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|STAR TREK FAN FICTION|
|Bait and Switch|
The title initially belonged to a mission written by StarSword for Foundry for Star Trek Online, "Bait and Switch", which the author adapted into a novelization starring his STO character Kanril Eleya, Bait and Switch. He then began to take part in the Star Trek Online Literary Challenges hosted on what is now the Arc Forums, later introducing further characters Brokosh and Morgaiah t'Thavrau.
Worffan101 merged his own story continuity starring D'trel and Lieutenant Rachel Connor with StarSword's series beginning with the two-parter Saith Daepahr hrrafv Llaiirevha, a collaboration for "The Return of the Revenge of the Unofficial LC of DOOM!". The authors are currently working on a series of novelizations of the Iconian War story arc.
With Star Trek OnlineEdit
For the most part Bait and Switch follows STO's story progression; however, there are differences.
- Rather than having been a green ensign during the Federation tutorial missions as in canon, in Kanril Eleya's origin story From Bajor to the Black she is a mustang with four years' service in the Bajoran Militia and has been a lieutenant junior grade for over a year.
- Section 31 is considered a terrorist group with only peripheral association to the Federation government, and its role in the storyline is primarily taken over by Starfleet Intelligence.
- The Battle of Vega Colony takes place in 2407 rather than 2409, intended to produce a more believable speed of promotion. Similarly the continuity entirely discards the idea of the Federation player character becoming an admiral a year out of Starfleet Academy.
- Given that Saith Daepahr hrrafv Llaiirevha established a peace treaty being signed between the Romulan Republic and the Romulan Star Empire, the storyline disregards part of STO's plot for Season 10, namely Sela changing sides. Instead, Sela is recaptured and sent to a firing squad in "Dynamic Entry", with Praetor Velal tr'Hrienteh taking up the role of sympathetic RSE leader.
- The Vaadwaur Supremacy opens diplomatic relations with the Delta Quadrant Alliance sometime in 2410 following the death of Kobali leader Q'nel and a brief conflict with the Borg.
- The series also features friendlier relations between the Federation and the Dominion than in STO, due to Odo's presence among the Founders.
- The Iconian invasion story arc was concluded without using time travel, unlike in the game. Also, the Iconian invasion is led by a character named Supreme High Lord Inevitably-Fated-for-Greatness rather than a cabal of ancient Iconians.
- As of 2410, the Borg are involved in a three-way fratricidal war between the Borg Queen, an ancient Borg AI, and a group of reprogrammed, freed Borg called the Borg Cooperative. (A Voice In The Wilderness)
- The Season 11 Terran Empire plots and Cardassian arc rewrite have been disregarded due to the preexistence of the unfinished novella The Wrong Reflection, adapted from the mission "The Other Side".
With other fan fiction continuitiesEdit
StarSword's other character Tyria Sark was stated to be exclusive to the Masterverse and not take part in the Bait and Switch series.
|Title||Publishing Date||Lead Character||Format||Notes|
|Bait and Switch||29 September 2013||Kanril Eleya||novella||novelization of "Bait and Switch"|
|Red Fire, Red Planet||24 March 2014||Brokosh||novella||novelization of "Second Star to the Right, Straight on 'til Morning"|
|"An Anomalous Nightmare"||12 May 2014||Kanril Eleya||short story||Literary Challenge 63: Nightmare Anomaly|
|Legacy of ch'Rihan||11 June 2014||Morgaiah t'Thavrau||novella|
|Reality Is Fluid||15 June 2014||Kanril Eleya||two-parter||Literary Challenge 64: The New Frontier|
|The Headhunt||5 July 2014||Dul'krah, Clan Korekh||two-parter||Literary Challenge 65: Myths & Lore|
|The Wrong Reflection||13 July 2014||Kanril Eleya||novella||novelization of "The Other Side"|
|"The Universe Doesn't Cheat"||28 July 2014||Kanril Eleya||short story||Unofficial Literary Challenge 1: The Kobayashi Maru|
|From Bajor to the Black||1 August 2014||Kanril Eleya||two-parter||Literary Challenge 66: The Xindi Paradox (prompt #2)|
- StarSword's author's notes and forum posts usually include a cast list for the story in question. For example, Kanril Eleya is always said to be voiced by Jennifer Hale (in the voice of the female Commander Shepard).