Episode 1: The Maelstrom Awaits
Once believed lost with all hands far beyond Federation space, the USS Nogura has found its way back into Federation hands, returned to Deep Space 5 by Ferengi Privateers where she now undergoes a massive refit to bring her up to modern specifications. On the eve of her relaunch, one of her former commanding officers takes the helm once again for a dangerous mission to explore an area of space known as the Maelstrom in search of clues as to Nogura's past. With stars that emit triple the amount of radiation as elsewhere in the galaxy, subspace rifts that threaten to rip space apart at the seams, and quantum destabilizations that can tear the timeline to pieces, the Maelstrom seemingly holds all the clues as to the fate of the Nogura's former crew, and it is up to her new custodians to solve the puzzle.
|Mission Group||Mysteries of the Maelstrom|
|Start Date||Thursday January 1st, 1970 @ 2:00am|
Starfleet Tactical Mission Briefing
You are requested and required to assume command of the USS NOGURA NCC-78204, effective immediately. Upon assuming command, you are to oversee the final stages of the refit process and assemble a crew equal to the challenge ahead of you. You’ll be investigating the fate of the Nogura prior to falling into Ferengi hands, starting at Deep Space 12 near the Cardassian border. Further details will be made available post launch by Starfleet Intelligence, and Starfleet Tactical. Do not share the nature of your mission with your crew, or details shared with you about the Nogura, until you have departed on Stardate 76109.60 (February 10th, 2399).
Your mission will take the Nogura to Deep Space 12, and likely into the Maelstrom area of the Alpha Quadrant. Your orders grant you a latitude to take the Nogura wherever you feel it necessary, and explore any leads you may uncover. The fate of over three thousand of our brethren must be discovered.
Report back to me upon the completion of your mission.
Rear Admiral Vasoch Gor
Deputy Director, Starfleet Tactical