For the record, this first post is entirely out-of-character, hence the italics. The actual story starts below this post, if you wanna skip to that. Two things inspired me to try to write my first fanfic: The lack of coverage the Romulan war gets, and the lack of coverage the lower-profile starfleet ships get (when they're not being taken over by anomalies, easily preventable diseases, aliens, etc). So I made up a small science vessel named after the most obscure english word the BBC would tell me, similar in role to the Oberth class. At the start of the Romulan war, more than a couple of Starfleet ships got jumped and shot up, and this one is no different - the only difference is that this ship is inhabited by soon-to-be-named characters, which gives them enough plot armour for a fighting chance. Unfortunately, it's an unimportant science vessel, so their maximum theoretical plot armour effectiveness is just as dismal as their defensive systems. This is my first Star Trek fanfic, even my first time using TrekBBS, so problems are inevitable, but I'll have to hope caring about what I do is enough.