Summary of Events
USS Guadalcanal has diverted to Ocampa and found USS Exeter in orbit, alongside Kazon heavy cruiser. Exeter captain Reggie Farrell reports substantial progress in diplomatic overture with Kazon Ogla First Maje Jabin. Federation ambassador Endara Khan reports that humanitarian aid in the form of primitive protein resequencers, in order to provide potable water and basic food needs from base matter, will be sufficient to secure an initial non-aggression treaty, with an opportunity for more cooperation in the future. The Guadalcanal will provide twelve resequencers to First Maje Jabin.
QeylIs Mindu' Assault Fleet was spotted on outskirts of Durandal system. It cloaked almost immediately and refused to answer hails. Galaxy class USS Frank Houghton is operating at continual yello alert status.
Klingon incursion centering on Organia has been stopped, and peace treaty imposed on Klingon Empire and United Federation of Planets by native non-corporeal, energy-based Organian natives. USS Enterprise has been released from duty on Organia, and Klingon vessels have returned to their side of the border. USS Xerxes, assigned to covert operations behind Klingon lines, has not broken radio silence.
What Are Your Orders, Captain?
(Moderator's Note: There are no predetermined right or wrong answers. The most popular solution will give the players who chose it a "Command College Point". Ten of those equal an experience point. Think of it as a correspondence course while onboard ship. Answer via the 'comment' feature)
Here's the first one....
When the Klingons briefly withdrew from the Khitomer Accords, the Galaxy Class USS Agamemnon was caught in a dangerous situation while on a purely scientific mission in the Archer system. The Agamemnon was investigating a previously uncharted asteroid field, and was in the dense center of the field when it received a challenge from at least three cloaked Klingon vessels of unknown class. The 'challenge' promised to blanket the field with photon torpedoes (resulting in almost certain destruction of the starship) if the Captain didn't surrender immediately.
What complicated the situation was the fact that the Agamemnon was unable to scan with any reliability through or beyond the field, and the only passage out of the field was a narrow chokepoint that would take five minutes to navigate. That was the obvious exit point, and odds are the Klingons knew that.
Once the Agamemnon has cleared the field, it can warp out of the system and try to rejoin friendly forces. In the meantime, it needs to find out what's waiting for it beyond the chokepoint.
Executive Officer Commander Simon Ranier quickly assesses the situation and offers two possible choices:
1) Send an armed shuttle through the chokepoint with an advanced sensor program as the Agamemnon follows closely behind. This will get the ship out of the field quickly, but would put the ship in the middle of an undefined situation.
2) Launch a probe through the chokepoint in order to assess the situation before exposing the ship to attack. The problem with this is that the Agamemnon would have to wait five minutes to see what lies beyond the chokepoint.
Your mission is to choose (and briefly explain) what you think is the best course of action, or suggest an alternate course of action. What are your orders, Captain?
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