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"Battle of Forever"
"Return From Forever"
"Curse of the Green Shoes"
"Lost and Found"
"The Mad Vulcan"
A mission to weed out Klingon insurgence in Federation space turns
up a more sinister plot by a renegade Vulcan who wants to start an
"Everyone Loves A Good Nazi"
Believing to have arrived safely home, the crew of the Essex find
themselves trapped in a parallel universe ruled by Nazis!
(I think the writers of 'Enterprise' are hacking my harddrive.....)
"The Sargasso Expanse"
The Essex is exploring a stellar nursery where it is believed Chief
Engineer McGillicutty's father's ship was lost.
While on a scheduled layover at Starbase 2, an explosion rocks the
base! One of the docking arms blows off the base, crippling the
Essex and sending it on a collision course with Starbase 2!
This section is about the primary ships used in the campaign.
DAEDALUS MK I
Third in the class of Daedalus class starships, the
USS Essex served under the command of Captain Bryce
Shumar for six years. Accompanied by the USS Archon and
the USS Horizon, the Daedalus class starships helped
establish the legacy of starship exploration in the
early days of the Federation. On stardate 2167.09, the
Essex was caught in a electromagnetic storm near the Mab-Bu
system and was reported lost with all hands.
CONSTITUTION MK II
Sixth of the MK II Constitution class heavy cruisers,
the Essex was constructed to maintain the balance of
power along the Klingon Neutral Zone after the Four
Years War. Mounting the latest in phaser technology and
stronger, more efficient shield generators than its MK I
predecessors, the Constitution MK II's are the most
advanced ships in known space.The USS Essex was
christened from the Sol IV shipyards on stardate
2204.01, under the command of Commodore Istvan Kolsac, a
seasoned veteran of the Four Years War. The Essex was
sent out to patrol the Klingon border and was present at
the Organian standoff on stardate 2208.01 Not long after
this, Kolsac suffered an unfortunate and untimely death
during a geologic survey expedition on stardate 2208.30.
The command was passed on to Capt. Boberroneus T.Curp on
stardate 2209.02, who currently holds command. The Essex
now patrols near the Organian Peace Treaty Zone.
According to the Star Trek Encyclopedia II, the Constitution class
USS Essex is listed as having the hull number NCC-1697, and in The
Ships of the Starfleet, it has the hull number NCC-1727 . Granted
that both references can arguably be the official Star Trek lore,
I'm using the FASA record for this particular campaign, specifically
The Federation Ship Recognition Manual.
Galactic maps used in the Essex campaign, taken from FASA
resources, modified for use.
- The United Federation of Planets, circa Stardate 2301.01
Federation Map Stardate 2301.01
Federation Map on the back of "Trader Captains and Merchant
Princes", vol I
- The Original Federation Border
Original Federation Map
Original Federation map from on the back of "Trader Captains and
Merchant Princes", vol I; The yellow section on the bigger map
- The Klingon Empire, circa Stardate 2301.01
Klingon Map Stardate 2301.01
- The Romulan Star Empire, circa Stardate 2301.01
Romulan Map Stardate 2301.01
Originally by Mark_XON
Reposted with permission (03/12/2013)
Xon Pages Prologue by Joe UFC465537:
In February 2013, I was surprised by the news that the Xon Gaming
site had vanished from the internet. Soon after, I had contacted
Mark, the site owner, to learn what had happened and discovered that
the site host he was using had gone belly-up. As a FASA Trek fan,
that was quite a blow to myself and to the community. The Xon site
was hands down the most extensive FASA resource on the internet and
couldn't be allowed to disappear. After consulting Mark and other
FASA site owners, he permitted us to host various pages of his site
so it can maintain its internet presence. I was happy to be
included in hosting these pages! The articles from the site are
basically unchanged. Some links have been removed per Mark's
request. Links to missing pages hosted elsewhere will be added once
they've been posted and updated.
Mark has decided to take some time off and go into
"semi-retirement", as he put it, and move on to do other projects. I
hope he returns, as selfish as it sounds, because I don't think the FASA Trek community will ever have a better historian and archivist.