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|Star Trek: New Order episode|
|Original post date:||December 10, 2006|
|Next episode:||"…That Others May Live"|
Four years earlierEdit
The Lapon was assigned to a small reserve flotilla on the edge of the system. when news of the defeat came in, Hunt ordered the ships to head for the battle site, in order to retrieve survivors. Within moment's of their arrival, they are engaged by the Dominion rearguard. A Breen Battleship attacks and destroys the USS Thresher, one of Lapon's sister ships, using their new energy dampening weapon. Soon two more ships are destroyed, Hunt orders Vixx, his XO to use every method at his disposal to retrieve the escape pods faster. Hunt then orders the remaining ships to retreat, but manages to rescue several dozen more pods, before the Lapon is chased off by a wing of Jem'Hadar attack ships.
- Captain’s Log; Star Date 56958.6, this leg of our patrol route takes us past the Chin’toka system, site of the largest loss of Federation and allied ships since the Earth Romulan War. The Lapon earned a SUC for the crew’s actions here, but passing through the system has dredged up bad memories in all of us.
"There isn’t a man, women or non-gender associated being onboard this ship who did not suffer a loss at the hand of the Dominion fleet at the Second Battle of Chin’toka, But we must remember it; not as the largest massacre in the last two hundred years, but as a turning point, A moral victory on Cardassia following this battle allowed the war to come to an end much sooner than expected. I dedicate this monument in the names of all those who could not be with us today because of that war."
This episode was written as a response of sorts, to the continuing fervor surrounding the September 11, 2001 attacks, although in no way was it meant to offend anyone.