Posted on Thu Apr 12th, 2018 @ 3:24pm by Captain Anjad Terax
Edited on on Wed Aug 29th, 2018 @ 3:02pm
E1 Only The Beginning
Location: USS Magellan; Bridge
"Probe is away, Captain." Lieutenant Donovan called from the science station. For the last three weeks they had been on a scientific mission, scanned various star clusters, around the Infernia sector. It wasn't completely unexplored, plenty of ships had passed through, but none had ever stopped.
For a majority of the crew, this meant a more relaxed duty schedule, but for the science department, many were pulling double shifts and they didnt mind. There were also several science teams on board from other areas of Starfleet, who were trained for this type of scientific mission.
Captain Anjad Terax, was fascinated by it. Presumably, he thought, because one of his previous hosts, Farik, had been a scientist on board some of the earlier Trill vessels, before eventually joining Starfleet himself.
There wasn't really much out here, but the things they were finding were, at least according to Terax, 'worthy of our attention'. His focus on the newest scans from the binary pulsar was broken by the Operations office.
"Captain, we have an incoming hail from Starbase 249. Its Command level." Lieutenant Chase Patton called from the station.
"Put it through to my ready room please Chase. Clive, you have the bridge." Captain Terax replied. He stood up and walked the few meters to his ready room, then activated the console. The face of an Andorian appeared.
"Captain, this is Commodore th'Irishata. I trust you are well?" He asked with a smile.
"I am Commodore, thank you. How can I help you today?"
"I have new orders from Starfleet Command for you. You are to report to Starbase 249 for new assignment once your current mission has concluded. There will likely be some minor crew adjustments, and we have some new equipment for you."
"Aye Sir." He pulled up some information on the panel on his chair. "We can be there in a little over 8 days, at maximum warp. What kind of personal adjustments are we talking about?"
"Negative. You are to remain in the Inferni system for the next week, and then get underway to us. That gets you here in a little under three weeks. It means you wont annoy the entire science division on board. Besides, we still have a few transports on route with your crew and equipment, and they wont be here for at least 2 weeks, 4 days. no point in you arriving any earlier."
"And the personnel and equipment, Sir?" He asked, wondering what could possibly be added to the ship that wasn't added 6 months ago at its last refit.
"I cant reveal the details right now, needless to say we will be taking your extra science teams. They are going to the USS Rhea. The equipment is classified, and can not be revealed over subspace. If there is nothing else Captain, I will let you continue with your mission. th'Irishata out."
The screen faded to the Starfleet Command logo then went to black. "Terax to bridge, inform the science teams that we will be departing the system in 7 days. Anything they haven't scanned by then will have to wait for 6 months." Lieutenant Donovan confirmed the order with an Aye Sir, and the channel was closed. This could be interesting.
He tapped the console once more, turning on the log mode.