Ship's Log, Stardate 131013

Background: Encrypted orders were given to the USS Armstrong (Galaxy Class) to proceed to the Treman system, with the USS Ghana (Excelsior Class) and USS Colossus (Sovereign Class). There were grave concerns that the Spouwwqna have infiltrated the Treman military government and the planet population, many of whom are space pirates, traders, and others concerned with profit or power. Treman must be freed from Spouwwqnan influence or the result may be another war between Treman and Astraios. Science feels three vessels moving around Treman in coordinated orbits, emitting the nanite frequency from their deflector dishes, aimed at the planet, will remove the Spouwwqna from the population.

USS Neil Armstrong: We will shortly leave the 'protection' of the Taakar Nebula and asteroid belt, making our course towards Treman, in full view of the military patrols and outposts, using probes to help guide the vessel while our navigational array is down. We sent an open message to SS Astraios reporting the damage we had taken when 'bumping' into an asteroid... exaggerating our situation; we have filled sick bay and a triage area with crew to aid in the deception.

Our goal is simple - to obtain permission to orbit Treman for the purpose of repairing our vessel and sending crew to the surface for R&R while the work is done. We will then quietly move into position, while the Ghana and Colossus coordinate with us. When all three vessels are in place, the emission from our combined deflector dishes should free the planet from the Spouwwqna.

We have received an encrypted signal from the Colossus reporting that a fleet is gathering at the Treman space station. For what purpose we do not yet know but... we fear the objective will be Astraios. This makes our task all the more urgent.

It's opening night and I pray all the 'actors' know their lines.

Supplemental: We have taken a DNA sample from the female claiming to be LT T'Prain from the USS Shogun. We have been unable to send it to SS Astraios for transmission to Pinastri, for identification... our last communication from Astraios was garbled but apparently there is an issue with the Astraios communications array and repairs are in progress. T'Prain claims that in her Spouwwqna state she became aware of senior crew from the USS Armstrong being taken to Treman, the information they have is to assist the Spouwwqna and Tremanites to attack Astraios successfully.

Captain's Log, Stardate 131006

USS Neil Armstrong: Our plan was to appear damaged to provide evidence that we need some shore leave and time for repairs at Treman. My plan backfired a bit. My 'scrape the ship on an asteroid' order went slightly awry. We have fluctuating power and our navigational array is down. Life support failed on deck 7. Helm was worried if we kept travelling at warp that we might miss Treman and go into the system's sun. Finally we came up with the idea of launching some probes to guide us. I'm not sure what Treman will think of that, but I gave the order. Three probes were launched to travel ahead of us and provide telemetry. We increased to warp 3, necessary to ensure we would arrive at Treman in time to coordinate with the others. I had OPs send an open, unencrypted message to SS Astraios detailing our condition and saying we were going to request permission to stop at Treman for repairs. We are now back on course, as far as we can tell. Soon we will have to deal with the Treman military, and possibly the Spouwwqna.

Meantime Cmdr Markus and Cmdr Barbosa have been questioning the female Klingon in the brig. And Dr Brogdram has some news about my friend Hans Darax, whose coma has now gone on for days and days... I admit I am worried.

Ship's Log, Stardate 131004

USS Neil Armstrong: Encrypted orders were given to the USS Armstrong (Galaxy Class) to proceed to the Treman system, 4 LY away, with the USS Ghana (Excelsior Class) and USS Colossus (Sovereign Class). There were grave concerns that the Spouwwqna have infiltrated the Treman military government and the planet population, many of whom are space pirates, traders, and others concerned with profit or power. Treman must be freed from Spouwwqnan influence or the result may be another war between Treman and Astraios.

Science feels three vessels moving around Treman in coordinated orbits, emitting the nanite frequency from their deflector dishes, aimed at the planet, will remove the Spouwwqna from the population. The problem will be obtaining permission to orbit the planet without revealing the real reason, and, if this plan is successful, then obtaining cooperation from the Treman government to place NFGs on the planet surface to protect them. They may be suspicious of the devices. Science came up with a UV emitter thinking it would help make Spouwwqna visible. In order to assist with the deception of being damaged, Captain Toocool ordered Helm to "scrape" an asteroid gently as the ship went through an asteroid belt. We were all set to head to Treman whilst sending a distress call when a voice called out in Vulcan. Increasing the emission of UVs brought a figure into sight. She claimed to be from the USS Shogun, taken by the Spouwwqna long ago. The Nanite Frequency Generator helped free her... and she said she knew where some of the lost and assumed deadArmstrong crew might be.

If the Spouwwqna gains access to Treman ships and arsenal, the entire sector could be in danger. Any attack by Treman on Astraios will void the peace treaty between the two planets. If we are able to assist the Tremanites to free themselves from the Spouwwqna, it will be a positive move in creating better relation between the parties.

Rescue of any possible members of the Armstrong crew would be wonderful. But can we trust this woman?