Midwife is the twelfth episode of the fourth RIS Bouteina season.

Tagline[edit | edit source]

Away from Malachor V and Brianna's cheating courses, the Bouteina was tasked with securing a shipment of hydroxyquinoline and of oxalyl chloride from Hydran chemical industries. They also find something else near said industries.

Summary[edit | edit source]

Act One[edit | edit source]

Their mission starts when the Tal Prai'ex headquarters hail them because of an industrial emergency: due to a high number of construction sites throughout the Empire, and a worker strike on Mysidia, they are unable to supply everyone with these chemicals and they ask them to secure a shipment of these chemicals in the Landfalk system. The discussions of the bridge quickly turns to the talks of the labor dispute and what each side demands from the other. Finally, Neleras tells everyone that there are pirates in the Landfalk system to secure said shipment of chemicals.

Act Two[edit | edit source]

When the dreadnought arrives in the system, the crew engages the ship's cloaking device to take the pirates by surprise. They began to engage the two ships, a Strelets-class frigate and another carrier, all deploying their fighters. To avoid taking too much damage from the fusion beams, they maintain safe distance to engage the enemy craft, including fighters. The fighter pilots started damaging enemy fighters, forcing them to turn back and destroying them in their flight. Also, Relm ordered her men to engage the enemy frigates afterwards.

Act Three[edit | edit source]

Having narrowly avoided a volley of hellbore cannons, the mothership engages the heavier Hydran starship while the other four fighters still in fight all fired their plasma torpedoes to take the enemy frigate down, but fails to do so, merely disabling their power plants. And even when the mothership fired the quantum torpedoes, it didn't quite destroy the heavier ship. Rubble from the warp core prompted engineers to repair the ship while the fighters renew their assault on the lighter ship and their debris pierced the hull on Deck 11, damaging the dreadnought even more.

Act Four[edit | edit source]

When the battle is about to end, they were hailed by a Hydran prince, saying that the Romulans just saved his planet and that trade from and to that planet could resume along any second. And that they could trade a chemicals shipment to the Romulans. Also, they began investigating into the matter of hanyurii dancing around the system's star. They realize that the hanyurii were mating and that they reproduced around a star that was "out of phase". Also, Dhiemm obtained more information about the labor disputes even when the Hydran shipment wasn't ready.

Act Five[edit | edit source]

Pazzo muses about the Hydrans being involved in the dispute, if only because the unions involved are controlled by Hydran interests. Also, Catherine Giltia lists the consequences of the labor dispute for the Empire and the other reasons as to why Hydrans would involve themselves in their struggle. The Triple-E Senates have been watching the newsfeeds for musical inspiration and stumble upon the news that, under Hydran mediators, the labor dispute has been resolved in a 55% vs. 45%, resulting in a new collective bargaining agreement for the chemical workers on Mysidia.

Background[edit | edit source]

The events of the episode closely mirrors that of a mission in the Hydran Keepership campaign of Starfleet Command (game). It was also meant to introduce unionism in a Star Trek setting.

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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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