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S1E4: The Hills Have Eyes

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Status Completed Mission
Description

Geological activity at Sol II’s north pole, within the Lakshmi Planum near the primary agricultural colony Concordia, has unearthed a vault from deep within the planet’s crust. It contains active mechanical automatons who insist their creators are still present on Venus. Memory Theta has been called in to unravel the mystery of the ancient machines and their ominous message.

Start Date Mon Oct 28th, 2019 @ 12:39pm
End Date Fri Apr 9th, 2021 @ 12:39pm

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Title Timeline Location
My Very Own Bar
by Lieutenant Sophie Xiong & Siany ZyMach & Lieutenant JG Ryland Dedeker
A Not-So-Difficult Choice to Make
by Ensign Khaiel D'hikatsi & Captain Akiva ben-Avram
MD 4 Administrator's Office | Overwatch Station
Oddly responding doors and staircases
by Gunnery Sergeant Roderik Kos
USS Phantom
The Reckoning
by Rear Admiral Gareth Tau & Captain Akiva ben-Avram & Lieutenant JG Jaya Maera Garlake
MD 15 Administrator's Office | Overwatch Station
Last Letter Home
by Captain Mrazak & Ferrofax & Lieutenant Commander Gwynne Emberly & Ensign Nandi Chakma
MD 6 Captain's Washroom | Overwatch Station
Hope Springs Eternal
by Captain Akiva ben-Avram & Lieutenant JG Jaya Maera Garlake & Calderon Jarsdel
MD 7 Overwatch Station
Like a Tiger Defying the Laws of Gravity
by Captain Akiva ben-Avram & Lieutenant Commander Finley Chu & Ferrofax & Chief Petty Officer Reggie Hawthorn & Ensign Nandi Chakma
MD 6 Commandant's Office| Overwatch Station
New Divide
by Captain Akiva ben-Avram & Lieutenant JG Jaya Maera Garlake & Laena ben-Avram
MD 4 Overwatch Station / Starfleet Academy
The Final Solution
by Captain Akiva ben-Avram & Captain Mrazak & Lieutenant JG Ryland Dedeker & Lieutenant Colonel Storr Garlake & Lieutenant Commander BaoJun Qiao & Lieutenant Sophie Xiong & Ensign Khaiel D'hikatsi & Gunnery Sergeant Roderik Kos & Ferrofax & Sergeant Alexander Bradley & Corporal Kul Ax't & Corporal Angela Hsu & Lance Corporal Edmund Haaskivi
MD 3 Llorona Station
Exorcizamus Te, Omnis Immundus Lethean
by Calderon Jarsdel & Lieutenant JG Jaya Maera Garlake
MD 4 Secure Storage Bay | Overwatch Station
Toss a Coin to Your Snitcher
by Captain Akiva ben-Avram & Captain Mrazak & Commander Arianna Frost & Lieutenant Commander BaoJun Qiao & Lieutenant Sophie Xiong & Ensign Khaiel D'hikatsi & Gunnery Sergeant Roderik Kos & Ferrofax & Chief Warrant Officer Maisy Amburton PhD
MD 3 USS Phantom | Strategic Operations Conference Room
Amidst the Flotsam
by Captain Mrazak & Lieutenant JG Ryland Dedeker & Simon Covington , Esq. & Commander Arianna Frost & Lieutenant Commander BaoJun Qiao & Lieutenant Sophie Xiong & Ensign Khaiel D'hikatsi & Gunnery Sergeant Roderik Kos & Ferrofax
MD 3 USS Phantom
Seven Circles
by Captain Akiva ben-Avram & Ensign Khaiel D'hikatsi & Ferrofax & Sebastian Ingram
MD 3 Mars orbit
Up and out.
by Lieutenant Commander Finley Chu
MD5-ish, kind of. Don't worry too much about it. SFI Station DELPHI
Contents May Differ
by Lieutenant JG Jaya Maera Garlake & Ferrofax & Calderon Jarsdel & Lieutenant Commander Gwynne Emberly
MD 3 Overwatch Station Brig
Hell Is Empty...
by Captain Mrazak & Lieutenant JG Ryland Dedeker & Lieutenant Colonel Storr Garlake & Commander Arianna Frost & Lieutenant Commander BaoJun Qiao & Lieutenant Sophie Xiong & Gunnery Sergeant Roderik Kos & Ferrofax & Chief Warrant Officer Maisy Amburton PhD & Sergeant Alexander Bradley & Corporal Kul Ax't & Corporal Angela Hsu & Lance Corporal Edmund Haaskivi & Lieutenant JG Grace Sternwood Ph.D.
MD 2 Shangri-La Sanctuary | Skadi Mons, Venus
Storr Van Winkle
by Lieutenant JG Jaya Maera Garlake & Lieutenant Colonel Storr Garlake & Sergeant Alexander Bradley & Corporal Angela Hsu
MD 2 Sickbay | USS Phantom
Hell to Pay
by Lieutenant JG Ryland Dedeker & Commander Arianna Frost & Lieutenant Sophie Xiong & Lieutenant JG Kara Madavi & Gunnery Sergeant Roderik Kos & Ferrofax & Simon Covington , Esq.
MD 2 Lakshmi Planum | Venus
For We Are Many
by Captain Mrazak & Lieutenant Commander BaoJun Qiao & Lieutenant JG Grace Sternwood Ph.D. & Chief Warrant Officer Maisy Amburton PhD
MD 2 Lakshmi Planum | Venus
Total Eclipse of the Head
by Captain Akiva ben-Avram & Ensign Khaiel D'hikatsi & Sebastian Ingram
MD 2 Somewhere on Earth
Two Heads Are Better Than One
by Calderon Jarsdel & Lieutenant Commander Gwynne Emberly & Lieutenant JG Jaya Maera Garlake
MD 2 Overwatch Station Brig
Twist and Shout
by Lieutenant JG Ryland Dedeker & Commander Arianna Frost & Lieutenant Sophie Xiong & Lieutenant JG Kara Madavi & Gunnery Sergeant Roderik Kos & Ferrofax & Corporal Angela Hsu
MD 2 Venus
Concordia Discors
by Captain Mrazak & Lieutenant Commander BaoJun Qiao & Chief Warrant Officer Maisy Amburton PhD & Simon Covington , Esq.
MD 2 Concordia | Venus
Ours to Do or Die
by Captain Mrazak & Gunnery Sergeant Roderik Kos & Ferrofax & Sergeant Alexander Bradley & Corporal Angela Hsu
MD 1-2 Regio Phoebe wilderness | Venus
Deep Longing and Regret
by Laena ben-Avram
Starfleet Academy - Earth

Mission Summary

Hundreds of millions of years ago, the planet Venus (Sol II) suffered a war between a race of colonists now extinct and inorganic native lifeforms called the Abad'ashar. The colonists lost, leaving behind only their advanced AI to avenge them. In order to do this, the AI destroyed Venus with orbital collisions and bombardments such that the planetary rotation was reversed, all water was evaporated, and geology rendered unstable, forcing the Abad'ashar to remain in dormant hibernation within the mantle for eons. Recent terraforming efforts over the past two centuries improved the ecology to the point where the Abad'ashar was able to return alongside the long-buried AI from the extinct colonists. The AI bootstrapped itself with the identity of the first person to encounter it, adopting the moniker of Old Gregg as it resumed its ancient war against the Abad'ashar.

The modern eco-cult known as the Kinship of Shangri-la took sides against Old Gregg and Starfleet in hopes of bringing the Abad'ashar back to planetary supremacy. As a result, Federation infrastructure was brought to its knees as the modern colony was caught between an immensely powerful rogue AI and an ancient living monolith, both of which were able to slave technology and bend it to their destructive wills.

In the end, the Memory Theta field team uprooted the Kinship, avoided the pitfalls of sabotage, and drove the Old Gregg AI out of the Venusian infrastructure before retasking the orbital solar diffuser that protected Venus from the sun into a massive solar laser that gouged the Abad'ashar out of the planet's crust.
With Old Gregg purged for good and the Abad'ashar turned to ash, Memory Theta left Venus to recover along with the rest of the Sol system which suffered catastrophic collateral damage from Old Gregg and the Abad'ashar -- including the loss of Spacedock One which broke apart in orbit and had its debris spread across most of the northern hemisphere of Earth.