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House Duroc Embassy - When Cultures (And Laws) Clash (Tag Lt. Gov.)

Posted Sept. 29, 2022, 9:45 p.m. by Captain Eela Dasca (Lt. Governor) (Lindsay B)

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Posted by Captain Eela Dasca (Lt. Governor) in House Duroc Embassy - When Cultures (And Laws) Clash (Tag Lt. Gov.)

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Leaning back in her seat, Dasca allowed herself to close her eyes and sigh. “If I make it through this week without a migraine I will be extremely astonished.” Kenzo and her were waiting for the Intelligence folks to do what they needed to, but it was becoming more clear that they were being far too reactionary, and someone else was crafting a path and forcing them all down it. Well, Eela Dasca had never taken well to being manipulated or given ultimatums in the past and she certainly didn’t abide it now.

She gave herself a moment to gather herself and then opened her eyes, once again meeting Urg’s. “What you say is very possible, perhaps even true. In which case, it is even more vital that we tread carefully. If there are people working several steps ahead and trying to fix an outcome of their choosing, it tends to not go well for those that try to create a different pathway. You said it’s not about me. Sure. But we both know that I am an excellent scapegoat right now. Blame the new woman who doesn’t know whats what around here. Shift the focus elsewhere while they set us up for the next blow. I can weather a lot, Lord Duroc, but I can’t do it alone. Which means that regardless of what the Governor and I decide to do on a grander scale to tackle this issue, for now, it needs to look like just a spat between Starfeet and your House. Because either way I still need to continue my investigation. But know that I appreciate that you are protecting the colony with more than just ships in orbit. I understand the concern and I hear it loud and clear.”

~Eela Dasca, Lt. Gov.

“That is why I think we need to address the incident here together. Take away the ammunition they are trying to create from the beginning. And when we do… we watch and see who gets disappointed by the outcome.” Urg said flatly, but with a predatory grin. “we can make the statement right now. Nothing specific, I know you have an investigation to to do. But something simple. ‘We are aware of the incident that occurred on the Grounds of the Embassy to House Duroc today. This was due to a breakdown in communications between various departments and we have apologized to House Duroc for the inconvenience.’ or something like that and I respond with ‘Large organizations have many wheels in motion. Sometimes that motion is counter to what needs to be done. And that leads to the small matter here today. House Duroc harbors no anger or hostility to Star Fleet or it’s fine personnel for a simple mistake, and we stand ready to assist them should they ever need to call on us.’” and he took a drink.

“Or some such garbage. Whatever, it takes the wind out of the sails of whatever they were trying to accomplish here.”

Urg, Lord Duroc

Dasca chuckled. “We can play it that way. See who squirms. But I was serious about needing to talk to the Governor. This is not something I go off and do and let him be surprised by an impromptu public announcement. If the roles were reversed, I’d want the heads up. So I require a private and secure place to make a call.” This was non-negotiable. “Then we can make the statement.”

~Eela Dasca, Lt. Gov.

Urg nodded to the desk and said “Comm panel is there. Secured. Call him. See what he says. I’ll be outside.” and the giant form rose from his chair and walked out without another word.

Urg, Lod Duroc

In the chair, Eela sat there for a moment and closed her eyes, taking a deep breath. This week might just do her in… and yet, even as she thought that, she knew she was made of sterner stuff. And every word she had said to Luis Vargas had bene honest. Was is strange to think of him as her crew? Even if technically he was still a Starfleet officer, she knew every part of him had given that up. And that was okay. But still… she had been honest that she would fight for him however she could. It began right now.

Rising, she moved to the large desk and sat down, accessing the comm system. Eela confirmed it was indeed secure and put in the call to Kenzo’s office, suspecting it might raise a brow or two at the Governor’s offices.

~Eela Dasca, Lt. Gov.


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