FROM: Starfleet Diplomatic Corps
CC: Admiral Thackett, Starbase K-7, Starfleet Sector Command, Eta Eridani
SUBJECT: Task Force ARGO to conduct contact with new species
Orders approved by Eta Eridani Sector Command for use of Task Force Argo Forces for this mission by the Diplomatic Corps.
On stardate 90251, the civilian transport ship, S.S. Vanden traveling through the Hawthorne system, made unexpected first contact with a recent space-faring species referring to themselves as the Waydi. the Waydi originate in a system in the Eta Eridani sector formally called star system EE-116.B, now officially named the Waydis system. Communication was problematic due to the Waydi's preference for telepathic communication as opposed to written or spoken language. The civilian Captain of the S.S. Vanden, was able to determine a few key components from their interaction. The Waydi are looking for political and economic integration with the greater galactic community which they are aware of through intercepted hyperspace communications. They understand the basic concepts of the multi-species trade and technology that makes up the Federation presence in Eta Eridani. However, it is assessed that their understanding of the greater political landscape of the Eta Eridani sector is very rudimentary. It is unknown if they are aware of the Klingon Empire and its cold conflict with the Federation.
The technology of their ships lack the ability to sustain their crews for significant interstellar journeys and so despite being warp capable (current estimates are that they can attain a top speed of Warp 1.8) their delegation returned to their home world of Waydi after their brief contact with the Vanden. They were able to communicate intentions to make second contact again in the Hawthorne system at the future stardate of 90271 (this date IRL has not yet been determined).
Starfleet command has tasked TF-ARGO with conducting these initial diplomatic meetings because of our proximity of our starbase to both the Hawthrone and Waydis systems and the personnel assignment of a telepath capable counselor.
There are two purposes for the diplomatic meeting. They are:
1 - establish peaceful diplomatic relations with the Waydi
2 - determine levels of technology and intent from the Waydi
Prior to the diplomatic meeting a system reconnaissance of the Waydi home system will be issued to the Task Force as well. Expect this tasking to come for Eta Eridani sector command within the next 7 to 10 standard days.
A more formal summary of info gained form the S.S Vanden will be sent to your Task Force in the coming days, as well.
more details about the mission will be sent in subsequent memos prior to stardate 90271.
Any questions about these orders can be issued back to this office.
San Fransico, Earth
San Fransico, Earth
((This is mission in the coming weeks that will NOT be focused on killing X enemy ships (though there might be some of that in there). Its diplomatic in nature with an actual PC on the oposite side to negotiate with. Unlike the weekly missions which are built in Foundry and can be run by anyone at anytime, this even does require prior coordination to facilitate and ensure it happens as intended. I am looking at sometime in the next few weeks to make this happen, but I can be flexible to accomodate the most personnel. Participation is open to anyone and there is no prior story to partake in. Only required person is Kat, she has to do it, being the telepath and all. Just for the record I asked her before hand if this was an ok storyline. I'm not going all TURBO and trying to hijack other peoples games or anything. Also, this is brand new so no one is missing anything going in! but, don't be surprised if the Waydi make several appearances in the coming months. Finally, prior to the actual event, look for an upcoming weekly patrol to be a scientific recon of the Waydis star system. More details about that in future weekly patrols.))