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|The Time Bubble|
|*SIM Type: USS Shogun Missions|
|*Production number: SHO-RP075|
|*Forum Thread: The Time Bubble|
|*Previous Mission: To Boldly Go|
|*Next Mission: The Conundrum|
|*SIM Concept: Ulrich Bechir|
|*Historian: Ishan Broek, Teresa Firelight|
The USS Shogun detects a chroniton trail and moves to investigate the local planetary systems for signs of contamination.
Location: 8.23 LY Trailing Pinastri System
Since aiding the communications relay, we have made good time trailing from Pinastri. Regular sensor sweeps have detected a chroniton trail. We have heard from Captain Bailey of the USS Exitium and she has confirmed we are on the right path. Captain Baily has requested that we check out some of the planetary systems that were caught in the Snake's wake. We are concerned about the effects that what seems to be leaking chroniton radiation might have on planets. As a result, we have plotted a course to an M-Class planet in the Scalenta System. Scalenta II was surveyed some time ago to be roughly 21st Century equivalent for technology. We will have to scan the planet and potentially go down in disguise, however it seems necessary we survey the issue and record the damage to be sent back to Pathfinder for analysis, as well as for our own independent analysis.
The USS Shogun traveled to the Scalenta system following chroniton signature that was discovered via regular sensor sweeps. Starfleet had requested that they check the chroniton radiation had caused any issues on the planets in the system. They found a pre-warp M-Class planet and sent undercover away teams to investigate.
It turned out that there had indeed been some significant changes. One of them was that many people had mysteriously disappeared from the cities where the chroniton readings were the strongest. There was also the sudden appearance of several lizard-like creatures in the areas more strongly effected by chroniton radiation. Subsequent investigation revealed that the lizards were actually the missing people. Apparently, the chronitons caused them enter a rapid reverse evolution process, and they reverted back to an earlier form in their evolutionary cycle.
LT Valerius Swansong had been working closely with the lizards, became effected by the chroniton radiation and entered into a period of reverse evolution. He was taken back to the Shogun and confined to sickbay. But the doctors were unable to stop the process and he reverted to a Neanderthal man – with all of the aggression and intellectual capabilities thereof.