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Executive Officer Genny7 Markus - Log, Stardate 121019:
Our original mission was to rendezvous with USS Huitzilopochtli, on route from the Pinastri system, and escort her to Astraios Sector. We estimated 3 to 4 weeks travel time to meeting her. Signals were intermittent, but that was to be expected given the Astraios effect and the proximity of the Takaar Nebula. Unfortunately the Huit was drawn into our ongoing battle with the vicious pirates who have been operating in the Astraios Sector and beyond. She came to our aid when we were ambushed by 3 Klingon warships, took heavy damage and was destroyed on stardate 120908.1243; fortunately we were able to rescue the majority of the crew, but most of the bridge officers and Captain Libre are among the fallen. 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 Huit crew, for repair. Logs on the "Maj" indicate Captain Toocool was beamed off the "Maj" prior to the battle, we are now following the trail.
We go into danger, aboard a Klingon Bird of Prey, seeking the pirates and their hideout, and our Captain. According to astrometrics, the trail we are following will lead us into an unstable section of uncharted space outside the Astraios Sector. Crew morale is good, considering our cramped quarters and unfamiliar surroundings. Thank goodness we thought to beam aboard some Starfleet replicators... or we'd all be eating Gagh with Cmdr Meth. Ugh.
Cmdr Genny7 Markus - XO & Acting Captain
LTcmdr David7 Bravin - 2nd Officer, Chief Science Officer, Mission Leader
Cmdr Karl Quar - Chief Engineer
Ensign Peter Python - Helm/Intel
LTcmdr Breydon Lane - Medical
Cmdr Konora Meth - 2nd Officer, Huit; Seconded to Argonaut (Cptn Poison Toocool)
Reporting: LT Commander David7 Bravin, Second Officer, USS Argonaut, Stardate 121021
At last I am out of the Maj's sickbay which would be better called a torture chamber after my slight argument with a low beam in the Maj's engineering section. I have taken over command from LTCmdr Bravin as we continue to follow the trail of the pirate ship. This part of space is unknown to us so I have ordered a probe to start mapping this area for us then we may be able to find out why the area is so turbulent.
We find that the turbulence is causing power fluctuations, and we have some damage from them on Deck 7, a repair crew is at work down there and when they are finished we will re-establish power to the deck.
Ops reports that the ship we are following has sent out a message which is encrypted with an algorithm which is unknown to Cmdr Meth. Straight away we set the computer to work on the message in case it is something which we should be sending as well. While waiting to see if the computer could come up with an answer for us we run in to more gravimetric eddies which make the ship rock, everyone grabs hold to something solid in an effort to stay in their seats. Suddenly we understand why this is all happening to us - we are headed for a black hole, I order the ship to try to swing around it with extra power to our shields and environmental systems, during this we take some casualties with five crew being injured luckily nothing serious only bumps and bruises and one Ensign confined to sickbay with what appears to be morning sickness. Dr. Lane suggests that this will keep her out of harm's way.
As with great effort we manage to pull away from the black hole it is suggested to me that this is the wrong trail and that we should backtrack to find the right one. This we do, and finally manage to pick up the other trail which leads us away from the area of the black hole thank goodness. Behind us we leave another probe to tell us more about the black hole and surrounding area.
It is at this time that Cmdr Meth makes a very good suggestion that she spend her time looking through past communication logs and try to get us a script of what is normally said between the pirate ships. We are now only about one standard hour behind the other vessel and it is time for us to look the part of a ship which has been damaged in a fight, this is carried out by engineering and medical changes our bio signs to known pirates and the rest of us start to think that we are going to need different clothes. Do hope the Klingons have washing facilities would hate to smell like them. Cmdr Meth comes up with the wording for a signal to be sent out as a distress call asking for help to get to the pirates hideout. We receive a message from them telling us that they are sending a shuttle to guide us in and we will soon get our first look at the hide out, it's a space station. Well time for the dirty clothes and a bit of role playing.....