Borg Detour (Apollo)
A Borg Detour
Mission Began: 238902.03
It is a name that represents a pivotal moment in Earth history. One where the universe got a little smaller for mankind. It was a signal that if you dreamed a dream big enough, it could happen. Men lined up to go further for the sake of exploration. They pushed themselves to reach higher plains. When Humans trace their space faring roots, they find a very strong foundation, one to be built upon. This ship is named in honor of that foundation.
~ Captain Andrus Jaxx
Once the ship was underway, Captain Andrus Jaxx revealed to the crew the nature of their mission. Over the course of several weeks, Starfleet Command has lost contact with three vessels that were attempting to chart the Typhon Expanse. Little is currently known about the Expanse, other than it contains a number of previously unknown, and potentially dangerous anomalies. The Apollo’s mission is to locate and, if possible, recover the crews of the three missing vessels. If recovery should fail, they are to attempt to determine what caused the loss of the ships.
While on route to the Expanse, the crew picked up a distress call from a merchant ship belonging to a race known as the Altorans. The freighter was discovered several light-years from normal shipping routes, and the crew has gone out of their way to disguise their distress call and cargo.
An away team, led By LtCmdr Liam Frost is preparing to beam aboard to assist with repairs and, if possible, find out what the Altorans are trying to hide.
The Apollo, while en route to the Typhon Sector, has encountered a disabled Altoran freighter. A freighter which has been going to great efforts to hide the contents of its cargo hold. An away team, led by Lieutenant Commander Liam Frost, had boarded the freighter, ostensibly to perform needed repairs. While performing said repairs, the away team discovered what the freighter crew was hiding: the salvaged remains of a Borg scout vessel. The freighter captain claims to have discovered the wreckage in neutral territory and has filed the appropriate legal documents to make his salvage legal. Thus far, the away team has found no substatial information to refute this claim.
During the investigation, the remains of a heavily damaged drone were recovered. The remains have been transported back to the Apollo for examination by science officer Vid-Lotilija and medical officer Sidney Pierce. It is their hope that they will retrieve enough information from the drone to determine where it came from and how it came to be in the possession of the Altoran freighter.
One of the freighter's crew, a young Bajoran medic, has also beamed aboard the Apollo, under escort from intel officer Viktor Lanius. It is Ensign Lanius’s hope that the young man will shed enough light to resolve this already murky situation.
After discovering an inactive Borg scout ship within the hold of an Altoran freighter, the crew of the USS Apollo, NCC-71669, has tried to come up with the best solution regarding how to deal with it. But with the variety of experiences of the crew, reaching a consensus has been a challenge. Some favour taking the ship aboard the Apollo for study, while others favour destroying it. The only thing they can seem to agree on is that it does not belong in the hands of less than reputable traders. But even doing that is posing its own challenges. Any grounds the the Apollo crew has for confiscating the ship is shaky at best. Captan Andrus Jaxx’s solution is to combine legal standing while appealing to the freighter captain’s business sense. An offer of supplies, assemebled by Commander Tal Tel-ar, was offered to the captain, and accepted. An away team, led by Lt. Commander Liam Frost boarded the freighter in order to make the needed preperations to the ship, while the engineering and science departments of the Apollo work together to build protections for the Apollo and her crew once the Borg vessel is aboard.
Their task finished, the Apollo is free to resume her journey to the Typhon sector in order to continue her primary assignment.