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|An Unexpected Journey|
|*Production number: AST-RP052|
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|*Previous Mission: Inception|
|*Next Mission: Dire Straits|
|*SIM Concept: Poison Toocool, Dolfke Barbosa|
|*Historian: Poison Toocool|
Commanding Officer Poison Toocool - Log, Stardate 120330: On stardate 120322 I boarded the USS Mak'ala with some senior officers from SS Astraios, our home for several days. We set course rimward of Astraios for rendezvous with the fleet. We expected to arrive at the designated coordinates on stardate 120327.
Our course would bring us close to a new area of the Takaar Nebula, which had unexpectedly expanded further into the Sector. As we approached the anomoly, Science warned that we might experience some negative effects, however, going around the "tail" would delay us too long. We took the Mak'ala into the Nebula, expecting some minor difficulties. We were proven wrong. We lost warp drive, we suffered several small hull breaches, and ship's internal temperature affected some crew members. We were forced to evacuate some lower decks and divet power to shields in order to survive the trip.
As we pushed through the outer membrance of the Nebula we were attacked by an unknown vessel. We attempted to hail them but their only response was further aggression, claiming we had entered their space without permission. They attempted to lock a tractor beam on us. Our shields were still minimal and our hull was already breeched. I ordered Helm to set course away from the anomoly, and a round of photon torpedoes be fired at the exact moment we engaged. At warp 7.87 we entered some kind of spatial vortex... we sped through it for several harrowing minutes and then came to a full stop.
External sensors, shields and weapons are offline. We've evacutated the decks with hull breaches in case the forcefields fail. The communications array may have been damaged. We are not near any space bodies and without sensors are unable to pinpoint our current location.
Captain, USS Mak'ala - Captain Poison Toocool
Chief Engineering/Helm - Cmdr Karl Quar
Chief Science - LT David7 Bravin
Chief Medical/Acting XO - LT Genny7 Markus
Chief Security - LT Cmdr Dolfke Barbosa
Reporting: LT (Genny7 Markus), Acting XO/Asst Chief Medical Officer, USS Mak'ala:
We are aboard the USS Mak'ala leaving Astraios space to meet the fleet in two days. Our heading of 550 mark 3 will take us very near the We are still in one piece aboard the USS Mak'ala having travelled at high speed through some sort of vortex. Now that we are at full stop the Captain has called a meeting of the department heads to discuss our situation. At the meeting we found out that we had no warp drive or external sensors and much damage to the hull of the ship. I was able to report that all injuries sustained in our battle with the unknown ship had been treated and the crew members returned to active duty. Without the external sensors we have no way of knowing where we are and whether the alien ship had followed us into the vortex, but the Captain came up with an idea to send LtCmdr Barbosa and LT Bravin out in a Shuttle craft to be our eyes and ears. Once out there they were able to find us a star system to head to, so when we received the helm co-ordinates of the uninhabited planet in the star system we got under way at quarter impulse power with the shuttle craft leading us.
It was at this point that I received a report from Doctor Washington in sickbay that several crew members had fainted while on duty, I asked that a complete exam be carried out and reported to me, (although I am very worried already, as after a preliminary exam no reason has been found for their fainting). Our journey to the planet was not without trouble as both the shuttle craft and the USS Mak'la were shaken about, and it did not end although we finally made it into orbit around this unknown planet.