UNCHARTED SYSTEM, ALPHA ISLES – The USS Arrow, assigned to observe the shakedown cruise of the USS Ronin, stumbled upon an unexpected mystery involving strange radiation and an abandoned space station during a routine survey in a nearby uncharted system.
Following the celebrated launch of the USS Ronin, the USS Arrow embarked on its mission, which took a dramatic turn when the crew discovered chroniton radiation emanating from an ancient space station, diverging from their original task of surveying and reviewing the Ronin’s performance.
The situation escalated when an away team, after transmitting some artifacts back to the Arrow, lost contact as the station vanished, only to reappear seven minutes later. This event raised theories about time travel and its connection to the mysterious radiation.
“Temporal mechanics was not my thing in the Academy,” commented Ensign Jacky Wise from the Arrow’s science department. “Unraveling this mystery has only been made more difficult by the artifacts we managed to get before the station disappeared. I mean, when was the last time you heard of physical film in an imaging device?”
The crew retrieved cameras from the station, containing images that have been withheld from public disclosure to protect the privacy of those involved. Efforts are underway to understand and control the station’s intermittent appearances and disappearances through time.
Commander Ash MacKenna provided insights into the ongoing communication efforts with the away team. “It appears that they can leave objects behind,” MacKenna explained. “We were able to get a message from our first officer through a commbadge she left behind. This will help us unlock the method required to bring them back to the present.”
While time travel seems to be a component of this mystery, experts assure that the incident is isolated to the station and its immediate vicinity. Civilian concerns about potential timeline impacts have been addressed, with experts stating that the event should not affect broader timelines. The implications for the USS Arrow and the Alpha Isles are still being assessed, and further developments will be reported as they emerge.
Written by AJ Cregg