S1 EP10: “…like oil and water….”
SYNOPSIS: The valiant crew of the exodus make arrangements to go see the homeworld of the grrrrath after they are done here on katatia. After receiving passports and taking a shuttle down to the planet, they are greeted at a hover taxi stand for a ride to wherever they need to go. while in transit they get to taste the systems most popular beverage, “Refresh! its Purrrrrfectly good!” they make a stop to get something to eat at a local road side open air cafe called Purrrrect foodz . There the crew are greeted by a female Katatian who manages to slip a isoliniar chip into Marcus pocket. also the news shows the infection on the Volian planet is getting worse. Marcus finds the chip as soon as the katatian police show up and hands it over to Dr Bear. She puts it in her tricorder in a hidden panel for now and bluff the police that she does not have it.
about 55 minutes later they make it to the museum in the city that has the first contact ship. they found out that there were 17 people on board and 16 out of the 17 died in the attack. A lone ensign, ensign Brindle Longtail (now retired Capt.) managed to fly the ship home. A scan found Old traces of residual plasma and protonic damage mainly along the ship, but along the nacelle there was a residual disruptor trace was found! The good dr and the Chief sci officer headed to the litter box to try to decrypt the isoliniar chip, but it is quantum encrypted… near impossible to decrypt and they cannot do it there.
Thinking that they are done there , they head back to the ship to leave the system for Grrrrrath
After leaving the system. Spending a few days at warp, they meet the border which is an asteroid field that is one light year thick and cylindrical in shape. Realizing it would take more time to fly around it, they head thru the asteroid field. General analysis confirms that the primary dust is metallic in nature. Further analysis confirms that there is Ditanium , And Neutronium here. Computer records show that Neutronium comes from the heart of neutron stars and is incredibly rare. Yet the crew has found 1/2 a ton of it. The science officer and doctor confer that it might have been a Dyson Tube out here at one point that broke up billions of years ago. Further in they find a radiation field where a tachyon pulse was emitted. They come across a cylindrical piece one hundred miles in diameter which has unusual preprocessed features that confirms the theory. Deciding to launch a class 4 probe, they find out that after it lands it is destroyed upon reaching the planetoid chunk. After seeing that , they decide to come back later. A few days later they make it thru the field and are greeted by a Grrrrrath ship. given permission to enter Grrrrrath territory and they proceed along a prescribed flight path to Grrrrrath.
Upon entering the system, the exodus finds out that this system is heavily defended with fleets of ships and starbase that have huge Mass acceleration Cannons. Permission is granted to dock at starbase 32 for refueling and a 2 day pass is granted for shore leave . Upon docking they are greeted by pack master Terral who bestows the 2nd part of the information dealing with force field tech. The crew introduces COOKED BACON to the Grrrrrath ( yummy). After more discussion with pack diplomat Chayello, the treaty between Grrrrrath and earth is signed for 525 thousand tones of pre processed metals for introduction to cold fusion and a possible exchange of embassies. After the discussions, weapons tactical officer ash discovers his communicator is missing . The captain orders the ship to scan for it and it is determined that it came aboard the ship a few minutes ago and it is traced to cargo bay four.
Capt AJ Stewart orders a lock down and issues an intruder alert. The crew manages to get to cargo bay 4 and scans for life signs. Nothing shows up. That is when the captain orders misty to scan using her abilities. Misty finds out its Katrina fulffybottom from the katatian homeworld they met at the rest stop! she leaps out and asks for the iso stick and she offers us 200k Energy credits for it. Of course the crew refuses and that is when she vanishes . The captain using his trickery manages to trick her into showing herself and knocks her out with a hypo spray. They strip her of her cat suit and misty begins to interrogate her in the brig.
The crew finds out that the other stick to decrypt is in the possession of an info broker on Vrill at the Allcome cafe where a 3rd party is to meet! Deciding to do that after they go scan the war memorial on Grrrrrath, they leave her in the brig for now.
After going to the war memorial on the planet , they determine that on the Grrrrrath ship, its nacelle has residual traces of disruptor fire ( in the 25 gigajoule range). the crew decides to call their broker on vrill to determine the signature…..
Unfortunately apparently the outbreak is bad on vrill! the banking is locked down for now because 15 square city blocks on vrill is infected with the bugs!!! they determine that 30 more surrounding blocks will be disintegrated to contain the outbreak. Luckily they manage to find a level 10 broker on the the other side of vrill named VAN. Discussions with him after they send the data determine the following : The weapon was a Heavy disruptor cannon of Narrian make. The Narrians have cloaking tech, and their empire is 9 parsecs away from the current kataian/grrrrrath conflict! the republic of narr has been in a 500 year conflict with the Empire of Kalah. and it is possible that it is heating up again. Also determined is that a tachyon pulse is commonly given out by an anti-matter/matter reactor. they pay him to lock down the information for 1 month with an option to renew.
( end music , roll credits)
like oil and water
April 29, 2012 18:23
S1 EP10: “…like oil and water….”
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