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Old July 11 2013, 03:32 AM   #168
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Re: Let's Discuss the Romulan Bird of Prey!

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Regarding mission secrecy, do we have any reason to think the Romulans would have been able to jam the outposts' communications with Starfleet? If not, secrecy would be quite unlikely: even an optimal attack sequence would leave time for sending out not just a generic SOS but also a sensor data dump on the attacker.
Which would be why they destroyed them. Outpost Two and Three never managed to get off that much, and Outpost Four was only able to report at all because the Romulans didn't finish destroying it. If Enterprise hadn't been in the area, no one would have ever known what happened to those outposts.

"We've seen a hundred campaigns together and still I do not understand you!"
Here I'd cling to the difference between "campaigns" and "missions".
I wouldn't, not with the vaguely shakespearean cadence of Romulan conversation at this point. The entire conversation has an almost poetic quality to it and I think "campaigns" is just a fancy word for "very long mission in enemy territory."
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