PAR’THA EXPANSE – The surprised crew of the medical ship Blackwell were thrown off their feet by a cloaked minefield that damaged the ship’s port nacelle and scattered high concentrations of veteron particles.
The Blackwell was cut off with other fleet ships after a second set of explosions from impacting the minefield. Minor injuries were reported across the ship, and the crew has reported they are working to repair the damage, at full stop.
Leading up to these events, the Blackwell was making slow progress to the planet Arndall at the behest of House Tadere to give medical assistance to wounded Valcarian soldiers coming off the front line. At the lower warp speeds required in the Expanse, the journey was due to take over two months, giving the crew ample time to prepare before they were waylaid by the minefield.
Other ships in the Andaris Task Force have also encountered a number of dangers in the Par’tha Expanse, starting with a recent shoreleave, during which an area native attempted to assassinate a Starfleet crew member on Deep Space 26. The boy was subdued and held for for questioning, pending possible extradition. The investigation into the motive for this attack is ongoing.
After shoreleave, the Atlantis, another ship in the Andaris Task Force, continued work on recent damage to the ship’s computer systems. They brought the ship to operational capacity and welcomed a new commanding officer, Capt. S’Ranna, and a new First Officer, LtCmdr. Udro Nepra.
The Atlantis was then dispatched to Aelann, one of the most prominent trading hubs in the Freeworlds where they would lead negotiations Taventa Robotics who were have hopes to begin a trade partnership with the Federation.
“This could, potentially signal the end of high risk away teams,” Capt S’Ranna remarked in regard to the autonomous robots, exciting prospect considering the danger that many away teams encounter, and surely a comfort to families at home.
Written by Brell