Star Trek - Penumbra

"How Past is Past"
Season 1 Episdoe 3

The Crew of the aurora was assigned to the Juffet colony where they had to assist the colony and administrator T’fumy with an outbreak of Sapastrian Fever.

Lt. Timothy Hardaway and Lt. Taban Latara piloted the ship’s shuttlecraft down to the planet through it’s swirling atmosphere while keeping the Scirnitrian needed to treat the disease stable. They succesfully navigated the challenge, with the skill expected of highly trained Starfleet officers.

Meanwhile Lt. Tylihr Shran and Lt. Lena Harkness (who appear to be forming a deep connection, worked to set up an electronic fence to emit subharmonic pulses to keep the native predator the Landshark at bay. While setting up the fence, a group of landsharks attacked, Shran had Harkness set up the fence while he used pulse grenades to keep the landsharks at bay, successfully.

Lt. Armando De Guerrero had the unenviable task of keeping Administrator T’fumy a highly argumentative Tellaraite pleased, while the crew of the aurora completed their tasks, beyond expectation he was able to not only satisfy the administrator, but also ear his respect. which is why when he recieved notification from some of his colonists that they had uncovered some sort of ancient facility, he asked Lt. Deguerrero if perhaps he and his crew would check it out. With Captain Nolerad’s blessing the away team transported to the facility.

The transporters could only detect a signal down what appeared to be an elevator shaft. So the team was beamed down, where their tricorders could only receive signal a few hundred feet out due to intereference from material in the rock walls. Some exploration of thef acility revealed that it was manned by an alien very no humanoid species with technology that was around 200 years old, and was similar in level to earth tech at the time but better in some ways, worse in others. Eventually reaching the computer core the away team was able to use a phaser to reactivate power, and access some records.

The base was a tholian research facility from 200 years ago, researching creating interphasic space by detonating a Tricobalt device inside a gravity well, and using a facility to be designed in the vintakan system to communicate and guide things through that interphasic space.

While studying the facility, a group of Talarians, led by Annabelle Paulson, the assistant for Dr. Chet Helsing also was in the facility, the away team confronted them and were able to chase them away, but was unsure as to what they were able to learn from the facility.

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"Red Giant"
Season 1 Episdoe 2

Starbase 67, contacted the U.S.S. Aurora to inform Captain Nolerad that the Aurora was to go and investigate a strange non natural signal originating from the Pelleus System.

The Ship arrived in the Pelleus System and was able to track the signal to the REd giant star at the center. Scanning the star the ship found a fascinating if not unique phenomenom a PLanet in the starts Ionosphere, Scanning detected an uninhabitable surface, but a fairly elaborate underground structure, and Nearby a large radio dish of some sort. Scanning the dish sent a signal to the ship that dirupted systems all across the ship and caused an immediate power loss. The ship fell into the stars Corona before Lt. Peter Mitchell was able to slow the descent. Consulting with Lt. Lena Harkness The captain learned every dilithium crystal on the ship was destroyed by the beam, and the ship had almost no power, and would continue a slow descent into the star if nothing could be done.

Being closer to the planet, the sensors were able to detect life in the underground structure, and an oepning of some type, perhaps a shuttle bay near the base of the radio dish. The Captain sent Lt. Armando De Guerrero Lt. Peter Mitchell Lt. Tylihr Shran Lt. Timothy Hardaway and Lt. Taban Latara down to the planet to see if they can find out what was going on, and some way to get power back to the ship. Meanwhile her and Chief Engineer Harkness would see what they could do.

Lt. Mitchell Piloted them down in a shuttle with modified metaphasic Shielding to protect them from the stars radiation. Auccessfully entering the facility and disembarking the shuttle, they were met by SEcond assistant TResk and some of the Arcimi Guards, Tresk was obviously intrigued by the aliens, but the others were disturbed by the intruders. Assistant Tresk asked them to come with her, and welcomed them to Arcimis.

The away team was taken to meet Dolvir, the Mind of Arcimis. He welcomed the away team and apologized for Any damage the Eye of Arcimis, their signaling device, caused to their ship it was unintentional. While they were talking, the command cetner they were in shook with an earthquake, most of the Arcimi at their stations were disturbed, but not surprised.

Dolvir took them into his office followed by Jobar the leader of the guardians. In there he spoke of the history of Arcimis and how it’s people built this structure to survive their star going Nova, and recently things had started to fall apart as the planet seemed to be rebelling against them with the earthquakes, and he was concerned with what would happen to his people. Lt. Armando De Guerrero assured him that Starfleet would be more then willing to aid them in either shoring up their facility, or finding them a new home, but Jobar was unconvinced, and concerned with letting these outsiders in to their culture.

Jobar convinces Dolvir to imprison the crew, and they take their equipment except for their communicators, as they are not familiar with technology like that . He then place them in a cell, where the crew realizes that the crystals in the wall are dilithium, and use the communicators to get the cell doors open. The Away team then makes a break for the shuttle bay, where they are accosted by Jobar’s men. Lt. Armando De Guerrero suggested that Lt. Peter Mitchell take them back to the ship, and he and the rest of the crew went back to the control center to seeDolvir try to blackmail the ship. However the away team was able to defuse the situation and make peace with the Arcimi, helping a culture in trouble, and potentially finding both a scientific curiosity to be studied and a new source of dilithium for the federation

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"Shakedown Cruise"
Season 1 Episode 1

The U.S.S. Yasuni, One of starfleet’s Venerable Oberth class Science vessels under the command of Captain Marion Nolerad was being Decomissioned and her command transferred to one of starfleet’s cutting edge Nova Class Vessels the U.S.S. Aurora.

As part of this Transfer there have been some reassignments of the Yasuni’s Crew, and some new crew Transferred to the Aurora.

Lt. Armando De Guerrero, Lt. Timothy Hardaway all traveled to starbase 67 together on a shuttlecraft. Upon arrival Armando made friends with one of the Aurora’s security officers Ensign Patrice O’Shaughnesey and the group was escorted to a party at the station’s bar “The Russian Invention” where the old and new crew were celebrating the next chapter in their careers. Captain Lahr Discussing his new Command the U.S.S. Saber, Ensign Timothy Vanderbilt and Lt. Tylihr Shran perpetuating their Frenemies relationship, while the rest of the crew old and new fraternized.

The next morning, The station Commander Commodore Dorlen Completed the transfer of command placing Captain Nolerad and the ship embarked on it’s Shakedown cruise.

The first stop for the shakedown cruise was the Starfleet test range just outside the starbase. While testing the phasers at various power settings, they locked into an overlcok cycle, when fired at lower power settings. Eventually the crew were able to power down the phasers prior to them overheating by bringing them back up to full power, a problem for Engineering to work out.

Next up the Aurora was going to give her Warp Engines a spin, delivering some supplies to a Federation Science outpost in the Kerelos System. As the ship accelerated to warp 4, the plasma injectors locked accelerating the ship unctrollably. Engineering could do a cold shut down, or a controlled step down, but the step down would need help decelerating the ship, so on the suggestion of Lt. Armando De Guerrero Flight control officer Lt. Peter Mitchell used the gravity of the Kerelos system star to slow the ship’s momentum while engineering stepped down the plasma injectors shutting down the warp core.

The ship came out of warp in the barrens, a region of space in between the talarian star empire and the Tholian Assembly with a very low count of stars. Much to the surprise of the Crew of the aurora, there was a small distinct Asteroid field where they came out of warp. And the largest of the asteroids contained a base that scans shows to be at least 200 years old. The ship detected life on the station but not much else, Captain Nolerad sent an away team consisting of [[:lt-timothy-hardaway | Ensign Dux Mondril[[:lt-lena-harkness | Lt. Tylihr Shran]]]] over to investigate, while the ship continued scanning.

immediately upon beaming into the station the away team fell unconscious. when they awoke they were in what appeared t be some quarters for very nonhuman aliens. Outside the door there was a single Talarian Guard. The away team was able to break out of the make shift cell and overpower the guard. The Talarian told them that they were a small raiding group who were at the station with a pair of humans looking for something.

The away team then started exploring the station, where they found what appeared to be a cafeteria area with some remnants for food that was meant for a mineral based species. They also found what was a control room, and a conference room overlooking a large cavernous region that appeared to be a dock of some type. In the conference room, Ensign Dux Mondril found a 200 year old information device with the plans for a constitution class vessel on it.

Making their way through the complex, they found more quarters, a shuttle bay and a computer room, where they stumbled upon some more Talarian Guards and a Human male and female, who referred to each othere as Anabelle, and Dr. Helsing.

Anabelle and Dr. Helsing ran out of the room as the away team engaged the Talarians. They quickly subdued to of them, then got in a firefight with the remaining two. As Lt. Tylihr Shran was wrestiling one to the ground they were beamed away.

Meanwhile on the ship, they were performing some routine scans, and learned that the large asteroid was once part of something larger, and some sort of explosion pushed them into the barrens, the Trajectory of their movement puts a point of origin in the Vintaak system. While scanning the ship lost all contact with the away team as some sort of field surrounded the station, It was determined the field was somehow composed of tachyons that were causing the scans to return information out of sync with time.

on the suggestion of Lt. Taban Latara a probe was launched into the large cavernous docking area, to successfully breach the tachyon field. Just as the ship reestablished sensor readings on the inside of the base, an older model talarian vessel decloaks inside the dock. the ship took a pot shot at the Aurora then Warped away. the Aurora took a shot back attempting to disable the engines and weapons, but couldn’t do it fast enough, and as her engines weren’t fully online yet she couldn’t pursue.

Returning to the base the Aurora and her crew retrieved the away team, downloaded the computer core of the station, and removed some key components to the Tachyon Generator. But to avoid a potential incident with the Tholians, the ship was unable to stay, and the ability of the federation to continue to study the base is in question.

Lt. Tylihr Shran was spotlighted this episode for his role in combatting the talarians mostly by hand as the Away team made their escape

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These are the Voyages

These are the Voyages of the Starship Aurora. One of the Federation’s New Nova Class Planetary Survey Vessel’s. Meant to eventually supplant the Older Oberth class Science vessels, Starfleet is slowly phasing the ships in, to help develop parameters of their Operation based upon actual experiences of crew’s manning them.

The Captain and Crew of the Oberth Class Science Vessel U.S.S. Yasuni, is one of the first to have their ship decomissioned

The Captain and some of the Crew from the Yasuni are being transferred to the new vessel the U.S.S. Aurora, and some new crew are being transferred in.

Our story begins as the crew, old and new are having a Celebratory drink at the “Russian Invention” a bar on the promenade of Starbase 67.

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The crew old and new are mixing, in anticipation of the transfer of command, and commencing on the ship’s Shakedown Cruise

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