Posted on 31 Dec 2018 @ 4:48pm by Commodore Gregory Farragut & Commander Alidar tr'Seroht & Lieutenant Miracle Swiftpaws & Lieutenant Thea Davenport & Lieutenant JG William Hendrix & Lieutenant JG Ema Ourielle & Ensign Trey (3 of 8) & Lieutenant Commander Yvette Beauvoir & 1st Lieutenant Jack Patton
Crisis on the Frontier 4X01
Location: Main Bridge
Timeline: MD 10
Captain's Log, the Endeavour has been ordered to proceed to Chamballa IV after a raid on the facility and theft of Federation Starships. The patrol vessels assigned to the facility have failed to report in after the initial distress call. They are believed lost despite our hopes to the contrary. Our job is to secure the system and pursue the attackers once additional vessels have arrived. I've ordered a standing red alert.
"How long until we arrive in system?" Greg asked, looking from the front to the back of the bridge. He was pacing the raised dais in the center of the command area. They were minutes away now, he knew that much.
"3.54 minutes, sir." Yvette replied.
Alidar was positioned next to the security console, foot propped on one of the decorative safety rails on the floor as he leaned forward to view the readouts over the shoulder of the tactical officer. Shaking his head slightly, the Romulan added, "Nothing on sensors."
Arriving late, which was not her fashion at all, Thea hurried off the turbolift a quite apology spilling from her lips as she took a seat at an out of the way console. "Did I miss anything interesting?"
"Anything interesting yet, Lieutenant Ourielle? Patton?" Greg asked looking to the Chief Science Officer and Strategic Operations Officer.
"I am reading ionic warp trails. I am trying to lock them down. However, whatever left this system. Left in a hurry, they also took the time to cover their tracks." Jack spoke as he tapped out commands into his console. "I am not reading and transponder signals from the responding vessels."
Miracle sat with ease, using one paw like hand to control the ship as the other held her large mug of orange slushy, which she sipped on through a straw. Eyes dancing over the console before her. Ears swiveling to catch the various crew talking. She nodded confirming Yvette's assessment of Eta.
"Drop us out of warp as close to the station as possible, Miracle. No fussing about," Greg ordered. He looked over at Doctor Davenport. "We should expect casualties, possibly more survivors in escape pods or isolated sections of the station."
"Yes sir, Sickbay is ready, as am I." Thea replied meeting his eyes for a moment before looking back to the main viewer.
Greg silently nodded and fixed his gaze on the viewscreen. "Time until arrival?"
"Wez arrived!" Miracle pulled the Endeavour out of warp, with the space station looming directly ahead, well within Endeavours weapons and also the station's. She angled the ship so it would miss the space station and looped the ship around it to bleed off excess speed.
"I am not reading anything unexpected on sensors," Alidar announced from his position next to the tactical console. "I recommend standing yellow alert.
"Right let's make our presence known - full sensor sweeps, broadcast our position clear as day, and get me someone on that station." Greg joined Miracle at the helm station and looked down at the short range sensor display on her console. "Shuttles. Runabouts. Everything. I want all of it deployed and buzzing around - Starfleet is on the scene."
From his spot at tactical, the Romulan First Officer did what he could. "Full sensor sweep with the tactical package, all comm channels are being forcibly monitored. We are a beacon," Alidar announced.
Miracle sent the her orders down to the Shuttle bay to get some of the Shuttles out on patrol within the area and not to far from the Endeavour for rapid recovery of them if needed.
The Endeavour's hailing frequencies went unanswered. "Any life signs on the station?" Greg asked.
"I'm reading two life signs, in the control center, but they're very weak." Yvette reported.
Jack sent an alert to the Kingsmen, in an effort to get boarding parties on standby. "Sir I am not getting much else. The Kingsmen are standing by on Alert 1 SAR."
Clearly uncomfortable with the situation, Alidar turned to Greg. "Red alert?" he asked more as a suggestion. His fingers floated just above the command that would in effect switch the safeties off of the Endeavour's weapons systems.
"Do it - and prepare an away team, Commander. Sweep the station and search for survivors," Greg ordered. "Lieutenant Patton, prepare a flight plan for the runabouts - search the yard for any survivors from the patrol vessels."
"Aye sir" Jack began to do as ordered. With the assistance of his EVAC specialist they planned via comm. The plan that came from it was two shuttles sweeping the yard in orbits. The Endeavour would be the center of the orbit and one shuttle would circle close to the ship while the other would take the outer area. This took about ten minutes to plan out. "Sir we have a search pattern planned out. The shuttles can be prepped and ready in five minutes."
Giving just a moment for the Marine to issue his orders, Alidar took a step toward the turbolift. He tapped his commbadge in order to catch those not on the Bridge in his order, "Beauvoir, Swiftpaws, Davenport, Hendrix, you are with me." He gave a nod towards Greg as he stepped closer to the turbolift. Throwing a gaze toward Patton, the Romulan added, "I will require a couple of Marines."
"Aye, sir." Yvette said and followed Alidar off of the Bridge.
Thea quickly contacted Sickbay and put another doctor in charge then followed the XO as well. She felt a twinge of nervousness as she always did when leaving the comfort of a starship she considered home.
"Best of luck, Commander," Greg said.
Commodore Greg Farragut
Lieutenant Thea Davenport
Chief Medical Officer
Lieutenant Commander Yvette Beauvoir
Chief Intelligence Officer/2nd Officer/Acting Security Chief
Lieutenant Miracle Swiftpaws
Chief Flight Officer
OOC Greg: For context, review these news articles. The Endeavour is arriving two days after the events of the raid. The news article is set days after the Endeavour arrives in the system.