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The following is Player Knowledge (PK) between the Administrative Officer and the Captain. These are the only two persons who have the information presented here and are, therefore, the only two that may act on the information. When and if the information is addressed to your particular character, you should respond – But only IN CHARACTER!

From: LT Reilly, AO
To: CAPT Harkon, CO
Subject: Events concerning Alpha V Colony

Sir,

At your direction, I am providing a semi-chronological narrative of events within the Alpha system concerning the SS Serenity of the Stars distress call and a subsequent science and security investigation. This narrative is based upon retrievable recorded data but not upon extensive interview of personnel. The intent of this commentary is to allow the Commanding Officer an amount of information in order to make any command decisions regarding reporting to applicable Starfleet Commands and appropriate actions with regard to personnel.

To establish conditions prior, the USS Sochan was under orders to rendezvous with Lambdonian representatives in the Rodinia System for Diplomatic contact and the exchange of personnel. Federation personnel to be picked up were LCDR John "Jack" Marshall, LT Henry Jones Jr. and LTjg A'lex Talis. The lone Lambdonian person to be returned was LT Elda Narman. No further reference regarding this assignment shall be made unless specifically relating to events within the Alpha system.

While in route to the Rodina System, the USS Sochan did receive a Code One Alpha Zero distress call from the SS Serenity of the Stars indicating that their hull had been breached, reportedly by external events (ie: possibly fired upon). Under CO’s orders, the USS Sochan did divert course IAW applicable General Orders.

Initial communication with the SS Serenity of the Stars was difficult as the USS Sochan was unable to directly contact the Commanding Officer or other command staff. Communications and reports were being represented by a LT Jastik (Orion), reported as an Operations Officer. Eventual contact with Captain Peirce Hawkeye and Commander Charles Epp, CO and XO respectfully, indicated that they believed their vessel had been fired upon.
Upon arrival and after communication with CAPT Peirce Hawkeye, an away team was dispatched to the SS Serenity of the Stars to establish conditions and estimate repairs. There was one reported casualty and one missing passenger. Engineering, Science and Security teams were dispatched; these included LT Susan Grant, LT Sasha Yuri, LCDR Yuri, LTjg Vidro, LTjg Julius Levinson, LTjg Adam Pierson and several security and engineering support personnel.

It was established that a forward arboretum of the SS Serenity of the Stars had a breach in a transparent aluminum panel and associated structural support damage. LT Grant estimated a period of 8 to 12 hours to complete repairs. LCDR Yuri and LTjg Vidro did estimate the amount of energy needed to cause the breach. LTjg Levinson did conduct an investigation on the deceased, declaring the cause of death as a decapitation. This finding and the information provided by Sciences and Engineering indicted that the breach was caused by events within the starliner and there had been a murder. LT Sasha Yuri commenced an investigation accordingly.

LTjg Vidro assisted LTjg Levinson in the investigation of the deceased. While LT Sasha Yuri and LTjg Pierson conducted an investigation of the murder by searching the rooms of the deceased and the missing person. They were identified as Morgan D'Estaing, the deceased, and Joe Dawson, missing. Various ‘false’ identifications and unique and old sword within Morgan D'Estaing’s stateroom. LTjg Pierson’s search of Joe Dawson’s stateroom yielded negative results. Research aboard the USS Sochan did reveal that Morgan D'Estaing possibly traveled under a variety of pseudonyms including Morgan St. Cloud and Morgan Fleurie. These identities have been reportedly tied to a thief.

LT Sasha Yuri and LTjg Pierson began to conduct interviews and searches of the SS Serenity of the Stars for clues and witnesses, LT Quel'Sar and LT John Crichton joined the crew already aboard the liner. First Officer CDR Kirin Rachal Rah-Xephon observed the starliner from a view port aboard the USS Sochan and reported seeing “bio-energy” in and around the arboretum and requested to board the liner to take a closer look. LCDR Yuri requested the I, the AO, make available a list of materials so he may construct a model of the energy events. LTjg Levinson and LTjg Vidro began testing to corpse for possible storage and/or release of bio-energy. Aboard the USS Sochan, OPS Boss, LCDR Helmut Richter began to assemble security away teams in appropriate environmental combat armors.

At some point in the searches, LTjg Pierson was on a passenger deck when confronted by various persons. An altercation occurred which, reportedly, a women (later identified) drew a sword within a crowd. Panicked passengers began stampeding in the area. Shipboard sensors observed the unidentifiable energy building exponentially, similar to one modeled by LCDR Yuri, in the proximity of the panic. LCDR Richter immediately dispatched security teams within available on transporters. PO2 Jon Jandras, was the only Security Specialist to have properly and securely donned his gear and was transported to the area without additional support. The energy wave exploded prior to PO2 Jandras obtaining visual confirmation of the activity and the explosion rendered him prone and disengaged. At the conclusion of the energy disruption, shipboard sensors did record three (3) sensor contacts departing the inner radius of the explosion. These contacts were not positively identified. At the end of these events, a decapitated body was found near the epicenter of the energy event. During the occurrence LTjg Pierson lost his comm-badge.

Concurrent to the aforementioned events, CDR Rah-Xephon entered the arboretum. Scanning the local area the Commanders tricorder experienced a catastrophic failure. CDR Rah-Xephon used her innate Yoeshin abilities to see auras and witnessed, accordingly, the diminishing bio-energy presence she witnessed from the Sochan. The Commander then touched one of the trees within the arboretum and had a “mind altering” experience. She was immediately returned to Medical for observation. According to the medical records, she reported what seemed to be about 200 plus years of memories from more than one individual. She was certified fit for duty in short order.

Back aboard the vessel, investigations by various teams over several hours revealed the following items.
• Decapitated victim #1 identified as Morgan D'Estaing, a reported thief.
• Decapitated victim #2 indentified as Amanda Darrieux, also a reported thief and with numerous aliases.
• The reported Bio-Energy was identified by Sciences as originating within a human (humanoid) body and being released when the subject was decapitated (see LCDR Yuir’s computer model).
• The remains seemed to be several hundred years old with no viable bio-energy remaining (see Medical and Science reports from LTjg Levinson and LTjg Vidro).
• Searching for this bio-energy via tricorder appears to disable the tricorder (see CDR Rah-Xephon’s Equipment Loss Report).
• Thieves may have been searching for a mineral object of small size with a possible crystalline form (see LT Crichton’s Tricorder scan record of Morgan D’Estaing’s stateroom).
• CDR Rah-Xephon reported the Bio-energy has or transfers memories to living objects. (see Medical and Fitness reports).
• Both persons were decapitated by swords. (see LT Sasha Yuri’s security instructions to deployed forces).
• Ships’ security forces aboard the Serenity of the Stars are ill equipped to handle a full investigation (see various Command Staff records).
• Captain Hawkeye has made a deal for a private vessel, the SS Mutant Enemy, to take the original corpse and conduct their own investigation. The SS Mutant Enemy is a private Science Vessel but seems to deal primarily with paranormal sciences (see USS Endeavor report by CAPT T’Lar regarding the events on Acheron).

LT Sasha Yuri began searching the vessel for persons with swords. The LT came upon a women on the open recreation deck speaking with one of the Serenity of the Star’s crewmen. LT Sasha Yuri approached the individual, ordered them to stop IAW with all Starfleet rules and regulations. LT Sasha Yuri called for backup, PO2 Jandras was responding. The women fired a phaser at LT Sasha Yuri stunning her. PO2 Jandras engaged the hostile women with a self carried Combat Knife. Alarms sounded aboard the liner and the Sochan’s shipboard sensors located the area of conflict and LCDR ordered an immediate beam out of PO2 Jandras and the target. A transporter malfunction, possibly caused by the starliner's shield going up upon the alarm, caused both subjects to be beamed to another location aboard the liner – several decks below.

Seated outside the area where the subject and PO2 Jandras were mistakenly transported, sat LTjg Pierson and LT Crichton. LTjg Pierson suggested that LT Crichton rushed to the upper decks to get security assistance. Sochan Shipboard scanners located PO2 Jandras engaged with another individual, had the starliner lower shielding and transported the subjects directly to the brig. In the brig, it was discovered that the two subjects were PO2 Jandras and LTjg Pierson. LTjg Pierson was rendering aid to an incapacitated PO2 Jandras. Queried about the situation LTjg Pierson explained that he heard the commotion entered the area, tried to stun the female spotted by LT Sasha Yuri and accidently stunned Jandras (confirmed by PO2 Jandras). LTjg Pierson explained that the subject fled the scene and he assisted Jandras. LTjg Pierson provided a description of the assailant which was immediately disseminated and a search began. PO2 Jandras described how he stabbed the sword welding female several times (numbers vary from 6 to 9) with a large knife and how she just kept coming at him. PO2 Jandras was admitted to sickbay.

As time was nearing for the rendezvous at Rodinia System, you assigned CDR Rah-Xephon as away team leader aboard the SS Serenity of the Stars to continue repairs and to conduct an investigation. Remaining aboard the Serenity of the Stars were: LT Susan Grant, to continue repairs; LT John Crichton as the #2 away team leader; LTjg Julius Levinson conducting medical examinations; LTjg Adam Pierson, conducting interviews; and various ancillary personnel to augment the appropriate tasks. CDR Rah-Xephon orders all personnel to travel in pairs, at a minimum, with at least one person armed. All personnel were to have communicators or comm-badges. A security officer reports being sent by LTjg to retrieve a working comm-badge for the LTjg. This security officer offered an opinion to CDR Rah-Xephon that LTjg Pierson “ditched” the Security Officer.

After the departure of the USS Sochan, certain items and their order become muddled, for lack of a better word. Bulleted below are the issues that are of record and will provide insight when coupled with actual statements from crew personnel.
• CDR Rah-Xephon did request and receive a lockdown of shuttle and transporter operations between the SS Serenity of the Stars and Alpha V.
• LTjg Pierson did conduct a variety of interviews both on the ship and on the surface of Alpha V.
• LTjg Pierson did use a variety of methods to transport to the surface with ‘jurisdictional’ authority.
• CDR Rah-Xephon did dispatch to the surface of Alpha V to search for both information and LTjg Pierson.
• LT Crichton did assume operational command of the away team while CDR Rah-Xephon was dirtside.
• LT Crichton did make personal contact with a women identified as Kate (no further information available) and accompanied her to the planet surface after CDR Rah-Xephon returned to the vessel.
• CDR Rah-Xephon did make contact with a person identifying themselves as Matt McCormick and as an Investigator for the Federation Investigative Service. Record checks would later show that a Matt McCormick was a civilian Law Enforcement Investigator with ties to Captain Archer.
• LT Grant completed the structural repairs on the arboretum in an effective and timely manner and then commenced repairs on the damaged passageway.
• Several hours after the departure of the Sochan a series of events caused the dispatch of additional personnel from the Sochan to return to Alpha V.

After several hours, it is apparent that CDR Rah-Xephon did locate a person or persons that showed this bio-aura and, thereby, had the possibility of being connected to the strange occurrences aboard the Serenity of the Stars. Believing that the security scanners have located a person carrying a sword on the Lido deck, the Commander and a security officer headed to the LIDO deck. Scanners showed the “sword” person seated pool side but, according to CDR Rah-Xephon, see saw the aura of the individual indentified as FIS Investigator Matt McCormick under a tree area. Analysis shows this to be very near the same area as the hostile contact between the Female sword welder and LT Sasha Yuri and PO2 Jandras. CDR Rah-Xephon engaged INV McCormick in pertinent conversation until she was interrupted by LT Crichton from across the LIDO deck.

It appears that LT Crichton was intentionally signaling CDR Rah-Xephon, who began to head towards the LT. LT Crichton was walking with a women later identified as “Kate”. CDR Rah-Xephon reports both Kate and LT Crichton were showing this aura. INV McCormick refused to accompany the Commander and headed in the opposite direction.

When CDR Rah-Xephon, LT Crichton and “Kate” where within arm’s reach an altercation occurred. The security officer backup reported fumbling the draw of his weapon, but the encounter was mostly over by the time he gained control of his weapon and attempted to stun the group. However, according to his account and the account of the personnel on the Lido deck, here is the best I can piece together.

CDR Rah-Xephon wanted LT Crichton and Kate to accompany her to the ship’s doctor in an attempt to get answers to the investigation. At some point the conversation broke down and both LT Crichton and Kate attempted to engage CDR Rah-Xephon in hand-to-hand combat. LT Crichton punched CDR Rah-Xephon in the face and Kate apparently attempted a Vulcan nerve pinch. CDR Rah-Xephon reportedly “sneezed” or blew something into the faces of the assailants. As LT Crichton appear to slump towards the floor another person, a female, appeared or “came-out-of” LT Crichton. Kate and CDR Rah-Xephon were physically engaged when this other female attacked the Commander. Kate began to slump to the floor. The Commander had trouble drawing her weapon. The new female pulled a sword from a hidden sheath on Kate’s back and swung at CDR Rah-Xephon separating a foot from her body. The CDR fired her phaser, but the assailant did not fall. A second swing of the sword caused CDR Rah-Xephon to lose a leg (about though level). The Security Officer fired and seemed to stun all.

A bystander then fired a phaser stunning the group. Described by fleeing witnesses as an older human with graying hair and a beard, the bystander then activated a device which apparently caused the main lighting to go out. By the time other ship’s personnel reported to the area, the two females were gone and CDR Rah-Xephon and LT Crichton were taken to the starliner's sickbay where LTjg Levinson was.

Somewhere within this time frame, the Command Staff of the Serenity of the Stars became annoyed with the away teams’ actions. At some point they locked down the vessel access to only public areas. By the loss of command abilities of both CDR Rah-Xephon and LT Crichton, the natural command and control progression placed LT Susan Grant in charge of the away team. Because of a lack of information provided LT Grant and the incapacitation of both CDR Rah-Xephon and LT Crichton, LT Grant was ill equipped to address Captain Pierce Hawkeye’s demands and questions. LT Grant was forced to “reverse-engineer” the investigation. This would prove to be time consuming and detrimental to the overall cooperation and end goal.

In sickbay, LTjg Levinson had stabilized CDR Rah-Xephon and LT Crichton. The medical teams began to re-graft the Commanders limbs. LTjg Levinson placed LT Crichton in cryo-statis because they could not determine the cause of his affliction and the potential of “possession” by an alien being or energy. CDR Yuri and LTjg Vidro had earlier reported that the energy was contained within a living being, possibly “energizing” a cadaver or ‘possessing’ a living being in a manner similar to the malicious incorporeal entity discovered by the USS Enterprise under CAPT Kirk in stardate 3615.4 (see records titled “Wolf in the Fold”).

Upon the report received by LT Grant and the condition of the away team, CO USS Sochan dispatched additional personnel via the Aero-Shuttle back to the SS Serenity of the Stars. The USS Sochan continued on its primary mission.
Several hours transpired while LT Grant reorganized the investigation and received the aero-shuttle and the backup team. LT Grant dispatched SCPO Rimmer in the Aero-shuttle to keep all other vessels at greater than transport distance to the Serenity of the Stars. LT Grant reconfirmed the order to not allow personnel to beam to the planet surface or shuttle departure. Prior to his departure, SCPO Rimmer did discover that the FIS Investigator, Matt McCormick had taken a shuttle to the planet surface. The newly arrived medical team revived LT Crichton when they could not discover any anomalies in his bios.

Timeliness of the following varies and is without confirmation until personnel are interviewed. However the following events do occur within close proximity to one another. The SS Mutant Enemy arrives in system and requests permission to secure its cargo from the SS Serenity of the Stars. SCPO Rimmer engages the SS Mutant Enemy in communications indicating that their vessel cannot close within transporter range of the SS Serenity of the Stars. Flight logs indicate that there was a potential communication misunderstanding as the SS Mutant Enemy interprets the range restrictions as a ‘quarantine’ of Alpha V and the SS Serenity of the Stars. The Federation News Network reports that Alpha V has been quarantined by Starfleet, specifically the USS Sochan. Admiral Roughgarden contacts the USS Sochan to inquire on the quarantine. After some negotiation, the SS Mutant Enemy is granted permission to retrieve both decapitated bodies from the SS Serenity of the Stars and clearance to land on the planet surface.

Records indicate that LTjg Pierson’s exact location is unable to be verified by away team members. SCPO Rimmer’s instructions were to monitor area traffic and any transporter beaming. SCPO Rimmer did detect the SS Loronar, a private merchant vessel, departing the planet surface. The SS Loronar did transport LTjg Pierson to the surface of Alpha V and SCPO did a relay transport from the surface to the sickbay aboard the SS Serenity of the Stars. A records check of the SS Loronar shows contact with Task Force 16 vessels while in the System A5A253 (see mission reports related to LP236).
The incident take took place within sickbay need statements to clarify actual events but the following did occur. SS Serenity Star personnel were sent to sickbay and all USS Sochan personnel with instructions to disarm them. When the merchant security force arrived in the vicinity of the sickbay, they were openly armed with stun-sticks. Records show that LT Crichton did discharge his weapon at the security team. There is a record of multiple small arms fire. Upon the first discharge, the SS Serenity went into full lock down closing all bulkheads and securing all vital areas by standard forcefields. It is indicated that LT Crichton did attempt to use his phaser to breach a bulkhead. It also appears probable that the ‘back-blast’ did impact LTjg Levinson causing his passing.

During these events the SS Serenity of the Stars did activate all non-lethal anti-hijacking systems. Once the USS Sochan crew was subdued they were brought to holding areas until the in system arrival of the USS Sochan. Items to of note include the following.
• SCPO Rimmer did communicate with the SS Mutant Enemy and it has since been discovered that it was a communiqué from the SS Mutant Enemy to the Federation News Network which cause the report of the quarantine of Alpha V.
• While members of the USS Sochan away team were in holding aboard the starliner, passengers were released to the planet surface.
• LTjg Pierson did strongly suggest that SCPO Rimmer caused the loss of important physical evidence when beaming LTjg Pierson from the surface.
• Reports from LTjg Levinson, CDR Yuri, LTjg Vidro and various witnesses indicate strongly of a possession entity.
• LT Crichton reports having memories of others and having been ‘possessed’.
• LT Sasha Yuri’s and PO2 Jon Jandras’ description of the female assailant do not match that of LTjg Pierson.
• LT Sasha Yuri and PO2 Jandras gave a description which most closely represents that of “Kate”, the female accompanying LT Crichton.
• LTjg Pierson’s description most closely represents the female that “emerged” from LT Crichton’s body.
• It is supportive speculation to comment that Matt McCormick most likely facilitated the exit of important persons of interest and artifacts from the SS Serenity of the Stars.

There is plenty of information that should be provided by statements from the involved crew members. As the Administrative Officer and, thereby, the direct supervisor of the ship’s JAG department, I feel obligated to point out several issues that may arise as a result of the away team’s actions. Proper proceedings need to occur to clarify, but these points of policy you should be made aware IAW the Uniform Code of Starfleet Justice (UCSFJ) and the Standard Organization and Regulations of Starfleet.
• CDR Kirin Rachal Rah-Xephon as Away Team commander is accountable for all actions of those under her command. Also, Art. 108. Starfleet property of the United Federation of Planets — Loss, damage, destruction, or wrongful disposition through neglect suffers to be lost, damaged, sold, or wrongfully disposed of; any Starfleet property of the United Federation of Planets as it pertains to the loss of at least the second Tricorder.
• LT Crichton: Art. 119. Manslaughter, Any person subject to this chapter who, without an intent to kill or inflict great bodily harm, unlawfully kills a sentient being by culpable negligence in the death of LTjg Julius Levinson. General Order 2 where no Starfleet personnel shall unnecessarily use force, either collectively or individually, against members of the United Federation of Planets, their duly authorized representatives, spokespersons, or designated leaders, or members of any sentient non-member race, for any reason whatsoever. Specifically as it relates to the civilian crew of the SS Serenity of the Stars.
• Petty Officer 2nd Class Jon Jandras: General Order 2 (as above) as it relates to the civilian he claims to have stabbed multiple times.
• LTjg Pierson: It has been stated that LTjg Pierson was AWOL and resources were utilized by both CDR Rah-Xephon and LT Grant to locate LTjg Pierson. Brief comments by most parties indicate that LTjg Pierson was interviewing persons of interest. Without a full investigation and sworn statements, this is not a clearly discernable event.

These are the most obvious comments concerning possible violations of any policies. I am also obligated to remind the Captain of his responsibility to all those under his command. There may be other circumstances that might reveal further violations of policies.

What is clear, sir, is the failure of the Officers assigned to the Away Team to properly supervise and provide for a fluid progression of command. There are events of a new scientific discovery that are unresolved at this time. There is a high probability that a new life form or entity has or had possessed several individuals, including CDR Rah-Xephon and LT Crichton. It is clear that the Away Team did not discover the actual persons responsible for the events aboard the SS Serenity of the Stars.

I cautiously recommend a full inquiry. The initial purpose of the SS Serenity of the Stars has been met, but the fallout and loss of a Department Head, Dr. Levinson, will be questioned strongly by those outside this vessel. A properly prepared and conclusive response from the Command staff will be of great assistance when queried by Starfleet and the Admiral’s staff.

Please feel free to contact me should you have any questions.

Sincerely,
Jeana Reilly

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Admiral Roughgarden,

The USS Sochan has successfully completed its mission to rendezvous with Lambdonian representatives in the Rodinia system and exchange personnel. I am happy to report that LCDR John Marshall, LT Henry Jones Jr and LTjg Alex Talis are aboard the Sochan and LT Elda Narman has been returned to the Lambdonian

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From: Lt.Sasha Yuri, Chief of Security
To: security and away teams

All returning crew members will be scanned and examined for Boi-energy while under secured supervision

Both Lt.Crichton & Lt-jg.Pierson may have been possessed by energy beings and may still be so at this time.
* Both went missing,
* both disobeyed orders,
* both acted in a suspicious manner and went down to the planet on their own without informing a superior officer,
* both used the same excuse about following a lead, after they returned and
* both were unable to say what that lead was when questioned further about it.
Granted, only Lt.Crichton was observed glowing and had someone pop out of him so far, but then again, we haven't scanned Lt-jg.Pierson yet.
He might glow too and still be possessed by one of them.

Never the less, all those who may have come in contact with these beings, including myself,
will undergo mandatory medical and bio scans, including Yoeshin spectrographic vision when it becomes available.

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GM to Sasha Yuri character: Please substantiate how LT Sasha Yuri is basing the following accusations:

1) That LT Crichton went or was reported as missing?
2) That LTjg Pierson was or may have been

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LukeDev75 wrote:
GM to Sasha Yuri character: Please substantiate how LT Sasha Yuri is basing the following accusations:

These are security observations and safety precautions and not accusations.
I'll answer them though.

1) That LT Crichton went or was reported as missing?
Security was present with Cmdr.Rah-Xephon when they returned from the planet and Chriton was reported missing and had left the ship.

2) That LTjg Pierson was or may have been
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1) That LT Crichton went or was reported as missing? Security was present with Cmdr.Rah-Xephon when they returned from the planet and Chriton was reported missing and had left the ship.
GM: Crichton was reported to have left the ship after Rin
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1) GM: Crichton was reported to have left the ship after Rin
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I wish to begin this response by indicating to all that I will be not be following this through in any manner except what is written below.

I would first like to state that I have requested several times throughout this post to keep the play in character and with careful regard to Player Knowledge.
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This should be directed to the Captain by Sasha and in character, and then the Captain can respond appropriately to the request.


There is a clear failure to abide by that simple request. The number of times the current post has changed has made it difficult to properly respond to. When I first saw the post and began to organize a response there had already been 7 edits, that is now up to 14:
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The last issue is the personal nature of comments not only outside the character but as a direct slight towards the GM.
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If you want Pierson to get off so badly that you are willing to state he was not stunned by Lt.Grant and then put into restraints


I feel no further need to neither address this issue nor play it out any further. My portion is now complete. Should the players themselves wish to continue their own internal investigation, as originally suggested, I recommend dealing with the Captain directly. After all it is the Captain who will eventually decide that fate of his crew.

On a GM note, I would recommend the following as a minimum of disciplinary issues regarding command and control.

CDR Kirin Rachal Rah-Xephon: Reprimand for Failure to Properly Supervise.
LTjg Pierson: Reprimand for either Failure to Report or, if LT Grant wishes, Failure to Obey an Order.
LT John Crichton: Actually has the best

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Regarding the game referenced above, I wish to take the time to clarify the concept of the game and its intent. Apparently some players feel slighted by the events and may believe the game was “fixed” in some manner. Here is a little insight into what I thought of while creating the scenario.

The original intent of the game was simple, LTjg Pierson is an immortal (PK). An immortal based upon the Highlander series, film and television. How can a game be played to utilize the character’s abilities and give them a chance to play out what they have created. A little tough let me say!

Within the series I discovered two elements that I found intriguing. First was the ‘Watchers’; they observe and record activities of all known Immortals. The second item was this thing called ‘The Methuselah Stone’; in short, a crystal in two parts that if joined by an Immortal, makes the Immortal invincible (a real ‘superman’, not just Immortal). If the parts are joined by a mortal, then they become immortal. Simple thought process here, with all the activities of the Dominion War wouldn’t someone either attempt to move or hide the stone. Now to make work into a game.

How will the characters be involved?

Pierson: Simple, once he becomes aware of the situation he will either need to “come out” on his own or stop the Crystal from being joined without revealing his true nature.

Harkon: Aside from being the Captain and from PK, he has Hand-to-Hand capabilities not quite revealed. Should combat happen with an Immortal, they would have been surprised. Thing to keep in mind here, is that the Immortals are ‘regular’ people physically and intellectually. They just cannot be killed without taking their heads. Also, as per the series, except for the “evil” ones, the Immortals make the best attempt NOT to kill the non-immortal opponent (the Jandras fight).

So the Combat portion also applied to LT Sasha Yuri and Jandras.

LCDR Yuri and the Science Department as a whole, they must discover ways to locate both the immortals and the Crystal pieces. I also thought of the possibility that a science officer would wind up acquiring one part of the crystal, if not the whole crystal – could you have imagined Yuri’s experiments then!

LT Grant: Obviously the Engineering Department had to investigate and repair the damages caused by the Immortals and their combat – more clues. Here to, someone in Engineering could have discovered the Crystal.
For other crew members, there was the investigation and the life aboard the Starliner and the activities on the planet surface. But how would you discover/scan/detect/identify the Immortals.

CDR Rachal Rah-Xephon: Main purpose, her Aura vision. As previously stated, an Immortal is, for all practical purposes, a regular Human. Except for two events, both related to the ‘Quickening’. The obvious energy/aura detection is when one Immortal beheads another. The less obvious one is when two Immortals get within close proximity to one another. They begin to feel the ‘Quickening’! It is demonstrated throughout the series as an almost magical energy – energy that could be seen in the person’s aura. So, as long as no other Immortal was in close proximity, there would be no Aura.

However, if they were close to one another the Aura would grow stronger (think the LIDO deck).

Basically the GM believed that Pierson would have been discovered and a crew member would have been in possession of one piece of The Methuselah Stone. The ‘Watchers’ were there for two reasons, first, really, was as a Red Herring – they are fully Human after all. But more importantly, they were there in order to keep the Immortals a secret from the general population.
Clearly the game did not go as envisioned; I hate to say “planned”. I outline a game, the Characters play it out. Two very Dramatic Failures at an opportune time kept Pierson’s true identity a secret and no PC discovered the Crystals. Oh well.

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LukeDev75 wrote:
The number of times the current post has changed has made it difficult to properly respond to. When I first saw the post and began to organize a response there had already been 7 edits, that is now up to 14:
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That was 3 days ago, and all within an hour of the post.

11 edits were for clerical mistakes, such as misspelling and punctuation. I have a learning disability and I rarely spell it right the first time
I just wanted to be thorough enough this time to stop the constant criticisms.
I now know, no matter what I write, that will never stop them from coming.

Also, these edits were made to prevent any further rehash of what I considered in the first place to be a straight forward security check for
the safety of the ship, as we returned from a quarantine situation.
The GM kept asking for clarification and was unsatisfied with what I thought was a few short and to the point responses, so
a longer and more detailed response was provided and was deemed necessary.

You've won. I give up.

I apologize to everybody, and I'm letting it go.
I don't know why this needed to be rehashed so much.

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