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Captain's Log Poison Toocool - USS Argonaut. Location: 4 LY spinward of Tiberius Nebula. Stardate 130426:
We came through the Black Hole corridor without significant damage to the ship, and a few cases of radiation poisoning that has been retified. A strange flu-like ailment infected some of the crew, Dr. Lane is still exploring the causes. Engineering had to replace some plasma packs. Engines have been somewhat troublesome and we are dealing with power distribution issues on an ongoing basis.
We passed through an unknown and amazingly beautiful nebula, which we have charted as the Tiberius Nebula, the outer membrane located approximately two light years trailing our point of entry. We located a signal in an unknown language, which lead us to a class P planet that appears to be uninhabited except for a mining encampment. We found dead bodies, odd gem stones, and other unfamiliar technology there. Investigation points to violence and murder, the gems possibly the motivation. Scans located warp trails leading from the planet in all directions, most were old and decaying, one was new. We have followed this trail and have located what appears to be a Class M planet protected by a space web, not unlike a Tholian web. We are now searching for an opening.
I am increasingly uneasy.
We are out of communications with SS Astraios, and Starfleet. We are alone here. We have no idea where in the Gamma Quadrant we have ended up. We have no idea which way is home.
The safety of this ship and its crew is entirely mine. The choices I make now... could mean the difference between life and death for us all.
CO - Captain Poison Toocool
2nd Officer/Acting XO/Chief Science - LTcmdr David7 Bravin
Chief Engineer/Helm - Cptn Karl Quar
Ops/Tactical - LT Saraleah Sands
Chief Security/Medical Aid - Cmdr Dolfke Barbosa
Miss Ali Gator - Civilian, Ship's Counselor
Reporting: LTcmdr David7 Bravin - Chief Science Officer, Stardate 130428
Aboard the USS Argonaut, my Science Teams continued to study the web-like force field ahead of us. Our aim being to find a way through the Web, in order to follow the warp trail towards the blue planet that we could see beyond.
In the meantime I was pleased to report to the Captain that we had translated the signal we had received a while back. The signal was indeed a distress call from the miners, who had come under attack. Unfortunately the miners had not been able to give any details of their attackers, other than referring to them as "aliens".
Our further examination of the "web" found it was not yet complete, seemingly still being under construction. This offered the possibility of us finding a weak area in the force field, which we might be able to get through.
In examining the warp trail more closely, our Chief Engineer was able to determine, from computer records, that the warp signature was similar to that of Species 116 Sentry Ship. On receiving this disturbing information, the Captain considered that our best course of action would be to send a cloaked probe through the weakest part of the "web". Then for us to cloak the ship whilst awaiting receipt of data from the probe, before attempting to go through the "web" ourselves.
As our plan of action was initiated, the Ship's Counsellor reported sensing something very bad........