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A Whale of a problem (We're going to need a bigger boat)

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The Merlin has to make peaceful first contact with a race of aliens who blame them for the acts of cruelty against Humpback Whales.

Start Date Wednesday 1 July 2020 @ 11:32

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Title Timeline Location
Treking for Trolls
by Commander Caroline Miller & Lieutenant Mathias McPhee & Lieutenant JG Nir’anyar
MD4 14:00 Miller family home, Sweden
Safe Among The Trees
by Lieutenant Commander Marbim Rejal & Commander Save'ena (Sav) Tillatix
Shore Leave/R&R Day 1 Northern Ireland
Engineering Music
by Lieutenant Breana Rathburn & Lieutenant Mathias McPhee
Sometime during the journey to Earth Engineering
Artwork and Medical
by Lieutenant Kyhl Ch'rehron & Lieutenant Mathias McPhee
Journey homeward Kyhl's Quarters
Meeting the XO
by Lieutenant Mathias McPhee & Lieutenant Commander Marbim Rejal
Day Before Arrival at Earth The Round Table
The Olive Branch
by 1st Lieutenant David Scarlet & Lieutenant Breana Rathburn
MD9 1500 Engineering Main Office
Healing First Impressions
by 1st Lieutenant David Scarlet & Commander Caroline Miller
MD9 1300 Counselling offices
In depth with Fay
by Commander Caroline Miller & Civilian Sansa Draxx-Jones
MD9 1100 Caroline's office
Just a checkup - Part 2
by Civilian Sansa Draxx-Jones & Lieutenant Kyhl Ch'rehron & Lieutenant Mathias McPhee & Lieutenant JG Nir’anyar
MD 8 1400 Sickbay
Whispers from a gentle soul
by Lieutenant JG Nir’anyar & Lieutenant Mathias McPhee
The evening before the ship's arrival to Earth The Round Table
A hidden truth
by Civilian Sansa Draxx-Jones & Lieutenant Commander Hayley Godding
MD7 2130 Fay's quarters / Hayley's Quarters
Reassuring a father
by Civilian Jacob Carson & Lieutenant Ricardo Draxx
MD5 1300 The Library, USS Merlin
Late Night Visitor
by Lieutenant Commander Hayley Godding & Lieutenant Mathias McPhee
MD 8 2200 Godding's Quarters
An enchanting meeting
by Commander Caroline Miller & Lieutenant Mathias McPhee
Before return to Earth Arboretum
Relight the fire?
by Civilian Sansa Draxx-Jones & Lieutenant Commander Hayley Godding
MD8 2100 The Round Table
The Siren Call of the Whales
by Civilian Sansa Draxx-Jones & Lieutenant Mathias McPhee
MD8 1100 Holodeck 3
Just a checkup
by Civilian Sansa Draxx-Jones & Lieutenant Kyhl Ch'rehron & Lieutenant JG Nir’anyar
MD7 1400 Sickbay
Introductions all round
by Captain Melody Jones & Civilian Sansa Draxx-Jones & Commander Save'ena (Sav) Tillatix & Commander Caroline Miller & Lieutenant Commander Marbim Rejal & Lieutenant Commander Hayley Godding & Lieutenant Breana Rathburn & Lieutenant Kyhl Ch'rehron & Lieutenant Mathias McPhee & Lieutenant JG Nir’anyar & 1st Lieutenant David Scarlet
MD7 0900 Various
Coffee or drink with Security
by Lieutenant Mathias McPhee & Lieutenant Commander Hayley Godding
MD 7 1300 Holo Deck 3
The Past is Always Present
by Lieutenant Commander Hayley Godding
MD6 2300 Hayley's Quarters
The next injection
by Commander Caroline Miller & Lieutenant Ricardo Draxx & Captain Melody Jones
MD9 2100 Draxx/Jones quarters
A Plea For Help
by Commander Caroline Miller & Lieutenant Commander Hayley Godding
MD6 2100 Holodeck
Chance Encounters
by Captain Melody Jones & Commander Caroline Miller & Lieutenant JG Nir’anyar
MD6 2130 Round Table
Chewin' the fat
by Lieutenant Commander Marbim Rejal & Lieutenant Ricardo Draxx
MD3 Evening shift Main ops
Preparing the ground
by Lieutenant Ricardo Draxx & Captain Melody Jones & Civilian Sansa Draxx-Jones
MD6 2030 Melody and Draxx’s quarters

Mission Summary

The USS Merlin encounters a probe similar to the one that was sent to make contact with Humpback Whales and almost destroyed Earth in the process. This one however, is transmitting an old Starfleet signal, not heard in almost a century. The Merlin is ordered to investigate and finds a massive ocean planet inhabited by the Megapteraians, a telepathic race who contacted the whales. The Megapteraians are very similar to the whales, enormous, highly intelligent beings with extraordinary mental powers who live underwater. They use their mental abilities to grow organic technology (like the probe). They also have the Etheria. Another dimension that they created where their consciousness can interact as physical beings. They also find something else, the USS Darwin.


The Darwin was a Constitution class ship that was sent to investigate the original probe and was never heard from again. The ship is abandoned so the Merlin turns it’s attention to the planet.

The Merlin crew find a single island grown for a specific purpose, to house the crew of the Darwin. Their bodies were placed in suspended animation pods and their minds experience the Etheria so they could interact with the Megapteraians. The Megapteraians initially blamed them for the near loss of the humpback whales and punished them repeatedly in a virtual hunt for the last 100 years.

An away team from the Merlin are captures and placed in similar pods, experiencing what the crew of the Darwin have gone through. They then must establish peaceful relations with the Megapteraians, convincing them humanity and whale lives peacefully together. They must also rescue the crew of the Darwin.