Some sort of temporal anomaly has swept through the Narragansett. The after-effects have been… disconcerting. Details have been difficult to parse together. My memory can’t be trusted to fill-in any blanks, and neither can my logs (or any ship’s record for that matter). Couple that with the frustrations of having to be debriefed ad-nauseam by Temporal Investigations has led to some short tempers. And really, how can I know if the timeline has been altered if I can’t remember any of the details that transpired during our “temporal incursion”?
I’ve never liked temporal mechanics.
All Departments report systems operating within normal parameters. Tactical is concerned about the wear on the weapons systems with their current ruining status. I have asked Engineering to increase the frequency of maintenance to compensate.
Department head reports continue to trickle in. It is nice to be back from leave.
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:
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.
Participation in the Shenzhou mission far exceeded my expectations. Even the crew members who did not participate and were following along enjoyed it. I do wish that the platform we used allowed more people to be included in Command chatrooms without the ability to talk, just so they could follow along. Many of the conversations we had would have been made from the bridge of the ship and the crew would have been kept in the loop without the plethora of screenshots.
I was surprised at how much I enjoyed being in the center seat of the Narragansett. I did not think that the command branch was for me, but perhaps someday I will consider changing branches from Services. In the meantime, I will do my best to serve the ship from the Operations seat. I am very proud of the crew members who served with me on the Narragansett, and of my Commanding Officers’ performance during the mission, as evidenced by my long list of recommendations for commendations.
I am very happy with LTJG Bender’s transition to the position of Chief Engineer. She has proven to be quite adept at the Engineering coursework at SFA and I expect her to have her BOCP certificate very shortly. She is also well on her way to recognition by the academy for outstanding coursework.
CMN Feldman has made good progress on the Narragansett newsletter. She provided me with a mock-up of the design (attached) and I am happy with the layout. She has requested a piece from FCPT Knotts for the first edition’s Captain’s Corner, in which she would like him to speak to our mission and his vision for the future of the Narragansett and the Fleet. With her level commitment to the ship, she will be a rising star on the Narragansett. Should this newsletter be successful, a Fleet newsletter may be in order also, perhaps published twice a year.
LTJG Anzaldi has made improvements in her communication. She has already reached out to me about her report and I expect it soon. This bodes well for the future.
I have designed a flyer (attached). I would like approval to post it in the EWG Library and other locations as applicable, or alternatively, I would like someone to design one for this purpose.
Proudly in Service,
CMDR J. Taylor
Senior Services Division Chief
Chief Operations Officer
This report represents a preliminary view of treaties violated as I still have further research to do but may finish conducting before the present mission resumes. The violation that a number of us should be held to account for is the
Treaty of Alliance. The violation as a result of gassing/intoxicating the Klingons was in many ways no different then what the Dominion did in 2372.
The Dominion manipulated the Klingons into invading the Cardassian Union. We used substances to manipulate the Klingons into unconsciousness so that they would be unaware of our mission. The Romulans were condemned by the Federation and we deserve no less. If nothing else it was a violation in spirit as it is morally wrong to deceive an ally. While I am certain that other treaties and protocols broken I started with this one since we currently have Klingons as guests on our ships and should seek to work with them where possible.
Acting Ensign Feldman