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|*SIM Concept: Poison Toocool|
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Commanding Officer Poison Toocool - Log, Stardate 120727: On route to meet the newly built and newly assigned USS Huitzilopochtli, we encountered something rare - a singularity. It seems to affect surrounding space up to 120,000 kilometers. We have retreated to that distance, and have sent a message to USS Marco Polo, our closest science vessel, to come and investigate this further, as we do not wish to delay here too long, and miss our planned rendezvous. It will take some time for Marco Polo to reach this location, in the meantime, we have set a probe to orbit the singularity and collect data, as well as sent warning messages to ships in the vicinity. Despite our efforts, long range scans show a cargo vessel approaching the singularity on the far side of our orbit. If the freighter does not change course, they could swiftly be in trouble if they enter the interdimentional rift. We are attempting to hail them, without much success, perhaps because of interference from the anomoly. We will have to try to reach them before they get too close. Thankfully, we're heading that way!
Cptn Poison Toocool - Captain
Cmdr Genny7 Markus – Executive Officer
Cmdr Karl Quar – Engineering/Helm
LTcmdr Dolfke Barbosa – Security/Tactical I
LT David7 Bravin – Science
LT Breydon Lane – Operations
Ensign Fire Spingflower – Medical/Science II
Cadet Peter Python – Tactical II
Reporting: Cpt Poison Toocool, USS Argonaut, Stardate 120729 - Location: 2 ly trailing SS Astraios
Orbiting the singularity at 120,000 kilometers distance, waiting for the USS Marco Polo to make her way here so we can head towards our rendezvous with the USS Huitzilopochtli, we detected a freigher moving towards the singularity. Our hails met with no response. Prior to leaving to intercept them and offer assistance, we took aboard the torpedo we had fired at the singularity, and found a curious blue crystal on it. While tactical and science tried to puzzle that out, we set course for the freighter. They had, according to our scans, three injured crew out of the 10 aboard. We prepared to receive them in our cargo bay. As we closed on their position we discovered an ion trail near their location, as well as signs of weapons fire. We concluded that they had likely been attacked by a cloaked vessel, possibly Klingon. We managed to open a channel to the Rurigan Administrator but they insisted they didn't need any help. In a ruse, I said we'd leave then, but reminded them the cloaked ship was nearby and that they were in danger of entering an interdimentional rift. That seemed to change their minds, just then, using a tachyon burst, we located the cloaked Klingon vessel, right next to the freighter. We were hailed by my archenemy, Zhieela Brruxls. At this point the XO felt retreat was the wisest action, and I agreed with her. I would have loved to engage Zhieela in battle but the XO reminded us she could have slaves aboard.
As we began to move off, I came up with the idea of attaching a small probe as a homing device, to Zhieela's hull. Ops, Science and Tactical worked together to prepare it, making sure the signal would be undetected and the probe cloaked to avoid detection. We returned to weapons range, pretended to fire on Zhiella, deliberately missing, as a distraction... meantime launching the probe and penetrating her shields. The homing device attached successfully, we managed to beam the crew from the freighter. Ensign Fire contacted the bridge to say 9 out of the 10 crew were at her location. We then retreated at warp 5, sending a message to the task force with the details of what we had done.
Ensign Fire then sent a security alert, the 10th person had attacked her team. We could hear shouts from her location. Blue team is overrun and in danger.