Kirk, Uhura and Chekov find themselves suddenly transported light years across the galaxy to the planet Triskelion. There, they are trained as thralls, slaves who engage in gladiatorial combat for the pleasure of the Providers, three faceless beings who amuse themselves by wagering on the outcomes. Outfitted with collars that inflict pain for disobedience, the thralls are submissive and pliant. Kirk eventually challenges the Providers to a wager that will either result in freedom for all or a lifetime of slavery. Written by
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You... You have been selected for me?
No. I am only your drill thrall. I have brought you nourishment.
[sits down next to him
It is a nice name: Chee-koof.
Heh, heh. Chekov.
Chee... koof? It is a very nice name.