The Search Begins

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The veteran crew of the Black Hawk is no stranger to being cut off. Trapped inside the Zone, the mighty ship hides and conducts repairs suffered from its deadly encounter with the locals. The clock, however, keeps ticking. Time is running out to find the great danger that the probe foretold, and their first encounter was certainly not it.

Lying in wait, the Black Hawk has quietly begun mapping the lightyears surrounding their entry point. To no one’s surprise, the system is quite populated, despite the random spatial anomalies spread throughout. Not much else, however, can be achieved by scan.

Captain Geisler directs the ship to a system with five planets, rather a system with graveyards that were once five planets. The largest surviving chunk features a large domed habitat, with an orbital station, and appears to be a hub for trade and commerce. Deciding that this would be a source of information, an Away Team is dispatched to learn more, while the ship itself studies the system, hoping to find a clue about the great threat that awaits...

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Mission Group Season 3
Start Date 25 Mar 2018 @ 3:42pm
End Date 28 Aug 2018 @ 3:42pm

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Title Timeline Location
Cherry Pie
by Commander Jayla Kij & Lieutenant Avery Stuart Ph.D.
MD2 || 1600 hours (Backpost) Chief Counselor's Office, USS Black Hawk
Hey, I Know You!
by Commander Jayla Kij & Senior Chief Petty Officer Alexander Rylan
BACKPOST - shortly before entering the zone Sickbay
Getting To Know You
by Lieutenant Commander Joey Geisler & Lieutenant Avery Stuart Ph.D.
MD 03 - 0100 Hours (Backpost) Arboretum
Bat Goo Blues
by Staff Warrant Officer William Griffin & Commander Jayla Kij
MD2, 1035 Hours Sickbay
Transporter Inspection
by Lieutenant JG Ian Beckett & Captain Harvey Geisler
MD2 || 1100 hours Transporter Room One
We're Not In Kansas Anymore... (Time Zone 4)
by Captain Harvey Geisler & Lieutenant JG Catherine Cooper & Ensign Shay Mitchell & Ensign Aidan Crehan & Senior Chief Petty Officer Mila Rasputin
TZ 4 || 0945 hours USS Black Hawk, Various
Do You Remember...
by Senior Chief Petty Officer Mila Rasputin & Ensign Aidan Crehan
MD 2 || 1600 Hours Aidan & Mila's Quarters
Pinkertons on the Case...A Holodeck Adventure
by Lieutenant JG Jazmin Parks & Lieutenant JG Catherine Cooper
MD2, 0830 hours [BackPost] LTJG Cooper's Quarters
Meeting the New Flyboy
by Ensign Kelly Khan & Lieutenant Danth
MD 3 || 0800 Backpost Flight Office
Home Sweet Home
by Ensign Quinn Mackie & Ensign Kelly Khan
MD2 | 1600 hours Quarters
Miles With A New Friend
by Lieutenant Commander Joey Geisler & Lieutenant Commander Gemma Alexander
MD 02 || 1800 Hours Gym
Double Checking
by Lieutenant Commander Joey Geisler & Commander Jayla Kij
MD 03 || 1300 Hours Medical
In Need Of The Following
by Senior Chief Petty Officer Charles Stephens Jr. & Senior Chief Petty Officer Mila Rasputin
MD 3 || 1300 Hours Operations Department
Who You Gonna Call? Munkbusters!
by Ensign Shay Mitchell & Lieutenant Reginald Hawthorn
MD 2 || 0945 Hours Various
A Report on Despair
by Ensign Kelly Khan
MD 2 || 1900 Hours Personal Quarters
The Thrill is Gone
by Lieutenant Commander Camila Di Pasquale & Commander Jayla Kij
MD 2 || 1500 Hours Camila's Quarters
Prank On Rank - Part II
by Lieutenant Commander Joey Geisler & Captain Harvey Geisler & Senior Chief Petty Officer Mila Rasputin
MD 03 || 1200 Hours VIP Office/Captain's Ready Room
Betting It All (Alpha Trios IV, Team Two, Part Two)
by Captain Harvey Geisler & Senior Chief Petty Officer Charles Stephens Jr. & Lieutenant JG Catherine Cooper & Ensign Kelly Khan
MD2 || 0950 hours Alpha Trios
Tense Time For Drinking (Alpha Trios IV, Team One, Part Two)
by Captain Harvey Geisler & Commander Thiago Teixeira & Lieutenant JG Jazmin Parks & Lieutenant JG Daniella Blake
MD2 || 0945 hours Alpha Trios
The Search For Caffiene
by Captain Harvey Geisler
MD 2 || 1000 hours Talons
by Lieutenant JG Quinn Winner & Staff Warrant Officer William Griffin
MD2, 1030 Hrs Squadron Command Center, Deck 12
The Santa Black Hawk Diet
by Lieutenant Commander Joey Geisler & Captain Harvey Geisler
MD 3 || 0333 Hours The Darkest Depths of Creepy
Feeding Time
by Lieutenant Commander Camila Di Pasquale & Lieutenant Commander Joey Geisler
MD 2 || 1430 Hours Talons
by Staff Warrant Officer William Griffin
MD2, 0935 Hrs Support Craft Maintenance Hangar
Trading Partners (The Station, Part III, Team Two)
by Lieutenant Commander Camila Di Pasquale & Lieutenant Commander Joey Geisler & Lieutenant Jennin Rhula & Ensign Quinn Mackie
MD 2 || 1000 Hours Vargass Station

Mission Summary

The USS Black Hawk, while conducting repairs, uses her sensors to examine its surroundings. Due to high levels of radiation and cosmic dust, the results do not have much to show, save for the Alpha Trios system. This system appeared to once have five, lush, thriving planets. According to the sensor logs, each of the planets had been destroyed or decimated in some fashion. Captain Geisler, curious what secrets the system may hold, decides to direct the Black Hawk to the system.

Upon arrival, the crew learns that their sensors aren’t functioning any better in proximity to these destroyed worlds. Two Away Teams are immediately dispatched, one to the domed habitat on Alpha Trios IV, and the other to a space station orbiting what remains of Alpha Trios III. Meanwhile, the fighter squadron scouts the systems inner orbits and the Black Hawk herself, devoid of much of the senior staff, conducts a readiness drill to keep the crew alert and ready. The drill went as well as could be expected, however, it was quickly cut short when several frigates appeared on the Black Hawk’s sensors and performed a close fly-by. There wasn’t any hostile action, but the situation was tense.

After the drill, normal life and drama resumes, including the injury of a poor crewman on the flight deck. His situation was declared critical, but the medical staff was able to stabilize him and save his badly burned limb. During the fighter squadron’s scouting, they come across winged creatures capable of attaching themselves to the fighters and draining their power. The squadron is able to return to the ship, but not without bringing a few of the creatures with them.

Lieutenant Commander Djinx takes a shuttle out from the Black Hawk, along with a couple members of the science team, and collects scans from several of the destroyed worlds. The shuttle’s sensors and computer are not able to determine direct causes, so the team puts themselves to work with the results back aboard the Black Hawk.

Aboard the space station, the first away team divides itself into two groups. One group, led by Lieutenant Camila Di Pasquale, is able to secure translation matrices for several species and immediately starts putting them to use. Her group finds a trading market and obtains more local currency before being trapped by a group calling themselves the Golonite Syndicate. A second group appears and a firefight ensues. The Away Team manages to overcome both and starts to treat an injured Golonite, who can’t believe their charity.

The other group aboard the station, led by Lieutenant Joey Geisler, trades trinkets for local currency and starts to look into what happened in the system. They enlist the help of a native Triosian and explore deeper into the station. The translator, unfortunately, has a few followers, forcing the Away Team to go into hiding. They stumble upon the translator’s grandmother’s home. She was not pleased to see her grandson and his companions. The Away Team pleads for information and does not learn much, other than there was a great war that devastated the zone, and no one has been able to recover. Geisler and Di Pasquale reunite, and the Away Team departs the station.

The second away team, led by Commander Teixeira, lands on Alpha Trios IV and enters the domed habitat. They find that the culture has built themselves around sports and other competitions. One either participates (willingly or forced) in the competitions or bets on them. The team also divides itself into two groups. The first group, led by the Commander, views a simple competition, gets pickpocketed, and finds a local shop run by a telepathic species similar to what boarded the ship a month prior. In the same shop, the team finds an Aketi and a Triosian. Over drinks, the team learns of the Kalisa sector, protected by the Guardians, where there is a massive archive. Any answers the Black Hawk seeks could be there.

The other group, led by Ensign Khan, attempts to solicit information from the locals. Their ultimate contact is arrested before their eyes and is forced into the games due to a massive gambling debt. Hoping to find out more information, the group enters a stadium where a group of competitors face off against gladiators. The team makes contact with another Triosian who is less than helpful.

Overall, the away teams learn that the overall status in the zone is one of defeat, remorse and acceptance. The Alpha Trios system was practically completely destroyed, and resources in the zone operate at a premium because so few are being produced. Whatever happened in the zone could be coming soon to the Federation, or at least the Gamma Quadrant as a whole, and it is now the Black Hawk’s primary mission to find out what that is before it’s too late.