THYPHON EXPANSE – Coverages 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
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.
TRINITY SECTOR – The starliner Meridia was playing host to a murder mystery themed event when targ urine found its way into the vessel’s propulsion system – effecting a complete shutdown.
Captain Elana Doreln, Meridia’s captain, petitioned Starbase 118 for assistance. Following a rescue effort, the vessel is now docked. It is not known at this time how a targ was introduced to an area of the ship usually off limits to unauthorised crew.
“Yes I can confirm that a repair crew has been assigned to… ‘degunk’ the Meridia,” said Starfleet press liaison Lieutenant Annnabeth Hooper, “It has been a quiet week and we were only happy to render assistance. Captain Doreln has expressed her heartfelt gratitude and invited Captain Taybrim and the Operations Tower’s senior staff to a formal dinner this evening.”
The Meridia has been coined by several FNS travel writers as “a playground for those with far too much latinum” and has a waiting list of prospective guests of two years. The vessel is especially unusual for it’s heavy use of holography, utilising the technology to quickly change interior design specifications to match the themed cruises as well create ‘murder victims’ and to bolster the vessel’s already large hospitality staff. It has come under fire from advocates for hologram rights on a number of occasions, although Dr. Isabellzia Zantos, the owner of the Meridia, has refuted any such involvement of these activists on this occasion.
Written by Chalan Fuliar
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 – 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.
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.
ANTOR II – Coverage 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
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.
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.
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