Casualties and significant damage feared when asteroids impact Denali Station

Casualties and significant damage feared when asteroids impact Denali Station

DENALI STATION — Attempts to divert asteroids and debris away from Denali station, led to believe this was not a natural disaster.

After their recent shore leave, the crew of Denali station eased themselves back to work. Marine Captain Gogigobo Fairhug ran some phaser reaccreditation classes, whilst Lieutenant Commander Dekas took a team to further investigate the ancient transport system that had caused all the trouble during their last mission. However, it was a discovery by the USS Eagle (NCC-74659) that shattered the relaxed atmosphere.

Temporarily under the command of Lieutenant Commander Falt, the Eagle had begun a routine survey mission of the Dialran system and surrounding area when Ensign Freck and Lieutenant Commander T’Lea detected a number of asteroids passing through a dust cloud. It was quickly determined those asteroids were on a collision course with Denali station and travelled too fast for the Eagle to intercept them all before impact. To make matters worse, they discovered the asteroids were highly unstable or radioactive.

After informing Fleet Captain Oddas of the danger and further analysis confirmed four of the asteroids on course to hit the station would cause an extinction level event, Oddas ordered the Eagle to intercept as many as possible, before instructing Fairhug to co-ordinate defending the station from the Marine Commander Centre. As the first asteroid screamed towards Denali with the Eagle in hot pursuit, Fairhug, Dekas, Ensign Alex Forsyth and Lieutenant JG Kettick realised they could use the shuttles available to them to deploy a makeshift deflector array above the station.

As they enacted this plan, the team on the Eagle attempted to deflect the asteroid they were chasing with a tractor beam, but could not alter its course sufficiently. With the asteroid now predicted to hit one of the giant platforms that give the ring its weather and day-night cycle instead, the crew switched their focus on minimizing the damage.

Ensign Freck recalibrated the tractor beams to make the asteroid spin, in the hope they could make it bounce off the platform like a bouncing bomb. Seconds later, the asteroid hit the platform, and whilst the majority of it bounced off back into space, it punched a large hole in the huge platform, raining debris onto the city below.

Fortunately, the team ringside had got the shuttle network in place and boosted by an extra runabout that Lieutenant Commander John Kendrick just arrived with, deployed the makeshift deflector array in time. The array successfully prevented a large amount of debris from hitting the station, but inevitably some got through, causing major damage to the city around the station.

With three more dangerous asteroids on a collision course, the Eagle – aided by Kendrick – was sent to intercept them, whilst rescue recovery began ringside. Counsellor Ashley Yael took charge of a team looking for survivors, whilst another group – including the newly arrived Doctor Sasus Raimor – dispatched to the platform to assess the damage and take any steps needed to stop it from losing orbit and crashing into the city below.

At the time of writing, the Eagle had just arrived at the second asteroid. Worryingly, Commander Ebiss Ton – Denali’s Intelligence Chief – had also just uncovered information that suggests there might be someone behind this seemingly natural disaster.

We will update this breaking news story as events unfold.

Written by Tomas Falt

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