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Bridge Main Sim , attn COS

Posted May 4, 2021, 8 p.m. by Lieutenant Maritza Turcio "Toro" (Chief Intel Officer (CIO)) (Tyra Schroll)

Posted by Commander Balfor Kolar (Executive Officer) in Bridge Main Sim , attn COS

Posted by Lieutenant Thomas Faraday (Chief Engineer) in Bridge Main Sim , attn COS

Posted by Captain Sidney Parker (Commanding Officer) in Bridge Main Sim , attn COS
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“XO I want to know why this has happened? Get it out of the Tholians.” He said looked at Kolar. “I want real facts t o act on when the Breen come back. Someone contact the task force coming our way. I want to know their exact ETA. Until then get those Cardassians into sickbay and helped and lets see what we can do to get them back in their ships and away from here. They are no good to us in the fight to come.”

Parker CO

Helm

Toro looked up from her station “Captain, I am working on additional plans in case the Breen return with reinforcements.” She said “Once I have that done, do you want me to speak with the Cardassians and see if we can get any additional information from them about the conflict that happened?”

CIO

Some minutes later, Starfleet ordered a fleet wide alert to prepare for war. This was a restricted order, meaning that no communications could be made to civilians about the alert. The Federation had not yet issued a statement but were probably debating the situation.

GM

=^=This is the Olinksi to the Tholians, Identify yourselves and stand to.=^= Kolar didn’t want them going anywhere until they figured out what was ogin on. He turned his sensors towards the ship starting at the cargo holds… If he would bet money it had to be something the Tholians were carrying…

Kolar

=/\=Federation ship. You have our thanks,=/\= the Tholian ship responded. =/\=We will return to our system and shall not be a burden to you.=/\=

Scans of the Tholian ship showed nothing that they were carrying was anything new in the inventory known to Starfleet. The only novel thing was the ship itself. Starfleet intelligence had not recorded any incidents involving a large Tholian ship that could carry smaller web spinners.

GM

The Captain had remained silent after the coms message. He had hoped for another message. Maybe a slew of diplomatic backdoor messages. Never the less if war, even limited , was to come then SF had the right ship inposition to spearhead and end it quickly.

“Going shipwide.” He announced as he opened the com.

=^=All crew this is the Captain. We have engaged the Breen after they attacked a Tholian, two Cardassian and one SF vessel damaging and causing casualties on all vessels. Be advised we are expecting to engage them again and it may be war with the Breen. Prepare for damage control and casualties. More than that I know we have the best ship in the Fleet and the best crew. Lets show them why.=^=

Parker CO

Kolar looked over to the Captain. =^=Tholian ship, please identify yourself. As you can certainly understand violations of our borders must be investigated irrespective of the cause. Also what was the reason for your combat with the Breen.=^=

Kolar

=/\=I understand. We were carrying out exercises at the borders of our own territory when we detected some activity just outside our borders, we went to investigate and encountered the Breen. We were ambushed and our navigation systems were affected by the attack. We went into high speed and by the time we restored our navigation systems, we were in Federation territory. We apologise for the intrusion but we were not able to determine our position exactly while trying to avoid the Breen.=/\=

GM

The Captain looked at Kolar.

“Plausible but it does not explain the Breen attack unless they were doing something that they did not want the Tholians to report back on.”

Parker CO

“They admit to crossing the border before they lost navigation. Not to mention, a good helmsman knows where they are by Dead reckoning anyways. I could tell you roughly when we crossed territorial borders without the computer.... We could run down the Breen, but we can’t hold one without releasing the other.”

“Sometimes curiosity kills the cat…” Lieutenant Michaels whispered to himself. Trevor couldn’t imagine what the Breen were up to so close to Tholian space, and what made them give chase through Federation and Cardassian space. At this point, they might as well go back to square one in trying to figure that one out.

CNS

“Then it is fortuante we are much larger than the average cat.”

Kolar

“The Breen have only been directly hostile to the end of harming the tholian ship. Everything else is collateral damage. The Tholians witnessed something or possess something the Breen don’t want them getting away with.” She checked her console. “And honestly I can’t see anything on our scans that would warrant this level of pursuit. So it’s more likely information.”

-Lt Alexandra Drake

“Well we cannot leave the Tholians here if a new battle erupts. I suspect it may the new ship design the Breen are interested in. I don’t think the Tholians will willingly go to a Federation SB and submit to an investigation. Number One see if they will go to the nearest SB and await further instructions anyway. If not then let them leave the area but scan their darn hull off first.” He ordered his XO.

Parker CO

As he was speaking, the sensors showed that the Tholians were increasing their activity in their ship. The passive scans reveal that there was a part of the huge ship that was increasing in energy. It was probably the main engine for the ship. The energy source was similar to a matter-antimatter reaction chamber. However, the energy patterns were not similar to the dilithium chamber of the Federation and the Klingon. The Tholians were probably using a different method to channel the antimatter stream. The energy levels in the engine seemed to be increasing. However, there was nothing to indicate that they were powering up their propulsion systems.

GM

Kolar glanced at the scan… “Their drives are working at a disporportional rate to thier power usage… Could be a drain to an unknown system.. or something else entirely.”

=^=Olinski to Tholians, You are requested to follow us to starbase 115 for a safety inspection.=^= Kolar looked sideways at the Captain… “Maybe we start with a starbase and settle for an engineering team.”

Kolar

=/\= Federation vessel. We thank you for your help. We had thought that your help was out of genuine concern. However, it would seem that we are mistaken. We have had a history of the Federation intruding our space. Are you attempting to discover the secret of our weapons so that you can annex us into your Federation? To accede to your request for inspection is out of the question. we cannot allow you to gain access to our weaponry. If you attempt to force us, we will self destruct.=/\=

GM

Alexandra hesitated. Quietly, she said “Whatever they have its top secret. They may be willing to destroy it to maintain secrecy… so long as this particular unit is not unique.” She did wonder to herself if there was a way to intercede in a self destruct.

-Lt Alexandra Drake

“Let them go but get as much data as you can. Maybe the Breen will be less willing to fight if everyone has left the zone. CE lets see what it takes to get those Cardassian ships out of here. If they cannot move then they get left. We can take the crew to the nearest SB and then put them on transports to Cardassia Prime.” The Captain ordered.

Parker CO

“And we certainly don’t know the damage that would cause if it were to self-destruct.” The Counselor added. Trevor wasn’t sure if the Federation would be too interested in the Tholian technology if it was going to cause conflict with the Breen.

CNS

“I’m sure the Tholians have more to say than they will but Counselor I agree. Its not worth a ship full of Tholians blowing themselves up for. As it is we get nothing from both scenarios so I’m ok with them leaving. I just want to be clear of this zone when the Breen return. If we can fall back to the SB then if the Breen are still keen to fight it will be on our terms and with a host of other federation ships to back us up.” The Captain reasoned.

Parker CO

Thomas nodded, turning to the Engineering display and accessing the sensor readings of the two Cardassian ships. “Comms and life support,” he repeated from the reading. “I’ll take two over in environment suits to one, and send three over to the other.” He turned back to the CO. “It will be faster if we see if our environment suits will fit their engineers, too.” He arched a questioning eyebrow, seeking the captain’s approval or denial of the suggestion before leaving.

CE Faraday

OOC: Someone needs to contact the Tholians :)

GM

=^=Tholian ship this is Captain Parker. We mean you no harm nor want to steal your technology but if you give us nothing more to go on we are forced to make assumptions and investigate further. As we have engaged the Breen on your behalf at considerable risk to ourselves we need answers .=^=

Parker CO

Kolar looked over, “Honesty,,,, well that’s a novel approach.”

At that moment a caomm came in from the hangar bay. =^= Bridge this is Ricochet. All of the surviving Cardassians have been evacuated to the Olinski and are being tended to by the medical teams as needed.=^=

Ricochet (CAG)

=/\=Starfleet Captain,=/\= the Tholian commander of the ship replied after several moments of silence, =/\=We understand your position. You have to understand ours. We have strict orders and to circumvent them, we will be in danger of considered traitors to our people. We have submitted your request to our superiors. I will stay where I am and allow my superiors to contact your superiors.=/\=

GM

Kolar made a face, “That is positively polite for a Tholan… I had a conversation with a Tholan science officer where after a discussion of a solar ejecta, the told me to F@ck my mother… I don’t know if he knew she was deceased… but it was still rude.”

-^-Clear CAG. Keep our six and 12 clear while we try and get those Cardassian ships operational. The Plan is to be clear of this space before the Breen return. Keep an eye on the Tholians as well. They are hiding something and are not keen on letting us know what that is.-^-

Kolar

James arrived on the bridge and replaced the on-duty Science NE at his duty station. He started by reading up on what had been happening.

CSO

Faraday grimaced. “Guess it’ll just be us. I’ll head right over,” he told the captain, then turned and left.

“Take a security team…” It would be just for show. The real control would be the Olinski and the fighter swarms that circled the Cardassians. But Cardassians are like timber wolves, if the see an advantage they can’t help but try to take it.

=^= Faraday to Engineering. I need five officers to meet me in transporter room 7 in environment suits, with full repair kits. We’ll be heading to the Cardassian ships. =^=

He stopped by an airlock storage area to get into a suit of his own on his way down, and met the assembled crew in transporter room 7, the closest to engineering, all carrying their helmets. “The Cardassian ships have comms and life support down,” he told them. “I want two on life and one on comms until life support is restored, then roll over to comms. Questions? No? Good.”

He pointed to two of the engineers. “You’re with me. Beam these three to one of the ships please, and us to the other,” he told the transporter chief. The first three gathered on the platform, connected their helmets, and were then whisked away to their destination. He and the other two stepped up and he set his helmet into place and twisted the locking mechanism, feeling the pressure change as it slid into place. The transporter chief watched, ensuring all three had done the same, and then the room dissolved into whiteness.

CE Faraday

Parker CO

Alexandra quietly pondered the situation. The fact that the Tholians were staying still was good. But that the two commands needed to talk… made her uneasy. It was definitely the ship. But for now the best thing to do was likely to wait.

-Lt Alexandra Drake

Kolar

Michaels was a bit surprised by the Tholian’s response, but then again they were far from their own territory and didn’t have the numbers on their side. This new technology of theirs must be extremely important if they’re willing to take the diplomatic way out, instead of firing on the Olinksi. Trevor thought to himself.

Michaels
CNS

The Captain was curious too but for now he had to get the Cardassians out of the way or scuttle the ships. It was critical that the Battle Group formed in a more advantageous spot if and when the Breen came a calling.

=^=Parker to CE what is the status. Do you need some of the Cardassian officers to come back over to assist?=^=

Parker CO

=^= That would be always be helpful, if any are well enough. Still trying to locate the source of the life support problem, whether it’s a power issue, an overloaded system, damage somewhere. Will loop you in as soon as we know. =^=

CE Faraday

Kolar

OOC: I will let the thread on the Cardassian ship to get on for a while. In the meantime, the Tholians remain inactive …

GM

=^= Faraday to Olinski. Could you ask any of the Cardassians if they keep spare power conduit anywhere? We have to replace a LOT of it. Otherwise, we need to get our replicators in gear. =^=

CE Faraday (crosspost)

Kolar glanced over at the speakers. They just wanted to fix the ship enough for them to leave. It didn’t have to be an A+ repair.

Balfor Kolar XO

“Number One please let the CE know this is triage not surgery. We need to be out of here in an hour.” He said turning toward Kolar.

Parker CO

Trevor chuckled at the Captain’s response. “Give an inch and they’ll want a mile.” The Counselor replied. The Counselor could tell there was some nervousness among the Bridge crew, but they’ve been in tougher situations before, so Michaels knew they’d prevail.

CNS

Alexandra smiled a little at what the CO and CNS were saying. She kept an eye on her console, waiting for repairs to finish or the next strange event to hit.

-Lt Alexandra Drake

=^=Mr Faraday, we just want to get them to the border alive… the rest of the damage is something they can fix on Cardassia Prime.=^=

Kolar

The Captain smiled. In the end of the day the Cardassians were going to limp home on their own ships are go with the Olinski to the nearest SB and take the long road home. He preferred they had the first option as Cardassians made very poor guest.

“COS find their senior most engineers and get them over there. They have 45 minutes to get those ships going before they are our guests for the next several days.” The Captain ordered.

OOC: You can RP that however you like. You found them and sent them to the transporter etc..Up to you.

Parker CO

Alexandra tapped at her console for a second. She sent a general message out for the engineers to transport to the Cardassian ship immediately, 45 minutes to get her running.

-Lt Alexandra Drake, CoS

The Captain was watching the time. He was a fighter as was his ship and crew but he believed the best fight was the one you avoided. This was his goal.

Parker CO

Time was tight. Long range sensors revealed that there was a group of Breen fighters arriving within 90 minutes. At the same time, the diplomats seemed to be taking their time. There was still no word on how to proceed with regard to the Tholian ship.

GM

OOC: Great place to INSERT the CSO update on long range scans right here.

Sidney

“It isn’t like the Tholans to go to the diplomats…” Kolar commented aloud to no one in particular. On the other hand it was unlikely that they would allow any kind of search unless under extreme duress. “Far be it for me to say, but if we really want to know what’s going on we should increase the pressure not lower it… Just a reminder they were willing to fight the Breen to keep their secrets the same would likely be true for us as well.”

Kolar

“I agree but we wont be able to do that fighting the Breen. we need to get these Cardassians on their way and out of harms way, get the Tholians to a SB and then put the pressure on diplomatically and literally to get info. I think the Breen will be least inclined to fight with a SB and a small fleet supporting us and the Tholians a lot less likely to try and slip out and face the Breen if we have them at the SB and the Breen are waiting for them to leave. At least this is my plan. Regardless we leave in about 40 minutes no matter what.” The Captain explained out his thinking.

“I’m open to better ideas.” He added.

Parker CO

“Sir, since they seem so hesitant, we may have to take extra precautions at SB, just to make sure the diplomacy is seen through. If we leave soon, outrunning the Breen may not be difficult.” Alexandra nodded, closing her thought.

-Lt Alexandra Drake, CoS

“Good point Drake. Also send a message to the SB and tell them we will be falling back to their location if possible but the Breen might follow. Be preapred for combat operations.” The Captain told the COS.

Parker CO

Alexandra nodded and dispatched the message.

Toro looked up momentarily from her screen as she had been studying the Breen and how they were acting. She took a moment “We need to ask ourselves would the Breen actually attack the SB, knowing that they are outpowered?” Toro asked “They are acting as if they are trying to defend something. What is in this sector of space that would be of value to the Breen, Tholians and Cardassians?” She said thoughtfully

CIO

There was a message from Starfleet Command. It seemed that the Tholians were not very pleased with the situation. They had agreed to meet at Starbase 62, which was closer further from the Breen and Cardassian border. The Tholian ship would leave with the Olinski accompanying it. There would be two Starfleet ships coming to Starbase 214 to monitor the situation with the Breen and be the first line of defence.

GM

“That is far more than I expected the Tholans to agree to.” Kolar glanced about.

Trevor pondered the question that the CIO asked but couldn’t form a conclusion. From his point of view, it appeared that the Breen wanted in on the Tholians new ship, but to go as far as to risk war with the Federation and Cardassians had the Counselor wondering if there was more to the equation.

CNS

“I’m not disagreeing with you Toro. There is more going on here but sitting here and waiting for a fight to the death with the Breen in open space wont get us closer to that answer. If we get the Tholians where we want them and fall back to a strong position I am thinking we might get some answers either from the Tholians who would rather not be at the mercy of the Breen again or from the Breen who might show their hand. Its all I have in my bag of tricks at the moment.” The Captain said.

After the Captain read the SF message he ordered all hands be ready to go in 30 minutes and that included the crew on the Cardassian ships.

Parker CO

The situation put Alexandra on edge. She wasn’t eager to be in a firefight with the Breen. She hoped their sense would tell them not to pursue to SB.

-Lt Alexandra Drake

James brought up the most recent Starfleet sensor data about Breen ships, it might be useful to have extra information at hand if things did go bad. He had never faced Breen in open Combat and only a few of the people he had known who had still lived.

CSO

“Keep the scanners on the energy levels and search for any chemical self destruct devices.... this is going to well.”

Kolar

OOC: My apologies. I was hoping someone caught this a while back, but I have to make it apparent; it was staring us in the face the whole time …

OOC: The Tholian ship was something not encountered before. It was something new …

GM

OOC: No we understand that part or I think most of us. However the times we have scanned it your replies do not reveal much else. We know its a new design but without them telling us something, which they have not, or our scans showing us something, which they have not, we cannot do much more.

Sidney

OOC: Just to clarify… it is a New Tholian ship, not a new ship crewed by Tholians. Nor is it displaced in time, right.
Luke

OOC: Yes. The Starfleet database does not have the ship in it. There were no signs from scans that there was time travel.

GM

IC:
(crosspost)

=^= Faraday to Olinski. I need a part replicated so we can complete repairs. I’m sending the coordinates for the part. Please replicate it and send back both of them. That will get replicators here online, and then they can get the parts needed for life support so we can all go home. =^=

CE Faraday

Trevor wondered how the Chief’s team would accomplish all that in the allotted time. Then again, it was unwise to underestimate a determined engineer. All the Counselor could do at the moment was hope for the best.

CNS

=^= Olinksi clear Faraday.=^=

-^-Bridge to Transporter Chief. The CE is sending over a piece to replicate. Get it done on the double time. Use the industrial replicator. Then get it back to him-^-

-^- Aye Captain.-^- Came the reply.

Sid looked over at Balfor. It was like running a race with no time on the clock.

Parker CO

“Lets start the Tholans towards the star-base, with the fighters as an escort. We can rush Faraday and catch up. That should keep the Breen from getting ambitious.”

Kolar

It took a few minutes but the away team returned.

GM

Faraday entered the bridge, nodding to the XO and CO as he approached the engineering console. He checked the exterior scans before speaking. “Life support on the Cardassian ships at 100%. And they now have engines up and running.” He looked up. “We’re good to go.”

The Captain then ordered a hasty retreat to the SB.

Parker CO

OOC: I am assuming the order to escort the Tholian ship to starbase was given. Otherwise, I will void and repost.

IC: After traversing the distance to the Starbase, They emerged from warp to at least four ships waiting at the Starbase. One was clearly escorting one of the diplomatic corps of the Federation.

GM

“That was a quick response,” he quipped. “I’d have expected a day or two before they got someone out here.”

CE Faraday

“When do you think the last time we got a shot at a close look at a Tholian ship,” He looked out the view screen. “And how long do you think that opportunity will last.” Kolar looked over at Faraday.

Kolar

Toro looked up “Captain, there is something different about the Tholian ship…It’s something we’ve never seen before.” She said looking at the scans they had and the scans that had been taken of the ship during this situation. “I’m reviewing the information that we have to see exactly how it has been modified.” She said.

CIO


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