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Crew of USS Thor attacked by a new alien species, hitches a ride with another

TYPHON EXPANSE — The crew of the USS Thor was attached while checking out mysterious graviton pulses with weapons utilizing Typhon Anomalies themselves.

Starfleet Command ordered the USS Thor to investigate graviton pulses detected by telescope within the Typhon Expanse. While graviton pulses could be part of the normal properties of the expanse, the regularity and the magnitude of these pulses led Command to believe a personal investigation was warranted.

Dropping out of warp the Thor discovered a planet, seemingly in orbit of nothing and alone in space, but with an enormous pair of towers, or pylons in orbit each thirty kilometers tall. Before an investigation of the pylons and surrounding space could be effected the Thor came under attack. “Attention alien intruder. I claim your vessel on behalf of the Vouaht Crown by divine order. Prepare for your defeat in battle,” announced the attacker, later identified as Major Commander Cremia Pal.


USS Thor solves the riddle of Pirates, Risa, and San Francisco

THYPHON EXPANSECoverages continues from last month, when the shakedown cruise of the USS Thor encountered a dimension-splitting phenomenon that landed members of the crew in disparate locations and times.

As the crew of the Thor scrambled to determine why some were stranded in San Francisco, a Ba’ku Forrest, and a 19th-century pirate ship, the discovery of a temporal anomaly aboard the Pirate Ship Thor led to communication being established with the crew members stranded there.

Ingenious engineering from Ensign T’Kaara and others aboard our present-century Thor resulted in some of the crew being able to return home, while First Officer Oddas Aria’s discovery that their malfunctioning Emergency Medical Hologram was most probably the source of the issue allowed the situation to move toward resolution.

Reportedly, the malfunctioning EMH cried “The creature was about to eat you all!” when it was found hiding in an engineering closet. Further investigation determined that the EMH’s errant actions to save the crew from a non-existent threat coincided with the genesis of temporal anomalies from the Typhon Shield Device.

When power from non-essential systems were shunted to device, anomalies were drawn out of the ship, allowing the crew to regain control. Oddas was then able to power down the holodecks and ended their simulations and moving the EMH in cold storage, with a promise to him his recovery would be a top priority.

Amidst the commotion, Rear Admiral Toni Turner gave birth to twins (a boy and a girl). Ongoing medical tests have been ordered to ensure no long-term effects have been suffered by the telepathic members of the crew, especially the Vulcan and Betazoid members.

Written by Oddas Aria


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.


Starfleet staff at Duronis II Embassy welcomes the USS Thor

LOKESH, DURONIS II – The staff of Duronis II Embassy welcomed the USS Thor, a powerful new ship to the Luxis System.

The inhabitants of Duronis II, which welcomed various off-world embassies to their planet after first contact more than a decade ago, have been struggling with rising violence on their planet as factions vie over the best course forward for their species. The Federation has been an ally of the world government, and has helped defend it – using Starfleet technology – from Starfleet incursions.

The USS Thunder-A had been on duty until recently, when it was replaced by the Vesta-class USS Thor as the lead ship in the area task force. Unlike its predecessor, this new ship is better equipped for a research, exploration, and “search and rescue” mission that’s uniquely suited to the goals of the Federation in and around the Luxis System, home to Duronis II and the Federation embassy.

Government officials of Duronis II have welcomed this new Starfleet ship. “Starfleet will still be able to provide us with any security assistance might we need, rest assured,” offered Prime Minister Vail Daysa.

When pressed on the final disposition of the other Starfleet ships in the area, which remain only by permission of the Duronis II government, a Starfleet spokesman would only say the Thunder would act as backup for the Thor when necessary.

Embassy staff have also recently celebrated an award ceremony that saw a number of people rewarded for heroism and bravery in the face of terrorist threats. Following, many senior personnel were given shoreleave to recuperate. But some Laudeans believe that the expanding family footprint of Starfleet offices from the Embassy on Duronis II puts into question the Federation’s promises to strictly regulate its presence on the planet.


Terrorist Leader Surrenders to Government Leaders on Duronis II

DURONIS II — Rena, leader of the extremist group “Til’ahn First Militia,” surrenders to government forces as ties between the group and off-world forces exposed.

The Regent of the extremist group Til’ahn First Militia (TFM), Rena, abruptly surrendered to government forces following intense fighting between Laudean forces, backed up by Starfleet personnel, and her own loosely TFM compatriots. Rena, for her part, framed the issue as the TFM having secured the ideals of her group, namely the independence of Til’ahn (Duronis II) from the Federation.

Before the fighting halted it was estimated 60% of the population of Lokesh City were living under de facto TFM rule and government forces were expecting a bloody block by block battle to capture Rena.


Starfleet Captain and ambassadorial staff member taken hostage by terrorist

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.”


Explosion kills several Pro-Federation Laudean Officials

LUXIS SYSTEM – The Til’ahn First Militia killed at least 5 in the Laudean Capital of Lokesh City; Starfleet forces are on high alert.

An early morning explosion rocked Lokesh City as a suicide bomber detonated themselves, killing at least five Pro-Federation officials and several others. Starfleet personnel, rushing to assist the local authorities, found an angry crowd placing blame squarely on Starfleet and the Federation. Surprisingly, the local authorities seemed to share the sentiment. “Your presence is not welcome here,” said Sub Marshal Gorala, one of the first responders on the scene. “We have no need of your technological assistance, nor your expertise. Now go before I have the three of you arrested.”


Duronis II Embassy crew heads into Typhon Expanse

TYPHON EXPANSE – The crew of the Duronis II Embassy have taken a runabout into the Expanse to test game-changing technology.


Tale of Three Shore Leaves

LUXIS SYSTEM — The crew of the Federation embassy on Duronis II enjoyed a long overdue shore leave.


USS Thunder struggles to return home in one piece

BRIAR PATCH — The USS Discovery-C and USS Thunder-A performed an untested maneuver to get back to the Duronis System.


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