AFEHIRR SECTOR — After a brief stop at Erscyne Station, the USS Excalibur-A entered a race against the clock as devastating energy waves head towards Mercadia III.
The USS Excalibur-A arrived at the mysterious Erscyne Station after being relaunched from Starbase 118 to an uncharacteristically warm welcome. Rumor has it the notoriously xenophobic Erscyne Trade Alliance granted them passage through the Afehirr sector as a favor to Fleet Captain Kalianna Nicholotti, who made the ultimate sacrifice to protect their station last year. After receiving the all clear, the Excalibur proceeded at all possible speed to Mercadia III as the crew made preparations to save the planet and halt the anomalies’ terrifying effects.
Science officer Lt. JG Aurora James’s preliminary research indicates the anomaly may be a result of experimental transwarp research at Prometheus Station. As the science department was hard at work, a late addition to the ship’s crew offered a welcome distraction. Zogi, the Ferengi bartender, rushed to settle into the Excalibur’s “Round Table” lounge, offering the strained crew a place to unwind.
Meanwhile, a quiet but heated confrontation between Major Irina Pavlova and Lieutenant Collim Kieran became the subject of gossip among the junior officers, eventually reaching the ears of the Excalibur’s first officer, Lt. Commander Tyler Kelly. After a meeting with both officers in his office, reports say the issue has been resolved.
The mystery only deepened when the Excalibur arrived at the pre-warp planet of Mercadia III, where they discovered four satellites with offensive capabilities that far exceeded the Mercadians’ tech-level.
“What worries me are the four orbital satellites with simple radio transmitters but what appear to be large optical laser arrays,” said Major Pavlova when she made the foreboding discovery.
The crew soon realized the satellites were in constant communication with a strange facility located in the capital city of Heralokk. As Fleet Captain Nicholotti and the Excalibur remained in orbit focused on stopping the dangerous radiation waves, Lt. Commander Kelly and his away team beamed down to the surface in hopes of solving the mystery of the anachronistic satellites.