First officer’s log supplimental


stardate: 95818.59

we arrived at Cestus III on time to beguin our negotiations to have a federation outpost re-established here.  A meeting was set on the planet’s capitol which was to be comprised of the representatives from the human settlement and their governor.

An awayteam comprised of FCAPT. Knotts, CMDR. Taylor M.D., CWO5. Knotts, and myself, was sent to open the negotiations.

Upon our arrival, we found it strange that nobody was sent to receive our party and welcome us. To be specific, there was nobody to be found anywhere. As standard to procedure we scanned for life forms in our vacinity. The scans came back with interesting finds. The scans detected irregularities in the dna of the lifeforms around us. Documenting this we proceeded with our main objective.

we made our way to the council chambers where we were greeted by the governor and two leaders from the gorn deligation.

the proceedings were icy at best in general nature. The governor seemed subdued as the gorn leaders took charge of the meeting.

after presenting our case, we were asked for a 48 waiting period before the deligation makes its decision. Plans for the proposed outpost were asked for, and to my  knowledge, submitted by FCAPT. Knotts.

we returned to the ship where now for a very quiet and uneasy 24 hours we await the decisions of the leaders of Cestus III.

i can’t help but to feel concerned. The willingness and open reception of our proposal to what has been proven to be a relatively unreceptive culture and species, does not leave me with feelings of comfort. Rather, alarm and suspicion.

i also can’t shake the nagging suspicions I have over the unusual genetic combination makeup we picked up. Could the gorn here be practicing genetic enhancement using what I can only call (For currently classified reasons at the moment) “foreign” dna?

To many questions, all to be answered in to short of time.

Fleet Captain’s Log

Stardate 95815.49

We arrived at Cestus III on schedule and beamed down to the planet for our meeting with local officials. There were some strange happenings on the way to the government building. We picked up several rather strange life-form readings in the chambers where we were to have our meeting. Readings of a human/Klingon hybrid of some kind were detected, however when we entered the room none of these other lifeforms were present. We conducted our meeting rather quickly, only drawing slight opposition from the Gorn, CMDR. Zorak. The other Gorn that was present, Brakk was silent through the whole exchange. Governor Gari also stated they would be in agreeance with the establishment of an outpost but required the proposed blueprint to review before giving a final blessing.

This seems to have progressed well, however I am cautious of how easily it was to persuade both sides to allow a federation outpost. There is an err of something mischievous and devious going on behind the scenes. We must be cautious not to get caught in something we are not prepared for.

Second Officers Log

It has been a tough week. I dealt with a difficult personnel matter and ended up having to turn it over to Captain Anzaldi. As a result, I created a New Member’s Guide to the Narragansett and a Questionnaire and Exam to go with it that lays out the expectations for crew members as well as an explanation of what we are about and how we are organized. When a new member completes the exam they will earn the rank of Crewman 1st Class, and the questionnaire will inform us as to what assignment they desire and what level of participation they wish to have.

Our mission to Cestus III has been, thus far, uneventful. We are enroute and will arrive next week. I am pleased with the progress of the upgrades reported by Lieutenant Bender. She is doing an excellent job in her new role as Chief Engineer.

Captain Knotts’ event on the holodeck was an enjoyable affair. It’s always nice to kick back and relax with friends after a long week. The senior staff members who could not make it were sorely missed.

Commander J. Taylor

Fleet Captains Log Supplemental 

Stardate: 95809.13

Today at 1500 hours, myself and the senior staff met on Holodeck 2 to celebrate the old earth holiday of St. Patrick’s Day. We set the holodeck to simulate my domestic residence on earth. I took the liberties to prepare a feast of baked Guinness Corned Beef, roasted Cabbage, potatoes and carrots, Irish Soda bread and there were many sweet dessert cookies.

We spent the day and well into the evening reminiscing about past missions, talking of old and new friendships, and relaxing in comfort. An excellent time was had by all and it was a well needed break from the sometimes demanding and stressful day to day life on a Starship.

I believe we shall make this a yearly tradition on the Narragansett.

Fleet Captain’s Log

Stardate 95806.72

We are about 2 days from the Cestus System. We are heading to the planet Cestus III to meet with local officials to establish a federation outpost on the planet. The last outpost to be on the planet was destroyed by the Gorn in 2267, the Gorn still claimed it as part of their territory.

The nature of a diplomatic mission should be relatively easy. However this mission and the current status of Gorn and Klingon in the region troubles me slightly. The Klingons have been rather restless and aggressive lately and Command is unsure of their intentions. The Gorn, even though they succeeded control of Cestus III, has a stake and possible say in what goes on the planet as there are currently 7.2 million Gorn on the planet.

We must be cautious and aware of every faction that will be watching us.

FCAPT James J. Knotts
Commanding Officer 4th Fleet, Zone 1 SOL Sector
SFI Region 15 Recruiting Officer

Engineering Status Report

  • Alpha/Beta/Gamma Team A has finished their work on the warp core. It is now running at an optimal state.
  • A/B/G Team B has been diligently working within Main Engineering and our output continues to thrive at 98%.
  • Gamma Team C has finished the upgrades to the crew quarters. The results have been extremely well received.
  • Beta Team C has finished the upgrades to the holodecks. The results are more than was expected. They did a fine job.
  • A/B/G Team A finished their work on the damaged nacelle, it’s in working order now.
  • Alpha Team C has finished their work on the deuterium injectors.

Coming up next and continuing work:

  • A/B/G Primary has been working on the environmental controls. We don’t know why they are malfunctioning so badly. Every time we believe we have solved it, another issue comes up. Rest assured, they are working round the clock to fix it.
  • A/B Teams A and C will be doing more upgrades to the replicators. Several requests have been made for a “relaxing bouquet” among other things.
  • A/B/G Team B will be continuing their work with Main Engineering to make sure our engines keep their output at high levels.
  • Gamma Team C will be doing repairs on our transporters. We will try to keep a schedule of repair when they are not being used as much, the schedule will be posted for all crew to see and adapt their transporting needs accordingly.
  • Gamma Team A will be doing some major upgrades to Fleet Captain Knotts’ quarters to make it easier and more accessible for him to work with our fleets.

Respectfully submitted,
LTJG J. Bender
Chief Engineer

First Officer’s Log – Mission: Archaeology Fleet One

The following is a report based on the events witnessed on the mission titled
Archaeology fleet one On stardate 95714.68 we received orders to report to the binary star system for a standard salvage of the disabled and antiquated ship USS Shenzhou NCC-1227. Our mission specifics were to retrieve the vessel and chart the battlefield for archaeological study and proper processing.

We were instructed to rendezvous with 2 other federation starships at Gamma Hydrae, the USS Enterprise NCC-1701-E and the USS Voyager NCC-74656.

To arrive at our destination and to shorten time in Romulan space, we used trans warp drive. Upon our arrival, Our crew was to be dived with FCAPT Knotts, CWO5 Knotts, CMDR D. Taylor MD, LTJG Anzaldi, and myself reporting to the USS Enterprise. FCAPT Knotts was ordered to take command upon his arrival.

LCDR Brunelle, LTJG Bender, CWO5 Anzaldi, and the remainder of the science division were stationed to the USS Voyager. LCDR Brunelle was to assume executive officer position upon her arrival.

The rest of the crew was to remain on the USS.Narragansett with CMDR. J. Taylor in command and LT. Griffin to assume executive officer duties.
We were given the following course and heading for this rendezvous (see attached map 1). Once we had divided among the three ships we hailed ahead to a small detachment fleet that was stationed at starbase 247 under the command of Admiral William Riker.

Once contacted we secured our departure path to the wreckage site. While in route we detected several Borg vessels investigating our transwarp signatures.

We utilized the cloaking devices on our ship wait until they had passed by.
Once the Borg threat was gone we proceeded to the Shenzhou. Once arriving we became aware that not only was the ship not disheveled as we were brought to understand. It was in fact functioning and updated with the latest technology the federation has to offer.

Upon inspection of the ship we found its shields up and it weapons also operational. It also was streaming a highly encoded message stream back towards space station Titan 1. We slowed our approach to the ship which triggered an automated defense system that made interfacing with the computer or boarding her a challenge. It was at this time we preformed a data stream analysis to decipher the coding used in the message.

We were able to find that the code was the same on utilized by Admiral Janeway in her coded transmission of our orders. We at this time decided to utilize the voyager E.M.H. The plan was to recode him into the message with our orders and in an operation called “piggybacking” send him to the Shenzhou’s main computer via the receiving data stream. Once received, he would at that time, lower the defenses and shielding allowing us to board
her. An away team was assembled and dispatched. Once the ship was secured and defensive systems were lowered, we were able to safely board her.

Upon lowering her defenses, the ship appeared to send out a massive data burst and what we could only assume was a signal beacon signal directed back to headquarters in sol sector. Once we boarded her we found that she had been updated fully with what was indeed modern technology, computer, and weapons.

Shortly after securing her the Borg once again came to the far corner of the system, only this time in a large force. Before we could act or respond we began to detect mycelial energy feed off. In seconds a focusing of this energy appeared in multiple points around the Borg fleets and appeared to be causing damage with each appearance. Within moments the Borg retreated.

Seconds later the starship USS Discovery NCC-1031 came out of mycelial drive in front of the fleet. She appeared abandoned and to be running off automation programs. At this time an away team was assembled and the decision to board her was made. The away team consisted of:
FCAPT Knotts
CWO5 Knotts
CAPT Anzaldi

For the official record, FCPT. Knotts’s assignment to the away team did receive protest from myself in accordance with general starfleet away team protocols.
This protest was dismissed. The away exam boarded the USS. DISCOVERY.
Upon our arrival we discovered that this ship was indeed also updated with top of the line technology.

We proceeded to main engineering. Upon our arrival there we discovered what was being used as the ships mycelial network navigator. We found a dismembered and disconnected Borg drone corpse hooked into the navigational uplink diodes.

An announcement at this time began to broadcast asking for a captain.
At this time again, though advised strongly against, FCAPT Knotts announced himself to the computer. Myself and CWO5 Knotts were beamed off of the ship and back to the enterprise. The Discovery’s spore drive activated and the ship left the area with the fleet captain still onboard. Shortly after this a hail was sent to the reserve fleet.

At this time the starship Voyager began to malfunction. Her ship began to send False reports of systems malfunctions, and engine failures. The crew found themselves unable to correct the malfunctions. Her command staff was at this time alerted to a pending self destruct count.

In an attempt to disable the computer core, the USS Narragansett used controlled phaser fire to target and disable the onboard conduits controls for the main computer. This failed to stop the computers. The crew was notified of a warp core breach in progress. At this time with what appeared to be no options left, in effort to save the ship the warp core was ejected and detonated.

This action attracted the attention of the Klingons, and Romulan that were nearby. In efforts to avoid sabotage, the Klingon representatives we were transporting were detained and measures that will not be mentioned here were taken. The ships came under attack and were damaged heavily.
It has been reported that a voice announcing our failure was heard. At this time the discovery returned and we were made aware that this was not the actual mission, rather a training exercise for the mission to gauge our actions and responses. We were ordered to return to sol sector to be debriefed and our ships fit with new gear to preform the mission more adequately.

Once home we were brought to understand the true nature of our mission.
The USS Shenzhou was indeed still functioning as an it intelligence gathering method, with the USS Discovery there as her security system. It was fitted with holoemmiters o give the appearance of a defunct, and damaged wreck.
It was our task to retrieve her without any of our neighbors being made aware of our target’s true nature.

To help with this, weapons upgrades to all three ships were done, along with spore drives being installed and navigated by the same system as that we found on the USS Discovery. Unbeknownst to us at this time was a far greater problem. A problem quickly hinted upon by a brief meeting with the being known as “Q”. My memory of this meeting is unclear, and what i can recall is cryptic at best. All i can clearly remember is an apocalyptic warning.
Q also visited the other ships and their commanders. Playing his usual games with them i would assume.

When our ships were finished, we departed on our attempt of the mission. At this time the events that occurred have been dubbed classified by Starfleet and be withheld from this report but can and will be provided vocally upon inquiry.

We utilized the new spore drives to reach our destination in gamma hydrae
The Borg navigators began to wake up and scream as if in pain, on other ships they began to speak cryptically. This soon stopped. It is here that my memory of events begins to break down from an effect that this report will later explain. This effect also began to provide us visitors not of our timeline. In the Enterprise’s infirmary doctor Lenard McCoy appeared and rather disoriented.

It was at this time it became clear what may be the greater goings on. That through some way, the Borg had infiltrated the network and time and space had begun to breakdown. This was a theory i chose not to disclose to the crew at this time due to the lack of evidence. The next morning we began the mission once again. The scenario of the first day was similar to our procedure.
We cloaked and proceeded to secure the USS Shenzhou.

Once again the discovery appeared and sent out message. From here my memory is unclear. This being a result of myself and the crew having relived this moment countless times. From what i was brought to understand is that time was breaking down caused by the introduction of the Borg into the mycelial network. From flashes of memory.

Our second attempt was met once again with Borg resistance and a visit from Q. The crews of the ship were taken this time and shown a future which had been assimilated by the Borg and the ships were destroyed.

Time was once again reset to the point of our arrival. Q joined he crew as a human being. The mission proceeded again. This time the fleet captain was once again taken and the enterprise left in pursuit. From this point my memory blinks out and my recollection is very hazy.

My next memory can not be stated in this report. All information from this point is deemed classified. A report on the events can be given orally via request from an authorized party.

Mission was deemed a success. The Borg were removed from the network.
For additional information, please reference classified files on Genesis Planet events.

Chief Science Officer’s Log

Several years of time loops has greatly tampered with my memory and cognition. My apologies that it affected my previous reporting. What follows is based on my memory of events, the best I can parse together after the long and harrowing mission that nearly took my life and the lives of my colleagues, thousands upon thousands of times.

The first loop I remember began around February 11th. We assumed we were headed on a relatively simple mission to survey and recover the archaeological remains of the historical relic, the USS Shenzhou. Fleet Captain Knotts took control of a fleet consisting of the Enterprise, Narragansett and Voyager. I was tasked, in Captain Tuvok’s absence, with command of the Voyager for the duration of the mission. We set off with a very small crew consisting of the EMH and Jaime Bender as well as a compliment of engineering and science staff and some Klingon allies. My boarding of the Voyager during that loop was delayed by some Borg activity.

Surveillance photos of the Shenzhou were reviewed, and scanning was planned. We were ordered to conduct self-destruct drills, and did so successfully. We encountered two Borg fleets. While maintaining cloak and awaiting orders, we brainstormed transport solutions for the disabled remains of the Shenzhou. The Borg departed and left a probe, and we continued on our mission as ordered.

We encountered and encrypted data stream coming from the Shenzhou, which appeared to be completely undamaged, fully operational and armed. After a few failed approaches, we decided to employ the EMH to gain control of the Shenzhou, using encryption codes discovered in the mission bio and supplied by Admiral Janeway. The Shenzhou then sent a massive signal burst and we piggyback cloaked her. The Borg fleets moved to intercept us, but was successfully attacked by what we correctly guessed was the USS Discovery. It was unmanned and powered by a dangerous and repulsive mutilated Borg spore drive. The ship then took off, absconding with FC Knotts.

From there, things get a little hazy. There were thousands of time loops. During the first several thousand that I remember, the Borg took over all of the universe, over all universes and assimilated everything past, present and future. It was horrific. I witnessed the death, destruction, and resetting of my own life and that of my crew countless times. The omniscient being Q showed up for our help, and sacrificed his own immortality to help us to sort things out. It involved some fascinating experiences with spore jumping and time travel, and precise timing and measurements and calculated decisions, but in the end, it all worked out. Overall, the mission was a smashing success with no permanent loss of life.

Respectfully Submitted,
LCDR C. Brunelle
Chief Science Officer

Crewman Clauson’s Log

I was assigned to the USS Narragansett on the bridge starting at Ops and switching between Helm and Tactical. Our crew was divided between the USS Narragansett, the USS Enterprise and the USS Voyager to retrieve the USS Shenzhou from a historical battle zone from approximately 150 years ago.

Commander Taylor took command of the Narragansett with LT Griffin as second officer, and with crewman Feldman, myself, and Nurse Tribble as bridge staff. At first I was assigned to Ops and later moved back and forth between Helm and Tactical.

While at Tactical I was required to raise shields, fire phasers and torpedoes as appropriate. I also attempted to collect data on the Shenzhou and ran security scans using sensors to detect anything pertinent.

Crewman Feldman was also retrieving data and manning Ops and Helm.
We first headed to a starbase for a simulation. We entered the historical battle zone along with Klingon archaeologists while keeping them occupied in the holodeck. Using Voyagers EMH we were able to board the Shenzhou due to is hull integrity and security protocols. FCPT Knotts went missing along with the USS Discovery and we were killed by the Borg.

After the simulation, we did the mission for real. We entered the historical battle zone along with Klingon archaeologists. We did not need to use Voyagers EMH. Instead LT Griffin was able to board the Shenzhou and took command using Janeway’s security protocols. Again, FCPT Knotts went missing along with USS Discovery but this time Enterprise followed him.

During our encounter Q was supposedly killed transporting us through space. Commander Taylor came up with a solution to rescue Enterprise and FCPT Knotts by using a slingshot effect around a star warping us back thru time bringing us to the time period of James T Kirk’s rescue of CAPT Spock using a Klingon bird of prey.

Several Borg vessels were present and we fired upon them… THEN… Q… Happened… again saving us. And we exited from the area.

Respectfully submitted,
Crewman Clauson
Security Officer

Chief Communications Officer’s Log

The initial draft of the newsletter has been created by CMN Feldman and submitted for approval. I recommend we use CMN Feldman’s proposed idea name the newsletter with a contest in the first issue. The initial ideas are solid and we look forward to the first issue.

<redacted> in dues was collected at the last meeting – the current chapter funds are <redacted>. Dues collection will be more consistent at future monthly meetings.

Respectfully Submitted,
LT Emily Dreyfus
Chief Communications Officer