Captain Bryn Aen of the U.S.S. Auryn
We’d only just completed a mission to remove some True Way terrorist who were threatening shipping lanes into DS9 and notified Captain Kurland via subspace when I received a private communication from Admiral Quinn. I’ve been promoted to Admiral. Of course this means leaving the Cardassian front to return to Earth Spacedock for the ceremony. It also means I’ll be getting a new command.
I said the same thing when leaving the Lukas behind, but the Auryn has been an excellent ship. More than that, this was the first ship with a Kae name, something which has come to mean quite a bit more to me than I expected.
Regardless of my feelings for change, we’ve set a course for Sol System, and I’ve sent messages home with the news. There are so few Kaes in Starfleet yet that any news is a big deal, so being the first Kae reach Admiral will be huge.
Rear Admiral Bryn Aen, Captain of the U.S.S. Nym Kae
The ceremony was quite moving, and I was happy to have friends like Rear Admiral Longasc there to congratulate me.
Our new ship is an experimental hybrid of Luna and Sol class deep-space science vessels. It has been registered as NX-981031-B, in honor of the Auryn. I’ve christened her the Nym Kae, which means Pride of Kae in my native language. To be honest, I don’t think she’s quite as beautiful as the Auryn. Admittedly, I was pretty attached to the Lukas as well, so we shall see how I feel after we get a few hundred light years on her.
The bridge crew has settled into their new stations quickly; this command change is not nearly has big as the last one was. Moving from an escort to a science vessel required senior staff changes and quite a bit of retraining both for the crew and myself. This time most everyone has the same duties, we just have a larger crew compliment and some better equipment.
We’re planning a short shakedown cruise to Wolf 359, per our tradition, before returning to the Cardassian border. Hopefully the Nym Kae will live up to her name.