Having learned of the Hermes’ disappearance, the USS Gemini, NCC 80564 set out for the Borderlands to investigate. Before their arrival, however, the ship dropped out of slipstream and was greeted by a Klingon Bird of Prey with strange markings on it. With the assumption that the Klingon ship was rogue, the crew of the Gemini proceeded with caution and were caught offguard when the Hermes decloaked in front of them. Knowing that the Klingons were now in control of a Starfleet vessel, Captain Liam Frost sent a team over to attempt a rescue and if all else failed, to destroy the ship. They managed to get the team over to the Hermes in one piece, but not without taking damage to the ship. Seeing an advantage, the Bird of Prey began to attack without warning sending the Gemini running for reduce in the nearby Celendi Nebula.
Chief Science Officer Alexander Richards of the USS Gemini was born in Tycho City, Lunar Colony. Whilst studying the sciences at Oxford University, Alexander had a paper published on applied warp mechanics past, present and beyond. He graduated from Starfleet Academy in 2387, after which he took up his first duty post in the Operations Division on the USS Independence-A in 2388 as the Chief Communications Officer. He later served on the USS Tiger-A, USS Mercury, USS Drake, andStarbase 118 Ops before being assigned to the USS Gemini.
While investigating a strange occurrence on Deep Space 10 during his time aboard the Mercury, Alexander triggered the base’s ancient defense systems and was paralyzed from the waist down. He is now in a wheelchair, but he has not let this get in the way of his career. Alexander feels his biggest achievement in life so far is becoming a father to his son John Richards. He always wants to set an example for him and be the best role model that he can be.
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Less than 24 hours after the launch of the USS Gemini, NCC 805464 Commander Liam frost is contacted by Admiral Alex Raymond of Starfleet Strategic Operations. The USS Hermes, a Nova class vessel has been reported missing in the Borderlands, the Gemini’s Area of Operation. No sign of the Hermes has yet been found.
To make matters worse, A Klingon Commander named Koval claims to have found the Hermes in Klingon territory and destroyed her. Long range scans of the Area have failed to confirm or refute Koval’s claim.
The mission of the Hermes was ostensibly to patrol the area along the Klingon border for any unusual activity. Bu Lieutenant Commander Oliver Weston has revealed a darker layer to the mission of the missing ship. According to Starfleet Intelligence, the Hermes was equipped with an experimental long range sensor array, meant to allow ships to scan even deeper into Klingon territory without said scans being detected. If they were found out it would certainly provide grounds for the Klingons to capture the Hermes.
The Gemini, without time to perform a proper shakedown, has engaged it’s QSD and is now on the way to the Celendi Nebula to begin the search for the Hermes, hopefully intact.