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The Lost Souls (Darwin-A)

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| [[Image:DeepSpace6Prometheus Station.jpg|150px|thumb|right|[[Deep Space 6]]Prometheus Station, before it went silent]] The scene opens with an introduction to {{nrank|Commander|Renos}} as ne is enroute to [[Deep Space 6]] to relaunch the USS Darwin-A. The Darwin, a Horizon-class science vessel, is being recommissioned alongside other ships in the fleet to deal with the [[Prometheus Incident]]. Renos, most recently the Chief Medical Officer on the Apollo, has a checkered past with nir own people. As a [[ma:J’naii|J'naii]], a genderless, androgynous species, any individual who shows gender identity is considered a ‘deviant’. Escaping nir homeworld nemself to avoid psychotectic reprogramming, ne has devoted nemself to help other J’naii like nemself escape and seek asylum in the Federation and beyond. Ne wonders worriedly what this new transfer, with the added responsibility and remote location, will do for nir efforts in this covert field.
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|[[Image:DeepSpace6.jpg|150px|thumb|left|Deep Space 6]]Once aboard Deep Space 6, Renos meets the previous commanding officer of the Darwin, {{nrank|Captain|Greir|Reinard}}, who is on hand to complete the transfer of command. After a tour of the ship, they are joined by the Darwin’s new first officer, {{nrank|Lieutenant Commander|Brayden|Jorey}}. It soon becomes apparent that there is a deep history between Jorey and the previous captain. That intimacy, plus Jorey’s Betazed telepathic abilities and Intel history, puts Renos ill at ease and strains relations between the two new commanding officers of the Darwin right off the bat.
With the rapid launch schedule of the Darwin, officers are pulled from across the fleet to man the science vessel, and they arrive to board her in quick succession. We are introduced to the new compliment of senior officers as they report aboard to Cmdr Jorey before having one-on-one meetings with the captain. They consist of (in order of reporting):
The scene then changes to the Conference Room on Deck 1 of the Darwin, where Cmdr Renos is staging his first mission briefing as commanding officer. The senior staff file in and take their seats quickly, allowing for only a short bit of personal conversation before the meeting starts.
[[Image:dunbar.jpg|150px|thumb|left|USS Dunbar]]Renos explains that they have been tasked to respond to the distress call from an Antares class freighter called the USS Dunbar, which has been conducting surveys near the Zeta Gelis cluster. It is explained that the ship had been transmitting back perplexing readings about an emergent anomaly, and that Starfleet Sciences & Technologies are concerned that the anomaly may be related to the Prometheus Incident. With the Dunbar disabled, missing its chief engineer, and being drawn towards the anomaly, the Darwin has been tasked to render assistance.
Lt Traenor provides a little background on the Prometheus Incident, and how the anomaly affecting the Dunbar may be related. Cmdr Jorey raises concerns about outside influence, with special emphasis on the regions’ primary antagonists, the Zalkonians. One weapon in particular, the Anoxia Field, is particularly dangerous due to its effects on the systems of affected ships. Ens Valdivia, with his expertise, offers to try and devise countermeasures. Lt Shedet, familiar with the region, expresses concern that there is more than the Zalkonians on the minds of the region’s inhabitants. Lt Peters is among the first to volunteer for the Away mission to the Dunbar, as well as Lt Dragumov. The mission briefing winds down as Renos tasks: Shedet, Lt Yael, and Ens Lexicon to work with another mission specialist, {{n|Nicu|Icavoc}}, to determine the risks presented by the Zalkonians at the present time; Jorey to consider the makeup of the Away team to board the Dunbar; Malon to prepare for treatment of the Dunbar’s crew; and the engineers to brush up on their knowledge of Antares-class freighters.
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