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.
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.
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.
LEUTRA SYSTEM — The crew of the USS Gorkon continue to fight for survival following a major solar event that knocked out power on the ship and left three away teams stranded on a planet that should not exist.
Complicating matters were the appearance of sentient robotic arachnoids, a falling shuttle, and hundreds of pods containing crew members of the Gorkon who should have still been on the ship.
The three away teams lead by Fleet Captain Quinn Reynolds, Lieutenant Commander Ayiana Sevo and Commander Alucard Vess are still trapped on Leutra IV, a class M world orbiting a magnetar star. The planet’s primary, which spews vast amounts of radiation, precludes the existence of any life-bearing world which had led the Gorkon there to investigate.
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.
PALANON, TYRELLIAN SYSTEM — After an extensive investigation, the perpetrator of the bombing and near-fatal assault aboard the USS Gorkon has been identified and arrested.
After a devastating explosion and a near-fatal assault at a diplomatic conference aboard the USS Gorkon, investigations continued aboard the flagship of the Tyrellian Exploration and Defence Taskforce. The perpetrators of the attack against Fleet Captain Reynolds were identified as Chief Petty Officer Alexei Volkov and a Romulan diplomatic attaché whom sources have identified as Væbn. Their motives appear to be personal in nature; Volkov son’s died under Reynolds’ command, and Væbn’s brother died in a conflict against one of Reynolds’ previous commands, the USS Drake. Claiming diplomatic immunity, Væbn returned to Romulan space, while Volkov remains in Starfleet custody, pending a trial.
TYRELLIAN SYSTEM — A possible terrorist attack has halted a diplomatic conference aboard the USS Gorkon.
PALANON, TYRELLIAN SYSTEM — Following the discovery of counterfeit currency being smuggled into the Tyrellian System by the Orion Syndicate, the Federation called a diplomatic conference aboard the USS Gorkon for all the affected parties to discuss the implications.
PALANON, TYRELLIAN SYSTEM — After its first mission in the Tyrellian Sector, the crew of the USS Gorkon found time to let their hair down at a popular ski resort.
PALANON, TYRELLIAN SYSTEM — The Orion Syndicate struck back at attempts to purge its presence, with multiple attacks in the streets of Palanon and in the capital city of Yarista.