Smoke and Mirrors

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Status Completed Mission
Description A distress call is received from Andras IV, and fledgling Alien colony. Apparently they have suffered natural disaster and need immediate medical help. While they are not a Federation race, Starfleet allows Victory to provide humanitarian aide to the Andrasi. However, when the crew arrive, it seem the damage may have been caused by alien attack. Was it an Earthquake, and attack, or something even more insidious?
Start Date Wed Sep 28th, 2016 @ 12:29pm
End Date Wed Jan 11th, 2017 @ 12:29pm

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Title Timeline Location
End of the road
by Captain Elijah Michaels & Lieutenant JG Elliot Keller & Warrant Officer Felix Kilvarn & Commander Bertrand Cuprum & Commander Cor Cordale & Lieutenant Sara'draphia T'eseri & Lieutenant Valeria Mordin
Immediately following Return to Sender Observation Lounge, Deck One
Return to Sender
by Commander Bertrand Cuprum & Captain Elijah Michaels & Commander Cor Cordale & Lieutenant Sara'draphia T'eseri & Lieutenant Valeria Mordin & Lieutenant JG Elliot Keller & Warrant Officer Felix Kilvarn
Bridge, USS Victory
Group decisions
by Commander Bertrand Cuprum & Captain Elijah Michaels & Commander Cor Cordale
09:00 hours (Day after the evacuation.) Captains Ready Room
Dress for the occassion.
by Ensign Shr'Nesh Karadis
Current. Chief of Security's office.
Black and Gold
by Captain Elijah Michaels
09:45 Captains Ready Room
Exit Strategy
by Captain Elijah Michaels & Commander Bertrand Cuprum & Commander Cor Cordale & Lieutenant Ishan Satele & Lieutenant Sara'draphia T'eseri
Nightfall Central Square
Medical Matters
by Captain Elijah Michaels & Warrant Officer Felix Kilvarn & Commander Bertrand Cuprum & Lieutenant Sara'draphia T'eseri
Andrasi Vi, Emergency Triage
Alternative approach
by Captain Elijah Michaels & Commander Bertrand Cuprum
Led t Colonial Records Office
Plumbing the Depths
by Commander Bertrand Cuprum & Captain Elijah Michaels & Commander Cor Cordale
Mine 13
Getting to the bottom
by Commander Bertrand Cuprum & Captain Elijah Michaels & Commander Cor Cordale & Lieutenant Sara'draphia T'eseri & Lieutenant Odelle Lin
Temporary Housing
Medical Relief
by Commander Bertrand Cuprum & Captain Elijah Michaels & Lieutenant Sara'draphia T'eseri & Johnathen Wade
Andras VI
Engineering Relief
by Commander Bertrand Cuprum & Commander Cor Cordale
Andras VI, Mine 15
Curious findings
by Commander Bertrand Cuprum & Captain Elijah Michaels & Ensign Shr'Nesh Karadis & Warrant Officer Felix Kilvarn
Andrasi Vi
Diplomatic relief
by Commander Bertrand Cuprum & Captain Elijah Michaels
Andrasi VI
Victory and Mercy
by Commander Bertrand Cuprum & Captain Elijah Michaels & Commander Cor Cordale & Lieutenant Sara'draphia T'eseri & Lieutenant Odelle Lin & Johnathen Wade
Deep Space

Mission Summary

Disaster at Colony. Initially reported as Earthquake but on arrival show to be some form of attack. Colonies planetary defences are still intact but there is significant damage to housing and signs of fighting in the streets.

Medic, deals with a variety of wounds, but test results are confusing, showing unidentified chemistry in the bloods.

Counsellor starts to debrief the colonists only to find their reports are all different. Some say aliens (Gorn, Klingon, Romulan, Cardassian), some say natural disaster like earthquake or fire, Other report civilians turning on each other.

Intel finds there is no log of any sort of disaster, or attack in any sensor sweep. Although there are logs of weapons Planetary defence weapons being fired there is no log of what they were fired at.

Diplomat talking with leaders find they are a contingent of political dissidents who have fled a neighbouring system. Their colony was just starting to get on it's feet with the discovery of a new mineral source for energy. Could it be a deliberate attack by their old home?

Security starts to find oddities in the damage caused. It is consistent with the orbital weaponry being fired on the houses. Also the fight pattern shows no organized attack, but scattered chaos, inconsistent with any sort of invasion.

Engineering is sent to check the new mine and while there one of the crew spots alien figures hurrying away. Another reports an equipment malfunction because his tricorder is not picking up the seismic activity that is happening (no one else is noticing any tremours).

They pull out and Science reveiws their scans. THey determine that the tunnels contain a psychotropic gas. Traces of the gas are found around the colony and in larger concentrations where the new building materials have been used, such as the weapons battery.

Medical develops a counter agent but it is very difficult and expensive to produce.

The colony appeals to Elijah for an industrial strength replicator, but the Prime directive forbids it.