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|After the Gold Rush|
|*SIM Type: USS Shogun Missions|
|*Production number: SHO-RP080|
|*Forum Thread: After the Gold Rush|
|*Previous Mission: Mendacity|
|*Next Mission: Memories of Green|
|*SIM Concept: Valerius Swansong|
|*Historian: Ishan Broek, Teresa Firelight|
The USS Shogun, travelling through territory formerly controlled by the Borg, moves to investigate an asteroid field.
Location: 39.12 LY Trailing Pinastri System
We have left the station run by The Consortium far behind. So far we have detected no evidence of pursuit or difficulty. We have resumed our scans for chroniton fields of radiation, hoping to find the residue and trace of The Snake. We believe we are on the right track, but at this point, even that is uncertain. What astrometrics has found is a small asteroid field that seems to have a great deal of tritanium present. This metal was commonly used in the construction of Borg vessels, before their fall. We also believe that we are detecting refined materials on long range sensors. Have we detected evidence of a mining facility once used by the Borg? Could we be in proximity of one of their ship construction facilities? As can be expected, this is too good of an opportunity to pass up. We have an excellent chance of learning about the Borg that were the scourge of this quadrant. This will include better information that can be passed along to the Cultural Sciences folks. There is also the added benefit of finding useful materials for engineering, sciences and even potentially medical. As we are definitely moving into an unknown area, I have put our condition at 'Blue' until our arrival.
The USS Shogun came across an abandoned Borg mining colony and sent away teams to investigate. The teams found that the asteroid had been mostly mined out (hollowed) and was probably abandoned because they had finished with it. Most of the equipment was more or less intact. Upon further investigation, the away teams came across some unusually modified power plants--there were 4 tiny spheres orbiting each unit, and the power plants were drawing power, instead of generating it. Scans showed that the small spheres were packed with electronics, but it was impossible to get accurate readings due to ambient radiation. The away teams also found the remains of two Borg corpses that were already in substantial decay. One of the two had been dismembered, and neither were buried.
Their scans apparently triggered a kind of self defense system, that immediately raised shields around the asteroid. Then there were a series of explosions, and several of the crew were injured. Three fo the injuries were critical and would have died without substantial medical care: ENS Candi Brentley, LTCMDR SVAndrei Baxton and CPTN Ulrich Bechir. Fortunately, the medical team was able to treat and save all three.