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Dark Nebula: Departure

Posted on Monday, 13 April 2020 - 3:10pm by Commander Soral & Lieutenant JG Yolen * & Lieutenant Ryan Rose MD & Lieutenant T'Lanna Vali & Lieutenant Raith Kolani & Lieutenant Alex Kingsley

Mission: Operation: Overdrive
Location: USS Fontana | Shuttle Bay 1
Timeline: 2393


Soral awaited at the shuttle bay. He knew that the crew would soon be arriving. All the preparations had been made and he'd given the order for the away team to rest for a good hour before beginning their journey. He waited now for their arrival in the shuttle bay.

Raith arrived in the Shuttle bay, having completed the work required on the Shuttle and that the work also satisfied his checks as well. He had run a full systems check onboard and was satisfied with the results that he saw. Having returned to his quarters to make sure that he was prepared for the Away Mission, Raith walked over to Commander Soral.

"Commander, Everything checks out on the shuttle ahead of the Away Mission," he reported. "I've had extra backups fitted for the Sensors, Life Support and for the Shield Generator systems. This way I figure that we'll be in good shape, even if the craft takes a battering out there." Raith was a firm believer in making sure there was plenty of backup and redundant systems when going into the unknown.

Soral gave nod, "Excellent." He turned as the bay doors hissed open again.

T’Lanna arrived at the shuttle ready to set out to explore what might be waiting for them. She smiled warmly as she stepped inside. “Commander, Lieutenant.”

"Lieutenant Vali." Soral acknowledged. Just as he'd been about to say more the door hissed again.

“Hello everyone!” Lieutenant Kingsley announced with a bright smile as she entered the shuttle. Stowing a kit bag she nodded to Soral, “Commander.”

"Lieutenant Kingsley. All the science gear has been loaded on board."

“Great!” Alex enthused. “Can’t wait time get started.”

Sam had a medical kit, and an extra tricorder ready to go. She stepped near the assembled group as if carrying the weight of the world on her shoulders. "Sirs." She nodded.

Yolen came strolling in last. "Good Evening all," he said cheerfully. He gave a nod to Soral and a discreet wink at Alex.

Soral went on. " Thank you all for assembling. I wish you good luck on your journey. I hope that it is fruitful with information. We will maintain coms contact with you as long as we can. Because of the unpredictable nature of the nebula, I would say that you have eight hours. If more information is needed we can always go back." He gave a final nod. "Safe Journey." He turned and left the shuttle bay. He would be monitoring the shuttle from the bridge.

The group began to pile onto the shuttle As Yolen stepped up to with Kolani, the last two to enter the shuttle he said, "Ahhh Mr. Kolani we are two lucky men. Trapped on a shuttle with three beautiful women."

Sam made her way to a seat and stowed her medical kit.

T’Lanna couldn’t help but overhear Yolen’s comment, she offered a warm smile as she made herself more comfortable, she had a PADD in hand ready to continue her reading for the profile the Commander wanted.

With Commander Soral going his blessing, Raith nodded and then made his way on board and stowed his modified engineering kit that he'd brought along for the ride. Assuming the co-pilot's seat, he began working through the various pre-launch checks. He was excited but also cautious about what was out there in the Nebula and what they would find.

Yolen closed the hatch, as he was the last one in. Raith and he worked together to get through the pre-launch checks. It was a good fifteen minutes before all systems showed final ready. Yolen hit the coms. "Shuttle one to Bridge. We are ready."

Soral's calm voice came through. "Acknowledged. Bay doors opening. "

Yolen looked back at the group. "Here we go!" He compressed the controls that had the shuttle lifting in the air. The constant chirping of the decompression status began. Yolen aimed the nose of the shuttle towards the door. "Here we go!"

The shuttle sailed easily out of the bay. "Mr. Kolani, set coordinates for nebula."

"Aye sir, setting coordinates for the Dark Nebula now," he answered as he punched in the location of the Nebula.

"Coordinates set, we're ready to proceed."

"Engaging now. Shuttle to Bridge. We are clear."


Lt T’Lanna Vali

Lt. JG Raith Kolani

Yeoman Samantha Rose

Lt. Alex Kingsley
Chief Science Officer

Lt. Cmdr. Soral
Executive Officer

Lt. JG Yolen
Helms Officer


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