First Officer's log, supplemental: Much has happened since my last entry, but I will try to describe as much as I can recollect. On the planet our away team encountered a small group of humanoid led by a junior officer named Tresk. Tresk explained that their people, the Akeeni, numbered 10 million and lived on this planet. They Akeeni were a very isolationistic and conservative people, who shunned the contact with other species, but they had sent a distress signal because their sun had begun to expand, and they had been unable to stop it. They did have knowledge of Warp capability and similar technology, but didn't use it because it would violate their self-imposed isolationism. The back-lash against the Victory had been an unforseen side-effect of their attempts to respond. Tresk seemed sincere, so I concluded that the Akeeni were not hostile, and fortunately Tresk seemed to have reached the same conclusion about us, because he offered to take our away team to the Akeeni leader - naturally I agreed. Before we got there, though, we met Jabal, the military commander of the Akeeni and a very suspicious person. He claimed that we had probably come to invade the Akeeni and demanded that we be put under arrest immediately. Before that could happen, though, the leader of the Akeeni himself appeared and stated that we were welcome because we had been invited by the distress signal. I took this opportunity to ask what the problem was with the sun, and the Akeeni explained that their scientists could not explain what was happening. I suggested that the away team could look at their readings, but Jabal objected claiming that we would use such information against the Akeeni, or that we were spies trying to use the situation to examine secret Akeeni installations and scan them with our equipment. I agreed to give all our equipment except for Moseley's Tricorder (which they would need to determine the course of what was happening) and my own Com-Badge, which we would need to stay in contact with the Victory. Unknown to me at the time, though, it seems that Moseley had concealed and so kept his own Com-Badge. The Akeeni leader agreed that this was fair and allowed us to proceed despite Jabal's continued objections, and we all entered several structures leaving Tresk behind to deal with his duties. From the talks with the Akeeni leader it became apparent that the Akeeni had a large deposit of Dilithium Crystals on their planet, and I suggested that they could use these to trade with other people - it was an extremely valuable commodity for most races, except for the Akeeni themselves who were not interested in stellar travel. Yet Jabal objected to this too - the Akeeni wanted to be left alone, not deal with traders and potential invaders trying to obtain their resources.
Meanwhile contact had been established with the Victory, but it didn't last long - the huge Dominion Battleship fired at the ship badly damaging the Victory, but the ship eventually managed to evade its weapons. Now, however, the Dominion ship came close to the sun's corona and beamed several Jem'Hadar soldiers and their Vorta to the surface of the Akeeni planet. The Vorta tried to convince the Akeeni leader to enter an alliance with the Dominion, and in exchange the Dominion would help the Akeeni with their problem with the sun. I argued, however, that there was no point for the Akeeni to do so - the Federation would help them even if they did not want outside contact. Jabal objected to all suggestions, but the Akeeni leader listened to the discussion with interest. The Vorta said that the Federation was far away in the Alpha Quadrant and would only help the Akeeni in order to secure a people on their side in the Gamma Quadrant - the Dominion was already here and would help their neighbours. I responded to this by commenting on what the Dominion considered good neighbours to be. The Vorta replied that the Dominion had not started the recent war - the Federation had. I then asked why the U.S.S. Odyssey had then been destroyed by Jem'Hadar fighters when it was only trying to rescue the captured Benjamin Sisko and his son. When the Vorta replied that it had been an unfortunate misunderstanding I continued to ask about other Starships that had mysteriously vanished in the Gamma Quadrant as well, such as the Proxima, the Maryland, and the Sarajevo - I asked if had they been the victims of 'unfortunate accidents' as well? And how about the Bajoran settlers in the Gamma Quadrant that the Jem'Hadar had killed and then boasted about to Kira Nerys? This made the Vorta abandon this subject and instead claim that I was just Starfleet officer uttering self-serving arguments. The Akeeni leader said that this was probably true for both sides, and I admitted that that was essentially true - of course we would prefer the Akeeni to open talks with the Federation, perhaps even make a trade agreement at some point, but he shouldn't hasten to a decision simply because the Dominion was closer - if the Dominion were really as friendly to the Akeeni as they claimed, then they would not try to force the issue, but give the Akeeni the time they needed to make a decision on their own.
I was relieved to hear The Akeeni leader agree with me, and he said that I was a wise man - the matter would be considered a bit further, but Jabal objected and said that he could not accept this and promptly used one of the phasers he had confiscated from us to kill the Akeeni leader and all other Akeeni in the room, and then revealed himself as a Changeling - one of the Dominion's Founders! He would frame us for the murder of the Akeeni leader and gave orders to throw us in the brig. As Jabal he was now the leader of the Akeeni and welcomed the Dominion to help them secure the Federation terrorists. As he did so, however, I was able to hide my Com-Badge and keep it with me.
Meanwhile the Victory had been in serious trouble as well - the already damaged propulsion systems had taken critical damage now, and the Warp Core was becoming unstable and about to explode. In the end the crew had to eject the Warp Core before it destroyed the ship, but this caused a new problem when the Dominion Battleship used its Tractor Beam to push the Victory further into the sun - without the Warp Core there was no way the Victory could ever hope to withstand the push of such a strong Tractor Beam, let alone escape the sun's corona!
On the planet, however, we were unaware of this, and were meanwhile planning our escape. We soon realized that the Akeeni planet was so rich in Dilithium that bits of it was even on the very walls of their prison cell. Moseley and I used bits of Dilithium with one of the Com-Badges to made a very crude explosive device, but it would still be difficult to overpower the two Jem'Hadar on duty. We received unexpected help from Tresk, however! Claiming to be a servant bringing food to the prisoners, Tresk attacked one Jem'Hadar and before the other could react, we exploded the cell door. The other Jem'Hadar fired his weapon and hit me - I was badly injured and lost consciousness... I can report the following only from what has been told to me. Moseley and Tresk were able to overcome the two Jem'Hadar, however, and tried to contact the Victory with the remaining Com-Badge.
Contact between the Victory and the away team was reestablished, but the Victory had very little power left - it needed a new power source immediately or it would burn up in the sun, so Moseley and Chief Engineer Monroe came up with a daring plan - they would take Dilithium from the Akeeni planet and place the remaining Com-Badge on it, then beam it directly into the Victory's core! Fortunately, the gamble worked. The Victory broke free and beamed the away team aboard as it left the sun's corona. I was brought to Sick-Bay where many casulties were fighting for their lives. Doctor Sedok was able to reawake me, but I am still badly injured. The Doctor has given me a Hypo-Spray that I can use to stablize my condition for ten minutes, but then I'll collapse again. As I rest in Sick-Bay, I'm making this log entry, but since I can perform my duties now, I'll go to the bridge, prepared to use my Hypo-Spray in case of an emergency, once I've finished this entry...