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Conquest is a Star Wars/Star TrekIntercontinuity Crossover fanfic. Written by Michael Wong, it is featured onStar Destroyer Dot Net both as separate chapters and in pdf formThe fanfic starts when the Federation starship USS Carolina chases a Jem'Hadar ship through a wormhole, and finds itself in The Galaxy Far Far Away. That galaxy had split off the official EU at an unspecified date when Han and Leia were killed, and Anakin Solo has decided to put some order in the galaxy. In short, now he is the new Emperor, and his siblings are his sidekicks.The Federation crew is captured and interrogated when suspected to be rebels. While eventually discovered not to be, that is hardly better for them. You see, it seems that the Emperor has a small problem. He just crushed the Rebellion... he needs new enemies.Includes the following tropes:
A Million Is a Statistic: The Borg give a literal example. Five ships lost, 160 billion drones lost, 12 trillion drones lost...
An Offer You Can't Refuse: Captain Picard, mind destroying the Borg for me? Because if you don't, we'll strip-mine Earth and sell every single Earthman into slavery.
Cain and Abel: Jacen and Jaina. Amusingly this plot twist actually became canon with the same two characters in largely the same roles, though in canon Jaina was purely good.
Cargo Ship: Grand Moff Tharde has an... interesting attitude toward the Death Star.
Crapsack World: In the basic premise, the Star Wars galaxy is this. The Rebel Alliance defeated the evil Galactic Empire and founded the New Republic… only for the New Republic to turn into a new Empire, because it can't survive the rigours of actually governing, as opposed to rebelling. Now the Empire governs the galaxy with very little opposition, except a new Rebel Alliance, which, in the very first chapter of the book, is virtually wiped out.
False Flag Operation: When Admiral Halsey sees that the President doesn't fight properly, he gets him and several other officials assassinated with Imperial weapons and declares martial law.
General Ripper: Halsey. He's a morally ambiguous character, given that he's absolutely right that the Federation won't survive without his less-than-ideal methods.
I Gave My Word: This is Admiral Kanos's redeeming feature. He offers the newly conquered Federation virtual autonomy (with only a trade tax) if they assist the Imperial loyalists against Jacen's rebellion. When he (barely) wins, even his own closest subordinates expect him to break his word, but he keeps it.
Interstellar Weapon: The Galaxy Gun is mentioned a couple of times, but never used. However, toward the end Captain Picard's final strategy against the Borg is to use probe droid pods loaded with warheads.
Manipulative Bastard: Emperor Anakin Solo deliberately provokes the Romulans into destroying an Imperial space station containing millions of civilians, whom he'd carefully chosen to be part of every major group in the Star Wars galaxy, so that the Empire would get sympathy from every part of the galaxy. Then, he uses this as an excuse to invade the Romulans and the Federation, who were innocent (except for one collaborator). All of this is to provide an external enemy, to use as an excuse to maintain the Empire's tyranny.
Ramming Always Works: A memorable case when the Rebels are ambushed on their way to the wormhole. Out of the three Rebel ships, one has been destroyed, the other has all the systems offline—except for hyperdrive. Doesn't quite destroy the enemy ship, but creates enough havoc for the last ship to get through.
Superweapon Surprise: In the end, it turns out the Ring Station used to stabilize the wormhole can be used as a particle cannon.
"The Reason You Suck" Speech: Commander Chang gets a little bit annoyed when the Vulcan ambassador Marek calls Captain Picard an "Imperial puppet".
"He is a Federation officer!" Chang exploded. He looked at the ambassador with contempt plainly evident on his face. "Worthless politician ... you don’t wear the uniform," he snarled, "so you don’t know what it means. You don’t know what it means to risk your life in defense of your world. But I know what it means, and so does Picard. He never had a choice!"
"We always have a choice, Commander."
"Yes, we do, don’t we? Picard chose to accept Kanos’ offer because the alternative was to watch Imperial troops turn Earth into a smoking wasteland. But what about you? Your government signed a non−aggression pact with the Empire without even engaging them in battle! You got on your knees and begged for mercy, so you wouldn’t have to sacrifice any of your oh−so precious and oh−so superior Vulcan soldiers. While the rest of us were fighting and dying, you chose to cower in your homes. And now you condemn Picard for what he did? People who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones, Marek."
Twist Ending: Some of the characters wonder why humans exist in both the Star Wars galaxy and the Star Trek galaxy. They speculate that Earth (in Star Trek) was colonised by people from the Star Wars galaxy. But at the end of the story, the crew of the starship Tanaka go through the disintegrating, destabilised wormhole. The last words of the book are when Q says:
"Let’s just say they ended up in a time long ago. In a galaxy far, far away. On an uninhabited planet that will someday be known ... as Coruscant."
Ungrateful Bastard: The Rebel Captain Ruk's perception of the Federation. He enters the Star Trek galaxy at great cost (losing one of his few remaining ships), trying to alert them to the threat of the Empire. They try to steal his ship for (from his perspective) no good reason. As a result, he throws them to the Borg.