Captain's Log, Stardate 56208.81:
is enroute to the Moldak
system. We have been ordered by Starfleet command to investigate the
discovery of a warp signature in the aforementioned system by a deep space
probe. This in itself seems pretty basic; however the last vessel to visit
the region did so 75 years ago. It listed the sole inhabited planet as having an industrial pre-space society. Discovering
how they developed warp capability in 75 years is one of our top priorities.
This matter is compounded by the fact that in those 75 years the Ferengi established several trade routes near the region.
Add to that the fact that the detected signature was similar to that of a Ferengi Merchant. Did one of their vessels wander off
course and crash on the planet or did they sell the technology to the Moldaks in their ever increasing search for profit?
Captain's Log, Supplemental, Stardate 56212.87:
is about to arrive in the Moldak system. So far our
long range sensors have been unable to detect anything of significance. Work
has continued on repairing the damage sustained in our last mission. We were
to have completed the bulk of the repairs at Starbase
285. On that note, Lieutenant Villant is just about
ready to turn in his report on Starbase 285's
complaints and complete his investigation. He promises to have it on my desk
in the next day or so. I'm not looking forward to reading it.
First Officer's Log, Supplemental, Stardate 56214.92:
We have entered the Moldak system and have had a very busy time since
then. Upon our arrival we detected a warp signature approaching and
upon further investigation found a small warp craft. The Moldak vessel developed engine failure and suffered
critical damage. Upon orders from the Captain we rescued its occupants
and brought the vessel into our main hangar bay. Our engineers have
been working around the clock to fix the vessel. The Moldak crew quickly accepted our existence and the
Captain plans on conducting formal first contact.
Captain's Log Supplemental Stardate 56216.97
The Swiftsure has successfully completed its first contact mission to Moldak IV and is returning to Starbase 285. The Moldaks are quite ready for further contact and will someday make an excellent addition to the Federation. As for the Ferengi, I can hardly wait to get all 400 of them off of my ship. They were found to be carrying out clandestine mining operations on the planet and it is my belief that the Moldaks had no idea that it was occurring. On another note the Moldak vessel had no traces of Ferengi technology and it seems that the Ferengi had no hand in the development of the Moldak warp capability. I am unsure as to whether Daimon Verik was acting alone or at the bidding of the Nagus, however further inquiry should reveal this matter. I look forward to another attempt at shoreleave and much needed repairs and refitting of the Swiftsure.