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Ensign Stefan Matthieu - A Seat at the Big Table

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*(( Observation Lounge, Deck 1, USS Atlantis ))*

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Stefan was quick to set off for the observation lounge after leaving the=20
first officer's office, but he was unfortunately not as quick to fi=
nd the=20
room itself. Clearly, it would be some time before he mastered the ships=20
layout.

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When he walked into the room, several of the other officers were already=20
present.=20

Hoping not to draw attention to himself he found a spot along the rooms=20
edge to wait for the briefing to begin.

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*T**horan:* Thank you all for being so prompt. Help yourself to the=20
refreshments. Now I am sure you are all wondering why I have called you=20
here. The Freeworlds Council are holding a trade conference on Illara Prime=
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and have invited us to attend. The purpose of this conference from what I=
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understand is to bring together several different factions and establish=20
new trade relations with the Freeworlds.

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*Any:* Responses

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*Hyden: *Well you say several factions so I am supposing our enemies may be=
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present?

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*Kiax:* Do we know who else they've invited, besides ourselves?

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*Thoran:* An excellent question. From what I have been able to ascertain=20
the Freeworlds Council have invited representatives from the Caraadian=20
Noble Houses, Ferengi Commerce Authority, Romulan Republic and even the=20
Valcarian Imperial Republic.

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*Kiax:* Sounds like we're up against some fairly aggressive competi=
tion.=20
What have we got to bring to the negotiating table?

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*T'Saara:* :: happily :: ggwwabble maaa fu

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*Serala:* I don't think she was asking you, Little Bean. But thanks=
for the=20
suggestion.

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*Matthieu: *::For a fraction of a second, he pursed his lips trying not to=
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show the smile that pulled at the corners of his mouth::

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*Knight:* I don't think competition is the right context to use for=
our=20
involvement in this. The competition will be between the Caraadain Houses=
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now that the war has ended, there is a good chance a lot of old rivalries=
=20
will surface. The Federation holds access to the most viable trade route=
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out of the expanse, even the Ferengi have to contend with that fact.

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*Hyden:* From what you're saying it looks like we will need to keep=
a sharp=20
eye out. We have vipers mixed with more vipers in a pit that we have to=20
step into.=20

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*Any:* Responses

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*Kiax:* I can probably get my hands on some physical goods for us to use as=
=20
trade samples before we leave. Just in case they want to inspect what we=20
have before initiating trade=E2=80=A6 Currency might be a bit of an issue t=
hough.

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*Any:* Responses

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*Serala:* Since the Valcarians have been invited, sir, am I to understand=
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that means Ambassador Dels'an? And if so, will she be travelling wi=
th us=20
again, or does she have her own transport?

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*Thoran:* Response

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*Knight:* If I might add to that Sir. We need to be aware of the fact that=
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if we transport the ambassador it could be used to imply a political=20
agreement between us.=20

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*Hyden:* With all the factions you named I saw a possible power struggle=20
with us in the middle. Negotiations only last as long as the status quo=20
stays in each faction's favor. If that changes this situation could turn=20
ugly and faster than we would want it too. Who do we have in the terms of=
=20
allies?


*Any: Response*


*Knight:* Illara Prime is known for its senate comprised of roughly a=20
hundred different commercial companies, the appointed governor will likely=
=20
be responsible for overseeing the event. Will we be attending in any=20
capacity over than as Federation representatives?=20


*Thoran: Response*


Stefan detected the apprehension of his fellow officers regarding the=20
conference and its attendees. Naturally he had gone over the briefings on=
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the area of space they were in and read the files on the major players, but=
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the summaries fell well short of providing the nuance he needed to=20
understand the visible concerns the others held.


After the captain had answered the previous question, he saw the=20
opportunity to say something.

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*Matthieu: *Valcarians, sir?=20


*Stefan Matthieu*
*Science Officer*
*USS-Atlantis NCC-74682*
*A239705SM0*


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