Some Light Investigation

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Some Light Investigation
General Data
*SIM Type: USS Sheppard Missions
*Production number: SHEP-RP091
*Initiated: 111120
*Ended: 111120
*Year: 2386
*Forum Thread: Some Light Investigation
*Previous Mission: On His Last Legs
*Next Mission: Next >>
*SIM Concept: Jess Hamelin
*Historian: April Coswell

The Sheppard crew investigates energy orbs which seem to have the ability to transport people to other realities and tamper with their memories.


Location: 20,000 years in the future

XO's log, Stardate 111120

The Captain and LtCmdr Coswell are currently over on the Chenae vessel, discussing the various things we've encountered over the last several weeks, specifically their dealings with the Oclar, and becoming Oclar citizens...apparently, this has led to all sorts of paperwork that they needed to have a meeting about.

In the meantime, the rest of us are trying to put the ship back in order. It's funny, with the past couple weeks, and worrying about Lt Zapatero, we tend to forget we're still in rather rough shape. Our bottom decks are still a write off. Our weapons are mess. Engines limited. We still have some crew who're tripled up on quarters.

And ignoring our physical troubles, we still have the mystery of our trips through time, our arrival at this point. We have prisoners in the brig...a priestess, from an unknown time who's somehow involved. Her "acolyte" we'll call her, stolen from planet Midgar 62 years prior to our normal timeframe, who was brainwashed, or somehow affected into becoming this believer. And more disturbing, we may still have some of those energy balls hiding in the ship. We don't know what they are, but they were involved in our arrival here in 22,386, we're sure of that. What I also know is we've been noticing faint readings similar to what we experienced before, more often the closer we get to the Chenae facility.

And you know what? I don't like that. I know the Captain doesn't like that. So we're going to get to the bottom of it. We have some of the finest scientific and engineering minds in the galaxy on this ship...I think we can figure this out.

Computer, end log.


Operations log, Stardate 111120 Lt. Rich Lombardia, Assistant Chief of Operations, reporting

While working at the Operations station on the Bridge I received a report of strange energy signatures on Deck 6. These matched the Light Orbs that have been encountered aboard the Sheppard before. Both reports were with in the last hour, the more recent in the last ten minutes. Commander Hamelin was discussing way to track and possibly isolate these orbs with Lt. Ohtobide. Commander Hamelin took a precaution and put a level ten forcefield around the deflector control room. Everyone was ordered off deck six. Lt. Zapatero received a report from his engineering crew that one of his people had vanished. An orb had some how taken a crewman, how and where remain unknown.

Commander Hamelin informed us she was able to detect these orbs due to her bionic eye. I made a suggestion modifying visors normally used for the blind to the same calibrations as her bionic eye to allow us to see these orbs. Commander Hamelin gave me her bionic eye and I had crewman Gowan run it down for the medical staff to use for the visor re-calibration. We detected two more energy signatures on decks 4 and 10. The missing engineer reappeared on deck 10. According to the Engineers account she went through some kind of light and someone talked to her in an unfamiliar tongue then she was transported to some strange location. She managed to find another "void" which returned her back to the Sheppard. Commander Hamelin ordered the ship to yellow alert.

Petty Officer Gowan returned with a few visors which we all donned. Commander Hamelin ordered a full serch of the ship. Lt. Zapatero and herself would start on the bottom while Lt. Ohtobide and myself would start on Deck 1. Things were uneventful until we discovered an Orb on Deck 2 in the Supply room. The next thing I remember was waking up in the supply room. Lt. Ohtobide stated one of those orbs took me into a void but I have absolutely no memory of the incident, only a headache. I was taken to medical. Initial reports show I might have some kind of alien interference that might be affecting my mind, possibly blocking my memories of what happened since the headache gets worse when I try to remember what happened. I was confined to a secure area of medical until the doctors can conduct a further analysis.

End report.