CAPT Morton, C
LOCATION Valdore Nebula, Rator Sector
MISSION Operate reconnaissance into the Valdore Nebula; Investigate potential Romulan Star Empire activity.
OUTCOME Large defunct ancient space station discovered; evidence of high enemy activity; encrypted communication to Rator III cloned and sent for deciphering.
- CAPT Morton, Coby
- CMDR Blake, Kara
- CMDR Warner, Ruke
- LCDR Talercio, Jullie
NARRATIVE Under orders of this officer the USS October reported to the edge of the Valdore Nebula, suspected staging grounds of Roman Star Empire Forces currently engaging allied forces within the Tri’Vokil system. Upon arrival it was immediately clear due to the density and electromagnetic energy that sensors wouldn’t be operational and couldn’t penetrate the nebula itself, as such under advisement of Commander Warner a daisy chain of Class Three probes were launched in an effort to feed data obtained back for review.
Due to the wreckage surrounding the nebula and within, remains of the Earth-Romulan war, the USS October’s size would have made transversing forward difficult without large risk to the vessel and her crew, as such the Aquarius class USS Shrewsbury was launched with Commander Kara Blake commanding the excursion.
After an uneventful journey through the nebula the USS Shrewsbury became aware of a T’Varo class warbird within their wake, Commander Blake ordered a full stop and the assumed hostile craft passed without incident or apparent detection. Following projections, the USS Shrewsbury discovered the T’Varo was heading to a defunct and appearing ancient space station, at which point a large number of Romulan vessels began to decloak. It was at this stage a transmission was detected from one of the warbirds being sent to Rator III; Commander Warner suggested a method in which the transmission could be flash-cloned, with Lieutenant Commander Talercio performing the operation successfully.
Commander Blake ordered return from the Nebula to the USS October and upon embarkment the transmission has been sent for decryption.
RECOMMENDATION While Romulan presence within the Nebula isn’t too much of a shock, the alarming number present is evidence that Task Force elements should be on heightened alert when patrolling grounds adjacent to the Valdore region.
Should deciphering of the transmission be successful, we will be able to learn more potentially about the current situation on Rator III as well as a means of patching into further encrypted communications hopefully undetected. Our findings should be reported and shared with our newly formed flotilla allies now operating within the region.
As an aside, it should be anticipated that with knowledge of Rator III’s previously reported methods of breaking through nebula interference that Star Empire forces have been able to adapt to operational standards above our own inside of the afflicted region.
RECOGNITION Commander Blake lead a successful mission without incident and appears to have used excellent judgement when taking advice and suggestions from officer’s under her command. Commander Warner offered several suggestions and alternatives, while not all were utilised, proved paramount to success under Commander Blake and this officer is personally grateful for having an officer of Mister Warner’s caliber board ship.
OOC Thank you @Garak234 for another interesting and fun mission, it’s always appreciated. In terms of the transmission it would have been sent to some well-skilled code breakers aboard the October and then to 38th Fleet intelligence, should they have failed, it would have been sent straight through to 38th Fleet Intelligence to have a go.