STARBASE 118 — The SS Vytak docked at StarBase 118 after sustaining heavy damage in a firefight.
Just days after fending off a terrorist attack, StarBase 118 becomes a safe haven for the wounded passengers and crew of the SS Vytak, a civilian transport ship. Attacked by unknown pirates, the Vytak limped to dock at StarBase 118, requesting aid. When questioned about the event the Vytak’s captain presented a confusing story, affirming that the Vytak was carrying only passengers and no valuable cargo.
While starbase security checked in the passengers, medical officers noticed a large amount of passengers complaining about headaches and dizziness. This worst case was the captain of the Vytak herself who collapsed and was rushed to sickbay. As the passengers were released, several crewmembers also complained of mysterious headaches and short periods of mental ‘blackout.’
This mental affliction was especially problematic during the interrogation of the Romulan terrorist belonging to the group responsible for the attack on StarBase 118. Several officers experienced a mental blackout, and the Betazoid officers experienced intense pain and migraines. This incident left the prisoner confused and unable to testify.
“I don’t know what it was,” said Ensign Isha Sayvek of Starfleet Security. “I was doing my duty, checking civilian credentials, and then I don’t remember anything. The next thing I knew, I was standing in the detention area with the chief looking at me like I had grown three heads!”
Security and medical personnel are searching for answers as Ops delves into the passenger history of the Vytak. Meanwhile a science team led by Lt. Richard Matthews investigates the freak ion storm that preceded the terrorist attacks. Matthews and his team believe the ion storm may have been artificially created. As they depart to track the storm’s trajectory back to its source, scanners show an unidentified ship is headed towards the station, which may bring answers or even further danger.