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Civilian starliner damaged by animal waste

TRINITY SECTOR – The starliner Meridia was playing host to a murder mystery themed event when targ urine found its way into the vessel’s propulsion system – effecting a complete shutdown.

Captain Elana Doreln, Meridia’s captain, petitioned Starbase 118 for assistance. Following a rescue effort, the vessel is now docked. It is not known at this time how a targ was introduced to an area of the ship usually off limits to unauthorised crew.

“Yes I can confirm that a repair crew has been assigned to… ‘degunk’ the Meridia,” said Starfleet press liaison Lieutenant Annnabeth Hooper, “It has been a quiet week and we were only happy to render assistance. Captain Doreln has expressed her heartfelt gratitude and invited Captain Taybrim and the Operations Tower’s senior staff to a formal dinner this evening.”

The Meridia has been coined by several FNS travel writers as “a playground for those with far too much latinum” and has a waiting list of prospective guests of two years. The vessel is especially unusual for it’s heavy use of holography, utilising the technology to quickly change interior design specifications to match the themed cruises as well create ‘murder victims’ and to bolster the vessel’s already large hospitality staff. It has come under fire from advocates for hologram rights on a number of occasions, although Dr. Isabellzia Zantos, the owner of the Meridia, has refuted any such involvement of these activists on this occasion.

Written by Chalan Fuliar


Antor II Colony secures from evacuation alerts

ANTOR II – Following a period of intense emergency activity, the USS Veritas has departed the Antor II colony, which is no longer issuing evacuation alerts.

Following a period of emergency repairs and medical intervention across the Antor II Federation colony, the colony’s leader, Governor Carolyn Blackhurst, has announced that their environmental domes are safe and that groundquakes have ceased, in part due to very hard work by the colony’s residents, and intervention by the Federation Starship USS Veritas, NCC-95035, led by Captain Roshanara Rahman.

It has been confirmed both through independent investigation and by the man himself that the Klingon Jilor, leader of a pirate fleet in the Shoals, was responsible for the attacks.


Gorkon shore leave results in confrontation with San Francisco police

SAN FRANCISCO, EARTH – The crew of the USS Gorkon celebrate their ship’s anniversary with a lavish party at the Palace Hotel.

Having returned to Earth for repairs and to celebrate its two-year anniversary, the crew of the USS Gorkon have been enjoying their shore leave. While several of the operations, engineering and science staffs bonded over drinks at the Foo Bar in downtown San Francisco, other crew enjoyed on a penguin observation expedition in Antarctica or stayed aboard to get to know new members. Meanwhile, a formal dinner ceremony was prepared to mark the end of leave, and is planned to include an awards ceremony to recognise the achievements of the crew on recent missions.

At the Foo Bar, the Gorkon crew were sharing drinks when Commander Alucard Vess came crashing through a window after an orbital skydive training exercise with a marine contingent went awry. From there things escalated quickly. Third year cadet George Lennon, at the bar to celebrate the birthday of a friend, reports he heard “a huge crash, like a massive mirror breaking” and saw “this big guy [Vess] in a space jumpsuit carrying another guy”, later confirmed to be Marine Private Wilson Jenkins.


USS Blackwell encounters a minefield in the Par’tha Expanse

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


Missing away team found alive as search and rescue under way

LERON III – The USS Constitution continued its relief efforts as a team was sent to find missing Starfleet crew members in a sacred off-limits area

The USS Constitution still rests in orbit of Leron III to give the overpopulated inhabitants, a shapeshifting species called the Hinji, much-needed relief at one of their last displacements camps in Tirthal. To do so, Starfleet organized deliveries of replicators, water purifiers, and medical assistance. A team built around the Chief of Operations Lieutenant Prudence Blackwell worked tirelessly to give the Hinji their first taste of Starfleet assistance. During a feast arranged at the evening of their arrival, many Hinji tasted food that wasn’t rations for the first time in many years.

Yet not everyone in the jam-packed camp was happy about the efforts. A chemical fire interrupted the celebrations, though it did not cause any casualties. All that is known at this point is that the attack didn’t target people but rather Starfleet’s replicators. Lieutenant Commander Atan T’Seva, Acting Chief of Security of the Constitution, is leading the investigations at this moment to find the culprit and ensure safety for the camp and the equipment.


Terrorists destroy Dryary outpost

RAYTAS SECTOR – A campaign against the Dryary Confederation led by the terrorist organization calling itself the “Natural Order” escalated to a new level of violence as the extremists took control of a Dryary facility and initiated its self-destruction.


StarBase 118 crew liberates 750 from Orion mining operation

DOMINICUS IV — While searching for kidnapped Starfleet officers, the Starbase 118 crew uncovered an Orion Syndicate mining operation and liberated 750 being held against their will.

The crew of StarBase 118 were investigating the disappearance of a Starfleet away team when they uncovered a mining operation on Dominicus IV where forced labor was being employed by the Orion Syndicate to mine dilithium. In response, Starbase 118 launched the USS Columbia to retrieve the missing officers and liberate those being held captive.

Commander Theo Whittaker led a covert away team into the mines to locate the missing Starfleet officers. The away team was quickly able to ascertain the strength of the Syndicate guard force and the number of people being held against their will in the compound. Unfortunately, a short firefight between the away team and the guards alerted mine owner Omari Damarkus of a Starfleet presence. Damarkus retaliated by holding a number of people hostage and threatening to kill them if Starfleet did not immediately leave. After some quick thinking by the away team, and a bit of improvisation, Whittaker and his officers were able to lower the mine’s defensive shields to allow full contact with the Columbia.


Gorkon celebrates 2-year anniversary back home

SAN FRANCISCO FLEET YARDS – The USS Gorkon returned to its launching point, Earth, to celebrate its second anniversary.

After a mission to Leutra IV, a class M world “that should not exist” orbiting a magnetar star which saw the crew stranded and the ship severely damaged after a cold restart, the Gorkon has returned home for much-needed shore leave and repairs.

On the way back to Earth Fleet Captain Reynolds headed a hearing involving an incident involving Chief Science Officer and Second Officer Lieutenant Commander Ayiana Sevo and a Ranger, Ensign Grace Freeman. Though the hearing, its testimony, and outcome were classified sources say it involved a fight between Sevo and Freeman. Sources further detail that Sevo was stripped of her second officer duties and she and the ranger will be sharing quarters and assist Chief Engineer Cory Stoyer in engineering duties for an unspecified amount of time. Furthermore, Fleet Captain Reynolds has ordered the 451st Ranger to be permanently transferred aboard the Gorkon, under her direct command.


Terrorist attack strikes Colonial Coalition capital

ANTOR II – A bomb was detonated on Antor II’s busy Grand Boulevard city center in New Macau, with casualties feared to be in the thousands.

“Today, it’s my sad duty to report that the citizens of Antor have been targeted by a vicious and deadly terrorist attack. The victims, which we believe to number in the thousands, are our parents, siblings, children, friends, and neighbors,” said Antor II Governor Carolyn Blackhurst in an address to her citizens. “The aftermath of this attack is ongoing, and while we are doing everything we can to keep the damage under control, I must ask that everyone who is able to seek shelter in the nearest emergency shelter facility until we are certain that it is safe to return to our daily lives. At this time, the one thing I can promise is that every effort will be made to ensure that those responsible for this crime will be sought out and brought to justice, and that we are using every resource at our disposal to minimize the loss of life and property caused by this attack.”


USS Blackwell returns after successful aide mission

DEEP SPACE 26 — Fresh from their latest humanitarian mission, the crew of the USS Blackwell joined the other ships of the Andaris Task Force in an extended shore leave on Deep Space 26.

After stabilizing the Caraadian ship and finding the cure for the plague ravishing Debin VII, the crew of the USS Blackwell had a good deal of work ahead of them. Science and engineering crews continued for three weeks to decontaminate the ship and help with repairs. Meanwhile, Blackwell’s medical teams administered the cure to the mining outpost populous and toiled to repair the damage caused to their disease ravaged bodies before the job was finally done.


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