I thought I would post what I have so far. I rolled up Cpt Weston Green commanding the USS Monoceros NCC-601 - a TOS era Hemes class Scout.
For a Mission, I initially rolled SHOW THE FLAG / CONSTRUCT WATER SYSTEM ON PLANET. That sounded sort of “Meh”, so I re-rolled and came up with AID & RELIEF / PLOT COURSE FOR CONVOY.
For an Incident and Theme I rolled MEDICATE / ROGUE SUPERWEAPON. Ok… But then I rolled a Complication and got SHATTERED CHAIN OF COMMAND and as an Event Encounter: DEEP SPACE / A MASSIVE BIOLOGICAL ENTITY INTENT ON DEVOURING EVERYTHING IN SIGHT …
Putting all that together, here is my initial log entry. By the way, I use the old fan Stardate format of YYMM.DD.
ACT I, SC I
Captain’s Log Stardate 2307.24
I have been command of the Monoceros for less than a week and my first mission has already changed. We were four days into our route to Enas to help install a new water system when we were called back to Starbase 15. “Sorry to pull you back, Wes.,” said Commodore Garvin over subspace. “Transfer your cargo over to the CURRY and then come see me in my office.” We docked, transferred the GX-8 water vaporators and I had my Chief Engineer brief the crew of the CURRY while I reported to the Commodore.
“Why the change, Sir?” I asked sitting before his desk.
“There is an affiliated planet to the Federation, Alphosa, “ he replied. “They don’t allow vessels to approach their planet but instead send out trade missions every so often to the Federation. On their latest return trip they were attacked by we don’t know what, but their lead trade negotiator and commander of the caravan’s ship was destroyed and he was killed. The surviving ships came back to SB15. Most want to get back home and are loudly determined to be isolationists. It’s important that the Federation keep the trade lanes open. I need you to get this convoy organized and back to Alphosa. “
“Do we know what attacked them? A hostile polity? An unknown deep space entity?” I asked.
“The Monoceros’ advanced sensor suite should be able to scan whatever attacked them pretty far out,” the Commodore answered confidently. “Get the convoy home and find out what is out there so we can determine a proper response.”
“Aye, aye, Sir.” I said trying to sound as confident as he did, and headed back the ‘Ceros.