Slipstream Slip-up

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Slipstream Slip-up
General Data
*Production number: CNH-RP013
*Initiated: 121125
*Ended: 121125
*Year: 2387
*Aliens: Breen
Navigation
*Forum Thread: [1]
*Previous Mission: Pursuit
*Next Mission: Pale Blue Dot
Credits
*SIM Concept: Lan Nakajima
*Historian: Lan Nakajima


Prelude

Current Location: Sector 003C, Pinastri Sector, Cascadia Station Drydock 02

Captain's Log,

After fully recovering from the effects of the Cascade Virus, The Cochrane has been cleared to pursue the Gorn and our stolen Shuttlecraft, as it appears that he has kept it as a trophy. I'm not entirely sure what we're getting into, however the coordinates we have on the shuttle indicate it has traveled a greater distance than possible on it's own, leaving it somewhere in the vicinity of sector 001D. The plan is to use our slipstream drive and take them by surprise, and hopefully if all goes as planned, get to the bottom of the Avanis Mystery once and for all. Of course I can't remember anything ever going to plan...


Crew Participation

Events

Stardate: 121125 Location: Ivor System, Orbiting Ivor Prime, 71 LY Coreward of Sol.

Mission Report:

The Cochrane left dock to pursue the Gorn Captain whom we captured, and escaped during our systems failures two weeks ago. The shuttlecraft that the Captain stole from us had a locator beacon hidden inside the spaceframe, and was still actively broadcasting, giving it's location as Sector 001D 60 Lightyears away, which would take much more time for a Starfleet Type 6 Shuttlecraft to travel than had passed. This lead me to hypothesize that something was amiss. After several system calibrations, I ordered the Slipstream Drive brought online, and a course to be plotted some 8 Lightyears from the shuttle's location. Helm activated the drive and we formed a stable slipstream, traveling at average slipstream velocities toward Sector 001D.

After about 15 minutes things began getting turbulent, to which I was informed was a slight phase variance, and was quickly sorted out. However, several minutes later the ship began shaking violently and the helm Officer reported that Navigational sensors had detected some sort of Subspace Corridor approaching the path of our Slipstream. I ordered the Slipstream drive be shut down, and us brought back into normal space, only to the reply of no response. All available power was diverted to Structural Integrity, and everyone braced themselves. As we entered the Subspace Corridor, the ship gained another exponential speed increase, and we were thrown faster ahead.

As we were tossed about like a ship on a stormy sea, several ideas on how to slow the ship were offered, including detonating an Antimatter Explosion ahead of the ship, and using the deflector to saturate the slipstream with enough particles to destabilize it slowly. Rather than risk the ship being thrown out uncontrollably, I approved of Engineering's idea, and we began destabilizing the slipstream, and slowly came to sublight speeds. After checking for damage, which we received a surprisingly small amount of, I asked for a course bearing from the Helm. After a few moments, the Helmsman seemed rather shocked in telling me we were within the outer edge of the Typhon Expanse in the Beta Quadrant. After brief discussion about how improbable it was, and the possibility of sabotage to our sensors, we detected 5 Breen starships closing on our location. In no condition to take on 5 Breen vessels, I ordered Helm to get us into federation territory at maximum warp.

We managed to evade the Breen ships, and took refuge in a lower polar orbit of Ivor Prime, while we attempt to put the pieces together, and attempt to contact starfleet in the Alpha Quadrant.


Signed, Commander Lan Nakajima CO - USS Cochrane