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#13601825 Jan 10, 2018 at 10:36 PM · Edited 1 month ago
Fleet Officers
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Erik Sharp@Erik-99: [Indefatigable approaches the fleet spire, Sharp makes a mental note about the Ambassador's uncommon registry before transporting aboard]

Dekan@kanekasier: Subadmiral. *Dekan nods as he enters, then pauses to look around.* Am I uh, the first one to arrive?

Erik Sharp@Erik-99: [enters the ready room] No, you just have a fast pace.

Varzec@deffdog: So, whats going on that we need a in person breifing?

Ten@Farmer42: Indeed. *Ten reaches ot to affectionately scritch Sir Nibbles' head, not indicating which comment she was addressing*

Lazu@Basilisk9466: *Lazu enters, closely followed by Astaroth.* Evening, all.

Dekan@kanekasier: *Dekan manages to look vaguely chagrined, but bobs his head in greeting to the other three as well.*

Dekan@kanekasier: *Other four, although Dekan winces at Astaroth's outfit faintly.*

Ten@Farmer42: *Ten winces, seeing Astaroth's outfit* Lazu. Astaroth. You look...well...

Lazu@Basilisk9466: Astaroth: Thank you! Do you like my interface suit?

Ten@Farmer42: *Smooths a nonexistant shirt* It's lovely, dear.

Ten@Farmer42: Commander Dekan, how is my Kestrel coming along? I know fist shaped dents can be hard to nurse out of hull plates.

Dekan@kanekasier: Quite uh, nicely I'm happy to say. Should be back to factory finish by um, end of the week or so.

Ten@Farmer42: Good, good. Feeling more relazed and at ease?

Lazu@Basilisk9466: Why did you lose your temper this time, T'riy?

Dekan@kanekasier: There's some ah, debate about the dents... *He flashes a small grin* Some of the techs are so impressed they want to um, either leave them, or frame them.

Ten@Farmer42: *Looks pointedly at Lazu*

Erik Sharp@Erik-99: I was under the impression that his meeting was of some urgency. Can I assume that's still the case?

Lazu@Basilisk9466: I missed briefings with you, Erik.

Erik Sharp@Erik-99: [raises a brow] One of the reasons I came back.

Ten@Farmer42: Indeed. Young Mac an Aba is still missing and the runabouts we sent to canvasse the area haven't reported back. No bodies. No new debris. Only what we found of his patrol boat.

Lazu@Basilisk9466: ...though it seems to be a rule that only one of us can be a starfleet officer at once.

Varzec@deffdog: Well, some of us have things to do. *tabps his fot* Even though its just a stack of paperwork.

Erik Sharp@Erik-99: Macan Aba? I'm afraid I'm familiar with this person.

Dekan@kanekasier: I remember when uh, you sent me to start following that thread. *Dekan nods at Ten.* I'm um, surprised we haven't found anything else. And the uh, runabouts are missing now too?

Erik Sharp@Erik-99: not familiar*\

Ten@Farmer42: Conchobhar Mac an Aba. He's a young officer, recently out of Starfleet Academy. He was in command of a patrol runabout in the Delta quadrant. He failed to report in some weeks ago.

Lazu@Basilisk9466: He's also remarkably accident prone, didn't he get abducted to fight in the temporal war a while back?

Lazu@Basilisk9466: I mean, at this rate he'll be claiming my title of 'Trust damsel in distress'.

Erik Sharp@Erik-99: Temporal war?

Ten@Farmer42: *She quirks an eyebrow at Lazu* You don't have much room to talk, captain.

Lazu@Basilisk9466: If you don't know, you're better off not knowing for the sake of your sanity, Captain Sharp.

Erik Sharp@Erik-99: You'd be surpirsed, but we have more pressing matters at the moment.

Ten@Farmer42: Anyway. I'm sending the three of you, and anyone else I can scare up, out to look for him. I wantedAdmiral Varzec here so he knew where you'd gone off too.

Ten@Farmer42: *Ten taps on her PADD for a second and the display behind Varzec shifts to a map of the Delta Quadrant*

Lazu@Basilisk9466: Astaroth: I'm back up to full capabilities, and all of the crew you gave me know what not to push. So I think I'm ready for action.

Erik Sharp@Erik-99: [steps toward the console]

Ten@Farmer42: I've highlighted his patrol route, as well as where we found evidence of the ion storm.

Ten@Farmer42: His runabout stopped there *A red dot appears* And another warp signature, if you can call it that, appears nearby.

Ten@Farmer42: *A new, blue cone appears*

Ten@Farmer42: We're playing chase, so the signature is highly degraded.

Erik Sharp@Erik-99: [scrutinizes the display]

Ten@Farmer42: It wasn't strong to begin with, and there has been some...debate...as to its nature.

Erik Sharp@Erik-99: What sort of debate? [turns his head to her]

Ten@Farmer42: The closest thing, in any of the Alliance records, belong to the old human NX class vessels.

Lazu@Basilisk9466: *Astaroth peers at the warp signature, then touches the panel. It flickers slightly.*

Erik Sharp@Erik-99: NX class? Out here.

Ten@Farmer42: You can understand why there has been debate, no?

Ten@Farmer42: *Ten idly picks up the dinosaur and puts him on her lap, petting gently*

Ten@Farmer42: It shouldn't exist, and we know, for sure, it isn't one of those replica training boats the Federation has.

Varzec@deffdog: My interest is perked.

Ten@Farmer42: I verified where every one is, and they're all accounted for. Besides, their signatures are different.

Erik Sharp@Erik-99: I could be a signature that happens to resemble an NX, but that's a long shot.

Dekan@kanekasier: To be fair, uh, the whole reason we have access and knowledge of the Delta quadrant is because of a ship that um, shouldn't have been there.

Erik Sharp@Erik-99: You mean Voyager?

Dekan@kanekasier: *Dekan nods*

Erik Sharp@Erik-99: Indeed, but we're talking about an NX class. A ship that was first developed back in 2151. Two and a half hundred years ago.

Varzec@deffdog: Do we think that maybe this is the Caretakers doing?

Dekan@kanekasier: I'm um, not debating it being likely. I'm just pointing out it's not ah, impossible.

Ten@Farmer42: As I said, however, the warp signature is NOT a match for the NX class, or their refits.

Erik Sharp@Erik-99: [nods to both Dekan and Varzec] Anything could be possible.

Lazu@Basilisk9466: Astaroth: Assuming it is NX-class, there are three original-model NX-class unaccounted for in Starfleet databases. The Mariana, the Pisa, and the Atlantis.

Lazu@Basilisk9466: Astaroth: Given that the Mariana was last seen on the Orion border and the Pisa was charting a black hole... the Atlantis, missing on long-range patrol, is most likely.

Erik Sharp@Erik-99: [nods] And this isn't the first time something from Starfleet's past has mingled into the Delta Quadrant.

Ten@Farmer42: Pisa is sealed. Mariana was actually the Romulans. But that does not leave this room.

Lazu@Basilisk9466: Astaroth: Oh. That must not have been in the Tal Shiar databases I was given.

Ten@Farmer42: The Atlantis IS the most likely. But she was a full refit. Warp seven core, even.

Lazu@Basilisk9466: Lazu: Warp seven? No way that warp signature is even close to that. That's an unstable four at the outside.

Dekan@kanekasier: Could it have um, been damaged?

Ten@Farmer42: The traces found more closely match the original spaceframe. ANd they're barely scratching the pre-standardisation jump warp 2.

Lazu@Basilisk9466: Right. Warp field theory was never my strong suit.

Lazu@Basilisk9466: So, we're just blitzing out there and covering that cone with as many ships as we can muster?

Erik Sharp@Erik-99: Mmm. I might have a theory about this.

Ten@Farmer42: *Indicates that Sharp should explain further*

Erik Sharp@Erik-99: Does anyone recall the report of Voyager encountering a graviton ellipse?

Lazu@Basilisk9466: Astaroth: Yes.

Dekan@kanekasier: Um... I uh, didn't read much details of the um, Voyager expedition. *Dekan looks a little emberassed* I only picked up the information during the uh... Unpleasentness with the Vaadwaur.

Lazu@Basilisk9466: Lazu: You're cheating.

Varzec@deffdog: I beleive thats when Voyager encountered one and discovered an earth mars spaceraft?

Erik Sharp@Erik-99: [nods to Varzec] Indeed, sir. Maybe the Atlantis, if this is her, encountered this anomaly and was trapped inside like the Mars craft.

Lazu@Basilisk9466: Astaroth: *In injured tones* It's not cheating to have a ship's database for a memory. Graviton ellipse - a spatial anomaly that consumes sources of EM energy.

Erik Sharp@Erik-99: [looks to Lazu] Voyager always interested me growing up.

Lazu@Basilisk9466: Astaroth: Based upon my records, that's not terribly likely, Captain Sharp, given the extreme difficulties in escaping a graviton ellipse. Voyager only succeeded thanks to Borg ingenuity.

Erik Sharp@Erik-99: True, Captain, but we don't know who found the Atlantis, they may be just as capable.

Lazu@Basilisk9466: Lazu: Some kind of trans-spatial anomaly, even just a simple wormhole, would definitely explain how an NX got out here, though.

Varzec@deffdog: Well.. I am sure we can continue the debate of how it got there, but the fact is its there and we need to find out what happened to our missing officers.

Erik Sharp@Erik-99: [nods] Indeed. Are they any inhabited areas near the point of disappearance?

Erik Sharp@Erik-99: there*

Ten@Farmer42: None. And, as I said, there was an ion storm in the area, so any transients that might have seen what happened have left the region, as well.

Erik Sharp@Erik-99: Well, we have our work cut out for us. I hope this doesn't turn into another Friendship One situation.

Dekan@kanekasier: I can uh, reconfigure my fighters. Help um, broaden our search pattern.

Varzec@deffdog: How far is the search area from the Research Lab?

Ten@Farmer42: *Ten taps and it's highlighted* I was intending to have the search team use it as their hub. I'm tied here. The Ishtar has been having, shall we say, issues.

Varzec@deffdog: I may see if we can get an Oddyssey Class out there to work as a mobile command point durring the search.

Dekan@kanekasier: Issues? *Dekan blinks, then frowns* Do you um, want to borrow one of my teams, Subadmiral?

Lazu@Basilisk9466: Astaroth: *snippily* That's what you get from playing with unproven rip-offs.

Ten@Farmer42: *Indicates the ship around them* That's why I've pulled this old bird out of storage and had a new, modern bridge module fitted. She has more than enough power and facilities.

Erik Sharp@Erik-99: The Indy is capable enough for such an assignment, sir. I'd like to volunteer it.

Ten@Farmer42: For command purposes, this is falling under Special Operations. The Delta Quadrant is still a touchy zone, as you all well know. Diplomatic resources have been provisioned, should you need them.

Ten@Farmer42: While looking, Alliance command would appreciate a general survey of the area as well.

Lazu@Basilisk9466: Lazu: Who has operational command?

Ten@Farmer42: You. Astaroth needs a good shakedown and you know Conchobhar best out of the people I'm sending out. Seuna will likely be joining you as well.

Ten@Farmer42: She sends her regrets for not being able to attend tonight, by the way. She was unfortunately detained at the Embassy on some business.

Lazu@Basilisk9466: Lazu: *blinks* ...that'll raise some hackles somewhere, given that I'm not an officer any more.

Ten@Farmer42: *She waves the concern away* You're contracted and whoever those hackles belong to wants to know more about Astaroth than they're upset about me putting you in charge.

Ten@Farmer42: Besides, you'll be surrounded by Starfleet and Romulan personel.

Lazu@Basilisk9466: Astaroth: Yup. I've barely let anyone board me since Ten and I melded that one time.

Ten@Farmer42: *Itches her temple* Please don't remind me.

Erik Sharp@Erik-99: [raises a brow, but says nothing]

Dekan@kanekasier: Given it's um, ultimately a humanitarian mission, I doubt the ah, Republic is going to raise too much of a fuss.

Dekan@kanekasier: *He glances at Varzec* I um, can't speak for Starfleet at large though, uh, of course.

Ten@Farmer42: SI isn't well pleased with me, but they've cleared it.

Lazu@Basilisk9466: Lazu: I'd ask if that was my fault, but I know from having worked for them that they're basically always unhappy with you.

Varzec@deffdog: Well the officers we are missing are Starfleet. I see no problems from the federation as long as we .. dont blow up any planets.

Lazu@Basilisk9466: Don't jinx it, Admiral.

Ten@Farmer42: If any of you manage to blow up a planet on this mission, Starfleet's response won't matter. You won't survive me.

Varzec@deffdog: I dare not. But I am alos serious, lets not do that.

Erik Sharp@Erik-99: [holds back a comment]

Lazu@Basilisk9466: Astaroth: ...what about uninhabited planetoids?

Lazu@Basilisk9466: Lazu: No.

Ten@Farmer42: Ion storm. The likelyhood of there BEING any life is low.

Ten@Farmer42: So genocide is unlikely. And if you DO decide to rearange local geography, please be sure that it's needful.

Erik Sharp@Erik-99: To be frank, this shouldn't a warning need giving with us.

Varzec@deffdog: Ten, may I asign an officer to join this Task Force?

Lazu@Basilisk9466: Lazu: *darkly* We don't normally have a sentient attack cruiser in the briefing.

Ten@Farmer42: Go ahead. I'll take any and all help you can get. Thirteen even offered some people.

Varzec@deffdog: Officer and Starship.

Lazu@Basilisk9466: Lazu: Good old Thirteen.

Varzec@deffdog: Alright. When and where do we want them to Rendevous?

Ten@Farmer42: The Research lab. Say a week? I know it's suddent to muster. Get me any ships or crew you want. I'll be sure to bump them on the priority list at the gate to the quadrant.

Varzec@deffdog: I believe that can be done.

Lazu@Basilisk9466: Lazu: I'll head out there immediately. Astaroth has been getting cabin fever, it'll give us a chance to test the transwarp drives properly.

Ten@Farmer42: That's what I have for you at the moment. Lazu, Astaroth, and Dekan, can you three stay a moment? I'd a word with you.

Dekan@kanekasier: Of course, Subadmiral.

Ten@Farmer42: Admiral, Captain Sharp, need anything else from me before you depart?

Dekan@kanekasier: I'll uh, leave orders to have the Daehlen prepare to move station. It'll be nice to um, have a specific mission again. For the ah, crew.

Lazu@Basilisk9466: Lazu: Sure. Astaroth, stop poking through Ten's holonovels.

Varzec@deffdog: Not unless you want some of my papwerwork.

Lazu@Basilisk9466: Astaroth: *jerks her hand back* I wasn't!

Erik Sharp@Erik-99: No, Ma'am. I'll head off for the lab at once.

Ten@Farmer42: I have enough of my own, admiral.

Ten@Farmer42: But I'll allow the two of you to get back to your own work.

Varzec@deffdog: *Chuckes* Capatain lets go.

Erik Sharp@Erik-99: [nods]

Varzec@deffdog: Captain,

Erik Sharp@Erik-99: [turns] Sir?

Varzec@deffdog: See what you can do to keep me in the loop.

Erik Sharp@Erik-99: [nods] Of course.

Varzec@deffdog: Mind giving me a lift back to the Starbase.

Erik Sharp@Erik-99: Not at all, sir.
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