Aftershock (Veritas)

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Veritas Mission History
Year 1 (2393-2394)
The Forgotten Land · Rag and Bone · Aftershock · The Mother Road
Year 2 (2395)
The Irresistible Prize · Kallo Ver & The Hunt for the Lost Romulan Treasure Fleet · The Omega Paradox · Hope Lost · Flashpoint
Year 3 (2396)
Limbo · Dawn · Home · Sentinel · Play the Part · The First Colony · Tour de Ketar V · Charybdis
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Aftershock

  • Stardate 239407 to 234709

Shortly after Veritas arrived at Antor II to assist with recovery efforts from a recent series of ground quakes. an explosion caused by terrorists in possession of a Starfleet tricobolt device destroyed the Jade's Dragon Casino in the city of New Macau. Shortly thereafter, a secondary explosion - apparently a suicide attack - killed or injured many of the city's first responders. Veritas medical and SAR staff were soon dispatched to assist in rescue and recovery efforts, while engineering crews began assessing the new damage to New Macau's already weakened city dome. An additional team was sent to the surface to seal a small subspace tear formed at the site of the first explosion.

Shortly thereafter, yet another explosion collapsed one of the entrances to a series of mines being scouted by members of the Veritas crew as a possible evacuation location for the citizens of New Macau.

As Veritas and the people of Antor II continued to deal with the aftermath of these attacks, the ship's senior staff convened for a briefing, with the colony's governor, Carolyn Blackhurst, joining remotely. In the hours after the attack, the Shoals separatist group known as the Kos'karii, led by the exiled Klingon Jilor, claimed responsibilities for the attack. In addition, analysis of the blast site confirmed that the device used in the initial attack was of Starfleet origin.

After discussing the events and their options with her senior staff, Captain Rahman ordered an away team back to the surface to further investigate the mine explosion and possible suspicious activity. During their investigation, the away team, led by first officer Lieutenant Commander Mei'konda, encountered a hostile force and was eventually forced to return to the ship.

In the meantime, the ship's medical staff continued to help as many wounded as possible, with large portions of the ship serving as a makeshift hospital, while other members of the crew were assigned to investigate the origin of the attacks.

Several days later, as it seemed the attacks were finally over, Governor Blackhurst arrived on Veritas to deliver a speech to the people of Antor, and to the entire Colonial Coalition. Before the speech could begin, however, Veritas was targeted by a coordinated internal and external attack. Internally, several of the injured colinists Veritas had been treating turned out to be plants, who had been in the process of sabotaging the ship. Externally, three small ships decloaked and targeted the ship's torpedo magazine. Fortunately, the sabotage was detected in time to prevent catastrophic damage, and the attackers were subdued.

Setting

  • Antor II: Basically a grimier version of Las Vegas. Mining planet with gambling and other vices in the service industry to support the economy. Supposedly the capital of the Colonial Coalition, but that's mainly because no other world wanted to let Meridian (the most prosperous of the seven Coalition colonies) have the title. In actuality, Antor II has little say over the affair of other colonies. The planet's atmosphere isn't toxic but the air is extremely thin outside of the domed cities and along with the scorching heat, you wouldn't want to stay out for too long.


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  • Jade Dragon's Casino: One of the largest establishments in New Macau, Antor II, located right in the heart of Grand Boulevard. Heavily damaged/destroyed during the mission's opening attack. Had an impressive holographic dragon duel free show to attract visitors.


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MSPNPCs

  • Carolyn Blackhurst, the governor of Antor II - played by the writer for Evan Delano.
  • Nukir Rovnitov, governor's Chief of Staff - played by the writer for Lael Rosek
  • Zhara Juno, the Emergency Services Director or Antor II - played by the writer for Nikki Ryan.
  • Rajel Tutoatasi, Secessionist leader - played by the writer for Kelrod
  • Jilor, a Klingon pirate king and leader of the Kos'karii, the largest and most powerful pirate faction in the Shoals - played by the writer for Evan Delano
  • Henry Keene, Emergency Services paramedic - played by the writer for Sepek
  • Jackson “Jack” West, Deputy for Colonial Coalition Marshal’s Service - played by the writer for Hanar Tuk
  • Amy Delacruz, Secretary/Aide to Governor Blackhurst - played by the writer for Lael Rosek.
  • Niarra Rovnitrov, Wife of Nukir Rovnitrov - played by the writer for Lael Rosek.
  • Zaia Rovnitrov, Daughter of Nukir Rovnitrov - played by the writer for Lael Rosek.

Log Entries

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Captain
Roshanara Rahman

Captain's Log, Stardate 239406.07

We will be arriving at Antor II tomorrow where the crew will be able to enjoy the rest of their shore leave. However, I felt it was important to honor their efforts in this past mission aboard Veritas. As such, I've called for a general assembly of crew and officers in the ship's auditorium.


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Agent
Evan Delano

Personal Log, Stardate 239406.07

On the eve of our arrival at Antor II, I’ve been invited to attend a recognition ceremony along with the rest of the senior staff. I’m hoping to use the opportunity to talk to the captain about an important decision.


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Lieutenant
Lael Rosek

Engineering Officer's Log, Stardate 239407.07

Antor II is a mess. Tragic earthquakes caused by subspace rifts have rocked the planet, leaving a portion of the planet's domes uninhabitable. This has resulted in overcrowding and has led to violence on the planet's surface. Two bombings have taken the lives of many and has left many more in serious condition. Teams are still searching through the rubble for survivors. I've been assigned to work with Commander Blair and Lieutenant Commander Walker, our task: to rebuild the domes that housed the planet's population. We've come to the conclusion that once temporary housing has been established, it would be more efficient to come up with a design that would better withstand any future natural disasters.


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Lieutenant
Lael Rosek Rosek

Engineering Officer's Log, Stardate 239408.04

We were getting things set up in the mines when Commander Walker sent Commander Blair and I out to retrieve the antimatter from Commander Kelrod's team. Unfortunately, a cave-in occurred and effectively trapped both Lieutenant Thoran and Commander Walker behind a wall of rock. We have no idea of their status since something in the composition of the rock is blocking communicators. Working with Commander Kelrod's team, we've devised a plan to beam the rocks away a little at at time while establishing support beams along the way to prevent further cave-ins. In an attempt to establish some sort of communication, I've jury-rigged my communicator to send a morse code message on repeat using the chirps from the commbadge itself: S-T-A-N-D pause B-A-C-K. I had hoped that one of our missing colleagues would be able to use their communicator to respond in kind, but so far we haven't heard anything. With their already poor air supply decreasing, I'm afraid that if we don't act soon, we'll be recovering corpses instead.


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Captain
Roshanara Rahman

Captain's Log, Stardate 239408.06

Though a few fires remain in the city and rescue crews continue to sweep the area for any other survivors, the initial response to the attack on New Macau has mostly finished. The city's medical facilities are overrun with the injured and dying, and Veritas' own medical department is doing what it can to help with some of the severe cases.

Shortly ago, our science officer made a disturbing discovery on the origins of the tricobalt device, and I've assembled the senior staff along with Governor Blackhurst's over remote coms to go over the findings and its implications.


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Doctor
Nikki Ryan

Chief Medical Officer's Log - Stardate 239408.08

The medical staff has been working exhaustively in cooperation with Antor II’s Department of Emergency Services. While unlikely that we will find many more survivors, we haven’t given up. We will continue our efforts until the Captain and the Antor II government decide otherwise.

Unfortunately, during our efforts to help several of our officers were injured in the process. The more serious injuries include Lt. Commander Raissa Moonsong and Lt. Commander Luna Walker, both who sustained head injuries and will remain under observation for the next 24 hours, and Lt. Ki Shandres who remains in serious but stable condition.


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Doctor
Chythar Skyfire

Personal Log, SD 239408.09

Welcome back to the Invicta. Okay, Veritas, but most of the faces are familiar. It's more or less the same crew, just on a different ship. I've changed, they've undoubtedly changed, and my first few days back Murphy decides to pick on me again. One person on this ship will likely not be happy to see me due to past shenanigans on the Excalibur.

Still need to check in with Mei'konda, still need to get my room assignment sorted, still need to set up an appointment with Ris, still need to pay a social call to a few people.

Oh, and Murphy: shove off.


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Lieutenant
Lael Rosek

Engineering Officer's Log, Stardate 239408.06

As Governor Blackhurst was preparing to give her speech, the Veritas was attacked by Romulan and Cardassian ships. While this attack was underway, individuals who had been able to successfully bring aboard otherwise innocuous items constructed weapons. The facts of the situation indicate they were planning the onboard attack as both an attempt to rid the region of Starfleet interference, which they believed to be a threat to the stability of their world. Further evidence points to an attempt Governor Blackhurst's life because she supported Starfleet officers aiding the planet in it's distress. We were unable to apprehend the individual who claimed responsibility for the attacks on Antor II. He remains elusive and at large in the region. Only time will tell if we will eventually be able to track him down and put a stop to his acts of mass murder and terrorism.


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Captain
Roshanara Rahman

Captain's Log, Stardate 239409.06

It’s been two days since we first arrived at Antor II, and though the fires have been put out, the recovery and response efforts to the disaster are far from over.

After the attack on her chief of staff, Governor Blackhurst has requested the use of Veritas as a more secure stage for a major speech outlining the Antor government’s plan moving forward as it relates to both rebuilding and the threat of Jilor and the Kos’karii.

However, mere hours before the governor’s scheduled speech, I was informed that another attack could be imminent, this time on Veritas itself. Fortunately, we seemed to have caught a lucky break.


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Captain
Roshanara Rahman

Captain’s Log, Stardate 239409.18

While we may not have Jilor, we do have a number of his men. A small squadron of Colonial Coalition Marshal cutters have joined us to supplement Antor II’s defenses and confiscate the captured Kos’karii vessels. The pirates being treated in sickbay have been arrested and are likewise being transferred to the Marshals. While in the wake of such death and destruction, it may not seem like much, I can’t help but feel we have made significant steps towards capturing the pirate king himself and bringing him to justice.

Following the unexpected interruption, Governor Blackhurst was able to go on with her speech to Antor and the rest of the Colonial Coalition from Veritas. I’m not a political analyst, but it seemed the press and others in attendance were pleased with what she had to say.

For now, we remain in orbit of Antor, continuing to offer our assistance to its people and the governor’s staff. I have asked the Governor to join me before she returns to the surface.