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
Engineering Report
by Lieutenant Breana Rathburn & Commander Melody Jones
MD2 1200 Main Engineering
Good Morning
by Civilian Sansa Draxx-Jones & Lieutenant Hayley Godding
MD3 0800 Godding's quarters
An Engineered Solution (Placeholder)
by Lieutenant Hayley Godding & Lieutenant Breana Rathburn
MD2 - 1900 Main Engineering/CEO's Office
Join me for a swim?
by Lieutenant Hayley Godding & Civilian Sansa Draxx-Jones
MD 3 2000 Holodeck 1
Voyage of The USS Darwin
by Captain Hans Andersson & Commander Luke Springfield
2286 Main bridge, USS Darwin
What makes Melody Jones?
by Commander Caroline Miller & Commander Melody Jones
MD2 1000 Chief Counsellors Office
Security Update
by Lieutenant Hayley Godding & Commander Melody Jones
MD 2 1600 Captain's ready room
The Hedgehog of approval
by Civilian Sansa Draxx-Jones & Lieutenant Hayley Godding
MD2 1300 The Jones's qurters
It's been a while...
by Commander Save'ena (Sav) Tillatix & Commander Melody Jones
MD1 1100 Captain's ready room
The pitter patter of future feet
by Lieutenant JG Ricardo Draxx & Commander Melody Jones & Civilian Sansa Draxx-Jones
MD1 2000 The Jone's quarters
Inspection tour
by Commander Melody Jones & Lieutenant Commander Marbim Rejal
MD1 1300 Main bridge
Unforseen Complcations
by Commander Melody Jones & Commander Save'ena (Sav) Tillatix & Commander Caroline Miller & Major Richard "Wolf" Johnson, Psy.D. & Lieutenant Commander Marbim Rejal & Lieutenant Hayley Godding
MD1 0900 Main Bridge
Mission Concerns
by Commander Melody Jones & Lieutenant Hayley Godding
MD-01 1200 Ready Room
The Security Chief who loved me
by Lieutenant Hayley Godding & Civilian Sansa Draxx-Jones
MD1 2100 Holodeck 1
When Amelia met Melody
by Commander Melody Jones
10 years ago Earth, Austin Texas

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.