This page is about the fanfiction episode. For other uses of the term, see Battle at the Grave of Thoughts (disambiguation).

Battle at the Grave of Thoughts is the eleventh episode of the second RIS Bouteina season, depicting the events of the Second Battle at the Grave of Thoughts.

Teaser[edit | edit source]

The Grave of Thoughts. It was said that the people brought at the Grave of Thoughts returned from this place devoid of critical judgment. Today, the time has come for the infamous starbase to be destroyed.

Summary[edit | edit source]

Act One[edit | edit source]

The Romulan Star Empire was able to capture another system from the Kzinti Patriarchy and the Lyran count Fikrohn hailed them, briefing the Romulans, as well as the Lyran fleet, as to a major operation aimed at either capturing or destroying the Grave of Thoughts, awakening Annika Hansen. Brianna Reiss flies a cutter with the people onboard telling Annika that a fleet is massing at QU-1760 to assault the GoT. This information prompts a change of strategy by the Count, sending three battlegroups on the first line rather than two as initially planned.

Act Two[edit | edit source]

A Romulan fleet from Simpson's Planet forms up at QU-1760, having followed Battlegroup 4. They also reminisce the reasons of the "vengeance comments" issued during the briefing. They find out that the Iron Fang County held a 200-year vendetta against the Kzinti ever since the then-duchy betrayed Lyra and they intend to use the siege of the Grave of Thoughts to finally give back to the galaxy and rebuild the long-lost reputation of the Lyran clan. They realize that the fleet was varied: Pac-Man ships, Hydran evacuators, Kzinti WYN pirates, even Federation ships.

Act Three[edit | edit source]

Fikrohn has launched a distress call from the Grave of Thoughts, asking for all the ships to reinforce the Lyran fleet in action at the Grave of Thoughts. Annika assumes control of the Romulan ships in the sector. The mauler then fires, piercing the starbase's shields, giving the Lyrans the upper hand, while the listening post nearby was destroyed as well, cutting off all communications with the outside world. The Hydrans began the evacuation of the prisoners, even when their allies lost ships and the Kzinti exhausted the missile complement of the starbase.

Act Four[edit | edit source]

Brianna, Relm and Zama all get into their shuttles to engage the enemy. After their takeoff, a Stinger-class fighter is shot down, crashing onto the hull of a Kzinti battlecruiser and, with the help of a Pac-Man dreadnought, destroy the battlecruiser. Suspecting the escape of the top Kzinti officials, Annika orders the shuttlebays destroyed. The resulting wreckage falls onto disruptor hardpoints, which are destroyed. In a final act of despair, the Kzintis fire their probes at their enemies, one of which hit the Bouteina's underside and taking the underside shields down.

Act Five[edit | edit source]

Zama orders that the starbase's thrusters be destroyed. The Kzinti has scrambled whatever runabouts are left and the fighters are tasked with destroying them. Relm, with ther plasma torpedo, hit an EPS conduit and the other ships continue to use transporters to beam prisoners aboard. The "fighters" then return to the ship to be repaired and rearmed after one of the shuttles took a hit. Thirty ships moved in to engage a newly-warped dreadnought wing, leaving about twenty ships to attack the starbase, because many ships warped to bring its contents to safety. The starbase was scanned for lifeforms and proved negative.

Background[edit | edit source]

The name is also the title of one of the storyline missions of all races in the TOS video game Starfleet Command Volume II: Empires at War, whose events are those of the First Battle at the Grave of Thoughts. However, this episode is told from the viewpoint of the factions other than the Kzinti Patriarchy (or the Interstellar Concordium in the original version), i.e. that of the attackers.

External link[edit | edit source]

RIS Bouteina episodes
Season 1
"The Departure" • "Distress Call" • "Take Me Out to the Zoo" • "Marianela" • "What about some D'oh!" • "Fundraiser" • "Declaration of Warcraft" • "No Child Left Untested" • "Manhunt" • "Eidolon" • "Four Redshirts and a Shirt" • "Merry Christmas" • "We're All In This Together" • "Marriage and Honeymoon"
Season 2
"Cloak, baby, Cloak!" • "Fury of the Prison Ships" • "Women's Dark Frontier" • "Easter Eggs" • "Bowser Shakedown" • "Sphere of Influence" • "Broken Bread" • "Extraordinary Summit" • "My Carpet, Tis of Thee" • "The Whole Kitten Kaboodle" • "Battle at the Grave of Thoughts" • "Redshirt Distribution" • "Bottle to Throttle" • "Quantic Fissure" • "Quantic Return" • "Blackrock and Roll" • "Kingdom Hospital" • "Monster-in-a-Box" • "A Tale of Two Holodecks" • "Grinch and Scrooge" • "Miracle in Whoville" • "Battle of Eight Beat" • "Planet of the Cheaters" • "How the Charter Was Won"
Season 3
"Yesterday's Lyrans" • "The Measure of a Romulan" • "Cost of Captivity" • "Hussade Contract" • "Degree of Liberty" • "Days of Wine and D'ohses" • "Doctor Rihanna" • "Grade Inflation, Part One" • "Grade Inflation, Part Two" • "Grade Inflation, Part Three" • "Holographic Family" • "There's no Coffee in the Nebula" • "Tobacco Quest" • "Super Size Me" • "Super Size Me Again" • "Limit at Plus Infinity" • "The Day Where Students Have Stopped Calculating" • "If At First You Don't Succeed" • "Going, going, gone" • "Drug Wars" • "Monopolis" • "TV Dinner" • "Love Plan" • "Spoiled Rotten"
Season 4
"Humans, Romulans and Space-Beasts" • "Vosteage" • "Ice Cream Parlor" • "Gogmagog" • "Relief and Refuge" • "Real Estate Liberty" • "High Priestess of Evacuation" • "Limit at Minus Infinity" • "Low-Cost Vacation" • "Back to School" • "Tribble Resupply" • "Midwife" • "Night of the Were-Hawks" • "Forlorn Hope" • "Party Quest" • "Combinatorics Nightmare" • "Redshirt Computer" • "Party School" • "Just Cause" • "Kathelet"
Season 5
"Resolution on Krant" • "Hilbert Hotel" • "New York Convention" • "Propane Dream" • "Hospital Blues" • "Home Sense" • "Homeward" • "Dr Jekyll and Dr Hyde" • "Varlamov Steak" • "Credit Card Scholarship" • "Black Sox" • "Jockship" • "Two-Speed Intellect" • "Toy Dream" • "A Hockey Game Broke Out" • "Ultimate Wager" • "Cigarette Redshirt" • "Rator III Awaits" • "Hystelic Kingdom"
Sequel: Star Trek: The Stoneship Files
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