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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


Missing away team found alive as search and rescue under way

LERON III – The USS Constitution continued its relief efforts as a team was sent to find missing Starfleet crew members in a sacred off-limits area

The USS Constitution still rests in orbit of Leron III to give the overpopulated inhabitants, a shapeshifting species called the Hinji, much-needed relief at one of their last displacements camps in Tirthal. To do so, Starfleet organized deliveries of replicators, water purifiers, and medical assistance. A team built around the Chief of Operations Lieutenant Prudence Blackwell worked tirelessly to give the Hinji their first taste of Starfleet assistance. During a feast arranged at the evening of their arrival, many Hinji tasted food that wasn’t rations for the first time in many years.

Yet not everyone in the jam-packed camp was happy about the efforts. A chemical fire interrupted the celebrations, though it did not cause any casualties. All that is known at this point is that the attack didn’t target people but rather Starfleet’s replicators. Lieutenant Commander Atan T’Seva, Acting Chief of Security of the Constitution, is leading the investigations at this moment to find the culprit and ensure safety for the camp and the equipment.


Terrorists destroy Dryary outpost

RAYTAS SECTOR – A campaign against the Dryary Confederation led by the terrorist organization calling itself the “Natural Order” escalated to a new level of violence as the extremists took control of a Dryary facility and initiated its self-destruction.


StarBase 118 crew liberates 750 from Orion mining operation

DOMINICUS IV — While searching for kidnapped Starfleet officers, the Starbase 118 crew uncovered an Orion Syndicate mining operation and liberated 750 being held against their will.

The crew of StarBase 118 were investigating the disappearance of a Starfleet away team when they uncovered a mining operation on Dominicus IV where forced labor was being employed by the Orion Syndicate to mine dilithium. In response, Starbase 118 launched the USS Columbia to retrieve the missing officers and liberate those being held captive.

Commander Theo Whittaker led a covert away team into the mines to locate the missing Starfleet officers. The away team was quickly able to ascertain the strength of the Syndicate guard force and the number of people being held against their will in the compound. Unfortunately, a short firefight between the away team and the guards alerted mine owner Omari Damarkus of a Starfleet presence. Damarkus retaliated by holding a number of people hostage and threatening to kill them if Starfleet did not immediately leave. After some quick thinking by the away team, and a bit of improvisation, Whittaker and his officers were able to lower the mine’s defensive shields to allow full contact with the Columbia.


Gorkon celebrates 2-year anniversary back home

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.


Terrorist attack strikes Colonial Coalition capital

ANTOR II – A bomb was detonated on Antor II’s busy Grand Boulevard city center in New Macau, with casualties feared to be in the thousands.

“Today, it’s my sad duty to report that the citizens of Antor have been targeted by a vicious and deadly terrorist attack. The victims, which we believe to number in the thousands, are our parents, siblings, children, friends, and neighbors,” said Antor II Governor Carolyn Blackhurst in an address to her citizens. “The aftermath of this attack is ongoing, and while we are doing everything we can to keep the damage under control, I must ask that everyone who is able to seek shelter in the nearest emergency shelter facility until we are certain that it is safe to return to our daily lives. At this time, the one thing I can promise is that every effort will be made to ensure that those responsible for this crime will be sought out and brought to justice, and that we are using every resource at our disposal to minimize the loss of life and property caused by this attack.”


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.


USS Blackwell returns after successful aide mission

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.


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