Just what does the Lotian problem have to
do with the operations of the PHOENIX? Well, during the last
"report" of the "syndicate", they reported that one of the mobs may
have come across a crystalline material that seems to absorb light.
They werenít sure what this crystal was. But, Admiral Daniel Evans
and Starfleet knew what it sounded like. Candescium! No one in the
"Syndicate" had ever heard the word. Lotiaís status as a Federation
protectorate provides special problems for those who go planetside.
As a new protectorate, Federation law shields Lotiansí from further
interference in their culture. The possible introduction of the
material Candescium is a violation of their protectorate status. As
such, any Candescium located must be declared contraband and
confiscated. Alien traffickers must be arrested, removed from the
star system and prosecuted in Federation courts. Since the PHOENIX
is presently docked at Flying Cloud, Captain TE Lawrence has been
assigned the mission.
Captainís Ready Room:
Captain Lawrence scanned the group seated
before her. There was an air of excitement in the room. After
dealing with the bird creatures of Avogaj everyone was happy to be
on to something new.
"I have received that one of the Lotia
mobs may have gained access to the crystalline Candescium. We have
dealt with this material before so we know the dangerous potential
"This crystal seems to show up a bit too
much to keep it a Federation secret." LCDR Alice McConnell spoke up.
"We just dealt with the death of a
Translucian on Catis IV because of Candescium not long ago,
Captain." Added LCDR TíPel.
"Ok folks, it has been thrown in our laps
so letís get on with it. Admiral Evans has assigned us to this task
and we will investigate. You know the harm that could be done if
this crystal gets into the wrong hands. We are to go undercover into
the Lotia society and find the person or personsí who brought the
crystal to their planet and find the Candescium before it
disappears. There is a person on Lotia that knows we are coming. He
has setup a meeting place for us in a bar he owns called The Blue
Parrot. It is located on Luciano Street. That will be our rendezvous
point. All personnel are to be involved in this mission. There is a
lot of territory to canvas so spread out and pick up any information
you can. Replicate clothing for that era and be ready to board the
Starliner USS King Charles tomorrow morning at 0800. Horn and Spahn,
you and your teams should work the places outside of town. But,
watch your back because it is rather ruff in those areas. Any
questions?" TE finished.
"Iím a doctor captain, not a floozy." Kora
Natevera blurted out.
The room filled with laughter. They knew
that Kora was a friend of McCoy.
"Letís do it!" Lawrence said as she left
the room with a big smile on her face.