fringes of the Arachnid nebula, and found our speed reduced by half. This
nebula presents a particular danger to us, owing to several factors. Our
cloak is subject to failing in here, and even if it does not fail, other
ships happening to pass nearby might note visual evidence of our existence
as we move through the thick gasses and debris in here. That very debris
also poses a threat to our hull, weakened as it is by our journey. For all
that, the nebula is safer than the space nearby. Therein lies the Capella
system, heavily disputed by the Empire and the Federation of this era.
Again, I find myself forced to hide rather than facing my enemies. It is
distasteful, but I have to do more than just die with honor. I must lead my
crew with a steady hand through troubled and uncharted waters.
An unexplained explosion in the nebula put our cloak offline, and damaged
the impulse deck. When microfractures began to form along the hull, we were
forced to leave the relative safety of the nebula. We are now within sensor
range of the contested Capella system, and unable to move for three days. If
any ship happens upon us, we will be in for the fight of our lives.