"In the Presence of My Enemies" is a role-playing module/adventure for FASA's Star Trek: The Role-Playing Game. It was the last of three introductory adventures (along with "Ghosts of Conscience" and "Again, Troublesome Tribbles") published in Adventure Book, a 48-page manual included with the 1983 first edition of the game box set.
Publisher's description[edit | edit source]
- This adventure is intended for use with a small group of Federation Starfleet characters who fall into the hands of the Klingon Empire...
Summary[edit | edit source]
In 2270, Federation Ambassador Carlos Rivera was sent to the Lorealyn system aboard the courier USS Magnan with several of his staff in order to cement an alliance with the natives of the system. Lorealyn crystals were more dense than dilithium and had the potential for advancing warp drive technology. A two-day-long conference was scheduled.
However, the system was located within the Organian Treaty Zone, and the Klingon Empire sweetened the pot for a Klingon alliance by offering the natives control of two Klingon agricultural planets in a neighboring system, as well as warp technology and construction assistance with their interplanetary spacecraft. Rivera was to offer even more than that in order to sway the natives to join the Federation.
When the Magnan approached the system, it was ambushed by a Klingon battlecruiser. Due to the potential threat of Organian observation, the Klingons captured the vessel, rather than destroy it, and locked her crew in detention cells. The D7 was sighted by Lorealyn spacecraft, however, so the Klingon commander claimed to be part of the Klingon Diplomatic Corps. To maintain that pretense, he had to keep the Klingon ship in orbit around Lorealyn III for the duration of the conference.
- It was up to the players to escape and deliver Rivera safely to the conference.
References[edit | edit source]
Characters[edit | edit source]
Starships and vehicles[edit | edit source]
- D-7A-class Klingon battlecruiser (unnamed D7 class starships) • Klingon shuttlecraft • USS Magnan (Mission-class courier)
- Referenced only
- Mission-class couriers (USS Coura • USS Mission • USS Peton) • Mission-class research vessels (USS Galileo (NCC-16600) • USS Huygens (NCC-16601) • USS Kuiper (NCC-16602)) • Mission-class transports (USS Jgonas • USS John Paul Jones • USS Walkad)
Locations[edit | edit source]
Races and cultures[edit | edit source]
States and organizations[edit | edit source]
- Federation Council • Federation Diplomatic Corps • Klingon Diplomatic Corps • Klingon Empire • Starfleet • United Federation of Planets
Science and technology[edit | edit source]
- agriculture • airlock • camera • communicator • computer • disruptor • force field • laboratory • phaser • phaser bank • psychology • shield • subspace radio • transporter • turbolift • type-1 phaser • type-2 phaser • security monitor • warp technology • weapon
Ranks and titles[edit | edit source]
- ambassador • commander • crewman • diplomat • disruptor • enlisted personnel • ensign • guard • pilot • scientist • security chief • security guard • senior officer
Other references[edit | edit source]
- air • arsenal • auxiliary control room • bridge • cargo bay • colony • coordinates • crystal • day • detention cell • dilithium • diplomacy • drug • emergency transporter • engineering • • galley • general quarters • government • hangar deck • hatch • hour • impulse engine • Klingon uniform • Klingonese • language • lounge • main computer • messroom • metric ton • minute • orbit • phaser bank • quarters • shuttle bay • steel • stimulant • stun • transporter room • volcano • warp factor (warp seven • warp nine) • warp speed • water • year
Appendices[edit | edit source]
Background[edit | edit source]
- The adventure's title came from a quote in Psalm 23:5 of the Bible. (Psalm 23 article at Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.)
- The 1986 FASA resource Star Trek IV Sourcebook Update set this story on reference stardate 2/1202. It clarified that the Lorealyn system's crystals had research applications for transwarp engineering and that the Klingon cruiser which captured the USS Magnan was of the variant D7A-class.
- The box set containing this adventure included a set of folded scale plans for a D7-class cruiser, giving the gamemaster a guide map to run the adventure. Separately-sold plans (Klingon D-7 Deck Plans, FASA #2102) were larger, rolled, and gridded.
Related stories[edit | edit source]
- TOS novel: Pawns and Symbols – Federation citizen Jean Czerny was captured on Sherman's Planet and imprisoned by Kang aboard his battlecruiser.