Episode 4: Shelley's Monster

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Mission Info

Status Completed Mission
Description Finally locating the USS Shelley and the creature that has plagued the Volan Expanse, the Defiant crew must find a way to stay alive while working to stop the menace that has destroyed entire worlds.
Mission Group Season 1
Start Date Wed Dec 31st, 1969 @ 5:00pm
End Date Thu Sep 28th, 2017 @ 12:11pm

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Title Timeline Location
Debrief and Repairs
by Captain Christopher James & Admiral Virginia Haster
Stardate 2263.145, MD 13 Starbase Arcadia
In Its Grasp
by Captain Christopher James & Commander Gerald Holmes & Lieutenant Caroline Isley & Lieutenant Surovec & Lieutenant 'Iron Kitty' Ang & Lieutenant JG Tophen Hox & Ensign K'Muss & Lieutenant Ian Acainus & Commodore Ari Serce
Stardate 2263.139, MD 7 USS Defiant, Unknown
Into The Fire
by Captain Christopher James & Lieutenant Ian Acainus
Backpost Akadia
Monsters in the Dark
by Captain Christopher James & Commander Gerald Holmes & Lieutenant Caroline Isley & Lieutenant Surovec & Lieutenant 'Iron Kitty' Ang & Lieutenant JG Tophen Hox & Ensign Rafe Caradec & Ensign K'Muss & Lieutenant Ian Acainus
Stardate 2263.139, MD 7 Unknown
Meeting the other cat
by Ensign K'Muss & Lieutenant 'Iron Kitty' Ang
Mess Hall
Getting to know the Comms Officer
by Lieutenant JG Tophen Hox & Captain Christopher James
Stardate 2263.133, MD 1 Captain's Ready Room, USS Defiant
The Cult of Ash'lahn
by Commander Gerald Holmes & Captain Christopher James & Lieutenant Caroline Isley & Lieutenant Surovec & Lieutenant 'Iron Kitty' Ang & Lieutenant JG Tophen Hox & Ensign Rafe Caradec & Ensign K'Muss & Lieutenant Ian Acainus & Master Chief Petty Officer Amelia Redgrave & Ensign Claire Lafayette
Stardate 2263.140, MD 8 USS Defiant & USS Shelley, Unknown
Confronting Crewman Miles
by Captain Christopher James & Lieutenant 'Iron Kitty' Ang & Ensign Rafe Caradec & Chief Warrant Officer Lipat
Stardate 2263.139, MD 7 Ship Defense Systems Control Room
Shot'em up bang bang
by Commander Gerald Holmes & Lieutenant 'Iron Kitty' Ang
Backpost Defiant Weapon's range
Diplomatic Cait
by Lieutenant Ian Acainus & Lieutenant 'Iron Kitty' Ang
Backpost Rec room
A Few Tricks Left Up Her Sleeve
by Commander Gerald Holmes & Captain Christopher James & Lieutenant Caroline Isley & Ensign K'Muss & Lieutenant Ian Acainus & Ensign Kaln Thiriv
Stardate 2263.139, MD 7 USS Shelley, Unknown
Contingency Plans
by Captain Christopher James & Ensign Claire Lafayette & Lieutenant Commander Bradley Hayes & Lieutenant Surovec & Lieutenant 'Iron Kitty' Ang & Ensign Rafe Caradec & Ensign Kaln Thiriv & Petty Officer 3rd Class Duncan Langford
Backpost USS Defiant, Deep Space
A Means of Escape
by Ensign Claire Lafayette & Lieutenant Commander Bradley Hayes
Stardate 2263.139, MD 7 Engineering, USS Defiant
Backchannels
by Captain Christopher James & Lieutenant Surovec & Lieutenant JG Tophen Hox
Stardate 2263.139, MD 7 Bridge, USS Defiant
Well, that's a problem...
by Captain Christopher James & Lieutenant 'Iron Kitty' Ang & Ensign Rafe Caradec
Stardate 2263.139, MD 7 USS Defiant, Unknown
Heading Aboard
by Captain Christopher James & Commander Gerald Holmes & Lieutenant Caroline Isley & Ensign K'Muss & Lieutenant Ian Acainus & Ensign Kaln Thiriv
Stardate 2263.139, MD 7 Defiant and Shelley, Pocket Universe
Home Coming
by Captain Christopher James & Lieutenant Ian Acainus
Stardate 2263.117 (Backpost) Akadia
The Shelley
by Captain Christopher James & Commander Gerald Holmes & Lieutenant Commander Bradley Hayes & Lieutenant Caroline Isley & Lieutenant Surovec & Lieutenant 'Iron Kitty' Ang & Lieutenant JG Tophen Hox & Ensign K'Muss & Lieutenant Ian Acainus
Stardate 2263.139, MD 7 USS Defiant, Unknown
The Bunker (Part 3)
by Captain Christopher James & Master Chief Petty Officer Amelia Redgrave & Lieutenant Surovec & Lieutenant 'Iron Kitty' Ang & Lieutenant JG Tophen Hox & Ensign Rafe Caradec
Stardate 2263.136, MD 4 Abandoned City, Lena V
Meet
by Ensign Rafe Caradec & Ensign K'Muss
Stardate 2263.139 MD 01 Intel Suite
Loud Thoughts
by Captain Christopher James & Lieutenant Caroline Isley & Lieutenant JG Tophen Hox
Stardate 2263.134, MD 2 Defiant Officer's Lounge
Physical of Ensign Caradec
by Commander Gerald Holmes & Ensign Rafe Caradec
2263.114, MD 16 @ 1630 Hours USS Defiant - Sickbay
Don't let it burst your bubble
by Commander Gerald Holmes & Captain Christopher James & Lieutenant Commander Bradley Hayes & Lieutenant Caroline Isley & Ensign K'Muss & Lieutenant Ian Acainus
Stardate 2263.136, MD 4 USS Defiant, Unknown
Culture and Cuisine
by Captain Christopher James & Lieutenant Ian Acainus
Stardate 2263.117 (Backpost) Officer's Mess, USS Defiant
Retrieval of the Logs (Part 2A)
by Captain Christopher James & Lieutenant Surovec & Lieutenant 'Iron Kitty' Ang & Lieutenant JG Tophen Hox
Stardate 2263.136, MD 4 Abandoned City, Lena V

Mission Summary

The Defiant is dispatched to investigate the remains of the lost colony of Lena V, the last major attack by the Entity of the Volan Expanse. Upon arriving, they find several things amiss with the system. The atmosphere is much colder than it should be, the orbital satellites destroyed.

An away team beams down to the surface to investigate one of the crashed satellites, while Defiant itself investigates the last intact one in space. The away team successfully retrieves the logs, but is quickly attacked by the puppetted bodies of the former colonists. Meanwhile in orbit, the Defiant has encountered a strange orange webbing on the satellite. After removing the panel with the webbing, they begin to remove the data file.

Defiant then detects something approaching at high warp, and suddenly everything goes black. Every star, including the Lena sun, disappears. In orbit, the team retrieving that datapad beam back aboard, but Crewman Miles is encased by the orange substance, which came aboard with them. On the surface, the sun goes out, plunging the escaping away team into total darkness. Captain James is beamed aboard, while the rest of the away team seeks refuge in a bunker.

After finding valuable research that could help combat the entity, the away team escapes aboard their shuttle.

A few days later, the Defiant determines that they have been isolated in a pocket universe of sorts. Soon, they detect an increase in the pocket's size and numerous long lost vessels appear. One of which is the USS Shelley.

An away team boards the vessel, retrieving the log information and bringing online what systems they can. Some time later, another set of vessels appear, including two active Hydran ships which engage the Defiant. Through the use of the USS Shelley and a remotely hacked Romulan scout ship, the Defiant was able to hold to defeat the Hydrans.

The Entity finally appeared, quickly dispatching the USS Shelley and pursuing the Defiant. While a firefight ensued in the halls of the Defiant, the vessel was trapped by the entity which began devouring its hull. Sacrificing the now crippled Shelley, the Defiant wounded the creature and managed to escape the pocket universe. The USS Aldrin towed them back to Starbase Arcadia for repairs.