MISSION 220710 : The Casimir-Boras Effect, Pt.II

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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Alia Soulstar
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Crew Manifest
Acting Captain - Alia Soulstar
Security Chief - Dolfke Barbosa
Acting XO, Chief of Operations - Ellemir Maven
Chief Medical - Rondo Catteneo

Alien - Heptopod

Captain’s Log | Stardate 220710

On a routine mission to the Xantippe System to evacuate engineers from a Starfleet outpost anchored to melting ice, we encountered a big-brained alien heptopod. The creature appeared to attempt to communicate with us. Our Universal Translator could not decipher its language.

We secured the Federation base into our cargo bay and returned to SS Astraios to drop off several crew members including Captain Vala, to deal with an emergency at the base. USS Armstrong, under Acting Captain Soulstar’s command, then returned to Xantippe IV with an expert team comprising xenolinguists, geo-nuclear scientists and special engineers.

90% of the planet’s ice crust is now melting in a prolonged one-off stellar flare that we estimate will not subside for five years.

An away team made contact with the heptopods but were still unable to decipher their language. They were, however, able to devise a 7-base visual system for communicating basic concepts with this alien. The uOuO species has a cluster of cities on the sea floor, beneath ice crust that is now melting. Rapid warming will increase sea temperatures by 20°C over a few years, releasing locked carbon from the sea floor that will acidify the ocean, killing off all shelled creatures and destroying the uOuO’s food source.

The uOuO appealed to us for help. We devised an engineering plan to help them build giant reflective pontoons above their cities to keep them cooler locally, and to extract magnesium silicates from the planet’s subsurface to neutralise oceanic acidity. A Federation base has now been re-established on a rocky island and a team of scientists and engineers have been posted there to continue this work.

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