The gaps to fill
When the Sinful strike back
Location: Ready room
Timeline: 04:35 hours
Elijah sat in the Ready Room as he waited for Cor and Bertrand to arrive. The information he had was sketchy at best but it felt best to inform the two men of what he knew at least.
The door chime eventually rang, and when allowed to enter, Cordale walked in. He was still rubbing a cloth of some sort on his prosthetic while he entered, and the first thing he did upon entering the room proper was to head to the wall replicator unit and recycle the cloth. "Sorry about that, just some routine maintenance on the limb, spilled a little molymer lubricant. Didn't want it to make too much of a mess." he explained. "What's on your mind, chief?"
Before the Captain answered the door admitted the XO. Bert wore his customary scowl, showing he was probably in a good mood as he had something to complain about. He nodded at Cor, but focused on Elijah.
"Your message seemed pretty urgent. Don't tell me something went wrong with the Accord as soon as we turned our backs."
The Captain shook his head. "Thankfully that is resolved and our guests were on their way, however we've been recalled to Federation Space."
Cor let out the breath he didn't even know he was holding, "That's a relief. The first part, I meant. Not the whole recall." a pause, "Any particular reason, or is the Victory getting homesick?"
"The Jennarri." Elijah said blunt and to the point. "They've sent an Education Fleet with a Confessor to the last colony along the Frontier and have seized it."
This didn't sit well with Cordale. He took a breath and held it for a moment, "You'll have maximum warp in fifteen minutes, and if you need it, I can give you one oh three on the reactor." he knew well the limits of most of the reactor classes on Federation ships. "Just give the word."
No one hated the Jennarri like Cordale hated the Jennarri.
Elijah nodded. "Orders are to head to Epsilon Sigma, the last Federation Shipyard before the Frontier and meet Admiral Goddard, that's all he could divulge over Subspace."
Bertrand sighed heavily, "Which means they intend to fight. If it were a recon mission, they'd send a small er ship and we'd meet one on one with the Admiral. Gathering at a Shipyard means a rendezvous point and multiple ships."
He turned to Cor, "Anything come out of R&D that you think will give us a chance against them?"
"Nothing yet. Truth be told I'm still pouring over the schematics that we got from the Dalacari." the Thux admitted. "Nothing down the skunkworks from Starfleet as of yet. Not anything that we could install on the move anyway."
"Either way if Starfleet is intending to fight then Jennarri I want us to be in the thick of it." Elijah said to them both. "We will arrive in a couple of hours so I want us battle ready by then."
"No doubt about it, the Victory'll be ready." Cordale said with a firm nod, arms crossed over his chest.
"We haven't got long so lets hop to it shall we?" Elijah asked rhetorically as the meeting was adjourned.