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|*SIM Concept: Poison Toocool|
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Executive Officer Genny7 Markus - Log, Stardate 121109:
While investigating a war bird on the planet ShoValla, Captain Toocool was kidnapped. In the battle that followed, we killed the Pirate Queen Zhiella Bruxxls and captured her ship, the "Maj", however the Argonaut was badly damaged. We have left her behind on ShoValla with the bulk of the Huitzilopochtli crew, for repair. Logs on the "Maj" indicate Captain Toocool was beamed off the Bird of Prey prior to the battle, we are now following the trail. The Huit's Second Officer, Commander Konora Meth, has been seconded to us for this Mission. The data we have on the pirates show they are from a variety of species, but their ships, weapons and equipment seems to be overwhelmingly Klingon, albeit out of date.
We've successfully repaired the Maj, moved all the pirate 'treasure' - latinum, dilithium, weapons - to the warbird, and placed cloaked charges aboard the Klingon spacestation. The pirate fleet is closing fast. I've asked Dr Lane to rig up more bio emitters so it appears we are still aboard the station. It's clear the villians are spoiling for a fight. We've got the Maj cloaked, we've transported everyone aboard, now we've got to get out of spacedock. I've asked Engineering and Science to use a holographic projection of our ship to lure the pirates in - it won't fool them for long, but hopefully long enough for us to move off. When the pirates get close enough, Tactical will set off the charges. The explosion should keep them busy.
Meantime, helm is laying in a course for Treman. The medical data on Captain Toocool is murky but we know she was here and where the ship she's on is headed. I only hope we can get there in time.
Cmdr Genny7 Markus - XO & Acting Captain
LTcmdr David7 Bravin - 2nd Officer, Chief Science Officer, Mission Leader
LTcmdr Dolfke Barbosa - Tactical
LTjg Joan Faulkes - Helm
Cmdr Konora Meth - 2nd Officer, Huit; Seconded to Argonaut (Cptn Poison Toocool)
Reporting: LT Commander David7 Bravin, Second Officer, USS Argonaut, Stardate 121111
We hastily carried out our assigned tasks preparing the Spacestation for the imminent arrival of the pirate ships, which included - installing a remotely controlled pulse cannon, that we could fire from the Maj; placing explosive charges at strategic points, that we could detonate remotely and thus be able to destroy the Spacestation; leaving bio emitters about the Spacestation, so as to make the pirates think that we are still aboard; and finally I was able to use the holographic emitters to create an image of the Maj that I would place in the docking bay once we left, again to fool the pirates that we were still on the Spacestation.
With the pirate ships being only minutes away, having ensured that everyone was back on board the Maj, we eased our way out of the docking bay, cloaked the ship and I switched on the holographic emitter. To help add authenticity to our deception, Cmdr. Meth created chatter, seemingly between the people on the Spacestation and ship in the docking bay.
As three pirate ships approached the Spacestation we opened fire on them with the pulse cannon. The pirates seemed reluctant to fire back at the Spacestation, for fear of causing too much damage. We then detected that some of the pirates had started to beam onto the Spacestation. It was then that Cmdr. Markus ordered that the charges be detonated. The resultant explosion destroyed the Spacestation along with two of the pirate ships, the other being severely damaged. We then detected another pirate ship decloaking and taking aboard survivors.
I had managed to find us the quickest route to Treman, which I had passed to Helm, enabling us to engage our warp drive and set off. We then noticed that we were being pursued by the fourth pirate ship and although it was not able to match our speed, we were concerned that it knew our destination. As such, we deployed a series cloaked mines in our wake for the pursuing pirate ship to encounter.
We continued on towards Treman at our best speed, hopeful of finding Captain Toocool.