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|*Previous Mission: Centuria|
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|*SIM Concept: David7 Bravin, Genny7 Markus|
|*Historian: Poison Toocool|
Having received the report from Intel, following their recon on the planet Centuria, an Away Team from the USS Neil Armstrong beamed down to the surface of the planet. Intel led the Away Team to a number of buildings, where various classes of "robots" were observed. All the "robots" appeared to be motionless due to the effect of the time dilation. Whilst investigating an area of lush vegetation, several members of the Away Team became unwell and were ordered back to the ship for medical checks. Because of this and concerns about possible adverse effects from long term exposure to the time dilation on the planet, the rest of the Away Team then returned to the ship. A further Away Mission to the surface of Centuria is planned, in order to disable the dampening field and hopefully find another Iconian Gateway.
Cmdr Genny7 Markus: Mission Leader
Capt Karl Quar: Chief Engineer
Capt Dolfke Barbosa: Chief Security
Cmdr David7 Bravin: Chief Science Officer
Ensign LilithGreycloaks Resident: Intel
Cmdr Breydon Lane - Medical
Log Entry: Commander David7 Bravin, 140427:
At the Mission Briefing aboard the ship, I presented a report I had received from Science Officer LTjg Hefei, which included information about the manner in which the robotic inhabitants of the planet Centuria communicate with one another. The conclusion being that by disrupting their collective communications, they would effectively be disarmed. I added that we also needed to turn off the dampening field in order to continue our explorations. Our Intel Officer, Ensign Greycloaks, suggested that we introduce a computer virus into their central control system (once we had located it) which could take care of both the dampening field and the robots' communications. Concerns about the proposals, from a tactical point of view, were expressed by Capt Barbosa.
Our Away Team beamed down to the surface of the planet and we resumed our search from where we had finished previously. This time Cmdr Markus brought the Iconian artifact with her and as such took the lead and soon located a building as being the source of the damping field. We carefully made our way into the building, avoiding the robots that were on guard outside. Once inside, we used a lift that took us up to the floor above, which proved to be the main control room. Still avoiding the robots that were working there, Capt Quar managed to upload a computer virus into the control system. Shortly after, we noticed that the constant communication "humming" from the robots had stopped.
We quickly made our way out of the building and to the guarded doorway that we had seen on our previous visit. This time we went through the doorway and found ourselves in a natural environment. Following Cmdr Markus, we eventually came to an area where there were huge stone pillars that were typical of Iconian architecture, which confirmed that we were heading in the right direction.
We finally came to an area near the sea, where we discovered an Iconian structure similar to a gazebo. I called to the Away Team to come and look up at the ceiling of the structure, where there was a model of a binary star system with 13 planets. It was then that we realised that Cmdr Markus had continued on ahead of us. Suddenly there was a flash of light. We stopped gazing up at the ceiling and went to find Cmdr Markus.
We came to a dead end where there was a waterfall and a small lake - but Cmdr Markus was no where to be seen.
In writing the above report I recalled that Cmdr Markus had passed her tricorder to me, before setting off on her own. I have therefore added below, her Mission Log up to that point.
Log Entry, Cmdr Genny7 Markus:
After a meeting in the briefing room aboard the Armstrong to discuss how we might be able to interrupt the robots' communication and their dampening field, we decided to try a computer virus in their main computers if we were able to find them.
We transported down to the planet once again arriving where the last away mission had ended near the robot making room. I walked around the outside of the building and at the left hand side the artifact that I was carrying in a back pack started to react violently when I looked at a round building in about the middle of the settlement. I ordered the away term to follow me and I made my way towards that building which was guarded by robots who had their backs to us. Staying close to the building we made our way in and found a teleporter pad. It took us up to the second floor where we were lucky enough to find their computer centre. Doctor Lane advised us not to stand still for too long as the robots would sense us. Captain Quar with the help of Commander Bravin, and Ensign Greycloaks started to upload the virus. In the mean time I found a balcony leading off the main room and went to investigate. As I walked around, some snow covered mountains came in to my view and something shining caught my eye - I felt that this was our next thing to investigate.
When I returned to the main room, I was just in time to hear the humming sound from the robots stop. The virus had worked - now to see if the dampening field had gone down as well.
We made our way down to the outside of the building and decided to approach the gates leading to the mountains at a run. We managed to go through and turned to the right and made our way towards some very old columns. After a quick study of them Commander Bravin reported that they were definitely Iconian, so we followed the faint trail through large rocks and black curtain like doors until we finally came to a pleasant area beside the sea with some trees with pink blossom. Doctor Lane said that every one should stop to have a snack. Every one pulled out their supplies, but I was not hungry and had spotted some more large rocks that could be another opening. I will investigate.