Episode 2- What's Lost Is Found
On its maiden voyage, the USS Atlantis studies a spatial anomaly hiding an artifact from a civilization lost long ago.
|Mission Group||Season One (2019)|
|Start Date||30 Jan 2019 @ 4:13pm|
In orbit of a Quantum Mechanical Black Hole near the Neethia system, the Atlantis sound a strange object that, upon further analysis, we realized was an artifact of the long-extinct Rall Empire, a culture that disappeared 35,000 years ago. However, the object itself, which we learn was fired from the planet Aione II 31,000 years ago. Something Rall survived the fall of their civilization.
First Contact with the Rall did not go as planned. The Atlantis has been taken over, with most of her crew transferred to Rall prison ships. Our chief engineer is being forced to fix the engines for them, while our XO undermines his efforts. The chief flight control officer has absconded with our shuttlepod, the Magnus, to find help with the USS Findlay.
Fascinated by the mixed-species nature of both our Counselor and her unborn child, the Rall saw in us a chance to solve their current crisis. They will use our ship to take them back to the stars, and want our crew to breed with the native Aioneans, their food stock, to improve their genetic diversity. Some of our crew complied with the Rall order. Others have resisted. Some have suffered.
In the Rall prison, the Atlantis crew was able to congregate in general population areas. Victims of the Rall gladiator arena called The Pit rioted and acquired weapons. The Atlantis crew managed to secure communications with their ship and use the Rall portal technology to get back aboard.
(To be concluded)