USS BLACKWELL – In the wake of the retirement of Rear Admiral Renos and Captain Zaekia, the crew of the Andaris Task Force is united through a team building exercise with unexpected outcomes.
USS BLACKWELL — The USS Blackwell starts a crew-bonding exercise after a change in command staff.
BURELLION – Information obtained by members of the Andaris Task Force presents a link between Taventa Robotics and the Consortium, pointing to hostile collusion that puts Starfleet ships and personnel at risk.
USS BLACKWELL – Federation sources confirm that the Olympic-class USS Blackwell (NCC-58999) has experienced an incursion of viruses, both biological and technical, while while on routine operation near the Burellion system
A malicious technical malfunction resulted in a loss navigational control. After heroic efforts to stop the virus, a last-ditch effort to undermine the virus by delivering a shock-pulse to the ship using the deflector dish resulted in severe damage to to the vessel that resulted in the ejection of the warp core.
In the midst of the chaos, telepathic crew members began experiencing unexplained thought projections and invasive memory exchanges, with Capt. Zaekia – a Kalean telepath – was forced to remove himself from command and temporarily place the ship in the first officer’s hands. Doctors and counselors came together and determined that a malignant virus was the culprit, and they are currently working to heal those affected.
RAdml. Renos, the Andaris Task Force’s highest ranking officer, was engaged in diplomatic meetings with Consortium founder, Dr. Richardson, and was called back to the Blackwell to help with the present situation. With the extent of damage to the Blackwell quite severe and few Federation resources nearby to assist, the Renos was forced to contract with the Consortium to help rebuild the ship.
“I’m sure glad that Commander Brell is not here to see this. I hope he’s doing well on his new ship,” remarked CW3 Saul, an engineering technician while assessing the wreckage of engineering.
Written by Merrick R’ven
USS ATLANTIS – Robotic hacking device discovered attempting to steal sensitive data during routine diagnostics.
After detecting a systems-related security breach, the investigating team aboard the USS Atlantis, NCC-74682, found not a person but a robot hidden inside a container that was leaching data directly from the Atlantis’ data grid. As the four men approached the robot, an explosion of sound and movement followed by an avalanche of falling cargo containers. LtCmdr Shayne, LtJG Jarred Thoran and Ensign Vito Jiace were unharmed, however Ensign Oswald’s leg was pinned underneath a fallen container and in the confusion, the robot fled.
Shayne ordered Thoran to pursue the robot, while he and Jiace stayed to assist Oswald. As Oswald fell into delirium Shane called for a medic. Once medics arrived on the scene, and the hazard was removed, a second robot emerged from the shadows, violently attaching itself to a medic. Shayne managed to pull the robot off, but too attempted to flee the scene. In the struggle that followed, Shayne was able to shott and disable the robot, which was then suspended in the ship’s transporter buffer and held there in stasis.
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.
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
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.
DEBIN VII — While assisting a plague-stricken mining colony, the Andaris Task Force has encountered a host of challenges.
Captain Akinor Zaekia and the USS Blackwell were assigned to Debin VII, a small mining outpost under a quarantine by the Freeworlds Navy due to an outbreak of an unknown plague. Attempts to break orbit by miners who claim to be unaffected by the plague and efforts to mine illegally were slowing efforts to find a cure. Meanwhile, the Navy was preparing to destroy the planetoid to contain the outbreak. The Freeworlds Navy ship was not responding to hails and its orbit was beginning to decay spelling certain doom for the colony below.
On the surface of Debin VII, Shayne and Ensign Anath G’Renn entered the mine where the infection was first reported and began looking for any source of answers regarding the plague. They found some remains and curiously, several beetles living in the walls of the mine. In the Starfleet research tent, LtCmdr Merrick R’Ven and Dr Graeme Cook were working on answering the important questions about the plague and its spread, discovering reports of a patient who had been frozen.
“I have a patient here who has contracted said disease and seems to have come off worse, with stronger, more violent reactions than others,” said Dr. Cook upon uncovering the records.
On the Caraadian Navy vessel, the team led by Cmdr Kael Thomas moved past several obstacles to gain access to Engineering, while the team heading to the Bridge faced different barriers. Both quickly discovered the plague had indeed spread to the ship and was the primary reason it was falling from the sky.
Elsewhere, on Deep Space 26 the mutilated body of a prominent Caraadian diplomat was found. Rear Admiral Renos assigned Fleet Captain Kali Nicholotti, Ensign Sorel Kaidun, Lieutenant Isabel Pond, Lieutenant JG Jora Kalis along with FNS reporter Kendra Eberhart to investigate. With the victim violently murdered, the guards having seen nothing, and sensors unable to show how someone went in and out of the crime scene undetected, Nicholotti and her team had quite the mystery on their hands.
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.