Free Flight (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 · Lost and Found
Year 4 (2397)
E Pluribus Unum · Nadira · Free Flight · Pirates of the Quantum Realms · Forever and Always · Heartbeat · Home Is Where the Heart Is · Wandering Star
Year 5 (2398)
Here Kitty Kitty · Reunion · Chasing Shadows · Endeavour · Loopy · Fissure
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Free Flight

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  • Stardate 239703 - Present

With Captain Roshanara Rahman away on Krios Prime and Lt. Commander Sky Blake still recovering from her recent operation, Acting Captain Jansen Orrey leads the Veritas crew on a mission to investigate a rogue planet before it slips away into subspace.

Plot Summary


Rear Admiral Joseph Washington contacts the Veritas with reports of a rogue planet, designated Hecate, currently on its way through Cardassian space toward Federation territory. Since it will pass through his area of control he decides to tap the USS Veritas to respond. They are to place probes in orbit and do what research they can as it passes through Federation territory.

Act 1

Admiral Joseph Washington pays a surprise visit to Acting Captain Jansen Orrey, to inform him of a rogue planet assigned the name Hecate by Starfleet Cartography, that was tracked heading into Federation space from Cardassian space. Washington also informs Jansen that Starfleet Science theorizes that the planet travels through subspace. Commander Orrey tells Acting First Officer Wil Ukinix that shore leave is "over", and requires him in Engineering to ensure the ship can keep up with the planet.

The Operations Officer, Lieutenant Commander Lia Rouiancet, assembles a team of Dassa Alexander-Dalton, Timothy Alentonis, Raissa Moonsong, G'var and Groznin Smith in the ship's library to review the information on Hecate provided from Starfleet Science. The group eventually heads to Astrometrics to scan the planet. In the process, they discover that the planet has liquid lakes along the equator, and life forms comprised of approximately 13 percent diamond. They also discover ruins of Menthar origin inside an artificially generated low pressure bubble next to one of the liquid diamond lakes.

On the Bridge, Jansen leads the team of Kelrod, Rune Jolara, and the "visiting" Kinan Venroe the task of coordinating data, with Ceciri Ariadust at the helm trying to catch up with the planet. They are joined by newly graduated Ensigns Dr. Jeriko Eilari and Clik Zae'Li.

Meanwhile in Engineering, Wil Ukinix works with Charlena Vanlith, Xio, Angeline Loupaz and Chase Masters to do everything they can to give the ship the resources to keep up with the planet - which becomes complicated when Nacelle 3 fails.

Act 2

Act 3


Officer's Logs

Lt. Commander
Jansen Orrey

Temporary Commanding Officer Log Entry Stardate 239703.21

Admiral Washington has asked the Veritas to investigate a surprising scientific find of a planet that is slipping in and out of subspace as it travels along. It is about to depart Cardassian space and enter Federation territory. Lieutenant Ukinix is going to be working from Engineering to make sure the ship can keep up with the planet. Lieutenant Commander Rouiancet has a team combining science, medical, and Sec-Tac officers to interpret as much data as possible once it begins to stream in. We are already in route to the position where the ship will intercept the planet. While intensely unusual of a find everything seems simple enough, however more dangerous words are rarely ever spoken on a starship.

End Log.

Lt. Commander
Jansen Orrey

Temporary Commanding Officer Log Supplemental Entry

The rogue planetoid has proven much more interesting than we could have originally hoped. Semi artificial structures that seem to recall old Earth circuitry, pools of liquid diamond, seemingly Menthar styled ruins. Not to mention a violently hostile atmosphere, possible silicon base predatory “animals”. The whole situation is fascinating from not only a macro, but a microscopic level as well. Therefore after a brief meeting to share what was found by the Science team, my original thought of an away team has proven to be to much of an opportunity to pass up.

With that in mind, Lieutenant Ukinix will be leading a team to the planets surface consisting of Lieutenant Commanders Moonsong, Alexander, Kelrod, Kinan as well as Lieutenants G'var and Dugoras. Lieutenant Vanlith will be staying in Engineering to work on the repairs to the damaged nacelle with Loupaz and Xio, two officers that come highly recommended by Lieuteant Ukinix.

That leaves the bridge crew to continue their work toward gathering as much information as we can. Lieutenants Smith, Ariadust will be working on keeping us in orbit over the planet and keeping an eye out for any surprises that may arise. The unenviable task of managing the demands of the ships power falls to Lieutenant Commander Jolara at the Operations desk. Meanwhile, Lieutenant Commander Alentonis and Ensign Zae'Li will be working on the job of recording as much information and other data as possible from the away team and the probes we have in orbit around the planetoid. The path ahead of us is a unique one, and one that is paved in sparkling that can sparkle, and can cut just as easy.

End Log

Wil Ukinix

First Officer's Log, Stardate 239704.05 - Acting First Officer Lieutenant Wil Ukinix reporting.

Having established that there are artificial structures and artificially generated areas of low pressure on the rogue planet, Acting Captain Commander Orrey has assigned me lead the away team to the planet. I've asked the away team to kit themselves in EVA suits and meet me in the transporter room for a quick briefing before we beam down. Lieutenant Vanlith will be in Engineering, ensuring we can get Nacelle 3 back up and running.

End Log.

Wil Ukinix

Chief Engineer's Log, Stardate 239704.05 - Acting Chief Engineer Lieutenant Wil Ukinix reporting.

We've established that there are artificial structures and low-pressure areas on the rogue planet. Commander Orrey, acting Captain, has assigned me to lead the away team down to the planet. I've asked the team to be in their EVA suits, ready for a briefing before we transport to the surface. Lieutenant Vanlith will be working on getting Nacelle 3 back up and running.

End Log.

Wil Ukinix

Starfleet Continuous Improvement Programme Submission - Lieutenant Wil Ukinix, USS Veritas, submitting. Stardate 239704.05.

A bit of feedback regarding protocol. In the case where an officer is assigned to two roles at once, in my case Acting Chief Engineer and Acting First Officer, it might be worth considering changing procedure to only require one log entry? Otherwise, we just end up doubling up on the same stuff in log entries. It might lead to greater efficiency. Anyway, just a thought for consideration. Hope you're all enjoying the lovely whether in San Francisco at the moment. Regards, Lieutenant Wil Ukinix.

End Submission.

Lt. Commander
Raissa Moonsong

Science Officer’s Log, Stardate: 239704.05

There is so little information on the Menthar or the Promellians. What is known is that their war resulted in their mutual destruction. That is the general consensus of the scientific community. The truth is, we do not know for certain. They vanished over a thousand years ago. The ancient Allianance of the area also disappeared. Perhaps this planetoid will have some of the answers. But it is more than likely to raise more questions.

End Log.

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Chief of Security log, Stardate 239704.05 – Commander Kelrod Dickens.

After having managed to catch up with the rogue planet we were looking for, we're about to get start an away mission on a kind of dome that protects the area from the rest of the planet environment and it seems that there are some sort of indigenous life, somehow mutated of modified artificially so I'm getting ready to protect the rest of the team as best as I could. This would have been a good time to have my upgrades done, but it hasn't been possible yet, however I'm confident in my experience and continuous training to be up to the challenge that this planetoid is about to throw at us, or so I hope. Note to self,... maybe I'll have to find the time to make a last will in case someday my luck just runs out.

End Log.

Lieutenant Commander
Dassa Alexander

Chief Medical Officer's Log, Stardate 239704.05

We’ve managed to obtain more data on the rogue planetoid which indicates it is inhabited by artificial lifeforms made up of a rather unique combination of artificial components and a crystallized carbon-diamond substance. In all my years studying alien lifeforms, I haven’t seen anything like it. It’s an opportunity of a lifetime, a dream for any doctor or scientist. However, I must admit that I’m apprehensive about first contact with these lifeforms. There’s every indication that their residence on this planet is far from accidental, which makes me question who created them and why.


Assistant Chief of Security log, Stardate 239704.05

After catching up with the rogue planet, we have completed our initial survey and are about to get started on an away mission. After analyzing the data from our probe we have discovered some kind of dome that protects an area along the equator from the rest of the planets inhospitable environment. There also seems to be some sort of indigenous life, somehow mutated or possibly artificially engineered to survive the hostile environment. Commander Kelrod and I have both been assigned to the away team, the XO wants all the protection he can for the mission team. Lieutenant Ukinix of course expects the best, but is wise enough to prepare for the worst. Both the Commander and I stand ready to protect the team as best we can. After the Sentinel Mission I've grown a begrudging respect for the Mentharans and their technology. Considering their probe nearly left me and invalid and their drones destroyed several starships. The Veritas herself nearly became one of their Frankenstein abominations. I don't believe my Iron Crossbow will be as effective against an entire Planet, so we must be cautious. Note to self...I must remember to properly congratulate Wil on his promotion to First Officer. Wil deserves all the accolades for his success at Command.

End Log.