Story Planning Document: Return to the Dedjoy System
Posted on Tue Mar 10th, 2020 @ 10:01am by Rear Admiral Farenia Meowlith & Captain Enalia Telvan & Lieutenant Mona Gonadie & Petty Officer 2nd Class Ila Dedjoy & Emergency Medical Hologram (Adam Power) Mk X & Ahreva Malana & Death & Az'Prel & Aiva One & Maica III 47 & Kodria Mizu & Hera & Riov (Captain) Dalia Rendal & Baroness 3rd Class Sarika & Commander Rita Paris & Lieutenant Commander Mnhei'sahe Dox & Lieutenant Commander Thex sh'Zoarhi & Lieutenant Commander Sonak & Lieutenant Samuel Clemens XV & Lieutenant JG Tovanna Mah & Ensign Weiaex & Ensign Briaar Gavarus & Ensign Fiona O'Dell & Petty Officer 2nd Class 'Big Ethel' Jablonski & Petty Officer 3rd Class S'Rina Wil'I'Ams & Petty Officer 3rd Class V'Nus Wil'I'Ams & Jaeih Dox-t'Aan & Artan Pirate Helev t'Liun & Deihu (Senator) Verelan t'Rul
Edited on on Wed Apr 1st, 2020 @ 3:41pm
Mission: OOC Documents
Return to the Dedjoy System:
After Admiral Meowlith received word that an Oberth class science vessel performing a scientific study in the Dedjoy system on the Primordius planet has vanished. Thus the Hera is dispatched to investigate, as the planet is still considered classified.
The missing ship is the U.S.S. Turing. Captain Marnia DeVonis, human, leads an away team to investigate Primordious, classified as Object: X3357-665. The away team in a shuttle consists of Flight officer Ensign Shing, Exobotanist Garcia, Geologist Ka’Tang, Science Chief S’aked, Exobiologist Flures, and a security detachment of three officers.
Returning to the remains of the GodMachine, Primordious, now an enormous cone shaped planet with uncategorized forms of primordial life and a Class L atmosphere, the Hera sends crews in the Cyclones to investigate the surface as scans are being absorbed and not returning data. Scans are being absorbed and converted to energy by the living crystals. Plus the core of the planet was formed from neutronium.
Memory Alpha: Neutronium is a rare, dense mineral, found naturally in the cores of neutron stars. It was impossible to scan inside neutronium. Despite many readings and theories, the Federation was never able to produce neutronium artificially.
That means that you can scan outside, but inside the cone the scanners are useless. Assuming that while Primordius himself was transformed, that core of neutronium is still there, and someday might just become a star. Shit, that's what we should have done the first time, have Primordius become a star and it would become a binary system. Missed opportunity there.
The Oberth class ship is disabled and powerless in a decaying orbit. The crew is still alive, but only on emergency life support and the crew is largely locked up as the crewmembers with psionic sensitivity are affected by the signals from the crystals. The Hera's shielding will protect our crew from the worst of this, but characters like Sonak and to a lesser degree, Dox and Mona, will be aware of it.
The black crystals are still filled with protomatter 'Genesis' energy and are still evolving.
The Cyclones find the remaining survivors on the surface, running and fighting various creatures.
Perhaps dispatch the Thunderchicken, the Banshee AND the new WarChicken to save the science expedition.
Since Dedjoy has black crystals in her, perhaps the excess Genesis energy begins to get pulled into her and some of her crystals start evolving and infect the ships systems and the R&D department and the mechs are infected?
The evolving crystals are good, and they are still growing, trying to achieve something because they don't understand the universe- they are essentially an infant life form thrust through evolution by the genesis waves. Since dedjoy is a part of them, how about if the core of the episode is that Dedjoy needs to learn to communicate with them, to help them begin to achieve what they want, rather than just blindly probing out the universe. Or something like that. I like the perils along the way, just proposing this as a solution in the last 10 minutes.
Through communication, Dedjoy directs them and gives the crystal beings purpose and they draw back the remaining Genesis energy, clearing the ships of infection. Maybe they start overgrowing the neutronium shell and this particular world will become a literal space geode?
From the Hera, Captain Telvan dispatches separate teams to investigate the mystery...
The Away Mission into Primordious-
Rita and Sonak take the Cyclone, 'Curiosity' to explore the interior of the conically shaped planet to uncover what happened to the missing shuttle, it's expedition team and Captain Marnia DeVonis of the USS Turing. Shields will fail to force an emergency landing and a little chaos on the surface of the interior of Primordious.
The Away Mission to the USS Turing-
The Runabout THOR, having been outfitted with Dedjoy's enhanced shields, will be sent to the other side of Primordious, where the Turing will be found with enhanced sensors, to be adrift and on minimal life support. Power is continuing to be drained, meaning the rescue team is on the clock to get there and save the Turing before the magnetic shielding that contains the engine's Anti-Matter is drained causing an explosion.
Shuttle Pilot Ensign Waeiex, Mission Commander Thex, Doctor Mah, Biologist Malana and a security detachment, (Perhaps V'Nus and S'Rina) dock on the Turing, discover the crew mostly passed out from low oxygen. Thex has to restore the ship's power and institute Dedjoy's shield mods on the Turing to save it while Doctor Mah helps the injured.
Understanding the Crystals-
Yeoman Dedjoy and Jaeih are sent into the POD to try and uncover the mystery of the strange signals Primordious seems to be sending out that are draining energy from ambient space, while the Hera and her ships are protected by Dedjoy's enhanced shielding.