LANGOSTA NEBULA — After receiving reports of unexplained sensor readings near the Langosta Nebula, the crew of the USS Chin’toka (NCC-97187) investigate only to have an unexpected encounter with Al-Leyans.
“I was never so surprised as when I heard the Al-Leyan Captain introduce himself as the father of our Second Officer,” said Ensign Patrick Callahan, who had been sitting at the helm when the encounter occurred. Several weeks earlier, the USS Diligent detected what they determined was unusual activity near the Langosta Nebula. Early readings showed the possible presence of Klingons in the area, so Starfleet asked the crew of the USS Chin’toka to investigate.
During their trip to the nebula, the crew studied the long-range scans they received from the nebula and determined that it possessed some rather unusual properties that could prove a risk to vessels travelling inside it. However, the crew determined that the properties of reskari, a rare metal alloy, could protect a small craft long enough to provide a small window of opportunity for exploration. Work immediately began afterwards to prepare a shuttle for the trip, while the Chin’toka ran a series of battle simulations to hone the already fine edge of the tactical department.
After approximately six weeks of travel, the crew arrived at the nebula and immediately set about collecting data regarding the area. The shuttle Saban, coated with a fresh layer of reskari primer, launched under the command of LtCmdr. Lael Rosek-Skyfire, followed immediately by a class 8 probe, which was also protected from the nebula’s radiation.
Shortly after the shuttle entered the nebula, the bridge crew of the Chin’toka detected several cloaked vessels. The lead vessel decloaked, and the crew saw that while the vessel closely resembled a Klingon warship, it was, in fact, Al-Leyan in design.
They contacted the Al-Leyan vessel, identified at the AMS Kuraga under the command of Captain Ket Raga, father of the Chin’toka’s second officer, LtCmdr. Toryn Raga. T. Raga was with the Saban crew, and so could not greet his father. However, Capt. Mei’konda Delano and First Officer Cmdr. Jaelyne Isa greeted Capt. Raga. After a brief exchange of dialogue, the Kuraga resumed their mission, while the Chin’toka resumed their observation of the nebula.
Inside the nebula, the crew of the Saban detected a second group of cloaked Al-Leyan vessels and Rosek-Skyfire and Raga attempted to contact them telepathically. We believe the contact was successful, but the results have yet to be reported and we will keep you up to date as we learn more about this second group of Al-Leyans.
More concerning, however, were the reports that the Al-Leyan fleet under command of Capt. Raga began firing into the nebula. Their reasons for this are as yet unclear, but it is presumed that the Al-Leyans are conducting war drills, with one fleet being the enemy while the other is in pursuit.
Whether this is the case has yet to be determined and we will keep you apprised of any additional details as we learn them.
Written by Jaelyne Isa