Adventure Source: Living Campaign Adventure 04
Game Date: February 9 2020
Session Post: https://www.ob1knorrb.com/sta-episode-5-convoy-se-119/
Teaser: The Kimura must escort a convoy of merchant vessels carrying supplies from Narendra Station to a small research outpost deep within the Shackleton Expanse. Because the exploration of the Expanse is a joint concern between the Federation and the Klingon Empire, the Kimura is supported by a Klingon cruiser, the K’Vort-class bird-of-prey I.K.S. Mupwl’ (Hammer), under the command of Captain Akul.
- Cmd. O’Nnyah (Raven)
- Ensign Wolfgang Ratzel (Terry)
- Lt. Kirkuurzhaav th’Zoarhi (Trevor)
- Lt. Cmd. Rowan Tonelli (Jaime)
- Lt. Cmd. Sivath (Garrett)
- Lt. Cmd. Reittan Andreas (Jon)
- Lt. Cmd. Tu’Pari (Nick)
- Captain Akul – Commander of I.K.S. Mupwl’
- Cmd. Natalie Sigmund, Star Fleet Intelligence (off screen, message only)
Notable Information: The electromagnetic eddies in the region are actually components of a much larger insterstellar cloud spanning part of this sector of the Shackleton Expanse. In addition, an analysis of eddy drift patterns suggests that some of the eddies are not naturally occurring.
The U.S.S. Kimura, along with the Klingon Bird of Prey I.K.S. Mupwl’ were assigned to to shepherd a convoy to Array 3-5, one of the joint Federation-Klingon research posts deep within the Expanse. They dropped some of the crew, including the Captain, off at the Epsilon 19 research station in the Osarin system and continued on their way to Array 3-5.
They soon lose contact with the crew left behind at Epsilon 19, but this wasn’t unexpected because of the strange electromagnetic disturbances in the area they were travelling through. They receive a message from Starfleet Intelligence, specifically from Commander Natalie Sigmund whom they encountered in the B’el’th paH star system while dealing with a plague there.
The message was an authorization for one of the cargo ships to leave the convoy for approximately one day and then rendezvous back with it.
Several hours after the cargo ship leaves, just past the halfway point to Array 3-5, the Mupwl’ suffers an explosion as the convoy is hit by a sudden electromagnetic pulse. This drops all the ships in the convoy out of warp. The Kimura loses secondary power systems and one of the of the cargo transports also loses engines and starts drifting.
The Kimura is able to use it’s tractor beam to pull the cargo ship back into position. They sent a few of the engineering crew over to the transport to assist with repairs, opting to use a shuttle rather than risk the transporters. The repairs go well and are just being finished up when two heavily armed pirate freighters show up with a dozen supporting fighters.
The large Orion ships kept the two escorts busy, eventually the Kimura and Mupwl’ do enough damage to destroy one of the Orion ships and cripple the other, but the fighters managed to get a boarding party onto the tanker and go to warp with it.
The Kimura pursued, taking out several of the fighers and managing to beam a security team on board the tanker. A brief battle took place in the corridors of the tanker and the away team quickly regained control of the tanker and were able to return to the convoy, along with several prisoners.
In the meantime, the Mupwl’ had destroyed the other Orion ship, claiming it was attempting to escape.
The last few repairs were made to the ships and the convoy continued on its way. The additional cargo ship rejoined the convoy several hours later, and they successfully made it to Array 3-5. A victory party ensued, with Captain Akul and the crew of the Mupwl’, who were impressed with how well the Kimura and her crew had handled themselves in combat.
On the return trip, the Kimura picked up a Borg Sphere at the edge of their sensor range in a system they were passing by. It appeared to be inactive. The Klingons didn’t detect it and the Command staff decided not to share the information with them as they were sure the Klingons would want to stop to investigate, possibly endangering the convoy.
They made note of the location of the sphere and continued on to Narendra Station, stopping at Epsilon 19 to collect the Captain and the rest of the crew.