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.

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

Chief Tactical Officer’s Log

Recovery of USS Shenzhou NCC-1227

USS Shenzhou was abandoned on stardate 1207.3 after being disabled in an engagement with a Klingon Sarcophagus-type vessel acting as the flagship of a larger Klingon fleet engaging Starfleet forces in what will eventually be called the Battle of the Binary Stars.

ADM Janeway ordered an archeological survey and recovery of the Shenzhou. Narragansett transited Romulan Star Empire space and rendezvoused with USS Enterprise NCC-1701-E and USS Voyager NCC-74656 at Gamma Hydrae to form Archeology Fleet One (hereafter referred to as AF1). FCAPT Knotts transferred his flag to Enterprise along with CAPT Anzaldi to act as Chief of Astrometrics and Archeology. LCDR Brunelle was transferred to Voyager and appointed executive officer under CAPT Tuvok as an acting commander. CMDR Taylor was made commanding officer of Narragansett as acting captain, with me being made executive officer as acting commander. Various additional crew transfers were made to accommodate each ship’s mission role.

AF1 proceeded to the Shenzhou’s last known location, where an intact and seemingly operational ship was found. Initial attempts to access Shenzhou resulted in a rapid deterioration of the situation, including FCAPT Knotts being kidnapped by USS Discovery NCC-1031 and various ill-advised (and possibly illegal) attempts to subdue our Klingon passengers. At this time, it was revealed to us that we were in a simulation, and that the real mission would be less forgiving.

It was at this time that ADM Janeway briefed us on the true nature of Shenzhou as an intelligence gathering platform, and that it needed to be recovered. AF1 also underwent weapons refit before we once again were underway.

Upon contacting Shenzhou this time, FCAPT Knotts was again taken by Discovery, however Enterprise laid-in pursuit. Both ships eventually returned having been assimilated by the Borg. Though we had all been seemingly assimilated, timely intervention by Q negated that outcome.

Q explained that the Borg being connected to the spore drive was causing space-time to unravel. AF1 had been continuously trying (and failing) to stop this, and the continued intervention of Q had allowed us to try (unknowingly) again and again. However, the damage to space-time was having deleterious effects on the powers Q Continuum, and that this would be our last attempt. Q sent us back with our memories intact and was rendered human.

Having had time reset this last time, we endeavored again to correct the issue.

AF1 was able to trigger the encounter with Discovery, and FCAPT Knotts went with her again (with Enterprise following again). We were able to board Shenzhou and I was able to activate her automated systems with ADM Janeway’s access codes. It was at this time that CAPT Saru was displaced in time and appeared on the Shenzhou’s bridge. The breakdown in space-time was accelerating, and his time was experiencing the effects as well. He remained onboard to act as my XO.

AF1 was able to rendezvous with Discovery and Enterprise for a final assault on the Borg. With the help of Shenzhou’s vastly superior weapons, AF1 was able to destroy the Borg Command Ship and correct the damage to the space-time continuum.

I would like to put forth TJ Feldman, James Clauson, & Richard Bump for commendations based on their exemplary performance during this mission. As well, I would like it entered in to the record that CMDR Taylor was an excellent CO, and it was an honor to serve under him. I hope I am given that opportunity again.

Respectfully Submitted,
LT Jay Griffin
Chief Tactical Officer

Chief Security Officer’s Log

Because I was away for most of the simulation and the mission I was able to observe from a far. From my observations the first simulation did not go as planned. Although I had security detail on the ship they were unable to fully protect our fleet captain and somehow Fleet Captain Knotts was taken from his ship and the mission was a failure.

However, during the actual mission, I upped our security detail on the ship as well as around Fleet Captain Knotts and Captain Anzaldi. After partnering with other Starfleet members and ships we were able put our heads together and combine our resources resulting in a successful mission.

Proudly in Service,
LTJG M. Anzaldi
Chief Security Officer

Second Officer’s Log

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
Second Officer
Senior Services Division Chief
Chief Operations Officer

Crewman Feldman’s Log

The February mission was a fun and challenging one created by Fleet Captain Knotts and Captain Anzaldi.  It was unique in using role play and incorporating different Trek eras.  On many levels it worked well and especially the sense of humor of the Mexican loving ship’s computer.  I may never look at a taco the same way again.

It is definitely something I would do again but I would want to see more participation by crew as that was definitely lacking. Also younger crew members who need parental permission or assistance to access the internet were limited in their participation and I would want to see some way for them to have a meaningful role.

The mission challenged all of us to think and use our knowledge of Starfleet and Star Trek as well as some common sense in order to avert catastrophe.  It forced those of us who are not logical thinkers normally to flex those muscles.

It was certainly a welcome change from routine, everyday tasks.  It was well written and choreographed from start to finish and a pleasure to be a part of.

Proudly in Service,
Crewman Tj Feldman
Communications Officer

Engineering Status Report

Commander Taylor has brought me up to speed on the current goings on in Engineering.

  • Alpha/Beta/Gamma Primary has been working non-stop to repair the damage that we sustained during the last mission. I am very proud to say they performed admirably, and the repairs are finished.
  • Alpha/Beta/Gamma team A has been working on the warp core itself, re-tuning it and making sure it’s in an optimal state.
  • Alpha/Beta/Gamma team B has been continuing their work on Main Engineering, engine efficiency is at 98%.
  • There was a slight delay in finishing up the upgrades to the crew quarters, Gamma Team C is finishing up on those. They should be done by the end of the week.
  • Because of the delay, the upgrades to the holodecks were also pushed back. Beta Team C will be finishing those up. They should also be done by the end of the week.
  • During the last mission, one of our warp nacelles was also damaged, while Alpha/Beta/Gamma Primary worked on repairs for the rest of the ship, Alpha/Beta/Gamma Team A did repairs on it. Also completed successfully.
  • Alpha Team C are doing some minor repairs to the deuterium injectors, which should be finished this week.

Respectfully submitted,
LTJG J. Bender
Chief Engineer

Treaty Violations

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.

In Service
Acting Ensign Feldman