110814 - USS Sheppard - The Lacer Agenda

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United Federation Starfleet
USS Sheppard
NCC 74769
=A= Captains log =A=
Captain Mulgrave Dwi
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Location: Cascadia Station
Alert Status: Green

Captain's log, Stardate 110814

The sheppard is nearly ready for launch, we have just installed the warp core and are doing the final tests on the power systems before we are back up to spec and ready to be on our way, i have recalled all crew from shoreleave and department chiefs are briefing their people on the sheppards new assignment.

We have been given a 6 month assignment as a patrol and police vessel for the pinastri sector, not quite as exciting as exploring brave new worlds and meeting new species but still a vital service as starfleet in the delta quadrant faces alot of threats even in our own backyard.

On that note our work has already begun our investigations into the information that Zenk provided us has proved that a federation quantum torpedo has been obtained and evidence suggests an organisation called the Lacer Agenda is involved. Interestingly commander Coswell has heard of the Lacer Agenda from one of her own Dabo friends, personally i never knew she played but from what she has been able to gather they are not a particularly pleasent bunch. I have asked her to gather what information she can and if possible to set up a meeting with this organisation.

As the rest of our leads from the Tye-Fe II have turned into dead ends gaining contact with this organisation is our only way forward.

Computer End log

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Captain Mulgrave Dwi
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110817.0925

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United Federation Starfleet
<<USS Sheppard>>
<<NCC - 74679>>
=A= Engineering Log =A=
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Stardate: 110814
Location: Cascadia Station, Zenk's Ship
Status: All Clear

Log entry:

<After leaving Cascadia Station due to a major refit to the USS Sheppard, we begin our first mission investigating a group called the Lacer Agenda. Aboard a Ferengi freighter with a guy called Zenk, our engineering team assesses maintenence repairs.>

Individual Reports:

Mission Name: Lacer Agenda
Systems Engineer <Lieutenent> Alex Zapatero Reporting...

<Due to the nature of this mission, there is really nothing to report. Our engineering team did supply a lot of expertise trying to maintain the ship of this Ferengi Freighter. There were plasma leaks everywhere, energy drains on most of all key systems; I am surprised anything worked at all. I would like to report a missing tricorder that was stolen from me on that freighter, but I know it is probably light years gone by now. As far as a damage assessment, pfft, you try and hold that ship together. I did them a favor. We did happen to find a Romulan cloaking device aboard but I wasn't able to get the specs on it before beam out. All in all, we survived.>

Damage and Repairs Timetable:

If I never see that miserible freighter again, I'll be a lucky man. Nothing to report, sir.

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In Service,
<Lieutenent> Alexander Zapatero
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Crew Manifest

Commanding Officer - CAPT Mulgrave Dwi

Chief Of Security - LTCMDR Jess Hamelin

Chief Operations Officer - LTCMDR April Coswell
Operations Officer - LTJG Rich Lombardia
Helm Officer - Frostbite Pikajuna

Science Officer - LT Kathen Ohtobide
Science Midshipman - ENS Araulya Coronet

Engineering officer - Lt Ponce Zapatero

Lacer Agenda boss - lace (Teresa firelight)
Lacer Agenda Tactical officer - Erbo (Keysi Diavolo)

Ferengi Merchant - Zenk (Valerius Swansong)
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110818.0746

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United Federation Starfleet
USS Sheppard
NCC-74679
=A= Operations Log=A=
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Stardate: 110814
Location: Aboard the merchant ship Scorpion
Mission: The Lacer Agenda

To: Captain Mulgrave Dwi, CO, USS Sheppard
From: Lt. Commander April Coswell, Chief of Operations

When I reported to Zenk's ship, the Scorpion, for our undercover mission to meet with the Lacer Agenda, I took helm and piloted the vessel - which, I must say, was in a less-than-perfect operating state - to the coordinates we had been given for the rendez-vous. These coordinates led us in a planetless system with an asteroid belt, where we slowed to impulse while Ensign Coronet ran scans and Lieutenant j.g. Lombardia monitored the comms.

We didn't have to wait too long - we soon received a communication from Lace, the leader of the Lacer Agenda, asking us to identify ourselves or be destroyed. During the long negotiation that ensued to attempt to bait Lace into a meeting, I programmed some evasive manoeuvers just in case the Lacer Agenda followed on their threat to blow us out of the sky, and then worked with Engineering to attempt to bring the cloaking device to a state of readiness.

As the Captain and Zenk worked to persuade Lace to agree to us sending two crew to her ship while she and another Lacer Agenda crew beamed to ours, Ensign Coronet, Lt. Commander Hamelin and I also worked on devising a way to secretly beam two additional officers onto the other vessel. In the end, Engineering manufactured an engine "spike" to conceal the two additional beamouts to the Lacer ship.

Once the cross-transport had been carried out, I was left in command on the bridge while the Captain and Zenk "discussed" with Lace below. After a while, we detected weapons fire and Engineering reported that the Captain had just used her weapon to stun Lace into unconsciousness. From what was reported to me, when Lace came to, she stabbed Engineer Alex Zapatero in the leg while the Captain and Zenk were discussing in private. I later got a request to beam the pirate out of the engine room and hold her in the pattern buffer until we could transport her directly to Sheppard's brig.

Meanwhile, I also got a communication from Commander Hamelin, who had led the assault team to the Lacer ship, that they had succeeded in taking over the vessel. When I reported this to Captain Dwi, she requested that we contact the Sheppard in order to get backup. It seems that this was a timely decision - Lady Byrna later reported that both Commander Hamelin and Lieutenant Lombardia had been injured.

With Sheppard heading our way and Lieutenant Lombardia just beamed back with a serious leg injury, I left Ensign Coronet to tend to him while I took a medkit and went below to take care of Lieutenant Zapatero's stab wound. When the Sheppard arrived, we beamed the wounded directly to sickbay and our Lacer Agenda prisoners to the brig.


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To: Lt. Cmdr. April Coswell, Chief of Operations
From: Lt. j.g. Rich Lombardia, Asst. Chief of Operations
Stardate: 110814
Location: Cascadia Station

We were enroute to a designated meeting spot aboard the Scorprion. THe cargo ship of a Ferengi named Zenk. This flying death trap had parts from a variety of different ships. I manned the Communications post. When we arrrived I relayed comms between Zenk and Lacer, the person who suppoedly had the missing Quantum Torpedoes. After an agreement was reached it was decided two crew from the scorpion would beam over to the pirate ship while Lacer adn another would beam over to check our fictional merhcandise.

I was one of the two selected to beam over. Commander Hamelin and Lady Byrna were beamed over in secret to take control of the ship. I gave my best intoxicated impression to our "guard" although he was more annoyed than amused aand extended his hospitatlity by shooting me in bot my legs. As Kathen tried to assist me, Commander Hamelin and Lady Byrna burst in guns blazing. I took advantage of the situation and pulled my own hidden phaser adn take out the guard.

I was beamed back to the Scorpion were I awaited the newly refitted Sheppard to arrive then was beamed to sick bay, or home as it has become. One legs was broken and the other was pretty well injured. Looks like I might miss my first duty shift to heal up.

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To:
Lieutenant Commander April Coswell
Chief of Operations, USS Sheppard

From:
The Lady Byrna
Civilian Mission Specialist

Subject:
Combat Report, Stardate: 110814

Message As Follows:


Captain Mulgrave Dwi managed to convince me to assist in investigating a stolen weapon. A Quantum Torpedo. She had acquired the services of a Ferengi Merchant who came to the Delta Quadrant when the Wormhole was open and his Ju'Day Class Curior.

On approach to the rendeavoue point with the Pirate responsible and his group known as the Lacer Agenda I assisted in restoring power aboard the poorly maintained ship. I even located an old Romulan Cloaking Device and brought it back online as the initial negotiations were not going well. They did however get permission for an away team to beam over.

Lieutenant Commander Jess Hamelin asked for my assistance in beaming over discreetly to investigate the ship while the real team distracted the pirate crew.

We arrived in a loading bay. Using my senses I isolated some of the crew and we made it to Deck 2 and the Bridge. Identifying the main weapons controls me and Commander Hamelin proceeded to redirect power to more... useful systems.
We then secured the Bridge by rendering the duty crew unconsious and in doing so... accidentialy... moved the ship from where it was hiding in an asteroid field to where the Scorpion could detect it easily.

After rendering the Helm inoperative we proceeded to the Crew Deck where the Away Team was being held. We isolated the remaining crew in the Mess Hall. At this time we heard gunfire coming from a crew quarters. We attempted to lure the crewman out but he refused.

We stormed the room, and discovered Lieutenant Rich Lombardia was injured. Commander Hamlin was injured in the exchange, but we successfully took the hostile down.

USS Sheppard arrived, and after ensure the computers were secure, we beamed over while a Prize Crew secured the Lacer warship.


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United Federation Starfleet
USS SHeppard- Ensign Araulya Coronet
=A= Science Log =A=
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Stardate: 110814
Location: SS Scorpion

Log entry:

I would suggest a small powerful sensor array secondary for more covert operations when dealing with smugglers.
and perhaps refining the site to site cross transports.
Furhter I am intending to keep an ear to the ground for Zenk I beleive in the future this little...weasel would be a most useful font to Starfleet and he is so easily appeased with smoke and mirrors. of note Zenk has a Cloaking device and I will be looking into the adaptability for smaller Starfleet vessels like Marine troop transports.


Individual Reports:

Monitored Sensors and Comms while in flight towards our rendevous. upon arrival we were scanned and I suggested that we might be able to focus a beam a sensor scan in through their beam diguising our own so that they would not be able to detect our checking them out.

After multiple threats the pirates agreed to swap two for two aboard each others ships, hearing this I suggested perhaps we could again use a form of focusing and transport an extra two over masking it in their own transport beam. The smugglers were successfully taken and detained.


Conclusion:

to keep in touch with Zenk, coddle the creature as a resource for the use of Starfleet as needed.

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Araulya Coronet
Ensign- USS Sheppard
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United Federation Starfleet
USS Sheppard
NCC-74679
=A= Tactical/security Log =A=
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Stardate: 110814
Location: USS Sheppard en route to the Wo-Man-Yo System
Security Status: Green


Log entry:

The role of the security department during this mission consisted of the following:
- Ensuring the safety of the undercover element in Zenk's vessel.
- Infiltrating the the pirates vessel, disabling it, and rescuing Lt's Lombardia and Ohtobide who beamed over as "collateral"


Individual Reports:
Stardate 110814 - Lt.Cmdr Jess Hamelin
Security Teams After Action Report
Sheppard Mission: The Lacer Agenda
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After the Captain's recon mission to Tye-Fe II, and the information LtCmdr's Marabana and Coswell retrieved, we contacted Mr. Zenk, our old Ferengi "friend" and used him and his "ship" the Scorpion, a patchwork ship if ever I've seen one, and set up a meeting with the Lacer Agenda, the group of pirates and smugglers who apparently are behind the theft of the Quantum torpedoes.

En route to the meeting point, I was a bit limited on my duties to perform, and as such, I had to put up with some...commentary by Zenk. I was almost relieved when we were contacted, and promptly threatened, by the pirates. They demanded a reason for us being there, a profitable reason. While the discussions took place, we tried to get a bead on the pirates location. I attempted to get more power to the sensors. but something kept us from securing a location on the ship from inside the asteroid field it had to be hiding. Finally making an offer to the pirates they would accept, we set up a meeting. In an attempt to get the pirates to agree to coming over to the Scorpion, we had to offer two crew in exchange, almost like collateral.

The Captain assignment me a mission to go over to try and sneak a team in to gather information from the enemy vessel. I assigned Lt Lombardia and Lt Ohtobide to go over as the collateral, and Lady Byrna joined my infiltration team. In order to hide the second, simultaneous transporter signal, we had to have engineering plan an energy spike...usually, not an issue, but actually somewhat dangerous with the state of the Scorpion. Still, the signal came, and we beamed over.

Frosty and I ended up beaming in in a loading bay. With her using her preternatural senses, we were able to scout our way through the ship undetected. Our first stop was to sneak into main weapon control rooms, on opposite sides of the ship. We redirected the power to alternate systems...food replicators, sickbay, etc. We also cut power to the shields. We scouted the rest of the ship undetected, locating where Rich and Kathen were located on deck 3, determined there were only 8 crew aboard. We decided to secure the ship ourselves and returned to deck 2. We moved into the bridge and rendered the two bridge crew unconcious, and shifted the pirate vessel out of it's hiding space into view of the Scorpion. We disabled the helm, alerted LtCmdr Coswell and went upstairs.

Most of the rest of the crew was in the mess hall, so I crept up, tossed a stun grenade into the room, and sealed the door, before returning to Lady Byrna, having heard gunfire from the room with Lt's Lombardia and Ohtobide. Lady Byrna tried to convince the crewman to come to the door, but he didn't fall for it, so we had to storm the room. In the exchange, I was shot in the chest a number of times before the man went down. He was using a projectile-type pistol, so my injuries were minimal due to a armour weave worn underneath my clothing. We did find, unfortunately, that Lt Lombardia was shot twice in the legs, and bleeding. He was transported to the Scorpion for emergency treatment, and we were informed the Sheppard would be arriving soon. I ordered us down to the bridge to do a quick scouring of the computer, until LtCmdr Odriscoll's team arrived from the Sheppard and we (and our prisoners) beamed back home.


Conclusion:
The prisoners were secured in the brig. In the days that have followed, we questioned them about their activities, to very little result. But, we were able to do a full exploration of the pirate vessel, which I have taken to calling The Bounty, to determine it's strengths and weaknesses, as well as it's potential for yet another undercover mission when we arrive at Wo-Man-Yo. I will also be questioning the pirate leader, Lace, later today, with Lady Byrna again assisting.


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