SHOALS – While investigating the tetryon storm known as the Maelstrom, the USS Veritas discovered that natives of a pre-warp civilization have been spread across the Shoals.
As the Veritas crew continued to search for two of their lost members, Agent Evan Delano and Dr. Nikki Ryan, the two displaced crew members struggled to survive on this primitive M class planet, one which had developed life and technology roughly equivalent of that to 20th century Earth despite the intense radiation put out by the Maelstrom. While the planet’s life had adapted to this radiation, the two visitors from Veritas had not.
Commander Kelrod’s team, the specialized Search and Rescue team aboard the Veritas, launched a shuttle and cruised down toward the planet while the Veritas remained in orbit. They managed to locate the missing crew members. However, these crew members were not alone – the place that Delano and Ryan’s transporter beam had been diverted to was already inhabited by several of the planet’s natives, who had been fleeing an oppressive regime and had paid for passage aboard Kallo Ver’s ship with some of the planet’s rich Dilithium reserves.
Captain Rahman made the decision to beam both her missing crew as well as these natives aboard, reasoning that Ver had already interfered with the planet’s development, and that having these natives aboard and available to speak with would be the best way to track down Ver’s prior passengers and to help minimize the damage to the planet’s culture. Still, not all agree with the decision.
“The Prime Directive exists for a reason,” Alex Jacobs of the Proxima News Service was quoted as saying. “We can’t be picking up every stray life form that has it a little tough and piling them on our increasingly overcrowded colonies.”
The Veritas is now en route to Antor II, the capital of the Colonial Coalition in the Shoals, to continue her mission.
DANUBAE SYSTEM — Due to damage inflicted upon the USS Athena, NCC-97780, by the Agragons when it first arrived in the Gamma Quadrant, the ship has been given access to the Danubae station for repairs and is currently in negotiations with the Dryary Confederation for continued access.
HOCKTIN SYSTEM — Diplomatic efforts continue as the USS Za learns more about the new species they have encountered.
With excitement running high, the crew of the USS Za, NCC 65305, finds itself continuing its peaceful first contact mission with a new space-faring civilization from the planet Hocktin. Science Crewman 2nd Class Polarick Treslilik, who saw one of the Hocktins as they were roaming the decks to return to their ship the UHS Pathfinder, described them as “bears in space. How cool is that? And they even have fleas. Or something.”
EUTRA SYSTEM — The USS Gorkon is investigating the unexplored Leutra system, home to a powerful magnetar and an M-class planet that mysteriously survives in its orbit.
The crew of the Gorkon bade a fond farewell to the resort planet Risa as once again duty called, this time in the form of a mysterious power signature from an unexplored solar system.
LUXIS SYSTEM – Fighting with the Til’ahn First Militia continues as the Embassy deals with protesters, kidnappers, and other agitators.
The Embassy on Duronis II found itself with a small but growing and agitated crowd of protesters outside of its gates squared off against a small group of Marines. One protester interviewed was quoted as saying he was “tired of Starfleet and the Federation using their planet as a piece in their galactic games.”
STARBASE 118 — Starfleet Command confirms that Chennel, a wanted fugitive, was killed during an unsuccessful attempt to commandeer the Trojan-II class space station.
Chennel, who had outstanding arrest warrants in over a dozen star systems across the Alpha and Beta Quadrants, is believed to have boarded the station during a recent preventative evacuation as the station came into contact with a powerful neutronic storm. A spokesbeing for Starfleet Command refused to be drawn on the details of how the criminal managed to survive the storm, but sources speaking to the FNS on condition of anonymity claimed that salvaged advanced technology was responsible.
STARBASE 104 – With terse diplomatic talks fully completed and peace reigning at dock, the Constitution crew get some true rest and relaxation.
After the civil unrest ended on Starbase 104 and the Hinji and Linarans began an uneasy truce, the crew of the USS Constitution (NCC-9012-B) were finally able to use the station to their fullest extent to recuperate. Lt. Cmdr. Maxwell Traenor hosted a party for the senior officers, and once official recognitions of the crew by Capt. Jalana Rajel had concluded, the fun began in earnest. Musical entertainment was provided by Lt. Cmdr. Traenor, Cmdr. Saveron, and Lt Solaris McLaren, while the rest of the senior crew mingled and socialized.
DANUBAE SYSTEM — The USS Athena continues her mission in the Gamma Quadrant, presenting several logs to share.
STARBASE 104 — The crew of the USS Constitution successfully salvaged peace talks between the Hinji and the Linarans.
Mediation talks between the Hinji and Linarans of the Leron sector had broken down completely as deliberate food poisoning incapacitated many of those present at the talks, including Capt. Jalana Rajel and Cmdr. Sarah Mason of the USS Constitution, among others throughout the station. Complicating matters, a concurrent terrorist attack on Nightshade, the primary Linaran habitat of Starbase 104, sowed more chaos and confusion.
DEEP SPACE 26 — The crew of the Andrais Task Force are taking a well-deserved shore leave after helping the people of Kiros III
The crews of the Blackwell and Atlantis spent several weeks assisting in the relief effort on Kiros III. Once the crews had seen to needs of the people, investigation into the quakes and the unknown A’Kir device continued. The A’Kir were eventually cleared of wrongdoing and Kirosian Prime Minister Licas recognized the favor they’d been done by the A’Kir’s call for aid.