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"From this place, we will deliver notice to the parliaments of conquerors that a line has been drawn against the darkness, and we will hold that line, no matter the cost."
-Bridge Dedication Plaque-
MISSION BRIEF - SD 0910.11
Alert Status: RED ALERT
Some time after the Hobus explosion...
While holding position somewhere along the Romulan Neutral Zone, sensors have detected life signs on a planet that is supposedly uninhabited. Though, before we could investigate, a Starfleet shuttle arrived in close proximity to the Federation by means unknown. After going through normal alert protocols, it was confirmed that the occupants of the shuttle were indeed who they claimed to be, Starfleet officers from the USS Lexington (which is currently on a mission far out from known Federation territory). Their shuttle was allowed to board, and Captain Hawks invited them to meet with him on the bridge and explain the technology used to jump this enormous distance.
After briefly getting acquainted with the group from the Lexington, the investigation into the matter of the life signs on the normally uninhabited planet continued. The Federation traveled to the system in question, which lays just inside the bounds of the Neutral Zone, and zeroed in on the planet that Science pinpointed as the location of the life signs. To our surprise, analysis showed that the life signs most likely were Klingon. We hailed the planet, but after no reply was made, went to yellow alert. According to available data, it seems whoever is on the planet did not arrive there because their craft crashed. Which leaves the obvious question, why are they there?
After the AT, in the shuttle Horizon, passed through the atmospheric disturbances and zeroed in on the life sign readings that came from a compound to the NNE, they unexpectedly came under weapons fire. Taking a bit of a beating, the Horizon turned about and returned fire, though it was apparent that the ground force had better weapons. When a missile was shot down by Fst. Lt. Crow but still did damage to the shields, Cmdr. Loriarra decided to land the shuttle instead of trying to make it back through the rough atmosphere with the shields in bad condition. The AT landed in the middle of a dense forest and began repairs on the shields, as well as trying to re-establish communications with the Federation, which they had lost. It appeared that the loss of communication might be due to someone jamming the signal.
Leaving a couple of crew members behind in the Horizon, the
rest of the AT made their way to the location from which the weapon's
fire originated. At first they could not make out anything, despite
tricorder readings picking up a power signature, though fluctuating. On
getting closer, and the power started cutting out more and more, and
the AT was able to identify what appeared to be a crashed shuttle. Just
then, they were attacked by two Romulans, but they were taken down
quickly. The power suddenly dropped completely and a Romulan shuttle
was revealed right before them in the thicked of the forest's brush.
After another Romulan came out of the shuttle and was shot down, a
female appeared and begged for cease fire. She identified herself as
Commander Malek and told the AT that all her crew was either dead or
In a short conversation, Malek revealed a few more details about the
Romulan's persence on the planet (see, Cmdr. Loriarra's DL).
Unfortunately, we also know Klingons are on the planet and they seem to
be attacking the Horizon. We must figure out what to do with
the Romulans and at the same time aid our shuttle and somehow establish
communications with the Federation again.
Captain Hawks & Commander Loriarra