USS Darmok Mission Brief
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Mission Status Update SD 201809.21



The Darmok remains in geosynchronous orbit over Suraya Bay, Risa, where we've come searching for a missing scientist (and convict), Dr. Leon Schmitt, who had developed a biomimetic weapons control system that allowed a person to control a ship's tactical arrays by thought alone. His system had failed in many ways, but the concepts were interesting and caught the eye of several parties.


Schmitt was convicted of defrauding the Federation and sentenced to several years at a penal institution in New Zealand on Earth. He had actually served most of his term and was on a work-release program in Sydney, Australia, when he disappeared.


Several odd coincidences regarding his disappearance has led the Darmok to Risa to speak with a Ferengi entrepreneur named Turq. The Ferengi owns and operates a variety of business headquartered in Suraya Bay, ranging from limos to nightclubs to cabanas, even cigars.


While there have been many accusations through the years of Turq being corrupt or engaged in illegal activities, none has ever come to actual charges filed or any prosecution. This Ferengi is very good at what he does and is about as slick as they come.


An Away Team has beamed down and begun speaking with Turq to see if he can provide any information about the disappearance of Dr. Schmitt. They are in Turq's office even now.


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LtCmdr. Thibodeaux

LtCmdr. Relok (will be playing Turq)

Lt. MacArdry

LtJG. K'Trevala


STATUS: Condition Green (normal operations)

The Darmok is running at Condition Green, normal operations.


AWAY TEAMS: One Team as below.

An Away Team under the command of Lt. Dean Spearhorse, Acting Chief of Security, and including Lt. Bevin MacArdry, Acting Chief Engineer (suggested because Patterson felt “she could use some fresh air”); and LtJG Darya Sherikova, Counselor (and “diplomatic liaison”); is currently in Turq's offices in Suraya Bay. Maj. Patterson has recently joined them. Lt. MacArdry has beamed back to the ship to review the data stream of the “bug” she has planted in Turq's office.



There are no anticipated arrivals or departures (other than the Away Team above).



Command: Review the correspondence between Turq and Schmitt for any more clues. Coordinate with the Away Team. Find Schmitt!


Security/Tactical/Reconnaissance: Find Dr. Schmitt. Interview Mr. Turq to see if he can provide any information to the scientist's whereabouts. Remember, Mr. Turq is not a “suspect” at this time, merely a “person of interest”. (Though there are many odd coincidences that seem to point to the Ferengi.) Spearhorse is leading a small Away Team to Turq's offices (though Maj. Patterson has joined them, the Away Team remains under the command of Lt. Spearhorse as a Security Department mission).


Science: (The only active simmer in Sciences is LtCmdr Relok. He will once again be “idle” at his station on the Bridge and instead be playing the role of Turq for this sim.)


Medical: Sickbay is empty and quiet and the medical staff is taking a breather after the recent Vulcan Zombie Mustaq Plague. Counselor Sherikova is part of the Away Team as a sort of “diplomatic liaison”.


Operations/Engineering/Other: The Darmok remains in orbit along with hundreds of other ships. All ship operations are nominal. Our new shuttle, the USS Zephyr, recently brought to us by Lt. Carter, is being upgraded to a light reconnaissance craft with more advanced sensors, etc. LtJG Riedinger is overseeing those upgrades. Lt. MacArdry had been on the Away Team, but has returned to the ship after planting a “bug” in Turq's office. She will be verifying the datalink from her station in Main Engineering.



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