The U.S.S. Lakota (NCC-42768) was crucial to Admiral Leyton’s coup attempt in 2372. During the period of martial law, Leyton promoted his adjutant Erika Benteen to Captain and assigned her to the Lakota. The ship coordinated all Starfleet Security forces on Earth, and was upgraded with improved phasers and quantum torpedoes. Benteen had a crisis of conscience when ordered to destroy the Defiant. The coup attempt failed, marring the reputation of the Lakota.
This would be a good PC ship if your campaign is focusing on themes of redemption, if the crew of the Lakota remained aboard after the crisis. It would also be a good ship if Erika Benteen is used in your campaign. I present here two versions: one before the upgrade, and one after.
I include here versions created through the official Modiphius app.
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