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|When it Rains it Pours|
|*SIM Type: USS Sheppard Missions|
|*Production number: SHEP-RP028|
|*Forum Thread: When it Rains, it Pours|
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|*SIM Concept: Mulgrave Dwi|
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The Sheppard manages to find the rift and return to its universe, only to find Pinastri under evacuation and a strange ship orbiting Pinastri Prime's moon.
Captain's log, Stardate 100814.
The Sheppard has been cooling its heels for a week looking into this "dimensional rift" between our universe and the Vortex universe. What we have found is absolutly nothing. Science has done every test and experiment they can possibly think about and all we know is where it is and that its exit point is near Pinastri in open space.
All we have is the scratchy sensor logs from the merchant ship we rescued and really, they are not designed for scientific analysis so their sensors show nothing other than a sensor blip.
I've been advised caution from science but really, there is only one way to find out whether we can go through that rift and it looks like it's time to bite the bullet, as they used to say back home.
Computer, end log.
Command Report Log Stardate: 100818 Report submitted by: CMDR Mulgrave Dwi TO: CMDR Jadia Triellis Mission Name: When it Rains it Pours (Shogun mission: Homecoming)
On Stardate 100814, the USS Sheppard returned to Pinastri after spending multiple weeks assisting the crew of an unknown ship from an alternate universe. During the course of this we ended up stranded in their universe and located what appears to be a rift in close proximity to Pinastri between both our universe and theirs. I highly recommend we send a science vessel to investigate this rift to determine if this would be a risk to Pinastri or to open up diplomatic relations with the resident government in the area, the Dawn Foundation.
When the Sheppard arrived, we reported in to Fleet Command and went into orbit around Pinastri. At approximately 12:45 we detected the USS Shogun entering the system; shortly after we received orders to assist in the evacuation of Pinastri and were placed on full alert. The Sheppard immediatly moved into a suitable orbit around Pinastri and began assisting in the transport of civilians and Starfleet personnel.
While doing this, we detected an unknown ship near the moon off Pinastri Prime. Considering the current alert state I requested permission to investigate further. The Sheppard completed a quick jump to warp; however as we exited FTL speed we were hit by several blasts from the unknown vessel, both torpedoes and beam type weapons. This caused severe damage to our shields and hull breaches on mutliple decks. At this point we returned fire and requested additional back up, which came in the form of an SFC fighter squadron. We managed to do moderate damage to what we think are the vessel's engine systems. At this point they retreated; however, due to the damage already sustained we were unable to give chase. The Sheppard was however able to make some detailed scans of the vessel and come to some conclusions as to its capabilities. Please see tactical and sensor report below:
Tactical/Sensor analysis of unknown vessel:
The ship appears to be approximately the same size as the Sheppard, however from the sensor analysis they have increased firepower and showed themselves to be very agile. This suggests the ship has a higher power-to-size ratio than the Federation standard as the ship would require a significant power source in order to compensate for the engine and weapons systems evident.
The vessel also appeared to have heavy shielding; however from the scans we took, it is a shield matrix unknown to the Federation and the Sheppard could not make any sense of how it was powered or how it worked to provide adequate shielding of their vessel.
The unknown ship appeared to have taken some damage and, when it retreated, was leaking a small amount of chroniton particles in its wake. This trail is moving from Pinastri; my suggestion is that we dispatch multiple vessels to locate and detain this vessel and occupants.
Computer, end log.