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Consult the Anomaly

Posted on Sat Oct 9th, 2021 @ 9:08pm by Captain Dick Sprague

Mission: Consult the Anomaly
Location: USS Albion
Timeline: Current


It's finally time for our next mission!


{USS Albion, Bridge}

Admiral Yoshimeyer: ::on screen:: =/\=Captain Sprague, I can't thank you and your crew enough for saving me and all of Starbase 10 from my XO's conspiracy to defraud the Federation and Ferengi Empire.=/\=

Sprague: ::still unsure of what exactly happened or what he did:: "Uh, of course, Admiral!"

Yoshimeyer: =/\=I can't believe that I ever thought *you* were the one behind it.=/\= ::laughs::

Sprague: ::awkward reply laugh::

Yoshimeyer: =/\=Anyway, now that the Albion has been fully repaired, we have a mission for you...=/\=

Sprague: ::gulp::

Yoshimeyer: =/\=In sector 4595.1, we're receiving a strange repeating signal--a signal unlike any natural phenomena our best scientists have ever recorded.=/\=

Andrews: "A First Contact maybe?"

Yoshimeyer: =/\=That was our first thought as well... but there are no habitable planets in that sector. Your orders are to investigate and determine the source of the transmission. Oh, and in accordance with Federation Code 9545.2, 5,000 credits have been added to the Albion's discretionary budget--1% of the savings from uncovering the conspiracy. Time for my lunch, Yoshimeyer out!=/\=

Unknown individual:: ::arrives on the bridge and immediately enters Sprague's ready room::

Sprague: "Commander, uh, go and get us to sector, um..."

Andrews: "4595.1?"

Sprague: "Yes, that!" ::darts into the ready room::

Genno: ::raises an eyebrow:: "That didn't end well last time."

Andrews: ::goes over to Anders's station, and is also joined by Hadden:: "Who was that?"

Anders: ::presses some buttons:: "That was a Mr. Roy Rubbletree."

Hadden: "Doesn't ring a bell with me."

Anders: ::presses some more buttons:: "It seems Mr. Rubbletree runs a consulting business, specializing in speechwriting and comedy."

Andrews: "Okay, but how did he end up on this ship?"

Anders: ::presses some more buttons:: "It also seems that he was hired by our Captain for the sum of 5,000 credits."

Andrews: "We'll have to figure that out later." ::turns back toward the front of the bridge:: "Ensign Varley, plot a course for Sector 4595.1."

Varley: "Course plotted. ETA 4 days at Warp 5."

Andrews: "Engage." ::turns to the science station:: "Ensign Mack & Ensign Glass, I'll need a full scientific report on the transmissions from sector 4595.1 as soon as possible."

Mack: "Yes, sir."

Glass: "Of course, sir."

Nabarati: ::exits the turbo lift and scans the bridge::

Andrews: ::taps comm badge:: =/\=Lt. Cmdr. Spivick and Lt. Cmdr. Grexx, please meet me in the conference room.=/\=

Sprague: ::jumps out of the ready room and makes his way to the center seat:: "Wait, wait, I want to address the crew first, on video."

Rubbletree: ::in tow behind Sprague::

Andrews: "Video? That's not your usual, Captain?"

Rubbletree: "Okay, everybody, let's get it from his left, from his left--yeah, perfect, beautiful."

Sprague: ::appears on the main viewer from his command chair:: "Good morning, Albion." ::smiles:: "I mean, good afternoon!"

Rubbletree: ::cringes::

Sprague: ::clears his throat:: "Did you ever hear the one about the clown and the Ferengi in the gorilla suit?" ::looks confused:: "Oh wait, I think that was the punchline."

Rubbletree: ::facepalms::


Our new mission is to investigate the unknown transmissions coming from Sector 4595.1. We have one passenger, Roy Rubbletree, whom Sprague hired with the whistleblower reward money from the last mission. What can go wrong??? Write it!

Captain Dick Sprague
Commanding Officer
USS Albion NCC-3020


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