Operation Red Tear

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Operation Red Tear
General Data
*Production number: 46
*Initiated: 081012
*Ended: 081013
*Year: 2383
Navigation
*Previous Mission: Field Work
*Next Mission: Bold Moves
Credits
*SIM Concept: Chase Quinnell
*Historian: MilesPrower Dagger


Prelude

WARNING: Highly classified material; only accessible by those given access by USS Redeemer Intel.


The Prophecy

"By and by, many years ahead there will be an invader from afar; an invader who will be conflicted and abnormal to our existance and our neighbors' existance"

"In the ruins of civilization will one find the answers they will seek."


A highly covert mission, in which not even much of Starfleet Command knows about. This mission is only known by UFS Intelligence and certain officials within the Command structure.

Events

The bridge crew waited in the briefing room, anxious to know what they were waiting on. The doors slid open and the cloaked figure stepped in and lowered his hood...
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Lt. Quinnell arrived at the scheduled meeting to inform his crew of the mission they were undertaking. He briefed every bridge officer on their undercover mission and that if anyone protested, they were free to leave the ship. Their mission would be one of secrecy and deception as they investigated a prophecy that could have a significant impact on the United Federation Starfleet.
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One officer asked to be excused and noted his protest of the mission, and he was granted the ability to 'jump ship.' The USS Redeemer, captained by acting captain Lt. Vinnie contacted Tranquility and informed them that they would be departing in order to test some phase cannon modifications while Chase was in transporter stasis to prevent Tranquility's scanners from detecting his lifesigns.
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As they warped to their destination, Tranquility lost contact with the redeemer after they locked all comms out with static and stopped transmitting their transponder codes. They sent the USS Benton to investigate the loss of contact.
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Once the Redeemer arrived at its destination, Vinnie, Chase, and Kressler beamed down to the facility to find the answers they sought. They maintained radio silence to prevent any possible detection.

During the exploration, a 5000 years old cold fusion reactor was found functioning and powering a laboratory on the surface of the planet. A meeting room was displaying a holographic meeting which took place with the original builders. They were talking about a prophecy which stated:
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"By and by, many years ahead there will be an invader from afar; an invader who will be conflicted and abnormal to our existance and our neighbors' existance"

"In the ruins of civilization will one find the answers they will seek."
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After further study, it appeared that the prophecy was referring to an economic disaster which may have been indirectly brought on by the Federation's non-economic based system when UFS settled in the quadrant.

They appeared to have been searching through time and space to find something, most likely it had something to do with the prophecy. No weapons were found in the Research Laboratory so we can assume that their intents were peaceful. Their suspected "ascention" into higher beings seems to confirm that supposition.
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It was confirmed that there were lifesigns on the planet, but their culture seemed fairly primitive compared to those who built the facility, which had been researching with wormhole technology. They seemed to have been a secondary race which had settled on the surface of the planet in the shadow of the ancient, but highly advanced research facility.
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The crew set course back to Pinastri, hoping to explain everything to UFS Command and why they kept things under a blanket of secrecy..

Captain’s Log

SHIP MISSION LOG :: 037
USS REDEEMER - NCC-100753-A


ATTENDANCE ROSTER:

Ship CO: Lt. Chase Quinnell
Ship XO: Lt. Vinnie
Engineering Officer: Ens. Elim Exonar
Intel/Security Officer: Ens. Kressler Constantine
Helm Officer: Lt. Jg Diemme Morane
Operations Officer: Ens. Orion Hax

Mission Logs

=/\= UFS REPORT =/\=
Ship Name: USS Redeemer
TO: Captain Chase Quinnell
FROM: Ensign Kressler Constantine, Chief of Intelligence
Ensign Elim Exonar, Chief of Engineering


=/\= USS REDEEMER =/\=

On stardate 081011, the USS Redeemer left Tranquility station with acting Captain Vinnie in command. After experiencing some technical problems, we ended up on a remote planet near Pinatri Sector. Further scans of the planet revealed that an underground facility existed. An away team was created and was sent to investigate. The 3 members beamed into a corridor and tricorder scans revealed faint energy signatures and maybe life signs (although that was later confirmed that those lifesigns were on the surface of the planet).

During the exploration, a 5000 years old cold fusion reactor was found functioning and powering a laboratory on the surface of the planet. A meeting room was displaying a holographic meeting which took place with the original builders. They were talking about a prophecy which stated:

"By and by, many years ahead there will be an invader from afar; an invader who will be conflicted and abnormal to our existance and our neighbors' existance"

"In the ruins of civilization will one find the answers they will seek."

Further studies of the recording were done and it appears that the meeting was about an economic disaster which was feared would occur when a new group of people who show up and destabilize the Delta Quadrant. This species were so afraid of this happening that they started to create wormholes (to what end, we do not know) all over the galaxy. We surmise that it was to look for the invaders. No weapons were found in the Research Laboratory so we can assume that their intents were peaceful. Their suspected "ascention" into higher beings seems to confirm that supposition.

An exploration of the surface gave additional information on the planet. It seems that a secondary race established itself on the surface. It was probably because of the fertility of the soil and the abundance of geothermal energy of the nearby volcano. Few people were seen but scanners did advise us of their presence.

The ultimate meaning of the prophecy is still unclear and we do not know if we, or anyone else fits this description of "invader". The crew of the Redeemer did notice that maybe our cultural values are having a deep impact on the Delta Quadrant and our presence as a power with a non-economic base is sure to destabilize the surrounding sectors. A further study of this has to be done by UFS Command.


=/\= UFS REPORT Addendum =/\=
Ship Name: USS Redeemer
TO: UFS Command, Intelligence
FROM: Captain (Lt.) Chase Quinnell

I am making this addendum to add the fact that I was the leader of this mission. Lt. Vinnie was "officially" in command, since I was marked as missing, and quite possibly as a suspect, since Lt. Cmdr Hoorenbeek was about to apprehend me when I was downloading information from his consoles without giving him any answers to his questions.

I took this mission on because I felt it might be directly related to our presence here in some way. Hoping to prevent any chaos, I went to the chief of intelligence, Ens. Foulsbane, as well as consulting in Capt. Zed Drebin on this matter. After that, I hid out onboard the Redeemer as we left to perform the mission.

I accept any and all judgement that results from this act, do not hold my crew up to anything. I was only acting in the best interests of the group.

Beginnings

This extremely covert operation began on Stardate 081008 when Lt. Chase Quinnell received an ominous note from a trusted friend. It had a small excerpt from an ancient prophecy from a species long since thought extinct. While downloading some information from a console on SS Tranquility Station's bridge, its commander became suspicious and ordered Mr. Quinnell to be detained for investigation, but before security arrived, he beamed out.

The Prophecy

"By and by, many years ahead there will be an invader from afar; an invader who will be conflicted and abnormal to our existance and our neighbors' existance"

"In the ruins of civilization will one find the answers they will seek."


Mr. Quinnell interpreted that the "invader" was about the Federation's established presence in the Delta Quadrant. He interpreted that the "conflict" referred to the several confrontations with locals and non-locals alike. (Borg, Vaadwuar, Mendari, and others).

The footnote seemed to be a reference to the ancient large underground facility which has been abandoned and un-touched for several centuries.

Status

<<//| Operation: Red Tear Status: Closed |\\>>