This year’s NaNoWriMo has been set!
A crossover story, starring the crew of a merchant vessel (a heavily armed merchant vessel), and the citizens of Diessa Plateau in Ascalon.
The crew of the S.S. Tigris hasn’t had the easiest of times. They aren’t explorers, they aren’t warriors, they are merchants. But they’ve made some incredible luck for themselves. Ret N’Vek and her brother and sister joined together with other family members and friends and a few strange companions (including a Romulan android, an Emergency Engineering Hologram who likes Klingon Opera and always agrees to any trade deal with the words “Today is a good day to die”, and a gender fluid Gorn). They’re first bit of luck came when they managed to “acquire” an old B’Rel Bird-of-Prey. Klingon raiders attempted to board their ship, so they gave it to them. In exchange for the much more armoured and armed Klingon ship.
While most Ferasan, the crew of the Tigris are members and supporters of the Ferasan Underground, a group fighting to bring peace between Caitian and Ferasan people, and overthrow the oppression of centuries of dogma by the patriarchal central government. Now that Feras has been annexed by the Klingon Empire, this once thought dead movement has begun to rise again.
This means the Tigris keeps her trade routes in more Federation friendly areas. Even hotly contested areas like the Betreka Nebula.
Deep inside the nebula is a planetary system, deemed unworthy for conquest or technologically primitive for first contact. The locals, five higher species including humans, call this world Tyria.
Charr lands are not the places where you’d think a human would live, but for Abisayo Temililu and her lover Pania Alow, Diessa Plateau has done well for them. Guided by an old friend of the family in Clayton Henry Irons, this pair have made their home with the Iron Legion. Pania has even made contacts and partnerships with old Iron Legion members serving the Priory, including an old soldier named Grishnack Soulclaw. Even the mysterious charr witch has offered her own advise and sent a young Ash Legion charr to help this small family live in the Plateau.
But the old aggression far in the vacuum of space still take place. The Klingons continue to fight off the Cardassians, but this time in the guise of the True Way, an organization of Cardassian and Jem’Hadar soldiers who supported the Dominion. And then there’s also Orion pirates. The lives of the people of Diessa are about to be shaken more than any dragon ever could. What will happen when the citizens of this place look to the sky as a B’Rel Class Bird-of-Prey fights off two Jem’Hadar assault fighters? And what will the crew of the Tigris make of this strange new world?
Here there be dragons.