Entering the Web

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General Data
*Production number: AST-RP099
*Initiated: 130224
*Year: 2388
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*SIM Concept: Poison Toocool
*Historian: Poison Toocool


Prelude

Captain's Log Poison Toocool - USS Argonaut. Location: 6 LY spinward of Tiberius Nebula. Stardate 130503:

We have followed an alien vessel, believing it to carry those who perpetrated a devastating attack on a mining colony, which was located on a Class P planet near the Tiberius Nebula and our point of entry for this area of space. The black hole conduit has sent us far from charted areas, and we are out of communication with Astraios and Starfleet. We located a planet we believe to be the destination of the alien ship, but our path is blocked by a space web. Engineering informs me the warp signature might be Species 116. We are preparing a cloaked probe to send through the web to gather more information, and I have instructed engineering to cloak the Argonaut once the probe is launched. We are alone here and I am reluctant to initiate any kind of confrontation with a species known to dislike Starfleet. Further... Species 116 is a Delta Quadrant species. Have they crossed into Gamma? Or have we crossed into Delta??


Crew participation

CO - Captain Poison Toocool

Chief Engineer/Helm - Cptn Karl Quar

Chief Security/Tactical - Cmdr Dolfke Barbosa

XO- Cmdr Genny7 Markus

2nd Officer/Chief Science - LTcmdr David7 Bravin

Chief Medical Officer/Operations - LTcmdr Breydon Lane

Miss Ali Gator - Civilian, Ship's Counselor

Events

Reporting: Cmdr Genny7 Markus - XO, Stardate 130505

The cloaked probe is almost ready. Science is computing the course and Operations are making sure that the probe will be undetectable. Helm is keeping us at half impulse whilst standing by to go to warp speed.

When everything is ready the Captain orders the ship to come to 14 Mark 68, we are ready to launch the probe on the Captain's mark. Feeling uneasy, I ask our Counsellor Miss Gator if she is still having bad feelings. She communicates that yes she is still feeling the same, but can't make out where it is coming from.

The Captain then asks both myself and Chief Science Officer Bravin for information about Species 116. We have both been researching them on the ship's computer and know that they are humanoid, very intelligent and able to learn languages after only a few words have been spoken. On the downside they have no love for Starfleet and the Federation after we helped the Borg to assimilate them.

The probe is launched on the Captain's mark, but everything is taking so much power, To remain undetected we shut down all communication on the ship except by text. I give orders for the lower decks to be cleared and for the crew to move to the upper decks and for there to be a rota for eating in the Mess Hall and ten forward, so that personal replicators can be turned off. We have lots of questions about species 116 that cannot be answered. It could be that this ship we are following belongs to them, but has been hijacked and they could be under attack from who ever stole their ship.

Doctor Lane at the Operations position reports that he has found entry points to the Space Web and uploads them to Helm. We make our way through the Web. The Captain has a plan, for us to send a cloaked Runabout to disable the shields on the mining vessel ahead and capture it. Then teams from both Science and Operations can examine the logs and establish beam-down points and relay this back to the Argonaut. This plan is put in to operation, and we prepare to launch the Runabout.


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