Monday, 31 May 2010

Star Trader

Captain's Log, Stardate 42015.31

Our destination is the planet Deneb IV, beyond which lies the great unexplored mass of the galaxy. Our intention is to dock at the Farpoint orbital for one last resupply, while investigating the potential trade opportunities available with the Denebian government. Meanwhile, I'm becoming better acquainted with my new command - this Galaxy-class starship. I'm still in awe of the bargain we managed to secure at the Starfleet auction. As for my crew, I am still short in several key positions, most notably an executive officer, but my contacts tell me that a highly experienced ex-Starfleet officer, William T. Riker, is willing to join our team at Farpoint.

Our five-year mission is to explore the galactic fringe, and to seek out new civilizations and new potential trade routes, to boldly go where no trader has gone before.

I expect this to be a profitable Enterprise.

The Prime Commission

The Confederation of Free Planets has awarded you a Prime Commission - the right to travel beyond the fringes of the Federation, explore the unexplored, spread the light of capitalism and democracy, and seek your fortune in the wider galaxy. Vast fortunes await those willing to boldly go where no-one else will - into the unexplored fringes of the galaxy, beyond Farpoint and the Denebian Gulf. If you can muster the courage, the luck, and the sheer force of will to face death and the deep unknown, you can become a legend. One day, perhaps you will outshine the great Kirk.

Daunting dangers and untold opportunities await you in the fringe. Growing civilizations, bizarre beings, stellar phenomena and Romulan raiders all lurk within the galactic depths. At times, you will have nothing but hope as your weapon against the darkness. At others, you will rely on force of arms, wit and words, or superior technology to win the day. You must be both a capitalist and a missionary, a diplomat and a warrior; an agent of both the Confederation and of your investors...

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