110911 - USS Argonaut Mission - "Perplexed"

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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Sector Commander's Log
SS Astraios Ready Room
Stardate 110910
Position: Orbit of Astraios Prime
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USS Argonaut continued its sensor sweep of the sector bordering Astraios for the past few days, seeking those who allegedly poisoned the water at KP442 mining colony. The shuttle found on the surface of the moon came from a larger ship, whereabouts unknown. The Argonaut reported three warp signatures heading away from the area that seem out of the ordinary, each uniquely different. The first of the warp trails lead to a planet in a young star system. USS Argonaut set course but long range scans confirmed the atmospheric conditions preclude beaming down. A crack away team is preparing to take a shuttle down to find the source of the signal. We are unsure what they will find. A freighter carrying cargo, a diplomatic mission, pirates, or – worse – a technologically advanced enemy out to destroy the Federation in the Gamma Quadrant. Time will tell. USS Argonaut is at red alert. I am placing Astraios Colony at DefStat 2, and the runabout USS Faithful has been ordered to patrol the borders between the Astraios Sector and the KP442 system.
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CREW MANIFEST

CO/Mission Leader: LT Cmdr Karl Quar
Science/Medical: Ensign Genny7 Markus
Helm/Ops: Ensign David7 Bravin
Tactical: LTjg Dolfke Barbosa

Observers:
Ms Hannah Watts
Mr Brouwer Ocmer
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Reporting:
Rank, Name: LT Cmdr Karl Quar
Position: CO/Mission Leader
Stardate: 1109011
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Log entry:

On board the USS Argonaut, we continued to scan the system KP442, searching for warp signatures starting at the small vessel that we discovered on the mining moon. Three distinct signatures have been detected, we choose to follow one to an unknown planet.

Our sensors have confirmed that we could not teleport to the surface because of problems caused by the atmosphere. We landed on the planet using a shuttle.

We discovered a site decorated with antiques and strange megaliths resembling those on Earth at Stonehenge, also a mysterious alien statue. Small vessels were parked near the statue. We also found a flag. Our computer recognized the image as a variation of the logo of the Dominion.

The scientific report found that the atmosphere contains a substantially larger amount of noble gases than on Earth.

We also had a message informing us that the USS Aviator has encountered something which poses a threat to the entire Delta Quadrant. The Aviator has been fighting a species called the AI, ​and they discovered that the AI have been experimenting with biological weapons on a mass scale.

Graeme Debbel: “Yesterday we encountered a planet affected with one of these weapons. Within days the population of the planet has been reduced by over fifty percent, a figure around four million at least. This weapon destroys all life, plants, insects, cattle and humanoids. Seems nothing is immune and EVA suits are useless. It is safe to say, if one of these weapons hit the entire population of Pinastri the planet could be dead within days. The planet Aviator found has been placed under quarantine and a message sent to Starfleet Command. "

I have forwarded this message to Sector Commander Toocool. We are waiting further instructions.

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Rank, Name: David7 Bravin
Position: Helm/Operations
Stardate: 1109011
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Log entry:

The USS Argonaut, under the command of Lt. Cmdr. Quar, set out to follow the first of three out of the ordinary warp signatures leading away from the KP442 mining colony. The purpose of the mission being to try and discover the identity of those responsible for the contamination of the colony's water supply.


Whilst following the warp signature, a message was received from the USS Aviator to the effect that they had encountered a planet in the Delta Quadrant the previous day, that had been decimated by a plague that had killed half the population (some 4 million) and other living things in a matter of days. The message went on to say that a species called the AI were thought to be responsible. With this information in mind we preceded towards the planet (to which the warp signature was leading us) with great caution.

Long range sensors indicated that the planet's atmospheric conditions precluded us from beaming down. As such the Captain ordered a shuttle to be made ready and assigned an Away-team.

On landing on the planet we discovered that it seemed to have supported an ancient civilization - there being a ruined structure similar to Stonehenge back on Earth, as well as a number of more recent statues. Although there did not appear to be any inhabitants about, animals were seen on the land and in the water.

A worrying discovery was finding two parked space shuttles and a nearby flagpole with what proved to be similar to a Dominion flag at the top!

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Reporting:
Rank, Name: Genny7 Markus
Position: Science/Medical
Stardate: 1109011
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Log entry:

Three warp signatures had been detected of vessels that may have been implicated in the contamination of the water supply on the KP422 mining colony, which had resulted in the death of several miners. Aboard the USS Argonaut, we were following one of those warp signatures to see where it took us.

Whilst en route, we received a transmission from the USS Aviator. They had come across a planet the previous day which seemed to have experienced similar problems to the mining colony - but on a much larger scale. Some 4 million people (half the population) had died within a matter of days. In addition the disease seemed to have affected all life forms on the planet. They suspect that a species that they had encountered before, called the AI, may have been responsible.

We continued following the warp signature, which led us to a planet. I informed the Captain that long range sensors showed that the atmospheric conditions on the planet meant that it would be dangerous for us to beam down. Our away team therefore used a shuttle to reach the surface. Once down we carried out sensor sweeps to check that everything was okay.

The planet seemed to have once been populated by an ancient civilization who had erected standing stones similar to those at Stonehenge on Earth. There were also large statues in the ground - from a much later period. Although we could not find any local inhabitants, the planet seemed to have plenty of animals.

Our final discovery was something that was totally out of place for the surroundings - two small space ships. Also a flag was flying nearby - which was identified to be very like that of the Dominion!

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Reporting:
Rank, Name: Dolfke Barbosa
Position: Tactical
Stardate: 1109011
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Log entry:

Today we traced Warp Signature one to a planet in a young star system. Putting the USS Argonaut in standard orbit around the planet, we can't actually "see" the other side of the planet, so I ordered security teams to be extra vigilant because I still fear a trap from the saboteur we are trying to trace.

Because of the severe atmospheric conditions on the planet surface, we can't beam down, and will use a specially armed type 9 shuttle, I asked engineering to install micro-torpedo's, just in case.

Still that little voice banging in my head: "Dolfke, be carefull, it's dangerous over there".

On the surface, we discovered the remains of a site decorated with antiques and strange megaliths of Stonehenge resembling those on Earth, a mysterious alien statue. Small vessels are parked near the statue.

But more disturbing, we also found a flag. Our computer recognized the logo, it’s not exact but it is similar to the logo of the Dominion. We were thinking the Dominion was virtually neutralized, but now, we are unsure about everything again.

Pieces of the puzzle don’t come together: aliens, viruses, chemical weapons, warp signatures, the attack on our USS Condor, our missing Ambassador …

I know for sure, Astraios and at least this part of the Gamma Quadrant are under attack! May the Lords of Kobol be on our side, we will need all the help we can get, if this is true… I fear the worst.

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