Adventure Source: GURPS TransHuman Space – Orbital Decay (heavily modified)
Game Date: May 17 2020
Session Post: No Session Post
Teaser: While conducting a stellar and planetary survey mission to a remote part of the Shackleton Expanse near Sigma Librae and the Romulan Star Empire and encrypted signal is picked up emanating from a near by solar system. Sensors sporadically pick up what seems to be a space station orbiting a Class-M planet. The station seems to be blinking in and out of existence and the signal is not repeated.
- Cmd. O’Nnyah (Raven) (Away Team)
- Ensign Wolfgang Ratzel (Terry) (Away Team)
- Lt. Kirkuurzhaav th’Zoarhi (Trevor)
- Lt. Cmd. Sivath (Garrett)
- Lt. Cmd. Reittan Andreas (Jon)
- Captain T’Kor (Terry)
- Lt. Oqwadel (Raven)
- Chief Petty Officer Dallas Brenner (Jon) (Away Team)
- Cmd. Xedrik (Trevor) (Away Team)
- Lt Cmd. Taemin Rahn (Garrett) (Away Team)
- Cmd. Natalie Sigmund, Star Fleet Intelligence (off screen, message only)
Notable Information: A short burst message from Cmd. Natalie Sigmund was sent, requesting the Kimura make a course alteration to a nearby “system of interest”.
Scans of the system show a class M planet with life forms up to the primate level, but no civilizations. An object briefly appears every fifteen minutes for a few seconds at a time, this is determined to be an old Romulan Space Station that is cloaked except the central core gets exposed when an encoded message is sent every 15 minutes.
A Romulan body in a EVA suit is recovered, a Romulan. It is infected with a virus very similar to the one that caused the plague in the B’el’th paH star system several months previous. That was when the crew of the Kimura first met Natalie Sigmund. An unknown second virus is also detected in the Romulan’s body. The corpse is left in the EVA suit in a stasis field and moved to Med Lab 2.
The crew figures they may have as little as two hours before a Romulan Warbird could show up, so an away team is sent to the Space Station.
The Station seems to be unoccupied except for several diseased rats, and a diseased primate which attacks the crew when caught between two groups of crew members. The Away team finds the Operations Centre and downloads the encrypted Communications logs.
At the same time, about 90 minutes since the Away Team left, Lt. Zhaav, who had been continually scanning for cloaked vessels, picks up a cloaked small craft, about twice the size of a Runabout, about to ram the Kimura.
Some fancy last second maneuvering by Zhaav causes the small ship to miss the Kimura, but it then slams into the space station.
A few minutes later, as the crew of the Kimura is recovering from the drastic maneuvering, the Security Chief receives a call from near the Med Lab. “Send help! It’s alive and …”. The communication cuts out.Continue reading ‘STA Mission Report 09 – Orbital Decay Part 1’ »