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Studying the Enemy?

Posted on Mon Apr 1st, 2019 @ 5:39pm by Lieutenant Commander Tyron Ral

Mission: R&R
Location: Strategic Operations Officer's Office, Deck?
Timeline: After the meeting with the Admiral and Captain

After his meeting with Admiral Mantu and Captain O'Shaunessy, Tyron Ral sat in his new office going over the data on the Hirogen. He never knew there was so little known about them. It appeared that they were a nomadic species(that much was apparent from their encounters with Voyager). He read about Captain Janeway's decision to give them holographic technology in order to get them to stop preying on unsuspecting species and vessels.

Their entire culture was based on "The Hunt". In both a social and a religious context, this was the center of their culture. It was all a "pack" wa s focused upon. Other species were regarded not as equals but as "prey" to be hunted upon and also trophies to be collected. No other species were worthy of being looked upon as having the right of even living.

Luckily for them, the Hirogen traveled alone as the entirety of the members of their race lived on the ship. Though, Ral thought that was somewhat simplistic. As it put them at a severe disadvantage in both a tactical and a psychological point of view. He wondered how that put them at a disadvantage as a race. Did the Hirogen every interbreed with other ships and peer groups? He wondered how Starfleet could use that to their advantage.

He must get this information to the captain and first officer. Ral had other information he had found today. Now, all he had to do was figure out how to use it.


Lieutenant Commander Tyron Ral
Strategic Operations Officer
USS Alabama


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