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Star Trek: The Doomsday Device

Scenes

Campus Events
Arrival at Digrala
Exploring the Complex


Campus Events  

It is 2368. A year has passed since the events narrated in The Medusa Syndrome. The cadets, Gerron, Gol, Jarmia, Prev, Taylor and Vida have just completed their third year at the Academy. Exams are  over and they are about to leave to join Professor Moltros at his dig on Digrala. After their last adventure some of the cadets are wary of Professor Moltros but the experience will look good on their Starfleet records and they have no way of turning it down without causing offence.

The USS Potemkin, an Oberth class science vessel is to transport the cadets to the dig. Once on board they meet three other people who are also travelling to the dig site. Commander Stefan Bartok a member of Starfleet Technical Intelligence Division, T'suus a Vulcan Psychohistorian and Dr Tolas an Andorian archaologist specializing in the recovery of ancient technologies. It would appear that T'suus has uncovered clues as to the location of a Digralan Emergency Headquarters. There is a good chance that the bunker holds valuable clues about the fate of the Digralan people. She has also uncovered rumours of a Digralan Doomsday device. It's nature is unknown but speculation ranges from a nanovirus capable of unzipping a victims DNA helix to a self-propogating warp field wave capable of destroying the entire galaxy. During the jouney Taylor notices that T'suus is suffering from a severe case of Vulcan dermal virus.


Arrival at Digrala  

The Potemkin arrives in orbit and Professor Moltros beams aboard from his base-camp. He is quite excited as his team have located the complex found by T'Suus. The ships scanners confirm that the complex appears intact but can provide little additional information as the surrounding rocks are rich in radioactive ores and metals which blocks detailed scans. An Away Team is assembled that includes the cadets and beams down into the complex.


Exploring  

The transporter sets the Away Team down in what appears to be the water and air recycling center. The complex is dark and quiet, with only dim emergency lights shining at 10-meter intervals. Pattern enhancers are deployed and the Away Team splits into smaller groups to explore. This section of the complex consists of the water and air processing center, a food preparation area, a robot manufacturing and maintenance facility, a power plant and the computer core. In the center of the computer core chamber is a hatch in the floor that seems to require some form of key-card along with a physical key to open. At this stage the emphasis is on exploration so no attempt is made to re-activate the power plant or open the hatch. A schematic of the complex is discovered that shows there are three sections to it, however the complex is large and it is likely to take a day to explore each section.

The next two days are spent exploring. The second section consists of living quarters, ranging from spacious apartments to barracks. Only the staff living quarters show any signs of having being occupied. A variety of personal effects are found in a number of these rooms. All these belongings are where they should be. There is no sign of any conflict not anything that gives any clue to the sudden disappearance of the Digralans. A wall safe is found in one room which the Away Team eventually succeed in opening. Inside is a key-card, a set of keys and a scrap of paper with the hand-written message "4719, 23x2, 11". The third and final final section consists of the control rrom and communication center. Access to both is blocked by heavy blast doors. Power must be restored before these can be opened. A security console outside both rooms controls access.


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Last Updated: June 2001