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ALL HANDS ANNOUNCEMENT:


All Hands, this is the Admiral. In 16 Hours, Personnel from this Starbase, and all of Joint Task Force Avalon will begin their mission to the Solonae Dyson Sphere.

THE GOALS:
The Alliance is pushing the Voth and the Undine from the Solonae Dyson Sphere. In order for Operation: Delta Rising to be possible, the Sphere must be controlled by Alliance forces. Starfleet Command has plans to t urn the Jenolan Dyson Sphere into the C&C point for all Delta Quadrant Operations. In order to take control of the Jenolan, we must have secure and permanent control of the Solonae. This will require the combined efforts of the entire Alliance. Units from the 26th Fleet will make patrols of the airs and ground theaters inside the sphere.

WHAT WE KNOW SO FAR:
  • The Sphere was built by the Solanae, an Iconian servitor race, approximately 200,000 years ago. It was commissioned as an Iconian staging base when they were forced to abandon their homeworld after its orbital bombardment. The Sphere was capable of housing large armadas, sustaining a vast population, and traveling vast distances across the galaxy through subspace via a "jump" ability fueled by Omega Particles generated by the Sphere itself.

  • When the Solanae activated the Sphere, a large scale industrial accident occurred which generated large amounts of tetryonic energy and significantly reduced the energy output of the Sphere's central star. The effect on the star can be inferred by the spires dotted across the interior surface of the Sphere being optimized for a different spectral band than the one produced by the star. It is implied that this accident changed the molecular structure of the surviving Solanae, forcing them to retreat into subspace to survive. The accident forced the Iconians to abandon the Sphere due to its flaws and left large amounts of residual tetryon particles which are still detectable in the present day.

  • In 2409, the Federation detected a 2 AU-wide region of "blank space" in the Delta Quadrant using the MIDAS array. At a distance of 30,000 light years from Sol, the long-range science vessel U.S.S. Callisto was located close to the anomaly and being rerouted to its position. Looking at the same region of space, a sensor network of the Romulan Republic detected high concentrations of boronite, sarium, carbon-60 and kelbonite amongst others

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ORDERS:

THE SPIRE: The Spire will be manned primarily by the SB381 staff, and any off loaded crewmen serving aboard attached Starships. When not on patrol, Avalon vessels will remain docked with the Spire. Security will be provided by MACO and Station Security Staff.

GROUND OPERATIONS: Science Teams will be sent to the ground to conduct scans and analysis of Sphere systems and ecology. MACO and Security Teams will provide OPSEC for the ground operations.

THE FLEET: JTF Avalon will secure the airspace in the sphere. The goal is to push Voth and Undine forces from the theater of operations. Captain Zekell will have appropriate mission orders when patrols are assigned.

THE UNIFORM: Starfleet personnel will utilize the Tactical Uniform, and carry standard Starfleet or Republic sidearms, per their respective services, at all times. Rifles will be issued on an as need basis.

Ladies and gentlemen, we are entering a new era of discovery. We are preparing to leap into the Delta Quadrant, an area of space some 50,000 Light Years from home. In order to do this, the Solonae Sphere must be held. Failure is not an option.


(( As an OOC note, the 26th Fleet will be ICly spending the next week on the Fleet Spire. The map is a bit smaller, so it should make for a confined, stressful environment for our characters. All OSB guests are encouraged to swing by and take part in the events that we have planned. All OSB invites will be sent from the Spire when able. Since the game will likely split us up into instances, please use the SB381 channel to coordinate with us and other role players for grouping. We hope to see you out at the Solonae Sphere! ))