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|Nightmares and Dreamscapes|
|*SIM Type: USS Shogun Missions|
|*Production number: SHO-RP083|
|*Forum Thread: Nightmares and Dreamscapes|
|*Previous Mission: Blood Sacrifice|
|*Next Mission: Semper Fidelus|
|*SIM Concept: Ulrich Bechir|
|*Historian: Valerius Swansong, Teresa Firelight|
The USS Shogun enters an eerie part of space that contains the wreckage of several ships.
Location: 66.60 LY Trailing Pinastri System
This region of space is... unnerving... to say the least. We entered it a little over 12 hours ago and the best way to classify it is as a graveyard. Derelict items drift listlessly. This seems to be the site of a last stand of sorts, looking at our area of space and present pathway, it is clear which group the species of this sector was defending against. Readings make it difficult to tell for certain, but the guess is that this cataclysmic battle happened decades or even centuries ago. With airless void of space and lengthy lifespan of matter/anti-matter generators has meant that hulls have stayed more or less intact in many instances... although to date we have not found a ship with sufficient atmospheric capabilities.
I have tasked the crew with looking for a ship that we might be able to board to potentially get some answers. Sciences also has been detecting a residue of chronitons, meaning that it is likely that The Snake passed through this area not too long ago. Not only could we get valuable information about this race, whatever it was, but also a ship with working passive sensors might give us a directional for The Snake. The latter is a long shot, I know, but nothing ventured, nothing gained.
One way or another, this particular route has caused a great deal of unease throughout the crew. That is hardly surprising given the close proximity with death and destruction. This is a reminder not only of this races' violent past, but how close we, ourselves, came to destruction several times in similar conflicts.
I have already started detailing departments: Security this area is perfect for attackers to hide in. Sensor nets must be fully active. We must ensure that no one has the opportunity to 'sneak up' on us from behind. Sciences must find the proper ship. That one that has sufficient working systems (especially sensors and computers), chroniton residue in close proximity and hopefully the capability of creating atmosphere. Most importantly, the sensors and computers must have been left on. Medical must ensure the atmosphere in the ship is safe, life supporting and not containing poisons or pathogens. In other words, another day at the office. Engineering needs to ensure the structure is safe and won't break apart under us. They also must ensure that ambient dangers don't exist in terms of technical equipment and function. Operations needs to ensure that powerflow on the ship we decide to board is sufficient to power any systems we might need while there.
Hopefully we can get some answers and fill in some gaps in the history and species profiles of this system at the same time for our current mission.
The USS Shogun entered an area of space that seemed to be a ship graveyard, containing the wreckage of several ships. They estimated the ships had all been destroyed in a fierce battle that took place roughly 300 years ago. Captain Ulrich Bechir decided to send three away teams over to investigate, tasking them to find logs and/or other data on what happened. They scanned several ships to find a good target for the away teams to explore. In response to their scan, one of the ships automatically enabled life support systems. There were no life signs on that ship (or any other for that matter), but the ship seemed relatively intact. They selected that ship as their destination, and the first of the three away teams beamed over.
The team came under attack shortly after they arrived the ship. The other two teams arrived to support them and were also attacked. There is some debate amongst the away team members as to whether the attack was an automated and holographic defense system, or if it where the ghostly remains of the former crew. Either way, the attack was very hostile, and several team members were injured to the point where they required medical care. Those injured included LTCMDR Valerius Swansong, LTCMDR Jonathon Seriman and LTCMDR Moira Kelberry. The attacks against all 3 away teams were constant and fierce, to the point where it severely hampered the teams ability to carry out their mission. In the end, CMDR SVAndrei Baxton was able to retrieve a small amount of data from the ship's computer. The teams beamed back to the Shogun, where Doctor Fargus Skytower continued to treat the injured away team members in sickbay. The Shogun dropped a warning buoy and left the area.