30/10/2017 at 21:27 #30652Leonard HallParticipant
THIS DOCUMENT IS PUBLISHED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE
TERRAN STELLAR NAVY
RECORD, ANALYZE, REPORT ACT
SECURITY CLEARANCE LEVEL THREE
BRIDGE OFFICERS AND INTELLIGENCE STAFF EYES ONLY
OPERATIONAL DEBRIEFING FOLLOWS….
The 4LD, consisting of TSN Sabre, TSN Viper, and the Section Blue frigate designated TSN Excalibur, was deployed to the Atlantis sector to patrol and protect RS-261 and the Cosmic Icosahedron from any attacks. Starting in sector I, the division patrolled trailing towards sector V. In sector II, Caltrons were sighted moving towards sector III. The division moved into sector III, where the Cosmic Icosahedron was being studied, and encountered several fleets of Caltrons. As a result of her hull coming into direct contact with Caltrons and being in range of the Icosahedron the TSN Viper suffered a total assimilation of its primary board computer, resulting in IFF Transponder mismatches, fleet sensor tracking failures for CIC, and eventually an attempt to turn the ship against TSN assets. While the ship’s life support systems were cut off and her atmosphere vented into space, the TSN Excalibur fried the computer circuitry with an EMP strike against the unshielded Viper. The crew donned their safety gear and ejected themselves as well as a certain officer’s coffee pot. Further information on the coffee pot’s actually unusual nature is withheld pending a full analysis, but it has been determined by field operatives that it played a role in the attempted subversion of the ship. With the Viper fully disabled and surviving personnel evacuated, it was towed by ISS forces to be temporarily impounded by Naval Intelligence while the computer circuitry is fully gutted and replaced.
Based on readings observed in the Cosmic Icosahedron, Section Blue operatives were able to triangulate the location of another artifact in Erebus I. The division, now consisting of TSN Sabre, TSN Horizon, and TSN Excalibur, was ordered to execute a deep strike to recover the artifact from the station housing it, designated C-12. Sabre and Horizon distracted most of the enemy forces in the area while Excalibur dropped two teams of marines onto the station to search for the artifact. A few of the marines were injured when they blasted open a door leading to their objective, but there were no fatalities. Once the marines secured the artifact, they retreated to an extraction zone and were recovered by Excalibur’s shuttle. Once all marines were safely aboard, the division high-tailed it back to Cronus gate. The division was greeted at the gate by a large fleet of Hegemony ships. TSN Sabre and Zolmari forces distracted them while Horizon and Excalibur moved to the gate’s position. Once Sabre rejoined the other ships, the division entered the gate and returned home to Promethean Command. ONI is currently analyzing the artifact and will release information on a need-to-know basis.
…OPERATIONAL DEBRIEFING ENDS
CURRENT FLEET INTELLIGENCE:
Upon entering the Cronus System a Caltron rift opened near the Jump Gate to Erebus on the Cronus side. The rift sucked up large amounts of particulate matter from the nebula. These moving dust clouds became dense enough to register as asteroids on sensors. If Caltrons have gained the ability to subvert Jump Gates it is a significant tactical impediment to all sides. Worse however would be if a Gate is rendered non-functional or completely destroyed, as the anchored Jump Point may drift out of place or be lost entirely. A single front war through Volantis and Sierra is not as beneficial to us as it sounds.
ONI anticipates more conventional action next cycle, although more special operations from Section Blue are bound to follow the events of this cycle. Field Operatives claim they are getting close to putting the pieces of something very substantial together, more information to be provided within the secure halls of mission briefing rooms.
TSN Viper’s unusual loss from the active roster means the fleet will be down some heavy brawling capability. ONI recommends pairing up more tightly and focusing fire efficiently to down targets when proceeding to close range. While Sabre and Lancer’s beam firepower is formidable, Horizon’s is passable at best and Excalibur, when deployed, remains purely a support element.
Officers should be aware that some Kralien ships have been seen to declare as Zolmari at unexpected times, including when surrounded by non-Zolmari. All reasonable efforts should be made to ensure that they are able to escape safely, once they have made themselves known.
Keep the Section Blue frigate assigned as close support at least until the problems with her power generation are resolved. Suggest refocusing her long-range emitters to enable at least measurable damage to a capital ship even at the cost of lateral coverage.
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