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The duty logs and Mission Briefings of the crew of the USS Odyssey
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  Captain Floyd Calvin, SD
 
Captain's Log Stardate 201810.20.2
 
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Captain's Log Stardate 72802.49

While attempting to communicate with the small alien ship, trying to
negotiate a cease fire, the Odyssey was struck on the aft portion of
the ship by another force, putting excruciating pressure on the hull,
albeit slowly. The pressure continued to build, causing the hull to
start creaking, causing decks 6 and 7 to buckle, with the eventual
collapse of the Shuttle Maintenance on Deck 7 and cargo bay 3 on Deck 6.

I ordered the Helm to bring us about 180º, where we were presented with
a massive starless field, totally void of light.It continued to grow,
filling the screen to 165º view. An outline of a starship eventually
appeared on the main screen screen, approaching the Odyssey
excruciatingly slow, apparently unaware of it's impending collision.

The only apparent way to halt the progress of this monstrous ship was by
disabling it's engines. Fortunately for us this stopped its progress,
but only after we suffered a 17% loss of life from collapse of the
crew's quarters on Deck 8. Our initial attempts to contact the occupants
were greeted with a sub-audible sound, vibrating throughout the entire
ship.

Much to my liking, various hypotheses of the ships approach were
presented to me. Lt Vetaan postulated that it was a 500 years old
sleeper ship. Lt Jordon's theorized that the ship was abandoned, and
possibly on auto pilot. After further investigation, it appeared that
the ship was closer to between 225 and 250 years old.

The huge ships approach was eventually halted after we fired our weapons
at the it and, after a second volley, it retreated a short distance. We
then received a near sub-audible rumble penetrating the comm system
throughout the ship. Attempts to determine if this was a communication
from the ship was fruitless. The next instant the Odyssey was engulfed
in a brief, intense light.

After this apparent assault, I decided a more defensive front was
required, by ordering two volleys of torpedoes to be directed at the
ship, both including phaser fire. Although the ship appeared to absorb
the onslaught with no consequences, we discovered, after some
manipulation of the incoming message, that the weapons had caused
problems for the ship. The the message translated to "Why have you
disabled our engines?" We responded, but our response was apparently not
received. We received another message, that being "Why have you disabled
our engines? Respond, or prepare to be fired upon."

After requesting Comms to resend our message, using a reverse
compression algorithm, it appeared they received or message. Immediately
after this, we received fire from the small ship from our previous
encounter. As it appeared that we were between a rock and a hard place,
I took it upon myself to thwart the attacks from both ships by firing at
the large ship, then immediately at the small ship at our aft.

   
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