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The Captain's Oath is a Star Trek: The Original Series novel by Christopher L. Bennett, published on 28 May 2019.

DescriptionEdit

An all-new Star Trek adventure set during The Original Series era and featuring James T. Kirk! The saga of James T. Kirk's historic command of the U.S.S. Enterprise is known throughout the galaxy. But one part of the legend has barely been touched upon until now: the story of Kirk's first starship command and the remarkable achievements by which Starfleet's youngest captain earned the right to succeed Christopher Pike as the commander of the famous Enterprise. From his early battles with the Klingons to the rescue of endangered civilizations, Kirk grapples with difficult questions: Is he a warrior or a peacemaker? Should he obey regulations or trust his instincts? This thrilling novel illustrates the events and choices that would shape James T. Kirk into one of the most renowned captains in Starfleet history.

ReferencesEdit

CharactersEdit

USS Enterprise personnelEdit

Philip AldenLee KelsoJames T. KirkSarah LopezAaron MaynardGary MitchellChristopher PikeMontgomery ScottSpockHikaru SuluNyota Uhura
Referenced only 
Robert AprilPhillip BoyceMark Piper

USS Sacagawea personnelEdit

Eshu AdebayoChalanKiran DesaiKamisha DiazMehran EgdorHakimJoshua HaurakiAzadeh KhorasaniJames T. KirkKreftzLeonard McCoyGary MitchellMoravecRhenas SherevLiesa WachsElena Yu

USS Caliban personnelEdit

ArhanlaSawa IsurugiRhenas Sherev

USS Somerville personnelEdit

Justine CorotAjay HusseinJames T. Kirk

USS Kongo personnelEdit

Henrikka AaltonenChandraMehran EgdorMikhail GoldanskiiChansuo Huangzh'Nesierel

Starbase 24 personnel & residentsEdit

Hong Ngoc LamJanet Miller

Starfleet personnelEdit

Daniel BaekVishakha GuptaJames KomackJosé MendezT'SarenRonald TraceyRobert Wesley
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Jonathan ArcherChengRobert ComsolNijen DanehlStephen Garrovick (I)Helen JohanssonJaulas nd'OmeshefNumber OneMalcolm ReedAngelo SabatiniTina SanchezHoshi SatoShaoAreel ShawMonika Tatsumi

AgniEdit

ObserverProtectorSpeaker

AulacriEdit

Skovir

ChenariEdit

PhelarasanThurelor

KlingonsEdit

GrnarKoloth, son of Lasshar
Referenced only 
Kang, son of K'naiah

NacmoriansEdit

DaramoyRibaulSeljuron

RegulansEdit

ChivithanH'RaalKalil FarouzMandip KrishnamurtiYelena OrloffSentokT'ZeriVerrak

Other charactersEdit

Ling JiangSurimaZonetoxZylnas
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Tristan AdamsAgniAlexander the GreatAllahAristophanesMonali BhasinJesus ChristStephen CraneDikironium cloud creatureKinikorGeorge Samuel KirkWinona KirkAdrian KodosVaacith sh'LesinasCarol MarcusDavid MarcusJohn MasefieldJoanna McCoyOrpheusZhi Nu PalmerPegasusThorworTiberiusJocelyn TreadwayTyreeUzavehTheodore Wallace

Fictional charactersEdit

Kalamul

Starships and vehiclesEdit

Agni cylinder shipAulacri terraforming shipBardeezan defense shipUSS BeowulfcarriageUSS Enterprise (Constitution-class capital ship) • USS Exeter (Constitution-class) • IKS Gr'othUSS Hannibal (Saladin-class) • USS Kongo (Constitution-class heavy cruiser) • USS Leonov (Miranda-class frigate) • RDF Lionheart (destroyer) • USS Sacagawea (Hermes-class) • USS Somerville (Capella-class) • USS Sau Lan WutruckwagonRDF VenantIKS VrotXarantine freighter (freighter)
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USS Anggitay (Centaurus-class) • USS Arjuna (Archer-class) • USS Asimov (Constitution-class) • Klingon bird-of-preybomberUSS Caliban (Titania-class surveyor) • commerce vesselUSS Constitution (Constitution-class) • USS Eagle (Constitution-class) • Enterprise (NX-class) • escape podUSS Farragut (Constitution-class) • Klingon battle cruiserUSS JemisonUSS Lexington (Constitution-class) • maglev trainUSS Nehru (transport) • USS OshosiUSS Potemkin (Constitution-class) • raftUSS Republic (Constitution-class) • rocketshipscoutVulcan ringshipUSS Yorktown (Constitution-class)

LocationsEdit

Acamar III (Council Hall, Zemrok City, Liu Region) • Alpha Leonis systemArdana (First CityStratos) • Atticus IVBardeezi systemChenarEarth (Starfleet Medical Center, San Francisco, North America) • Federation-Klingon borderFragment A57Fragment B32the galaxyHearthside (LaputaNubicuculia) • Kalea (Capital arena) • Karabos IIKarabos systemMurasaki 274Nacmor (Derostur CityVinorga, Minerith City) • Rasalas/Mu LeonisRegulusRegulus IIIRegulus AShinohara's WorldStarbase 24 (Moonbeam Club) • Vega IX (Eagle's LandingQixiStarfleet Medical Research Hospital, Orpheus City) • UFC 5179Vega debris disk
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88 Leonis88 Leonis III88 Leonis IV • Acamar III (Naraga) • Adelphous IVAdelphous systemAldebaran IIIAlpha LyraeAndoriaArgeliusAulacBaez IVBardeezi IVBardeezi PrimeBeta RigelCapella IVcometary beltDenobulaDonatu VDraxis II • Earth (AfricaIowaLittle AndoriaMacedonScotlandStarfleet Headquarters) • Gre'thorIxion IIKarabos IIIKashdan IXMa-aira ThennMarsMestikoMinori IVMobita • Nacmor (Hormag IslandVekudi) • NeuralOmega LeonisPatavon IVQalras systemRegulus IIRegulus VRegulus VIRura PentheShadStarbase 10Starbase 11Sto-Vo-KorTarsus IVUFC 620ValakisVenusWrigley's Pleasure PlanetXindus

Races and culturesEdit

AcamarianAgniAndorianArkeniteArodiAulacriBardeezanCaitianChenariCygnianDeltanDenobulanHuman (NigerianScot) • K'normianKaleanKlingonMakusianNacmorianOrionRegulanRigelian (ChelonJelna) • VulcanXarantine
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AlrakiAurelianBaezianBetazoidCapellanDachlydEscheriteGemarianHabardian • Human (Native AmericanPersianRoman) • KarabosiNausicaan • Rigelian (Zami) • SkorrSulibanTellariteVeganVelikiVertianXarakanXindiXyrillian

States and organizationsEdit

Bardeezan Defense FleetFederation Border PatrolInterclan AllianceKayokKlingon Defense ForceKlingon EmpireLornakRegulan Central CouncilRegulan Defense ForceStarfleetStarfleet MedicalUnited Federation of Planets
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Acamarian Ruling CouncilBoy Scouts of AmericaBureau of ColonizationDelta Vega Mining ConsortiumFederation Diplomatic CorpsFederation Science CouncilGreat HouseJudge Advocate GeneralKlingon High CommandKlingon High CouncilMinisters of SacrificeNilostig UniversitypoliceRegulus III Science AcademyRigelian Trade CommissionStarfleet AcademyStarfleet CommandStarfleet IntelligenceStarfleet MedicalStarfleet TacticalSuliban CabalUnited States of AmericaUniversity of Regulus VVegan Archaeology CouncilVulcan Expeditionary GroupVulcan High Command

Ranks and titlesEdit

administratoradmiralagentagronomistambassadorarchaeologistassistant engineerastrophysicistattorneybiophysicistbutlercadetcaptainchief engineerchief medical officerchief navigatorchief of staffchieftaincitizenclass clowncolonelcommandercommanding officercommodorecommunications officerconstruction chiefcouncil presidentcouncilorcouncilwomancrewmandefense ministerdetectivediplomatdiplomatic liaisondoctoremperorensignenvoyexplorerfarmerfirst officerfleet captainfleet commandergeologistgladiatorguardhelmsmanhistorianhostageinterrogatorinvestigatorjunior medical officerjunior officerleperlieutenantlieutenant colonellieutenant commanderlinguistmedicmedical officermerchantmilitary advisorminister presidentmonarchnavigatorobserverparamedicphysicianpioneerpiratepoetpoliticianprime ministerprime rectorprofessorprotectorpsychiatristradiologistrefugeerepresentativeresearcherscience officerscientistsearch diversecond officersecurity chiefsecurity guardservantshock troopslaveslave tradersmugglersoldierspeakerspysquad leadersquadron commanderstrippersupersoldiersurgeontactical officertechnicianterraformertraffickertranslatortribesmanUltimate Premiervaletvendorveteranvice chairmanwarlordwarriorxenobiologistxenolinguistyeoman

Science and classificationEdit

ablative deflector shieldacidophilic bacteriaacid-resistant polyvinyl sheetacousticairair raid sirenairlockAkwood's Syndromealarmalcoholalienalkalinealkaline torpedoaluminaammoniaanalgesicanimalantacidantibioticantigravantennaeantigravity engineantimatterantimatter bombarchaeologyargonarmor platingasteroidastrogatorastrophysicsatmosphere (stratosphere) • atomautopsyavianbacteriabinary systembiochemistrybiological weaponbiologybionicbipedblack holebloodblue giantbombbonebone knitterbrainbrain damagecalcium carbonatecarbohydratecarbon-carbon bondcarbon dioxidecarbon-oxygen bondcarotid arterycellular biologycephalopodceramic compositechemicalchemical signaturechemical warheadchemical weaponchromiumchrystalline ceramicClass MClass Nclimate controlcloningcloudcomacometcomlinkcommunicatorcomputerconstructioncontraceptioncultural anthropologycultural contaminationdata burstdata sheetdata slatedecompression traumadeflector beamdeflector dishdeflector shielddisintegration beamdisintegrator raydilithiumdilithium circuitdiseasedisruptor bankdisruptor bombdistribution manifolddwarf planetecholocationecosystemeggelectroluminescent diamond semiconductorelectromagnetic fieldelectromagnetic field emitterEMPenergizerenergyenergy weaponerosionespionageeugenicsEVA suitevolutionexobiologyexplosiveextinctioneyefarmfaunafelinefeverfilter maskfirefluoropolymerflux-pinformulafossil fuelfourth-dimensiongalactic barriergasgenetic augmentationgenetic engineeringgeneticsgeochemistrygeoengineeringgeologic forceglobal coolingglobal warminggoldgravimetric distortiongravitygreenhouse effectgunhailhairhandhand beaconhand phaserharpoon gunheadacheheliumherbivorehiphologramholographic displayhumanoidhydrogenhyperthermophilic life-formhyronaliniceice boulderimmune systemimplantimpulse engineindustrial scaleinfectioninfraredinternal combustion engineinterstellar mediumintoxicantinverse cubeinverse squareion trailion trailironiron supplementisotopejamming signalKelvinkilometerkinetic energykioskleadleglibrary computerlife sciencelightlight-yearlinguisticslocking mechanismlong-range probemagnetic fieldmagnetic polemagnetic tractor-fieldmalnutritionmammalianmassmattermedicinemetalmetallurgical signaturemetallurgymetermeteoroidmicrobemicrometeoroidmicroquasarmicrosingularitymicrowavemissilemoleculemolybdenummonitor satellitenavigational computernitrogennosenuclear powernuclear weaponnuclear winterorbitorbital dynamicsorganicoviparousoxygenozone layerparadoxparsecparticleparticle cannonparticle cannon bankspetroleumphased nadion riflephaserphaser borephaser riflepheromonephotodissociationphotoelectric sheathphoton torpedophotosynthesisphysicspiezoelectric crystalplanetplasma beamplatinumpolyvinyl fluorideportable computerpower cablepower cellpower circuitpower generatorpregnancyprobeprostheticprosthetic limbprotein foldingprotein resequencerprotein translationpulsarquantum singularityquartzquasarquasihumaniodradarradiationradioradio broadcastradio emissionradio signalradio wavereactorreactor overloadregenerationreproductionrespirationreptilianribriot-control gunrotational actuatorsaurianschizophreniasciencesecurity recordingself-destructsensorsensory organshellshield circuitshield platesickbaysilicon-basedsimiansimulationsingularity beamsingularity drivesingularity radiationskinskin cellskullsodium hydroxidesoliton wavesonic showerspacespacesuitspatial anomalyspatial torpedospeed of lightspinesprinklerstarsteelstellar diskstellar weatherstellar windstratasubatomic particlesubspace communicationssubspace domainsubspace gravity lensingsubspace lanesubspace shockwavesubspace topologysulfur dioxidesulfuric acidsuperconducting tracksurgically alteredsurveillance camerasynthesizersynthetictactical plottailtargeting scopetechnologytelepathic fieldtelepathyteleport plinthtemperaturetentacleterraformtethertheorythermalthermal regulationthoriumthrusterthruster podthruster suittonsiltractor emittertractor fieldtranslation algorithmtranslation matrixtranslucent sactransparent aluminumtransportertransporter emittertranstatortri-oxtricordertritaniumtrucetungstenturboliftulnaultraviolet radiationuniversal translatoruraniumVegan choriomeningitisverteron beamverteron beam emitterviewscreenvitamin supplementwarp core breachwarp drivewarp nacellewarp plasmawaterwavelengthweather bandwhite dwarfwingwombwriterX-rayx-ray astronomyxenylon-eating parasite

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Patterns of Interference
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