Our mission to prevent the Heinlein-Class Battlecruiser known
as the USS Chillicothe from remaining in the hands of the terrorist
organization calling themselves the "Maquis", who stole it from
under us with help from sleeper agents on board, was, technically,
a success. Given that our mission was to either recapture the
Chillicothe or destroy her, our fulfillment of the latter would
indicate that it was. However, it appears we have lost Lieutenant
Chi Tianha and Ensign Sal Endos, along with four other crew, during
the battle. Morale seems especially low on board right now.
Currently, we are operating a refitted Steamrunner-Class frigate
called the USS Charlottetown, which was loaned to us by Admiral
Remington to carry out the aforementioned mission, and are heading
home to Starbase Gabriel at best possible speed.
However, it seems that we can not actually get too close to our
home port right now. Apparantly, three other ship's Commanding
Officers, as well as the admiral herself, have been captured by
a group called 'The Orion Syndicate'. We've been ordered to remain
outside of Gypsy Fleet space until the situation is resolved.
They don't want to risk letting the Syndicate getting their hands
on another starship captain.
As we are a long distance from home anyway, I have ordered that
we continue our course to Gabriel. I will monitor the situtation
regarding the Syndicate closely, and make any necessary decisions
when it is prudent.
Now, it appears that we are receiving a distress call from another
starship, only a few light years off of our course. Ops reports
that we are the only ship in range. We're changing course to intercept
and assist, if possible.