Find the Founders XI

Find the Founders XI

Postby stitch626 » Mon Aug 17, 2009 12:19 am

The fleet dropped out of warp just out side of the Ordus System. Captain Hindenburg of the U.S.S. Titanic, an old Excelsior class ship, walked onto his bridge.
"Open a channel to Ordus III. Tie in the rest of the fleet."
The screen came to life. On it was the leader of a recent member of the Federation. He was only one meter tall, but he still held himself with dignity.
"Administrator Zigh, we have just arrived at the edge of your system. Due to the gravitational distortions, we can only travel at sublight speeds. We will be within transporter range in one standard week."
"I'm afraid you will be delayed even more. Recently, our system has been experienceing a blackout anomaly. Every two of our days, any ship within the system will lose main power. Sensors and communications will be inoperative as well. It lasts a short time though, even our ships don't run out of reserves, as long as we conserve power. The good news is that the local pirates are affected as well."
Hindenburg sighed. "Thank you for the warning. We'll see you soon then."

Shortly after their friendly conversation with the Ordii, main power on every ship began to fluctuate. Captain Hindenburg ordered the entire fleet to a standstill. Seconds later, everything went dead. Without main power, everything nonessential had to be deactivated. Even the structural integrity field was brought down to minimum strength. Because of other local anomalies, this area of space was much darker than usual. The only star visible was Ordus, and at this range its light was negligible.
Captain Hindenburg sat at his desk. He was reading their last message from Starfleet, labeled for his eyes only. As he read it, his eyes widened.

Out of the darkness, torpedoes flew towards the Titanic. The first few ripped through the engineering hull of the ship. As more torpedoes headed towards the saucer, a shuttle flies out into space, coming to rest several hundred kilometers away. Shortly following, the Titanic ripped apart as a few more torpedoes slammed into her flaming hull.

As power returned to the fleet, everyone's eyes focused on the slowly expanding debris cloud that was the U.S.S. Titanic. They shortly noticed the drifting shuttle, and the message awaiting them.
"This is Captain Hindenburg. I don't have much time, maybe an hour until I run out of air. Two of the ships with us have been commandeered by pirates. Starfleet intelligence doesn't have any specifics, but they had been planning this for months. It could be any two of us. And the only indication we will have is when they strike. You must get those supplies to our new member. Without those supplies, their food will run out in a month. Don't let these pirates interfere. Find out who they are and do whatever is necessary to stop them. You can trust..."
The rest of the message was static.
As the fleet continued on their journey to Ordus III, the captains discussed their predicament.
No trees were killed in transmission of this message. However, some electrons were mildly inconvenienced.
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Re: Find the Founders XI

Postby Lt. Staplic » Mon Aug 17, 2009 1:21 am

hail the other captians...

This is Captain of the Staplic, we need to sit down and discuss what has happenned, I'd offer my ship, but I don't really like the idea of those pirate's messing around with my systems, whose ship has the highest diplomatic grade, it'll be the hardest to hack.
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Re: Find the Founders XI

Postby Nickswitz » Mon Aug 17, 2009 1:48 am

I think that that's a bad idea, I think that we should do it over the comm, as I don't trust any of you.
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Re: Find the Founders XI

Postby Lt. Staplic » Mon Aug 17, 2009 2:05 am

maybe, but I also fear what the pirates can do aboard their ship while also conversing aboard the comm lines, at least if we assemble, they cannot plot together.
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Re: Find the Founders XI

Postby Sonic Glitch » Mon Aug 17, 2009 2:42 am

Staplic, Nickswits, this is MM&I Actual. Safety in numbers Staplic? I can understand that. Our last mission was as a diplomatic transport. We're still out-fitted for it if anyone's interested?
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Re: Find the Founders XI

Postby Mark » Mon Aug 17, 2009 3:09 am

This is Captain Mark. We had better think of something rather quickly, because my ship is a bit outdated for modern warfare. Perhaps if we all simply network our holodecks, we can a seemingly "real time" conference?
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Re: Find the Founders XI

Postby Lt. Staplic » Mon Aug 17, 2009 3:26 am

I can settle for that....as long as we also monitor transmissions so no secrete messages go flying behind our back.
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Re: Find the Founders XI

Postby Monroe » Mon Aug 17, 2009 5:38 am

The Captain of the USS Monroe spoke up, "Perhaps we should bring all our ships close? Can't very well surprise attack when we're all deck to deck."
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Re: Find the Founders XI

Postby Lt. Staplic » Mon Aug 17, 2009 5:40 am

that could work, of course, if one of the captains rig their ship for a warp core breach....ka-boom
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Re: Find the Founders XI

Postby Monroe » Mon Aug 17, 2009 5:50 am

"Pirates usually are not suicidal."
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Re: Find the Founders XI

Postby Lazar » Mon Aug 17, 2009 5:55 am

I support the holodeck idea - we should all take a cautious approach until we can find more evidence.
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Re: Find the Founders XI

Postby Sionnach Glic » Mon Aug 17, 2009 8:02 am

I really see no reason to fool about with the holodecks. We can converse just fine via the comms system, and I sure as hell don't feel like abandoning my bridge given the current situation.

Also, grouping up close is a phenomenaly bad idea. I can tell you from experience that grouping ships together just makes a salvo of torps all too likely to hit something. Spreading out in a wide circle formation would be a far better idea. Not only would the increased distance between ships make an attack far less likely to succeed, but we'd also be able to spot the firing ship with ease.
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Re: Find the Founders XI

Postby Lt. Staplic » Mon Aug 17, 2009 12:41 pm

so where did the torpedoes come from...does anyone have any scanns?
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Re: Find the Founders XI

Postby Mark » Mon Aug 17, 2009 6:36 pm

Thanks to that anomaly, we have nothing beyond a few meters out from the hull. And as for grouping in closely, no thank you. I am not putting my ship in danger by coming within transporter distence.
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Re: Find the Founders XI

Postby Nickswitz » Mon Aug 17, 2009 9:27 pm

I got nothing as of now, I wonder if they'll strike again...
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