SCENE: THE grass was starting to look less greener from his 10th floor office in the sfhq... BUT DUFFY JUST GRINNED AND BARED IT.......HIS MARINES WERE NOTHING MORE THAN A COLOR GAURD NOW.........AND THE DECLINED LOOKED LIKE IT WASNT ENDING.....
---CUT SCENE TO DUFFYS OFFICE-----
Cmdr_Wildstar rings door chime
Colonel_Duffy ACTION - Slams a PADD down on desk
Colonel_Duffy: " Enter!"
Colonel_Duffy ACTION - Grumbles
Cmdr_Wildstar enters...looking disgusted
Cmdr_Wildstar: i see u got the same news i got
Colonel_Duffy: " Oh hello Luke.....what are youdoing here?"
Colonel_Duffy: " No...I am catching up on reports...that was a decline from Council Arms Committee
Cmdr_Wildstar: yea...i just got the same report....what do they want us to do...run a squad with acient aircraft?
Colonel_Duffy: " What's new?..any word from Sloane?....I ahven't been able to contact him...and whatever I do..I just get snowballed"
Cmdr_Wildstar: no word on him yet....
Colonel_Duffy: " I gave up being too frustrated a long time ago.....I know I am getting shafted...I just just would appreciate some lube"
Cmdr_Wildstar: i thought merrick was on our side here
Colonel_Duffy: " Screw that old bastard!.. I thouht he was making a change too...but seems he has it in for me afterall"
Colonel_Duffy: " If he wasn't married to Kyte........well I will just leave it at that"
Cmdr_Wildstar: well duff....i have an idea...for a new ship...a fighter to be exact
Colonel_Duffy: " I hear he is ill and being as stubborn as ever anyway"
Colonel_Duffy: " Oh yeah?"
Colonel_Duffy ACTION - Leans in...looking interested
Cmdr_Wildstar: it's still in my head...but i would like your permission to start looking into it
Colonel_Duffy: " Get me some schematics...you have the go ahead...I will try and go somewhere else for funding"
Cmdr_Wildstar: ok...when i'm finished well have a baby raven with a twist
Colonel_Duffy: " Now that's interesting"
Cmdr_Wildstar: it will be a long range/short range fighter
Colonel_Duffy: " Luke...if you can..try and get ahold of Sloane for me, I need to ask him something important. Maybe it will be something we can do to get our minds off this crap lately"
Cmdr_Wildstar: capable of strikes anywhere from anywhere
Cmdr_Wildstar: ok will do
Cmdr_Wildstar gets up to leave
Colonel_Duffy: " Like I said Luke, I need schematics....anyone who is interested will want to see blueprints"
Cmdr_Wildstar: ok...it will take a little time...i gotta see it tom paris is still alive
Colonel_Duffy ACTION - Leans back in chair and lights a cigar
Colonel_Duffy: " Paris?...Now that is one troublemaker i COULD USE ON MY STAFF"
Colonel_Duffy ACTION - Sits back and reflects on days past
---CUT SCENE........THE USS ENTERPRISE ENROUTE TO ANOTHER ROM COLONY THAT HAS BEEN INVADED----
Capt_Xendra: Still no idea who did any of this?
Lieutenant_Winters: " Ma'am, Tactical scan of planet reads same as all previous planets, severe damage, no weapon signatures"
Cmdr_Xanatos: "Nothing... this is a mystery... sensors are giving us the same info..."
Capt_Xendra ACTION : Sits in her seat, looking at the view screen
Cmdr_Xanatos: "Winters, check for any known warp signatures... There has to be something we can go on..."
Capt_Xendra: Have we been able to learn aawaym dta yet?
Lieutenant_Winters: " No sir, no ion trails"
Ens_Dohiyi: "maam maybe we are looking at this the wrong way?'
Capt_Xendra: anything from the away team data
Cmdr_Xanatos: "The data shows the same as our ships sensors..."
Lieutenant_Winters: " All away team information came back inconclusive Ma'am"
Ens_Dohiyi: "maybe we shouldnt be looking for diferences but the simularities of these attacks"
Capt_Xendra: Whatdo you mean Ensign Dohiyl?
Cmdr_Xanatos: "NO debris, no life signs... there were many people on that colony..."
LtCmdr_Putnam: "i'd like to see what kind of engines they have that leave no kind of energy signature"
Ens_Dohiyi: "the thought occurred to me that maybe theses invaders are taking certain componants of these outposts
Lieutenant_Winters ACTION - Recalibrates tactical sensors to pick up subspace signatures and trmporal anomolies
Lieutenant_Winters Whispers - " Damn...nothing"
Ens_Dohiyi: " like certain minerals"
Ens_Dohiyi: "or other simular chemical or organic components"
Capt_Xendra: But it appears nothing of value was taken... atleastnot to us
Ens_Dohiyi: "thats my point exactly"
Cmdr_Xanatos: "Winters, run a thermal scan on the impact craters... I'd like to know what kind of weapons cause damage from space such as this..."
Lieutenant_Winters: " Unfortunately , Dohiyi, the planet is devestated, there is no way to tell if they were plundered of anything in particuliar"
Ens_Dohiyi: "maybe this isnt one of our know foes"
Capt_Xendra: so we should be looking for species that these componets are useful too?
Lieutenant_Winters ACTION - Runs Thermal SCan
Ens_Dohiyi: " but a new foe who is unlike any we have seen before"
Capt_Xendra: I dot know (shakes head)
Ens_Dohiyi: "just a thought maam... a hypothosis as we say"
Lieutenant_Winters: " Commander, it seems as though the weapon whatever it was was high in energy output. The crater is scorched immeasurably. However, no energy signature is found"
LtCmdr_Putnam: "maybe they just kill because they feel they are a superior race"
Cmdr_Xanatos: "Damn... there HAS to be something there..."
Capt_Xendra: no life signs here either?
ACTION: NPC !! Away Team to Enterprise>
Ens_Dohiyi: "maybe if we go through our data bases and reconstruct these plants before they were destroyed we can find our clue"
Cmdr_Xanatos: "Go ahead away team..."
ACTION: NPC!! We just found a live one here, she was held up in some caves, givin our sensors some wierd readings>
NPC!! Were awaiting orders>
Capt_Xendra: Lets beam her to sickbay
Lieutenant_Winters ACTION - Looks shocked
Lieutenant_Winters: " I wonder what she could tell us?"
NPC!! Captain, im afraid that cant be doen>
Capt_Xendra: I hope something...
Capt_Xendra: !! Why not?>
NPC!! These caves are f=giving us interference, iwe gotta take her ut of her to beam her up, but im afraid she wont last that long>
Cmdr_Xanatos: "Have the Doctor erect a level 5 force field around the bio-bed, we don't know what has happened here..."
Cmdr_Xanatos: "Permission to beam down Captain..."
Capt_Xendra: !! Very well, I am on my way down with the Doctor speak with her.>
NPC!! aye sir>
---CUT SCENE--- FOR SOME 20 YEARS OR SO THIS DEFENSE GRID HASNT SEEN ACTION NEAR THE NEUTRAL ZONE, ITS THE WASTELINE OF CAREERS, AND THATS WHERE WE FIND COLE AND SHAY---
Lt_O`Shay leans back against the rear wall, watching displays with absolutely no interesting data
LtCmdr_Cole ACTION grumbles as he thumps his console with his fist
Lt_O`Shay: "Maybe in a past life I spit on someone important's grave..."
LtCmdr_Cole: "This damned station couldn't fight of a ten year old with a slingshot."
LtCmdr_Cole: "I'd like to do somehing to an important person to put him in a grave...."
Lt_O`Shay: "No, we basically need to hope that thity cubic meters of rusted titanium isn't noticed by anyone who could even sneeze hard"
LtCmdr_Cole: "I mean why is he wasting our talents in this hellhole?"
COMPUTER : !! beep> " Sensor sweep of sector 4 complete...no threat. Sector 5 sensor sweep starting now"
Lt_O`Shay: "Cause we served under Merrick"
Lt_O`Shay: "Cardnial sin"
LtCmdr_Cole: "Maybe I should resign my commision andgo to the Klingons."
Lt_O`Shay: "Oh, shut the hell up you damned computer."
LtCmdr_Cole: "I don't even like the guy and he's screwing me over just by association...."
COMPUTER: !! beep> "Sensor sweep of sector 5 complete..no threat. Starting to sensor sweeo sector 6"
Lt_O`Shay: "Guilt by association, a time honored tradition"
Lt_O`Shay trows a fork at the computer monitor
LtCmdr_Cole: "You could come too. The Klingons could use a good Doctor."
Lt_O`Shay tilts her head..."Never served aboard a Klingon vessel. It could be interesting"
COMPUTER !! beep beep beep>: " Sensor sweep on hold, unindentified threat incoming"
LtCmdr_Cole rubs his right temple absently as he reads his console
Lt_O`Shay sits up
---RED ALERT RED ALERT RED ALERT--
LtCmdr_Cole ACTION focuses the sensors on the unidentfied object
COMPUTER " Incoming object from Neutral Zone, ETA 2 Minutes"
LtCmdr_Cole ACTION raises the station's poor excuse for a shield
Lt_O`Shay slams the communication panel..."Outpost Grid sector 17-A, intruder alert. Respond"
LtCmdr_Cole: "Computer, as soon as object is in range give me a visual."
COMPUTER!! beep> " Sensors indicate no known vessel on records"
Lt_O`Shay resets the sensors, attempting to scan for ship configuration and weapons systems
COMPUTER "Visual on Screen"
LtCmdr_Cole: "Also begins recording all sensor and visual scans of vessel."
NPC!! Go ahead 17-a>
LtCmdr_Cole ACTION looks at the visual onscreen
Lt_O`Shay: "Unidentified vessel approaching neutral zone perimeter, configuration not on file, ETA 90 seconds"
NPC !! Acknowlegde, confirm your weapons armed>
COMPUTER " Dispatching log bouy"
LtCmdr_Cole: /e ACTION readies stations weapons as e preps sensor logs f vessel for communication to headquarters
Lt_O`Shay looks at Cole...."Is our single phaser bank armed?"
LtCmdr_Cole: "Weapons and shields prepped."
Lt_O`Shay mutters..."such as they are...."
COMPUTER " Phaser Bank array arming... complete warm up in 50 seconds"
LtCmdr_Cole: "Yup, spitballs ready to fire."
Lt_O`Shay: "Outpost prime, are you getting our visuals feed? This thing is ugly. It looks like a giant spider
NPC !! Roger 17-a we confirm, fire when ready>
LtCmdr_Cole ACTION scans ship for shield frequencies
Lt_O`Shay: "Maybe if we yell at it really loudly, too...."
ACTION: ---ONE SHOT FORM THE UNKNOWN VESSEL KNOCKS OUT THE OUTPSOT NEAR THEM---
LtCmdr_Cole: "Should we fire Command? They haven't actually attacked us yet."
NPC!! HOLY SH.........!!>
Lt_O`Shay looks at the debris field that was outpost 17-B
LtCmdr_Cole ACTION sends out a hail "This is Federation outpost to unidentified ship. Respond."
COMPUTER: " Recommend Evac"
Lt_O`Shay: "C'mon, buddy...we're outta here..."
ACTION: --THE UNKNOWN VESSEL TURNS IN ITS TRACKS AND HEADS FOR 17-A---
LtCmdr_Cole ACTION opens fie, shunting scans of enem weaponss tio the communication to headquarters
Lt_O`Shay: "COLE! Come ON!"
ACTION: --ANOTHER EXPLOSION AS AN OUTPOST GOES UP---
LtCmdr_Cole ACTIOn goes with O'Shay to the escape pod
ACTION: ---COLE AND SHAYS OUTPOST IS HIT NEXT, THE BULKHEADS START TO MELT---
Lt_O`Shay runs and opens hatch on the fly, diving in and readying the release as Cole follows
LtCmdr_Cole ACTION jumps in and hits the close button "Get us outta here O'Shay!"
Lt_O`Shay slaps the ejects switch
ACTION: --THE EVAC POD THRUSTS OUT AS THE OUTPOST EXPLODES--
Lt_O`Shay: "For your safety, the escape pod is fit with no emergency exits"
Lt_O`Shay bounces around the pod, grabbing at the rungs for support...."OW!!"
LtCmdr_Cole ACTION grabs his seat as the pod shakes from the explosion, looks out the viewport at the ship
--CUT SCENE TO EARTH AS DUFFY AND HIS WIFE TO BE, JANA, ENJOY A AFTERNOON LUNCH IN THE PARK BY SFHQ---
Colonel_Duffy ACTION- leans back and enjoys a turkey sandwich
Jana_DeMarco: " so... did you get that time off?"
Colonel_Duffy: " You know Jana, I never get time off. You see my schedule. I am months behind. But, I take it anyway"
Jana_DeMarco: " well you had better, or i am going on the honeymoonb with out you"
Colonel_Duffy ACTION - Laughs
Colonel_Duffy: " I wouldn't miss THAT"
Jana_DeMarco places a finger on his nose..." i HOPE not!"
Colonel_Duffy: " I have been trying to get ahold of Mike, I want him to be my best man"
Jana_DeMarco: " that would be the Captain of the Raven-A?"
Colonel_Duffy: " All I was told was " All we can tell you is he has not been incarcerated"
Colonel_Duffy: " Yeah, the captain of the former Raven - A
Jana_DeMarco: " well thats a good thing right?"
Colonel_Duffy: " Yeah I suppose so....I just want to know where the hell he is"
Jana_DeMarco: " humm wasn't he a part of the crew when she was rouge?
Colonel_Duffy ACTION - Runs hand through hair...then scratches his beard
Colonel_Duffy: " How do you know about that?"
Jana_DeMarco smiles at him
Jana_DeMarco: " everyone knows about that"
Colonel_Duffy: " Yeah... I guess so"
Colonel_Duffy: " Yeah ...those were the days...."
Jana_DeMarco: " i hear that they were chacing that little ship all over the quadrant"
Colonel_Duffy ACTION - Seems to get lost in thought
Colonel_Duffy: " Yeah well with me at Tac...of course we got away"
Colonel_Duffy ACTION - Chuckles
Jana_DeMarco: " of course... no one gets by my marine..."
Jana_DeMarco sips her drink watching Duffy
Colonel_Duffy: " That's right...I just wish it was me that kiled that bastard son of a Romulan and a Ferengi ...Cartwright"
Jana_DeMarco looks at Duffy..." you were there?"
Colonel_Duffy: " Let's say I am privy to certain actions leading to his death"
Jana_DeMarco: " i bet that was exciting... i heard the battle was sensational"
Jana_DeMarco: " oh now YOU have to tell me all ABOUT it..." she grins at him
Colonel_Duffy: " But that old freak set me up...and is lucky he died...because he sure as hell didn't want to face the wrath I would impose on him"
Colonel_Duffy: " I would, but then I wuld have to kill you"
Colonel_Duffy ACTION - Laughs
Jana_DeMarco: " what would you have done... to Cartwright... i mean" she looks at her sandwich
Colonel_Duffy: " He owuld still be suffering at my hands...let's leave it at that"
Jana_DeMarco: " oh you couldn't kill me.... i am engaged to a marine... a big marine"
Colonel_Duffy: " Besides, a lady shouldn't have to hear about the grim things her man does in war"
Jana_DeMarco: " grim things..." Jana whispers under her breath
---CUT SCENE TO THE COUNCILS ARMS COMMITEE BUILDING,CMDR WILDSTAR MAKES A VISIT TO MERRICKS OFFICE ON A NOT SO KIND VISIT, BUT HE FINDS SLOANE WAITING INSIDE INSTEAD----
Cmdr_Wildstar storms in
Capt_Sloane ACTION: sits behind a desk reading PADD's
Capt_Sloane ACTION: looks up
Cmdr_Wildstar: some ppl have been looking for u
Capt_Sloane: "nice to see you too Commander ... do come in ..."
Cmdr_Wildstar: where the hell u been
Capt_Sloane: "well .... they haven't been looking too hard cause I've been stuck behind this goddamn desk ...... thanks to our wonderful Admiral Merrick ..."
Capt_Sloane: "what can I do for you Luke?"
Cmdr_Wildstar: well maybe u can explain why were getting denied on the shuttle project
Capt_Sloane: "not our doing Luke .... the Fleet's budget has been cut like never before ... thanks to our new illustrious President ..."
Cmdr_Wildstar: ahhh the anti-merrick himself
Capt_Sloane: "that would be the guy ..."
Cmdr_Wildstar: so what they got u doing...or can u say?
Capt_Sloane: "mostly pushing PADD's .... I've taken on more responsibility since the Admiral hasn't been feeling well lately ..."
ACTION: ----THE BUILDING SHAKES SOMEWHAT AS A PLUME OF BLACK SMOKE CAN BE SEEN THROUGH THE WINDOW---
Capt_Sloane: "what the ....."
Cmdr_Wildstar: what was that?????
Capt_Sloane ACTION: taps commbadge
ACTION: ----THE BUILDING SHAKES AGAIN, THIS TIME MORE VIOLENTLY---
Capt_Sloane: "Sloane to Security ... what the HELL was that?"
Cmdr_Wildstar: get down captain
COM !! INTERNAL ALERT INTERNAL ALERT>
Capt_Sloane ACTION: goes to the window and looks out
Capt_Sloane ACTION: taps commbadge again
Capt_Sloane: "SECURITY ..... RESPOND"
ACTION: ---THE FLOOR STARTS TO MOVE AS A THIRD EXPLOSION RUNS UP THE SIDE OF THE BUILDING--
Capt_Sloane: "damnit ... c'mon Luke ... let's go .."
ACTION: --THE WINDOW ERUPTS AS THE SHOCKWAVE HITS---
Capt_Sloane ACTION: runs out of his office for the stairs
Cmdr_Wildstar: right behind ya
Capt_Sloane ACTION: runs into the lobby of SFHQ and looks around ..
----CUT SCENE TO THE PARK OUTSDIE SFHQ, WHERE DUFFY AND JANA SEE THE ARMS BUILDING IN A THICK BLACK CLOUD---
Colonel_Duffy: " What the hell is going on?!"
Jana_DeMarco looks at the building... her eyes shining
Colonel_Duffy ACTION - Gets up and starts running toward the smoke
ACTION: ---HOVER TANKS COME SCREAMING BY, ON THERE WAY TO THE ARMS BUILDING--
Jana_DeMarco: " Brian???"
Colonel_Duffy ACTION - Ducks as the air rushes over him
Colonel_Duffy: " Stay here Jana!"
Jana_DeMarco: " but??.... "
Colonel_Duffy ACTION - Runs towards the damaged building
Jana_DeMarco looks around the park
ACTION: ---THROUGH THE FLAMES INGULFING THE LOBBY DUFFY SEES SLAONE AND WILDSTAR HIGH TAILING IT OUT OF THE BUILDING--
Capt_Sloane ACTION: grabs a Sec. Lt. by the arm ...
Colonel_Duffy ACTION - Runs to help his two friends
Capt_Sloane: "WHAT the hell's going on Lt.?"
Cmdr_Wildstar comes out coughing
Colonel_Duffy: " Mike, Luke ...you guys ok?"
Jana_DeMarco walks slowly toward the fallen building
Capt_Sloane: "Brian .... what the hell's happening??"
Cmdr_Wildstar: !! cough..cough>...yea i'll be fine
Cmdr_Wildstar: oh by the way mike...duff been looking for u
Colonel_Duffy: " There was a hovertak in pursuit or in attack...I am not sure yet"
ACTION: --SEVERAL MEMBERS OF A MARINE UNIT HIT THE GROUND--
Colonel_Duffy: " Thanks Luke"
Capt_Sloane: "aren't those your boys Brian?"
Colonel_Duffy: " Marines Front and Center!!"
Jana_DeMarco leans against a tree watching
ACTION: ---A HOVER TANK COMES TO A HALT NEAR THEM AS TROOPS DISEMBARK IT--
Capt_Sloane ACTION: points to the troops
MARINE !! Sir, We have to vac the area, we got word hat there might be more explosives inside--
Colonel_Duffy: " Now I know I aint wearing my birds......but they gotta recognize me"
Colonel_Duffy: " Who informed you Sergeant?"
MARINE !! Some unknown caller sir>
Colonel_Duffy: " Get a sensor sweep of the area......and send in a demo squad.....move out Sergeant!"
Capt_Sloane: "Sergeant ... I want the wounded taken out of here NOW ..."
Cmdr_Wildstar starts directing soldiers to clear the area
---CUT SCENE TO A NEARBY ROOFTOP AS A FIGURE LOOKS DOWN ON THE CHAOS BELOW HIM---
ACTION: THE MAN SNICKERS AS HE PICKS UP HIS COM DEVICE
MAN " Ya this is Kincaid.....its done...out"
--CUT SCENE TO THE ENTERPRISE AWAY TEAM ON THE ROM PLANET
Capt_Xendra ACTION: materlizes on the planet, near the cave
Ensign " Shes in there sir...she keeps mmbling something"
Capt_Xendra ACTION: nods to the ensign and heads to the cave entrance where she finds the woman
Capt_Xendra ACTION: kneels down near her...
ACTION: THE WOMAN, HER SKIN BADLY BURNT CONINUES TO MUMBLE
Capt_Xendra: are you Ok
WOMAN " THe Shadows...The Shadows "
Capt_Xendra: Can you tell me what happened here?
ENSIGN " See thats all she keeps saying ma'am"
Capt_Xendra: The shadows? What are they?
Cmdr_Xanatos: !! Xanatos to Xendra>
WOMAN " The Shadows...The Shadows"
Capt_Xendra: !! Xendra here>
WOMAN "The Sha............"
Cmdr_Xanatos: !! Captain, we got an alert ordering us to the Neutral Zone>
ACTION: ---ENSIGN KNEELS DOWN BY SURVIOR AND TAKES READINGS---
Capt_Xendra: !! Ok Commander, be there soon Xendra out>
ACTION: ENSIGN GETS BACK UP NODDING TO THE CAPTAIN THAT THE FEMALE HAS DIED--
Capt_Xendra: Gather her body and lets take it to sickbay, maybe the doctor can find out something
Ensign " Aye sir"
Capt_Xendra ACTION: shakes head in disappointment
Capt_Xendra: OK team lets move out
---CUT SCENE TO THE WALTER REED HOSPITL IN MARYLAND, AS KYTE SITS BEDSIDE LOOKING ON AS MERRICK RESTS---
ACTION: --THE BIOBED CHIRPS AS IT SCANS THE RETIRED ADMIRAL--
ellion_merrick sits and watches Merrick sleep
ACTION: ---EVERY SO OFTEN A BEEP GOES OFF AS MEDICATION IS DISPENSED THORUGH A TUBE ENTERING HIS STOMACH REGION---
ellion_merrick: " you are not supoose to be here... you promised..."
ACTION: -LIFE SCANS CONTINUE TO CHIRP---
ellion_merrick: " i can not lose any more..." a tear runs down her cheek
Adm_Merrick: " D-Dont cry...hon"
ellion_merrick looks up... reaches out and takes his hand
Adm_Merrick ACTION: blinks open one eye as he struggles to focus it on Kyte
Adm_Merrick: " We-Were gonna beat this...just y-you wait"
ellion_merrick: " you did promise you know... you said you were not going to leave.."
Adm_Merrick: " I k-know i did..... but y-you gotta be ready just in case"
ellion_merrick trys to smile
ACTION: --HIS BREATHING IS SOMEWHAT RAGGED_--
ellion_merrick: " waht are we to do with out you..." she rests a hand on her belly
Adm_Merrick: " Live........i-i hope"
ellion_merrick: " hope is no garentee... we both, you and i have enemies..."
Adm_Merrick: "B-but lok at the bright side...... i beat the b-borg..who says i-i cant beat t-this"
ellion_merrick: " i can not protect this child alone"
Adm_Merrick: "Y-you wont have to"
ellion_merrick looks at merrick.." i had better not... i would hate to get angry with you..."
Adm_Merrick ACTION: he closes his eye and drifts back into a medicated sleep
ellion_merrick sighs and walks to the window
---CUT SCENE TO THE NEUTRAL ZONE, WHERE THE ENTERPRISE HAS ARRIVED ON SCENE---
ACTION: ----WHERE ONCE WERE OUTPOST, NOW LAY A FIELD OF MASSIVE DEBRIS--
Lieutenant_Winters: " Apparently the hostile entities have attacked the outposts"
Cmdr_Xanatos: "Are the readings the same as the colony?"
Lieutenant_Winters: " We have no surface patterns to compare, but the destruction seems the same"
Cmdr_Xanatos: "Any survivors?"
Cmdr_Xanatos: "Escape pods?"
Lieutenant_Winters: " I am scanning for life signs....not very likely"
Ens_Dohiyi: "maam may i point out we now have a new set of variables to add to oue eguation"
Lieutenant_Winters: " There is an ion trail from a Federation escape pod"
Ens_Dohiyi: "as Lt winters points out there isnt any surface area to calibrate"
Cmdr_Xanatos: "Trace it!!! Maybe they have some clue as to what is doing this..."
Lieutenant_Winters: " It's trail heads towards the fourth palnet in the system, the only M-Clas palnet in the area"
Ens_Dohiyi: "but there are human and humanoid life forms to interject into our mystery"
Cmdr_Xanatos: "Helm, plot a course... "
Ens_Dohiyi: Cousre plotted and layed in "
ACTION: --SENSORS START TO BEE AS LIFE SIGNS ON A POD ARE PICKED UP---
Ens_Dohiyi: !! action manuvers the enterprise into the search pattern>
Lieutenant_Winters: " Two life signs on only one pod sir"
Cmdr_Xanatos: "Open a channel to the escape pod..."
Lieutenant_Winters: " Channel Open sir"
Ens_Dohiyi moves in closer to the life pod
Cmdr_Xanatos: "Escape pod, this is Cmdr Xanatos of the USS Enterprise-E, may we be of assistance?"
Lt_O`Shay: !! "This better be the goddamned cavalry!">
LtCmdr_Cole: !! Xan? Is it you???>'
Lieutenant_Winters ACTION - Stifles a laugh
LtCmdr_Putnam: "thats a familiar voice"
Cmdr_Xanatos: !! Cole? What are you doing here?>
LtCmdr_Cole: !! This is Cole.... get us the hell outta here?>
Ens_Dohiyi: " o' shay?"
Lt_O`Shay: !! "Xanatos you blue-assed slowpoke! Get us out of here! This is one sweaty klingon!">
Cmdr_Xanatos: "Beam them over..."
Lieutenant_Winters ACTION - Recalibrates Transporter beams to cut through surface atmosphere
LtCmdr_Cole: !! That sumbitch En'Tan posted us here..... then that damned spider came utta owhere and fried ourstation.>
Capt_Xendra ACTION: enters bridge
Lieutenant_Winters: " I have a lock Sir"
Capt_Xendra: What have we found Commander?
LtCmdr_Cole: !! I've got sensor logs that were routed to the escape pods data storage, bring it too.>
Cmdr_Xanatos ACTION: gets up from command chair
LtCmdr_Cole: !! Hurry up damnit!!!! They might be bck soon.>
Cmdr_Xanatos: "Captain... we have old friends that survived the attack on the Outpost..."
Ens_Dohiyi: ?m down loads the data files into the main computer
Lieutenant_Winters ACTION - Beams Cole and O'Shay to sickbay...and the pod to Cargo Bay 5
Capt_Xendra: Hmmm maybe we ought to leave them, they look happy in that pod (smiles)
Cmdr_Xanatos: "Captain, permission to investigate the pod..."
Lieutenant_Winters ACTION - Commences Sensor sweep of area for any sign of the hostile aliens
Lt_O`Shay: !! We heard that!>
Capt_Xendra: Go ahead Commander
--CUT SCENE TO SICKBAY AS XENDRA AND XANATOS HEAR THE TWO'S ACCOUNTS--
LtCmdr_Cole ACTION looks around sickbay..." Oh for the love of Pete! I ain't sick!"
Capt_Xendra: !! Oh is this comlink still on>
Cmdr_Xanatos: "Cole... you know this is just for precautions..." (grins)
Lt_O`Shay says to Xanatos..."He has this thing about disinfectant..."
Lt_O`Shay: "They came out of nowhere, Captain."
Lt_O`Shay: "One second, clean sweeps...the next, ship on it's way, two minutes to our location"
Capt_Xendra: Klingons hate sickbays, they dont even use the ones on their shis...
ACTION: --THE EMH SCANS COLE---
Cmdr_Xanatos: "I know O'Shay... I sympathize..."
LtCmdr_Cole: "They toasted the outposts like nothing.Fired beams from the 'front' of the ship."
Capt_Xendra: Who Cole?
Lt_O`Shay: "Big uuuuugly things, too"
Lt_O`Shay: "Think giant floating tarantula and you'd be close"
LtCmdr_Cole: "I'm not Klingon..... I just don't trust O'Shay and medical tools. She gets a bit scalpel happy."
Cmdr_Xanatos: ""You saw them???"
Capt_Xendra: you said you brought some data with you?
Lt_O`Shay: "You'd look good with some extra appendages. They'd be useful too"
Ens_Dohiyi: !! dohiyi to xendra> " maam the computer has the logs ready for your viewing"
Capt_Xendra: !! Thank you Ensign, I will read them shortly>
LtCmdr_Cole: "Yes, big black spider looking things. The skin of the ships seemed to move around. And i felt a presence kind of..... it was.... cold..."
Lt_O`Shay: "Until they melted our tin can, anyway"
Cmdr_Xanatos: "Well, that's more than what we had before..."
Capt_Xendra: That must have been what attacked the Romulen planets,,, mass destruction
ACTION: --THE EMH SCANS O'SHAY--
OmegaPrime rolls in.
Lt_O`Shay sits patiently, trying not to roll her eyes
Lt_O`Shay grins..."Hey Battle-Baby."
LtCmdr_Putnam: !! putnam to capt xendra>
LtCmdr_Cole: "I couldn't scan any shields on it but our phaser beam, admittedly it was fairly weak, didn't do any noticeable damage."
LtCmdr_Cole: "Omega!! How are ya buddy?"
Lt_O`Shay: "If it noticed us like we'd notice a mosquito I'd be surprised"
Capt_Xendra: !! Xendra here>
Lt_O`Shay scans the EMH
OmegaPrime: "Looking for something to shoot. How 'bout you Cole?"
EMH " How rude of you" walks away from O'Shay
LtCmdr_Putnam: !! we're picking up distress calls from several federation ships>they are under attack>
Lt_O`Shay turns to Xendra..."Couldn't they give you the newest model?"
Ens_Dohiyi: !! dohiyi to xendra>" maam our sweep of the debris is completed"
Capt_Xendra: Now now lets settle down children...
LtCmdr_Cole: "Give me some decent weapons and that spider in my sights and I'd be fine."
Cmdr_Xanatos: "Well, we need to find out where these aliens came from and why they are attacking us."
Capt_Xendra: !! Set course for the nearest one, I am on my way>
Ens_Dohiyi: "setting course for intercept"
OmegaPrime: "I will look for a really big can of Raid for you."
LtCmdr_Cole: "Shall I join you Captain?"
Cmdr_Xanatos: "Off to work we go..."
Lt_O`Shay: "Good. Can you get that fit in your armaments by yesterday?"
Capt_Xendra: Well we could use some extra hands on the bridge and in sickbay, if you all remember how to do that rt of thing
Cmdr_Xanatos ACTION: heads to the Bridge
LtCmdr_Cole: "Thanks Omega.... I don't think it would help much though."
---CUT SCENE TO THE DAMAGED ARMS BUILDING AS THE MARINES CONTINUE TO SEARCH FOR SURVIVORS, AS DUFFY, SLOANE AND WILDSTAR ALONG WITH JANNA WATCH ON--
Cmdr_Wildstar: how many ppl were in there?
ACTION: MAIRNES RUNABOUT-----
Colonel_Duffy: " Something doesn't sit right here.Granted , whoever it was , was probably trying to kill Merrick, and as understandable as that is......I just am not happy about this"
Jana_DeMarco watches the hustle around her
Colonel_Duffy: " Jana, I told you to stay back. If there are more explosives nearby, you could get hurt"
Jana_DeMarco: " kill Merrick...." she whispers under her breath...
Capt_Sloane: "Any word yet on who's responsible for this mess?"
Jana_DeMarco: " but Brian, I can help"
Cmdr_Wildstar: scattered reports coming in now
Capt_Sloane: "the only problem is Brian .... Merrick ain't here ...."
Colonel_Duffy: " Oh yeah, Mike this is Jana. My fiance"
Jana_DeMarco smiles at Sloane
Capt_Sloane ACTION: shoots a "we have to talk" look at Duffy
Colonel_Duffy: " There intel musta been wrong. I mean who would wanna kill you buddy?"
Jana_DeMarco: " i have heard about you"
Colonel_Duffy ACTION - Laughs
Capt_Sloane: "it's nice to meet you Jana ... I wish it was under better circumstances tho ..."
Colonel_Duffy: " Yeah well Mike...I was hoping you would be the best man. Figure while I have you ...I should ask"
Jana_DeMarco: " yes but being a marine... are there such things as better circumstances" she laughs
Capt_Sloane: "of course Brian ... just say when and where ...."
Colonel_Duffy: " These are normally the best, cept our people were hurt"
Colonel_Duffy ACTION - Smiles at his friend
Colonel_Duffy ACTION - Waves down the Sergeant
Cmdr_Wildstar listens to a report from a soldier
Capt_Sloane: "I guess you haven't heard about Merrick ... have you?"
Jana_DeMarco looks around..." yes well, now to work..."
Colonel_Duffy: " Seargeant, any clue as to what happened?"
NPC SGT " No Sir"
Jana_DeMarco begins to look through padds and talk to marines
Cmdr_Wildstar: reports say the building has been swept for more explosives...all clear
Capt_Sloane: "casualty reports Commander?"
Colonel_Duffy: " I heard he was sick Mike.....but haven't had the time or inclination to see him. Seeing as he is screwing me now more than ever...figure he doesn't want to see me"
NPC SGT " But were gettin word that the boys upstairs just found another bomb"
Cmdr_Wildstar: 10 confirmed dead....15 still unaccounted for
Jana_DeMarco keeps one eye on Duffy as she complies facts and directs ppl
Cmdr_Wildstar: but theres still parts of the building cut off but still intact
Colonel_Duffy: " Damn 10 dead!... Get that bomb disarmed Sarge!"
Capt_Sloane: "DAMN ... this is NOT supposed to happen here gentlemen .... not HERE .... "
ACTION: ---12 STORIES UPWARD A LOUD EXPLOSION RINGS OUT, AS THE TOP OF THE BUILDING SHEARS OFF.... CHUNKS OF DEBRIS FALLING DOWNWARDS---
Jana_DeMarco: " Brian... why not use your empathy to find anyone here"
Colonel_Duffy: " Sarge, get that area cleared as well..I want everyone accounted for...dead or alive"
Capt_Sloane: "GET BACK .........!!!!!!!!"
Cmdr_Wildstar directs debris removal crews
Colonel_Duffy ACTION - Jumps on Jana, covering her body with his
NPC SGT " move Move!!"
Jana_DeMarco ducks and steps back quickly under an over hang
Cmdr_Wildstar dives to the ground
ACTION: --THE DEBRIS FALLS ALL AROUND THEM---
Capt_Sloane: "SARGEANT ... I want this area cordened off NOW!!!"
Jana_DeMarco: " umphfff" Demarco hits the ground
Colonel_Duffy: " Good idea Jana....I must not have been thinking with all the comotion"
ACTION: --THE SGT LAYS IN A POOL OF BLOOD
Cmdr_Wildstar gets up shaking debris off him
Colonel_Duffy: " Oh $#!*!!!!"
Colonel_Duffy ACTION runs over to the sergeant
Jana_DeMarco: " Commander.." her eyes flashing, " are you alright?"
Colonel_Duffy: ' Goddammit!!!"
Capt_Sloane ACTION: looks over at WIldstar ...
Cmdr_Wildstar: yea a little shaken...but i'm ok
Capt_Sloane: "Luke ... you ok?"
Cmdr_Wildstar: yea mike...i'm fine
Capt_Sloane nods ... runs over to Duffy
Colonel_Duffy ACTION - Reaches out with his telepathy and empathy...trying to get a sense of any survivors within the building
---CUT SCENE TO THE ENTERPRISE ENROUTE TO THE DISTRESS CALLS---
LtCmdr_Cole ACTION stands on the bridge near the Tac console
Cmdr_Xanatos: "How many distress calls have we received?
LtCmdr_Cole: "How long 'til we get there Captain?"
Ens_Dohiyi: "thirty seconds to redevue maam "
Lieutenant_Winters: " We have received a total of 6 hails for assistance, two of which are in dire need"
LtCmdr_Cole: "Ahhh, never mind."
Ens_Dohiyi: " the first ship is in range maam"
ACTION: ---OUT THROUGH THERE VIEWER THEY SEE A FEDERATION SHIP EXPLODE AS THE SPIDER LIKE VESSEL CARVES THROUGH IT----
Lieutenant_Winters: " Holy Christ!!...What the Hell is THAT?!"
OmegaPrime: "My god, it looks alive!"
Capt_Xendra: Sorry, I was lost in thought... I cant believe all this
Lieutenant_Winters: " Shields at full power sir"
Ens_Dohiyi plots evasive manuver codes into the stations padd
Cmdr_Xanatos: "Ready all weapons..."
ACTION: --ANOTHER FED SHIP BLOWS APART--
Capt_Xendra: When you get a lock, fire
Lieutenant_Winters ACTION - Arms pahsers and torpedo banks
Lieutenant_Winters ACTION Fires repeatedly at the spiderlike alien
LtCmdr_Cole: "Winters, remember, though they aren't shielded by our standards the ship's skin seems to bleed off the haser energy."
Lieutenant_Winters: " Damn!"
Ens_Dohiyi: ?banks downward toward the spider shaped ship
ACTION: --THE SPIDER LIKE VESSELS DODGE THE FIRE POWER---
Cmdr_Xanatos: "Open a channel to the closest distress call"
Lieutenant_Winters ACTION Reverses polarity of Deflector Dish, sends out a negative pulse wave
ACTION: --ANOTHER SHIPS GOES BY THE WASTE SIDE---
Capt_Xendra: Evasive manuvers
LtCmdr_Cole ACTION watches theviewscreen and stumbles a step bck.... clutches at head and grits teeth
Cmdr_Xanatos: "How many of the Spider ships are out there?"
Lieutenant_Winters: " Captain....I hate to say this...but we aren't prepared to deal with these creatures...we should retreat"
Ens_Dohiyi: " maam that thing seems to know exactly what im doing here as i do it"
Capt_Xendra: What are those things
OmegaPrime rolls over to COle.
OmegaPrime: "Cole? WHat's wrong??"
LtCmdr_Cole ACTION drops to his knees clutching his head as he screams
Capt_Xendra: Get him to sickbay!
Lieutenant_Winters ACTION - Looks at the fallen Klingon
ACTION: ----SUDDENLY THERE IS A BRIGHT FLASH A LOUD ROAR ON BOARD THE VESSEL----
Capt_Xendra: What the....
ACTION: ----THE ENTERPRISE ROLLS ON ITS SIDE----
Cmdr_Xanatos: !! Bridge to Sick Bay, medical emergency>
LtCmdr_Cole ACTION looks to the viewscreen at the spidership, grabbing the rail in front of him, seems to be focusing
Lt_O`Shay: !! on my way>
Ens_Dohiyi: " compensating"
LtCmdr_Cole: /e ACTION tries to force the presence out of his head
ACTION: ----OUT THERE VIEWER THEY SEE THE FRONT SECTION OF THE SAUCER SECTION DRIFT AWAY FROM THEM---
OmegaPrime reaches out to grab Cole.
Lieutenant_Winters: " Shields down to 54% ma'am"
LtCmdr_Cole: "GET OUT OF MY MIND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
ACTION: ----THEN IT CAME--------- THE SHOCKWAVE-----
LtCmdr_Putnam: "power systems fluctuating,rerouting to secondary system."
Cmdr_Xanatos: "What the???"
Capt_Xendra: Ok how did that happen?
Lieutenant_Winters: " We have hull breachjes on decks 4,5,6, and 7"
Cmdr_Xanatos: "Divert auxilary power to shields!!!"
Capt_Xendra: Seal them Winters
ACTION: ----THE BACK PANEL ON THE BRIDGE ERUPTS---
Lt_O`Shay: !! O'Shay to bridge...We're cut off>
Ens_Dohiyi: " maam let me get us back away from the fire?"
LtCmdr_Putnam: "structural integrety fields failing!"
LtCmdr_Cole ACTION lets go of the rail and grabs his head, still yelling
Lieutenant_Winters ACTION - Is blasted away from console, hits head on monitor behind him, blood splattering
Capt_Xendra: Are our weapons having ANY effect
OmegaPrime looks around for a med kit.
Cmdr_Xanatos ACTION: braces himself and turns around
ACTION: ----THE ENTERPRISE STARTS TO DRIFT, AS A DEBRIS FIELD STARTS TO APPEAR AROUND THE INJURED NOSE OF THE SHIP---
Lieutenant_Winters ACTION - Groans as the fire starts to surround his body
LtCmdr_Cole ACTION still stares at the image of the spidership as blood trickles from his nose
OmegaPrime grabs Winters and yanks him away from the fire.
Lieutenant_Winters ACTION - Groans as blood pours from back of his head
OmegaPrime: "Fire supression systems appear to be out, Captain."
Capt_Xendra: Helm back us ff if you can
LtCmdr_Cole: "GGRRRAAAAA!!! GET US OUT OF HERE!!!!!"
Ens_Dohiyi: "CAPTAIN !!!!! we need to retreat ... for now"
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