The crew of the USS Apollo, NCC-71669A, which had remained on the ship worked on finding a solution to either deactivate or circumvent a transporter jamming signal coming from within the diplomatic district on Pertainia Prime, preventing them from evacuating the Federation Embassy.
While RAdml. Andrus Jaxx, residing on the Apollo, was updated by the First Officer LtCmdr. Akeelah D’Sena on the riots happening on Pertainia Prime, the conversation with the away team was cut short, when shots were fired from orbital platforms, hitting the Federation Embassy on the planet and cutting off any means of communications.
The away team around D’Sena had to improvise, and began their way to the tower housing the jamming device to find a way of deactivation in hopes to establish communications and ability to beam. Jaxx decided to sends another away team, under lead of Capt. William Rogers, down to the planet to find the first team and evacuate the Ambassador. When Jaxx planned to beam to the surface as well, Chief Engineer LtCmdr. Luna Walker insisted upon him not leaving, even threatening to prevent his leaving by taking matters into her own hand. Walker was put under house arrest in her quarters, and Jaxx left to meet with the President of Pertainia Prime. Command of the Apollo went temporarily to Counselor Lt. Rune Jolara.
The away team under Rogers split into teams. One to scout the perimeter, trying to find a way to locate D’Sena and her team, another to give medical assistance to those that had been injured by the weapon from the platform and one more to find a way to transport anyone away, who could not leave on their own.
Meanwhile the first away team reached the tower, but once inside they found the jamming signal surrounded by wires and cables forming an anti-tampering device, protected by a motion activated disrupter array, which they are now attempting to circumvent or turn off, to be able to reach the jamming device for deactivation. At the same time the remaining crew of the Apollo is continuously working on attempting the same jammer deactivation from orbit.