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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
A meeting with the council
by Captain Hans Andersson & Commander Melody Jones & Lieutenant Mathias McPhee
? THe Etheria
Heart of Stone
by Lieutenant Mathias McPhee & Commander Melody Jones & Lieutenant Breana Rathburn & Petty Officer 1st Class David Scarlet
MD6 1200 Airlock 3
Looking for answers when there's none to find
by Lieutenant Hayley Godding & Commander Caroline Miller
MD4 11:00 Security chiefs office
Meanwhile up above
by Commander Melody Jones & Commander Save'ena (Sav) Tillatix & Commander Caroline Miller & Lieutenant Commander Marbim Rejal & Lieutenant Breana Rathburn & Lieutenant Kyhl Ch'rehron & Lieutenant Mathias McPhee & Petty Officer 1st Class David Scarlet
MD6 0930 USS Merlin
Doctor Miller I presume
by Commander Caroline Miller & Lieutenant Kyhl Ch'rehron
Sickbay
The Etheria - Part 1
by Captain Hans Andersson & Commander Melody Jones & Civilian Sansa Draxx-Jones & Commander Save'ena (Sav) Tillatix & Commander Caroline Miller & Lieutenant Hayley Godding & Lieutenant Kyhl Ch'rehron & Petty Officer 1st Class David Scarlet & Commander Luke Springfield
MD 6 Unknown
Explanations
by Commander Caroline Miller & Commander Melody Jones
MD3 1930 Carolin's quaerters
The Road appears
by Lieutenant Mathias McPhee & Commander Melody Jones
MD 4 1000 Runabout Pericival
Let's go for a swim?
by Commander Melody Jones & Civilian Sansa Draxx-Jones & Commander Save'ena (Sav) Tillatix & Commander Caroline Miller & Lieutenant Commander Marbim Rejal & Lieutenant Hayley Godding & Lieutenant Kyhl Ch'rehron
MD 6 0930 Main Shuttlebay, USS Percival
A Hostile takeover?
by Civilian Sansa Draxx-Jones
MD 6 0915 Sansa's quarters
Arrival
by Commander Melody Jones & Commander Save'ena (Sav) Tillatix & Commander Caroline Miller & Lieutenant Commander Marbim Rejal & Lieutenant Hayley Godding & Petty Officer 1st Class David Scarlet
MD6 0900 Main Bridge
Cammoflauge
by Lieutenant Breana Rathburn & Major Richard "Wolf" Johnson, Psy.D.
Current =/\= Turbolift =/\=
I shot first
by Petty Officer 1st Class David Scarlet & Lieutenant Breana Rathburn
MD3 1730 Brig
Debriefing
by Lieutenant Hayley Godding & Commander Melody Jones & Major Richard "Wolf" Johnson, Psy.D. & Lieutenant Breana Rathburn & Petty Officer 1st Class David Scarlet
MD3 1700 Ready room
Wel.... That was unexpected
by Lieutenant JG Ricardo Draxx & Commander Melody Jones & Civilian Sansa Draxx-Jones
MD2 1930 Melody and Drax's quarters
The Aftermath
by Lieutenant Hayley Godding & Commander Melody Jones & Civilian Sansa Draxx-Jones
MD3 2100 The arboretum
Reunion
by Petty Officer 1st Class David Scarlet & Commander Save'ena (Sav) Tillatix
MD2 - 2100 Hours Sav's Quarters
Trial Run
by Commander Save'ena (Sav) Tillatix & Commander Melody Jones & Major Richard "Wolf" Johnson, Psy.D. & Lieutenant Breana Rathburn & Lieutenant Hayley Godding & Petty Officer 1st Class David Scarlet & Sergeant Major Zorass Zh'tohrit
MD3 1600 Engineering / Bridge
The Song of the sea
by Commander Save'ena (Sav) Tillatix & Lieutenant Hayley Godding & Civilian Sansa Draxx-Jones
MD3 1900 Sav's quarters
A pregnant possibility
by Commander Melody Jones & Commander Caroline Miller
MD2 1730 Sickbay
New Doctor
by Lieutenant Kyhl Ch'rehron & Commander Melody Jones
MD 3 1330 shuttle bay 1
An educational encounter
by Civilian Sansa Draxx-Jones & Civilian Jacob Carson & Lieutenant Hayley Godding
MD 3 1600 The Library
Reporting In
by Lieutenant Hayley Godding & Petty Officer 1st Class David Scarlet
MD 1400 CSO Office
Return to Unit
by Commander Melody Jones & Petty Officer 1st Class David Scarlet
MD3 1300 Shuttle bay 2
Inspection
by Major Richard "Wolf" Johnson, Psy.D. & Sergeant Major Zorass Zh'tohrit & Commander Melody Jones
MD3 1100 =/\= Marine Country =/\=

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.