103 "The Limits of Kholinari"
New Lhasa's Counselors and Medics report vastly increased demand for their
services as the people return to their homes ... far more than is explicable
simply by the end of an exile. Cmdr Stadi is assigned from the USS Darwin to
lead a research team to study the phenomenon. She receives reports of humans
gaining Psi abilities.
New Lhasan politician David Heart petitions Minister O'Reilley to prioritise
detoxifying the wreck of a Constitution-class Starship that sacrificed itself
defending New Lhasa a century earlier. A young Vulcan who studies Kolinahr
with M'Kress loses control of her emotions and kidnaps a Chakuun.
David Heart discovers the Chakuun and angrily confronts Minister O'Reilley.
After days of scanning, M'Kress (on the Brunel) locates the two. She accommpanies
the security team to intercept them. The Vulcan,
Rasa, forcibly mind-melds the Chakuun and discovers that they are neither
spies, nor naturally telepathic. She releases him to M'Kress.
© Ian McDonald 2001