|The Ancient Enemy
Author: Master Dion PM
After the fall of the System Lords, peace reigns in the galaxy. But the fragile peace is threatened by an ancient evil. This story takes place after Season 8, and is rather large. It is seperated into five parts. Enjoy...Rated: Fiction T - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 25 - Words: 30,768 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 03-28-08 - Published: 08-05-07 - id: 3705125
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Cheyenne Mountain, Colorado
Brigadier General Jack O'Neill was sitting in his office, with his chin resting on his hands. He was bored and had nothing to do. Ever since the Go'ald had been destroyed, the SGC had been pretty quiet. Teal'c had left to become a member of the Jaffa Council with Bratak, and Jackson and Carter had both found pet projects to occupy themselves. O'Neill, had nothing.
"This sucks," he said to himself. He was just getting up to go badger Walther, when his voice came over the intercom.
"Unscheduled off-world activation!" said Walther. Hoping that something exciting was happening, O'Neill left his office.
"Who is it?" asked O'Neill, looking at the bluish glow of the closed Stargate.
"We don't know yet, sir," responded Walther efficiently. "Receiving the IGC now. It's Teal'c."
"Open the Iris," O'Neill said as he briskly walked away.
The Iris opened with a metallic whoosh, and O'Neill walked into the Gate Room just as Teal'c and Bratak walked through the gate and down the ramp.
"Teal'c old buddy!" O'Neill said smiling, grasping Teal'cs' forearm. "How you been?"
Teal'c returned the gesture and bowed his head slightly. "I am well, O'Neill."
O'Neill let go of Teal'c and turned to Bratak. "Bratak, you old dog. 138 is it now?"
"140, O'Neill." Bratak said. "But who is counting?"
"Right," O'Neill said disappointedly. "So," he said, clasping his hands together. "To what pleasure do I owe your visit?"
"There is a situation that requires immediate attention." Bratak said urgently.
O'Neill raised his hand to the door, and the three walked out of the Gate Room.
"And Trusians want to trade us what, exactly?" asked Dr. Daniel Jackson as they walked up the stairs to the Conference Room.
"The Trusian government has recently discovered new mineral deposits beneath their depleted Naquadria mines," answered Lt. Colonel Samantha Carter. "For all purposes it seems that they found just another pocket of Naquadria, but if the data they sent me is correct, they may have stumbled upon a Naquadria isotope, more stable than any sample we've ever used. This just may give us the ability to produce and power our own hyperspace engines and shields without having to use crystals."
They reached the top of the stairs, and discovered that Teal'c, Bratak, and O'Neill are already seated.
"Daniel Jackson," Teal'c said nodding his head. "Samantha Carter."
Teal'c. Bratak," Jackson responded surprised at their presence. "Jack, I didn't know that Teal'c and Bratak were coming on the mission too?"
"They're not," O'Neill stated. "However, something came up in Jaffa-land, and they dropped by to share." He motioned with his hand to Bratak.
"There is a problem that concerns both the Jaffa and the Tari," Bratak announced. Jackson and Carter sat down at the table.
"As you may know, the Jaffa Council has recently created an archeological team to learn more about the history of our people and that of the Go'ald," said Bratak. "We recently sent a team to what you call (P4x79?), the homeworld of the Go'ald. We thought we may discover a part of our heritage by researching the past of the false gods."
"I take it something went wrong?" O'Neill asked.
"The researchers failed to contact us at the designated time," Bratak said. "The Council sent a team of some of our best warriors to find out what happened to them."
"We have not heard from them in some time," Teal'c said.
"Well, did you try to contact SG-20? They were supposed to be working with your team," stated Carter.
"We attempted to contact them, but they did not respond either," said Teal'c. "The
Council is afraid that our teams were attacked and require assistance."
"Did you try to send another team in?" asked Jackson.
"No. I'm afraid travel through the Stargate is not possible," Bratak stated. "We attempted to 'dial' the planet, but the gate will not engage. Therefore we will have to go back to De'kara and take a transport to the planet."
"Alright, then. Daniel, Sam, it seems your little holiday cruise to P5x34 has been postponed," said O'Neill.
"But sir," Carter argued. "We need this Naquadria, and…"
"Carter," O'Neill said, his finger pointed at her. "I don't want to hear it. SG-13 is quite capable of negotiating with the Trusians. I want you and Jackson to saddle up and be ready to head out with Teal'c and Bratak in ten minutes. And take SG-7 with you. Dismissed."