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The story must revolve around characters in STAR TREK: ENTERPRISE. Our main focus is the pairing of Tucker and T’Pol. Stories with other ship-elements are allowed but keep TnT the main focus to be posted in the main part of the site. Trip-centered non-ship fics will go into Main Engineering; Archer-T’Pol friendship fics go with Soval fics, Vulcan fics, and T’Pol-centered non-ship fics into “Library at P’Jem.” Poetry has its own area. A General Enterprise category is currently under construction.
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