I wrote Supplemental Logs for the Star Trek Online website, to fill in events between Star Trek: Nemesis and the beginning of STO. Everything I wrote was officially approved, which means it made it into – at the very least – the soft cannon. You can find excerpts below, click on the year for full content.
[I meet Annika Hansen in a cafeteria at the Daystrom Institute. Formerly known as Seven of Nine, a Borg drone, Hansen now looks almost completely human. Her residual Borg implants are barely noticeable. She does, however, retain the brevity of words and directness her fellow crewmembers from U.S.S. Voyager described. I thank her for joining me today. As is typical for her, she cuts to the chase immediately.]
You wish to ask me about why I left Starfleet.
Yes. You yourself have said that one of your dearest aspirations was to belong to Starfleet. Why, then, did you leave?
Clarification. I wished to be counted among those I admired during my time on Voyager. Admiral Janeway, Captain Chakotay, and several other crewmembers convinced me of the honor and competence of Starfleet. Seeing that to be the case, I wished to also belong to Starfleet. However, I have found that, while many members of Starfleet are indeed quite admirable, the direction Starfleet, as a collective, is taking is neither admirable, honorable, nor competent.
Commander Suran, once captain of the warbird Soterus, now lives as a gentleman farmer on the planet Talvath. Talvath has recently petitioned for Federation protection, which is what brings me here to interview him. He is the highest ranking military officer on the planet, and has indeed become something of an elder statesman. His intimate knowledge of Romulan politics, and involvement within definitive political events dating back to the conflict with Praetor Shinzon, makes him an even more important source of information. He smiles at me, offering me a glass of water as we sit on the porch of his sprawling ranch.
I know why you’re here. [he tilts his own glass at me] Oh, you may say it’s to gather information and determine whether your Federation will accept us. But you have all the same questions everyone else does.
What questions would those be?
You want to know about Donatra, of course, the missing Empress.