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RIS Bouteina (or Bouteina for short) is a fan made, forum based Star Trek series. The time period is 2384. The RIS Bouteina, the main focus of the series, is an upgraded Norexan-class ship. It is notable for being one of the rare Star Trek fan fiction series with non-Federation settings.
The RIS Bouteina group was started on August 16, 2009 by Yvan Ung. It was changed from a RPG to a fan fiction format on November 12, 2009, due to unforeseen circumstances on the original players.
See also the List of RIS Bouteina minor characters for more characters.
The Shinzon Incident saw the Romulan Senate assassinated, except for one Senator, who was in league with Shinzon, the perpetrator of the attack. The newly appointed Praetor, Shinzon, decided to take his flagship, the Scimitar, to Earth so he could exterminate its population. However, his plan was thwarted by the USS Enterprise-E along with two Norexan-class ships.
The last regular Senate session unanimously voted that the Tal Prai'ex provided a ship to accomplish its exploration five-year mission, in a goodwill effort to focus more on scientific exploration instead of war. However, different commanders of the Tal Prai'ex (Praetorian Guard) wanted their ship to be taken for the five-year mission. Tensions were so great that the Tal Shiar was called in to resolve the dispute. It took three months to the Tal Shiar to report to the Praetor; even so, it was after they realized that they couldn't solve the dispute without a third party mediator.
The third party mediator, Worf, reported to the Praetor that she could not entrust the command of this mission to a Romulan captain and that the Senate had no choice but to find a capable non-Romulan officer to assume command.
And so the mission begins...
Some non-canon works are also included, such as the Starfleet Command video game series, the TNG video game Bridge Commander and the Titan series to some extent, as well as some other sources cobbled together, the most notable of which are The Path to 2409 and Klingon Academy. Also, Star Trek: Unity is included to some extent in the Bouteina canon.
Because the series is partly theme-driven, some recurring themes have surfaced over the course of the seasons.
Cheating has been extensively used at the end of the second season, with Brianna Reiss regularly flaunting her cheating ability, as well as her cheating charter. Also, the episodes where cheating is a central theme showed how central cheating was to the Malachorian society (and also how unthinkable it would be for other races to officially sanction cheating, let alone offer university-level cheating courses) so one could see how negligent the Lyrans were in ruling subject worlds.
Duty appeared on several occasions. First, Pazzo was torn between curing prisoners freed from the Mirak and going to the victory festivities. Also, after helping the Lyran Starfleet repel a Borg incursion, the crew was torn between their duty to the Romulan Star Empire and the Lyrans.
Although Vox'ula first hated Cardassians and gagh-eaters with a passion, he started to tolerate other races and other foods more after several years in service in a "flying zoo". Also, because of his great exposure to non-Romulans for a prolonged period, as well as the needs of prolonged space travel, the Tal Shiar agent onboard started becoming more tolerant over the seasons.
This fanfic does a partial attempt to reconcile Star Fleet Battles (and, by extension, the first two Starfleet Command games) with the TNG era canon. It will be revealed, at some point of the series, that the year 0 in the SFB timeline is 2108 in the prime universe and that it is actually the 0 of the Hydran calendar.
Also, the series, as well as the ship prominently featured in the series, is named after Bouteina Majd, an university friend of the writer.