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|Searching for the Rift|
|*SIM Type: USS Sheppard Missions|
|*Production number: SHEP-RP027|
|*Forum Thread: Searching for the Rift|
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|*SIM Concept: Mulgrave Dwi|
|*Historian: April Coswell|
The crew of the USS Sheppard tries various methods to find the rift back to their own universe.
Captain's log, Stardate 100807.
After locating a merchant that had somehow found themselves crossing from our universe into the one we have currently found ourselves in, I have decided to investigate the rift that appears to have facilitated this transport.
This may prove to be a route home, or may be an anomaly that needs sealing up - we dont know ye; but there is only one way to find out.
Computer, end log.
At a meeting in the conference room, Science officer Kaelin Odriscoll informed the crew about the theory of the interphasic rift that seemed to have 'pulled' a merchant vessel into the alternate universe the Sheppard was now in. Science had managed to locate the approximate coordinates of the other ship's entry into this universe, so the task was to find the rift - not an easy proposition, since Science had established that there was no way to trace it by noise or particle emissions.
Chief Engineer Generaal Joubert devised and implemented a plan to collect gases and vent them at the rift's last known coordinates. As this was being done, Operations Officer April Coswell detected an anomaly in the pattern of radio frequency 607.7 MHz and suggested that a radio wave might get distorted as it encountered the gravity pull of the rift.
Once at the coordinates, the gases were released and suddenly disappeared from view, while a radio wave distortion was recorded at the same location. Executive Officer Pedlar Blaisdale ordered a probe armed and fired at the location of the phenomenon. However, the firing mechanisms were found to be jammed.