Updated: Mar 18
With the search for the Gainsborough survivors successfully concluded, the USS Valley Forge and her sister ship, the USS Lexington, set out to track down the elusive Branded Lady responsible for attacking the Forge and attempting to interfere with the rescue. The hunt for this mysterious pirate queen, thought to be hiding in the unexplored space near the 38th Fleet's area of operations, leads the Valley Forge to the depths of the final frontier, where her crew will discover new life, new civilizations and old enemies...
Sam@drcrippler: "Evening." P'tok@fflat sits in a bridge officer chair. Rumiho Mitsuki@yf47dex#9446 steps in giving the new fancy bridge a wide-eyes look of wonder, "Sugoi...." Eunha@turtles#8407 Takes Ops today P'tok@fflat takes the science station Eunha@turtles#8407 sits in a bridge officer chair. Sam@drcrippler eyes Zee and sighs. "Be professional Bishop...you are a Captain. Be professional..." he mutters Rumiho Mitsuki@yf47dex#9446 looks down at the conn station, and almost shrieks in excitement, "Eee!! Chairs!!" Eunha@turtles#8407 Smiles at the cadet "I know it's amazing." Sam@drcrippler: "Some people are lucky..." he scowls at the cadet's happiness Rumiho Mitsuki@yf47dex#9446: oh this is the newer interface panel style too.. I need to set up my controls... Keelah@crystyll looks up at Sam with a chuckle Eunha@turtles#8407: "Wah wah you don't get one." she says back to sam Lunya@nevanya1 activates her ship's holo display and stands next to the bridge command chair "Midway standing by" she reports Sam@drcrippler considers throwing his shoe at Eunha Sam@drcrippler: "I could shoot her...nobody would know..." he mutters Keelah@crystyll smiles at the new holo, "Good to have you with us Lunya" Eunha@turtles#8407: "Set course for the...." pauses "I don't actually know so wait for the Captain." she chuckles Rumiho Mitsuki@yf47dex#9446 taps controls, "It's still not in operation mode yet anyway.." Sam@drcrippler eyes flicker to Lunya. "Captain Vel, it is good to finally meet you," he smiles Seymour@seymour284: Looks at Captian Keelah "Hello Captian, Im your new Doctor reporting in." Roxanne Harrington@captainchancewilson: "Trying to replace me already Mister Seymour?" Keelah@crystyll smiles up at him, "Aah, then welcome aboard Lieutenant" Seymour@seymour284: "Thank you" Looks over to Roxanne "Of course not im sure i have alot to learn from you. Shall i take my station?" Keelah@crystyll: "Please do; and don't take this wrong way if I say I hope you don't have to do much on your first day" Lunya@nevanya1 looks over to Sam "The pleasure is mine, I assure you" she replies politely Eunha@turtles#8407 Looks around the brige "Where's my favourite engineer today then?" Eunha@turtles#8407: bridge*) Seymour@seymour284: "Same here Captian" Sam@drcrippler smiles. "We will need to sit down for a discussion soon Captain," Sam@drcrippler he says to Lunya Rumiho Mitsuki@yf47dex#9446 runs system checks, greening everything up Lunya@nevanya1 nods to him, turning off view to say something to her bridge staff Rumiho Mitsuki@yf47dex#9446: We are go Flight, yay. Zhyl'ia@thecastellan sets her console up for tactile use P'tok@fflat double checks that all communications and sensor systems are running Eunha@turtles#8407 Taps her console "All systems are functioning normally." P'tok@fflat looks up to see the Romulan captain from the bar last night appear Andrej Timoreev@chrisdubois A communication arrives from the Attar, informing that they're ready to activate the olographic connection. Lunya@nevanya1 disconnects her direct link with Valley Forge and connects to the task force link up Eunha@turtles#8407 Puts it through Moon@Savesh takes up his position at communications Eunha@turtles#8407 sits in a bridge officer chair. Andrej Timoreev@chrisdubois Few minuts after the communication, a holo-Timoreev appears on the bridge, smiling to Keelah:"Keelah, glad to see you...Sam, captains..." Keelah@crystyll glances left and right at all the holocaptains, "Wow... either Intel is really expecting trouble here, or Command have got /no/ faith in me..." Roxanne Harrington@captainchancewilson: "Once again captain, I think as you said before they trust you to babysit." Sam@drcrippler: "Timo. It is always a pleasure." Lunya@nevanya1 pipes up "Midway needs some group shake down, figured this would be best" she says reassuringly Andrej Timoreev@chrisdubois: "Those thought again, Keelah?" he chuckles hearing that:"Well, this time we'll go as a task force. No mistakes." Leila Omar@annpc#5570 VALLEY FORGE SEASON 2 | Having successfully concluded their search and rescue mission for the survivors of the Species 2492 attack, the USS Valley Forge and its convoy sets out once more - Alistair Nimitz@natthaan: "I'm just here to beat up pirates." Winter@falconecoose looks to the other Captains as her holo appears, as she offers them a light nod as she takes her optic scope out for a moment before reattaching it "Captains." Leila Omar@annpc#5570 - into the unknown to deal with another threat...the Branded Lady. Keelah@crystyll: "Like there was ever a mistake" she huffs feigning hurt with a smirk Moon@Savesh: Captain, we've received a communique from the USS Camelot. The Camelot indicates they will RV en route. message ends, sir. Sam@drcrippler: "I'm just here because I'm always here." he says Keelah@crystyll nods an acknowledgement to Moon for the comms message Moon@Savesh: USS Valley Forge acknowledges message from USS Camelot. Roxanne Harrington@captainchancewilson Stands behind conn and ops, looming riker style. William Levesley@Levesley sits in the captain's chair. Rumiho Mitsuki@yf47dex#9446 perks back, smiles happily, "Oi Doctor!!" ((that's pronounced O-ee, not Oy)) Keelah@crystyll: "Very well, let us get underway then. Helm; set course... 269, mark 4. Engage at warp 6" Roxanne Harrington@captainchancewilson Looks at Mitsuki with a small grin. "Poi." Alistair Nimitz@natthaan: <FX> The Akagi follows at warp six Keelah@crystyll: "Comms; please ensure the rest of the task force is synced with our destination" Moon@Savesh: aye sir Eunha@turtles#8407 Does passive scans as they travle and then active scans once they reach their destination Rumiho Mitsuki@yf47dex#9446 looks back confused... "That means cheeks.." Cecilia@hawkecosse#4702 looks over at Zhyl'ia as she offers a small nod "Commander." as she taps away on the console. Lunya@nevanya1 orders the Midway to fall into formation and to match warp speed Keelah@crystyll tries to sit back, still fidgeting some as she gets used to the new chair Winter@falconecoose: <FX> The Nightingale falls into formation maxing warp speed Moon@Savesh: USS Valley Forge to all task force vessels. Transmitting destination coordinates now. Zhyl'ia@thecastellan smiles as she feels over the screen "Cadet" Andrej Timoreev@chrisdubois: "So, what happened to your bridge, Keelah? Looks like you decided to renovate..." he chuckles. Rumiho Mitsuki@yf47dex#9446 despite her confusion, she follows suit on the order and sets up the course and engages, the viewscreen warbling into otherspace distortion with precision smoothness Roxanne Harrington@captainchancewilson Snorts. "Does not." Sam@drcrippler watches all this, as if he's assessing Keelah's bridge crew Rumiho Mitsuki@yf47dex#9446 snickers, "It does in my language, hehe." Keelah@crystyll rolls her eyes, "Just a little refurbishment..." Andrej Timoreev@chrisdubois: "Not bad for...a little refurbishment" the holo-Timo says, moving his eyes as to look to what he can say from the other side. Roxanne Harrington@captainchancewilson Baps Mitsuki on the shoulder. "Cheeky little squirt arnt you." Eunha@turtles#8407 Glances at Seymour a moment then back to her console Rumiho Mitsuki@yf47dex#9446: nice save Lunya@nevanya1 sits down in her command chair for the momment, holding a conversation off screen with her First Officer Rumiho Mitsuki@yf47dex#9446: if it was unclear by context, Oi means Hey. It's actually more informal than Rumi should have used for a superior but she is excited about having a chair. Cecilia@hawkecosse#4702 rubs her palms togethers quickly "I hope I am not intruding by doing any tacital work Commander." Zhyl'ia@thecastellan: "Oh not at all, an extra pair of eyes is always useful" To Eunha@turtles#8407: We are receiving a communication request from the USS Lexington Rumiho Mitsuki@yf47dex#9446 adjusts a control on the flight path really quickly Cecilia@hawkecosse#4702 nods lightly "Aye it can be Commander." Moon@Savesh: Captain, the USS Lexington is hailing us. Roxanne Harrington@captainchancewilson Leans on Mitsukis chair observeing . Lunya@nevanya1 gives the order for a flight of peregrines to be on standby, their pilots waiting in their craft in the hanger, should they be needed Keelah@crystyll looks over, "Captain Omar..." she smiles, "...put her up!" Andrej Timoreev@chrisdubois He automatically looks at Keelah, clerly waiting to hear what the Lexington has to report. Moon@Savesh nods and puts the Lexington on comms Rumiho Mitsuki@yf47dex#9446 to be seen is Rumiho adjusting decimal level warp setting outputs and picking different points on the route to re-angle the warp geometry.. all to get a better exit efficiency on arrival Moon@Savesh: USS Lexington, this is the Valley Forge. Hailing frequencies open. Leila Omar@annpc#5570 appears on the viewscreen, "Captain Keelah. I see you brought quite the escort with you." Leila Omar@annpc#5570 looks across at all the white shoulders and nods to the other captains. Lunya@nevanya1 gives a brief nod in return Keelah@crystyll chuckles, "Just showing some friends around the neighborhood. I trust is wall, Leila?" Andrej Timoreev@chrisdubois: "Just what we need, captain Omar" he says chuckling as well. Sam@drcrippler: "We almost have the entire Libra squadron on this one," he chuckles Leila Omar@annpc#5570: "The neighbourhood seems to have trespassers. Apologies for using only a video feed, it's easier to keep undetected with such a signal." Keelah@crystyll leans forward slightly in her chair, "Captain... you have encountered unwanted company?" Leila Omar@annpc#5570: "Not encountered just yet, merely detected." Seymour@seymour284: Dr. Seymour walks around the Bridge getting accustomed to the area Keelah@crystyll: "I'm guessing here that you suspect more than a curious visitor?" Leila Omar@annpc#5570: "There's a vessel lingering suspiciously among the wreckage of the Species 2492 attack. It appears to be an old model once favoured by the Maquis. We're just barely within sensor range, and from - Leila Omar@annpc#5570: - how it's still sticking around I'd say it hasn't detected us yet." Andrej Timoreev@chrisdubois: "Did you already scan them?" Eunha@turtles#8407 Tries to conduct a long range scan of the wreckage hoping they are in range Keelah@crystyll looks to her squad commander as he takes up the discussion Eunha@turtles#8407: want me to roll or too far? P'tok@fflat: "Captain, the plasma from the debris may obfuscate our scans at this range." Leila Omar@annpc#5570: "Not with active scanning, no. We don't want to scare them off. This Branded Lady's most recent threat about tracking down the Gainsborough survivors makes it likely that this ship might be trying - Keelah@crystyll nods appreciatevely to the suggestion from the back of the room as she listens Leila Omar@annpc#5570: - to pick up the trail. If so, it could be a member of the Branded Lady's group or perhaps someone seeking to gain her favour, who must then know something about her." To Eunha@turtles#8407: What P'tok said! Eunha@turtles#8407: *beats the klingon* Andrej Timoreev@chrisdubois: A grin appears hearing Omar:"I'm almost sorry for them..." he says:"Well, keep an eye on them, lets see what they do." Leila Omar@annpc#5570: "Of course, this could just be your typical scavenger, but I think capturing that ship intact may be a worthwhile pursuit." Sam@drcrippler: "If they're still looking for survivors it also means their intel is not up to date." Leila Omar@annpc#5570: "We'll continue monitoring them until you get here. Omar out." To Eunha@turtles#8407: Hehe he made a good excuse for me! Keelah@crystyll: "Helm; divert to rendezvous with the Lexington" Leila Omar@annpc#5570 fades from the viewscreen. Keelah@crystyll looks around the holocaptains, "The Lexington is our sister ship so I doubt we'll get any better long range data before we meet Captain Omar" Lunya@nevanya1 speaks up "Captains if I may?" Eunha@turtles#8407: "Yep I was trying to scan but got nothing." Keelah@crystyll: "If any of you have use of higher spec long range sensors then please; be my guest" she smiles Andrej Timoreev@chrisdubois: Nods at Keelah:"The Attar has one of the best sensor suites of the fleet.." Rumiho Mitsuki@yf47dex#9446 alters course and begins her route corrections anew.. she is determined to break the 87% warp out efficiency level Winter@falconecoose looks over at the other Captains "If I may, the Nightingale can tie into your sensor network to attempt to boost your range, she may only be a smaller ship but she is designed for longrange ops." Sam@drcrippler: "Yeah...best," he winks at Timo, remembering the times where the Endeavour outscanned the Attar Keelah@crystyll: "Well ours aren't exactly sub-standard..." she pouts... with a playful smirk Lunya@nevanya1 refrains from continuing Keelah@crystyll looks to Lunya, "Lunya please, speak your mind" she smiles Andrej Timoreev@chrisdubois: Looks at Sam:"Best" it replies, cheerfully. Keelah@crystyll taps on her armrest making a note to put 'make sensors better than the Attar' on top of Kelly's to do list Lunya@nevanya1 looks to the group "Approaching a ship in hiding with a large vessel, such as anything in our task force is risky. We have a shuttle that is equiped using an old earth concept, refered to as + Lunya@nevanya1: "AWACS. We use it to control our fighter operations, and just may have the sensor suite needed to scan that ship and not get noticed itself" Keelah@crystyll considers Lunya's idea, "This shuttle of yours can get in close whilst evading detection?" Sam@drcrippler nods at Lunya's line of thinking. "Not a bad plan and it would work." Andrej Timoreev@chrisdubois: "Would it slip undetected?" he asks, almost at the same time at Keelah. Lunya@nevanya1 nods "I can put my best combat pilot and best sensor operator on it" Keelah@crystyll: "Well that sounds as good an option as any, since we seem to have no contingent from the Republic fleet today..." Moon@Savesh receives a text transmission from the USS Camelot. Adjusts recording equipment to process signal. Keelah@crystyll sounds almost surprised at not having a warbird already stalking the task force Rumiho Mitsuki@yf47dex#9446 wants to fly shuttles like that but probably isn't as good as a combat pilot yet... Lunya@nevanya1 continues "We have fourty peregrines available should things get...out of hand" she adds Winter@falconecoose nods lightly "My databanks does suggest that using an AWACS system has a high percentage of scaning the ship though does also have a unsafe chance of failure." Rumiho Mitsuki@yf47dex#9446 taps a control, "Captain, preparing for warp out at rendezvous in 2 minutes." Roxanne Harrington@captainchancewilson Moves around the bridge, checking things out, not saying anything much. Andrej Timoreev@chrisdubois: "Lack of time for coordination..." he says to Keelah, clearly referring to the warbird: "Next time, perhaps.." then to Lunya:"An interesting idea." to Winter:"Unsafe chance?" Moon@Savesh: ::interrupts:: excuse me, Captain Timoreev, I'm receiving a text message that is marked for your eyes only. Keelah@crystyll: "Understood. Well it seems we have a plan of attack then; Lunya, I suggest you prepare your shuttle" Winter@falconecoose nods once "Yes, it would put lifes at risk in a possible unneeded plan. But with failsafes and backups it reduces it to the line where it could become acceptable if any variables do not change." Alistair Nimitz@natthaan arches a brpw at Timoreev Lunya@nevanya1 turns to her left talking to her flight deck operator "Ready shuttle Serenity for launch, tell Ghost Four he is piloting and have Ghost Nine on comms" she orderes Rumiho Mitsuki@yf47dex#9446 quickly runs some taps on her board as she alters the warp factor slightly and closes in on the warp out point, 3...2...1... and the ship launches out into realspace again Keelah@crystyll wanders up front and leans over Eunha's console, "Suffice to say Eunha, I will interested in any read you can get from theis ships occupants should we be close enough" Lunya@nevanya1: *orders Cecilia@hawkecosse#4702 whispers softly to Zee "I think I understood maybe one word in four there..." Andrej Timoreev@chrisdubois: To Moon:"To me? Transmit it to the Attar, please. I'll read it on my console." Seymour@seymour284 runs a medical diagnostic. Eunha@turtles#8407 Looks up at Keelah "Are you sure your chair is safe with all those captains?" then pauses "I'll activiate the brain sensor." Moon@Savesh: ::nods to Timoreev:: Aye sir. Zhyl'ia@thecastellan smiles over to the cadet Rumiho Mitsuki@yf47dex#9446 quickly checks her warp out efficiency which is..... 86.93%, "Bah.. so close..." Keelah@crystyll chuckles sharing the glance back and replying with a slight shake of her head Moon@Savesh At the orders of Captain Timoreev, Moon transfers the text signal to the Attar. To Moon@Savesh: Lexington hails again as the Valley Forge arrives Lunya@nevanya1: <FX> The Midway's flight deck bustles to life as the assigned shuttle "Serenity" is prepared, her sensor suite being activated and stands by to launch when ordered Sam@drcrippler does indeed eye up the inviting chair Moon@Savesh: Captain, I have the Lexington on comms again, sir. Keelah@crystyll looks back to science corner, "Commander, let's get a fix on the Lexington and route the bearing directly to the helm for us to form up" Eunha@turtles#8407: "Where's my favourite engineer today?" she asks Keelah Sam@drcrippler turns to a panel to begin to track "Serenity's" progress Andrej Timoreev@chrisdubois It's possible to see holo-Timo reading something on his chair, he writes something, then he turns back on the captains:"Very well." Keelah@crystyll nods the tail end of that instruction to Rumi as she turns to Moon, "On Screen" she orders, returning to centre state Keelah@crystyll: "Busy upgrading our sensors" she smirks over her shoulder Winter@falconecoose looks to holo-Lunya "If variables do change against this operation, the Nightingale is standing by with intercept manuvers, we should be able to reach your shuttle in a matter of seconds." Keelah@crystyll performs the Picard Maneuver. Eunha@turtles#8407 Chuckles Leila Omar@annpc#5570 pops up as a holo this time...totally not messing with Keelah's expectations. Lunya@nevanya1 turns her attention back to the holo captains "Serenity is ready for launch. Our first fligth of Peregrines are also ready should we need them" Lunya@nevanya1: *flight Lawrence Gould@jg07: looks to Will, ''You know better than that Captain'', a slight smile crosses his face so not to undermine Lavs on his won bridge Moon@Savesh: USS Lexington, your hailing signal has been received. Please stand by. Rumiho Mitsuki@yf47dex#9446 was actually forming up on the Lexington before Keelah ordered it.. but she doesn't need to show off Keelah@crystyll may jump slightly having expected a vidcall again, "Oh! Well hello there Leila" Keelah@crystyll steps back a little Leila Omar@annpc#5570: "The Maquis raider is still in the debris field- did I surprise you?" Rumiho Mitsuki@yf47dex#9446: this is so much easier off my feet... Moon@Savesh closes the incoming hail from the Lexington in deference to Captain Omar using the holo network instead. Leila Omar@annpc#5570: "This is viable now that I don't have to send a signal through open space with risk of detection." Keelah@crystyll: "What? No, don't be silly... please, continue" she smiles, folding her hands at her back Leila Omar@annpc#5570 chuckles. Leila Omar@annpc#5570: "It seems the Maquis ship is likely interested in more than salvage." Keelah@crystyll: "Oh, what have you learned?" Eunha@turtles#8407: "I hope they leave my oven alone..." she mumbles Alistair Nimitz@natthaan frowns "The Maquis?" Leila Omar@annpc#5570: "Our passive scans have picked up their sensors, they're definitely doing diagnostics on the wreckage in addition to tractoring several pieces on board." Sam@drcrippler taps screen to speak to Lunya. "Captain, I will be tracking the progess of "Serenity" from the Valley Forge," Leila Omar@annpc#5570: "It's an old model favoured by Maquis." Lunya@nevanya1 nods and gives the order for the shuttle to launch as it quickly deploys from the hanger and makes its way towards the ship in question Leila Omar@annpc#5570: "Unknown whether or not this one still has any affiliation with dissident groups." Andrej Timoreev@chrisdubois: "WE cannot rule out any possibility yet..." Lunya@nevanya1: <FX>Serenity's sensor suite begins to transmit all revelent data back to the task force ships Alistair Nimitz@natthaan slowly nods as Omer clears up that it was just the ship type Leila Omar@annpc#5570: ((May be slow as I dump tons of data on all the bridge crew...)) Keelah@crystyll: "Captain Omar, the Midway has a rather ingenious plan for us to get a closer look at the situation" looks to Lunya so she can explain To Zhyl'ia@thecastellan: Zee is monitoring tac, yes? Zhyl'ia@thecastellan: She is! Leila Omar@annpc#5570: "Oh, what is it?" Sam@drcrippler: "Nice flying," he mutters and reroutes the data to Rumi's console with a message "Might be good for you to analyse." Rumiho Mitsuki@yf47dex#9446 taps the message open and speed types a reply of 'Sugoi! Thankies sir!!!!' To Zhyl'ia@thecastellan: Tactical analysis of scan results reveal that the ship is definitely a Maquis raider (the same model in the first episode of Voyager that Chakotay had)) albeit heavily - Sam@drcrippler chuckles at the cadet type response and carries on looking at the data To Zhyl'ia@thecastellan: - modified. It's equipped with deflector shields, phaser weaponry and even a torpedo launcher, but it should be no threat to a modern Starfleet ship given its size and - To Zhyl'ia@thecastellan: - outdated design. Lunya@nevanya1: <FX> Serenity continues to fly with a calm professionalism to it, drawing closer to the Maquis style ship Zhyl'ia@thecastellan reads over her report "Well.. it's definitely a Maquis ship Captain, but it's got some heavy modifications" To Sam@drcrippler: If sam is familiar with Maquis history, he'll instantly recognize it as a Maquis raider design (like the one in Voyager pilot episode) Roxanne Harrington@captainchancewilson: "1 energy credit, that ship spots the shuttle and all hell breaks loose." Zhyl'ia@thecastellan: "I don't think it'll be a threat though, from the outdated design and size" Keelah@crystyll leaves the Captains briefing of Leila to catch up on that tactical report Sam@drcrippler: Sam is familiar with all history :P It's his jam! He'd recognise it and then do a quick search :P To Eunha@turtles#8407: Eunha senses two lifeforms on board Lunya@nevanya1 replies to Roxanne rather curtly "I said my best combat pilot, not a weekend ferry pilot" To Seymour@seymour284: Monitoring medical data? Keelah@crystyll: "What do we have exactly? Any detail on their modifications could be fruitful in tracking their movements" Eunha@turtles#8407: "I'm sensing two lifeforms." she states Seymour@seymour284: So much Keelah@crystyll: "And during previous encounters with the Branded Lady's forces; we found seemingly nondescript upgrades that were actually much more significant than we knew at first" Sam@drcrippler types up a quick message to the tactical console To Seymour@seymour284: Medical data from scans confirm Eunha's conclusion, two lifeforms on board, a Gorn and someone with a mix of Orion and Human DNA Zhyl'ia@thecastellan doesn't look down on at the console as she talks "It has a deflector, phasers and torpedo launchers that aren't standard" Leila Omar@annpc#5570: "Not much of a threat indeed...but I doubt it's going to try and take a whole squadron head-on." Leila Omar@annpc#5570: "We need a way to stop it from running." William Levesley@Levesley: how close aare all the ships in relation to the raider? Moon@Savesh shoots a quick nod and a smile to Seymour as he tends to the comm traffic on his station. Keelah@crystyll: "Indeed Commander. Still, keep digging on their origins; could be useful" Zhyl'ia@thecastellan nods "Aye captain" Seymour@seymour284: Orions have the Pharamons that can affect human behavior dont they To William Levesley@Levesley: Pretty far, we're all out of its sensor range, and only starfleet ships with good sensors can pick it up from our range Winter@falconecoose: "Unless they have a very high grade warp engine, they will not be able to outrun us if they choose to try and run." Andrej Timoreev@chrisdubois Silently observes the scene; he types something on his console again, then turns back his attention on the other captains. To Seymour@seymour284: The females do Seymour@seymour284: Can we tell their Sex? William Levesley@Levesley: kk to Camelot is (under orders) moving around to the aft of the raider in relation to its position in the debris. But staying at the extreme sesor range of the raider Sam@drcrippler: Can Sam get any more details on the ship? To Seymour@seymour284: They appear to both be male, but because hybrid DNA is non-standard there's a margine for error with him William Levesley@Levesley: Camelot remaining at cloak To Sam@drcrippler: Engines are modified with a mix of Borg and Orion technology Cecilia@hawkecosse#4702 taps away at her console "Captain, scans indicate that it is of the same design of ship that attacked the Voyager before it lost in the badlands." Lunya@nevanya1 had been watching Serenity's progress before replying "We are using our combat and control shuttle to provide long range sensor data on the target ship. Smaller ship, less chance of being noticed Roxanne Harrington@captainchancewilson: "Thats if they try and run, the last time they blew themselves up." Sam@drcrippler frowns as he makes his way to the centre Leila Omar@annpc#5570 nods to Roxanne, "We'll have to find a way to prevent that too, if that's what they choose to do." Andrej Timoreev@chrisdubois: "Captains...I may have the solution for that..." Sam@drcrippler: "The engines seem to be modified with a mix of Borg and Orion technology." Keelah@crystyll moves around to the Cadet's side of tactical, "The old classic style most notable now for it's use by the Maquis?" Keelah@crystyll: "Barring all it's upgrades of course" she smiles Cecilia@hawkecosse#4702 nods lightly as she brings up the scans on her console for the Captain "Aye Captain, here are the scan results...and the historical record of the design. Almost no major changes in the design." Rumiho Mitsuki@yf47dex#9446 pipes up toward Keelah, "It was a standard Federation freighter ship design in the 2350s!" Rumiho Mitsuki@yf47dex#9446 studies ship history apparently Winter@falconecoose frowns slightly at the mention of pirates using borg tech Lunya@nevanya1 taps her chin a moment turning back to watch the Serenity's status Keelah@crystyll smiles over at helm, "I see someone's been doing her homework! Very good, Cadet!" Lunya@nevanya1: (Lunya explained her sensor plan to you) Seymour@seymour284: Thanks for the heads up To Lunya@nevanya1: Got it! Keelah@crystyll looks back to Ceci's screen, "Tell you what Cadet; it may be a long shot, but why don't you see if you can ID it's warp signature and see if there's any historical records of encounters with this + Leila Omar@annpc#5570 nods to Lunya, "Good job getting all this information, Captain Vel." Keelah@crystyll: exact ship. You never know; it's occupants could stil be wanted for past crimes" Cecilia@hawkecosse#4702 nods lightly as she starts to tap away on her console "Aye Aye Captain." Lunya@nevanya1 gives a distracted nod, something seeming to be going on with her end of the projection Keelah@crystyll smiles, "Good job Cadet" Zhyl'ia@thecastellan: "It may explain where they got their modifications too.." she says as she tries to check said upgrades origins Cecilia@hawkecosse#4702: She would start to scan to attempt to identify it's warp signature and see if it matches any historical records for past crimes or encounters Keelah@crystyll: "Lieutenant. Finding your way around well enough, I trust?" Seymour@seymour284: Captian Just a heads up if we attempt to detain them we neet to take caution. Out of the Two males one has a mix of Both Orion and Human DNA. and were not quite sure what affects he might have Winter@falconecoose: "It's never good when pirates starting playing with technology they don't understand...though that same fact could provide benifical to us." To Cecilia@hawkecosse#4702: The Federation has a warrant for a ship with a similar signature but not 100%. The Orion Syndicate has a ridiculous bounty of 10,000 bars of gold-pressed latinum for - Alistair Nimitz@natthaan looks at Seymour "Orion males don't have pheromones." Keelah@crystyll: "I wouldn't be overly concerned there, Lieutenant. To my knowledge it is only the female pheromones which can be... problematic. But of course, vigilence is always prudent" To Cecilia@hawkecosse#4702: - the captain of a ship matching this exact signature, with mentions of Borg modifications on his ship Keelah@crystyll: "Should it come to pass; I trust that you will take all appropriate measures" she smiles Seymour@seymour284: "The only reason i bring it up is because he is a Hybrid the affects could be diffrent" Andrej Timoreev@chrisdubois: "Any news about what they're doing, captain Vel?" Moon@Savesh holds two fingers on his earpiece as he listens to Keelah and seymour talk while monitoring comm traffic Cecilia@hawkecosse#4702 quickly taps on her console "Captain! The scan has come back with a partial match for the signature, along with reports of a bounty of the captain of a ship matching this exact signature!" Keelah@crystyll nods, patting the young officer on the shoulder, "It never hurts to voice concerns, Lieutenant. Remain vigilant in any course" To Lunya@nevanya1: They seem to be collecting salvage and then dumping it back out. Likely analyzing as opposed to actually keeping the materials Sam@drcrippler nods at Winter, evidently agreeing Seymour@seymour284: "Thank you Captian i will" Keelah@crystyll looks back to tactical with a satisfied smile, "Excellent work, Cadet! Keep that information to hand, we may need it should contact be established" Cecilia@hawkecosse#4702: "Aye Aye Captain." Leila Omar@annpc#5570: "A bounty?" she looks to Cecilia. Lunya@nevanya1 turned briefly before replying "Seems they are bringing in salvage into their hold, and releasing it. Must be analyzing and releasing, looking for something most likely" Leila Omar@annpc#5570: "Seems like we are dealing with an established criminal after all." Andrej Timoreev@chrisdubois: "That's not surprising..." Keelah@crystyll: "Commander P'Tok, I trust all is well here in science corner?" Alistair Nimitz@natthaan: "Who are they wanted by?" P'tok@fflat: "Yes, Captain. Nothing unusual to report." Sam@drcrippler: "We couldn't...just claim the bounty could we?" he chuckles. Cecilia@hawkecosse#4702: "They are wanted by the Orion Syndicate, for a bounty of 10,000 GPL. Captain." Keelah@crystyll smiles gently, "Well I'm not complaining at that! We've had more than our fair share of that lately. I-..." looks back to Ceci Alistair Nimitz@natthaan frowns at Sam "We are Starfleet Officers, not Bounty Hunters... and if they are wanted by the Orion Syndicate, we can offer them a safe haven." Keelah@crystyll: "The Syndicate? Maybe they aren't so bad after all..." Lunya@nevanya1 interjects "Yeah if you want to get into the middle of a gang war" Sam@drcrippler: "In another life..." he winks towards Nimitz. Leila Omar@annpc#5570: "Didn't the intel on the Branded Lady say that she was at odds with the Syndicate?" Keelah@crystyll returns to her seat, "How is our spy shuttle faring?" Keelah@crystyll nods to Leila's comment, "Indeed it did" Leila Omar@annpc#5570 moves to the side instead of blocking Keelah's view now that she's back. Lunya@nevanya1 looks to Keelah "They are holding position, all sensors are performing at peak levels. They report the have not been noticed yet" Leila Omar@annpc#5570: "Could be a correlation, or we could just be connecting strings that aren't there." Leila Omar@annpc#5570: "We won't know for sure until we've secured that craft." Keelah@crystyll nods slowly, "All possibilities to be considered..." Andrej Timoreev@chrisdubois: "It is still possible theyare searching for clues to send to the Branded Lady....or not. In any case, we could take them into custody." Keelah@crystyll: "The question remains; how do we approach this?" looks to the others for suitably captainy suggestions Sam@drcrippler: "I would advocate for a boarding party to sneak aboard to disable systems before they know we're there." Andrej Timoreev@chrisdubois: "Well, I'd invite caution, first of all. This could even be a trap, for what we know." Leila Omar@annpc#5570: "That would prevent them from escaping, because even if they warp away and cover up their trial with old smuggler tricks, we'd still have people on board." Keelah@crystyll gives a firm nod Timo's comment, "It would not be the first time for the Lady" Leila Omar@annpc#5570: "But boarding will definitely be very risky." Andrej Timoreev@chrisdubois: "Indeed. And she knows that we know what she's looking for.." Winter@falconecoose nods lightly "If we are to send a boarding a party "I request to lead it, due to my 'expertise' when it comes to any borg tech they have." Keelah@crystyll: "And if they did warp away in that scenario... they would have our officers as collatoral" Sam@drcrippler: "I have experience in ground assault, I would volenteer to lead it..." Andrej Timoreev@chrisdubois: "I wouldn't risk sending a party, not until we have other possibilities....but they will not warp" he smiles to Keelah Lunya@nevanya1 mumbles "An unacceptable risk" Sam@drcrippler looks at Winter. Seymour@seymour284: Are Tractor beams just out of the question for some reason? Leila Omar@annpc#5570: "There's also the self-destruct possibility mentioned earlier." Leila Omar@annpc#5570: "That would be disastrous for any boarding party." Lunya@nevanya1 says to herself "Cattle dog", possibly loud enough for others to hear her Sam@drcrippler: "Well the point of the party would be to disable these systems before they can use them." Andrej Timoreev@chrisdubois: "One thing at the time, captain...first ,we need to ensure they cannot escape: and I've just the assurance we need. The USS Camelot is in standby and stealth mode just behind them." Keelah@crystyll turns to Lunya with a quirked brow Leila Omar@annpc#5570: "They don't know it?" Leila Omar@annpc#5570 looks to Timo. Lunya@nevanya1 looks up from her panel she was standing behind "We drive them. We use the peregrines to make them think they have equal footing, and force them towards the task force + " Andrej Timoreev@chrisdubois: "Well, if they know, they're ignoring a big ship not far from them...unusual, at least. But the stealth systems of the Camelot are state-of-the-art." Lunya@nevanya1: "Seeing just the Peregrines, they will think they have equal footing and may even try to fight, and most likely won't self destruct" Andrej Timoreev@chrisdubois: "They would have no reasons to fight. My bet is that they would escane nonetheless." William Levesley@Levesley nodds at the comm log from the Vally Forge. "Indeed" Sam@drcrippler nods "A fine idea, but the problem still remains. They would just self destruct to avoid capture if things turn south." Andrej Timoreev@chrisdubois: "Yes. That's another problem, indeed" nods to Sam:"We could use something to avoid the matter-anti matter reaction chain..." Lunya@nevanya1 asks "Do we know how they are self destructing?" Lunya@nevanya1 adds "Warp core, explosive charges.....what?" Andrej Timoreev@chrisdubois: "Well, the most typical way is an override of the warp reactor..." Leila Omar@annpc#5570: "No, but if they are part of the Branded Lady's group, these people have a habit of self-destructing." Sam@drcrippler: "That's would be a good thing to find out..." he nods to Lunya Lunya@nevanya1 smiles "Which requires a lot of power. What if we syhpon power from their ship, and prevent the overload?" Keelah@crystyll: "They have previously detonated warp cores. But have also made kamikaze runs at allied vessels as well" Winter@falconecoose nods "The moment they dected the fleet they would either self destruct or try to run. With what variables are avaiable I do belive a boarding party may be our best chance of success." Sam@drcrippler: "Our strike teams could disable the enemy before they have a chance. I agree, boarding party is the best plan." Keelah@crystyll thinks on the various ideas before piping up, "How accurate are the specs we have on that ship?" Leila Omar@annpc#5570: "A power siphon would also drain them enough to prevent them from warping away?" Lunya@nevanya1 nods "I would imagine so. We don't have that capability, but maybe one of you do?" she asks Keelah@crystyll: "Because if the Camelot is in range and not detected..." Moon@Savesh motions to Commander P'tok Keelah@crystyll: "They could beam the ships warp core out and leave them stranded..." Moon@Savesh: Commander P'tok, could I get your help over here for a quick moment? Andrej Timoreev@chrisdubois: "Uhm...interesting idea." Sam@drcrippler: "What about the crew. They would commit suicide as soon as things start to happen." Sam@drcrippler: *? P'tok@fflat: "Certainly, Lt. Commander." * walks over to Moon( Leila Omar@annpc#5570: "We could combine our ideas." Zhyl'ia@thecastellan: "You could just teleport them off of their ship too surely?" P'tok@fflat: "Yes?" Lunya@nevanya1 speaks up "Captain's, Serenity is requesting to return, they are reporting an unsafe variable in their sensors" Leila Omar@annpc#5570: "Disable the ship and send a boarding party at the same time." Sam@drcrippler nods. "I was thinking that." Leila Omar@annpc#5570: "Or perhaps if we're close enough to beam..." she nods at Zee's idea. Keelah@crystyll hrms, "Good point... they are prone to Vyun-pashan..." Winter@falconecoose pauses for a moment before she nods "I do belive we may be able to do a joint strike at it." Lunya@nevanya1 looks back "Disregard, she will hold position, but her sensors are coming down, be advised" Moon@Savesh: ::somewhat quietly:: Thank you Commander. With this many ships using the intership holo network, it's taking a lot of processing power. I was wondering if you had any way of helping ease the burden P'tok@fflat: "That is an issue for engineering, but let me think." Lunya@nevanya1: <FX> Serenity turns off its sensor package, due to the risk of being detected, but stays in position Keelah@crystyll smiles with a nod of approval at Zee's suggestion as well Lunya@nevanya1: "Captains I have another idea" Keelah@crystyll: "What do we think? Could the Camelot just beam them out while they are sitting close?" Andrej Timoreev@chrisdubois instinctively looks at Lunya Keelah@crystyll defers to Lunya's suggestion before proceeding Sam@drcrippler: "Depends on how the hosts commit suicide," he looks to Lunya Lunya@nevanya1: "A key thing is, we need to keep them occupied. What if we had three or four peregrines on "Power down" mode, floating about, with a sensor spoof to appear as debris" Lunya@nevanya1 continues "Gives us extra eyes, and they'd have to get REAL close to see what exactly they were" Keelah@crystyll already likes the idea of a cunning rouse P'tok@fflat furrows his brow "Is there a way to optimize the main computer so that holo-emitters are isolated and confined to one sub-system?" Sam@drcrippler thinks Andrej Timoreev@chrisdubois: "The idea is good but...how it helps in avoiding their possible suicide?" Sam@drcrippler: "But then what?" Leila Omar@annpc#5570: "If they come close, beam them out?" Lunya@nevanya1 was about to continue, despite a few voices of outrage behind her "Tractor mines. We beam the boarding party aboard, they eject the core, the tractor mines keep the ship in place" Lunya@nevanya1: "We can attach one mine per fighter" Moon@Savesh strokes his beard in thought. "Yes, actually, that's a good idea. I can use resources from the lower band processors until they're needed for any reason. Thank you. Great suggestion" William Levesley@Levesley: How close could the Camelot get, in theory whilst Cloaked and in Low Power mode? Seymour@seymour284: We can beam them straight into a Stasis Pod Captian" Sam@drcrippler thinks. "How about the crew?" Leila Omar@annpc#5570: "Their shields will certainly be down if they think what they're heading towards debris?" Lunya@nevanya1: "The Runabout Devraux is on standby for pilot SAR if need be, its standard proceedure for us" Leila Omar@annpc#5570 *what they're heading towards is debris. Sam@drcrippler: "Beam them aboard?" Seymour@seymour284: If we beam them to a stasis pod would stop them from doing any harm to themselves are others William Levesley@Levesley: Also trying to estimate the raiders sensor range P'tok@fflat: "You are welcome, Lt. Commander. Let me know if I can be of assistance in that matter." Keelah@crystyll looks to Seymour, considering the suggestion while listening to the group debate Andrej Timoreev@chrisdubois: "The Camelot could take them into custody. They're the nearest ship." Sam@drcrippler thinks. "That seems to work." To William Levesley@Levesley: Their sensor range is pretty good for a pirate vessel, but it's bad enough that our ships can see it before it sees us To William Levesley@Levesley: Not sure if we can get into transporter range with that kind of tech... Moon@Savesh nods, thank you, sir. We have other things to discuss too, but that can wait until our attention isn't taken up by this mission." implements p'tok's suggestion. Lunya@nevanya1: "We get the pergrines up to enough speed before they are in range, and they power down everything but minimal life support. With minor control imput, they will float like debris due to prior motion" Sam@drcrippler thinks some more. "Actually, no, that seems like a very good plan," he grins William Levesley@Levesley: I'd probably have to get within 40,000km to Transport which risks being detected. Depending on how good they are at seeing the Camelot Leila Omar@annpc#5570: "We could just not materialize them. Trap them in the buffer." Seymour@seymour284: lol To William Levesley@Levesley: Yeah. there will definitely be a risk! P'tok@fflat: "Captain, I am certain that we could reconfigure the navigational deflector to emit a sub-space pulse that would shut down their main computer and necessitate a system reset." P'tok@fflat: "If we do that before we enter sensor range, we could use that technique to disable their ship and beam their crew to the brig." William Levesley@Levesley: Well Camelot is operating on Silent Running and low power mode to try and minimise its Energy signature undercloak. So assume that Camelot is at the edge of the ships Eunha@turtles#8407 sits in a bridge officer chair. William Levesley@Levesley: sensor range but still closer than everyone elses main ship, Sam@drcrippler looks at Leila. "Wouldn't we risk losing them?" Lunya@nevanya1 adds "In fact we can even minimize risk to our pilots by having the Peregrines on computer control, with a command to release the tractor mines to hold the ship" P'tok@fflat sits in a bridge officer chair. Rumiho Mitsuki@yf47dex#9446 configures a setting on her console, just to prove she is still alive and working. Andrej Timoreev@chrisdubois: Nods to P'tok:"Both options are sound. We need only to decided which one to use." Keelah@crystyll: "A transport buffer can hold a pattern for a considerable time" To William Levesley@Levesley: Mhmm, and it's not been detected yet so stealth tech is definitely having an effect! Sam@drcrippler looks at Keelah. "Hm, maybe you've overtaken Timo as best engineer..." Leila Omar@annpc#5570: "Definitely long enough to have security waiting by to stun them as soon as they do materialize, I think." Keelah@crystyll: "Why not this then; have the Camelot beam the crew out since they are already close and stealthed - hold them in the buffer which can filter any bioagent for a suicide mechanism..." William Levesley@Levesley: Ooooo its like a Submarine movie. Lawrence (whos on the Camelot) is also prepping Melorazine gas to sedate people if need be To William Levesley@Levesley: Yeah! Lunya@nevanya1 steps back, letting them discuss the other plan, waiting quietly should she be needed for further Keelah@crystyll: "If it can't filter anything but detects a possibility, rematerialize them into stasis for a manual 'disarming'?" Leila Omar@annpc#5570 nods at Keelah. "That's a good idea." Andrej Timoreev@chrisdubois: "A complex procedure, but not impossible." Leila Omar@annpc#5570: "Perhaps we can use that pulse to disable their ship at the same time." Sam@drcrippler: "Meanwhile, the tractor beam holds the ship in place and takes the warp core out?" he says Leila Omar@annpc#5570: "In case they detect the Camelot's approach." Keelah@crystyll nods, "I suggest we use Captain Lunya's suggestion to lure the ship into a position it can be secured by the tractor mines" Keelah@crystyll: "The Camelot can follow and 'pounce' when the mines are triggered" Andrej Timoreev@chrisdubois: "But we would already have a tractor beam..." Keelah@crystyll: "on the ship, not the crew" Lunya@nevanya1 nods, speaking up "We will use three peregrines, on remote control. Not risking my pilotes if you don't mind" Andrej Timoreev@chrisdubois: "Tha's understandable, captain Vel." Keelah@crystyll nods in agreement with Lunya and looks to Timo, "You're the flag here, Sir. It is your call ultimately" Leila Omar@annpc#5570 nods at Lunya, "Indeed. That ship might not be much risk to us, but it can tear a Peregrine apart." Andrej Timoreev@chrisdubois: "I agree with the plan." he nods to KEelah:"I'll transmit to the Camelot its orders, while captain Vel will prepare the Peregrines." Andrej Timoreev@chrisdubois: "The other vessels will be in stand-by, yellow alert. Just in case someone show up suddenly." Sam@drcrippler: "Just to be clear, are we sending a boarding party over or not?" Andrej Timoreev@chrisdubois: "Not at the moment, Sam." Keelah@crystyll: "Excellent, and agreed" she nods over to tactical not thinking in that moment that only 50% of the station might see as she orders, "Yellow alert" Andrej Timoreev@chrisdubois he typs something his console. Sam@drcrippler: "Not at the moment? So should I get ready or not?" Moon@Savesh boatswain "All hands. Yellow Alert. Repeat. Yellow Alert." Cecilia@hawkecosse#4702 pushes the button "Taking the ship to Yellow alert Captain." Lunya@nevanya1 turns to issue the commands for her plan to move into motion as three peregrines were readied, each with control relays for the pilot stations on the Midway. To each is attached the required mine Lunya@nevanya1: "Decoy fighters ready when you are" she says to Keelah Keelah@crystyll defers Lunya's request to Timo, "Is the Camelot in position?" P'tok@fflat sits in a bridge officer chair. Andrej Timoreev@chrisdubois: Looks at Keelah:"I've sent the order right now. The Camelot should be right in position." Seymour@seymour284: ill head to the sick bay and make sure some Stasis pods are ready Keelah@crystyll: "Then I believe all the pieces are in place" she nods to Lunya, "It's your play now, Captain" William Levesley@Levesley: USS Camelot is beginning a slow closing of the distance between it and the raider Keelah@crystyll nods to Seymour, "We will keep you apprised, Lieutenant" Lunya@nevanya1 nods and gives the launch order as the three remote piloted Peregrines leave the hanger bay, gaining distance in the opposite direction and begin to build up speed as they turn back around + To William Levesley@Levesley: Raider doesn't seem to notice anything odd just yet. Lunya@nevanya1: towards their destination. At the preset distance and speed, each give a seperate control imput to put the fighters into different spins, and their engines cut Lunya@nevanya1: "Decoys deployed" William Levesley@Levesley: (Hopfully the Raiders will be distracted enough to ingore any anomalous energy readings lol) Keelah@crystyll looks back to science, "Let's keep a tight sensor lock on the position of those drones. I want sharp tracking on that ship as timing is everything with this plan Keelah@crystyll: " To William Levesley@Levesley: (They seem to be continuing about their salvage business still) P'tok@fflat: "Aye, Captain." William Levesley@Levesley: (Intention is for Camelot to be in transporter range once the trap is sprung to beam out the crew and also to deposite the Advanced Melorazine to catch anyone we miss)) To William Levesley@Levesley: ((Got it)) P'tok@fflat: "All drones are adhering to the flight paths specified in the plan, Captain." Lunya@nevanya1 gives a nod, as the tractor mines are armed as the empty fighters continue to spin and float to where they were supposed to P'tok@fflat: "Sensors functioning normally." To P'tok@fflat: Raider is edging closer to one of the drones in its current course Keelah@crystyll: "Now... we wait..." Sam@drcrippler leans on Keelah's chair, watching and waiting Moon@Savesh: The system continues to be emissions quiet for the moment, Captain. P'tok@fflat: "Captain, the raider is moving to intercept one of the drones...The outermost flank." Lunya@nevanya1 nods "Midway reports same" Keelah@crystyll: "Camelot is shadowing?" looks to Timo To Lunya@nevanya1: It should be close enough for the mines in 3 minutes Lunya@nevanya1: okay Andrej Timoreev@chrisdubois They're under silence. but I'm confident they are just behind them.” Lunya@nevanya1 chimes in "Mines almost in range" Winter@falconecoose: "Nightingale is standing ready to intercept the pirates if they try anything." Keelah@crystyll: "Helm, stand ready to jump us in should this not pan out" Rumiho Mitsuki@yf47dex#9446 taps a console, she was waking it from sleep mode, "Conn at ready." P'tok@fflat: "Captain, the fighter closest to the raider is deviating from its programmed course." Keelah@crystyll spins around, "Current trajectory?" Lunya@nevanya1 nods to her tactical station as the officer activates all three mines, the three tractor beams on target to the raider Seymour@seymour284: Pods are ready. Their Coords have been givin to the transporter room andi have a medical team standin by Captian." Walks on the bridge. Lunya@nevanya1: "Tractor beams deployed!" Keelah@crystyll: "Excellent work Lieuntenant. Standy by." P'tok@fflat: "It is on a direct course...toward the Camelot." To Lunya@nevanya1: The raider is now rotating the frequency of its hull's EM field, trying to shake off the tractor beams William Levesley@Levesley: (once we have a GM confirmed tractor lock. We will Energise)) To William Levesley@Levesley: Tractor locked, raider is now rotating the frequency of its hull's EM field, trying to shake off the tractor beams Lunya@nevanya1 calls out "You need to hurry the Raider is trying to rotate its hull's EM field frequency. We're alternating to compensate" To William Levesley@Levesley: (Small window to energize before they break free) Keelah@crystyll: "This is in the hands of the Camelot now..." William Levesley@Levesley: ((Tranporting Crew and leaving gas canisters in their place to catch any we miss)) William Levesley@Levesley: do you want a roll or something? Keelah@crystyll visibly tenses, resisting the urge to give the order to just jump into the frey To William Levesley@Levesley: ((Nope! You got the 2 occupants, shuttle has broken free but it's empty and also filled with gas in case anyone is onboard)) Lunya@nevanya1 says quietly "We're okay still, for all they know this is somebody else's trap, not us" To William Levesley@Levesley: ((It seems to be drifting on inertia aimlessly now) Lunya@nevanya1: "I know a lot of pirates that use tractor mines" Sam@drcrippler he grips the top of the seat tightly, the only indication that he is tense Andrej Timoreev@chrisdubois: "I've a message from the Camelot: they have the crew." Keelah@crystyll quirks a brow, wondering how Lunya knows lots of pirates to begin with To Lunya@nevanya1: Raider has broken free To Lunya@nevanya1: But all scans indicate it is empty and filled with anaesthetic gas William Levesley@Levesley: Taking evasive maneouvers from anything coming in Camelots direction) Keelah@crystyll breaths a sigh of relief, "Give my congratulations - and thanks - to Captain Levesley. We stand by to assist if any crew need transferring to stasis pods" Lunya@nevanya1 suddenly turns behind her, cursing under her breath "The raider has broken free of mine number three, but scans show that the ship is empty, repeat empty. Just anaesthetic gas..." To William Levesley@Levesley: (Nothing, all's quiet again) Keelah@crystyll: "Meanwhile, that vessel still needs securing" Leila Omar@annpc#5570: "I can deploy MACO Team 16 on board." Lunya@nevanya1 looks to Keelah "Permission for decoy fighters to return to Midway?" Andrej Timoreev@chrisdubois: Nods:"They've done their job." Sam@drcrippler: "We need boots on the ground?" Leila Omar@annpc#5570: "Just in case, Captain Bishop." Keelah@crystyll nods to Lunya, "Recover your fighters Captain; an exquisite execution - your pilots should be commended for their remote flight skills" Lunya@nevanya1: <FX> The once spinning and floating Peregrines suddenly right themselves, powering up and streaking back towards the Midway" Moon@Savesh continues to monitor comm traffic for any attempts that may have been made to call for help Winter@falconecoose: "The Nightingale has teams ready to beam aboard to secure the ship and any tech they shouldn't have." Sam@drcrippler nods. "We need to get that ship intact." Andrej Timoreev@chrisdubois: Nods to Sam:"Absolutely." Lunya@nevanya1: <FX> As the fighters head to return, so does the Serenity Leila Omar@annpc#5570 looks to Winter, "You can send the tech specialists, and I can have a few MACOs in case they left any surprises." Keelah@crystyll: "Sounds like a plan" she confirms collectively Andrej Timoreev@chrisdubois: "Keelah, the Camelot is ready to deliver the prisoners to the Valley..." P'tok@fflat sits in a bridge officer chair. Winter@falconecoose nods once "Acknowledged, my teams are standing by the green light on the energise." Keelah@crystyll: "Are the prisoners secured from any suicide attempt or do we need to contain them for disarming?" Leila Omar@annpc#5570 looks to everyone else, "If there's anything else we want to do first to further disable the raider?" Moon@Savesh: Captain, and Doctor Seymour, the Camelot has signaled that they have two prisoners ready to transport to the stasis pods. Lunya@nevanya1 looks mildly satisfied "All fighters recovered, Serenity has landed as well" Sam@drcrippler: "It's not got a remote self destruct has it?" Rumiho Mitsuki@yf47dex#9446 absently hums the Firefly theme after hearing Serenity mentioned Seymour@seymour284: Medical team standing by Leila Omar@annpc#5570: "I don't think it's captain will be allowed to use it if it does." Leila Omar@annpc#5570: "But a power drain could be a safe measure before beaming on." Sam@drcrippler frowns. "I agree." Keelah@crystyll: "Aah, very well then. Doctor; it's over to you to take care of our guests." she turns to Moon, "Advise the transporter chief to proceed when ready" Moon@Savesh: Valley Forge to USS Camelot, our medical teams indicate the stasis pods are prepared. Please stand by for a signal from our transporter chief. Moon@Savesh: Aye, Captain Leila Omar@annpc#5570: "Lexington is moving into position to disable raider's power." Andrej Timoreev@chrisdubois: "The prisoners are in stasis. They suggest to keep them so in the pods." Moon@Savesh Bridge to Transporter Chief. The captain has given the go ahead to transport the prisoners from the Camelot to the stasis pods. William Levesley@Levesley: *There is a singal and short Subspace Blip recieved by the comm array. In reply to the Valley Forge Message to the Camelot* Winter@falconecoose: "The Nightingale is moving alongside the Lexington." William Levesley@Levesley: *The USS Camelot engages Transporter Beam* Seymour@seymour284: "We got them, Vital signs are good their out like lights. Im going to start scanning for anything out of the ordinary" Eunha@turtles#8407: Eunha sensing anything from them? Leila Omar@annpc#5570 disappears for a moment before popping back up, "Green light for transport onto raider. Make sure everyone has a breathing device as the gas cannot disperse in the small interior." To Eunha@turtles#8407: The prisoners seem very annoyed and angry Eunha@turtles#8407: "They're are very angry captain." Winter@falconecoose nods once "My people are prepared, they are transporting over...now." Keelah@crystyll: "As I would be, in their position Eunha" Leila Omar@annpc#5570: "MACOs away." Leila Omar@annpc#5570: "Reporting no resistance on board the craft so far." Winter@falconecoose: "My people are reporting that are moving for targets Sigma and Omega, the bridge and engineering. They will begin scans and data downloads shortly." William Levesley@Levesley looks to his display. "All Cannisters are recovered." Lawrence Gould@jg07 looks over to Will, ''Good, I will arrange for them to be stored when I get back to the Della Torre'' Leila Omar@annpc#5570: "Maquis raider is secure. Do any of your hangars have additional room?" Leila Omar@annpc#5570: "I recommend we bring it along and inspect it thoroughly." Andrej Timoreev@chrisdubois: "Well, we've space in the Attar..." Alistair Nimitz@natthaan: "Akagi can store it." Leila Omar@annpc#5570 chuckles, "I'll let you two fight over it." Andrej Timoreev@chrisdubois: Nods to Nimitz:"Well, captain Nimitz, if the Akagi can store it, the honor is yours." Keelah@crystyll stands and looks to her fellow CO's with a proud smile, "Then I believe our business is concluded. With the system secure, the ship stowed and the prisoners in custody I believe we can return to base Lunya@nevanya1 waits quietly on the status of the boarding party, accepting a small glass of water that was brought to her Seymour@seymour284: Yeah. Seymour@seymour284 shows approval. Andrej Timoreev@chrisdubois: Nods:"Good job, captains." Winter@falconecoose looks at the captains "Who ever brings aboard, my teams request to continue there scans on the tech it has." Leila Omar@annpc#5570 nods, "We'll question our prisoners, examine the raider and reconvene to act once we've further information." Sam@drcrippler: "It looks like we have a fine squad Timo," he grins Keelah@crystyll: "Those of you participating in the ongoing recovery and assessment of the ship of course have your priorities; the rest of you have no obligation to remain once you've satisfied yourselves on mission Keelah@crystyll: status" Andrej Timoreev@chrisdubois: Smiles to Sam:"Indeed, we have it. This has been a nice test." then to Keelah:"I'll be around here with the Attar, gathering data with out sensors for a while." Seymour@seymour284: Puts his hands on the back of the Captians Chair "As far as i can tell our Prisoners are clean" Keelah@crystyll: "And on a personal note to you all; my thanks for the assist in yet another superb demonstration of fleet co-operation" Eunha@turtles#8407 Stands up and lets an NPC take over Keelah@crystyll gets bowled over by a Eunha Sam@drcrippler smiles briefly Leila Omar@annpc#5570: "We're glad to tkae part in a successful mission. Lexington out." Lunya@nevanya1 looks to Sam and Timoreev "Did either of you need to meet with me before Midway returns to her patrol route?" she asks them Leila Omar@annpc#5570 fades as her player goes to grab dinner!
SUBMITTED: Stardate 94052.2
FILED BY: CAPT L. Omar
SECURITY: Level 2 - Confidential
LOCATION: Debris Field, Alpha-7192 Sector
MISSION: Capture vessel performing survey and illegal salvaging in the debris field left in the wake of the Species 2492 attack.
OUTCOME: Vessel apprehended and currently stored on board the USS Akagi. Two crewmembers of the ship arrested and held in the Valley Forge’s brig.
CAPT Se’lai (USS Valley Forge) CAPT Timoreev (USS Attar) CAPT Omar (USS Lexington) CAPT Levesley (USS Camelot) CAPT Nimitz (USS Akagi) CAPT Vel (USS Midway) CAPT Jager (USS Nightingale) CAPT Bishop CAPT Gould CMDR Zh’zhavis CMDR P'tok LCDR Moon LCDR Eunbi LT Harrington LTJG Seymour CDT Skye CDT Mitsuki
NARRATIVE: On stardate 94051.1, the U.S.S. Lexington was entering into the Alpha-7192 Sector near the wreckage of starships Caelian, Damocles, and Gainsborough. As we were passing we monitored the debris field and discovered that an active ship was within. I ordered a complete stop and a minimization of all power signatures emitted by the Lexington as we observed the vessel with passive scans only. It was an old ship of a design favoured by the Maquis during their insurgency around the time of the Cardassian and Dominion conflicts. The vessel did not appear to notice us, though it was within our sensor range.
At this time, I contacted the U.S.S. Valley Forge, which I knew was in the region and investigating local pirate activity. I informed Captain Keelah and the other commanding officers present of the situation and voiced my suspicion that based on the Branded Lady’s threats against the Valley Forge’s SAR mission, this ship could be attempting to pick up the trail of the Gainsborough survivors, not knowing they were already found. Regardless, they were interfering with Starfleet properly, and all command personnel agreed or voiced no objection to arresting the individuals on the vessel.
Upon arrival, the Valley Forge and task force rendezvoused with the Lexington and stayed out of the raider’s hypothesized sensor range. Captain Vel devised an excellent plan to make use of an AWACS-equipped shuttlecraft to scan the scavenging vessel more closely. These scans were able to confirm that it was indeed the style of ship often used by the Maquis, though it was unlikely to have any affiliation with dissident groups. Two individuals were on board, one Orion-human hybrid and one Gorn. The vessel bore many modifications, in line with the Branded Lady’s vessels that Starfleet has previously encountered, and this one even made use of some Borg technology. Running the scan results through databases showed that the Orion Syndicate has a bounty on a ship matching its signature, meaning that we were probably dealing with known criminals.
The shuttle’s sensors also revealed that the raider was conducting scans of its own on the wreckage and also systematically retrieving and discarding pieces as if they were looking for something specific. The vessel possessed some weaponry, but nothing that could pose a significant risk to a Starfleet ship. However, we decided not to engage it directly as it was likely to flee or even self-destruct (as observed with other Branded Lady vessels) if it saw a Federation starship. We came up with a number of plans on how to approach the raider. Among them were the deployment of a boarding party onto the raider (which I advised against due to the unpredictability of the situation), the use of transporters to beam the occupants out, luring them into a trap with fighters, and a deflector pulse to disable their systems. It was also during this time that Captain Timoreev unveiled the presence of the U.S.S. Camelot, equipped with stealth systems and currently lurking near the raider.
Ultimately, we settled on utilizing another plan by Captain Vel in conjunction with an ambush by the Camelot. The U.S.S. Midway deployed three powered down Peregrine fighters, remotely controlled and configured to appear as debris. These were surrounded with tractor beam mines, intending to lure the raider into a false sense of security before immobilizing them. In the meantime, the Camelot slowly closed the distance until the moment the raider sprung the trap, then immediately beamed its occupants on board and deployed canisters of anaesthetic gas to neutralize anyone who may have escaped a transporter lock somehow. The raider managed to break free of the tractor beams by polarizing their hull, but the crew had already been secure by then.
Following the successful execution of this maneuver, the prisoners were disarmed and transferred to the brig of the Valley Forge, where they await questioning. The Lexington disabled the drifting raider’s power completely and I ordered the deployment of members of MACO Team 16 alongside personnel from the U.S.S. Nightingale to secure the raider and ensure that no dangerous technology was left behind. The raider was then taken into one of the U.S.S. Akagi’s hangars for storage once it was deemed safe.
RECOMMENDATIONS: The prisoners are of course to be questioned in order to determine the reasons for their meddling with the debris field. It is likely that they will be less than cooperative, which makes it imperative that we also search their ship for any signs of their intentions. Its sensor and navigation logs should be thoroughly examined along with any cargo it may be holding. As proposed by Captain Jager, the vessel should also be checked for illegal modifications, and any found should be removed and confiscated.