargo.
Start Date Sun Dec 11th, 2016 @ 8:16pm

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Title Timeline Location
Arrival at Kaylon IV
by Captain Braedyn Tann & Cara Vahn & Jaeih t'Hwersuil & Nal Rehu MD & Shanna Danar & Dimas & Marsha Mellow & Gaenor & Emily Harris
Current Kaylon System, Gamma Quadrant
Lookie, Lookie, Here Comes Cookie
by Captain Braedyn Tann & Dimas
Current DS9-The Brig
What's Up Doc?
by Captain Braedyn Tann & Nal Rehu MD
Current Bajor, Jalanda City, near the spaceport
Clinging Desperately to Hope
by Nal Rehu MD
Current Transport Vessel Arus
Background Check
by Captain Braedyn Tann & Jaeih t'Hwersuil
Current Tann Corp (Earth), Juan Cortina
Packaged Goods
by Captain Braedyn Tann & Jaeih t'Hwersuil & Shanna Danar & Gaenor
Current Landing Platform, Jalanda City Spaceport
I'll Make A Man Out of You [BACK POST]
by Gaenor
Torpedo Storage
Not Taking "No" For An Answer
by Shanna Danar & Warrant Officer Haneri Ghemor
A bit of a back post. Mess Hall
Fancy Meeting You Here
by Captain Braedyn Tann & Jaeih t'Hwersuil & Shanna Danar & Gaenor
Current Local Bar, Jalanda City, Bajor
Things Get Serious
by Captain Braedyn Tann & Jaeih t'Hwersuil & Lieutenant JG & Shanna Danar & Warrant Officer Haneri Ghemor
Current Bajor, Jalanda City Spaceport
SITREP
by Captain Braedyn Tann & Shanna Danar
Current Bajor + SFHQ
Beware of Romans Asking Favors...
by Captain Braedyn Tann
A few days before the Juan Cortina reaches Bajor Holodeck & Captain's Quarters, SS Juan Cortina
Out of Whole Cloth
by Captain Braedyn Tann & Marsha Mellow & Jaeih t'Hwersuil & Lieutenant JG & Warrant Officer Haneri Ghemor & Gaenor & Cara Vahn & Emily Harris
Current Conference Room, SS Juan Cortina
More Blue Intrigue
by Captain Braedyn Tann
Current Orbital Docking Hub, Cimera III
Cortina for Your Thoughts?
by Lieutenant JG & Gaenor
Juan Cortina
Observation
by Shanna Danar
Following Blue Intrigue Bajor; Jalanda City
Blue Intrigue
by Shanna Danar & Captain Braedyn Tann
Two weeks after the launch of the Juan Cortina Bajor; Jalanda City
Getting to Know You
by Warrant Officer Haneri Ghemor & Jaeih t'Hwersuil
Between "First Shift" & "First Stop" Mess Hall
Do Nausicaans Dream of Subterfuge?
by Gaenor
Current Juan Cortina
First Stop: Cimera III
by Captain Braedyn Tann & Marsha Mellow & Jaeih t'Hwersuil & Lieutenant JG & Warrant Officer Haneri Ghemor & Gaenor
Current Juan Cortina, Cimera III, Various
Blue Whispers
by Captain Braedyn Tann
Three Weeks Prior to the Launch of the Juan Cortina SS Star Breeze
En route
by Shanna Danar
S.S. Star Breeze
Thrusting Thrusters
by Lieutenant JG & Marsha Mellow
Engineering
Whispers from the Void
by Captain Braedyn Tann & Shanna Danar
Six weeks prior to the launch of the Juan Cortina Earth, SFI Headquarters
Ambush!
by Captain Braedyn Tann & Marsha Mellow & Jaeih t'Hwersuil & Warrant Officer Haneri Ghemor & Gaenor & Cara Vahn & Emily Harris
Current Various

Mission Summary

The crew of the Cortina is hired by Keth Claness, Andoria's mining clan, to transport a cargo of ore to a client at the Andorian colony on Cimera. They are told that another job awaits them there. After delivering their cargo, they are hired buy Keth Omtala to ferry expensive Omtalan textiles to Bajor, where Keth Omtala has entered into a business deal to supply fine textiles to a Bajoran clothing manufacturer They are told that another job will await them there. Upon delivery of the textiles to Keth Omtala's agent on Bajor, they are pointed in the direction of an Andorian archaeologist doing work on Bajor. They arrange to meet with this archaeologist. At this meeting, they are offered another job, one that will test their skills and determination.

Okay, this probably sounds very convoluted. I'm doing it this way for two reasons. First, I want to give you guys some time for character development (JPs with each other and me) and, secondly, because of who the client is.

The Cortina and her crew are being contracted by the Am Tal, a secret, non-governmental Andorian Intelligence organization that works for the good of Andoria and, since what's good for the Federation is good for Andoria, they work on the Federation's behalf...they just don't tell the Federation, or Starfleet Intelligence that they're doing it. For years SFI had no concrete idea that there was such an organization as the Am Tal. Recently, SFI began to acknowledge that their might be something to the rumors of an Andorian secret intelligence society, but their official line is that if the Am Tal exists, its activities are probably limited to Andoria and her colonies. They are wrong, of course. The Am Tal is everywhere. They work in segregated cells, each cell ignorant of what the other is doing. There is a small group at the top that has knowledge of all Am Tal operations.

In our case, what has happened is that an Am Tal operative in Keth Claness' operation on Rigel IV was given an order to hire the Cortina to ship ore to Cimera. On Cimera, an Am Tal operative in Keth Omtala was ordered to hire the Cortina to deliver textiles to Bajor. The Keth Omtala representative on Bajor was told to ask Captain Tann and his crew to meet with the archaeologist on Bajor.

We know none of this and probably won't know it during this mission. If any of us have heard anything about the Am Tal it would be rumor only. Remember that they are extremely compartmentalized. Many people who work for the Am Tal don't even know they are working for the Am Tal, and have no idea that the person who is working them for intelligence works for the Am Tal.

The archaeologist will offer us a job that will hopefully be more fun and interesting than hauling cargo.