USS Spectre (NCC-8741)
Ships Log, Lt Remae Ktell, Acting First Officer and Chief Engineering Officer Stardate 2414.10.15
Remae entered the First Officers private office, somewhere he hadn't visited since he was made Acting First Officer. He thought back over the events in past several hours, he had been on duty longer then he could remember but he wanted to update his log during this quiet moment in the mission.
"Computer, open First Officer's log, this stardate and startime.. flag this report a general status report and transmit to Starfleet Command when we are out of this void.", he said sitting down at the computer terminal.
He read quickly the previous report from the Captain... before deciding what to add:
"The Tsinkada Void has proven to be a lot more trouble that we imagined. The psi bubble created by Dr Riven has been compromised and the crew are expecting hallucinations but, even so, they are coping with these, overcoming each and returning to their duties. A lesser crew would have gone mad!", he said to the computer, smiling at their dedication and even good humour, under the circumstances.
"We found the Garallon, the Marines are on board but we've lost contact with them... I managed to rig an energy beam to provide some power to that dead ship... and then we can find out what is happening."
"Back on the Spectre, the crew has been split into two groups, one with medical problems and ones with psychological issues including Dr Riven and Dr Kirien. Riven recently explained to me what is happening with the void and the other telepaths on the ship. The attack on them was similar to a previous event on the USS Mystique."
"Computer, end the log there.", he said standing once again. It had been sometime since he had returned to the Bridge. He headed out to return to his position.
Current Mission Overview
"Captain's log - Stardate 2414.10.14"
After arriving at the perimeter of the Tsinkada Void and finding no trace of the Garallon, we have now proceeded into the expanse. Tension is high in this place, a presence of some kind appearing to shadow us and interacting with the conscious minds of the crew in a manner that defies logic. Dr Riven has managed to create a psi bubble to protect us from the effects of this presense and has assembed what can only be termed, a 'telepathic relay', between those of the crew that possess such abilities, myself included, in order to bolster its efficacy.
Initial scans via our Class 2 probe have identified what appears to be a warp signature, but the size of that signature excludes the possibility that we are seeing the Garallon. It is my belief that what we are seeing is its warp core, although why it has been jetisoned I can only speculate at this moment in time.
The USS Spectre is what is known as a Black Ops vessel, this means that when a mission calls for covert operations, particularly beyond enemy lines or in enemy space, the Spectre is the ship that is called upon. She is unique in the fleet in that she is fitted with a phased cloak in order that she may carry out these most special of missions.
The Spectre fought the "war without a fleet", in the Federation Civil War.
She is currently under the command of Captain T'Vhor who was promoted to Captain after her previous Captain Remae Ktell was involved in a landmine incident on the occupied planet Betazed which cruelly robbed him of his lower limbs.
Lt (Sg) Remae Ktell is her current Acting First Officer.
Registry Number and Current Configuration
USS Spectre NCC 8741 Designated Explorer/Refit Interceptor Starbase 968
Specific Mission Timeline
2407.01.17 - The USS Spectre mounts an away team mission on Betazed under the command of Captain Remae K'Tell to retrieve Debora Ansara, the niece of Federation renegade Admiral Rodrigo Doenitz. The Mission is a success but Captain Remae suffers an accident resulting in the loss of his lower limbs and is duly medically incapacitated from duty. First Officer T'Vhor assumes command of the Spectre.
2407.02.02 - As a direct response to information received during the Betazed retrieval mission, the Spectre is ordered into Romulan space under DOA (denial of awareness) clause, it's mission, to find and retrieve the usurped Federation President, Rondar Nell.
2407.02.05 - Rondar Nell is found living in a forested camp on Carraya IV and is subsequently transferred to the Boudicca.
2407.04.15 - Reports to 52nd fleet command signify that Captain Talasario of the Doenitz loyal vessel USS Alacrity, intends to defect with a significant intelligence database along with four other vessels. The USS Spectre is ordered to the Arachnid Nebula to effect rendezvous and assessment of the situation.
2407.06.29 - The USS Spectre successfully negotiates terms of ITD and the USS Alacrity, Swansea, Cathay, Wilhelm Steinitz and Kissimee form a specific battle group alongside the Klingon Vessels IKS B'Quaj'ah, Ha'Quj, Tong, Pach and the SuvwL'Vaj.
2407.07.09 - The new alliance battle group consisting of the above joins the battle at the MDP resulting in the fall of Starbase Valhalla.
2408.02.04 - Spectre Mission. 'The Gates of Prometheus' - Heading out for an encounter with the Borg, and an adventure with time.
2413 - Spectre Mission. 'Cry Havok and Let Slip the Dogs of War' - A waterworld, narcotic agents, bandits and a very special vessel await us in a mission that will throw the Spectre into uncharted, and unimaginable conditions that go against it's very design!
2414.03.10 - 'Slipstream' - Mystery, intrigue and danger lurk aboard a research station apparently devoid of life, but hiding a multi-dimensional mystery that is beyond belief itself.
More then One?
Yes, there is more then one USS Spectre buzzing around, 3 in the current universe, I wanted to get 1 back from the Alt Timeline Utopia Planitia the last time we played it, circa 2402-2404, of course, we brought it in the current timeline along with all the members of Utopia Planitia, gee... confusing much?
The other Spectres? At least one of them is a long, long way away in the Gamma Quadrant, if memory serves... the other? No idea, maybe I need to think something up? :)
|Ships of the 52nd Fleet|
|Flagships: USS Steel Talons | USS Nights Watch|
|Active: USS Soval | USS Spectre | USS Gannicus|
|Active Starbases: Starbase Geneva | Spacedock Phoenix | Starbase 718 | Starbase 989|