AAR: Exploration of K-1406, Kelterre Sector

RTexHga.pngTO: DS-13 Command
CC: Captain Coby Morton
FROM: Captain Samuel Alexander Bishop
BCC: Captain Andrej Timoreev

Subj: AAR: K-1406

Files attached // Telemetry on Binary Stars K-1406, Data on wormhole, Data on small unidentified vessel.

To the above,

The Endeavour and the Ananke recently explored point K-1406 in the Kelterre Sector. Initial reports showed that there was an uninhabited binary system though readings found that there were unusual readings of radiation in the system. Captain Andrej Timoreev transported onto the Endeavour to commence operations.

When dropped out of warp, we immediately saw the binary stars, white. There was nothing else in the vicinity. Lucy, my Chief Science Officer, proceeded to scan the area for the radiation. Her scans confirmed our initial reports of high radiation. The radiation did not come from the stars however. We proceeded to send out a probe to see if we could identify the type of radiation. The data from the probe indicated that there were levels of both verteron particles and lepton radiation. Reports from the Ananke confirmed the same reports. Captain Timoreev suggested that these particles could be coming from some sort of wormhole so the Endeavour did another sensor sweep, this time looking for high concentrations of verteron particles. The viewscreen projection showed an area of significantly high particles though on the normal viewscreen, there was nothing to indicate there was anything out of the ordinary. The Endeavour decided to investigate, going to Yellow Alert on the request of Captain Timoreev to protect her from the high levels of verteron particles whilst the Ananke held back.

As the ship neared the source, the bridge experienced a few vibrations as there were gravitational distortions although the radiation was within normal tolerance. Ensign Stephans manoeuvred past the distortions which Captain Timoreev said confirmed the presence a wormhole. Indeed, seconds after, Sejanus reported an alarming buildup of neutrino particles. Captain Bishop suggested that the presence of neutrinos could indicate a cloaked ship but Captain Timoreev dismissed this idea due to the high levels of radiation. Suddenly, Captain Bishop ordered the helm to go into full reverse as the space in front of the ship started to swirl with a distinctive blue colour. Captain Bishop then stood the ship up on Red Alert, warning that something could be coming through the wormhole; indeed a second later a small craft shot out at high speed towards the Endeavour. Although Captain Bishop ordered evasive manoeuvres, the helm couldn't move away in time and the craft stuck the starboard side of the saucer. The shields held though and the Endeavour suffered no damage to the hull although Captain Timoreev was slightly shaken by the incident. The other craft however did not share the same fate and had spun out of control, on fire. Captain Timoreev suggested that there could be somebody on the craft and asked the science officer to scan the ship. The craft was little more than a retrofitted missile with what appeared to be liquid-fuel rocket engines and evidently no warp capabilities. The material the ship was made from seem to match the records for other types of ship in both the Kelterre and Doza sectors. Although scans showed that there was indeed a life form on board, we could not identify it nor could the transporter lock on to it due to all the radiation, despite Captain Timoreev's best efforts to negate the effects of the radiation. Captain Bishop gave orders for the Helm to move closer to the ship in order to help Captain Timoreev and Henry on the transporter lock, for Lucy to try and tractor the ship, for Hamish, the Chief Engineering Officer to prevent the craft from exploding and for Sejanus to keep an eye on the wormhole for any more visitors. He also ordered Jaidan Reeder, the Chief Medical Officer, to sickbay in case they needed to beam across wounded. However, almost instantaneously, the wormhole started to emit lepton radiation and neutrino emissions once again. Then, in the most unusual manner, the wormhole started to contort and shift across the starfield, dragging the small vessel with it before disappearing from view. Both the Endeavour and Ananke sensors showed that the wormhole to the Alpha-7190 Sector and was showing no signs of stopping, moving further into uncharted territory. Even with the Endeavour's top speed of Warp 9.9, she could never catch it. Although both Captains Bishop and Timoreev were deeply disappointed that they had lost the wormhole, they decided to stay in the system for a couple more days to carry on gathering more data about the wormhole and the binary stars.

Captain Bishop would like to commend Captain Timoreev for his help in the exploration, his deeper scientific knowledge assisting Captain Bishop immensely.

Please find the following files attached:
Data on the star system.
Data on the wormhole.
Data on the craft.

With warmest regards,

Captain Samuel Alexander Bishop, USS Endeavour.