The continued voyages of the USS Katana.
Group Post Count: 164
Farenia takes over as CO and a sensor module is clamped to the spine of the ship, then the Katana is immediately assigned to the JFS-47 stellar nursery near the Klingon border. After a distress signal, that is… Upon arrival at the coordinates given by the distress signal, they find the remains of the cargo ship “Venture’s Bounty”. Que mystery.
They follow the warp trails of a suspected attacking vessel only to find them go cold near a system with some strange gaseous anomalies. Sensors have a hard time penetrating the nebulous gasses and after further investigation, an ancient starbase is discovered deep inside. Negotiations commence for first contact.
After infiltrating the ancient starbase and downloading their databases, the crew learn that these people are refugees of several destroyed worlds and have been living there for several thousand years. From the databases, a race of plasma energy beings swallowed their planets like a sun and blinked out their ships like candle flames in the wind. The crew also learn of the supposed location of this race from one really old database. They're also on the lookout for the scavenger insect-like race that nearly tore the ship apart.
This is a relatively calm mission with a couple encounters with the Drej that go better than last time and the discovery of an ancient path from a million year old star map.
The crew go off to investigate this plasma energy race but run across a drifting Klingon battleship and are blamed for its destruction. The crew will need to fight, talk, or flee their way out of this encounter. Depending upon their choices, they may be branded as enemies of the Empire.
They run across a semi-coherent mass of plasmatic energies and discover that lifesigns are inside of it - this is a scout ship of that plasma based race. Following it, the crew find a large fleet of ancient ships around a dying star. Most are metallic hulls but a few are made of the same coherent plasma as that scout. Klingons arrive in the middle of negotiations.
As the Klingons attack, the Katana finds themselves in a crossfire between each fleet and are forced to choose a side as the Klingon fleet heads further on to the homeworld of these plasma beings.. Aid the Klingons in their genocide, or attack Federation allies to prevent it.
A serial murderer is aboard the Katana and the crew has to figure out not only who is killing people in the lower decks, but why body parts of those crewmen are missing.