Mission 23: Would Angels Fear ? Jan 26, 2013 0:37:37 GMT
Post by Carl Torek on Jan 26, 2013 0:37:37 GMT
Aboard Admiral Tetsutaro's ship:
The USS Hinoiri was heading for the last know co-ordinates of the Raven. Sato didn't really expect to find anything the Cordovin or Federation search vessels hadn't already processed. But he just needed to be out there, doing something, anything ...
"Admiral." Captain Hara said quietly, "I have reviewed all information thus far attained on the supposed destruction or disappearance of the Raven. If you look at the data Sir, several Cordovin vessels changed course suddenly some forty seven hours ago. They were seen by a Ferengi trader heading toward the Debbek System. If we are reasonably sure that the Cordovin had information on the Raven, it is possible they went in search. We can triangulate their course from the location and heading supplied by the Ferengi."
"And where would that take us Captain ?"
"There are numerous systems on that heading, but I would suggest if Captain Watson is indeed attempting to capture this El-Kamat person, and wishes to use him to prove Commodore Torek's innocence, then he would head for one of the less populated systems along that heading." Hara was handed a PADD by his Exec' and bowed to Tetsutaru before reading ... He turned to his Helm Officer, "Helm, alter course ... New heading ... One six seven point four. Increase speed to warp seven." He turned to the Admiral and bowed once more:
"Sir. We have received information that a Cordovin vessel was fired upon and severely damaged . The Cordovin ruling council have placed the blame, unsurprisingly, on Captain Watson. They have issued orders that the Raven not be allowed to return to star base forty seven, and must be captured or destroyed ... I have altered course to intercept the vessels sent to rescue any survivors of the attack. Should I inform the Section Admiral of our intentions ?"
"No ......" Sato said, looking around the Bridge, "We shall approach the area as part of the search and offer our assistance, It is possible we could gain intelligence relevant to our own search. If any of the Cordovin vessels have information on the Raven, then I will want to know that information. I intend to acquire it by whatever means necessary !"
"Pardon Admiral, but you are of course aware of the cessation of diploma ........"
"I am 'FULLY' aware Captain, thus my order not to inform Command of our intentions. While I cannot remedy the diplomatic issues between our races, Nor do I want to be the reason we went to war ... If you wish to signify your disapproval of my actions, then please do so in the log."
"Admiral ..." Hara said, aghast, "I would never consider such action. I, along with all your crew are behind you Sir. I beg forgiveness if my comments made you think otherwise." the Captain finished, almost kneeling before his superior in reverence.
"No more of that Yori ... We have been friends for many years, I do not need you at my feet ... I do not intend to fire of the Cordovin vessels, but if information is not forthcoming, I may need to alter my decision accordingly. Is that understood my friend ?"
"I will not allow the Raven, or Commodore Torek, be taken as a trophy by the Cordovin just to satisfy their misguided belief that a federation Captain could commit the crimes he is charged with ... I shall retire to my quarters for now. Please inform me when we are close to our objective Yori."
Sato got up from his seat slowly, then entered the turbo-lift ... He needed rest ..........