Tobacco Quest is the thirteenth episode of the third RIS Bouteina season.

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While flying through Interstellar Concordium space, Putal awakens and dreamed of extra-strong cigarettes. He sets out on a quest to find some cigarettes for the rest of the journey, swearing off replicated cigarettes, deeming them unhealthy.

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Act One[edit | edit source]

Putal is in the sickbay for a regular check-up due to his sickness. He then tells Pazzo that he dreamed of fresh, extra-strong cigarettes. Vox'ula then announces to him that he exhausted the ship's stock of cigarettes. It is in this mindset that he recalibrates the ship's sensors in order to look for cigarettes. He then reveals that tobacco would cure his pancreatic sicknesses, then detecting nicotine at 8 o'clock, mark 29. At this moment, Taev Radaik forms a first away team to look for cigarettes. Meanwhile, the occupants of their destination get ready to greet them and they ready their cigarette stocks.

Act Two[edit | edit source]

However, they needed to make for the space station as fast as they could because they detected another ship closing in on their position. Once out of warp, they contact Listening post #4612, requesting permission to board the facility. Putal then proceeds to reserve a triple-occupation hotel room, while the away team is made out of four people instead. The maître d'hôtel explains to them that the station is made to offer solace from non-smoking worlds to species like Megarites that smoke tobacco for medicine, with Putal paying the hotel bill at this time. And Stella asked Putal what his prescription was.

Act Three[edit | edit source]

After they settled in their room, Putal leaves the rest of the away team so he can take cigarettes. He discovers that the tobbaconist occupies an entire deck. While Putal is shopping for tobacco, Brianna Reiss uses her telepathy power and senses that Putal needs aid, after which she collapses. Annika Hansen suggests that they go under the guise of Q'Naabian inspectors, but Neleras objects and they go on the station as mere customers instead. Before boarding the station, they are warned that the ISC will come momentarily. On the station, the second away team books another room for two nights and they ask for the manager to meet them.

Act Four[edit | edit source]

Once the key to their room is given, Brianna lies flat on the bed, which was more comfortable than the beds in the crew quarters. Meanwhile, Annika goes to the convenience store on the station, quoting that she needed to shop for the road. At the same moment, Putal couldn't make his mind up while Aerv pressured him to hurry up in fleecing the station of its tobacco. Unbeknownst to Putal, Annika's shopping ordeal makes him decide what cigarettes they want, as he followed the smell trail of food, steaks in particular. Putal finally settles on taking in several packs of cigarettes when he realized that there were no cartons onboard.

Act Five[edit | edit source]

Once Putal was put under arrest for attempting to steal the cigarettes, he was thrown in the brig. However, a meeting with the listening post's commanding officer was finally arranged and the away teams told him that the flight path of their mission would probably not lead them towards planets where tobacco is smoked for medicine. Putal was released when it was revealed that he suffered from an incurable sickness. When Brianna awakens, she becomes paranoid and she goes berserk, assaulting Neleras, after which she got a disruptor shot. The ISC inspectors then beam over to the station and they find nothing abnormal.

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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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