Cold Front

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Cold Front
General Data
*Production number: 034
*Initiated: 080715
*Ended: 080716
*Year: 2383
Navigation
*Previous Mission: Dyrhill Shards
*Next Mission: Planet X
Credits
*SIM Concept: Chase Quinnell
*Historian: MilesPrower Dagger


Prelude

The Redeemer has just finished surveying a newborn star system in the interior of Federation territory as it receives a hail from the Pinastri Colony(Sector001). It has been ordered to investigate the S'raris colony far on the outskirts of Federation space. Contact has been lost with the colony for over 15 hours and people have been getting concerned.

The S'raris colony was founded on a small M-class planet in an area close to one of the hostile Borg Tribes. As of late, Borg activity has been minimal in that area and no ship or starbase has reported any Borg sightings. The USS Caracas hasn't had any problems with the Borg tribes lately either, which is really surprising.

UF Starfleet Command believes that the Borg tribes may be up to something, which would explain the lack of activity from them. Some of the freed Borg drones have been receiving strange sensations lately, and are worried something is amuck....

Events

Captain’s Log

SHIP MISSION LOG :: 026
USS REDEEMER - NCC-100753-A


ATTENDANCE ROSTER:

Ship CO: Lt. Chase Quinnell
Tactical Officer: Lt. Vinnie Lei
Helm Officer: Ensign Diemme Morane
Operations Officer: Ensign Thallanor Rasmusen
Science Officer: Cadet Lewisse Sak
Engineering Officer: Cadet Elim Exonar
Medical Officer: Ensign Raine Seomun (Quinnell)

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During a survey of a newborn star-system, the USS Redeemer was hailed by Pinastri Command and was ordered to investigate S'raris colony, which had been out of contact for 15 hours. Suspicions that the Borg might be responsible were floating around.

The Redeemer rendezvoused with a small 3 ship fleet at S'raris and discovered that the colony was destroyed. Long range sensors detected 3 cube shaped objects on an intercept course. All ships went to red alert and stood by for engagement of the enemy. The status of the situation was relayed back to Pinastri colony.
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Vinnie Lei: No positive lock yet, but they appear to be cubical.
Chase Quinnell: That about sums the Borg up.. not much for beauty in their designs.
Elim Exonar: reading no centralized power core... Aye, definitely Borg
Chase Quinnell: Red alert, All hands to battle stations.
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The Borg dropped out of warp and briefly engaged the Federation ships. After about 15 minutes into the battle, the cubes broke off the attack and warped out in the direction of the heavily populated Nelvara colony, which also happened to be the location of most of the rehabilitated freed Borg drones.
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Thallanor Rasmuson: Reports of very minor injuries coming in, sir, nothing--
Chase Quinnell: where are they headed?
Vinnie Lei: Oooohkay?
Elim Exonar: what was that?
Diemme Morane: They change their mind?
Vinnie Lei: Nelvara colony, sir.
Chase Quinnell: That's one of our most populated regions.
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The problem was, the Redeemer wasn't in shape to pursue and catch up with the Borg, as the ship could only go warp 6 at the time.
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Chase Quinnell: Can we pursue?
Diemme Morane: We can't keep up with them sir.
Diemme Morane: Not till Engineering gets me better than Warp 6
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After a brief deliberation, Lt. Quinnell ordered to lay in a pursuit course after the Borg, maximum available warp. Starfleet vessels around Federation space were called in to stop the Borg, but they would arrive after the cubes did, and assimilation would already be underway. Engineering put forcefields around the cracks in the damaged nacelle, allowing for warp 7.3.

Various ideas on how to slow the Borg down were thrown about and each of them proved either useless or impossible to do with currently available resources. Finally, Cadet Exonar came up with the idea to use the Unimatrix Zero frequency. It would likely confuse the Borg and give Starfleet the time they needed.

11 Drones on one of the Borg cubes were confirmed as being inside Unimatrix Zero. Another battle ensued. Various Starfleet vessels arrived and joined in the fray. During the battle, the USS Colossus took a direct hit to their Engineering hull, causing it to break off and explode, leaving the saucer section helplessly drifting towards the Redeemer. Escape pods were launched and rescued by various starships. One of the Borg cubes slowed to a stop and powered down their systems.

It was determined that the independent drones, freed by the Unimatrix Zero frequency, were revolting against their counterparts. The other cubes also stopped, apparently trying to calculate their move. Their normally fast abilities were delayed, as they were no longer part of a unified Borg collective, just a small one developed by their own Borg Tribe. This gave Starfleet a chance to fight back.

The Redeemer was hit multiple times, both nacelles were destroyed, and the impulse drive was damaged intensively. The core was about to overload, and was ejected towards the lead cube in an attempt to destroy them. Ships began towing the Redeemer and other heavily damaged ships out of the blast radius. Ships attempted to rescue as many survivors and freed Borg drones as possible before having to raise shields for the imminent blast from the explosion.

The explosion managed to further disable heavily damaged starships and issue a beating on the more stable ships. The Redeemer and other ships were towed to the nearest starbase.

Mission Logs

[13:07] Diemme Morane verifies course and speed.
[13:07] Lewisse Sak: Captain. The planets in this system are in various stages of development...
[13:07] Elim Exonar: All systems nominal
[13:08] Lewisse Sak: No life forms sir.
[13:08] Chase Quinnell: Understood, it's doubtful they would have developed at all this early in the system's development
[13:08] Lewisse Sak: There are 6 planets sir. 3 are gas giants.
[13:08] Lewisse Sak: One is in tectonic upheaval...
[13:09] Lewisse Sak: That's the first planet sir.
[13:09] Lewisse Sak: The second is in the green zone sir.
[13:10] Lewisse Sak: no life forms on the second planet, but I do detect water in vapor form.
[13:11] Lewisse Sak: Enough to form oceans in a few million years.
[13:11] Raine Seomun: Fascinating
[13:09] Thallanor Rasmuson taps at his console. "Captain, Pinastri is hailing us."
[13:09] Chase Quinnell: Put it on screen.
[13:09] Thallanor Rasmuson: Aye, captain.
[13:10] Lewisse Sak: The next three are gas giants and there is a small rock planet on the perifery.
[13:10] Thallanor Rasmuson looks to the viewscreen as the connection is established.
[13:10] Lewisse Sak: It looks be in the comtinental drift stage sir...
[13:10] Chase Quinnell: Ah... good to see you again Admiral.. I take it from your facial
expression our mission is not a joyous one..
[13:11] Admiral Calhoun: =A= No, captain it's not. We haven't had contact the S'raris colony for over 15 hours. =A=
[13:12] Chase Quinnell: That colony was established 3 months ago, wasn't it?
[13:13] Admiral Calhoun: =A= Yes, and I'm sending the Redeemer to investigate. Keep me informed. People are becoming worried that the Borg may be causing this. I have sent 2 other ships to help you, you'll rendezvous with them at the colony. Good luck. =A=
[13:14] Chase Quinnell: Helm, set a course for the S'raris colony. Warp 8.
[13:14] Diemme Morane pulls up starcharts and begins course calculations... Course laid in sir.
[13:14] Diemme Morane: Warp 8 engaged.
[13:14] Chase Quinnell: Engage.
[13:14] Diemme Morane: ETA to S'raris colony 4.5 minutes sir.
[13:15] Chase Quinnell: Borg.. they haven't caused any trouble for quite some time now.
[13:15] Lewisse Sak: Overdue I'd say.
[13:15] Thallanor Rasmuson glances over his console, making minor changes to power distribution as required while monitoring some of the ship's systems.
[13:15] Thallanor Rasmuson: Agreed... I get nervous when they get quiet.
[13:15] Diemme Morane: They're only quiet when they're building....
[13:16] Chase Quinnell: Engineering, prepare our systems for Borg weaponry. Vinnie, I want all hand weapons to be set on a continued rotational frequency, just in case.
[13:16] Elim Exonar: Aye sir
[13:16] Chase Quinnell: Yellow alert.
[13:17] Vinnie Lei: Yessir. Algorithm DooM Alpha 2 randomizer engaged.
[13:17] Chase Quinnell sighs...
[13:17] Diemme Morane reaches under her chair and pulls up her seatbelt, buckles in.
[13:17] Elim Exonar: engaging warp drive protective field, increasing structural integrity, rerouting all available power to weapons systems
[13:17] Chase Quinnell reaches in his chair's lower compartment and pulls out a hand phaser.
[13:18] Elim Exonar: let's hope we won't face them in hand to hand combat... Lewisse and I have no weapons as we are cadets
[13:18] Diemme Morane scans the system and plots various emergency navigation routes
[13:19] Diemme Morane: Just don't hide behind me, I'm ALWAYS in the crossfire
[13:19] Diemme Morane: Captain, We've arrived at the S'raris colony. 2 Federations ships are standing by
[13:19] Chase Quinnell: Raine.. get sickbay prepared for casualties..
[13:19] Chase Quinnell: Take us out of warp ensign.
[13:20] Raine Seomun: Aye Captain
[13:20] Diemme Morane takes us out of warp.
[13:20] Diemme Morane: Impulse engines functioning within normal parameters
[13:20] Chase Quinnell: Begin long range scans and analyze the planet's surface.
[13:21] Vinnie Lei: Captain, three large vessels are in an intercept course at high warp.
[13:21] Diemme Morane positions Redeemer in Geosynchronous orbit.
[13:21] Thallanor Rasmuson allocates more power to sensors, while monitoring other essential systems, and listening to the others.
[13:21] Chase Quinnell: Can you identify them, Mr. Vinnie?
[13:22] Chase Quinnell: Engineering, boost power to long range sensors.
[13:22] Vinnie Lei: Not yet sir. They're too far away.
[13:22] Elim Exonar: Aye Captain
[13:22] Elim Exonar: boosting Long Range Sensors
[13:22] Chase Quinnell: Can you identify them, yet?
[13:23] Vinnie Lei: No positive lock yet, but they appear to be cubical.
[13:23] Elim Exonar: maybe the sensors can identify a power signature sir
[13:23] Chase Quinnell: That about sums the Borg up.. not much for beauty in their designs.
[13:23] Diemme Morane gets nervous.
[13:23] Vinnie Lei is passing long range sensor logs to Elim's console.
[13:23] Elim Exonar: reading no centralized power core... Aye, definitely Borg [13:24] Chase Quinnell: Red alert, All hands to battle stations.
[13:25] Vinnie Lei: Raising shields.
[13:25] Vinnie Lei: Weapons are ready and online.
[13:25] Diemme Morane: Helm functioning perfectly sir.
[13:25] Chase Quinnell: Signal the other ships to get into formation.
[13:25] Vinnie Lei: Yessir.
[13:26] Diemme Morane takes the liberty to position Redeemer at the head of the formation.
[13:26] Diemme Morane: tilting the angle of the ship to make her look mean. Grrr.
[13:26] Chase Quinnell: Ops.. send out a call for all available ships to converge on this location... we can't let the Borg further into our space.
[13:26] Thallanor Rasmuson: Aye, Captain, I'm on it.
[13:26] Chase Quinnell snickers at Diemme's antics.
[13:27] Chase Quinnell: I don't think the Borg can be intimidated
[13:27] Diemme Morane: Sorry sir. makes me feel better though
[13:27] Chase Quinnell: Vinnie, status on the Borg vessels?
[13:27] Vinnie Lei: Make the ship bounce, making appear the crew are crazy so the borg will flee?
[13:27] Thallanor Rasmuson opens a channel to all Starfleet vessels in the area to make best speed to our location.
[13:27] Lewisse Sak: Captain I'm programming a random frequency pattern for shields and phasors. The algorithm is seeded by a time difference between my keypresses. They will not be able to adapt sir.
[13:27] Vinnie Lei: They have armed their weapon systems, but are still out of range... but not for long.
[13:27] Diemme Morane shakes her head at Vinnie... but grins
[13:28] Chase Quinnell: They will.. Lewisse, they'll find a way.
[13:28] Thallanor Rasmuson: Captain, two Starfleet vessels have responded, ETA 25 minutes, one more, ETA 35 minutes.
[13:28] Chase Quinnell: Noted.
[13:29] Chase Quinnell: Sickbay, are you prepared?
[13:29] Raine Seomun: Yes, sir
[13:29] Lewisse Sak: Aye sir. They will adapt but I will then reseed the algorithm, creating a different random pattern. Then they will have to adapt again, and again.
[13:29] Chase Quinnell: Acknowledged.. standby for casualties.
[13:29] Vinnie Lei: The borg has reached our current sector and are dropping out of warp.
[13:29] Chase Quinnell: Signal the fleet to engage...
[13:29] Vinnie Lei: Aye, cap'n.
[13:30] Diemme Morane keeps her hands on the helm controls....
[13:30] Elim Exonar to Engineering, assemble Emergency Repair crews
[13:31]  ::The ship shakes from the phaser blasts::
[13:31] Chase Quinnell: Damage report.
[13:31] Elim Exonar: Direct hits to the shields
[13:31] Thallanor Rasmuson: No damage yet, so long as our shields can take it, Captain.
[13:32] Vinnie Lei recovers from a surge from his console. "Eh, yeah. What Elim said"
[13:32]  ::Another powerful burst rocks the ship violently::
[13:32] Diemme Morane runs evasive maneuvers
[13:32] Vinnie Lei: Hit on our port nacelle, minimum damage. Shields holding.
[13:32] Elim Exonar: I wouldn't recommend going past warp 6 until the port nacelle is repaired
[13:33] Diemme Morane is dodging everything she can...
[13:33]  ::The cubes all end the attack and go to warp, heading for the Nelvara colony::
[13:33] Thallanor Rasmuson: Reports of very minor injuries coming in, sir, nothing--
[13:33] Chase Quinnell: where are they headed?
[13:33] Thallanor Rasmuson tilts his head as he sees the sensor readings at the same time, going quiet.
[13:33] Vinnie Lei: Oooohkay?
[13:33] Elim Exonar: what was that?
[13:33] Chase Quinnell: I asked where they are headed.
[13:34] Diemme Morane: The change their mind?
[13:34] Vinnie Lei: Nelvara colony, sir.
[13:34] Chase Quinnell: That's one of our most populated regions.
[13:34] Chase Quinnell: Can we pursue?
[13:34] Thallanor Rasmuson taps at his console, then nods. "What the Lieutenant said, sir... Nelvara."
[13:34] Diemme Morane: We can't keep up with them sir.
[13:34] Diemme Morane: Not till Engineering gets me better than Warp 6
[13:35]  ::An empty console sparks, emphasizing the damage::
[13:35] Vinnie Lei: We might need those other ships, sir. Fast.
[13:35] Elim Exonar: you can go faster but we'll have damage to the warp coils
[13:35] Chase Quinnell: Order the other ships to pursue if they can. Send a signal to the Nelvara colony.
[13:35] Thallanor Rasmuson: Aye, Captain, contacting the other vessels.
[13:35] Vinnie Lei: Sending priority signal to Nelvara colony.
[13:36] Vinnie Lei: Message received. Nelvara colony is going to red alert.
[13:36] Thallanor Rasmuson: Captain, the other vessels here are making chase at best possible speed, the other vessels on route are adjusting their course, they will arrive shortly after the Borg, at their estimates.
[13:36] Diemme Morane: Laying in pursuit course, Maximum warp available without damaging the ship
[13:36] Chase Quinnell: Acknowledged.
[13:36] Chase Quinnell: Engage.
[13:37] Diemme Morane: Warp 6 engaged sir
[13:37] Chase Quinnell: Engineering.. status on the repairs?
[13:38] Chase Quinnell puts his hand on the railing, staring at the viewscreen.
[13:38] Elim Exonar: We can patch it up in 10 minutes sir, but real repairs require stopping and going out to fix the nacelle
[13:38] Chase Quinnell: Acknowledged.. we'll worry about that after we've stopped the Borg.
[13:38] Elim Exonar: unless...
[13:39] Chase Quinnell looks back at Elim.
[13:39] Elim Exonar furiously taps at the consoles in front of him
[13:39] Elim Exonar: Sir, I can direct an emergency field around the cracks in the nacelle. That will give you wrarp 7.3 but no more
[13:39] Chase Quinnell: Do it.
[13:39] Thallanor Rasmuson looks to Elim, ears perked.
[13:40] Elim Exonar: Aye Sir, engaging field
[13:40] Chase Quinnell: Status on the Borg cubes?
[13:40] Elim Exonar: Helm, you can go to Warp 7.3 when you want
[13:40] Diemme Morane steps on the gas...
[13:40] Diemme Morane: Warp 6.5
[13:40] Diemme Morane: Warp 7
[13:40] Diemme Morane: Warp 7.2....
[13:40] Diemme Morane: ...........THERE Warps 7.3
[13:41] Thallanor Rasmuson: Sensors showing the Borg two minutes, 38 seconds from the colony sir, Starfleet vessels approximately two minutes behind.
[13:41] Chase Quinnell: We need to slow them down..
[13:41] Vinnie Lei: Well, we can pull their attention, but timing would be crucial.
[13:41] Chase Quinnell: Explain.
[13:42] Vinnie Lei: Drop our shields and fire with a phaser beam and raise shields. Like poking an animal, so it would bite.
[13:42] Vinnie Lei: They'll probably ignore us if done otherwise, as the manual states.
[13:42] Chase Quinnell: It'd have to be a pretty powerful phaser beam to even sting them.
[13:42] Elim Exonar: how about firing anti-matter spacial charges? it'll make for a big boom
[13:43] Thallanor Rasmuson tilts his head. "But we engaged the Borg and they left us for the colony in the first place."
[13:43] Lewisse Sak: Captain. We can configure ther forward deflector array to project a columated muon beam. It will interfere with their warp bubbles. It will destroy the dish though sir.
[13:43] Chase Quinnell: There must be something they want with Nelvara.
[13:43] Diemme Morane keeps scanning for escape routes around Nelvara and things to hide behind...
[13:44] Chase Quinnell: Wait a minute.. Nelvara was used to integrate freed Borg drones into society..
[13:44] Diemme Morane: could they be trying to reassimilate their 'lost drones'?
[13:44] Elim Exonar: we've seen it happen before!
[13:44] Chase Quinnell: Hm...
[13:45] Vinnie Lei: Could we fool their sensors to let it appear we have lot's of ex-drones on our ship? That would pull their attention to us.
[13:45] Diemme Morane: Those people need to get out of there. The borg would probably ignore everyone else if theat's their objective...
[13:45] Chase Quinnell: Interesting concept, Vinnie.
[13:45] Chase Quinnell: Engineering, could it be done?
[13:46] Elim Exonar: yes sir, we just need to find enough old borg parts
[13:46] Diemme Morane checks her purse...
[13:46] Chase Quinnell: We have various pieces of junk in our cargobays.
[13:47] Elim Exonar: does sickbay still have nanoprobes from your last encounter with them?
[13:47] Chase Quinnell: Perhaps...
[13:47] Chase Quinnell: Bridge to sickbay, do you still have those nanoprobes?
[13:47] Lewisse Sak: Captain? What about sending a Borg bio-signature on their interlink frequency?
[13:47] Elim Exonar: activate them and I'll use the main deflector dish to boost their signal
[13:47] Chase Quinnell: Sickbay?
[13:47] Diemme Morane: I think that that's what they're doing lewisse.
[13:48] Chase Quinnell: Sickbay... respond.
[13:48] Raine Seomun: Uh, sorry captain was just catching up on some reading, Which nanoprobes are you referring too?
[13:48] Elim Exonar: yes Lewisse, we're using the main deflector dish to access the Interlink frequency and make them think that injured borgs are here
[13:48] Chase Quinnell: The ones we retrieved from our last encounter with the borg.
[13:49] Elim Exonar: just activate them and run them under a scanner beam... I'll take care of the rest
[13:49] Raine Seomun: No sir, those were all destroyed as a safety precaution.
[13:49] Elim Exonar: any Borg parts left?
[13:49] Elim Exonar: an arm, a nodule, something
[13:50] Vinnie Lei: I think I got a hand in a middlefinger position in my wardrobe somewhere...
[13:50] Chase Quinnell chuckles.
[13:50] Elim Exonar: I just thought of something that would really get them... We have the unimatrix 0 frequency... We can send that over... That'll get their attention
[13:50] Elim Exonar: make them think it's still active
[13:50] Diemme Morane: They really aint too bright....
[13:51] Chase Quinnell: Hehe... considering the collective fell apart and split into many seperate factions.. yea, they seem to have lost their charm.
[13:51] Chase Quinnell: Make it so, Mr. Exonar.
[13:52] Elim Exonar: Aye sir, matching Unimatrix 0 frequency into the Borg Interlink
[13:52] Diemme Morane: Too bad they didn't lose their lethalness..
[13:52] Elim Exonar: we might free up some drones too sir... that might be a side effect
[13:52] Vinnie Lei: Well, we surely poked 'em. They stopped.
[13:52] Chase Quinnell: Oh that's good, at least.
[13:53] Elim Exonar: reading 11 drone signatures in Unimatrix 0
[13:53] Thallanor Rasmuson: Depends on the definition of good.
[13:53] Chase Quinnell: But... I think we're about to feel their anger.
[13:53] Diemme Morane adjusts course
[13:53] Chase Quinnell: We'll deal with the freed drones after we've disabled those cubes.
[13:54] Chase Quinnell: Have the fleet engage the cubes. Shoot to disable, not destroy. We've got freed drones on those ships.
[13:54] Elim Exonar: wow! Their power signature has just increased a lot sir...
[13:54] Chase Quinnell: Explain Mr Exonar
[13:54] Elim Exonar: they're not messing around... All emitters are working and they've engaged all their weapons systems
[13:55] Diemme Morane uploads some new evasive maneuvers, factoring in the local lay of the land....
[13:55] Chase Quinnell: Then lets do the same
[13:55] Chase Quinnell: Vinnie, full volley.
[13:55] Vinnie Lei: Aye sir!
[13:55] Chase Quinnell: Attack pattern Toshi epsilon 4.
[13:55] Chase Quinnell: Followed by Flank Maneuver 2-A
[13:56] Elim Exonar: Let's try to keep our port nacelle away from them
[13:56] Thallanor Rasmuson: Captain, the other Starfleet vessels have adjusted their course to intercept. With the Borg distracted, the other Starfleet vessels will be within range shortly.
[13:56] Elim Exonar: I'm not sure how much sure it can take
[13:56] Chase Quinnell: Good.
[13:56] Diemme Morane adjusts helm to those patterns and maneuvers
[13:56]  ::One Borg Cube slows to a halt, its systems powering down::
[13:56] Diemme Morane keeps our port side turned away as much as possible.
[13:56] Chase Quinnell: Did we do that Vinnie?
[13:57] Thallanor Rasmuson taps at his console and begins going over readings from the powered-down Cube.
[13:57] Vinnie Lei: Unknown, captain. Maybe Ops can tell more.
[13:57] Chase Quinnell: Ops?
[13:57] Thallanor Rasmuson: Sir, we did inflict some damage, but nothing that would cause the cube to become disabled on its own. I'm working on it, to see if I can find out more.
[13:58] Elim Exonar: do you think that the freed drones did that?
[13:58] Elim Exonar: it would have been fast...
[13:58] Lewisse Sak: I do. I can feel them.
[13:58] Thallanor Rasmuson: It is possible, I'm getting more information now, one moment.
[13:58] Chase Quinnell: Feel.. what? Lewisse?
[13:58] Chase Quinnell: What do you mean, Lewisse?
[13:59] Lewisse Sak: Sir? I'm empathic. I can feel the freed drones.
[13:59] Lewisse Sak: They are struggling sir. I can sense fear and desperate intent.
[13:59] Chase Quinnell: Hmmm...
[13:59] Thallanor Rasmuson looks over a couple consoles, and nods. "I cannot confirm freed drones as the cause - though with Lewisse's suggestion, it is possible - the shutdown definitely came from within the cube."
[14:00] Lewisse Sak: I would suggest sabotage sir. They are capable of it. And motivated.
[14:00] Chase Quinnell: At any rate.. those other cubes seem to have stopped firing for some reason. However, their power systems appear functional.
[14:00] Chase Quinnell: Vinnie?
[14:00] Vinnie Lei: My guess is the disabled cube is confusing them, and trying to ascertain what the best action would be.
[14:01] Elim Exonar: are their shields still raised?
[14:01] Thallanor Rasmuson: Sir, two Starfleet vessels are dropping out of warp, taking up flanking positions.
[14:01] Vinnie Lei: Fluctiating at 73% efficiency.
[14:02] Chase Quinnell: Hmm... lets use this time to our advantage, disable the other two cubes.
[14:02] Chase Quinnell: Fire.
[14:02] Vinnie Lei: Aye sir.
[14:02] Vinnie Lei: Firing volley
[14:02] Thallanor Rasmuson relays the information to the other Starfleet vessels.
[14:02] Diemme Morane positions Redeemer for optimal targeting, keeping starboard towards the cubes
[14:03] Chase Quinnell: ::The Redeemer is rocked by another violent explosion::
[14:03] Lewisse Sak: Captain. If their shields are fluctuating we can match transporter frequencies and beam through.
[14:03] Vinnie Lei: Lewisse, our shields are up. We can't beam anyone aboard.
[14:03] Elim Exonar: Captain! Another shock like this and we'll be leaking warp plasma!
[14:04]  ::The USS Colossus takes a devastating blow to its engineering hull, causing it to tear off of the main saucer section before exploding. The Saucer section flies helplessly towards the Redeemer::
[14:04] Diemme Morane tries her damndest to dodge the fire....
[14:04] Thallanor Rasmuson: I'm receiving reports of microfractures throughout the ship; structural integrity is holding, repair teams dispatched.
[14:04] Diemme Morane swerves Redeemer out of the path of the Saucer
[14:05] Chase Quinnell looks in horror at the screen as the saucer flies toward the ship::
[14:05] Vinnie Lei hisses as a piece hits the starboard nacelle. "Direct hit, shields down to 67%"
[14:05] Chase Quinnell: Any survivors on that saucer?
[14:05] Elim Exonar: Captain! We've lost warp drive, main power is fluctuating all over the ship
[14:05]  ::Escape pods begin shooting out of the ship::
[14:05] Elim Exonar: computer controls are down
[14:05] Chase Quinnell: Cover those escape pods..
[14:05] Elim Exonar: we'll have to do everything manually
[14:05] Diemme Morane slams us into the opposite direction... dodging a big one..
[14:05] Vinnie Lei: Yessir!
[14:06] Diemme Morane engages manual helm control.
[14:06] Diemme Morane: Manual helm responding.
[14:06] Thallanor Rasmuson reaches up to tap at a console and begins redirecting power from warp drive, giving Diemme more power to maneuvering thrusters.
[14:07] Diemme Morane seems to be able to dodge more attacks under manual control.
[14:07] Elim Exonar: Bridge to Engineering, redirect all warp plasma to power systems and shut down warp drive
[14:07]  ::A section of the USS Colossus's saucer slams into the port nacelle, causing part of the nacelle to break off::
[14:07] Diemme Morane boosts those thrusters, Thanks Thall!
[14:07] Elim Exonar: coolant leak!
[14:07] Vinnie Lei: Shields at critical level on port nacelle!
[14:07]  ::grabs onto the railing as the ship shakes horribly::
[14:07] Chase Quinnell: What the hell happened?
[14:07] Diemme Morane: Losing helm control sir
[14:07] Elim Exonar: Sir, we have to eject the warp drive!
[14:07] Elim Exonar: we're 2 minute from a breach
[14:08] Chase Quinnell: Eject the core!
[14:08] Elim Exonar: Aye, Sir, ejecting the core
[14:08] Vinnie Lei: **mutters something about ejector systems offline, as that often happens*
[14:08] Chase Quinnell: What was that Vinnie?
[14:08] Elim Exonar: Helm, can you give us a 30 degree angle?
[14:08] Elim Exonar: Alpha team, prepare for emergency manual core dump
[14:08] Diemme Morane tries... helm response is sketchy.
. [14:09] Diemme Morane: 27is the best I got
[14:09] Diemme Morane: or I can give you 31
[14:09] Elim Exonar: Alpha team eject the core now!
[14:09] Thallanor Rasmuson: Captain, we're venting atmosphere on decks 4, deck 6, bulkheads in place and holding.
[14:09] Vinnie Lei: The borg know our ejector systems, captain. They have recently started to fire at certain angles to disable such systems.
[14:09] Chase Quinnell: Is our ejector system disabled?
[14:09] Thallanor Rasmuson: If we have to, we can manually eject the core, not much time though!
[14:09] Elim Exonar: ok, the core is now moving towards the nearest borg cube captain
[14:09] Elim Exonar: but we need to move away from the explosion
[14:10] Chase Quinnell: We're too close to the cube.. if it explodes..
[14:10] Diemme Morane is trying to limp us out of the way....
[14:10] Vinnie Lei: We'll be gone with the fishes.
[14:10] Elim Exonar: what if we detonate the core?
[14:10] Diemme Morane: someone get out and paddle
[14:10] Chase Quinnell: Are any ships with a tractor beam nearby?
[14:10] Thallanor Rasmuson: Aye Captain, we're being hailed by them now.
[14:11] Chase Quinnell: ::The warp core floats towards the cube, making contact::
[14:11] Elim Exonar: 30 seconds to cube impact
[14:11] Chase Quinnell: This is captain Quinnell of the redeemer.. we need a tow out of here!
[14:11] Diemme Morane tries to point us toward the ship that's going to tow us...
[14:11] Chase Quinnell: I hope the disabled Borg cubes can withstand the blow...
[14:11] Thallanor Rasmuson grips the edge of his seat as the vessel shuddenly shudders when the tractor beam engages.
[14:11] Elim Exonar: Beta and Gamma teams have sealed off the main hull breach
[14:12] Elim Exonar: I doubt it sir, most of their shields are gone
[14:12] Elim Exonar: and we have a few escape pods that won't make it
[14:13] Chase Quinnell: Have any ships with their shields down beam as many survivors off the escape pods and the cubes as possible.. the freed drones, of course..
[14:13]  ::the warp core makes contact and explodes, sending out a massive shockwave:
[14:13] Thallanor Rasmuson: Captain, the three other Starfleet vessels have dropped out of warp - full shields, they should be able to shield the disabled vessels from a majority of the blast with little damage.
[14:13] Chase Quinnell: There's no time!
[14:14]  ::watches as the shockwave rushes toward the ship.
[14:14] Diemme Morane hates the feeling of helplessness
[14:14] Thallanor Rasmuson contacts the other vessels, which immediately begin transporting survivors, though it is uncertain how many they will be able to transport before the shockwave hits.
[14:14] Elim Exonar: shutting down all systems to move power to the shields
[14:14] Elim Exonar: sir, I need your authorization to shut down life support as well
[14:15] Chase Quinnell: You're shutting down life--- computer, authorize life support shutdown. Authorization Quinnell Zeta 3 Pi
[14:15] Thallanor Rasmuson directs some power to structural integrity; with microfractures on several decks, they'll need all the help they can get, along with shields.
[14:15] Elim Exonar: redirecting life support power to primary shields
[14:16] Elim Exonar: we have about an hour of heat and oxygen left
[14:16] Elim Exonar: if we survive the blast, we'll be ok
[14:16] Chase Quinnell: That's reassuring
[14:17]  ::the shockwave hits the cubes, various escape pods, a couple of adrift Federation vessels, leaving nothing intact as it continues to close on the Redeemer and the rest of the Fleet:
[14:17] Elim Exonar starts to pray: Our Q who art in the Continuum...
[14:17] Diemme Morane holds on for dear life
[14:18] Diemme Morane snorts at Elim's prayer...
[14:18] Chase Quinnell looks at Elim.. "We DEFINATELY don't need him here."
[14:18] Diemme Morane: ... feh... Qists...
[14:18] Elim Exonar: Just trying to relieve some of the tension sir
[14:18] Thallanor Rasmuson settles back in his seat and braces for impact.
[14:19] Diemme Morane is swing violently in her chair
[14:19]  ::the ship is hit by the shockwave and is nearly tossed into other Federation ships::
[14:19] Elim Exonar is rocked to the floor
[14:19] Chase Quinnell: I think our gravity systems are affected
[14:19] Chase Quinnell: I feel...queasy
[14:21] Vinnie Lei: Oh crap.. all shields at critical levels.. this is very close.
[14:21] Chase Quinnell: I think I'm going to be sick..
[14:21] Thallanor Rasmuson lurches slightly, then quickly returns to his consoles. "Captain, more hull breaches, deck three, deck five, bulkheads dropping on deck five, forcefields not coming up. No one in that section, rest of the deck is being evacuated."
[14:21] Chase Quinnell holds on to his chair as tightly as possible::
[14:22] Diemme Morane hopes Chase doesn't hurl... I'm always in the line of fire...
[14:22] Diemme Morane: Raine just crashed through the floor
[14:23] Elim Exonar: owwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww
[14:24] Diemme Morane: Oh good. Our Engineer just regained consciousness..
[14:24]  ::The ship stops moving, apparently the blast has moved past us::
[14:24] Chase Quinnell: I'd like a...uugh.. damage report.
[14:24] Elim Exonar is bleeding from severe head injury
[14:24] Elim Exonar: a broken arm as well
[14:24] Diemme Morane: Helm damage report sir: Helm went kablooie
[14:24] Chase Quinnell: Medical emergency on the bridge
[14:25] Elim Exonar: we've lost both nacelles, the warp core, a few decks
[14:25] Diemme Morane: Engines scattered around the system...
[14:25] Chase Quinnell: What do you mean by lost?
[14:25] Elim Exonar: we've leaking plasma on 2 decks
[14:25] Elim Exonar: they just crashed into the deck below
[14:25] Elim Exonar: they're also open to space
[14:25] Chase Quinnell hears a distinct, but recognizable cracking sound coming from the back of the bridge.
[14:25] Raine Seomun proceeds to tend to Elims injuries.
[14:25] Chase Quinnell smirks knowing what it is.
[14:25] Diemme Morane: very minimal maneuvering possible...
[14:25] Elim Exonar: in short, we're not going anywhere
[14:26] Diemme Morane: We broke the ship again..
[14:26] Chase Quinnell snickers
[14:26]  ::The wall plaque falls on Vinnie's head::
[14:26] Diemme Morane: did the sign fall on Vinnie again?
[14:26] Chase Quinnell: I think Vinnie is going to have a headache
[14:26] Vinnie Lei: Oh bloody hell.. not again.
[14:26] Diemme Morane chuckles
[14:27] Vinnie Lei: Next time, I'll nail it to the wall.
[14:27] Elim Exonar: Lt Vinnie, we need to give you a chair with a seatbelt
[14:27] Chase Quinnell chuckles.
[14:27] Thallanor Rasmuson peers over his shoulder, ears perked. "I think the nameplate needs a seatbelt."
[14:27] Chase Quinnell tries to stand up, but realizes the gravity systems are still kinda barmy.
[14:27] Chase Quinnell leans on his chair
[14:27] Elim Exonar: Sir, I'm sorry to say that we need a starbase to fix the ship
[14:27] Diemme Morane is grateful for her seatbelts
[14:28] Hypospray: Injecting Patient with 2.5cc's of Morphenolog
[14:28] Raine Seomun administers some pain medication to lt Vinnie.
[14:28] Elim Exonar: and I need internal scans cause I'm pretty sure I'm bleeding internally also
[14:28] Vinnie Lei: Thanks, doc.
[14:28] Chase Quinnell: That's cool except for the fact we're at least a month away from the nearest starbase at regular tractor beam towing speeds
[14:28] Diemme Morane: get out and push?
[14:29] Chase Quinnell: And I think I remember you saying.. our nacelles broke off?
[14:29] Vinnie Lei: One starship can pull us at warp, if the other ship swallows us up in their warpfield bubble.
[14:29] Elim Exonar: both of them
[14:29] Chase Quinnell: That's just fancy.
[14:29] Elim Exonar: a saucer section crashed into the starboard one
[14:29] Elim Exonar: and the port one was hit repeatedly
[14:29] Diemme Morane: Hey, I kept it out of the way as much as was possible.
[14:29] Elim Exonar: oh and I have no spare warp core
[14:29] Chase Quinnell: Hail fleet.. we're going to need a tow.