USS Caligula Mission Briefing CRP-2110

The USS Caligula (NCC-81851) is a Merian Class exploration vessel/light cruiser for the purpose of treaty enforcement, neutral zone border patrol, fleet operations support, diplomatic missions, and dispatches from HQ to investigate, intercept, and intervene in disputes/violations/infractions within the Federation. Her mission is to represent Federation interests in the tumultuous reaches of the Delta Quadrant where the Breen Confederacy and the Dominion seek to advance their interests while adversaries of the Federation, including the Gorn, Tholians, Romulan Star Empire, Tzenkethi Coalition and the Kinshaya (the Typhon Pact) serve as antagonists to Federation initiatives and present a complicated, if not unclear, geopolitical, and economic future for UFS command.

Roleplay Times: Wednesdays 09:00pm SLT
Commanding Officer: Bing Kronos
Executive Officer: Karina Taurog

Moderators: Bing Kronos, Karina Taurog

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=^= STARFLEET COMMAND ORDER BEGIN=^=

Mission: CRP-2110 [C=Caligula RP=Role Play - Year and Mission#]

Alert Status:
*Green:
*Yellow:Current
*RED:

Location: Caligula Bridge

Uniform of the Day: Extreme Tropical Conditions / Attire per Ship Policies Manual

= Captain's Log =

Since going aboard the derelict Voth ship adrift in the middle of a nebula, the crew of the USS Caligula has Learned a number of things:
1) The environmental conditions aboard the ship are set for reptilian species; though the original programming was by and for humans.
2) the firefight - struggle found in the Hangar and Cargo Bays appears to have been between reptilian and humans. It is us undetermined how it broke out. Evidence suggests some sort of insurrection on the part of the caged and crated cargo (reptiles) against the humans.
3) Voth Doctrine holds they (Voth) evolved ahead of Humans and left the Alpha Quadrant establishing dominance in the Delta Quadrant as their birthright. A contrary ideology known as the Distant Origin Theory countermands the Doctrine and suggests others (humans) held evolutionary dominance over their species to which they've had to adapt.

Since restarting three fission reactors, Engineering Away teams have restored power to 85% and currently endeavoring to reinforce bulkheads to prepare the Voth ship for towing.

Meanwhile the Caligule has not heard from Hulo Veer in well over a week. Despite that, we still search for meaning to the beacon message: "Proof of the Voth Great Lie-HV."

Orders: Investigate the Crew Deck and the Command Deck. Continue to find evidence of what happened on the ship. An away team will return to the ship to investigate and develop a narrative of life aboard the ship and what prompted the violence we've seen evidence of so far. When on the Command Deck, team members will recreate their roles to piece together the last days of the mysterious Voth ship.

Tonight we will gather and visit the mysterious Voth ship as a team. Everyone goes. We will use our USS Caligula Group for all communications. We will also continue the RP format from last week. Narrator 5 Min. RP 15-30 MIN STOP. Repeat. When the order is given to STOP, everyone freeze at their positions and wait for the Narrator to conclude.
Everyone should have read, and or have an open screen to this link: https://memory-alpha.fandom.com/wiki/Voth

= End Log =

Background Information:
USS Caligula has been operating in the Voth system to monitor activity of the Kinara Alliance (Devore, Karlon, Turei, Vaadwaur, and Voth set to protect their interests around the Gateway to the First World) which may be asserting new demands on the terms of use. A faction of Voth merchants report an increase in military presence and restrictions on trade in the area. The Caligula began a mission to reconnoiter the situation and use previously established goodwill between Starfleet and the Voth to determine the geopolitical landscape and report such activity to HQ.

The USS Caligula (NCC-18151) is a Merian Class exploration vessel/light cruiser for the purpose of treaty enforcement, neutral zone border patrol, fleet operations support, diplomatic missions, and dispatches from HQ to investigate, intercept, and intervene in disputes/violations/infractions within the Federation.

Although this was not corroborated with archeological evidence, genetic evidence strongly suggested that the Voth originated on Earth – a concept later referred to as "Distant Origin Theory". It was speculated they evolved from the hadrosaur genus, which might have survived the mass extinction at the end of the Cretaceous 65 million years ago on Earth. The surviving dinosaurs continued to develop, likely on a secluded, or a destroyed landmass and became an interstellar species, possibly the first in the galaxy, when they left Earth. Because Earth has been devastated by countless natural disasters over the course of its history: asteroids, volcanoes, earthquakes. All evidence of the Voth race could be at the bottom of the ocean or under kilometers of rock. Their belief system suggests their advancement as a civilization predates human development.

The species ultimately ended up in the Delta Quadrant, where they claimed a domain, laid the foundation of what became the great Voth culture, and forgot their origins. The recorded history and identity of the Voth began about 20 million years ago, at which point they already considered themselves a race indigenous to the Delta Quadrant. By the 24th century, they had in fact believed for millions of years to be the first intelligent race to evolve in their region of space. By this period, Earth and Humanity were beyond their known space.

Throughout a significant portion of Voth history, technological and cultural progression has been stunted, and even stagnant at times. The Ancient Doctrine, which forms the basis of Voth societal structure, predicted that such advanced technologies as transwarp would cause terrible disasters if it were even attempted, resulting in their civilization to be held back for millennia. However, eventually someone took a chance and Voth society entered a new chapter of exploration, with Doctrine being altered accordingly to better suit the new cultural paradigm in their society.
During the 24th century, the Distant Origin Theory started gaining traction among the Circles of Science and Philosophy, as well as among common Voth citizens in noticeable amounts. However, the Ministry of Elders viewed the theory as a threat to established Doctrine, and by extension the authority granted to them by it. Conclusive evidence discovered in 2373, caused the Ministry of Elders to raise charges against those that advanced this heresy against Doctrine, as well as impound the a UFS starship with all its crew aboard. Their evidenc was suppressed as to preserve the Doctrine.

Still, some believed the Distant Origin Theory admitting their race had fled in terror from Earth, scratching and clawing their way to the part of space where the Voth now live on a city ship, that their race has no birthright, no legacy – the concept appalled and disgusted the Elders. The Ministry of Elders convict those who advance this Distant Origin Theory as promulgating heresy. They are imprisoned and sometimes put to death. At the heart of their society lay their Doctrine, their guiding principles. Despite intuition and passion being valued, doctrine looms heavily. They specified that the Voth had been the first intelligent beings to evolve in their region of space, and had an "ancient and rightful claim" over it. In addition, it declared that non-indigenous beings had no rights.

OUT OF CHARACTER INFORMATION:

1) Joining in late? Not sure what to do? Talk with others in your department to be briefed. If they are unavailable, contact Bing Kronos or Karina Taurog to get an update and request assignment.

2) Have a major twist you'd like to implement? Send a Personal Message to Officer in Charge (OIC)


SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION:

Mission Specific Information:
Unity Meters are not used.

There may be away teams for this mission

Reoccurring Information: Confused about the mission? In this section, you'll find background supplemental information about our mission, the area of space we're in, supporting ships, and so on that you can use to help build atmosphere and add detail when participating or to your logging, if you like!

Please visit the Forums or Wiki to make sure you are up to date on our current story arc.

https://wiki.ufstarfleet.org/index.php? ... S_Caligula
https://memory-beta.fandom.com/wiki/Merian_class
viewforum.php?f=973
https://memory-alpha.fandom.com/wiki/Voth

Starting objectives are the task(s) your department is involved in at the start of the RP. As the story progresses, additional tasks and objectives will be assigned by your chief, XO CO or current OIC (Officer in Charge)

Please take the time to think about your actions and get approval before adding any major twists to the RP. Be creative. Don’t simply say Q did this or Q did that.

=^= STARFLEET COMMAND ORDER ENDS =^=
LtCmdr Karina Taurog
CO - USS Caligula NCC-18151
Health& Wellness Program Officer, UFS Academy
Vice Branch Commander- UF Starfleet Office of the Chief of Operations
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Karina Taurog
Command - Lt Commander
Command - Lt Commander
Posts: 55
Joined: 180902.1534
Duty Post: Commanding Officer (CO)
Ship/Station Posted: USS Caligula NCC-18151
Grid: Second Life
Location: SoCal
Been thanked: 8 times
Contact:

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=^= Mission Summary=^=

Since going aboard the derelict Voth ship adrift in the middle of a nebula, the crew of the USS Caligula has Learned a number of things like how the environmental conditions aboard the ship are set for reptilian species; though the original programming was by and for humans. They discovered evidence of a firefight/struggle found in the Hangar and Cargo Bays that appears to have been between reptilian and humans. Evidence suggests some sort of insurrection on the part of the caged and crated cargo (reptiles) against the humans. The crew also reviewed the Voth Doctrine that holds they (Voth) evolved ahead of Humans and left the Alpha Quadrant establishing dominance in the Delta Quadrant as their birthright. A contrary ideology known as the Distant Origin Theory countermands the Doctrine and suggests others (humans) held evolutionary dominance over their species to which they've had to adapt.

After restarting three fission reactors, Engineering Away teams were able to fire up the last four and have restored power to 85% and currently endeavoring to reinforce bulkheads to prepare the Voth ship for towing.

The away team continued to investigate the Crew Deck and the Command Deck.
On the crew deck they found a stronghold position that seemed to hold out against penetration for a while, then it was breeched followed by a slaughter. There was also cryo berths in the medical bay that looked like they were damaged. The remainder of Medical Bay appeared ravaged by the violence that had apparently consumed the ship's crew.

Meanwhile back on the Caligula, Commander Fema having the CONN coordinated ship maneuvers and monitoring for external contacts. Ensign Doran (NPC) assisted in monitoring the surrounding nebula forces. Comander Hawke continued to supervise the structural preparations and his ComOps team's attempts to decode the Environmental Conditions override. Crack programmer Ens Mayfield (NPC) was able to create a patch that was transmitted over to the CO. This codes were typed in giving the away team access to the Main Compter functions of the derelict ship.

On the Command Deck, the away team was able to find ways to circumvent the locked access doors to the Operations Center where they found one recently expired crew member and several last video logs the crew. Accessing the logs - the crew observed one person describing a betrayal of the crew that released the reptiles. These caged creatures were sentient and overpowered the crew. Some they put into the cryo berths as food for later. Another entry from the crew room shows a huge fight as that last room is penetrated and 3-4 people murdered. Finally the last entry looks like the single deceased person found in the operations room... it gives a time date and mentions being caught in a nebula and the enemy left them behind adrift.

The away team was then able to breach to ship's Bridge where the efforts to restart the mainframe were proving fruitful. Lt Roffo downloaded ships logs and operations data while Ensign Quan traced the communications logs and captured a snapshot of all ship interactions and contacts prior to its demise. Lt Tanebaum activated the ship's defensive systems and prepared the ship's sheilds for movement in the nebula. CO Taurog contacted Commander Fema and Commander Hawke waiting on the Caligula to start the process of maneuvering the ship into place and setting up a tractor beam tow. Engineering Crews continue to work on shoring up forward bulkheads for the dangerous maneuver. With orders issued, the away team beamed back for heat and hydration recovery under the care of Ensign Aycliffe.

Computer...End log.

On Discord this Week:
Engineering: Complete the preparations for towing the Voth ship out of the nebula. Operations to support. OPs will perform the Tractor Beam Capture function.

Science: Ensure the stability of the nebula and work with Helm/Nav to plot a course that will get both ships out to the perimeter safely.

Comms: Research Federation approved starbases in the Delta Quadrant. Provide Options to the Captain. Additionally, without giving ourselves away (remember are fugitives) - try to locate Hulo Veer's where abouts.

Medical: Initiate the ship's Health & Wellness program as directed last week.

Marines: Evaluate the log data from the Voth ship and provide a final report on the apparent insurrection.


=^= Mission Participants=^=

CO – LtCmdr Karina Taurog
XO = Commander Fema Firefrick
Helm Officer – Lieutenant Kestrel Roffo
Operations Officer - Ensign Oola Quan
Tactical Officer - 2nd LT Shane Tanenbaum
Chief Engineer - Hawke Phoenix
Medical Officer - Ensign Shelby Aycliffe
Science Officer - Lieutenant (JG) Eroi Davi
Various Ops and Engineering NPCs
LtCmdr Karina Taurog
CO - USS Caligula NCC-18151
Health& Wellness Program Officer, UFS Academy
Vice Branch Commander- UF Starfleet Office of the Chief of Operations
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