Progress report was transmitted by the Stellar Horizon on schedule and was received at 0300Z via the transdimensional receiver array at Janus Station. Recon proceeding for uncharted star system, so far no hostilities have been found. The Stellar Horizon is holding position pending study of entertainment broadcasts received. At the time of the transmission the vessel had not encountered any resistance, hostile or otherwise. See file TDO-SOV-0010-1 for details.
OOC: Remember this feed is kept under wraps from the general public, internal Solas Tempus communications.
No personnel is to enter the given region without permission from their immediate superior and due cause.
The area of the most recent splices has been identified as a restricted area until further notice. The bounds of this restricted area [corrdinates given] lie within the eastern grasslands of the Astarte Continent, where one of the groups of new arrivals initially appeared. The area is exhibiting curious sensor readings and a recent research team has been evacuating after severe symptoms of nausea and headaches, the cause of which is yet to be determined.
No personnel is to enter the given region without permission from their immediate superior and due cause. A 2nd research team is being formed, any personnel who would like to participate in the 2nd expedition into the area, which is officially designated zone Alpha-Gamma-5, should contact the office of Vice Admiral T’Breana, who is heading the research project.
Players who wish to participate or help plan this event should reply to this with a comment or contact me on Discord., this notice will be released to all contractors and Solas Tempus personnel, it is not classified
The recent loss of contact on the other side of the Grtul Gate and the recent loss of contact with the Severed Grace into a large anomaly has prompted the need to investigate further. At this time Vice Admiral Timol of SPECCOM is requested contractors to volunteer to investigate these two occurrences. Please send a message to the Vice Admiral for deployment information and compensation information.
OOC: Players interested in this should comment on this post via the forum IC.
The Automated Service Robot or ASR has been a long-standing automated repair robot for the last two decades within Solas Tempus. With the successful advent of the Solas Tempus Astromech Droid based largely on designs from Imperial and Rebel Alliance vessels, the ASR is being replaced by the new Astromech Droids which have tested to be stable and more versatile than the long-used ASR’s. All vessels will be outfit with a number of Droids commiserate with their current operational needs. It is critical to understand that these new robots are sentient under ALFRE Act.
ASR’s still within operational capacity may be retained by vessels wishing to do so as a backup to the new Astromech Droids being brought on board. Again, while the Astromech Droids are sentient, the ASR’s are not. Sentimental attachment should not be accepted and only operational uses for remaining ASR units should be accepted.
As per official news today Captain Laurena Bowells recovered escape pod with unconscious Lt. Commander Shepard. There are still a few facts unknown to public. Lt. Commander Shepard was found aboard escape pod from Sovereign Class vessel with valid Federation transponder signal. She was heavy injured and unconscious, in addition there were traces of drugs found in her blood system. After Lt. Commander Shepard woke up she admited to not remembering large part of time spent aboard vessel that holded her, possibly side effect of one of the drugs she was injected with.
With curent information we cannot exclude possibility of a security breach, nor possibility that Shepard could cross sides under extreme duress. Currently all evidence and intel point to the operation of a Federation starship at same time and same area as kidnapping took place. It is highly unlikely that Federation as a whole was directly involved in the kidnapping. However, it is possible that some factions within the organization were directly involved, since they were delivering hardware and likely intel crucial to succed in capturing small vessel like Aerowing in open space. In addition, the flight recorder was missing from the craft. While that doesn’t prove that the Federation took part in the incident, it is still important information. There was clearly some intent to hide whatever was recorded by sensors by unknown parties.
Any information related to status of Lt. Cdr. Shepard is to be classified and not to be discussed unless proper authorization is obtained and security procedures followed.
Operations officer of Nimbus Station has confirmed with crew of INV New Hope existence of unknown signal leaving planet, location was confirmed to be at or around of any colony, station, or ship identified within the Schatten System itself, but it was impossible to get proper coordinates. It is also possible that signal was somehow encoded and / or relayed as to be especially difficult to detect.
Signal is strongly encrypted and teams at working on decoding it. It is possible, though unconfirmed that some faction was at work within the system to produce the transmission. The signal has been sent to Starbase Tranquility for concurrent efforts to decode along with the crew of the New Hope and specialists here on Nimbus.
At this time it is crucial to find way to intercept and fully decode signal like this if it will happen again. The facts that we know at this time:
- It is scrambled and encrypted.
- Appears to be transmited using long range coms, possibly using hyperspace related technology according to New Hope technicians.
- Appears to be transmitted from area of the system which uninhabited, but sensor scans don’t show anything unusual.
A new task force has been assembled to search for and rescue the missing Commander Megan Shepard of the USS Pegasus. Her XO from the Pegasus, Denver Tierny has been given a field commission of full Commander and placed in command of the small task force composed of the New Hope, Epoch, and Pegasus. All vessels are being retrofit with the Phasing Cloak to further assist in the operation code-named Gray Angel.
Commander Shepard was abducted from the Aerowing belonging to the Pegasus at some point in time when returning to the Schatten Star System after a personal trip to Earth. The Pegasus along with the Epoch were dispatched at once to investigate, they later detected Shepard’s combadge on an Imperial vessel. The two vessels were attacked in an ambush and managed to return to the Schatten System after the Epoch suffered significant damage. The fabber, Vulcan, is quickly assisting with the vessels refit.
In accordance with existing treaties, Starfleet Command has expressed the desire to take over the operation, which Solas Tempus has politely declined to allow. Federation vessels, however, are also available to assist.
Speak to Buck and KS about entering this plot, I’m not sure what they need, but pilots for fighters perhaps or people to play Imperials.
Credible intel has lead to the discovery that Onyx has obtained the designs for the Mark X Informational Assistant, or XIA. It is very likely that they are constructing these units. Due to the obvious potential threat, as of now all SPECCOM and STMC personnel shall begin training in using area of effect weapons to disable XIA units. Disabling XIA units in the field could become critical to defense in field operations. Training schedules will be available using a variety of weapons for multiple time periods as well as testing for weapon designs and deployment.
See your direct commander for additional information about the new training protocols. Personnel should also remember that continued use of derogatory terms for potential threats is to be stopped immediately. Derogatory or racial terms used while on duty or off can result in disciplinary actions as they limit perceptions and thoughts.
The STV Stellar Horizon’s security chief as been selected to be Asmodius-105. In addition several lower division positions have also been selected, in particular Alex Michaels coming out of retirement for placement on the ships medical staff.
More updates will follow as the crew selection process continues.
As many already know the Concord has agreed that we should branch out from our military functions and begin an exploration campaign. Quite simply there is a lot of space out there and we will need an increasing amount of resources as time goes on. Right now we are reviewing candidates for the command crew of the STV Stellar Horizon. Anyone who wishes to be part of the command crew or knows someone who they believe would be an exemplar member of this crew should contact their immediate commanding officer and recommend that person for review. Candidates will be reviewed on a number of criteria, however, it should be specially noted that this will not be a combat vessel or one that engages in military activities. There will be a large science contingent to work with our own Green and Gold team members. We have yet to make the final selections on the commanding officer, executive officer, or the vessels department heads. The new ship has been towed via Hyperspace into the Schatten System and finally docked at the Umbral Shipyards for its final rounds of testing.
OOC: Anyone wishing their characters to join the crew should contact one of the staff and make their wishes clear.