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Regulations Question for my Table Top RPG Game

bwiczen

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Report this Jul. 17 2013, 6:58 pm

My character is facing a quandry and I really don't know how to handle it.


 


The rest of the players and I are members of a Starfleet Special Operations team during the later part of the Dominion War (Post "By the Pale Moonlight" and the retaking of DS9). Our current mission was to travel with a group of the Kohn-Ma to rescue various prisoners being held in Cardassian space. While in transit, several of us noticed the Bajorans being extra secretive about a couple of cases in the cargo area. One of the other players opened it and discovered the parts for the probable creation of an anti-matter bomb. At that point, the other players began coming up with various plans to neutralize the device. 


 


At the point we are at, we've rescued the prisoners and returned to the Bajoran vessel where they are making plans to plant and detonate the bomb which will destroy the prison and surrounding area which includes a Cardassian settlement. Everyone else is trying to take control of the ship and/or the device. I am adamantly against such action and have secured myself and our wounded and unconscious commanding officer in the medical bay. 


 


My question is this: Is there any regulation or precedent that anyone can think of to help settle this argument? The closest I can come up, as an argument against having even looked into the cases in the first place, is Regulation 256.15: "Officers shall show professional behavior at all times."


 

FleetAdmiral_BamBam

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Report this Jul. 18 2013, 7:19 pm

Chain of command.  If the commanding officer no longer has the ability command, the responsibility falls onto the next in line.


And even though the Federation is at war during that time, there are rules of war that are followed by Starfleet personnel.

Broadstorm

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Report this Jul. 21 2013, 4:02 am

Yes, the chain of command would be the simplest way to settle it.  Whichever of you is next in line behind your incapacitated CO gets to give the orders. 


There are, however, alternatives.  You could follow the Prime Directive & not interfere in the matter.  You could leak intel about a different target so they take out more military and less civilians.

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Report this Jul. 21 2013, 2:51 pm

Quote: Broadstorm @ Jul. 21 2013, 4:02 am

>There are, however, alternatives.  You could follow the Prime Directive & not interfere in the matter.
Since this is a joint operation with Starfleet, the Prime Directive wouldn't apply.

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Report this Jul. 21 2013, 4:53 pm

While that may be technically correct, one could still choose to simply not get involved in the matter.

FleetAdmiral_BamBam

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Report this Jul. 23 2013, 8:16 am

I think the horse is out of the barn.


 


But since they are now on a Bajoran vessel.... who's in charge?  Wouldn't it be a Bajoran?

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Report this Jul. 24 2013, 5:12 am

Quote: FleetAdmiral_BamBam @ Jul. 23 2013, 8:16 am

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>I think the horse is out of the barn.

>But since they are now on a Bajoran vessel.... who's in charge?  Wouldn't it be a Bajoran?

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That is a valid point.  It still comes down to the same choices in regard to the highest ranking active officer making the decision, getting involved or not, trying to persuade the Bajorans to pick a different target or not.

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