Beta Quadrant Jul 15, 2020 18:25:59 GMT
Post by Carl Torek on Jul 15, 2020 18:25:59 GMT
United Federation of Planets Headquarters. Earth
Stardate: 2406.04.0713 - 16:30 hrs
Federation Presidents Office
The Efrosian President, Ra-ghorennii, thanked the Council Members ..... It had been a long meeting, reviewing numerous issues, but thankfully everyone seemed satisfied with the decisions made. As the Delegates filed out, Captain Noaht Kep, the President's Risien Aide-de-Camp entered. He nodded to the Deputy Commander-in-Chief, Section Admiral Efal Krist, who was stood at the cabinets pouring himself a large whiskey:
"Noah, let's make sure the Grazerite delegate leaves the surface without too much trouble shall we..." Krist said as he was handed a PADD, "... What's this?"
"We received it a few hours ago, it's data, fragmented, from a Ruwan Freighter... It had passed through Yattho Space in the Beta Quadrant, en-route to the Antede Star System when it's long-range sensors picked up a massive disturbance..." the Aide transferred the information to the large wall-mounted viewscreen and continued, "... They believe it was the remnants of a collapsing wormhole,"
"A wormhole collapse wouldn't cause this damage," Krist commented.
"Under normal circumstances, no Admiral, but the Ruwan Captain picked up emissions on a quantum level, or so he believes, gravitational flux has made it almost impossible to get any better information at present, but it certainly wasn't you're 'run of the mill' wormhole collapse, that's for sure,"
"It is close to the border with the Alpha Quadrant?"
"Yes, Mister President, close to the Yattho Star System which is on the furthermost reaches of the Klingon Empire," the Aide confirmed.
"Well, even the Klingon's don't bother with that region of space, the Yattho keep to themselves, so it normally wouldn't attract our attention. These images were taken from the Pascal Deep Range Array..." Kep said, changing the images, "... They are no better than the others, but they 'do' show something, here, and here....." he pointed to two distinct 'blurs' on the screen.
"..... and they are?" the Sector Admiral asked refilling his glass.
"Hard to tell, but one could be a moon or small planetary body, it looks to be comparable to Earths Moon, slightly larger possibly, but we can't confirm that at this point. The second could be something that sheered off the moon, it's possible that the body came through the wormhole, practically destroying itself in the process, or maybe it was here when the wormhole collapsed and was devastated by the resulting emissions?"
"Do we have any vessels in that area?" Ra-ghorennii asked. the Risian Aide checked Starship deployment then nodded:
"The Science Vessel, USS James Clark Maxwell is in the Antede Star System, approximately forty light-years away,"
"Have them contacted, ask them to divert and carry out scans of the region, but instil on them that they must not venture too close, the last thing we need is the Klingon's going em-masse into the region," the President ordered.
"The Yattho, didn't they petition for Federation membership independent of the Klingons?" Krist asked.
"Yes Sir, their application is still under review, apparently, the Klingon's are none too happy at one of their 'fold' wanting independence. They have objected to the petition every time it's come to the Council,"
"Very well..." Ra-ghorennii commented, rising from his seat behind the ornate desk, "Please keep me, informed Captain. Now, if there is nothing else, I do believe my wife is expecting me, we are having, guests," Krist and Noaht left the office, the President contacted his home to say he was on his way home ..........