Posted by Gamemaster Wookius Furrius (Gamemaster) in Plouton 9 Mining Station
It was not too many days later that they passed the NeXus Transfer Station that looked more akin to a cross between the mythological tale of ‘Star Wars’ and something called a Death Star and an even more ancient marine mine .. a mottled dark skinned station that bore stumpy spikes about its body that doubled as docking platforms. A equatorial canyon sported platforms for smaller vessels and the docking for mining cargo transports. Here and there lights dotted its surface, but the overall impression was that of a dark space mine hovering in the equally dark space about them where there was no system or planets nearby.
A convoy of mining vessels was waiting for them and, indeed had started out even before the Chimera had arrived. It’s speed was easily matched and, on a terse communication found that they were waiting for the Chimera per Starfleet for an escort through the Scar corridors to Plouton 9. These cargo vessels were mostly empty but for a mining crew switch and supplies. As they traveled through the corridor .. a strangely cylindrical corridor that was free of the ‘star stuff’ of the nebula, they looked not unlike an old wagon train to the stars. Days later at a modest warp 3, they arrived at the system, and station.
Plouton 9 was a moon of a lumpy gas giant where the moon hovered not far above a series of rings. Gravity ‘tugged’ the stuff of the rings up toward and close to the moon which, itself was almost earth like in size. 80% the size of the earth but denser made it’s relative gravity almost earth normal. The atmosphere was a swirling mass of dusty brown clouds. Through them one could see land masses and small seas of a mud like color but registered on the sensors as regular water. A magnification of the land masses showed a large amount of forested land, much of which was covered in tufts of fine grey substance. The space around the moon was busy. Four processing stations could be seen. Two were evidently of Starfleet origin while the other two were distinctly alien in their appearance. Beyond starfleet transports and ore carriers that dotted space about the planet and near the stations, there were again distinctly alien vessels - ones that were tubular, each end pointed with a kind of snowflake fan emanating out from its mid point, and another that was thin and angular - not unlike a Ferengi ship but only a few decks deep and curved forward in an angry bat’leth like claw shape.
A transmission came almost immediately. =^= Plouton Station to Starfleet vessel. You are a sight for sore sensors. =^= The voice was female and sounding gravely not unlike Kim Carnes. =^= Welcome to the Scar. I’m Jane Hardiman, manager of this facility. =^=
OOC: I glossed over a fair bit, some of which science might be of particular interest in, as well as others .. but wanted to get us to the station to allow everyone to be involved.
=^=Plouton Station, this is the USS Chimera, I’m Captain Freja Andreassen. Thank you for the welcome.=^= Freja responded from her chair on the bridge.
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