Logbook entry

Dynahi / 05 Feb 3305
I.G.N.I.S. CLOSED INVESTIGATION - BLACK BOX RECORDING - PFV LONGINUS FFH-2300 - (DECLASSIFIED/DECRYPTED) (January 28, 3305)

<<RECORDING STARTED>>

???: This is I.G.N.I.S. commanding officer Admiral Jane Hemingway continuing investigation into failed FSD test that killed six crew members and injured eighteen of the PFV Longinus in their attempt to test Ram Tah's prototype Guardian Nexus Drive out in the Colonia area.

Terminal: VOICE PRINT CONFIRMED. STATE CLEARANCE CODE.

Jane: Hemingway-1-1-7-2-red. Clearance level ten.

Terminal: CONFIRMED. PLEASE SELECT TARGET LINE.

Jane: Access I.G.N.I.S. ship database for PFV Longinus FFH-2300.

Terminal: CONFIRMED. SHIP DATABASE LOADED.

Jane: Access black box cockpit voice recorder and flight data recorder.

Terminal: CONFIRMED. PLEASE SELECT TARGET LINE.

Jane: January 28, 3305. Time stamp at 13:24:59.

-----STANDBY-----

-----LOADING-----

...

----- SUCCESS! -----

<<FlightDataRecorder>>

---FAULCON DELACY ANACONDA---

---Serial Number: 827492123-0028392-AAX---

- <<Core_Systems>> <<13:24:59>> <<01/28/3305>>

     - <<REACTOR>> (ONLINE) [100%]
           - <<8A//Loaded=LE-TS>>
          - <<Nexus_Linked: Yes>>

     - <<THRUSTERS>> (ONLINE) [100%]

     - <<FRAME_SHIFT_DRIVE>> (ONLINE) [100%]
           - <<XFSD-RT-10-0//Experimental_Guardian-Nexus_Drive//Loaded=MM//JR:Min=43.25/Cur=45.32>>
           - <<LINKED>> <<Guardian_FSD_Booster>> <<Nexus_Linked: Yes>> <<JR:Max=250>> <<SYNC=0>>
           - <<SYNC:AST=0/PP=0/PD=0/GFSB=0>>

     - <<POWER_DISTRIBUTOR>> (ONLINE) [100%]
           - <<8A//Loaded=HCC-SD>>
           - <<SYS=4/ENG=2/WEA=0>>
          - <<Nexus_Linked: Yes>>

     - <<SENSORS>> (ONLINE) [100%]

     - <<LIFE_SUPPORT>> (ONLINE) [100%]

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<<Cockpit_Voice_Recorder>> <<13:24:59>> <<01/28/3305>>
[Overlapping_Terminals=<<Bridge>> <<Q.E.C._Incoming_Call>> << Astrometrics_Lab>> <<Engineering>> <<Jaques_Station_CL48274>>]

<<Play>>

Ram Tah: So, the syncing issue has been resolved, correct?

Dynahi: Yeah, for the most part anyway. It's currently stable at ninety-nine point seven percent, but Ten is able to keep at a hundred.

Ram Tah: Really, how are you able to pull that off, Ten?

Ten-O: Um, I had to physically connect...er...plug my brain into the drive because I was having some trouble monitoring and adjusting the algorithms by wireless.

Ram Tah: You don't feel any discomfort in doing that?

Ten-O: Mmmmm-no... I also have Dr. Koyoto monitoring my health.

Dr. Koyoto: They're called vitals, Ten.

Ten-O: Oh, that too! Heheh.

Ram Tah: Okay, so syncing and the excessive heat are the only complications so far?

Dynahi: Yes, but don't worry about the heat issue. We have installed multiple heat sinks for this first test.

Ram Tah: Excellent! I guess we can begin the process.

Dynahi: Okay. Initializing recording...now!

COVAS: *RECORDING TEST CASE*

Dynahi: This is Admiral Dynahi Khavu proceeding with Test Case One-C for experimental FSD noted for the record as the Guardian Nexus Drive for a long range jump test. Test bed is being carried out on the PFV Longinus FFH-2300. Test case is being carried out approximately five hundred kilometers away from Jaques Station with target destination set at two hundred and forty-eight light years. All participating lead personnel, please voice your name and purpose for the record, starting with our long-distance guest.

Ram Tah: Ram Tah reporting from Phoenix Base via quantum entanglement communications. Engineer extraordinaire and primary creator of the Guardian Nexus Drive. I will be monitoring the Longinus' progress with the drive.

Ten-O: Ten-Zero, or Ten-O, reporting from FSD bay in Engineering. Co-creator of the Guardian Nexus Drive. I will be monitoring GN Drive sync and status.

Daniel: Longinus Chief Engineer Daniel Lawrence reporting from Engineering Command. I will be monitoring all core system modules for the duration of the test.

James: First Officer James Michaelson of the Bridge. I will be handling navigation.

Caroline: Second Officer Caroline Jung. Flight Engineer & Systems Analyst. I will be monitoring all ship-wide activities regarding the test.

Maela: Ensign Maela Asuragi from Astrometrics. I will be monitoring ship travel from point A to point B in conjunction with First Officer James.

Jeng: Lastly, Lieutenant Jeng Khavu reporting from Jaques Station. I will be monitoring drive progress from here.

Dynahi: Okay, beginning checklist. Engineering, status?

Daniel: All stations report green, sir.
- <<REACTOR>> (ONLINE) [100%]
- <<THRUSTERS>> (ONLINE) [100%]
- <<FRAME_SHIFT_DRIVE>> (ONLINE) [100%]
- <<POWER_DISTRIBUTOR>> (ONLINE) [100%]
- <<SENSORS>> (ONLINE) [100%]
- <<LIFE_SUPPORT>> (ONLINE) [100%]

Dynahi: FSD station?

Ten-O: Ready to sync at your command, sir!
- <<FRAME_SHIFT_DRIVE>> (ONLINE) [100%]
- <<XFSD-RT-10-0//Experimental_Guardian-Nexus_Drive//Loaded=MM//JR:Min=43.25/Cur=45.32>>
- <<LINKED>> <<Guardian_FSD_Booster>> <<Nexus_Linked: Yes>> <<JR:Max=250>> <<SYNC=0>>
- <<SYNC:AST=0/PP=0/PD=0/GFSB=0>>

Dynahi: Ship status, Caroline?

Caroline: Shields online; maneuvering thrusters online; inertial dampeners online; fuel scoop online; and heat sinks active, sir. Ship's temperature holding at ten percent.

Dynahi: Astrometrics?

Maela: Destination is a class M star, sir. Please confirm, James.

James: Confirmed. Destination locked in.

Dynahi: Alright. Maneuvering into position.

...

Dynahi: Position set. Okay, all participating stations, I need a final go or no go before spool. Engineering?

Daniel: Go Flight!

Dynahi: FSD?

Ten-O: Go Flight!

Dynahi: Astrometrics?

Maela: Go Flight!

Dynahi: Navigation?

James: Go Flight!

Dynahi: Systems?

Caroline: Go Flight!

Dynahi: Phoenix?

Ram Tah: Go Flight!

Dynahi: Colonia?

Jeng: Go Flight!

Dynahi: Okay, beginning spool.

COVAS: *FRAME SHIFT DRIVE CHARGING*

*FSD powering up*

Ten-O: Syncing...
- <<SYNC:AST=23/PP=24.2/PD=18.5/GFSB=12.8>> <<SYNC=78.5>>

Caroline: Ship heat up to thirty-four percent.

Ten-O: Come on...just a bit more.
- <<SYNC:AST=25/PP=25./PD=23.8/GFSB=22.6>> <<SYNC=96.4>>

Daniel: Engineering reporting. All core systems stable.
- <<REACTOR>> (ONLINE) [100%]
- <<THRUSTERS>> (ONLINE) [100%]
- <<FRAME_SHIFT_DRIVE>> (ONLINE) [100%]
- <<POWER_DISTRIBUTOR>> (ONLINE) [100%]
- <<SENSORS>> (ONLINE) [100%]
- <<LIFE_SUPPORT>> (ONLINE) [100%]

Caroline: Ship heat up to sixty-seven percent.

Ten-O: Fully synced and holding!
- <<SYNC:AST=25/PP=25/PD=25/GFSB=25>> <<SYNC=100>>

COVAS: *READY TO ENGAGE*

Dynahi: Whoa...I'm seeing electrical arcs jumping across the exterior of the ship.

Ram Tah: Everything alright?

Daniel: Sir, the reactor just lit up like a Christmas tree!

Dynahi: Status report?

Daniel: All systems green, but it's getting hot in here.

Caroline: Confirmed! Heat up to seventy percent.

Dynahi: Ten, are we good?

Ten-O: The drive is glowing brightly from the guardian crystals, but yes, we're stable!

Jeng: No abnormalities noted on my end.

Ram Tah: You're call, Admiral.

...

Dynahi: Continuing the test. Throttling up!

...

COVAS: *FOUR...THREE...TWO...ONE...ENGAGE!*

*Entering hyperspace sounds*

...

...

Ten-O: Whoa! Whoa! WHOA!!!
- <<REACTOR>> (ERROR) [LOST]
- <<THRUSTERS>> (ERROR) [LOST]
- <<FRAME_SHIFT_DRIVE>> (ERROR) [LOST]
     - <<SYNC:AST=ERROR/PP=58.2/PD=34.8/GFSB=ERROR>> <<SYNC=ERROR>>
- <<POWER_DISTRIBUTOR>> (ERROR) [LOST]
- <<SENSORS>> (ONLINE) [84%]
- <<LIFE_SUPPORT>> (ONLINE) [91%]

COVAS: *WARNING! HYPERSPACE CONDUIT UNSTABLE!*

<<Q.E.C. CONNECTION LOST>>

<<EXTERNAL COMMUNICATIONS OFFLINE>>

Dynahi: Ten! What's going on!?

Ten-O: *painfully* AAAAAAAAAAAUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUGGGHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!

*Loud bang*

Bridge Crew: WAAAHHGH!!!

Caroline: Inertial dampeners offline!

COVAS: *WARNING! EXCESS OF 6 G'S DETECTED*

Dynahi: Get them back online before we pass out!

...

Dynahi: CAROLINE!!!

Caroline: I got it!

*Loud bang*

Bridge Crew: Guh! *all gasping for air*

Dynahi: This... What...? This isn't witch space... Ugh...the spins are making me nauseous...!

Ten-O: I... I... I can see...
- <<REACTOR>> (ERROR) [LOST]
- <<THRUSTERS>> (ERROR) [LOST]
- <<FRAME_SHIFT_DRIVE>> (ERROR) [LOST]
     - <<SYNC:AST=ERROR/PP=ERROR/PD=ERROR/GFSB=ERROR>> <<SYNC=ERROR>>
- <<POWER_DISTRIBUTOR>> (ERROR) [LOST]
- <<SENSORS>> (ONLINE) [43%] *WARNING*
- <<LIFE_SUPPORT>> (ONLINE) [56%]

Dynahi: Ten? What's going on?

COVAS: *WARNING! TEMPERATURE CRITICAL*

*Hull metal groaning sounds*

Caroline: Sir! Hull integrity at forty-three percent and dropping! Heat over a hundred and twenty percent! I'm losing multiple modules!

Dynahi: Engineering, report!

*Static*

James: No response.

Dynahi: We need to stop this thing before we go into plaid! Caroline, kill the FSD now!

Caroline: I can't stop it! It's too dangerous! I will have to engage the safeties first!

Dynahi: Bullshit! I'm ordering you to stop this thing before we rip apart! STOOOOOOP!!!

Caroline: Overriding!

Ten-O: I... See...*heavy breathing*...Like Veins... Roads... To...*heavy breathing*... Home...?

COVAS: *WARNING! HULL INTEGRITY CRITICAL!*

*Sounds of multiple metal components breaking up* Cockpit glass cracking sounds*

Caroline: There!

*Loud bang*

Bridge Crew: WHOA!!!

*Powering Down Sounds*

Dynahi: We're spinning out of control! Stick...dead. Panel...dead. Looks like we lost Flight Assist and artificial gravity!

Caroline: Bringing thrusters back online. Artificial gravity severely damaged. Unable to repair. Catastrophic system-wide failure. Sealing off hull breaches on areas on decks three and five. No life signatures detected in affected areas.
- <<THRUSTERS>> (ONLINE) [3%] *WARNING*

*Powering On Sound*

Dynahi: Ooookay, we're stabilizing. Panels online. Checking secondaries. Utilities...only one functioning heat sink. Optional internals...um...it seems that the AFM is gone so we're unable to repair things with that. Alright, is everyone here okay?

James: I'm fine-ish.

Caroline: I'm good.

Dynahi: Going to execute a repair-reboot. Standby.

*Powering down sounds*

COVAS: *DIAGNOSTIC REPAIR SEQUENCE INITIATED!*

COVAS: *THRUSTERS OFFLINE!*

COVAS: *SHIELDS OFFLINE!*

--------------------------------------------------------------------
> Flushing System Cache...
> Initializing Integrity Check...
> Integrity Check Success.
> Begin Fault Detection Scan...
> Scanning...
> Analyzing...
> Analysis Complete: Creating Crisis Log.
> Launching Emergency Reconfigure...
> Restarting Input Filters.
> Attempting Control Reroute...
> Response Test Confirmed.
> Injecting Custom Overrides...
> Processing...
> Processing...
> Injection Success.
> Force Restart of Task Processing Queue...
> Collapsing Redundant Nodes...
> Process Queue Cleared: Rebuild Complete.
> Engaging the FTB...
> FTB Successful, Sequence Initiated...
> Waiting...
> Waiting...
> Waiting...
> Stage One [Critical]: Operation Completed...
> Waiting...
> Waiting...Stage two [Tertiary]: Operation Completed...
> Reboot Diagnostics Initializing...
> Reboot Diagnostics Complete.
> Rebooting and Power On...
> Shield Restart Successful.
> Shields Online
> Atmosphere Restored
> Repair Sequence Success: 5 Modules Repaired
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COVAS: *SHIELDS ONLINE!*

COVAS: *THRUSTERS ONLINE!*

COVAS: *DIAGNOSTIC REPAIR SEQUENCE COMPLETE!*

Caroline: Checking core systems...
- <<REACTOR>> (ONLINE) [8%] *WARNING*
- <<THRUSTERS>> (ONLINE) [9%] *WARNING*
- <<FRAME_SHIFT_DRIVE>> (OFFLINE) [NULL]
     - <<SYNC:AST=ERROR/PP=ERROR/PD=ERROR/GFSB=ERROR>> <<SYNC=ERROR>>
- <<POWER_DISTRIBUTOR>> (ONLINE) [4%] *WARNING*
- <<SENSORS>> (ONLINE) [10%] *WARNING*
- <<LIFE_SUPPORT>> (ONLINE) [9%] *WARNING*

Dynahi: James, get a distress signal out. Situation is that our ship is badly damaged with multiple system failures, our FSD is gone and cannot jump, and we might need immediate medical assistance. Also, try to get Ram Tah and Jeng on the line.

James: Way ahead of you.

Dynahi: Gotta get rid of this heat. Launching heat sinks. All stations report in.

Caroline: Sir, we're losing power. Dropping down to forty-six percent capacity.

Dynahi: Shutting down all non-essentials.

COVAS: *SHIELDS OFFLINE!* *WEAPON SYSTEMS OFFLINE!*

Dynahi: Oh...crap...

James: Something to add to the distress signal, sir?

Dynahi: That jump took out ninety-seven percent of our fuel...

Caroline: ...

James: ...

Dynahi: James...um...reconfigure efforts to get the Q.E.C. back online and get me a Fuel Rat before the power plant runs our remaining supply dry.

James: Sir, I still haven't figured out where we are yet. The navigation system is acting weird.

Dynahi: Um...alright, I'll check the galaxy map and figure out what's...

Maela: Astrometrics reporting in...*heavy breathing*...Johnson's KIA... I'm...*heavy breathing*...I'm bleeding...from my...*heavy breathing*...I need help...

Dynahi: We hear you. Caroline, can you deploy a nurse droid to astrometrics?

Caroline: I can't seem to connect to them. The connection must be damaged.

Dynahi: Alright, I'll head there myself. Caroline, help James find out where we are. I want to know if we made to the designated system or not, because I don't see a blinding-hot ball outside.

Caroline: I'm on it.

Dynahi: Alright, keep me posted.

Dr. Koyoto: Dr. Koy here reporting from engineering...*heavy breathing*...I have multiple personnel with second and third degree burns and more broken bones that i can count...*heavy breathing*...I already have two KIA in here.

Dynahi: Good to hear you, doctor. What are your injuries?

Dr. Koyoto: *cough* Right femur is busted and a mild concussion. I'm doing the best I can under the circumstances.

Dynahi: What about Ten?

Dr. Koyoto: He's unconscious but stable...*heavy breathing*...his vitals went all over the place during the test run...*heavy breathing*...had to pull the plug out of him.

Dynahi: Alright, doc, I'm heading to astrometrics. Maela said that she is bleeding.

Dr. Koyoto: Did she say where?

Dynahi: She was about to say, but she sounds way too injured to speak coherently.

Dr. Koyoto: Get to her immediately! My hands are full here and I can't access my medical droids!

Dynahi: On it! James, you have the conn.

James: Aye, sir! Wait... Sir! I've picked up an unknown ship coming in requesting wing and beacon!

Dynahi: Unknown?

James: I.F.F. reader is damaged. Trying to manually make it out.

Dynahi: I'll take the risk. Caroline, accept the request. James, can we open a short range comms chanel?

James: Comms are still wonky, but you can try to get something out to them.

Dynahi: This is Admiral Dynahi of the PFV Longinus, requesting immediate assistance. Please identify.

???: Th...*static*...*static*...we...*static*...

James: I got something. P...F...V...wait...Y..O... Yozora...NX-98270.

Dynahi: An experimental Pilot's Federation craft all the way out here? Must be on a secret mission.

Maela: Maela to bridge.

Dynahi: Shit! Maela! I'm coming to assist you!

Maela: I've stopped the bleeding, but you need to hear this!

Dynahi: What is it?

Maela: We're not in Colonia space anymore.

Dynahi: What...? Are you sure?

Maela: I'm very sure. I've run diagnostics multiple times...*groans of pain*...and it's saying that we're more than three thousand light seconds from the star of the Ganiklis system. Sir...*heavy breathing*...it says that we're back in the occupied bubble!

James: Sir! The Yozora has dropped out in front of us.

Dynahi: Oooooh boy... Maela, I'm coming to you. James, you have the conn.

James: Aye sir!

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<<Playback Stopped>>

Jane: Hmmm...I'm going to have to prep the Yozora's next. Computer, end session and close all open files.

Terminal: CONFIRMED. CLOSING SHIP DATABASE FILE.

<<RECORDING STOP>>
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