Spring Forward

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Spring Forward
General Data
*Production number: AST-RP093
*Initiated: 130224
*Year: 2388
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Credits
*SIM Concept: Poison Toocool
*Historian: Poison Toocool


Prelude

Captain's Log Poison Toocool - USS Argonaut. Location: unknown. Stardate 130307:

We are now nearly 100,000 kms away from our point of entry after passing through the black hole and entering an uncharted area of space, travelling at one-half impulse. Ships records show we have travelled at least 15 light years from Astraios however, our clocks were slowed when we entered the event horizon and so this data may be flawed.

We have dropped warning beacons behind us, one 50,000 kms from the black hole and one as we passed through the outer membrane of the nebula. Engineering has done a great job of getting our power back and systems are coming online all over the ship.

We cannot help but be curious about the signal we are receiving from within or beyond the nebula. We know our sensors will be affected as we pass through the anomoly's static discharge, but in a spirit of exploration we continue to move forward.

We hope that, as we get closer, further data will allow us to translate the signal - and perhaps compose a reply. The computer confirms the pattern of the signal means it is not naturally occuring. What - or who - awaits us on the other side.

As we pass into the nebula, I cannot help but think it's a beautiful, eerie sight. Since this area is uncharted... unless anyone says otherwise, I think we'll name it the Tiberius Nebula.


Crew participation

LTCmdr David7 Bravin - Mission Command/Science Chief

Cmdr Genny7 Markus - XO/Engineering

Cmdr Dolfke Barbosa - Helm/Tactical

LTCmdr Breydon Lane - Medical/Operations

Cmdr Karl Quar - Engineering

Cptn Poison Toocool - Observer/NPCs

LTCmdr Miranda Frequency - Observer/Science

Events

Reporting: LTcmdr David7 Bravin - Chief Science Officer, Stardate 130310

We continued on our journey through the nebula - which has been given the appropriate name of the Tiberius Nebula by Captain Toocool. Our hope was that as we progressed further we would be able to collect more data about the signal we had been receiving, with a view to being able to attempt a translation.

Because of the adverse effects of the nebula on our sensors, we had been limiting our speed to half impulse. This meant that our journey was taking longer than we would have liked, along with a resultant prolonged stay within the nebula.

It soon became apparent from reports, that the nebula was affecting a number of the ship's systems, with intermittent powers losses and fluctuations. More worryingly, a number of the crew (myself included) were being affected by the effects from the nebular. Dr. Lane carried out an investigation of the medical data regarding the crew and gave all the Bridge Officers a check over. He arranged for Sickbay to commence the necessary treatment to all those crew members that were being affected by nervous disorders and fatigue.

We then picked up the signal once again, this time stronger than before. We managed to lock onto the signal and changed our course heading towards its point of origin, in the hope that it would lead us out of the nebula since our sensors were still unreliable. As we continued the signal got stronger and stronger - confirming that we were on the right track. After a while we found ourselves leaving the nebula and out into open space once again.

With our ship's sensors now functioning, long range scans showed a solar system with 5 planets directly ahead, some 10 light years distant. Engineering managed to get the warp core back up on line and we headed off towards the solar system at warp 3.

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