Capt. Keziah Nazir,
Cmdr. Aria Winters,
Maiden voyages are supposed to be memorable occasions, but the maiden voyage of the starship Ulysses was proving to be memorable for all the wrong reasons. Having been dispatched to rescue two missing crewmembers believed to have been kidnapped on the lawless colony of FreeCloud, the Ulysses was soon engaged in battle with three Orion Interceptors, hell bent on keeping their prisoners. Although the aging Orion vessels were no match for the Ulysses, it didn’t stop them from putting up resistance until they finally had to admit defeat.
With her crew reunited and now free to begin their mission of exploration, the Captain ordered the use of the slipstream drive to make up for lost time; a decision that would prove fateful for all aboard. Just seconds into their journey through the slipstream vortex, the Ulysses began to experience catastrophic systems failures. Hurtling through space at excessive speeds, the ship was eventually ripped from slipstream velocity by the quick thinking of her engineering team.
A dark blanket, contrasting with blacks and yellows, and the occasional whites of various astral bodies, enveloped the Federation starship. Explosions ravaged the external hull of the massive vessel. Out of control and picking up speed, the craft was leaving thick plumes of black smoke trailing in her wake. Rather fortuitously, an opportunity to put a halt to the disastrous situation presented itself, it was just unfortunate that the solution came in the form of a large, lifeless space body directly in the ship’s path.
Despite the best efforts of all aboard, the crew were left with no choice but to evacuate their ship. Huddled together in pods, shuttles, and runabouts alike, the crew watched helplessly as the Ulysses plummeted to her fiery death, impacting the moon’s surface at phenomenal speed. All but the feintest hope of survivors perished before their very eyes.
Now, with their Captain and many others seemingly lost to the void of space, Commander Aria Winters must assume the mantle of command, and guide her crew to safety. With sensors and long-range communications offline, and the escape pods limited to sublight speed, they must first gather and plan for their continued survival.
But something lurks in the shadows of their new home…
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