Slither, Slither in the Night (Apollo)
Mission Began: 238905.22
The USS Apollo NCC-71669, having safely disposed of the confiscated Borg scout ship, has resumed it’s course to the Typhon Expanse in order to continue it’s mission. A sense of unease seems to be passing over the crew, as the Expanse has been known to cause a host of unexplained problems. The first to experience difficulties with the expanse has been Lieutenant (JG) Vid-Lotilija, who is suffering from a number of unexplained symptoms.
After several days in the Expanse, while avoiding hazardous phenomenon and anomalies, the crew has discovered two significant things. The first appears to be some kind of energy based life form native to the expanse. No record of this creature exists, but it is possessed of at least basic intelligence.
The second, and more somber discovery, is the discovery of the missing Intrepid-class USS Nelson. The Nelson was reported missing several days before the launch of the Apollo. Sensors show that the Nelson is heavily damaged, with no power, and the majority of the escape pods gone. There are no life signs aboard the ship, suggesting that the ship met with an unfortunate, and potentially violent end. the crew of the Apollo is now working to determine how best to conduct their investigation into the fate of the Nelson’s crew.
The USS Apollo, NCC-71669, in an effort to complete it’s mission, is facing a double edged dilemma. They have located the lost USS Nelson, adrift in the Typhon sector. An away team led by LtCmdr Liam Frost boarded the ship in an effort to recover any data that will help them to determine what caused the near-destruction and abandonment of the Nelson. Commander Frost and CMO Lieutenant (JG) Sidney Pierce located several logs from the crew, as well as the body of the Nelson’s Commanding officer, while CEO Lieutenant Elya Tali and CSO Lieutenant (JG) Vid-Lotilija were able to retrieve partially complete sensor and navigation logs.
Meanwhile, the officers aboard the Apollo herself are faced with the threat of the energy creature that is suspected to have been responsible for the damage to the Nelson. The Apollo has managed to recover a number of escape pods from the Nelson, and are attempting to attend to the injuries, both physical and psychological, of the rescued crew. On the Bridge, Lieutenant (JG) Viktor Lanius, Commander Tal Tel-ar, LtCmdr Ethan Brice and Captain Andrus Jaxx are working to determine exactly where the energy creature originated from, how it came to be in the Expanse, and if there is a way to send it back before it can do the the Apollo what it did to the Nelson.
With the Away team returned to the ship, and the survivors of the USS Nelson recovered, the crew of NCC-71669 USS Apollo is faced with a difficult decision of whether to leave the energy creature alone, or whether to try to return the creature to it’s home dimension. And how. Ultimately, the crew decides that the best course of action is to try to send it back to it’s home dimension. Using the crew’s scientific knowledge, and data obtained from the USS Nelson, they are able to open a small singularity which will draw the creature back to the space in which it belongs.
But there problems are not quite finished. A small portion of the creature has managed to use genetic material from one of the Nelson’s crew to take physical form in an effort to communicate. Lieutenant Commander Hugh Barnes was able to make contact with the creature. However, to Lieutenant Commander Liam Frost, observing from the bridge, the process appeared to be an attack on Commander Barnes. The decision was made to beam the creature off of the Ship and into space for the safety of the crew. With their mission complete, the Apollo is currently on the way to a rendezvous with the USS Carpathia to transfer the Nelson survivors before making their way to the Trinity Sector for their next mission.