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  1. 4 points
    Galen4

    Preemptive Maneuvers

    I figured that since I'm so eager to run my mouth about UT business, I should at least take the time to update my own thread. Just saying. So, there will be a bit more of a delay before work resumes on the rewrite of "Preemptive Maneuvers". The next chapter should go up at Trekbbs sometime in the next few months. The delay is mostly due to the impending launch of my novel---an original work that I've been cobbling together for the last several years. Delivery is now only a few weeks away and I'm at the point of doing some last financial housekeeping chores that are required before I put it up at Amazon. So PM will be delayed somewhat, but as excuses go, I guess this isn't the worst one to have. While this forum is really for my fan fic work, I'll still post an announcement here with links when the time comes. There will also be a synopsis. The theme is superhero fantasy with a supernatural flavor.
  2. 4 points
    TheLoneRedshirt

    Glossary of Orion Words

    Since the USS Bluefin patrols the borderland near Klingon and Orion space, I thought I'd provide a list of Orion terms I have used/may use in future stories. Feel free to use or add any for stories set in the United Trek universe. A brief glossary of Orion terms - Ah'met - 'Captain,' 'Leader' or 'Prince,' literally - Supreme. (Credit goes to Gibraltar for this one.) Ah'met-sur - Syndicate clan leader. 'Lord.' Literally - 'Grand Supreme.' Ahm’suka - term of respect for an elder, literally - 'Wise head.' Met'mat - Father Met'Sando - Adoptive father, literally - 'Near-father' Met'Chan - Mother Jih'mat - brother or male cousin Leh'mhin - sister or female cousin Chadoi - daughter Mehk - son Moi - child J'moi - children H'lajmoi - abandoned children, orphans Sundija - Orions not part of a Syndicate clan - basically serfs in a feudal system. Literally - 'Under-people' Sundrik - Non-Orion Slave Ah'm'sund'rikan - Slave master Hri'gun - rodent Vuut - an insult, roughly equivalent to 'fool' or 'idiot.' Slis'pul - a derogatory term, roughly equivalent to S.O.B. Kima - measurement of time, roughly one second Mekima - measurement of time, roughly one minute Jul - measurement of time, roughly one hour Slarndra - derogatory term for a red Orion (used by green Orions). Slis'jaka - an extremely vulgar term, worse than Slis'pul. Kleemat - a unit of measure, slightly longer than a kilometer Teuurn - Human Met'nahl - Clan or family Met'lorhalan - Syndicate Nal'klisa - bond sum to free a child of age from service with the syndicate, literally - 'free ransom.' V'ores'sur - Verex III - Orion homeworld - 'Place of the Clan.' V'ores'katul - Verex IV - the 'Place of no Souls' - the outcast planet shunned by the Syndicate. V'ores'dur - Orion afterlife, Hell. Shen'lur - Starship Klihn - Klingon Ah'njor - Andorian Tehl'rul - Tellarite Vuhlka - Vulcan Isha - Yes Ru - No Jeh - Go Nuh - Stop, Wait Reht - Obey Kehf - Hot beverage (coffee, raktajino) C'hav - Wound, injure C'hur - Kill Fet'jun - 'Federation' or 'Starfleet' R’uulk - Romulan Fehn'gur - Ferengi Kahrd'sa - Cardassian Grehlt - Monetary unit - coin, slip, credit, etc. J'Grehlt - Money, loot, treasure Lin'hur - Fight, struggle, combat Ser'chaan – Weapon, Phaser, Disruptor L’hak – Blade, knife
  3. 3 points
    I'm re-editing and reposting Shakedown Cruise on the Trek BBS, I'll also be revising to bring these stories more in United Trek continuity as I go along. I've also revised and re-edited Unraveling Forceful Patterns at Ad Astra.
  4. 3 points
    David Falkayn

    Long Time No See

    It's been a long time since I've posted and seen most of you, but some big things happened in my life that I should tell you about which explains why you haven't heard from me and why I haven't been writing. First, my mother suffered from Alzheimer's through most of the 2010's. As her condition worsened, I had to take on a greater role as caregiver until I and my family could no longer give her the proper care she needed and we had to place her in extended care. Me and my mother were very close and when she passed away in 2015, I spiraled down into a very deep and dark depression where I didn't really so much live, as exist. It was a very dark and painful time for me and really only recently ended. Last year at about this time, I passed out during a cardiac stress test and was rushed to the hospital where they had to perform a double coronary bypass and had a heart valve replaced. They had to perform surgery on me twice as they had to stop some internal bleeding. I nearly didn't make it through. It took me the better part of 2017 to recover from my surgery, but during that time, thanks to the love of family and friends, I got better. Now, I've dropped 70 pounds from last year and my depression is history. I've come to terms with the loss of my mother and I've found that my creative energies have been restored. If my friends at United Trek would have me back, I'd love to finish the stories I'm doing. Right now, I'm working on "Blood Cries" and I think everyone will like the ending of that story. I look forward to reading and sharing with everyone once again and to those who enjoyed reading about our wayward captain Liz and all her friends, well, if you'll have me, she's baaaaaack!
  5. 3 points
    David Falkayn

    Cold Comfort

    Cold Comfort is up the Trek BBS now and I'll have it up on Ad Astra and send it to Cejay for inclusion here as well. Hope everyone enjoys it.
  6. 3 points
    David Falkayn

    Plebe Year

    The first new Sutherland Plebe Year is up now as a downloadable .pdf file through the link here and on Trek BBS and Ad Astra. It looks a little bit at Liz's childhood and at her freshman year at the Academy.
  7. 2 points
    Galen4

    Preemptive Maneuvers

    This might qualify as old news, but Chapter 1 of Preemptive Maneuvers is now up at Trekbbs. PM is of course the conclusion to the Inth story arc that began in "The Double Edge".
  8. 2 points
    I'm currently revising and updating Shore Leave and posting it on Trek BBS.
  9. 2 points
    I'm currently posting an updated Meet the Lady on the Trek BBS.
  10. 2 points
    mdgarcia

    Indefatigable

    So, obviously we got caught up in the editing phase, and then life happened. I changed jobs and AJ's life has changed significantly since then. But we've been talking about finishing this thing and getting it out there for everyone to read MDg
  11. 2 points
    TheLoneRedshirt

    Status Updates

    The extended hiatus continues . . . "I'm not dead yet!" - Soon to be dead guy from Monty Python and the Holy Grail "Nothing happened. After a few moments, nothing continued to happen." - Douglas Adams It's been an interesting couple of years; we had both my father-in-law and my father in our home under hospice care during that period. My FIL passed about 18 months ago and my father passed on January 4 of this year. The family is doing well but we're still busy dealing with personal effects, selling Dad's house, etc. Apparently, writing is not like riding a bike. More like falling off of one. When you get away from writing (and vice-versa), it's easy to become gun shy. I've ideas a-plenty but nothing is flowing from the gray matter to the little computer screen. I've gone back and re-read some of the orphan stories that languish on the Trek BBS. Some are worth salvaging and completing. With others, I have searched (without success) for the delete button. I need to catch up on reading your stories also. I'm WAAAY behind! All that to say, I am doing well and will write again at some point. If any of you want to borrow characters from the Bluefin, please feel free. I think they're getting bored, sitting around the old cutter with nothing to do. TLR
  12. 2 points
    Cejay

    Status Updates

    Hey man, good to hear you are doing well all things considering. The beauty of writing fan fic is that we can step away from it anytime and also come back whenever we rediscover that elusive muse, as a number of us have demonstrated over the years and even very recently. Take your time and I'm sure one day, sooner or later, you'll be back to enriching the UT-verse with those terrific characters and stories of yours.
  13. 2 points
    DarKush

    Dark Territory Updates

    Hello everyone, Letting you know that I posted some new stuff, "The Four Years War Origins: Future's Past" over at TrekBBs. Hopefully I'll be able to finish TFYW: Year Zero, revise my TFYW: Year One stories, and we'll see about covering the rest of the war from that point on. I invite all to read and if letting me know what you think about the stories and the direction I'm taking the Four Year War concept in. If you have any suggestions let me know those as well. Thanks. https://www.trekbbs.com/threads/ut-the-four-years-war-origins-futures-past.292661/
  14. 2 points
    Cejay

    Current & Upcoming Projects

    Part One: Trust No One of False Vacuum now posting at the TrekBBS and at Ad Astra.
  15. 2 points
    Cejay

    Current & Upcoming Projects

    All of reality was dying. That much had already been determined. The equations and calculations simply could not allow for any other conclusion. To deny this simple fact was tantamount to denying the existence of reality itself. And the study of reality was their entire raison d'être, their paramount purpose and their most sacred of responsibilities. Perhaps it had been different once. Before such considerations as the past, the present and the future had warranted separate and altogether different avenues of thought and philosophy. But once those distinctions had been left behind and deemed irrelevant when contemplating the total sum of reality, considered as too much of an impediment to fully comprehending and appreciating everything that was, is and ever will be, once they had reached that next stage of cognitive evolution, their duty had become inescapably clear. The Star Eagle Adventures Quantum Divergence - Book I False Vacuum Now Posting at the TrekBBS and at Ad Astra
  16. 2 points
    Cejay

    Current & Upcoming Projects

    With the Epilogue now posted at the TrekBBS and Ad Astra, Homecoming is now complete. This also marks the end of the Road to Quantum Divergence. Quantum Divergence will kick off next week.
  17. 2 points
    Cejay

    Current & Upcoming Projects

    Captain Amaya Donners and the starship Agamemnon have ventured into the Amargosa Diaspora, a part of distant space renowned for its magnificent beauty, to catalog its abundance of stars. But when they unexpectedly come across a Federation fugitive and a man with whom Donners has a personal history, everything about their mission changes. Now, a new mystery is waiting to be solved but the answer to this latest puzzle could prove to become the greatest challenge Donners and her crew have ever had to face. Maximum Entropy, is now available in full at the TrekBBS and at Ad Astra.
  18. 2 points
    Cejay

    Current & Upcoming Projects

    There was a time, long ago, when veteran physician and Starfleet medical legend, Elijah Katanga, had been a young man. The galaxy was a very different place back then and offered more than ample opportunities for him and his close personal, Trill friend Dezwin Sigus to get into a whole lot of trouble. But not all escapades of youth are innocent, and sometimes their repercussions can be felt even long after the fact. Now, Tazla Star has to reconcile the actions of a former life while balancing the burdens of friendship and duty. The Audacity of Youth, is now available in full at the TrekBBS and at Ad Astra.
  19. 2 points
    Cejay

    Current & Upcoming Projects

    Eagle’s return to Earth signals a homecoming for much of her crew. But not everyone aboard is close to home again, certainly not Nora Laas, the Bajoran security chief who has eschewed her homeworld ever since leaving it behind to escape a brutal occupation. After an unexpected collapse while on duty, friend and counselor Alex Clancy tries to help the reluctant Laas to get to the deeply-rooted issues which have been plaguing her for years. Admitting that they even exist, is only the first step on a long and challenging journey Nora Laas is about to embark upon. Awakening, is now available in full at the TrekBBS and at Ad Astra.
  20. 2 points
    DarKush

    Dark Territory Updates

    More "Cats" https://www.trekbbs.com/threads/ut-taskforce-vanguard-dark-territory-kilkenny-cats.288860/page-2
  21. 2 points
    DarKush

    Dark Territory Updates

    More "Cats" https://www.trekbbs.com/threads/ut-taskforce-vanguard-dark-territory-kilkenny-cats.288860/page-2
  22. 2 points
    Galen4

    The Double Edge

    I've finally posted the last two chapters of "The Double Edge" at Ad Astra. http://adastrafanfic.com/viewstory.php?sid=754
  23. 2 points
    Cejay

    Updates at StarEagleAdventures.com

    UPDATE: JULY 29, 2017 - The novella Civil War now available to download as an ebook (PDF, ePub or Kindle)
  24. 2 points
    DarKush

    Dark Territory Updates

    More "Cats" https://www.trekbbs.com/threads/ut-taskforce-vanguard-dark-territory-kilkenny-cats.288860/
  25. 2 points
    DarKush

    Dark Territory Updates

    More "Cats" https://www.trekbbs.com/threads/ut-taskforce-vanguard-dark-territory-kilkenny-cats.288860/
  26. 2 points
    Galen4

    Preemptive Maneuvers

    Chapter 2, part 2 of "Preemptive Maneuvers" is up at Trekbbs.
  27. 2 points
    DarKush

    Dark Territory Updates

    More "Cats" https://www.trekbbs.com/threads/ut-taskforce-vanguard-dark-territory-kilkenny-cats.288860/
  28. 2 points
    DarKush

    Dark Territory Updates

    More "Cats" https://www.trekbbs.com/threads/ut-taskforce-vanguard-dark-territory-kilkenny-cats.288860/
  29. 2 points
    DarKush

    Dark Territory Updates

    I'm back after a long drought of writer's block. Here is my first posting for the Taskforce Vanguard story "Kilkenny Cats" at TrekBBS: https://www.trekbbs.com/threads/ut-taskforce-vanguard-dark-territory-kilkenny-cats.288860/
  30. 2 points
    Cejay

    Current & Upcoming Projects

    For So'Dan Leva things are looking good. He has recovered from his last disastrous assignment and if nothing else good came out of his experiences, at the very least he has made a new friend. But not everyone on board believes that his relationship with their newest crewmember is appropriate. Things threaten to become even more complicated when a person from his past reappears unexpectedly. The half-Romulan tactical officer prides himself on his ability to see threats others cannot. Is this the one time his sharply honed senses will fail him? Find out in Until She's Gone. Now available in full at the TrekBBS and at Ad Astra.
  31. 2 points
    Galen4

    Thanks, CeJay and Michael

    CeJay, I saw that you updated the main UT page with "Preemptive Maneuvers". Much obliged! And I thank you also for keeping everyone's current projects front and center. You and Michael really keep this site humming, which benefits us all by generating constant traffic.
  32. 2 points
    Galen4

    Preemptive Maneuvers

    Chapter 2, part 1 of "Preemptive Maneuvers" is now up at Trekbbs.
  33. 2 points
    Galen4

    The Double Edge

    Chapter 12, the final chapter of "The Double Edge" is now complete! Currently posted at Trekbbs. I'm afraid I'm behind on posting the last two chapters to Ad Astra but I should have that done over the next week or so. In the meantime, you can now view the complete story at Trekbbs. As mentioned in my last post, the arc will conclude with "Preemptive Maneuvers". This will be followed by "Inevitability". From there, we'll move forward on the timeline to finish "Hydra's Arrow", an aborted tale that takes place well after the war and concerns UT's "Refugee Crisis / Vanguard" event. Finally, we have a series of "episodes" that will fall under the "Gamma Year" heading. These will detail Aubrey and company's adventures in the Gamma Quadrant during the year leading up to "Treacherous Waters". Whew. Also, watch this space for word on when my non-trek novel goes online: "Mankat: Book One, The Overthrow". Wait a minute. What the hell am I thinking? I can't do all this stuff! Panic attack is over, I'm all good now. Just need a few pills.... :0
  34. 2 points
    Cejay

    Current & Upcoming Projects

    Michael Owens has always had a difficult relationship with his father, never having fully forgiven him for putting Starfleet before his family and playing puppet master with his career, very possibly even having arranged him getting his own command. But what does the estranged son do when his father comes to him with an urgent request he claims might decide the future of the galaxy itself? Captain Owens' homecoming will turn out to be anything than what he could have expected in Legacy. Now available in full at the TrekBBS and at Ad Astra.
  35. 2 points
    Cejay

    Current & Upcoming Projects

    You Can't Go Home Again. That sentiment seems particularly true for DeMara Deen who fears that after years in Starfleet which have tested her pacifistic upbringing again and again, and never more so than during the last two years of war with the Dominion, she may no longer be accepted by her own kind. The truth, she discovers, is much more complicated. The third Homecoming vignette, When I Was a Child, is now available in full at the TrekBBS and at Ad Astra.
  36. 2 points
    Cejay

    Current & Upcoming Projects

    Lieutenant Commander Xylion and his close personal friend, the enigmatic bartender Bensu, return to Vulcan and to the place their extraordinary, life-long journey first began. Will this trip through space and time finally answer the many questions which have plagued them both for years? The second Homecoming vignette, Resurrection2, is now available in full at the TrekBBS and at Ad Astra.
  37. 1 point
  38. 1 point
    Maria A. Crosbie

    Preemptive Maneuvers

    hello everyone
  39. 1 point
    Piotr Mierzejewski

    Indefatigable

    nice. then we may have a friend in common or two
  40. 1 point
    Piotr Mierzejewski

    Indefatigable

    looking forward to it all
  41. 1 point
    mdgarcia

    Indefatigable

    Well, all you need to do is tag @Gibraltar is a post and it'll email him. MDg
  42. 1 point
    David Falkayn

    Absent Friends

    Just posted Absent Friends up on Trek BBS and will get it up on Ad Astra probably tomorrow. I've cleaned up grammatical errors and have added some new stuff, so Cejay, I'll send you over a .docx attachment tomorrow as well. Cold Comfort should be up in a day or so as well. Feels good to be writing again.
  43. 1 point
    David Falkayn

    Dark Territory Updates

    This is one helluva an epic you've got going. I'm really enjoying not just the scope, but also the characterizations: Edison, Taman/Vashta, Marcella, Penda Dryer and so many more. Strong plot involving not just a wide span in years, but also time travel, multiple universes and dimensions. Great stuff
  44. 1 point
    Piotr Mierzejewski

    Current & Upcoming Projects

    Every time I return, you amaze me with your story telling. I am not a fan of Discovery, and am glad for Eagle and United Trek.
  45. 1 point
    Maria A. Crosbie

    Hi There

    hi everyone i'm new here,and i love it so far.
  46. 1 point
    Thank yopu so much i'm MariaA.Crosbie,and i'm new here,and i love it so far.
  47. 1 point
    Maria A. Crosbie

    Hi There

    hi everyone i'm MariaA.Crosbie i'm new here,and so far i love it here.
  48. 1 point
    Galen4

    Current & Upcoming Projects

    And it's a kick in the ass. If anyone out there hasn't read this one yet, I highly recommend it. Ah, If only the cannon stories were always this intriguing...
  49. 1 point
    mdgarcia

    Indefatigable

    It will be published at Ad Astra, alongside all of our other works. MDg
  50. 1 point
    Afternoon D'noth First off great series about another starship that served during the Dominion War and its problems with the elusive Section 31. Wonderful and believable characters but surprised that Captain Sintina Aurelia has no love life or significant other since her short tenure as a CO.... In all keep up the fantastic stories! ;D
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