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USS Gorkon Stranded in Deadly Nebula

ROMAN EXPANSE, NEAR ROMULAN SPACE – After a catastrophic slipstream drive failure, the USS Gorkon has been stranded inside a deadly, unmappable nebula.

The quantum slipstream drive aboard the USS Gorkon, NCC-82293, suffered catastrophic failure on return toward the Tyrellian Sector. After a short, rough ride the ship was light years off course in an area known as the Roman Expanse, a notoriously dangerous nebula known to be nearly impossible to map, difficult to navigate, filled with plasma and electrokinetic storms, and electrodynamic turbulence.

Shortly after arrival, the Gorkon discovered a small graveyard of derelict, mostly Romulan, ships. Propulsion specialist Petty Officer Grixx Marcix said, “Those things are old. Some have been here for more than 200 years.”
The Gorkon has also been infiltrated by at least three intruders who apparently have the ability to shapeshift and do not appear on sensors, all of whom have set about sabotaging ship’s systems.


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.


Uncovered Tkon Empire facility beneath Hinji monastery reveals new history of the Hinji

LERON III – The true origin of the Hinji species was discovered by a Starfleet away team to be related to the extinct Tkon Empire.

After over a day of searching, the USS Constitution retrieved an away team, which had crashed in a shuttle on the surface on Leron III, as well as a rescue team sent after to find them. The following day after the crash brought surprising and new discoveries that could change the face of the Hinji culture forever.

After being found by a monk of the Order of the Sacred Daylight Monastery, the away team under the leadership of Lieutenant Solaris McLaren enjoyed the hospitality of the order. Much to McLaren’s surprise though, she was believed to be the returning Sunmother, the deity of this majorly spread Hinji Religion, and assurances to the contrary were ignored by most. When the ‘Sunmother’ and her followers were revealed to be Starfleet Officers, however, the away team was forced to find a way out of the monastery to avoid a mob of angry Hinji, and the team stumbled over a secret passage by accident.


USS Veritas continues efforts to aid Antor II

ANTOR IICoverage continues from last report on terrorist attacks on Antor II’s capital. Federation representatives are now cautiously optimistic that an evacuation will not be necessary as rescue efforts continue.

Reporters on site have now confirmed that this incident was directly linked to the “Declaration of War” from known terrorist Jilor and his organization. The attack utilized at least one tricobalt device. The USS Veritas, NCC-95035, remains on hand to provide medical and engineering assistance.

“We still haven’t heard if we’re completely safe from this Jilor character,” remarked Toshal Burr, a Bolian colonist who lives on Antor II whose home was severely damaged in an explosion. “But that Federation starship got my daughter back to me after fixin’ her up where she got hurt, and that’s good enough for now.”

The terrorist group lead by Jilor, a former member of the Klingon armed forces, has publicly claimed responsibility for the attacks and warned that the Colonial Coalition in the Shoals will continue to be targeted by further attacks.

Thus far, Starfleet contacts have refused to comment on the military capabilities of Jilor and his allies, whether or not they believe further attacks are incoming, or if this statement from the terrorist group is a falsification. However, they have released a statement indicating that they are optimistic that repairs to the colony will be successful and no evacuation will be necessary.

Written by Lieutenant Commander Mei’konda


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 rescued from minefield trap

PARTHA EXPANSE – A Taventa Robotics starship and the USS Atlantis have successfully rescued the USS Blackwell from a verteron particle-producing minefield.

En route to Arndall, the USS Blackwell was stopped by a deadly minefield, producing veteron particles that crippled sensors and made faster-than-light travel impossible. Contact with the deadly minefield left the USS Blackwell and its crew stranded and fighting for survival.

Initial contact with the field caused significant damage to the medical vessel, including multiple hull breaches, plasma and atmosphere venting, uncontrolled fires, and severe damage to both nacelles. Left without warp capability, sensors, and communications while running on emergency power, Blackwell was unable to call for help, or safely escape. Damage control procedures were immediately implemented throughout the ship.


Natural Order falls in the Gamma Quadrant

RAYTAS SECTOR – As news of the atrocities committed at Protocol Station Nine spread through the sector, the Natural Order stands divided against itself.

The terrorist organization calling itself the “Natural Order” has undergone a major schism, following the revelation of the crimes committed by their members during the destruction of Protocol Station Nine. According to preliminary reports, the culprits and their sympathizers have been banished and branded traitors by the remainder of Natural Order members, who have since re-joined the Confederacy with peace talks.

With their primary adversary seemingly defeated, the crew of the USS Athena, commanded by Captain Selene Faranfey, have been granted temporary access to the garden-planet Ramatusia by the Dryary Confederation Directorate, in recognition of their help in bringing down the Natural Order.

Captain Faranfey and Commander Alexander Bishop have taken the opportunity to host their wedding on this beautiful planet, where all signs of civilization are holo-camouflaged to preserve the splendor of the landscape. The reception took place at the Cliff Hotel Luxury Resort, and has so far included a traditional Antosian ceremony, cliff-diving from the hotel roof into the pool underneath, and an emotional singing duet by Lieutenant Commander Alexander Williams and Lieutenant Junior Grade Femi Cattan. Also of note, the ceremony was graced by the presence of Captain Jalana Rajel, attending via holoconference from her post onboard the USS Constitution-B. The festivities are scheduled to last until one of the newlyweds collapses from exhaustion, as per the Antosian custom.

“I am sure the wedding was beautiful,” newly-promoted Lieutenant Commander Julia Tiner said. “I got to see part of the reception, and the bride and groom looked a bit droopy.”

Writte by Lan Riel


Shakedown cruise makes detour to far-off lands and times

TYPHON EXPANSE — While taking the USS Thor on a shakedown cruise, the senior staff has suddenly found themselves split into several groups and experiencing impossible events in far off places.

The Embassy of Duronis II staff took the USS Thor on a shakedown cruise in the Typhon Expanse in what was expected to be a routine exercise. Apart from some minor glitches – such as an Emergency Medical Hologram activating when not needed, and some sensors needed extra alignment and other typical adjustments expected for a new ship – the Thor performed excellently. Satisfied with the performance of ship and crew, Admiral Toni Turner called for a break, and the crew broke into small groups for lunch. It was at this point the crew began to disappear.


Former Starbase 118 commanding officer reinstated

TRINITY SECTOR – Starfleet Command announced today that Captain Sal Taybrim has once again been appointed as station commander.

Following the recent fallout from an Orion Syndicate-funded attack on the Trojan-II class space station, Captain Storm Bomba had been appointed as Taybrim’s replacement, but Starfleet Command revealed that he had been removed as station commander, citing “unbecoming conduct for an officer in his position.”

“The security and safety of all Federation citizens in the Trinity Sector is of paramount importance to Starfleet Command and following several questionable command decisions that placed civilian lives in danger, Admiral Vivan Hauke, sector commander, felt it necessary to permanently remove Captain Bomba, from his position and reinstate Captain Sal Taybrim,” said Starfleet media relations officer Lieutenant Arabella Krisha in a press conference at Starfleet headquarters in San Fransisco. Lieutenant Krisha declined to comment further on reports coming from Starbase 118 that said Bomba was in fact forced to step down during a recent mission to Dominicus VI.


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


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