"A Changed World" is a Star Trek Online fanfic by StarSword, set in the Bait and Switch 'verse. It was written for Unofficial Literary Challenge 25: "Agents of Yesterday" on the Arc Forums.

A month after the end of the Iconian War, Captain Kanril Eleya and her crew are delivering supplies to a refugee camp when they detect a distress signal from a Bajoran ship trapped in the gravity well of a black hole. Eleya is forced to confront her own species' ugly past, and an even uglier side of herself.


Epigraph: "Invisible" by Black Violin

USS Bajor detects a distress signal in Old High Bajoran from the Bajoran Militia starship RBS Verda, trapped near the event horizon of the black hole NGC-21997, and goes in to assist. Upon rescuing the crew, led by Colonel Shad Yima, they discover that the ship has been there since 2271.

Eleya and Shad get into a number of arguments over Eleya's disregard for the abolished D'jarra system, but eventually they realize that the Klingon D7-class battlecruiser which originally attacked Verda was likely also trapped. Upon returning to the black hole, Bajor comes under attack by Captain Krell's D7 but the warship proves far outdated compared to the Galaxy-class. Still, when Krell threatens to kill Eleya's family as well, Eleya begins to order Tesjha Phohl to kill him. However, she realizes this would make her no better than Shad or Krell, so she holds her fire. Krell is subsequently overthrown and killed by his first officer, Korlok.

A week later, Eleya delivers both rescued crews to Deep Space 9.


The story's account of the first contact between the Bajorans and the Federation is borrowed in broad strokes from the TOS novel: Allegiance in Exile.



Anaala PudosRachel ConnorArak EsplinKanril EleyaAlicia GantumurHanoWohtan KorbuhloKorlokKrellJames KurlandNalak LangTesjha PhohlPark Jin-SooReshek GaarraBirail RiyannisShad Yimath'ShraakPeter WigginWarragul Wirrpanda
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InaloKagaKahlessJames T. KirkLeonard McCoyOpaka SulanShad OnaVasa Lakrem


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Iconian War (Operation Mockingbird) • Occupation of Bajor


Deep Space 9NGC-21997
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BajorDreon VIIMariah IVPillagraVolnar

Races and culturesEdit

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Ranks and titlesEdit

captaincolonelcommanderensignhospital corpsmanlieutenantlieutenant commanderlieutenant junior grademaster chief petty officerpetty officer
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field colonelFirst Minister of BajorSecretary of the Exterior

Starships and vehiclesEdit

Krell's D7 (D7-class battlecruiser) • RBS Kira Nerys (Karaya-class cruiser) • USS Bajor (Galaxy-class)
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USS Enterprise (Constitution-class)

States and organizationsEdit

Bajoran MilitiaKlingon EmpireKlingon Defense ForceRepublic of BajorStarfleetUnited Federation of Planets

Technology and weaponsEdit

deflector shielddisruptorreplicatortransporterwarp drive

Other referencesEdit

banta fevercolahasperatjumja sticksexually transmitted disease

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