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From:

Galcom (HQ)

Terran Military (Earth Fleet Command)

CC:

Operations Chief (Requsisitions)

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To:

Cmdr M.F. Dodson

(GCV-Ulysess

4107th Battle Group

Commander,

Congratulations on your Command Assignment.

As Captain of the GCV-Ulysess, Your are to report to GALCOM Station on or about March 21st, 3010 to oversee the provisioning and loading of ships stores.

Your command staff has been ordered to report for duty, on or about the 1st of April 3010.

Upon the completetion of staffing and provisioning, you are to secure your ship for Local Space Operations no later then April 4th 3010.

Upon that date you are instructed to deploy for operation, to perform the veriouse checks and operational procedures, providing Analytical

Performance Evaluations to Insure a certificate of spaceworthy-ness.

Upon completion of these Operational Anyalisis Procedures, You are to proceed to the (Terran Scientific) research station located in Plutoinion Space on or about April 28th.

There you will proceed with docking manuvers and dock with the station and download all reports and Informational Data to (GALCOM) HQ.

You and your crew of the (GCV-Ulysess) will be assigned (Operational Status) " UPON " the the receipt of authorization, from Supreme Commander Karl Reins GALCOM (HQ).

Your Ship and crew will remain docked, until your Operational Orders are processed. You may utilise your command authority to grant your crew and officers( Leave ) until theses order's are recieved.

Good Luck Commander,

Karl Reins

Supreme Commander

GALCOM

Terran Military (Earth Fleet Command)

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From:

Galcom (HQ)

Terran Military (Earth Fleet Command)

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To:

Cmdr M.F. Dodson

(GCV-Ulyesess)

4107th Battle Group

Terran Military

Commander,

Congratulations on a successful shakedown cruise, We are pleased to grant the GCV-Uylesess

a commission in the GALCOM Fleet.

But In lieu of certain activity, your commission is effective immediately and you and your ship are to report to duty as soon as possible.

GALCOM (HQ) has received information from our Intelligence community, That has substantiated

recent claims that the (Terran Insurgent) forces have began harassing the commercial shipping

routes, from several (Terran Merchant) Outposts, to the Merchant Markets on the Orbital facilities

located in star system of Sirius.

Your command vessel,(GCV-Ulyesess) is to proceed to, (Wraith) Station located in the Lyrius

star system of Sirius Quadrant. Upon arrival in the Lyrius star system, you may excersise your

command authority to initiate patrols, escorts, and challenge all Non Terran Military, and other

Vessels operating in or about the Lyruis System.

In addition you are insure the safety of merchant traffic, in or about the Lyruis star systems, And

have been authorized to use (Military Assets) under your command to secure the Safe transport of goods traveling such routes.

You are to initiate an investigation, and maintain ongoing communications with the Commander of the (Wraith) Station. You will be required to maintain a detailed briefingÔÇÖs with the Station Commander, and GALCOM (HQ).

In addition you may receive additional orders from the Commander ( Wraith Station ) , You may again use your command desecration on the operation and deployment details of those orders.

GALCOM (HQ) has authorized your deployment to this system until all (Insurgent) activity

has been eliminated from the Lyrius, Lennen, and Sygan star systems.

You may resupply the (GCV-Ulyesess) from the (Wraith) station and on request from any Terran Military facility under (Fleet Command) protocols.

The (GCV-Ulyesess) upon completion of this tasking, will receive systems upgrade upon return

to Earth Space. Your deployment for this tasking is not exceed 30 Days, you and your Crew are to report to GALCOM (HQ) on or about May 28th 3010.

Good Luck Commander,

Karl Reins

Supreme Commander

GALCOM

Terran Military (Earth Fleet Command)

[ 02-05-2003, 08:54 PM: Message edited by: Spiro ]

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To:

Galcom (HQ)

Supreme Commander

Karl Reins

Mission Status Report

Cmdr, M.F.Dodson

GCV Uylesess

Supreme Commander,

As requested The GCV-Uylesess jumped into Sirius Space at ( 03:30 Hrs : Zulu /April 29, 3010 ) .

Up on arrival, dispatched a fighter sweep of system, and ordered the Uylesess on patrol posture. Currently fighters are patrolling jump points, and have orders to quarry all spacecraft in system.

Have established contact with the Commander of the Wraith Station, and he has requested a inspection of The Uylesess which has been granted this morning at 08:00 , Zulu

Preliminary reports indicate Insurgent activity, is sporadic at best, with no solid evidence that has been presented in the last few dayÔÇÖs. I have requested station logÔÇÖs from the Wraith starbase , repair facilities

in hopes that a freighter or transport, logged some damage incurred during transit to this station.

Upon retrieval of these logs, I will be sending forward any findingÔÇÖs or documents supporting this

investigation.

In addition, the Uylesess has launched 2 short range probes to the adjoining star systems, to monitor any activity via remote surveillance, Probes are to be on station by 09:30 , Zulu. Currently awaiting remote data uplink.

Presently are maintaining voice contact with patrol craft, and are currently deploying a materials support survey of planetary objects in the Lyrius system.

Will upload additional information, on next watch.

M.F. Dodson

Commanding Officer

GCV-Uylesess

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Mission Status Report

( GCV Uylesess )

Supreme Commander,

GALCOM ( Earth Fleet Command )

Posted Second watch officer, and have redeployed fighter patrolÔÇÖs. Its now 06:30 Hrs : Zulu all

watch officers are in debriefing.

First Fighter sweeps resulted in ( No Contacts ) GCV-Uylesess remains on patrol status, under general quarters alert. Have deployed all mining drones on 1st Moon, Ships Marines on search duties aboard Command Vessel all other crews on 2nd Watch, reporting in.

Have made arrangements with Wraith Stations Commander to interview Stations Defense Force Pilots for debriefing, in a continuing effort for the investigation of the Alleged Insurgent threat.

Station Commander has granted docking permission at 07:30 Hrs : Zulu. Are proceeding with Diplomatic protocols, with Commander Wraith Station. Have assigned My First Officer K.Moran to interview the Defense Force Pilots, then examine all informational documents to compile for a concise tactical summary to be included in my next transmission.

Cmdr, M.F. Dodson

Commanding Officer

GCV-Ulyesess

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( GCV-Uylesess )

CaptainÔÇÖs Log / 04:00 GMT 04-29-3010

On Deployment Sirius Star System, my orders are to patrol for Pirate activity in the adjoining systems.

And Neutralize any Insurgent threat to the Merchant fleets operating in these parts.

My first commission, and have been lucky enough to be awarded a command of a War Ship in the

GAL-COM Battle Fleet .

The GCV-Uylesess, a top of the line Battle Cruiser, MK-III, ( Light Carrier ) a crew compliment of 70 crew men and women.

Our shakedown was uneventful, all the ships systems and hardware performed well within the FleetÔÇÖs specifications. The Chief Engineer was so pleased to hear of our commission that during our stay at the science station on Pluto, he acquired a few caseÔÇÖs of Spirits and invited the whole crew to a celebration in honor of the Uylesess and made token sacrifice of a bottle of Champaign to bulkhead in engineering.

The ships command staff seem to be very diligent toward the tasks of operating a Ship of this size, most of them have served on other ships in the GAL-COM fleet, and some even have some very impressive credentials. I am shure as we spend the next few years on the Uylesess, there will be time enough to get more acquainted with them. As for now I feel I have made the right decision for my first officer, Kara Moran.

Lt. Cmdr, Moran came aboard the Uylesess, from another GAL-COM fleet posisition, she was first appointed to Tactical Officer aboard the GCV-Dauntless, not more then a year ago. But had put forward her transfer request to Command HQ, to serve aboard a Carrier to gain more experience from a fleet prospective. Her personnel files have several letters of appreciation, and two Letters of Commendations from her former Commanders.

When her papers came across my desk back at GAL-COM (HQ), as I was selecting the Command Staff of

the Uylesses. I felt her accomplishments would compliment the staff, in many ways. I look forward to the months ahead as the Crew develops the bonds that every Commanding Officer can be proud of.

I myself am honored,to have such a crew appointed to my command. The Uylesess is destine for a historic role in the scheme of the current galactic politics, and God willing she will have a great story to tell..

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Mission Status Report

( GCV Uylesess )

To:

GALCOM ( Earth Fleet Command )

08:00 Hrs / GMT

Ships company reports to stations aboard GCV-Uylesess, for inspection of Commander Wraith station.

After Inspection of Uylesess, Ships first officer, and Ships Commander proceeded to Interviews with Wraith Defense Force Pilots. After interviews Wraith Station repair logs, were reviewed by First officer and My self, and Commander Wraith Station.

Of which, these logs show 2 instances of merchant ship repairs within 60 calendar days of deployment.

First instance was of hull damage, noted as stress or fatigue related. The second instance was a hull breach from plasma weapons fire, sustained from encounter of unidentified raiders. To a Freighter under the Earth Force registry ( Sols Winds ). This Freighters manifest indicates shortages of Radine Ore, and Shield Grade Plutonium, and several thousand tons of Food stuffÔÇÖs lost in the explosion, shortages exceed thousands of Tons from the information retrieved from the shipping manifest.

This Incident is the first hard evidence of raider activity uncovered to date, I will proceed with the next phase of this deployment upon the return to the Uylesess.

Tactical Officer has completed the strategic analysis of the reports presented to the investigation which will be sent via secure frequencies, Code ( U-2 ) as per deployment protocols.

Cmdr, M.F. Dodson

Commanding Officer

GCV-Uylesess

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Mission Status Report: 04-29-3010

( GCV Uylesess )

To:

GALCOM ( Earth Fleet Command )

09:30 Hrs / GMT / ( Zulu )

Established first Data Uplink to remote probes, Probe Unit-10 reports no contacts encountered in Lyruis Space. Probe Unit -9 reports 2 contacts in the Lennen system. 1st contact was a LRT-type 10 registered to Credian Military, of which LRT-10 docked with station, Terran Military Pixan. Second contacts were 2 Credian Military Viper class Fighters, which maintained a escort profile with Credian Freighter.

Have Jumped into Sygan Star system and have established patrol area, maintaining contact with Commander Wraith Station, Lyrius system, and continuing to monitor remote probes.

No contacts reported as we dropped out of hyperspace, Uylesess is on patrol and maintaining General Quarters.

Chief Engineer reports Radine levels are depleting rapidly, and has requested a reactor upgrade up on recovery of Mining Probes, if the sale of extracted ore permits. I have authorized the sale of scavenged resources to resupply Uylesess at this point. First mining drone recovery will be attempted at 19:00 Hrs / GMT

Cmdr, M.F. Dodson

Commanding Officer

GCV-Uylesess

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CaptainÔÇÖs Log 13:00 hrs / GMT / 04-29-3010

Had our first inspection of the Uylesess, by a station commander.

I must say the feeling of pride I felt as I presented the Uylesess and her crew to the Commander of Wraith Station,was just short of the feelings as a father could have felt,as he presented his only daughter to the groom at a Terran traditional wedding.

But I can say that as our party proceeded along the midship corridors, I was a bit relieved as Lt.Cmdr, Moran engaged in the conversations with a very definitive explanation of the various decks and subdeck compartments of the Uylesess. By the expression upon the Face of the Commander Wraith Station, Lt.Cmdr, Moran had a impressed her knowledge of her surroundingÔÇÖs up on the Commander. I can see why her previous Commanders spoke so highly of her commitment to her duties and shipmates.

As the inspection proceeded I was to gain some insight of her expertise of the Uylesess.

Again Lt. Cmdr, Moran has proved she will make a excellent first officer. But as we continued My thoughts drifted back to a time when I stepped aboard my first starship, it was almost ten years ago. Back when I was just a Lieutenant JG, back in my academy dayÔÇÖs.

The Academy Class of 3000 was granted a recruitment tour of the GCV-Stargazer, Just Months before her and the GCV-Recovery, along with the GCV-Starsearch were lost in the Gammulan quadrants in the year 2998.

The loss of the Stargazer is probably was the one event that drove me to continue my studies at the academy and into my enrollment into command school. I will say those few more years of command protocols and procedureÔÇÖs are the how and why Fleet Command is such a sought after profession.

The insight one gets at the Command level is what GAL-COM is all about, It not just a Military Institution, but more like the dreams, hopes and desires of all Mankind. It is the sole purpose we as the Terran Military

are assigned the force, of the expansion into the stars. Our civilization was destine to seek the expanse of space and continue this expansion to other stars and planets. We were not meant to be contained on one lonely rock in orbit of a single star.

Earth is way to fragile to support the masses of the Terran Federation, The Federation is the future, and we as the Terran race should embrace the call, because our destiny is before us.

[ 02-10-2003, 06:27 PM: Message edited by: Spiro ]

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Mission Status Report: 04-30-3010

( GCV Uylesess )

To:

GALCOM ( Earth Fleet Command )

07:30 hrs / GMT / ( Zulu )

Recovery of mining drone proceeded without incidence, all drones recovered with 100 % payloads.

After off loading ore to GCV-Uylesess, redeployed drones to 1st Moon, Sygan Star System.

Fighter patrol (Beta Wing), encountered and challenged a Droidan Diplomat / LRT-10 that jumped in to Sygan, from the Wormhole in Barnards Star.

Freighters manifest listed industrial supplyÔÇÖs and additional machine parts bound for Majoris in Alpha Majora system.

The Manifest listed point of origin as the Idan Station located in Zilon System located in the Banards Star, in addition the Droidan Captain, explained they have sanctioned trade rights with the Mul Raiders who are in control of the Idan Station. Have tasked Probe Unit-10, to Jump the wormhole to Banards Star to survey the Zilon Star system.

Lt.Cmdr Moran and myself agree, that the Zilon Station could play a significant role in these attacks on the merchant traffic. Just noteworthy mention, we found many Droidan technicians aboard the Wraith Station. IÔÇÖm wondering if this has any significance to the investigation.

The Chief Engineer has briefed me on the estimated time frame of the Reactor upgrade including a list of parts to compliment ships stores, I have made preparations to dock at the (Sygan Star) station to acquire the necessary parts and spare parts to complete this upgrade.

Additionally have not discovered any Radine Deposits during the excavation of mining operations. As Radine levels are now at 300 tons, plans are to recover deployed drones and proceed to dock and re-supply then proceed with reactor upgrade while docked at Sygan Station. Both Fighter Wings will be launched Prior to docking to continue patrols.

Engineering estimates 3 hours Down Time, and will be Space worthy in 30 minuets after docking. I have ordered Uylesess to maintain proximity orbit of Sygan Station, until reactor is at 100 Percent of capacity.

Will complete repairs in orbit with Uylesess engineering staff.

To date GCV-Uylesess has logged no significant repairs, all ships systems are at 100 %. Crew performance has been superlative. Medical Officer has completed the Base line examination of the Entire Ships Crew, and has not found any anomalies.

I here by recomend the Ship and Crew of the GCV-Uylesess, ready for action stations if any hostilities arise.

Cmdr, M.F. Dodson

Commanding Officer

GCV-Uylesess

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CaptainÔÇÖs Log / 04-30-3010

09:00 Hrs / GMT

Just completed a briefing from the Chief Engineer, on our upcoming Reactor Upgrade. Hopefully we will be able to generate enough funds to purchase a " Trellis " reactor. That will improve our fuel consumption about 40% or better. The Uylesess has performed with no repair incidences since our shake down, less then a week ago. I realize thatÔÇÖs not much in operational Time but we have about 600 Hours logged on the ships systems, and seven hyperspace jumps with out any failures. I am confident after a few more weeks, we will be proficient in our daily routines, as any Ship in the Fleet.

So far the Uylesess has been on General Quarters Alert, since we arrived in the Sirius System. The crew seem to be adjusting well to the pressures of the watch, But IÔÇÖm keeping and eyes on the PilotÔÇÖs they seem to be a bit more excited then the other crew. The Medical Officer explains it as Flight Fatigue but I feel its more about all those hours, couped up in a small cockpit. I mean at least on board the Uylesess, we can move about a bit, not strapped into a ship patrolling the star system. I never did like Flight Duty, I mean I made my grades during the pilot training dayÔÇÖs. But I all ways felt a whole lot more secure with several hundred thousand Tons of Duraloy hull around me.

My First Officer pointed out some thing a bit peculiar during our debriefing with the repair operations officers of the Wraith Station, seem that some repair technicians onboard the Wraith Station are droidan. I realize we have intergalactic relations with many other races, but to see any droidans especially this far out seems a bit out of place. GALCOM intelligence reports that the droidans donÔÇÖt traverse space very far from their home sector in the Syrion Quadrant, this may be a factor in our on going Investigation. We are starting to establish some facts for the investigation, we uncovered repair authorizations from Wraith Station for the repairs of a earth force ship for some serious hull repairs, missing a bunch of fuel ore. Also found during our own excavations that their are no significant supplies of Radine Fuel ore anywhere close buy, then found a Mul / Raider Star Station 2 jumps out of Lyruis space, and now a droidan diplomat along ways from home, claiming they have sanctioned trade routes with these raiders ?

During the staff meeting our Navigation Officer pointed out additional information to contribute to the investigation. The Flex Field located in Sygan has many locations logged in itÔÇÖs profile and one such location is the droidan home world of Majoris. This could be significant, due to the Fact that Sygan Starbase was under Mul / Raider control less then a month ago. It is feasible that the capture of the Sygan Star, could have disrupted a trade route of the Droidans and now they must jump to Zilon Space to meet their obligations here.

I think we must interview the Droidan technicians on Wraith Station tomorrow and see

what if any information can be uncovered.

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Mission Status Report: 05-01-3010

( GCV Uylesess )

To:

GALCOM ( Earth Fleet Command )

08:00 hrs / GMT / ( Zulu )

Chief Engineer has reported we are ready to get underway, our new Trellis Reactor is in place and is under repairs.

I have ordered the Uylesess on a proximity orbit of the Sygan Star Station, until repairs are complete.

We were able to take on Radine Ore from the Sygan Star, but due to limited supplies we were unable to

obtain enough Radine, to maintain tactical maneuvers. I here by request ( 2 ) GALCOM Freighters with a cargo of Radine, and Shield Grade Plutonium to be dispatched from the Strategic Radine reserves from the Varan Star system in Alpha Centari. These materials will re-supply Wraith Station ( Lyrius ), Pixan Station ( Lennen ) and Sygan Star ( Sygan ), in addition could this request be executed as soon as possible.

Due to the apparent high jacking of the previous attempt to re-supply any of these Stations, I have ordered the dispatch ( 2 ) of the Uylesess Fighters to perform escort duties for these freighters, and will dispatch this wing, with in the hour to make way to the Star Station at Terran / Military ( Orion ) once there, they are to intercept GALCOM Re-supply convoy then proceed to Sirius. I would also request that GALCOM assign ( 2 ) additional Fighters to join in this escort, until the freighter has safely arrived as Sygan Star.

Additionally have requested all personnel records and any other documents , of the Droidan Technicians aboard Wraith Station. I would like to review these documents just to see when theses Technicians came aboard Wraith Station, and how long they have served under a Terran Military Command.

To date the only encounters have been the Credian / Military Supply convoy to Pixan Station, and the Droidan Freighter in the Sygan System, no contacts have been reported since last watch.

Remote Probe surveillance reports no activity in either Lyrius, or Zilon ( Barnards Star ).

Cmdr, M.F. Dodson

Commanding Officer

GCV-Uylesess

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Galcom (HQ)

Terran Military (Earth Fleet Command)

Commander,

Have received your request to re-supply Wraith , Sygan Star, and Pixan Stations, with Fuel ores and Plutonium.

Department of requisitions has requested additional authorizations, to retrieve stocks from Strategic Reserves. This request has been forwarded, to the Supreme Commander for his approval.

Fleet Operations has inquired if any Radine deposits are in local patrol area, and have been referred to your Mission Reports of local materials surveys completed in previous transmissions. It has been suggested that ( GCV-Uylesess ) secure local sources due to additional tactical deployments elsewhere, and the allocation of resources to maintain GAL-COM Fleet Presence across these contested patrol zones are a considerable drain on GALCOM supply lines.

In addition if ( GCV-Uylesess ) could locate and secure local Radine supplies, in the Sirius System this would be considered a find of Strategic Importance. There fore your original orders have been amended and you and your crew are here by authorized to locate and or secure radine sources in your patrol zone

for future fleet operations there.

Your Deployment Time table will be adjusted an additional 3 weeks, to accommodate your additional tasking, As of now your deployment will not exceed past the 20th June, 3010. Upon this date you and your crew will report to GALCOM (HQ) for debriefing.

Good Luck Commander,

GALCOM ( HQ ) Fleet Operations

Terran Military (Earth Fleet Command)

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Mission Status Report: 05-01-3010

( GCV Uylesess )

To:

GALCOM ( Earth Fleet Command )

11:00 hrs / GMT / ( Zulu )

Received new tasking orders, have issued the recall of fighter patrols from Sygan Star system. Have plotted course and navigation parameters to proceed back to the Lyrius Star System, to conduct planetary survey.

Have notified Commander ( Wraith Station ) we will be returning to his station for additional supplies.

I have intentionally have not disclosed any further information in regards to GALCOM re-supply efforts that have been requested due to the sensitivity of that information.

Upon docking at Wraith Station, will examine Droidan personnel information to be included into the investigation. In addition will evaluate all previous station manifests, and shipping schedules currently logged for possible sources of Fuel and Plutonium supplies.

Will transmit further results of planetary scans, including documentation of all information recovered from Station records.

Cmdr, M.F. Dodson

Commanding Officer

GCV-Uylesess

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CaptainÔÇÖs Log / 05-01-3010

13:00 Hrs / GMT

The third day of deployment in the Sirius star system,investigating

the reports of pirate activity in and around these parts.

To date we have encountered Credians, and Driodans both of which, have had provided sufficient reason to be here.

We have discovered the presence of ( Mul / Raiders ) in a neighboring star system of Banards Star. The only Non ( Terran Military ) controlled Star Base in these systems. In addition have made several deployments of mining drones, to excavate ores to re-supply the GCV Uylesess. None of which has recovered any Radine or Plutonium of which both, of these ores are essential for the operations of Battle Cruisers, such as the Uylesess.

This mornings downlink of the First watchÔÇÖs remote probe survey, provided the command staff with some good Intelligence reports.

For the most part the Sygan Star system is the bordering system, of the two adjoining star systems of Siruis and Banards Star. And is probably the most active, the flux field in the Sygan System leads clear back to the ( Droidan ) home world of Majoris, located almost to the edge of the galactic plain. On the other side of this system is the wormhole to Banards Star which is the location of the Mul / Raiders Star base of ( Idan ), then last but not least the Jump gate to Lennen, which is one of the last star systems under Terran / Military Control before the jump point to Banards Star. The Uylesess has been patrolling these three systems now for 72 hours, and no hostilities have been encountered.

As the hours go by we are attempting to maintain the ships Radine levels at the minimum tactical amounts, we have upgraded the ships reactor to improve efficiency, but it takes an enormous amount of electrical power to maintain all the ships systems. Engineering has been rationing power allotments, to only the essential systems to maintain meager consumption of fuel ore. The ships solar panels are kept facing the Star affording extra power to maintain satellite communications with our remote probes. Our Chief Engineer assures the command staff, that we can stay on station for 14 days before we have to make preparations to refuel. Ships stores reports that the nutra-packs will be the deciding factor when we have to resupply, In either event the Uylesess will stay on station as long as it takes.

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CaptainÔÇÖs Log / 05-01-3010

21:00 Hrs / GMT

The Jump to the Lyrus was uneventful, as we dropped out of hyperspace.

I notified the ships Communications Officer to hail the Commander of Wraith Station to acknowledge our return from the Sygan system.

As the view screen returned to the normal displays, I ordered a full radar sweep of the local space.

The Tactical Officer Lt.Cmdr Moran replied " No contacts " as the radar echoÔÇÖs returned the signatures of the Wraith Star Station and its orbital supply base. I called to Lt.Cmdr Moran. " First Officer, You have the Con, while I grab something to eat. IÔÇÖll be back in 30 Min." her response was the assuring "Aye, Captain "

I stood and proceeded into the bridgeÔÇÖs Turbo Lift and selected the mid-deck level, seconds later the doors opened on the ships Mid-Deck near the Forward Weapons bays. As I entered the corridor, I came across a couple of Systems Technicians checking on one of the ships Data links, They in turn snapped to attention and saluted their Commanding Officer, I paused a moment and returned the salute, Then the both of them disappeared into a subdeck passage, continuing their assignments. I in turn proceeded towards the Ships Galley, a few moments later as I stood in front of the GalleyÔÇÖs entrance. The doors slid open and there, engaged in conversation were two of the ships Space Force Marines they snapped to attention, and Saluted as I entered the Galley.

I replied," Gentlemen, you may stand at ease. " and returned the salute. The Galley seems to be the place the ships crew gathers when not on station or off duty. It was a pleasant surprise to see this many people up and conversing at this hour. To me that an indication that the crew of the Uylesess is growing into a social community. Building the bonds that will in time solidify, into the loyalties to each other which is the one of the psychological elements that will produce a conscientious crew willing to perform the duties of their posisition at all cost.

The time is short as we move forward into the conflicts ahead of us. The Gammulan race is all but suppressed any hopes of a diplomatic solution to the peaceful coexistence with us, or anyone else. The GALCOM Alliance, is the only military alliance that stands in the way of GammulanÔÇÖs quest of the sole control of the galaxy. The rest of the civilizations we have came in contact with, all tell the story of the GammulanÔÇÖs and their single ambition to conquer the Galaxy. The Falkeries lost there home world to Gammulan rule back during the war with the Syrions and Droidians, The Gammulans now controlled 90 % of all the Radine ore supplies in the known Galaxy and still is the most sought after ore today.

The Droidians joined forces with the Syrions and repelled the Gammulan onslaught, that was the only known deterring action taken against the Gammulan military in recent history. The GALCOM alliance would do well if we could negotiate an alliance with those Races.

[ 02-16-2003, 02:39 PM: Message edited by: Spiro ]

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Mission Status Report: 05-01-3010

( GCV Uylesess )

To:

GALCOM ( Earth Fleet Command )

15:00 hrs / GMT / ( Zulu )

Have reviewed documents retrieved from Wraith Stations personnel information, all documents seems in order. The presence of the Droidan technicians is explained, as the " Capture of the Sygan Star Station relocated the Droidan technical support staff from Sygan Station to Wraith Station " as a measure to keep Droidan Technicians available to make repairs and refitÔÇÖs to Droidan vessels utilized in the transport of materials to their home world of Majoris. This seems to be an acceptable conclusion, In addition upon the next droidan transport, replacement technicians will be staffed at the Sygan station.

The Droidan council has offered the supporting documents to collaborate this claim.

I have ordered a systematic planetary survey, of planets and moons in the Lyruis, Lennen, star systems, will have that information available in a few days. Have dispatched Alpha Flight to patrol Lyrius system, in addition remote probes are on station in Lennen of Sirius System, and Sygan of the Banard Star System.

No activity has been reported since the droidan diplomat at 06:00 hrs on 04-30-3010, in the Sygan system.GCV-Uylesess is on a patrol profile, and have secured from General Quarters to conserve power levels.

Reactor Upgrade was successfully completed, and Engineering is maintaining power allocation policies to minimize Radine usage. In addition Commander Wraith Station has secured a sufficient supply of Radine Fuel Ore for the Uylesess to replenish its ships stores to tactical levels. Have deployed Mining drones to 1st Moon of Lyrius system to excavate ores for supply purposes.

Ordered to maintain current patrol status until docking procedure with Wraith Station scheduled for 08:00 tomorrow. Watch officers are reporting to briefings, and will be on station with in 30 Minuets. Will transmit updated documentation during second watch tomorrow, When the Uylesess, resumes patrol duty and secures from launch procedures from Wraith Station.

Cmdr, M.F. Dodson

Commanding Officer

GCV-Uylesess

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CaptainÔÇÖs Log / 05-02-3010

01:30 Hrs / GMT

I awoke to the alarm tone of the Comlink, as I stumbled to the floor and stood, I glanced to my ships clock to see the display at 00:30 hrs. As I yelled " Lights " ,the auto lighting system illuminated my quarters.

I fumbled around with the comlink, and finally activated itÔÇÖs transmitter.

" Report ! "

( " Captain, communications has picked up a Distress Call from a Merchant Freighter that just jumped in from the Jupiter jump gate. The Merchant Captain is requesting medical and engineering support, he reports the freighters reactor core is near breach, and several crew members are in need of medical attention. We have dispatched five medical personnel, and five system engineers, and a contingent of marines, to the shuttle bay to board Shuttle-1. We are awaiting launch, on your command. " )

As I was grabbing my Uniform from my locker, I exclaimed.

" Yes, by all means you have clearance to launch ! "

I was dressing as quickly as I could, and activated the comlink.

" Bridge, sound General Quarters, bring the ship to jump readiness, what is the patrol status? "

The Watch Officer replied,

( " Sir, Beta Wing on patrol, Inbound to Merchant Freighter to secure the perimeter, awaiting orders." )

As I stepped out of my quarters into the Corridor, I called into the comlink.

" Flight Officer, Have Alpha Wing ready to launch as soon as possible. Bridge, I am on my way be there in two minuets."

As I proceeded down the corridor the Flight Officer responded ,

( " Aye, Sir " )

I made my way to the turbo lift, and just stepped in the lift as the ships klaxons rang out General Quarters,moments later I stepped out onto the bridge.

" Navigation Officer, Plot the course to the Jupiter Jump gate, execute once you have the coordinates. "

( "Aye, Sir ! " )

" Tactical Officer, bring the weapon systems online, Shields to 100%. "

( " Aye, Sir ! " )

" Communications give me, 1-MC "

( " Aye, Sir ! " )

" Attention.. This is the Captain, we are currently responding to a distress call from a freighter that has just jumped into Lyrius space, from the Jupiter Jump gate. I have called all hands to General Quarters alert, with the concern that we will be engaging an unknown hostile force. I expect the crew to perform their assigned duties to the best of their abilities. As your Commanding Officer am confident that training of the Officers and Crew of the GCV-Uylesess, will achieve the excellence that is required to present a Battle Ship of the GALCOM Fleet to the execution of Its duties. I am Confident the performance of this Crew will determine a successful result, as we take this Ship into combat. I am truly Honored to command this ship and crew into

the conflict that await us, Prepare for Battle Stations."

" First Officer sound Battle Stations ! "

( " Aye, Sir ! " )

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CaptainÔÇÖs Log / 05-02-3010

02:00 Hrs / GMT

As the Uylesess jumped out of hyperspace, there before us was the LRT-10 transport that had called for assistance, as we maneuvered along side of the disabled freighter. One could see the damage apparent to the engineering section of the ship. Hull plates vaporized by plasma weapons, score marks of lasers and then the tail tell signs of a boarding attempt with the cavernous openings made from the leach mines, that some raiders use to breach the ships hull, to gain a foot hold for a boarding party. And there amongst the torn hull plates, a body of a fateful Security Marine, entangled in the wreckage that once was a Cargo hold.

I called to the Flight Officer, " WhatÔÇÖs the status of Alpha Wing ? "

( " Sir, Alpha Wing reports ready to launch, awaiting commands! " )

Very well, I responded.

" Communications, hail Beta Wing Lead ! "

( " Aye, Sir ! " )

( " Beta Wing Reporting Sir! " )

" Beta Wing-Lead you are to secure escort, for this freighter and proceed to fly cover for Shuttle-1 as it towÔÇÖs this disabled vessel to Wraith Station for repairs. Once you have delivered this craft to Wraith Station you are to remain here in Lyrius Space and maintain patrols until our return to this system. Am I clear

here pilot? "

( " Aye, Sir ! " )

" Very well, you have your orderÔÇÖs "

( " Aye, Sir ! " )

" Navigation Officer, plot the Jump to Jupiter space, lets catch these bastards. "

( " Aye, Sir ! " )

Mother called out the flight profile, as the Uylesess charged her jump engines the navigation computer aligned our jump vectors to the gate and in a flash of light, we appeared on the other side of the gate dropping back to normal space in the Jovian System of Earth. Suddenly mother sounded the alarm klaxon as the ships Tactical Officer cried out, Hostile Targets, now just a few hundred kilometers ahead of the Uylesess.

" Flight Officer, Launch Alpha Wing, to Intercept those MK-IIÔÇÖs. Tactical Officer light up the PTA, set to 40%. Where are those target locks? Tactical Officer, Fire at will. "

Flight Officer.. ( " Aye, Captain " )

Tactical Officer.. ( " Aye, Sir ! " )

Suddenly one could hear the thumps against the hull of the Uylesess, of plasma weapons smashing into the Titanium Armor plates. Then the familiar thud as the Uylesess Missiles tubes flung their contents into the Vacuum of Space. The Chief Engineer was monitoring all his displays, calling out to his technicians to effect repairs on the various systems taking a pounding during the exchange of fire. Suddenly to the Starboard side in the main display screen, the spiracle fire ball appeared as one of the Raiders MK-II, Star Fighters exploded into vapor as one of the countless missiles found its mark. Then a triumphal " Oh Yea " crackled across the Com. Moments lapsed into minuets as the Battle insude suddenly, the Tactical Officer cried out.

( " Captain, We have a ( Terran / Raider ) Capital Ship un-cloaking at our two OÔÇÖClock, range 14.5 Kilometers. Sir, its a Battle Cruiser Mk-II Class Carrier. " )

Now the enemy shows its hand, I thought to my self.

" Tactical Officer, Target that Ship, and blow it out of my sky! "

( " Aye, Captain! " )

As the helmsman of the Uylesess, brought us around to gain posisition on the Raiders Battle Cruiser, the Tactical Officer cried out..

( " Sir, we have Target Lock, Firing All Forward Turrets! " )

As the PTA system aligned all the Energy weapons to bear, on the enemy vessel,again the familiar Thud..Thud, as the forward Missile tubes launched their payload. The energy weapons had Lit up the

Terran Raiders Battle Cruiser, it was returning what fire it could, but I could see plasma fires all across the enemy ship as the enemy Vessels Hull turned into plasma vapor. Suddenly the Uylesess Missile volley hit home.

In a fiery moment, as though a star had just gone Nova, the lives of 60 Terran Raiders, were returned to the dust of which they came as the Enemy Battle Cruiser exploded in to burning plasma, sending fragments in all directions.

The Officers and crew on the Bridge, gasped a moment of silence while the thoughts of our own being paused in reflection to the display of duty and Honor we had just witnessed. All that was heard for that moment in time was the chatter of the Comm channel of those crew members deep in the Uylesess performing the duties that make the awesome power of a Military Vessel, the Ultimate extension of force of the political agenda of mankind.

As I paused to let the crew grief in this moment, in an attempt to show these few people that had signed on for duty aboard a Battle Ship of the GALCOM Fleet, just what we are expected to do if necessary. I reached for the Comlink.

" First Officer, secure the ship from battle stations, Maintain General Quarters"

( " Aye , Captain " )

" flight Officer, assign Alpha Wing to escort profile."

( " Aye, Captain " )

" Navigation Officer, Plot the return course to Lyrius star system, Jump when you have the coordinates and all fighters report ready. "

( " Aye, Captain " )

" Communications Officer, Give me 1-MC. "

( " Aye, Captain " )

" Attention all hands, we have been successful in the defeat of a (Terran Raider ) Battle Cruiser, which committed an unprovoked act of aggression against the ship and crew of the GCV-Uylesess. I want to be the first to congratulate this crew on a job well done. I have secured the ship form Battle Stations and will continue a General Quarters Alert Until we recover all fighter and patrols currently deployed. We at present returning to the Sirius system, and to resume patrol duties with in the Lyruis Star system. Again I wish to convey a Job Well Done. "

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Mission Status Report: 05-02-3010

( GCV Uylesess )

To:

GALCOM ( Earth Fleet Command )

06:00 hrs / GMT / ( Zulu )

A most active night, I was awaken from my quarters at 00:30 hrs, by the Communications Officer. We had received a distress call from a Freighter that jumped into Lyrius, from JupiterÔÇÖs Jump gate. The Watch Officer dispatched a shuttle to assist this freighter, While the Beta Wing Fighter patrol, secured the perimeter from any hostile ships. Upon contact the shuttle began to performed rescue operations, as I came on duty. Once on the bridge, I ordered the Uylesess to intercept the freighters position and take up station while the rescue proceeded.

As the Uylesess maneuvered along side of the disabled freighter, it became evident that this vessel had been another victim of a raider attack. I assessed the situation, and made the decision to attempt a pursuitof the raiders that had been responsible for this blaitant act of piracy.

( 00:46 hrs )

I gave the orders to proceed to Battle Stations, Then ordered the Uylesess into( Jovian Space ).

When the Uylesess returned to normal space, we had target notification on ( 2 ) MK-II class fighters of Terran Raider registry.

( 00:47 hrs)

I gave orders to the Flight Officer to launch Alpha Wing to pursue, and destroy any hostile targets. In several minuets time Alpha Wing engaged the Terran Raider Fighters, at the range of 50 Km from the Uylesess when the first volley had been fired.

( 00:50 hrs )

Tactical Officer targeted a de-cloaking ( Terran Raider ) Battle Cruiser MK-II type, 14.5 Km off the Starboard Bow of the Uylesess. With the Uylesess all ready at Battle Stations, I gave the order to engage the enemy Battle Cruiser. The Tactical Officer brought all energy weapons to bare, as the Ships Helmsman maneuvered the Uylesess into posisition.

As the Uylesess came around to her starboard side, the energy weapons mounts opened fired on the enemy vessel. The enemy vessel returned fire, and the engagement was at hand. At this time the Communications Officer reported that Alpha Wing had destroyed one, of the two enemy star fighters.

And I gave permission to Alpha Wing Lead, pursue the last hostile and destroy the enemyÔÇÖs fighter.

( 00:55 hrs )

The Uylesess closed with in 10.5 Km of enemy Battle Cruiser, and engaged with a missile attack. The Enemy Battle Cruiser was returning fire with only energy weapons, The Tactical Officer pressed on the attack with energy mounts firing at will. Minuets lapsed as the engagement began to show evidence of a victory at hand, the enemy vessel had began to show signs of damage.

Plasma fires were erupting across the enemy

hull It wouldnÔÇÖt be long now. Communications Officer, replied that Alpha Wing had destroyed the last enemy fighter and was inbound to the Uylesess. Just as that report ended, the enemy Battle Cruiser exploded in a ball of plasma with all hands lost.

( 01:10 hrs )

I ordered a complete sensor sweep of the Battle Area in the hopes of retrieval of any evidence of the raider attack, as the sensor data came across the displays. Lt.Cmdr Moran, My First Officer located the enemy vessels computers Voice and Data modules.

I ordered the recover of those items and then secure the ship to General Quarters.

Upon retrieval of the data modules I ordered the Navigation Officer to plot the return course to Lyruis, and the Sirius Star System. On our return to Lyruis I have ordered the Flight Officer to resume patrol profile, until other wise notified.

I Have ordered Engineering to access the Battle Damage, and produce a concise evaluation report to be on my desk by 07:00 hrs. The Uylesess is scheduled to perform docking procedures with Wraith Station at 08:00 hrs this day.

I will transmit any additions to this After Action report, after we resume patrol duties.

I can report No casualties, and No apparent loss of ship equipment, to my best recollection the Uylesess fired only ( 4 ) STS type Missiles, but a complete inventory count will be in the my next report.

Cmdr, M.F. Dodson

Commanding Officer

GCV-Uylesess

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CaptainÔÇÖs Log / 05-02-3010

06:00 Hrs / GMT

I have ordered the recovery of the Mining Drones from the first moon of the planet Lyruis, upon recovery will off load the ores to the ships holds for sale to Wraith Station this morning when we dock for re-supply.

The Ships Galley was a bit quiet this morning, so I decided to complete my Action reports and LogÔÇÖs over a hot Cup of coffee. As I was reviewing the condition reports, the Uylesess had faired her first combat engagement with little damage incurred.

I couldnÔÇÖt help but wonder why the Terran / Raider Battle Cruiser, only returned fire with energy weapons. It was clear that the Uylesess, was well in missile ranges. It was lucky for us they didnÔÇÖt, we would have sustained more damage no doubt. I would like to acknowledge the crews performance during the conflict,they executed their duty as professionals. Their contribution to the support procedures of the Uylesess during the combat was superlative.

As I took a drink from my coffee, I noticed the research engineers report of the EnemyÔÇÖs Battle Cruisers recovered computer data and voice modules, I was reviewing the report when an idea drifted into my thoughts. I called into my Com-Link..

" Watch Officer, is the Ships Research Engineer on station? "

( " Sir, Lt. Cmdr. Lanix is on station in the Research Lab." )

" Very well, Thank you." I replied.

I gathered the reports I had scattered about the table, then decided to go ask a few questions, that needed Lt. Cmdr LanixÔÇÖs expertise. As I stepped into the corridor and proceeded to the turbo lift, I pondered why we were able to find these computer modules in the wreckage. Then it pondered me as to just how much information we could discern from these devices. I was under the belief that the computer systems on the Battle Cruisers or any spacecraft for that matter, are of such technology that memory modules such as we retrieved, from the Terran Raiders Ship would be all but useless.

I mean Take the Uylesess for Instance, the computer system on this ship utilize what is called Memory Core Modules, the information that is stored on these cores are designed to erase if the ships defensive systems become damaged beyond a certain preset threshold. Other parameters as well, for Instance when the power systems fail those same Memory Cores will loose all the information stored, right up to the time of the power failure. Believe me, one of the duties of the Chief Engineer is to have a several Spare Memory Modules on standby for those untimely instances. When those instances do happen, it is the standard procedure is to acquire a Satellite Uplink to DOWNLOAD, your ships profile from HQ. It was developed as a safeguard for the sensitive information that would be present on a Military Ship. All space crafts have these devices included directly into the ships construction. The AI we refer to as MOTHER is the conciseness of the systems and programs, running constantly aboard any spacecraft. It being the master program it is, its function to maintain a Prime Memory Core, which is the only running copy of the ships entire data network.

Which means that if a ship were to suffer a catastrophic failure to the point of an explosive decompression among other destructive forces, one would believe all this information including these modules would certainly be destroyed.

I arrived on deck two and proceeded to the ships Research Lab. As I stepped to the door, it opened and there Lt. Cmdr Lanix was occupied with some other project she was evaluating.

I cleared my throat, as she looked up and saluted,

( " Excuse me Sir, I didnÔÇÖt notice you there." )

" At ease Lt. Cmdr, "

" I wish to ask you a few question about your report, Just how did we find these memory modules intact ? "

( " Sir, the computer system and parts of, were attached to was what was left of the engineering deck of the Terran Raider. I surmised that the Engines went critical during the combat, which caused a cascade failure of the ships power conduits from the reactor right up to and including the engineering compartments. " )

( " I figure thatÔÇÖs when the bulkhead blew, it severed the Aft compartments from the ship. Referring to the construction diagrams of a MK-II Battle Cruiser, just on the other side of the bulkhead would be the Ships Fuel storage compartments. All that Radine and loose power conduits, those poor souls never even knew what hit them. " ).

( " As far as the Data and Voice recovery, well I thought I would try to reinitialize the memory modules from one of the old spares the Chief Engineer had, he help me connect it up and when we flipped the power on, it energized. " )

( " When we brought the wrecked console into the lab It still had a power cell working, It must of been enough to keep the Memory Module on standby mode. I was surprised we retrieved this intact, It isnÔÇÖt the full AI Core, but it does have some interesting information." )

( " But if I had more equipment I could break the encryption keys, then the only trick is to decrypt the encryption. " )

I pondered that explanation, then replied.

" Lt. Cmdr, This is truly a most remarkable find, I want you to secure this information. Consider it a matter of Ships Security, No further mention of this topic is to be discussed, with anyone. "

" This is very sensitive intelligence material, I wish to congratulate you on your expertise. I plan to put forth a recommendation for Commendation for this, You did a professional job here Lt. Cmdr. "

" I trust we can still access the memory Modules ? "

( " Oh Yes, Sir. The system is still online in one of the labs here. I have taken the liberty to copy the entire Memory Module, just in case of a unforeseen accident. " )

" Very well Lt. Cmdr, Carry On. "

With that I turned, and left the Research Lab in the capable hands of the Lt. Cmdr. I then proceeded back to the turbo lift and back to the Bridge. With what we found, all that data and information in the right hands would be a devastating blow to the Terran Raider security and intelligence.

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Mission Status Report: 05-02-3010

( GCV Uylesess )

To:

GALCOM ( Earth Fleet Command )

08:00 hrs / GMT / ( Zulu )

Proceeding with docking maneuvers with Wraith Station, have acquired 4800 tons of ore from mining probes.

Chief Engineer reports minimum damages from our previous combat exchange, but have made repairs and in addition plans have been made to upgrade the Uylesess armor, after the sales of ore stock.

Research Engineer has recovered some intact information, from the computer consoles recovered from the Terran Raiders destroyed Battle Cruiser. We are proceeding with analysis of that information Research Engineer Lt. Cmdr Lanix, is in the process if further recovery of data from those devices.

Uylesess Missiles stores down by ( 4 ) STS Ralix Missiles, we plan to restock weapon stores from Wraith Station.

Alpha, and Beta Wing fighters are now on Patrol as we dock with Wraith station. Ship and Crew of Uylesess have not reported any casualties, all ships systems are well in operating condition.I would like to recommend the GCV-Uylesess ready for duty, If any hostilities arise.

Will update on the Data retrieval attempt on end of watch.

Cmdr, M.F. Dodson

Commanding Officer

GCV-Uylesess

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CaptainÔÇÖs Log / 05-02-3010

10:00 hrs

After securing docking procedures with the Wraith Star Station, I ordered the ore excavated from the mining operations sold. Lt. Cmdr, Moran oversaw the unloading of the Ores off the Uylesess. The chief engineer was making arrangements with the stations refit crews, on the details of installing the armor upgrades.

I called to my First Officer,

" Lt. Cmdr. Moran you have the command, I am departing to the Station for a few hours. We will be at dock a few days any how I wish the crew to have a ( 24 hr pass ) aboard the station, see to it. "

( " Aye, Captain " )

I left the Bridge heading to my quarters, moments later I entered my quarters, and grabbed my digital organizer and headed for the transporter. I stepped into the corridor of the main deck and proceeded to the Transporter Room. A few moments later I stood out side the Transported Room, as I entered I was saluted by the systems engineer who manned the Transporter console.

" Lt. Can you send me over to the station? "

( " Yes, Sir. Do you have any particular coordinates, or will the Stations Promenade be sufficient ? " )

" The Promenade will be a good place, Thank you. "

( " Aye, Sir " )

I stepped onto the transporter pad and awaited transport. Suddenly I felt a tingling at the edge of my fingers, then felt the tingling crawl up my arms and legs, then I felt a bit woozy, and all I could see was a blinding flash of light. The next thing I remembered was standing on the transporter pad on the Uylesess,

but I wasnÔÇÖt there, when the lights disappeared there I was standing on the promenade of the Wraith Station.

Never have got used to that, oh well these modern means of transportation. Bah!

So as I proceeded around the various shops and stores, the Wraith Station Promenade had to offer. I came across a local Caf├®, I proceeded in the door and glanced for a table. Then had to step through the crowd of patrons to my seat, and sat down. Moments later the waiter handed me the menu, I looked over the offerings of the lunch specials. I decided on a sandwich, and a drink. The waiter retrieved the menu, and scurried to help yet another customer.

As I waited for my lunch, I caught a glimpse of the Wraith Stations Local Information Vid -Term. There one of the Stations News corespondents, was explaining about the recent freighter attack. And how GALCOM forces had assisted in a Disabled Freighters rescue. If the crew could see this I thought, as my lunch arrived.

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CaptainÔÇÖs Log / 05-02-3010

13:30 hrs

As I entered the Observation Deck, I was a set back in awe, I stood there a moment, and just gazed at her. Just to the left of the stations Flight Operations Deck, several panes of glass, three meters wide constructed the entire length of the decks outboard wall.

There on the Stations main docking platform, below me was my ship. The GCV-Uylesess, she still sends a chill down my spine to see her motionless hull, presented with the backdrop of a Marbled Blue Planet below.

Tethered to the Stations docking platform, as the refit crew attach the scaffolds to install the new Titanium Armor. I did glimpse the carbon scoring, of the previous combatÔÇÖs laser hits. Noting of real damage but just superficial flash marks, after the upgraded armor installation, sheÔÇÖll get a good going over from the Chief Engineer I thought.

Suddenly, my Com-link alarm sounded.

( " Captain, We are receiving message traffic from HQ, Shall I send it to you ? " ).

I paused just a moment then responded.

" Negative, Lt. Cmdr. IÔÇÖm done here, Have the transporter operator use my Com-link for a lock, and transport me immediately to the ship. "

( " Aye, Sir. Standing by. " )

As I felt my fingers tingle, I thought to my self , " Here we go again. " Bah!

Again as the flash of light disappeared, I stood in the transporter room of the Uylesess. The system engineer saluted me as I return his salute, I stepped off the platform and entered the corridor of the Main Deck, heading to the Bridge.

" Lt. Cmdr Moran, IÔÇÖm on board and will be on the Bridge momentarily. WhatÔÇÖs the Ships Status ? "

( " Sir, Ship is secure at dock, most of the crew are on leave, we have a contingent of the ships engineering Staff on board, and only six of them on station. Ships Marines are on search duty and only six of them on station. All Officers on board, but myself and the Communications Officer are on station." )

( " Currently the Uylesess is powered down, just life support, communications, and maintenance computers are online, received Priority Flash traffic on GALCOM secure frequency . " )

( " Message Traffic, is addressed to Commander of GCV-Uylesess." )

As I stepped on the Bridge, I replied.

" Very Well , Lt.Cmdr. Lets see what we got."

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10:30 / GMT / ZULU / 05-02-3001

From:

Galcom (HQ)

Terran Military (Earth Fleet Command)

Commander,

Have reviewed your last Mission Report, and are evaluating implications of your recent recovery of salvaged items you have reported.

GALCOM Intelligence has put forward a recall, of the Uylesess to GALCOM (HQ) to take possession of recovered evidence.

In addition GALCOM is reviewing that request as we speak. It has been determined that your presence in the Sirius Star System, Is having an effect of raider activity in that sector, Fleet Command is pleased with your performance thus far, and has forwarded a request to designate Lyrius and Lennen of the Sirius Star System as a regular ( Patrol Zone ).

With the recent capture of the ( Pixan Station ) along with the ( Wraith Station ), Sirius is now under Terran Military control and has become a matter of strategic importance. It is in the best Interest of Fleet Command to secure our presence there. Therefore the Uylesess is to remain on patrol in the Sirius Star System, and to continue your tasking as previously ordered.

You and your crew are to continue the mineral survey of planetary objects, and determine if any Radine Fuel Supplies can be developed in local systems. As to the recovered items from your encounter with the raider capital ship, GALCOM will dispatch a resupply convoy to deliver the requested materials to the two Terran Military Star Bases (Wraith Station ) Lyrius, ( Pixan Station) Lennen, in the Sirius System.

You are to transfer all material in regards to the salvaged items to the Captain of the ( GCV-Trinidad ) , One of the Battle Cruisers that will be the escorts of this Convoy, and should arrive in Lennen in two days time.

Once the salvaged items are exchanged you will receive sealed orders, from the Captain of the Trinidad.

After this exchange you are instructed to proceed with docking maneuvers with Pixan Station, and resupply the Uylesess for a ( 30 ) Day deployment, your tasking and destination will be disclosed with theses Orders.

Good Luck Commander,

GALCOM ( HQ ) Fleet Operations

Terran Military (Earth Fleet Command)

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CaptainÔÇÖs Log / 05-02-3010

15:00 hrs

Well, well, the Intel guyÔÇÖs seem to want that Recovered Console really bad. Pity I was hoping that Lt. Cmdr Lanix could have some time on that encryption. Well Orders are orders, and it will be a few dayÔÇÖs till we have to turn all that stuff over. Maybe she can crack the encryption by then, Just might keep the copy though, It might come in handy.

As I sat there in the captains chair, on the bridge of the Uylesess. I found my thoughts drifting, thinking of the last few dayÔÇÖs events and the implication of such actions in the political scheme of things.

I wondered did my counterpart on the bridge of that Terran Raider, have the same sense of duty, and follow a hierarchy of command, just as we do as the Officers and Crew of a Terran Military Spacecraft?

One would think with the vastness of space, we could exists with each other and not compete with the Ideology of the powers that are supposed to be reponscible for the decisions, of this Race or that Culture.

But in this grand plan, I just drive a starship, I go where they tell me, and I find what ever comes our way. With any luck I can make the right decisions, at the right time, and not get anybody killed.

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