110626 "Operation Doppelganger" USS Argonaut Mission

Starfleet re-established its first Colony in the Gamma Quadrant on Astraios Prime on stardate 110111. SS Astraios is a space-station in high orbit above the planet Astraios Prime, to help with its protection and provide a base for the local fleet. UFS Astraios Colony and SS Astraios are tasked with the mission of ‘broadening horizons’ within the Gamma Quadrant, by exploring strange new worlds and seeking out new civilisations.

The opportunity for roleplay Missions is enhanced by the ready availability of a wide variety of locations. As well as the space station SS Astraios and on board NPC ships, including our flagship the Galaxy-class USS Neil Armstrong, there are locations on Astraios Prime (both within the Colony’s many Starfleet regions and on the rest of the planet) and more, both on 3rd Rock Grid and other Grids via the Hypergrid.

In addition to role-play, UFS Astraios hosts a weekly Starfleet Boogie each Tuesday and various events throughout the year.

Roleplay Times: Friday Noon SL
Commanding Officer: Alia Soulstar
Executive Officer: Ellemir Maven

Moderators: Ellemir Maven, Alia Soulstar

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Davido Herbit
UFS Civilian
UFS Civilian

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((OOC note: The premise of this story arc will involve our Iconian Gateways, with the seeds of this sown in the recent electro-magnetic activity at Astraios.))

While on Patrol of an unexplored sector of space long range Sensors detect the presence of Federation technology. This sector however has never been explored by a Starfleet vessel before, nor have any probes been sent to the area. So what the origin of this technology?

All hands report: Stardate 110626.1200

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In Service,

Lieutenant Davido Herbit
* Acting Joint Sector Commander - UF Starfleet Astraios *
Davido Herbit
UFS Civilian
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Crew Manifest:

Captain: Alia Soulstar
Engineering: Karl Quar
Helm: Astro Balut
Security: Dolfke Barbosa
Operations: Davido Herbit
Science: Valerius Swansong
Medical: Genny7 Markus
Davido Herbit
UFS Civilian
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110625.1438

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Alia Soulstar
UFS Civilian
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Captain's Log: Stardate 110626
Alia Soulstar

During a routine charting expedition in an unexplored sector we encountered Federation ordinance in the form of a UFS Work Bee. It's mysterious appearance in this sector is baffling. We collected the craft for an engineering team to examine it in our cargo bay. Senior Engineer, Mr Quar, reported that the vessel had not only been tampered with by some as-yet-unknown alien race or entity, but that it was virally tampering with the Argonaut's computer systems. The craft was expelled into space. In quick order, crew that had examined and secured the craft went into comas and were quarantined in sick bay. Thereafter they made impressive spontaneous recoveries—Dr Marcus reported that they had transformed into the best physical shape of their lives. Mr Quar also reported that the "viral" invasion of our ship's systems was some form of self-repair routine, rather than an attack as originally surmised. Could our engineers have been "repaired" too? Science officer Mr Swansong is investigating possible links to the discovery of a repair facility of unidentified alien origins, reported by Enterprise in the early days—a mystery that has never been solved. Some similarities to this encounter led him to suspect a link. We are also trying to determine whether recent coronal ejections precipitating extreme ionic activity around some of our bases might be linked to this phenomenon, especially considering the replication of our hardware. We have a deep mystery on our hands and an unknown alien species whose intentions are unknown, though thankfully—thus far—benign. The worker bee has been tractored back to Astraios for detailed examination.
Alia Soulstar
UFS Civilian
UFS Civilian

110627.1705

Stardate: 110626
Name: Lt. Davido Herbit
Role: Operations

On the USS Argonaut the Science Department detected Federation Transponder signals in a corner where no federation starship have ever been. According the LCARS database this should have been undiscovered space for UFS.

Is was a Workbee floating in space but with signs of alien tampering. The captain ordered me to use the tractor beam to fly the vessel inside our cargo hold to investigate closely.

After the docking sequence had stopped we could see that this ship was performing strange signals that looked like the Workbee is trying to alter the Argonaut's systems like a sort of repair. Is this an alien life form or is this a Trojan horse? I don't know but from this point we tried to secure all our systems and finally I had to eject the Workbee into space again.

We are on our way to the SS Astraios for further analyses and I hope this will work out good for our ship.

*** To be continued ***
Alia Soulstar
UFS Civilian
UFS Civilian

110627.1710

Stardate: 110626
Medical Civilian, Dr Genny7 Markus (cadet).

Our mission began when the USS Argonaut picked up a Federation transponder in an area of space where no Federation ships or probes had been sent. And after checking it was found that no Federation ships were missing. The transponder signal was scanned and it was found that there were no lifesigns present. The USS argonaut made its way to the signal at Warp speed to find that it was a Federation Work Bee. After more scans to make sure that it was safe the Work Bee was bought a board the ship into one of the cargo bays. The Captain ordered engineers in protective clothing and security to investigate it. Shortly after the investigation began the Work Bee started to replicate systems, followed shortly afterwards by systems on the USS Argonaut being replicated too. Medical suddenly found that both the engineers and Security teams in the Cargo Bay were in a coma and first they were moved to sickbay and then placed in Quarantine. It was discovered by medical staff that when the crew members recovered from their coma, all scars had been healed and removed and they appeared to be in the best of health. Lt. Herbit on Ops was able to regain control of the ships systems and the Work Bee was removed from the Cargo Bay and placed on a tractor beam to be taken back to Astraios where it could be further examined. Mission continues...
Alia Soulstar
UFS Civilian
UFS Civilian

110627.1713

Stardate110626
Lt Cmd Karl Quar
Engineering

While we were flying in Space, we detected a small vessel approaching us. Our sensors repôrted that it was an UFS device, although nobody/nothing from UFS ever came to this area, as far as we know ... Very strange ! The small ship was identified as a "workbee" (small engineering repair vessel) but the workbee's computer signature was different (non standart).

Engineering detected also some pertubations in our energy systems. It appeared that something was reprogramming some of the EPS and energy distribution systems. Shields were immediatly raised and i have cut all the communication channels with outside to stop this intrusion. We are now examinating our ship, to detect and evaluate the damages ... I hope nothing serious has been damaged.
Alia Soulstar
UFS Civilian
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Security Mission Log: SS Argonaut, Intrepid Classe
Stardate 116026
LTjg. D. Barbosa

The USS Argonaut received a federation transponder signal, but in that specific location there should not be any of our ships, probes, etc. We discovered it was a Federation Work Bee, and wanted to investigate the signals. Once the ship was in the cargo bay, it began to replicate some systems, doors and systems on the Astraios were failing, and we were happy OPS could teleport it out of our cargo bay.

During the examination some engineering crew members became comatose, but their wounds seemed to heal very quickly.
Science came with a theory of a story in the 22nd century, the NX class Enterprise found an automated repair station. The species behind it were never identified. We also know, that there are issues related to certain types of Ion Storm and radiation that can lead to the replication of materials, including organics. One hypothesis is that the recent surges in local Ionic activity have somehow led to this workbee being created.

Our captain urged the docter to keep a close eye on injured crewmembers, who healed so mysteriously, and ordered engineering to examine the Work Bee more closely. Doing so, the Argonaut departede once again to SS Astraios, with her tractor beam connected to the recovered ship.

Security recommended to keep a safe distrance between the alien "federation" ship and our Star Station.
Alia Soulstar
UFS Civilian
UFS Civilian

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Helm Log - 110626
Ens. Astro Balut (Engineer secondment)

USS Argonaut on a mission on a far course from known sectors when the sensor picked up mysterious signals.They seem to be Federation signals - which was very unlikely since the Federation has never been here before. It took a great deal of analyzing to identify the origin. It was a federation transponder! It turned out to be a UFS reprogrammed workbee. We tractored the vessel into the cargo bay after which our computers began to be reprogrammed. The vessel infected our computer systems, and even the crew were infected, and some were sent to the sick bay. The virus-like behavior spread, and the systems failed to work. After a lot of hard work we finally succeeded in ejecting the workbee. In some strange way the systems self-repaired at this time and were now fully operational again. And even the affected crew members self-healed. There seemed to be alien technology involved in the workbee's systems. One theory is that the recent ion storm had affected the vessel in a way that resulted in it's special abilities - a phenomenon that made replicating of structures possible. We were left without a clear knowledge of this unlikely Federation vessel and its unusual configuration.
Alia Soulstar
UFS Civilian
UFS Civilian

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United Federation Starfleet
USS Argonaut
NCC-74398
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Stardate: 110628
Location: 2.42LY Trailing Astraois

Log entry:
CMDR Valerius Swansong reports:

On routine patrol, we detected a Federation transponder signalk on the long range scanners, which we moved in to investigate. The signal seemed to carry ionic interference, which was proving difficult to ascertain, and we needed to move in closer in order to fully identify the signal.

On moving closer, the signal was identified as the transponder of a Workbee. Of concern was that this is an area of space that we have not fully explored, nor has there been any UFS activity.

We took the Workbee aboard and began analysing it. It seemed that the Workbee was identical to one of our standard Workbees, but there were adjustments to it at a quantum level. In particular an energy signal that came from it, suggested that it was being adjusted and altered, existing in a state of flux.

The Workbee exhibited a similar energy to that seen by the USS Enterprise NX-01. However, this is purely conjecture based on the evidence we were able to take at the time.

All information will be shared with our major science stations and I hope to have a more formal hypothesis from the department soonest.

Swansong out.
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