PROLOGUE - DISTANT SHORES
a long and adventurous journey, the USS Swiftsure is settling down in
her new Area of Operations. Far from the adventurous assignments the crew
was hoping for, the USS Swiftsure leaves >>Starbase
123 with a mission to spend the next few months charting and
exploring uninhabited solar systems for their mining potential.
PART 1 - FAMILY
more surprising are the presence of a shrunk wormhole and a Federation
buoy. This one turns out to be the point of contact between the Carrier
Group One, led by the USS Poseidon and the Alpha Quadrant. Only weeks
ago the Poseidon, Shran and Tethys saw the newly discovered wormhole collapsing
around them as they went through it. The USS Swiftsure is now the fourth
ship to be stranded on the far side of the Beta Quadrant.
PART 2 - NEIGHBOURS
While the Shran and Tethys remain behind to supervise the construction of a >> Translift station - a new model of transporter able to beam personnel and goods through the wormhole - the USS Swiftsure escorts the USS Poseidon to a nearby star about to become nova prematurely. Is there a link between the space anomaly, the nova and the partially collapsed wormhole?
As both ships reach the Belina system and make plans for close observation of the soon-to-be nova, the presence of a group of sentients is detected on Belina IV. The Swiftsure is sent to investigate and if possible make contact. An Away Team is despatched and discovers a group of felinoid, space faring scientists with a sharp claw or two. The Ktans came to investigate this outpost left by the Elosians when they disappeared some 200 000 years ago. The Elosians were believed to be a highly evolved species of scholars who left the outposts behind to share their knowledge.
3 - MORE NEIGHBOURS
The most important artifact among the ruins is retrieved just in time. While the Poseidon defeats the Xin starship, the Swiftsure destroys its own attackers and evacuates the Away Team. Followed by the Ktan vessel, both starships flee the solar system as instable vortices open all around them.
The Ktan concede a lease of the Elosian cube found in the ruins in hopes that Federation technology can find the means to read it. Another choice find is an egg that might contain the last of the Elosian's progeny, as well as a second cube possibly charged with its protection.
After the Shran share part of their database regarding this region of the Perseus arm, the Swiftsure and Poseidon move back to Perseus wormhole where the Translift Beta Station has been completed. The USS Swiftsure's orders to pursue her mission as an explorer and diplomat part of the Perseus Operation are confirmed.
- Captain's Log -
mission marks a change in area of operation for the USS Swiftsure.
Moving away from SB 123, we will now be based in the Perseus arm alongside the >> USS Poseidon - Carrier Group One.
Nova is the first joint mission in an arc that will have three. As our introductory mission, a good part of it dealt with being tossed far away and finding our bearings! A lot of fun was had by all!