[snip] OOC: Edited as the Captain is with the Landing Party, not on the Bridge.
He thought he would find out where those missing crew had gotten to. =/\= Helmsman NE Fandango and Communications Officer Lt(jg) Lovejoy, please report to the Bridge =/\=
Things on the bridge were quite quiet. Not much was happening over the past few hours on the ship or externally on sensors within the system. As another couple of hours ticked by NE Barns at one of the aft auxiliary consoles rubbed his eyes. Then has he had done for each half hour of his shift, leaned over to peer through the ship’s long range scanners to see if anything interesting was happening. Rotating the dials on the scope he did eventually a 360 degree view around the ship out to the max visual scanning range. “..Huh…well that wasn’t there an hour ago..” he muttered to himself.
Still peering into the visual scope he worked some dials to try to get a better focus on what he was seeing, as he did so he spoke up to whoever was the officer in charge right now on the bridge. “..Uh, so I’m picking up a possible ship about 8 light years out. Its currently moving at about warp 2.3 on a heading possibly towards this system if it doesn’t change course..” he said finally getting a clearer picture on scans. With it in focus and some surprise he flipped a switch to direct the result up onto the main view screen. The ship appeared to be like an elongated three leveled arrowhead. In between the top and bottom layers were angular conical shaped devices that seemed to be the ship’s warp or similar nacelle housings. Connecting all three pointed levels in the center was a large spherical hull. The hull’s coloring was a bright silver tone which had an odd glittering like effect visually in passing light sources. “..There’s no ID in the database, probably an unknown species from out in this region..” he said then turned back to the scanners.
”..Long as it doesn’t change course or accelerate its speed, it’ll be here in 3 or so days. Exact readings are hard to tell at this distance, but the craft is powered by some manner of matter/antimatter reaction for sure. Maybe about 40-70 or so life signs. No signatures of weapons, but visually I would bet those forward protruding ports at the front conceal some kind of torpedoes or something. And those green lit banks in patterns along the top and bottom I’d put good credits being some kind of energy weapon. Wish I could give you more but the distance is too great for anything better..” Barns said.
“Thanks Barns!” replied Kahuna. “I’d better let the Captain know.”
Hercules Kahuna moved quickly from from the Comms console to the auxiliary console. His fingers played across some other controls before he moved quickly back to the Captain’s chair. He then contacted Captain John T Glen, who was currently down on the Habitat in a meeting with the Dol.
=/\= Merrimack to Captain Glen, This is Lieutenant Kahuna on the Bridge. We have detected an unknown craft heading on a course for this system with about 50 crew. It’s doing 2.3 Warp, so should arrive in three days time. it looks to be an armed military craft to me but the distance is too far to be sure. Matches nothing in our databases and… =/\= Kahuna spoke in a quieter voice, even though he was broadcasting. =/\= I’ve checked that additional secret database that the Merrimack has, that you told me about. The one that came from the ahem! NX Memorial… Permission to open hailing frequencies and contact them, Sir? I was wondering if the Dol knew who they would be. I’m sending a picture to you for identification now. =/\=
The Picture showed an elongated three levelled arrowhead. In between the top and bottom layers were angular conical shaped devices. In the centre was a large spherical hull of a bright silver tone with a glittering like effect visually in passing light sources. There were forward protruding ports at the front and green lit banks in patterns along the top and bottom.
=/\= Standby Kahuna =/\= Glen told his Weapons officer.
There was a long pause while the Captain spoke to the Dol
=/\= Captain Glen to the Merrimack. The Dol believes that the ship is a non-hostile, free-trading, long range, transport ship from a race known as Sybl. Their ships are armed with particle beam and missile launchers, but they are not a threat. A ship was scheduled to arrive in two weeks time, so is early. If it is the Sybl, then they are only two feet tall. You are welcome to hail them and check, but don’t mention anything about their stature to them as they get touchy about it. Glen Out! =/\=
Kahuna was relieved at that news. If were an expected delivery from a trading partner then he could relax again.
Helmsman NE Clem Fandango returned to the Bridge and took his position at his station, but Communications Officer was still absent and Kahuna wanted her to open hailing frequencies with the detected ship. Kahuna gave Fandango the eye.
Kahuna tried again to contact McKenzie =/\= Second call for Lieutenant Lovejoy. You are required at your station on the Bridge =/\=
=/\= I’m on my way. Sorry.=/\=. As she responded. She then got to the turbolift and pushed a button to get to the bridge. Once she stepped off the turbolift, she looked at the Weapons Officer and said “Sir what can my skills do sir?” As she sat down in her seat on the bridge and smiled.
“Glad you could join us, Lieutenant!” replied Kahuna. “There is a vessel approaching us. It is three days out and seems heavily armed, but the Habitat believe it is a trading vessel on a scheduled run. I’ve contacted the Captain and he has authorised that we open hailing frequencies and make contact with them. Doctor Cross has fallen ill and is being treated separately from the main tour group, She has the COS with her. The Captain and CE are meeting with the Dol. The rest of the landing party are touring the school at present. I think that’s all you need to know. if you could do the honours and hail that ship please?”
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