Planet X

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Planet X
General Data
*Production number: 035
*Initiated: 080729
*Ended: 080730
*Year: 2383
*Previous Mission: Cold Front
*Next Mission: Power in Time
*SIM Concept: Chase Quinnell
*Historian: MilesPrower Dagger


The Redeemer is on a routine patrol along outer edges of the Nekrit expanse when the ship's sensors detect an M-class planet in an unexplored region of Federation space. Exploration is on everyone's minds as the ships course is adjusted to investigate the planet.

This planet is known as FGC-640310 (unnamed). It is part of an unexplored starsystem.


Captain’s Log



Ship CO: Lt. Chase Quinnell
Ship XO: Lt. Michaels Toshi
Helm/Ops Officer: Ensign CylonXD Slade
Science Officer: Lt. Jg Orion Pastorelli
Engineering Officer: Cadet Elim Exonar

The USS Redeemer discovered an M-class planet containing a primitive alien species. During some surface scans, massive radiation was found throughout the surface. Settlements were scattered across the planet's surface in low-radiation areas. They were not connected by any marked paths or roads.

An analysis of the radiation revealed that the planet suffered a global thermo-nuclear war much like World War 3 on 21st century Earth. Further scans indicated some sort of building with a shield encompassing it. Since this technology was beyond that of the current tech level of the civilization, it was determined to be either an alien structure or a structure that survived the global war which had devastated the entire planet.

Plans were made for further study of the planet with an away team. Environmental suits would be required due to the extreme radiation. Shuttles would have to be used, since the radiation would have prevented any form of transport. Landing sites were limited to areas near settled areas, which would make contamination difficult to prevent.

The Redeemer hopes to return with equipment and a team to survey the planet properly. Hazard Team suits are in the process of being modified so that they can be used during the mission.

Mission Logs

[13:41] CYLONXD Slade taps Console
[13:42] michaels Toshi makes a sweep of the nekrit expanse
[13:42] Elim Exonar: Engineering reports that all systems are fully functional sir
[13:42] michaels Toshi: hmm, so far looks rather empty so far, but we will see when we get the results
[13:43] michaels Toshi: well, im picking up something new outside of the expanse...
[13:43] michaels Toshi: Let me see if i can verify what it is
[13:43] michaels Toshi boosts scan resolution
[13:43] michaels Toshi: it's a planet, M-class
[13:43] Elim Exonar: Aye sir, I am sending you increased power to the sensor array
[13:44] Chase Quinnell shifts in his seat, "A chance at exploration. Helm, plot a course."
[13:45] CYLONXD Slade taps Console "aye sir, ETA 5.4 Minutes"
[13:45] Chase Quinnell: Engage, warp 4.
[13:45] CYLONXD Slade: aye
[13:45] CYLONXD Slade taps Console "warp Engaged"
[13:46] Chase Quinnell: Science, keep scanning that star system as we begin to approach it. I'd like to know what's in that system ahead of time.
[13:46] michaels Toshi: aye sir
[13:46] michaels Toshi focuses all his science sensors at the planet and looks over the results
[13:47] michaels Toshi: well, the planet has a small moon
[13:47] michaels Toshi: Detecting No ships in the system...
[13:47] Chase Quinnell: Any other planets in the system?
[13:47] michaels Toshi: hmm, I'll check
[13:48] michaels Toshi: aha!, yes I've got a small plutoid further out in the system, hiding in the larger planet's shadow
[13:48] Chase Quinnell: Interesting.
[13:49] michaels Toshi: the interior of the plutoid is habitable, due to the heat it drains of it's larger sister planet
[13:50] CYLONXD Slade: Sir, my Sensors detect small clusters of Asteroid near. It may be Nesesary to drop out of warp Unusually far.....
[13:50] michaels Toshi: On the large planet im detecting life, small villages and towns, not connected.
[13:50] Chase Quinnell: Take us out of warp, Ensign.
[13:50] CYLONXD Slade: aye
[13:51] CYLONXD Slade taps Console
[13:51] Chase Quinnell: Take us into the system at full impulse. Ensign, avoid the asteroids as best as you can.
[13:51] Chase Quinnell: If necessary, drop to 1/2 or 1/4 impulse.
[13:52] CYLONXD Slade: Aye.
[13:52] CYLONXD Slade taps Console
[13:53] CYLONXD Slade: We have Cleared the bulk of the Asteroid Clusters
[13:53] CYLONXD Slade: Approaching the planet.
[13:54] Chase Quinnell: Assume a geopolar orbit. We dont want to be detected unless we know they have warp capabilities.
[13:55] CYLONXD Slade taps Console "aye sir, now in Orbit"
[13:55] Elim Exonar: I wonder if those towns and villages have electricity
[13:55] Chase Quinnell: Science, launch a series of scans on the planet's surface. I'd like a report of the civilization located here.
[13:56] michaels Toshi: aye sir
[13:56] Chase Quinnell: I have my own questions as well, Mr. Exonar. *smiles*
[13:56] Chase Quinnell taps a few buttons on the aft console.
[13:56] Elim Exonar: yes sir
[13:56] Chase Quinnell: Tactical sensors are not detecting any ships on long or short range sensors
[13:57] Elim Exonar: I'm just excited, this is my first time discovering a new civilization!
[13:57] Chase Quinnell: I've been involved in a few first contacts.
[13:57] Chase Quinnell: And have observed a couple pre-warp alien races.
[13:57] michaels Toshi: well, the inhabitants aren't advanced, looks like they've followed earth's history, from what you've told me of it. the planet WAS advanced, but it appears several thermonuclear warheads were detonated in the atmosphere, killing almost everything, like your WW3
[13:57] Chase Quinnell sighs.
[13:58] CYLONXD Slade Smiles at the cadet "just Another day in Starfleet"
[13:58] Chase Quinnell: A mighty civilization.. destroyed by distrust and hate.
[13:58] michaels Toshi: intense amounts of radiation cover the planet still, the villages are located in the least affected areas
[13:58] Chase Quinnell: Looks like their war ended worse than ours.
[13:58] CYLONXD Slade: yes......
[13:59] Chase Quinnell: We'll definitely have to send a covert science team to study this civilization in further detail.
[14:00] michaels Toshi: advise they use eva suits
[14:00] Chase Quinnell: They'd have to be careful not to get caught by a native while wearing them.
[14:01] michaels Toshi: ok then, but we have to get them inoculated and they can only stay for 3 hours at a time
[14:01] Chase Quinnell nods.
[14:01] Elim Exonar: Sir, this radiation would interfere with transport
[14:01] Elim Exonar: they'd better come using shuttles
[14:01] Chase Quinnell: Indeed.
[14:01] Chase Quinnell: Are there any good landing sites down there?
[14:02] michaels Toshi: hmm, plenty, but the only safe ones are very close to the village
[14:03] Chase Quinnell: Hmm..
[14:04] Chase Quinnell: When we come back with our science team, we can try to work out a plan in more detail. For now, we just need to gather enough information for Starfleet to assemble a team with the proper equipment.
[14:05] Chase Quinnell rests his hand on the railing and looks at the planet.
[14:06] Chase Quinnell: Ensign, can you zoom in on viewer grid 46?
[14:06] CYLONXD Slade: Aye
[14:06] Chase Quinnell: What.. is that.
[14:06] CYLONXD Slade taps Console
[14:06] Chase Quinnell: It looks like some sort of building, but it's in a radiated zone.
[14:07] michaels Toshi: scanning
[14:08] michaels Toshi: looks like the building has....shielding, which is beyond their abilities from what i've observed so far, maybe they continued to develop in some parts....
[14:08] Elim Exonar: a society that develops shields before warp drive? Fascinating!
[14:09] CYLONXD Slade: or.....outside Help.....
[14:09] michaels Toshi sees Orion walk in the door, ready to relieve him
[14:09] Chase Quinnell: Welcome to the bridge, Orion.
[14:09] michaels Toshi: just warming up your seat, mr pastorelli
[14:09] Orion Pastorelli: thank sir, my delicate experiment is complete
[14:10] Chase Quinnell: Let me hand you what we've discovered so far, Mr. Pastorelli.
[14:10] Orion Pastorelli: thank you mr. toshi
[14:10] michaels Toshi sits down, all the time looking at his PADD at the new readings and fascinating aspects of the planet
[14:11] Chase Quinnell: Hmm.. we'll definitely have to come back with a properly equipped science team for a survey of the planet.
[14:12] Orion Pastorelli: till then we could deploy a long term probe to gather data
[14:12] Chase Quinnell: That shielded structure is something that my curiosity can't resist.
[14:12] Chase Quinnell nods.
[14:12] Chase Quinnell: Engineering, prepare a class 5 Science Probe.
[14:12] Elim Exonar: Aye sir
[14:13] Elim Exonar taps a few buttons on his console
[14:13] Chase Quinnell: Set it to a high orbit. I dont want it detected by the natives, incase someone on that planet has the technology.
[14:13] Elim Exonar: Class 5 probe is ready... now
[14:13] Chase Quinnell: Ensign, launch the probe.
[14:14] CYLONXD Slade taps Console "launched"
[14:15] Orion Pastorelli: interesting, your right to be fascinated by the shielding technology... and you hav ruled out any connection to current space faring species?
[14:15] michaels Toshi: I was scanning for that, but my results were inconclusive
[14:15] Elim Exonar: the power signature is unlike anything I've seen as well
[14:15] Chase Quinnell: We haven't so far. I'd like you to cross reference the shield technology with any known species.
[14:15] Orion Pastorelli: even thought this planet is advanced, they are still quite exploitable
[14:16] Chase Quinnell: This planet isn't advanced. It used to be.
[14:16] Chase Quinnell: But then they ruined their society with a massive thermonuclear war.
[14:16] Orion Pastorelli: mr. exonar please send your data to my station.
[14:16] Chase Quinnell: Similar to Earth's World War 3.
[14:16] Elim Exonar: wouldn't it be amazing if that shielded building was a library containing all their knowledge? The possibilities are endless
[14:16] Orion Pastorelli: ah understood...
[14:17] Chase Quinnell: Indeed.. Mr. Exonar. I look forward to taking a science team down there.
[14:17] CYLONXD Slade: I wonder what started the war...
[14:19] Orion Pastorelli: understood
[14:20] Chase Quinnell: It was probably one of the usual excuses for war. Religion, politics, hate, or a history of civil unrest.
[14:20] CYLONXD Slade: indeed
[14:20] Chase Quinnell: In this case, it devastated the entire planet.
[14:21] Chase Quinnell: I think we've done all we can for now. I'll send a report to UF Starfleet command for review. I hope to return with a science team for a planet-side survey.
[14:21] CYLONXD Slade: aye
[14:22] Orion Pastorelli pounds his console in frustration... " if only we had sensors that could penetrate those shields, my gut tells me there are survivors under in that structure as well as knowledge"
[14:22] Chase Quinnell: Helm, set a course back to the Nekrit expanse. We'll resume our patrol pattern.
[14:22] Chase Quinnell nods. "Indeed."
[14:22] Chase Quinnell: We'll be back.. soon.
[14:22] Chase Quinnell: Ensign.. engage.
[14:22] Orion Pastorelli nods, "under