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Posted on Tue Apr 12th, 2022 @ 12:19am by Master Chief Petty Officer Emile Javert & Lieutenant Commander Rowena McGowen & Lieutenant Commander Larim Myles
Edited on on Thu Aug 18th, 2022 @ 8:03am

1,007 words; about a 5 minute read

Mission: Episode 12 - Risin' To Risa
Location: Chief Security Officer's Office - Deck 9 - USS Pioneer
Timeline: MD007 1100 hrs


Since he joined the Pioneer Emile had attempted to catch up on the goings and comings of everyone around, that is to say in the sector. As any good Intelligence Analyst knows the best way to that is monitor the chatter. So he had kept a close ear out on a lot of communications in the sector. Over the past couple of days something that had developed in Romulan space peaked his interest. To be more precise this occurred on a colony that the Jutrai claimed as theirs. Over the past few days things had developed more and more. So the time had come to bring it up the chain. With this in mind he summoned his Chief and met with the Chief of security. He stepped into the security chief's office and seemed all business. "Commander, thanks for seeing me on short notice."

"You're entirely welcome, Master Chief" Larim replied, sipping a cup of coffee.

Emile was happy to see Rowena enter the room a few moments later. This way he would not have to repeat what he was about to explain. "Over the past few days I have been analyzing the chatter in Romulan space and I have come across something interesting, and at the very least unusual. It seems that a great deal of resources and a whole lot of mention has been going to a planet named Igion. This is a planet that according to the information we gained from the Ambassadors is a colony of the Jutrai."

"The Jutrai you say?" Rowena looked a bit in thought. "Ah yes, there are a few extensive reports on them by Masters. She didn't trust them fully yet. But she is a good intelligence officer. What information you got for me, chief?"

"Some strange goings on... Something having to do with body parts washing up on the coastlines of rivers and oceans. You know Romulan coding being what it is, it is very hard to get the whole story. But this is what we have so far. The Romulan Empire is offering to assist, although there is no word on whether or not this assistance has been accepted." Emile continued as he passed out PADDS that contained the data he had gathered thus far.

Rowena took the PADD and started reading. "So body parts washing on the shore. Are they from the locals? Are there any missing people on the planet that we know off?"

"According to the chatter yes there are reports of a number of Jutrai who went missing over the past year and have never been found. As for the body parts they are of native Jutrai, and other species..." Emile began and then his eyes widened. "...Including human, that is if this report is to be believed."

"That fits" Larim said. "WO Masters, the former CIO was doing some digging when the Jutrai were our guests. We were trying to figure things out, but I was acting XO at the time, then acting CO." He sighed. "It was a busy week. Anyway, I had to be the diplomat and couldn't follow up on it."

"It is surprising that human feet would be among them beacuse according to Starfleet records. No vessel from the Federation, or containing humans from anywhere ever visited the Jutrai or any of their worlds. But, Romulans are involved and it is possible that they resorted to something sinister." Emile leaned back in his chair and placed his hand on his chin speculatively. It was a piece of body language that he picked up from reading Sherlock Holmes.

"Question is, how sinister?" Larim said, rubbing his chin. "Cloning? But you probably wouldn't need a whole foot for that though"

"Hmmm, as far as I know Commander when the Romulans are involved it could be anything. And although there is no evidence that the Romulans are involved something here just does not smell right." Emile responded his French accent adding an almost noir effect to what unraveled before them. "What is your take on it Lieutenant?"

Rowena just quietly listened and read the padd. She looked when she was asked the question. Her thoughts were basically all over the place, but making assumptions wasn't going to be doing good. "I don't want to jump to conclusions just until I see the evidence. I think we should go there and science and medical will have to make the determination if humans and other species than the Jutrai and the Romulans are involved. Meanwhile I could find out if there are people missing over the last year. I am sure Starfleet and Federation would have records, but we need mysterious missing persons over the past year." She tapped her nose. "I may need some more coffee, it's going to be a long night."

"I will see if there is anything else that I can get on these goings on. But for the time being it seems that everyone involved is being very hush hush on the matter." Emile responded. He did not think it was the right time to take it to the Captain. But he was not going to argue with the Department Head.

"Tight loop I'd say. Nothing leaves this group until we have something concrete. Then we go to the CO. Reasonable?" Larim said

Javert nodded in agreement with the Security Chief as it was exactly what he thought. However, the idea of whatever this is happening still troubled him. The young Intelligence Analyst decided to make it his personal mission to find something out about this. The question was how, when there were zero contacts within the Jutrai.

A Joint Post By

Master Chief Petty Officer Emile Javert
Infiltration Specialist, USS Pioneer


Lieutenant Rowena McGowen
Chief Intelligence Officer/Second Officer, USS Pioneer


Lieutenant Commander Larim Myles
Chief Security/Tactical Officer, USS Pioneer

 

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