New reports have surfaced about a confrontation between Nimbus Station Executive Officer Mike-037 and several of his subordinates. The confrontation occurred in the fighter bay of Nimbus, starting out as a heated disagreement between two groups of enlisted personnel. The argument itself was nothing to write home about, a simple disagreement over the exchange of shifts. However, this disagreement became even more heated and more critical when the XO overheard the disagreement and stepped in to investigate.
Mike-037 inserted himself to calm things down and ended up making them worse. The two sides of the argument joined forces grilling him with questions about the released documents. What would have normally been an issue where several crew would have likely disengaged and calmed down at the sight of a superior turned into a heated stand-off between the group of enlisted man and the station’s second in command. It becomes clear from the video linked below, the crew demonstrate a complete lack of respect for the Lt. Commander.
The article gives a link to a surveillance video showing the confrontation.
One thing, however, is crystal clear. Lt. Commander Mike-037 is unflappable during the confrontation, he maintains a clearly authoritative stance and does not get angry in what must have been an entirely frustrating situation. Whether one is to believe the documents accusations the XO was perfectly willing to take the focus and frustration of the group and let it roll off his back and that should be a strong note about his character.
Our own investigation into the actions of Nimbus Station XO Mike-037 have uncovered a conversation told to us by medical staff on condition of anonymity, for fear of reprisal. The conversation took place in the Nimbus Station Sickbay on May 21st. At the time a new Spartan had just spliced in and been treated for multiple injuries. Mike himself admitted that he found it easier to kill aliens.
The pair also had a conversation about the potential for using the developing fan clubs against the system. Apparently the pair have had some degree of experience dealing with the manipulation of public opinions, mentioning being used for propaganda purposes. The entire issue is further complicated by the apparent unwillingness for Mike himself to speak to anyone about this issue, at least nowhere that is visible to the public.
The Department of Protection and Investigation (DPI) has sent investigators to Nimbus Station in order to determine the nature of the allegations and if there is any thing actionable to be done. A high level official within the department commented that the investigators may expand their investigation into other areas if they feel it is necessary to do to. This further highlights the other problems facing Solas Tempus and the political fight they are embroiled in right now.
The release of the Spartan documents, which detail atrocities commited by the Spartan’s calls into serious question the position of Lt. Commander Mike-037, currenly the XO of Nimbus Station here on Soteria. The documents detail the chilling activities of the group and the attempted coverup by their own military.
The public response to this information has been quick and fierce, calling for the civilian government to revoke the comission of Mike-037 in order to preserve the security of future operation. This is the first time the fledgling civilian government has been asked to override the direct appointments of Solas Tempus command, particularly Fleet Admiral Lance Thomas and Admiral Sal D’Amico who cleared Mike-037 for duty and approved the appointment to become Executive Officer of Nimbus Station.
Borg Captive Sighted?
Unconfirmed reports say that the Borg captive has been interviewed by Admiral D’Amico himself. The details of the conversation are unknown, though repeated requests for more information have been filed with the civilian government following a refusal to comment by Solas Tempus itself. The Serenity Concord has also declined to comment except for a press release stating that they are reviewing the potential issues associated with the continued captivity of a Borg drone.
Icarus League Fighting Again
The Icarus League is again filing legal suit. The recent decision that certain “droids” aboard some of the spliced in vessels qualify for rights under the ALFRE (Artificial Life Forms Rights and Enforcement Act) has sparked the group to begin the legal battle to get all such beings classified as autonomous and given rights under the law. Thus far the New Hope and the Cabur have both complied with requests by the Turing Agency to interview and otherwise assess their droids to determine their status but it is unclear how the Captains of those vessels would feel about their entire stock of droids being given the same rights as the human crew. Currently the group has simply filed requesting the court to invoke the ALFRE Act and simply declare the droids a race unto themselves of artificial beings on the merits of past discoveries made. Both the Cabur and the New Home have had roughly the same percentage of the droids on board declared to be sentient. This method is the most expedient but it is unlikely the court will summarily grant such a status itself and instead issue an order for the Turing Agency to make a more detailed analysis. Since the agency is so young it is unclear at this time what qualifications are in place already to determine if a group of artificial beings such as the droids constitutes a race.
Fan Groups Organize
On the lighter side, several groups in favor of Solas Tempus have begun to organize themselves, specifically in order to create a convention. It is unknown when this might occur but a growing movement of people see many of the key and best-known figures of Solas Tempus as sort-of icons and a subculture on Nimbus has started to develop and is gaining speed. Reporters have encountered fans of the organization before and often interviewed such people for their opinions about Solas Tempus’s activities, however in recent weeks such fans and advocate have begun to group together. In particularly interesting advent is that habit of some people to dress up as or similar to key figures in the organization. Already prior to the release of the AI known as Leo from his holographic isolation some of the members of the Icarus League were sighted dressing up or otherwise giving themselves a similar look to how Leo has been seen in the past.
Currently there are sightings of people dressing up as Captain Drem Confoscho, Admiral Lance Thomas, Captain Aytise Alshat, and even the infamous Tal Ravis has gained a significant following. An interesting aside, the current questions against the station XO, Mike-037, has only intensified the support of some civilians fans who have been extremely vocal on a wide variety of potential explinations, including that he is not responcible for what others have done but also going so far as to say it is a Federation plot to keep such a skilled person from continuing in such a critical position. This movement is quickly gaining speed and many see it as people having a good time after spending months trapped alone with an unsure future, though military sources have declined to comment on such activity.