The promenade on Starbase 86 was alive. Travelers poured from docked transports into the bustling throng. Hawkers, restaurateurs, officials, priests and all manner of ship’s personnel milled in and around each multi-tiered walkway. Market stalls formed a thin line along the length of the promenade’s bottom level. Humanoids jostled with tentacled Glexians selling lemtret fruit. A tall Edosian in a long, flowing tribble-fur robe swept ostentatiously past as a group of Tygarians haggled over a vendor’s last clutch of taspar eggs. Jestral tea flowed from three large metallic urns, the steam from which wafted an earthy aroma out over a crowd that had gathered around a krix-harp...TF86 May Competitions
Hello Fleet! What better way to kick start your week than getting involved with some more competitions? The eagle-eyed amongst you may have noticed them pop up over the weekend, and they will be running until midnight on 30 May, 2021 (Saturday). Our challenges this month are all based on goings on in and around our area of operations in the Triangle, Azure Nebula and beyond. Give them a go if you think you've got what it takes to face cosmic phenomena and dangerous outlaws!
TF86 Command has made contact with Bliblob, an extra-dimensional being from antigravitic space. Bliblob is confused by this dimension’s Newtonian laws of gravity and...Task Force 86 March/April 2021 Report
Life on an Azure Wave
Protostars hung shining in their gaseous, volatile cradle of purples and blues. The rays dispersed from their half-formed bodies passed through a filter of volatile gases, ionized by ultraviolet radiation to form swirling patterns that twisted and danced over hundreds of light years. Ships that disappeared into the billowing depths were near untraceable. Sensors were scrambled and mirages were frequent. For millennia, the Azure Nebula had remained a realm of secrets and intrigue. Not all those who entered returned, and the fortunes of those that did were often changed forever.
The USS Ahwahnee had charted a course around the Nebula’s outer edge. The ship was far...A Competition Fix from TF86
This week TF86 is taking a break from border defence, counterinsurgency operations, and fighting galactic crime to bring you a few competitions that could well be worth a minute or ten of your time! We've got a jumpy one, a puzzley, a slidey one and a couple of Borg ones.
The first three, with a closing date of May 1st, are:
The jumpy one.
Jump your way to safety after Starfleet rudely interrupt your illegal activities!
The puzzley one.
Among other atrocities, the House of D'Ghor has trashed the TF86 seal, help us put it back together!
The slidey one.
Clean up the polaron particles in main engineering!
There's more. Andrew, TF86's very own...