CAPT S. Bishop
Level 1 - Open
LOCATION: Trimble System
MISSION: Assist in the discovery of a chamber located in temple ruins.
OUTCOME: Chamber mapped and logged, recovery of a hidden scroll.
CAPT S. Bishop
CAPT S. Draz
CAPT A. Derenzis
CAPT I. Lyn
CAPT A. Nimitz
CMDR J. Kermit
CMDR A. Mandra
LCDR E. Kermit
LT S. Valore
SUBLT S. t'Lhoell
NARRATIVE: After being briefed about the discovery of a Sh'Varan temple on a planet in the Trimble System after a Hur'q attack brought the ruins to the surface, the away team beamed to the surface to look at a chamber that was found alongside the temple. The Sh'Varan religion consists of an amalgamation of many different alien cultures and faiths; this is reflected in the architecture of their places of worship, which range widely. Because of this, there is no known precedent for such a chamber in the religion, which made the discovery all the more interesting.
The chamber itself was large and circular, arranged in vague concentric circles. The walls were covered in various murals of different deities and cultures, notably Ferengi, Andorian, and Human. In the centre was a stone dais. This was later revealed to be hollow, and is where the scroll was located. Around the chamber were also floating rocks of various sizes, held up by magnetic forces. Touching a rock would move other rocks around it and it was quickly surmised that there was a pattern here. On four rocks, were symbols, shown here:
After consulting Sh'Veran mythology, it was ascertained the symbols formed the Sign of Oloron, a deity in the Sh'Varan religion, pictured:
Rotating the stones around to form this symbol unlocked the stone dais and revealed the scroll. The scroll was recorded and documented, along with the rest of the chamber.
RECOMMENDATION: The scroll has been taken by the reporting officer onboard the Endeavour for further study after consulting with the archaeological team on the planet. Further analysis of the temple and its chamber should be done, especially since scans revealed another chamber underneath the one explored. Furthermore, representatives of the Sh'Varan religion should be consulted whilst the excavation is ongoing, as per the Federation Archaeological Ethics Code.
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