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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.

Description[]

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.

References[]

Characters[]

USS Enterprise personnel[]

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

USS Sacagawea personnel[]

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

USS Caliban personnel[]

ArhanlaSawa IsurugiRhenas Sherev

USS Somerville personnel[]

Justine CorotAjay HusseinJames T. Kirk

USS Kongo personnel[]

Henrikka AaltonenNensi ChandraMehran EgdorMikhail GoldanskiiChansuo Huangzh'Nesierel

Starbase 24 personnel & residents[]

Hong Ngoc LamJanet Miller

Starfleet personnel[]

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

Agni[]

ObserverProtectorSpeaker

Aulacri[]

Skovir

Chenari[]

PhelarasanThurelor

Klingons[]

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

Nacmorians[]

DaramoyRibaulSeljuron

Regulans[]

ChivithanH'RaalKalil FarouzMandip KrishnamurtiYelena OrloffSentokT'ZeriVerrak

Other characters[]

Ling JiangSurimaZonetoxZylnas
Referenced only 
Tristan AdamsAgniAlexander the GreatAllahAristophanesMonali BhasinJesus ChristStephen CraneDikironium cloud creatureKinikorWinona KirkAdrian KodosVaacith sh'LesinasCarol MarcusDavid MarcusJohn MasefieldJoanna McCoyOrpheusZhi Nu PalmerPegasusThorworTiberiusJocelyn TreadwayTyreeUzavehTheodore Wallace

Fictional characters[]

Kalamul

Starships and vehicles[]

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)

Locations[]

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
Referenced only 
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 cultures[]

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

States and organizations[]

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 titles[]

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 chairmanwarlordwarriorwriterxenobiologistxenolinguistyeoman

Science and technology[]

ablative deflector shieldacid-resistant polyvinyl sheetacousticair raid sirenairlockalarmantacidantibioticantigravantigravity enginearchaeologyarmor platingasteroidastrogatorastrophysicsatmosphere (stratosphere) • autopsy •  binary systembiochemistrybionicblack holeblue giantbone knitterbrain damageceramic compositechemicalchemical signaturechrystalline ceramicClass MClass Nclimate controlcloningcloudcomacometcomlinkcommunicatorcomputerconstructioncontraceptioncultural anthropologycultural contaminationdata burstdata sheetdata slatedecompression traumadeflector beamdeflector dishdeflector shielddisintegration beamdisintegrator raydilithium circuitdistribution manifolddwarf planetecholocationecosystemelectroluminescent diamond semiconductorelectromagnetic fieldelectromagnetic field emitterEMPenergizererosionespionageeugenicsEVA suitevolutionextinctionfarmingfeverfilter maskfluoropolymerflux-pinformulafossil fuelfourth-dimensiongalactic barriergenetic augmentationgenetic engineeringgeneticsgeochemistrygeoengineeringgeologic forceglobal coolingglobal warminggravimetric distortiongravitygreenhouse effecthailhand beaconheadachehologramholographic displayice boulderimplantimpulse engineindustrial scaleinfraredinternal combustion engineinterstellar mediuminverse cubeinverse squareion trailiron supplementjamming signalKelvinkilometerkiosklibrary computerlife sciencelight-yearlinguisticslocking mechanismlong-range probemagnetic fieldmagnetic polemagnetic tractor-fieldmalnutritionmassmedicinemetallurgical signaturemetallurgymetermeteoroidmicrometeoroidmicroquasarmicrosingularitymonitor satellitenavigational computernuclear powernuclear winterorbitorbital dynamicsozone layerparadoxparsecphotodissociationphotoelectric sheathphotosynthesisphysicspiezoelectric crystalplanetportable computerpower cablepower cellpower circuitpower generatorprobeprostheticprosthetic limbprotein foldingprotein resequencerprotein translationpulsarquantum singularityquasarradarradioradio broadcastradio emissionradio signalradio wavereactorreactor overloadregenerationrotational actuatorschizophreniasciencesecurity recordingself-destructsensorsensory organshield circuitshield platesilicon-basedsimulationsingularity beamsingularity drivesoliton wavesonic showerspacespacesuitspatial anomalyspeed of lightsprinklerstarstellar diskstellar weatherstellar windstratasubspace communicationssubspace domainsubspace gravity lensingsubspace lanesubspace shockwavesubspace topologysuperconducting tracksurgically alteredsurveillance camerasynthesizersynthetictactical plottargeting scopetechnologytelepathic fieldtelepathyteleport plinthtemperatureterraformtethertheorythermalthermal regulationthrusterthruster podthruster suittractor emittertractor fieldtranslation algorithmtranslation matrixtransportertransporter emittertranstatortricorderturboliftuniversal translatorviewscreenvitamin supplementwarp core breachwarp drivewarp nacellewarp plasmawavelengthweather bandwhite dwarfx-ray astronomy

Anatomy and physiology[]

antennabiologybonebraincarotid arterycellular biologyeggexobiologyeyehairhandhipimmune systemlegnosepheromonepregnancyreproductionrespirationribshellskinskin cellskullspinetailtentacletonsiltranslucent saculnawingwomb

Disease and illnesses[]

Akwood's SyndromediseaseinfectionVegan choriomeningitis

Food and drink[]

brandybrowniefoodliquormint juleprice ballSaurian brandy

Lifeforms[]

acidophilic bacteriaalienanimalatlirithAugmentavianbacteriabatberrybipedcamelcephalopodclamshellcropdinosaurfaunafelinegorillagrapehamsterherbivorehorned lizardhorsehumanoidhyperthermophilic life-formleafmammalianmicrobemolluskmonkeynutoctopusopossumostrichoviparousplantquasihumaniodreefRegulan bloodwormreptiliansauriansimiantriceratopsvegetablevelociraptorxenylon-eating parasite

Material and substances[]

airalcoholalkalinealuminaammoniaanalgesicantimatterargonatombloodcalcium carbonatecarbohydratecarbon-carbon bondcarbon dioxidecarbon-oxygen bondchromiumconcretedilithiumenergyfiregasgoldheliumhydrogenhyronaliniceintoxicantironisotopekinetic energyleadlightmattermetalmicrowavemoleculemolybdenumnitrogenorganicoxygenparticleparticle cannonparticle cannon bankspetroleumplatinumpolyvinyl fluoridequartzradiationsingularity radiationsodium hydroxidesteelsubatomic particlesulfur dioxidesulfuric acidthoriumtransparent aluminumtri-oxtritaniumtungstenultraviolet radiationuraniumwaterX-ray

Time and events[]

27,736 BCE1735 BCE221622252231225522572259228920th century21st centuryanniversaryBattle of Donatu VBattle of Omega LeonisBattle of QalrascenturydayIron Agemillenniamillions of years agoStone AgeweekThe Wild Westwinteryear

Weapons[]

alkaline torpedoantimatter bombbiological weaponbombcannonballchemical warheadchemical weapond'k tahgdisruptor bankdisruptor bombenergy weaponexplosivegunhand phaserharpoon gunknifemek'lethmevakmissilenuclear weaponphased nadion riflephaserphaser borephaser riflephoton torpedoplasma beamqutluchriot-control gunspatial torpedotajtikverteron beamverteron beam emitterweapons pod

Other references[]

advertisementaerial cityalleyallowanceAndorian gendersaquaductarchaeological teamarraignmentarrestartashbacterial processing sphereballoonbandanabanquetbasinbasketbattle reportThe Birdsbirthdayblood feudboarding partybomb shelterbookbootborderboulderbridgebriefing roombrushbunkerbureaucracycabaretcagecaneCaptain's log, USS Sacagaweacargo holdcatwalkcaverncellarchandeliercheckpointchemical warfarechesscityclanclipboardcoffincollegecolonycombatcommand chaircommand codecommander's officecommendationcommunications stationconferencecontact lenscontinentcontrol roomcourt-martialcowlcralluckcrepe papercurfewcurtaindemocracydemondesertdiagnosticdiplomacydirectional markerdissident movementdistress calldocking portdocumentdonationdramadry dockdukordustdyeeconomyemergency alertempireenclaveengineeringengineering stationethnic groupevacuationevasive maneuverexcavationexecutionfactionThe Federation and Backfencingfire stairsfirst contactfirst contact protocolflight controlflotation sacflotation spherefootholdfurniture waxgas canistergenocidegeodesic domegeyserghostglovegodgogglesgourdgovernmentgraduationgreenhousegymnasiumHamlethangarharnesshathatchhearinghelmhelmethistoryholding cellhomeworldhornhosehospitalhotelhydroponics sphereice capidentificationimmigrationindustrial facilityinfrastructureinsurrectionintermarriageinterview roominvestigationJapanese languagejazzjusticekeyKlingon eroticaKlingon Defense Force uniformknapsackKobayashi Maru scenariolaboratorylanding partylavatorylawlibrary computer stationlifespanliteraturelogisitcsmaintenance tunnelA Man Said to the Universemanaclemanufacturing spheremarriagemeatmedical caremedical diagrammedical suppliesmedical teammeditationmedkitmemorial servicemilitarymining colonymining stationmountainmountain rangemusicnationnavigation stationnegotiationnetnewsnewsstandno-win scenarionuclear waroceanoperaoutpostpaperspaperworkparthaspeace talkspenal colonyphaser protocolphaser stationpianopillagepincer maneuverplateauplazapoempokerpolice stationpoliticspower plantPrantares Ribbonpreindustrial civilizationpress conferencePrime Directivepromotionpropagandaprotectoratequarantinequartersradiation shelterraidraperationready roomrebellionrecordregulationrehabilitationrentrepair teamreportreprimandresignationretirementroberockroperuinRussian languagesabotagesalarysapphiresawbonescreeSea-Feversensor protocolSermon on the Mountsewershelthrethshemrasshipyardshore leaveshortsshowershrapnelsickbaysidewalkslaverysmugglingsocial justicesongspace weather reportstairwellstalactitestalagmitestanchionstardateStarfleet uniformstreetsubwaysuicidesurveytank topterritorythronetorturetourtradetraditiontraining cruisetranscripttransporter roomtreatytribetrucetruncheontunnelUshaanvandalismvaultVedicvisiting hoursvisual logVulcanian Expeditionwarwater packwater processing plantwaterwaywindowzh'yizhei

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