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  1. = /\ = USS MANTICORE BRIEFING #1011, STARDATE 51812.03 = /\ = ***** My Final Manticore Briefing. 1,011 sims, not too shabby ***** With the creation of the first stable wormhole in Sector 001, Starfleet has tasked Atragon-9 to be the Commandant of the Ilus Garrison and Sovak to be the Administrator of Ilus Wormhole Transit. This entails their permanent departure from the Manticore. = /\ = END USS MANTICORE BRIEFING #1011, STARDATE 51812.03= /\ = 181203.log
  2. = /\ = USS MANTICORE BRIEFING #1011, STARDATE 51812.03 = /\ = ***** My Final Manticore Briefing. 1,011 sims, not too shabby ***** With the creation of the first stable wormhole in Sector 001, Starfleet has tasked Atragon-9 to be the Commandant of the Ilus Garrison and Sovak to be the Administrator of Ilus Wormhole Transit. This entails their permanent departure from the Manticore. = /\ = END USS MANTICORE BRIEFING #1011, STARDATE 51812.03= /\ =
  3. = /\ = USS MANTICORE BRIEFING #1010, STARDATE 51811.26 = /\ = The Manticore is currently in orbit around Titan due to the creation of a new, stable wormhole. The other end seems to be in uncharted territory where organic ship/life comes from. These creatures/ships call themselves the Ilus and have communicated with our technology. A9's exskeleton suit and the Pegasus, in particular. Both have been altered by travelling the Ilus wormhole and returning to Titan. Now A9 is in quarantine in one of the Manticore extruded Science labs and awaiting his medical exam from Dr. Chalice and the reply to his data share with the Federation Council. = /\ = END USS MANTICORE BRIEFING #1010, STARDATE 51811.26= /\ = 181126.log
  4. = /\ = USS MANTICORE BRIEFING #1010, STARDATE 51811.26 = /\ = The Manticore is currently in orbit around Titan due to the creation of a new, stable wormhole. The other end seems to be in uncharted territory where organic ship/life comes from. These creatures/ships call themselves the Ilus and have communicated with our technology. A9's exskeleton suit and the Pegasus, in particular. Both have been altered by travelling the Ilus wormhole and returning to Titan. Now A9 is in quarantine in one of the Manticore extruded Science labs and awaiting his medical exam from Dr. Chalice and the reply to his data share with the Federation Council. = /\ = END USS MANTICORE BRIEFING #1010, STARDATE 51811.26= /\ =
  5. :: Looking around the Science lab, he is painfully aware that someone on the Bridge can cut the power and atmo to the lab with one button; they can eject it from the ship entirely with a second button. It is a tenuous feeling :: Well, I guess they think I'm mostly still me, since they haven't blocked my comm links from here, but I bet it's being monitored - it's what I would do. I sent the full details from my suit and Pegasus sensors to the Federation Council, as I'm sure they need all the info they can get on this new and now stable wormhole in Sector 001. It's interesting that the Ilus have put a gate up to keep undesirables from shooting through and for keeping ships from the passage until they have been fully augmented, to sustain the trip without any negative side effects. :: looks in a mirror and sees an older version of himself looking back :: (q) Side effects, huh? Who wants to stay young and pretty forever? :: sighs :: yeah, silly question. The gate has a construct along one edge that is the size of a Defiant-class ship. My sensor scans of it, as I passed through the opening, show it as having an Earth-like atmosphere and standard gravity. So, are they going to hand over the controls to the Federation? It sure looks like they've already set up a C&C that can be staffed by us mere bipeds. I can't wait to see what the Fed Council thinks of all this - and of me. I included the biosensor output from my exoskeletal suit which includes the period when it was morphing from an external suit to being part of ... me. They also have all of the analysis from the Pegasus systems and everything being collected here in the Science lab. I am making full sets of all of this available to Sovak and the rest of the Manticore crew, as well. So now they'll come in with Biohaz gear on to see if I've been turned into some sort of alien. If I didn't think it would get me Spaced, I am very tempted to scream in gibberish, start to quiver and roll my eyes back into my head. But yeah, I don't think they have that kind of sense of humor, y'know? [[ The Gate can best be described as a combination between the one from The Expanse novel, Abaddon's Gate; the Stargate from SG-1; The Tholian Web from ST:TOS; and a Jumpgate from Babylon-5. Visually, it looks like a gigantic metallic speaker grill ( y'see kids, your parents had "stereo" equipment and this included big boxes that produced sound called speakers and... oh never mind ) ]]
  6. = /\ = USS MANTICORE BRIEFING #1009, STARDATE 51811.19 = /\ = The Manticore was called to Titan due to extreme seismic activity. We found and stabilized an Anti-Verteron wormhole. A small Federation fleet had an unfortunate encounter with a group of small alien craft that came though, but we did discover they are based on "organic" technology. Soon another massive alien carrier came through the wormhole, communicated directly with Manticore (not the crew). It proceeded to absorb the small ships while sharing details about the wormhole's structure and stability. A9 flew the Pegasus through it and the Fed ships stood by. With some unexpected and bizarre aid from a Federation Sovereign- class ship from the future, the wormhole and the alien carrier remain unharmed. So now what? = /\ = END USS MANTICORE BRIEFING #1009, STARDATE 51811.19= /\ = 181119.log
  7. = /\ = USS MANTICORE BRIEFING #1009, STARDATE 51811.19 = /\ = The Manticore was called to Titan due to extreme seismic activity. We found and stabilized an Anti-Verteron wormhole. A small Federation fleet had an unfortunate encounter with a group of small alien craft that came though, but we did discover they are based on "organic" technology. Soon another massive alien carrier came through the wormhole, communicated directly with Manticore (not the crew). It proceeded to absorb the small ships while sharing details about the wormhole's structure and stability. A9 flew the Pegasus through it and the Fed ships stood by. With some unexpected and bizarre aid from a Federation Sovereign- class ship from the future, the wormhole and the alien carrier remain unharmed. So now what? = /\ = END USS MANTICORE BRIEFING #1009, STARDATE 51811.19= /\ =
  8. Open Personal Log, Admiral Atragon-9, USS Manticore, NCC-5852-A, Remote, Stardate unknown. Password ********* {whirr, click} I have been in the, uhmm, Ilus sector (I need to workshop that name) for an indeterminate time. As I mentioned before, my bio sensors have been acting strangely - or else my body has been. Time was passing too quickly for me as I came through the wormhole and since I've exited it a few ... days? ago, it's not gotten better. It seemed like time simply stopped, according the Pegasus and my suit's bio sensors. At one point I must have fallen asleep because I jerked awake with terrible full-body pain. My bio monitors started reporting that my exoskeletal suit was taking on many aspects of the Ilus living machines and it is now merging with my body, hence the pain of the suit truly becoming an exoskeleton for me! I'm not sure how the end result is different than the Borg, I just know that the machinery is not the goal, it is an aid, an augmentation, a... okay, I'm not making a lot of sense. Let me get back to this later. Pause recording. Resume Log. It has been another day (ish) and I just worked up the courage to take off my uniform and see what is really going on. My assumptions were correct, my manufactured exoskel suit has altered itself, taking on aspects of the Ilus machines. It has also reduced the clearance between itself and my body and there are mechano-organic entry points at all of my joints, along my spine and the edges of my ribs. I have become a caged man, no, I guess it's more of an armor-clad body. I don't feel any pain now, in fact I feel stronger and healthier than ever. If I can trust the bio monitors, this is not an artificial or drug-induced delusion, my body is physiologically 10 years younger, but chronologically 10 years older. I think I'll need a new frame of reference beside linear time. Speaking of time, the Ilus has spent their time not just altering me, but the Pegasus as well. There is a huge data dump being collected by the Pegasus computer core as a way of "telling their story." There are now physical armor pieces merged with, and just under, the hull. This armor can withstand phaser and photon torpedo attacks as if they were micro meteorites. This technology will fundamentally change the ships of the Federation, if we can incorporate it. I wondered why their smaller ships did not have this same armor when we met them in the Alpha Quadrant. This inquiry lead me back to the topic of time again. I wonder if all of my thoughts will be curved in on themselves (and out at the same time) from now on. I don't think the Ilus personal armor has affected my brain, maybe it has just freed it up to take on my natural serpentine inclinations. Right, Time. The Ilus are not constrained by past and future as rigid constructs. They are the ones who brought the Republic back from our future to our present. They knew how the Shiloh would react when the small ships came through the wormhole. They knew this because it had already happened. They knew this and they wanted to acknowledge our societal advances, so they deliberately sent through un-armored drone ships, as they knew what would happen. They let our linear time play out to verify all of our actions and reactions. They knew the Shiloh would return and they knew exactly when they would attempt to destroy the carrier and the wormhole so they provided this "history" to the Republic and gave them a way to us, so they could stop the Shiloh without the Ilus being directly involved. I have seen all of this even though they occurred after I entered the wormhole. The Pegasus showed me 3-D, or is it 4-D?, recordings of these events, so I can be kept up to date. Or wait, it's not really up-to-date any more, it's future history? Retrograde prophesy? Oh boy, here comes my temporal headache again - I guess my head isn't altered after all. That would be the first thing they would fix, have fixed, will fix.... iiiieee!! Yeah, so time is not just fluid here, it's pretty much a puddle of mercury. So back to my noting of the passing of time - total guesstimate. What I do know is that the upgrades to the Pegasus and myself are almost complete. I know that I will be going back through the wormhole soon. I know that the wormhole's Alpha Quadrant terminus has now been linked with Titan, so it will always be just beyond their magnetosphere. I know that future transit will be safer for Federation ships with small preemptive upgrades to our ship hulls and EVA equipment. Finally, I know the alterations to my exoskeleton (it's really not a suit any more, it's really my exoskeleton) and the Pegasus was something that I discussed with the Ilus at length and agreed to... or I will soon :: rubs temples :: Yeah, oww. All of these things and more were/will be fully explained and explored. Anyway, it's time for me to go back, before any "rescue mission" is executed. I'm done here - for now, I wanna go home. EOM, EOT {whurr, cluck}
  9. Open Personal Log, Admiral Atragon-9, USS Manticore, NCC-5852-A, Remote, Stardate unknown. Password ********* {whirr, click} I have been in the, uhmm, Ilus sector (I need to workshop that name) for an indeterminate time. As I mentioned before, my bio sensors have been acting strangely - or else my body has been. Time was passing too quickly for me as I came through the wormhole and since I've exited it a few ... days? ago, it's not gotten better. It seemed like time simply stopped, according the Pegasus and my suit's bio sensors. At one point I must have fallen asleep because I jerked awake with terrible full-body pain. My bio monitors started reporting that my exoskeletal suit was taking on many aspects of the Ilus living machines and it is now merging with my body, hence the pain of the suit truly becoming an exoskeleton for me! I'm not sure how the end result is different than the Borg, I just know that the machinery is not the goal, it is an aid, an augmentation, a... okay, I'm not making a lot of sense. Let me get back to this later. Pause recording. Resume Log. It has been another day (ish) and I just worked up the courage to take off my uniform and see what is really going on. My assumptions were correct, my manufactured exoskel suit has altered itself, taking on aspects of the Ilus machines. It has also reduced the clearance between itself and my body and there are mechano-organic entry points at all of my joints, along my spine and the edges of my ribs. I have become a caged man, no, I guess it's more of an armor-clad body. I don't feel any pain now, in fact I feel stronger and healthier than ever. If I can trust the bio monitors, this is not an artificial or drug-induced delusion, my body is physiologically 10 years younger, but chronologically 10 years older. I think I'll need a new frame of reference beside linear time. Speaking of time, the Ilus has spent their time not just altering me, but the Pegasus as well. There is a huge data dump being collected by the Pegasus computer core as a way of "telling their story." There are now physical armor pieces merged with, and just under, the hull. This armor can withstand phaser and photon torpedo attacks as if they were micro meteorites. This technology will fundamentally change the ships of the Federation, if we can incorporate it. I wondered why their smaller ships did not have this same armor when we met them in the Alpha Quadrant. This inquiry lead me back to the topic of time again. I wonder if all of my thoughts will be curved in on themselves (and out at the same time) from now on. I don't think the Ilus personal armor has affected my brain, maybe it has just freed it up to take on my natural serpentine inclinations. Right, Time. The Ilus are not constrained by past and future as rigid constructs. They are the ones who brought the Republic back from our future to our present. They knew how the Shiloh would react when the small ships came through the wormhole. They knew this because it had already happened. They knew this and they wanted to acknowledge our societal advances, so they deliberately sent through un-armored drone ships, as they knew what would happen. They let our linear time play out to verify all of our actions and reactions. They knew the Shiloh would return and they knew exactly when they would attempt to destroy the carrier and the wormhole so they provided this "history" to the Republic and gave them a way to us, so they could stop the Shiloh without the Ilus being directly involved. I have seen all of this even though they occurred after I entered the wormhole. The Pegasus showed me 3-D, or is it 4-D?, recordings of these events, so I can be kept up to date. Or wait, it's not really up-to-date any more, it's future history? Retrograde prophesy? Oh boy, here comes my temporal headache again - I guess my head isn't altered after all. That would be the first thing they would fix, have fixed, will fix.... iiiieee!! Yeah, so time is not just fluid here, it's pretty much a puddle of mercury. So back to my noting of the passing of time - total guesstimate. What I do know is that the upgrades to the Pegasus and myself are almost complete. I know that I will be going back through the wormhole soon. I know that the wormhole's Alpha Quadrant terminus has now been linked with Titan, so it will always be just beyond their magnetosphere. I know that future transit will be safer for Federation ships with small preemptive upgrades to our ship hulls and EVA equipment. Finally, I know the alterations to my exoskeleton (it's really not a suit any more, it's really my exoskeleton) and the Pegasus was something that I discussed with the Ilus at length and agreed to... or I will soon :: rubs temples :: Yeah, oww. All of these things and more were/will be fully explained and explored. Anyway, it's time for me to go back, before any "rescue mission" is executed. I'm done here - for now, I wanna go home. EOM, EOT {whurr, cluck}
  10. = /\ = USS MANTICORE BRIEFING #1008, STARDATE 51811.12 = /\ = The Manticore was called to Titan due to extreme seismic activity. We found the energy disruption is an Anti-Verteron wormhole. By flooding the nexus with a huge dose of our own Anti-Verterons, the wormhole was forced open. A small Federation fleet encountered a group of small alien craft that came though, but only one survived some Federation ego/posturing and weaponry. We sent a boarding party to that damaged ship and discovered it is an "organic" technology. It repaired itself with some of our bio-neural gel packs and soon a massive alien ship came through the wormhole, communicated directly with Manticore (not the crew) and told the Away Team to leave the "digestive chamber" of the younger being/ship. It proceeded to absorb the repaired craft and the wreckage of the other small ships and it shared details about the wormhole's structure and stability. A9 has flown the Pegasus through it and the Fed ships stand vigil for something to happen with aliens, the wormhole or A9. As they wait a week. the Shiloh is back. = /\ = END USS MANTICORE BRIEFING #1008, STARDATE 51811.12= /\ = 181112.log
  11. = /\ = USS MANTICORE BRIEFING #1008, STARDATE 51811.12 = /\ = The Manticore was called to Titan due to extreme seismic activity. We found the energy disruption is an Anti-Verteron wormhole. By flooding the nexus with a huge dose of our own Anti-Verterons, the wormhole was forced open. A small Federation fleet encountered a group of small alien craft that came though, but only one survived some Federation ego/posturing and weaponry. We sent a boarding party to that damaged ship and discovered it is an "organic" technology. It repaired itself with some of our bio-neural gel packs and soon a massive alien ship came through the wormhole, communicated directly with Manticore (not the crew) and told the Away Team to leave the "digestive chamber" of the younger being/ship. It proceeded to absorb the repaired craft and the wreckage of the other small ships and it shared details about the wormhole's structure and stability. A9 has flown the Pegasus through it and the Fed ships stand vigil for something to happen with aliens, the wormhole or A9. As they wait a week. the Shiloh is back. = /\ = END USS MANTICORE BRIEFING #1008, STARDATE 51811.12= /\ =
  12. Open Personal Log, Admiral Atragon-9, assigned "old man" status for USS Manticore, NCC-5852-A, password ********* {whirr, click} I have entered the wormhole maintained and generated by the Ilus. What I didn't explain to the Command staff of Manticore is what the Ilus had already transmitted to my exoskel suit after it had made the direct connection with the ship. Without specific alterations or protection, no Federation ship or organic representative could survive the transit. Standard probes would be destroyed and this would lead to the Federation declaring the wormhole off limits. However, I could make the transit with the augmentations provided to my suit, once it was connected to the Pegasus. Sure, I could had a big meeting with the crew, but that would have given Sovak too much time to ponder and McFly too much ammunition to say it's too dangerous a risk to take myself. And speaking of ammo, Kansas would have probably chained herself to me and strapped on grenades just to prove her worthiness to protect me (wait, no... I mean... hmm) I had to do this alone and Fast! Plugging my suit into the Pegasus allowed for the alterations to protect the hull just before I crossed the event horizon. As I have continued the transit, the Pegasus continues to undergo more enhancements; I wonder if it will even register as a Federation ship by the time I return. The transit is wreaking havoc on the ship's recording and sensor equipment, I don't have any viable information on where I'm going. I'm hoping this is just due to the transit itself and the ongoing Pegasus modifications. I should have waited until the mods were complete before diving in, but I couldn't chance some foolhardy "rescue" attempt by the crew. My suit systems are now working well, so I have hopes the Pegasus equipment will also catch up and adapt to the alterations. An interesting data set is being collected by my exoskel bio-sensors. If I believe the displays, time is passing normally for the ship and my mind, but not so for my body. I entered the wormhole three days ago, but the bio sensors tell me that my body has aged eight years. I always wanted to go for distinguished grey at the temples look, I just wanted to get there at the usual pace. At this rate, I will have to face a lot of 'I told you so' looks from the crew when I get back, if my eyes are still working at that age! Getting back - yeah, I don't really have a plan for that. I hope there is a clear re-entry point for me at the other end of the wormhole, so I *CAN* get back - boy, how old will I be then? Or does the aging reverse on the reverse trip? Yeah, yeah, I should have brought a whole team, but they don't have the altered carbon needed to survive the voyage. Really, none of this will matter if I don't keep my sanity. I am a very social animal and this extended 'alone time' is starting to get to me. Thank goodness for my collection of Rebo and Zooty episodes, if I can laugh, I don't feel so cut off. I wonder how long this trip will take? I only have a few more days of R&Z shows. Then it's re-runs and on to Kilgore Trout dramatizations, this could get rough! EOM, EOT {whurr, clunk}
  13. = /\ = USS MANTICORE BRIEFING #1007, STARDATE 51811.05 = /\ = The Manticore was called to Titan due to extreme seismic activity. We found the energy disruption is an Anti-Verteron wormhole. By flooding the nexus with a huge dose of our own Anti-Verterons, the wormhole was forced open. A small Federation fleet encountered a group of small alien craft that came though, but only one survived some Federation ego/posturing and weaponry. We sent a boarding party to that damaged ship and discovered it is an "organic" technology. It repaired itself with some of our bio-neural gel packs and soon a massive alien ship came through the wormhole, communicated directly with Manticore (not the crew) and told the Away Team to leave the "digestive chamber" of the younger being/ship. It proceeded to absorb the repaired craft and the wreckage of the other small ships and it shared details about the wormhole's structure and stability. A9 is about to fly the Pegasus through it as a diplomatic exchange program. = /\ = END USS MANTICORE BRIEFING #1007, STARDATE 51811.05= /\ = 181105.log
  14. = /\ = USS MANTICORE BRIEFING #1007, STARDATE 51811.05 = /\ = The Manticore was called to Titan due to extreme seismic activity. We found the energy disruption is an Anti-Verteron wormhole. By flooding the nexus with a huge dose of our own Anti-Verterons, the wormhole was forced open. A small Federation fleet encountered a group of small alien craft that came though, but only one survived some Federation ego/posturing and weaponry. We sent a boarding party to that damaged ship and discovered it is an "organic" technology. It repaired itself with some of our bio-neural gel packs and soon a massive alien ship came through the wormhole, communicated directly with Manticore (not the crew) and told the Away Team to leave the "digestive chamber" of the younger being/ship. It proceeded to absorb the repaired craft and the wreckage of the other small ships and it shared details about the wormhole's structure and stability. A9 is about to fly the Pegasus through it as a diplomatic exchange program. = /\ = END USS MANTICORE BRIEFING #1007, STARDATE 51811.05= /\ =
  15. = /\ = USS MANTICORE BRIEFING #1006, STARDATE 51810.29 = /\ = The Manticore was called to Titan due to extreme seismic activity. We found the focus of the energy disruption is an Anti-Verteron wormhole. We flooded the nexus with a huge dose of our own Anti-Verterons and forced open the wormhole. We confronted a half-dozen alien craft that came through and only one survived the Federation posturing and threats that led to a short, but violent battle. A boarding party sent to that damaged ship discovered the alien ship is actually organic in nature. We were able to repair by applying Bio- neural gel packs that the ship absorbed directly. A9 took over the command of Manticore while Sovak touring the USS Republic, from the future. Then a massive alien ship, made of the same materials and the smaller craft, came through the wormhole, communicated directly with Manticore (not the crew) and asked the Away Team to leave the "digestive chamber" of the younger being/ship, they beam out in a hurry. = /\ = END USS MANTICORE BRIEFING #1006, STARDATE 51810.29= /\ = 181029.log