Valor

Mission: Reconnaissance and Armed Salvage

Echo-Alpha-Green Actual

Date: Federation Standard Calendar: 481452.61.23

Captain Merula

I apologize for the suddenness of your change in orders, but this matter requires your urgent attention in my opinion. Your ship and crew are the only military vessel we have in the region and I do not feel comfortable sending the system fighters to deal with what may become a very hostile situation very quickly.

As of thirty days ago a silhouette of artificial origin was picked up by the systems long range asteroid survey and orbit guard satellites. The shape appears to be similar to a badly damaged slaver wasp cruiser, possibly left on a long orbit after the battle here during the war. Sky Survey have been keeping track of it and faint heat traces have been seen in the region, registering on the themographs as between 275 and 291 degrees above absolute, suggesting a habitat module of some kind, specked for low power human needs.

If the heat signature ghost is a habitat module then the likelihood is that scavengers have come to pick the ships bones. i do not want to risk the possibility of reactivated slaver wasp weaponry and technology in the region, but I also do not wish to pass up the opportunity for the technological discoveries that could be made. With this in mind, I am sending the Valour along with two tugs and a single system fighter escort to investigate the ship, secure it if possible and return it to Echo-Alpha-Green. Should the ship prove to be too dangerous to return, you are authorized to use all means at your disposal to destroy it. Nuclear armament codes have been agreed for this mission on my authority; your ship carries a armory of six anti-surface charges. a single one detonating within the ship should be enough to neutralize it if the ship proves too dangerous to handle.

The mission is of paramount priority Captain; I cannot stress enough the danger that even a few escaped wasps could prove to the system. With luck, I’m overreacting, but as it stands I’d rather be safe than sorry. I apologize I cant give you more resources on this one captain, and I wish you the best of luck.

Signed

Commander Bujold

Comments

Commander Bujold

I understand the danger we could face if slaver technology should fall into the wrong hands and I agree with the importance of this mission. The Valour will immediately go to maximum cruising speed to rendezvous with the additional ships and make all possible speed to the wreck, where will investigate the possible activity.

Yours
Captain Merula

Adymon wolfkaiserin

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