Classified intelligence about a potential hostile stronghold near Romulan and Cardassian space was brought back by scout ships. This unknown force appears to be in or near the Bone Nebula. Fleet Admiral D’Amico has authorized a mission for the Force Recon division of the Solas Tempus Marines to gather valuable intelligence about this potential new thread.
Reports are that the unknown force destroyed or severely crippled the Romulan Fleet detected on the move recently. The mission will be to go into the nebula and determine if there is a threat, if so, neutralize it.
Long range sensors have indicated that Romulan forces are moving into an previously unexplored region of space. It is unknown at this time why the task force is on the move. Command is recommending a reconnaissance mission be organized to track the group and investigate possible reasons for the fleet movements.
It is believed the task force consists of 2 Romulan Warbirds and 6 frigates with as many smaller vessels. The vessels were tracked heading out of Romulan space 3 days ago where the group cloaked shortly after passing through the edge of Cardiassian space, the group remained visible through that space passing through the tachyon detection network on the opposite side of Cardassian territory before cloaking.
Projected course puts the group heading out into unexplored space. Command recommends a scout mission be organized to track the group from the point they left Cardassian Space and attempt to locate them undetected.
All Solas Tempus vessels should report to their designated repair and refit facilities for required sensor array refits to install the VAM Enhanced Sensor Pallets. All facilities will immediately begin upgrades to installed sensor systems as well as upgrading all fighters and auxiliary crafts.
In addition to sensor upgrades, vessels will receive upgrades to the Mark 1S Active Repair System which will also be augmented be Astromech Droids to improve internal repair effectiveness.
Contractors are encouraged to receive the upgrades and are eligible to receive access to a fully functional HAL Computer Hub for vessels receiving the upgrade. A minimal HAL installation is required for effective sensor operations but not for repair system upgrades. Contractors should contact their military liason or direct superior for further information.
Progress report was transmitted by the Stellar Horizon on schedule and was received at 0300Z via the transdimensional receiver array at Janus Station. Recon proceeding for uncharted star system, so far no hostilities have been found. The Stellar Horizon is holding position pending study of entertainment broadcasts received. At the time of the transmission the vessel had not encountered any resistance, hostile or otherwise. See file TDO-SOV-0010-1 for details.
OOC: Remember this feed is kept under wraps from the general public, internal Solas Tempus communications.
No personnel is to enter the given region without permission from their immediate superior and due cause.
The area of the most recent splices has been identified as a restricted area until further notice. The bounds of this restricted area [corrdinates given] lie within the eastern grasslands of the Astarte Continent, where one of the groups of new arrivals initially appeared. The area is exhibiting curious sensor readings and a recent research team has been evacuating after severe symptoms of nausea and headaches, the cause of which is yet to be determined.
No personnel is to enter the given region without permission from their immediate superior and due cause. A 2nd research team is being formed, any personnel who would like to participate in the 2nd expedition into the area, which is officially designated zone Alpha-Gamma-5, should contact the office of Vice Admiral T’Breana, who is heading the research project.
Players who wish to participate or help plan this event should reply to this with a comment or contact me on Discord., this notice will be released to all contractors and Solas Tempus personnel, it is not classified
The recent loss of contact on the other side of the Grtul Gate and the recent loss of contact with the Severed Grace into a large anomaly has prompted the need to investigate further. At this time Vice Admiral Timol of SPECCOM is requested contractors to volunteer to investigate these two occurrences. Please send a message to the Vice Admiral for deployment information and compensation information.
OOC: Players interested in this should comment on this post via the forum IC.
The Automated Service Robot or ASR has been a long-standing automated repair robot for the last two decades within Solas Tempus. With the successful advent of the Solas Tempus Astromech Droid based largely on designs from Imperial and Rebel Alliance vessels, the ASR is being replaced by the new Astromech Droids which have tested to be stable and more versatile than the long-used ASR’s. All vessels will be outfit with a number of Droids commiserate with their current operational needs. It is critical to understand that these new robots are sentient under ALFRE Act.
ASR’s still within operational capacity may be retained by vessels wishing to do so as a backup to the new Astromech Droids being brought on board. Again, while the Astromech Droids are sentient, the ASR’s are not. Sentimental attachment should not be accepted and only operational uses for remaining ASR units should be accepted.
As per official news today Captain Laurena Bowells recovered escape pod with unconscious Lt. Commander Shepard. There are still a few facts unknown to public. Lt. Commander Shepard was found aboard escape pod from Sovereign Class vessel with valid Federation transponder signal. She was heavy injured and unconscious, in addition there were traces of drugs found in her blood system. After Lt. Commander Shepard woke up she admited to not remembering large part of time spent aboard vessel that holded her, possibly side effect of one of the drugs she was injected with.
With curent information we cannot exclude possibility of a security breach, nor possibility that Shepard could cross sides under extreme duress. Currently all evidence and intel point to the operation of a Federation starship at same time and same area as kidnapping took place. It is highly unlikely that Federation as a whole was directly involved in the kidnapping. However, it is possible that some factions within the organization were directly involved, since they were delivering hardware and likely intel crucial to succed in capturing small vessel like Aerowing in open space. In addition, the flight recorder was missing from the craft. While that doesn’t prove that the Federation took part in the incident, it is still important information. There was clearly some intent to hide whatever was recorded by sensors by unknown parties.
Any information related to status of Lt. Cdr. Shepard is to be classified and not to be discussed unless proper authorization is obtained and security procedures followed.
Operations officer of Nimbus Station has confirmed with crew of INV New Hope existence of unknown signal leaving planet, location was confirmed to be at or around of any colony, station, or ship identified within the Schatten System itself, but it was impossible to get proper coordinates. It is also possible that signal was somehow encoded and / or relayed as to be especially difficult to detect.
Signal is strongly encrypted and teams at working on decoding it. It is possible, though unconfirmed that some faction was at work within the system to produce the transmission. The signal has been sent to Starbase Tranquility for concurrent efforts to decode along with the crew of the New Hope and specialists here on Nimbus.
At this time it is crucial to find way to intercept and fully decode signal like this if it will happen again. The facts that we know at this time:
- It is scrambled and encrypted.
- Appears to be transmited using long range coms, possibly using hyperspace related technology according to New Hope technicians.
- Appears to be transmitted from area of the system which uninhabited, but sensor scans don’t show anything unusual.
A new task force has been assembled to search for and rescue the missing Commander Megan Shepard of the USS Pegasus. Her XO from the Pegasus, Denver Tierny has been given a field commission of full Commander and placed in command of the small task force composed of the New Hope, Epoch, and Pegasus. All vessels are being retrofit with the Phasing Cloak to further assist in the operation code-named Gray Angel.
Commander Shepard was abducted from the Aerowing belonging to the Pegasus at some point in time when returning to the Schatten Star System after a personal trip to Earth. The Pegasus along with the Epoch were dispatched at once to investigate, they later detected Shepard’s combadge on an Imperial vessel. The two vessels were attacked in an ambush and managed to return to the Schatten System after the Epoch suffered significant damage. The fabber, Vulcan, is quickly assisting with the vessels refit.
In accordance with existing treaties, Starfleet Command has expressed the desire to take over the operation, which Solas Tempus has politely declined to allow. Federation vessels, however, are also available to assist.
Speak to Buck and KS about entering this plot, I’m not sure what they need, but pilots for fighters perhaps or people to play Imperials.