Borrowed

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Borrowed
General Data
*SIM Type: USS Sheppard Missions
*Production number: SHEP-RP035
*Initiated: 101002
*Ended: 101002
*Year: 2385
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Credits
*SIM Concept: Mulgrave Dwi
*Historian: April Coswell

In an abandoned ship found in the middle of space anomaly, the crew of the Sheppard encounters bodies, Borg technology and signs of a mysterious power source...

Prelude

Captain's log, Stardate 101002.

We are currently exploring deeper into the Midgar sector and have found a region of space with multipe subspace anomalies. The more we encounter and scan, the more convinced I am that these anomalies are not of a natural origin. They bear some resemblence to the anomalies we encountered which lead to our trap and capture by the Nabraithians, which to say the least is making myself and some of the crew jumpy. The only reason I'm pressing on and not taking a wide berth of this region is that we badly need data, and well, at present the anomalies appear to be sparse and pose no threat to the ship as long as we don't attempt to directly enter one.

What we have also detected and, I'm hoping, will provide us with more data, is debris near some of the anomalies, some of it perhaps even large enough to be a ship. Mindful of our last encounter, I'm placing the Sheppard on yellow alert and having science monitor for any Nabraithian type frequencies such as the one encountered in our last incident.

Computer, end log.

Events

Scans by the Sheppard's science staff confirmed that there was indeed a heavily-damaged ship inside one of the anomalies. The bridge crew split up into three away teams, suited up and boarded shuttles to travel over to investigate the derelict vessel.

From the remains found by the away teams, it seems that some of the derelict's crew, at least, had been Orion - but they also showed different stages of Borg modifications, which was consistent with the Borg alcove found near the bridge. The Borg technology, however, itself presented peculiar modifications - as though someone had scavenged it and tried to rebuild it.

A study of the vessel's computer logs revealed that the crew of the derelict were ex-Borg drones who were desperately trying to find a means to reconnect to the hive. They had found an object drifting in space, with enormous power readings. It seems they believed that if they could harness its power, they would be able to re-create the Borg technology they craved. The away teams determined that there had been a major power surge when the crew of the derelict tried to activate the power source.

As the derelict was beginning to lose structural integrity, Captain Dwi ordered the away teams back to Sheppard. Once they were safely back on the ship, the derelict went critical and imploded.