STARDATE: 90928.3 - Distress Call/First Contact

Location: Distress Call/First ContactStardate: 90928.3Report Submitted: Argo Control Ops Office

Mission: Distress Call Response
Participant Vessels:
USS Bastilone
RRW Vastara
RRW D'Ishnae
USS Kindred
USS Kepler
USS Endeavour

The task force was responding to a Starfleet request for assistance against Elachi attaches in the Tau Dewa and Psi Valorum sectors. Upon arrival in the system, the task force vessels were diverted to a distress call of three unknown ships being attacked by an Elachi fleet.

The task force arrived on scene to discover that Elachi attackers were overwhelming the three ships. The Task force hastened to their defense and was able to destroy or force the retreat of several Elachi vessels.

With the Elachi driven off, our forces made contact with three ships. The ships were from a space-faring species that the Federation or the Romulan Republic had not yet known. We initiated First Contact procedures.

The species was the Siran, who belonged to a space faring organization called the Coalition. It is unknown how many species are in the Coalition, or how widespread the Siran or the Coalition are. The species were very humanoid in appearance and general culture. They arrived in the Psi Valorum sector via the accidental activation of an Iconian gateway. They were on an expedition from the Coalition to investigate the Iconians. Their original location, before entering the gateway, was in the sector of space along the Gamma and Delta quadrants on the opposite side of the galaxy. In attempting to match up star charts we were able to discover the name of three of their significant systems, known as Ameristan, Carvico, and Arador Prime.

The group from first contact were three ships of comparable size to Starfleet starships. The ships were named the Extravia, Kalvania, and Gjitocken. They were commanded by the following personnel: Commander Corvan Harris, Captain Astoreth Harris and a Geida Star.

There was no means to transport them back to their sector of space, so we escorted them to Deep Space 13 for repairs. They have been given guest access on the starbase while their future options are determined.

ARGO Control Ops officer
To: Argo Command
From: Captain Kell Tanis, U.S.S. Basilone
Re: Incidental First Contact, Siran / "Coalition"

In regards to the incident in Romulan space on stardate 90928.3, I would like to commend the actions of all Starfleet and Romulan Republic forces involved. The combined task group provided an effective defense of the Coalition vessels with little time to prepare or coordinate prior to enemy contact.

On the Siran, or more appropriately, the Coalition organization:

They seem to share similarities to the Federation in that they appear to be a cooperative organization between several species. It is unknown at this time how many species are members of the Coalition, or what their hierarchy consists of. During my brief encounter with the Coalition, I met with a Commander Corvan Harris and an Astoreth Harris (Note: Mission reports list A. Harris as Captain and while she was observed in command of one of the vessels, she showed deference to C. Harris in all matters. It is uncertain if this was an error in translation or a hierarchical difference in Coalition command structure). The Siran showed a remarkable similarity, at least physically, to humans, which thus far remains unexplained.

Commander C. Harris seemed to indicate that the Coalition still operates under the old tradition of commerce, even offering payment for our assistance in repairs. The Commander also indicated that their group was part of a primarily science expedition, though he hinted at other motives as well. Oddly, the Commander and his officers showed barely the slightest concern that they were stranded a lifetime away from their homes.

The Coalition ships were built on designs completely alien to most of the engineers that assisted with repairs, and personally, I found the areas I observed to be quite unconventional to the point of being almost uncomfortable to the senses. Commander C. Harris indicated a form of propulsion other than warp drive, though the arrival of a second wave of Elachi precluded the opportunity to get a more detailed explanation.

At this point, I recommend a cautious friendship with the Coalition. They pose little threat and appear to have a genuine thirst for knowledge and cooperation. There is still much to learn about them, and I sense that there is much that they are purposely holding back, but much of it can be blamed on the infancy of our relationship with them.

On a note of more galactic importance, this encounter confirms suspicions than the stable Iconian gateways are not locked into their destinations and hold the potential to connect to others within the network. How this is accomplished, however, is unknown.

Stardate: 90931.5Kirlan Esahr, Civ.

Engineering Report

Following the arrival of three Coalition ships at Deep Space 13,Ref. 1 engineering teams were provisioned for assisting the Coalition crews with repairs. While aboard the Extravia, engineers performed diagnostic scans of the cruiser's hull,Fig. 1 which appears to be an alloy of titanium and an unknown element; and power systems,Fig. 2 which combine wireless energy transmissions with hardline surge protection and backup conduits. While these diagnostics were being taken, team leaders confabbed with Coalition engineers, receiving further information on the damaged systems.Fig. 3 After diagnostic activities were concluded, engineering teams returned to DS13 to coordinate information and prepare recommendations.Due to the unfamiliar nature of Coalition technology, Starfleet and Republic engineers will be of minimal, but not insignificant, usefulness. Replacement hull materials in the form of titanium and duranium can be provided, although duranium could only be used in the form of patch rigging. Providing the use of four or more industrial replicators to the Coalition crews for the fabrication of hull materials would likely be preferable. Additionally, one or more engineering teams should be provided to receive instruction on the repair of Coalition technology and provide additional labor for repairs.

If the Coalition members desire to provide some reciprocal aid, as has been indicated is their preference,Ref. 2 they may be informed that we would consider the opportunity to further train our engineers to be benefit enough. This is also why engineering teams, rather than regular repair crews, are recommended; the opportunity to work and learn on foreign ships would be invaluable to Starfleet personnel.
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Fig. 1: Materials Diagnostic Results - Open

Fig. 2: Energy Readings - Open

Fig. 3: Incomplete Technical Specifications, Extravia - Open
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  • Cdr. Harris was instrumental in assisting Starfleet engineering personnel in the execution of their duties. (( Many thanks to Corvan Harris for kindly sending me a bunch of information on the ships. Pretty much anything interesting in this report is from the descriptions he gave me. ))
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Ref. 1: Report by Argo Control Ops Office
Ref. 2: Report by Cpt. Kell Tanis


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Civ. Kirlan Esahr, Engineering, D'Ishae