Pt 4 • Disaster ... The Wormhole ... Jan 14, 2020 16:38:31 GMT
Post by Carl Torek on Jan 14, 2020 16:38:31 GMT
SD: 2406.04.10 .. 20:40 hrs
Following Departure from Starbase ::
Carl was sat contemplating their upcoming investigations into the recently discovered wormhole while his Executive Officer was overseeing their departure .....
During their transit out to one million kilometres from the Starbase, they had travelled at full impulse only... Once hey reached a safe distance, Commander Blakus requested the Starbase raise shields... This was a precaution as the Raven had not been given time to test the new warp core and realignment of the nacelle. Should anything go wrong the distance and the Starbase' shields would prevent damage. Andae ordered the ship to a full stop while final checks were carried out, then, satisfied, he reported to Torek that they were ready.
"OK. Helm bring us to warp one. Current heading," Carl ordered. Commander Marionette, Helm Officer, confirmed the order and almost instantaneously, the Sovereign Class Raven entered the netherworld of warp velocity... With Blakus receiving word that the warp engines were holding at nominal levels, he instructed they increase to Warp Nine. Commander Marionette confirmed their arrival at the aCen System to be ninety hours eight minutes. The Comms Officer contacted the Enzio and Maracanda to appraise them of their ETA .....
Entering aCen System ::
"Helm, drop to full impulse... Coms, contact the Enzio and inform them we have arrived in the System." Calli said as Duty Bridge Officer, "Contact Admiral Torek and Commander Blakus of our status also,"
Ten minutes later both Senior Officers stepped out of the turbo-lift onto the Bridge:
"Comms, please inform the Enzio that we will hold station one quarter million kilometres from their position and await orders," Carl said as he dropped into the recently vacated centre seat, "Let's run what diagnostics we can, no point in going in there unprepared. Besides, it will keep everyone busy"
"Sir, Section Admiral Gheskori is currently aboard the Maracanda, his Exec' Commander M@Vaz, requests you close the distance and begin scans of the wormhole event horizon. He is sending over all their data thus far for review."
"Thank you, Lieutenant..." Blakus answered, "... Helm, take us to one thousand kilometres from the Enzio and Maracanda and hold position,"
"Aye, Sir," Marionette confirmed .... The Raven began to approach the jaw-dropping phenomenon that was the wormhole. Despite their knowledge and technical advances, you couldn't help but wonder at the sight. Even though the image on the view-screen was digitally enhanced, it still made an impressive sight. The Raven's Science Division, along with Tactical, had already begun examining the data provided by the Enzio, and knew that numerous personnel were apparently stranded on the phantom Starbase. But, efforts were being explored as to how to repatriate them to one of the Federation vessels with all due haste, given the fact that the Starbase itself was succumbing to the immense gravitational stresses, and would likely be crushed out of existence in hours if not less.