Lights flash down the corridors.
Something terrible has happened.
On Scout class Battleship Vigilant thousands of lives have just been lost.
B_V: -Primary Node 02- :: FTL Jump initiated
S_I: -Tertiary Node 06- :: FTL Acknowledged, Coordinates 09:08:10:77
B_V: -Primary Node 02- :: FTL Error: Unknown Code
S_I: -Tertiary Node 06- :: Requesting Data Stream .
S_I: SWITCH NODE PRIORITY
S_I: -Primary Node 74- :: Datalink active
B_V: -Datalink- -Primary Node 01- :: <<FTL Course failure, FTL Correction failure, FTL Shutdown failure, FTL System overload detection, FTL System decouple complete >>
S_I: -Datalink- -Primary Node 74- :: Anomaly Data: WERG$#$GW(@$) <<!! Corruption Detected !!>>
B_V: -Datalink- -Primary Node 01- :: <<!! Gravity Well Detected !!>> Simulation complete: 0% Survival Rate
S_I: -Datalink- -Primay Node 74- :: Simulation complete: 0% Survival Rate
B_V: -Primary Node 01- :: Override acknowledged. Decoupling Scout Deck .
B_V: -Primary Node 01- :: Scout Deck decoupling complete
S_I: -Primary Node 74- :: Requesting Data Stream .
B_V: -Primary Node 01- :: Shield Strength 30%
B_V: -Primary Node 01- :: Hull integrity 30%
B_V: <<!! Signal Lost !!>>
S_I: -Primary Node 74- :: <<!! Datalink unavailable !!>>
S_I: -Primary Node 74- :: Distress Signal located <Triangulating . . . Complete>
S_I: -Primary Node 74- :: System Standing By
A young cadet looks up from his console, confusion and fear ravaging his boyish face. It's his first day. This kind of thing never happens. Not to the fleet. Certainly not on first days! It was only a tour! Showing off the ship to some Xenos and dignitaries. It wasn't even fully crewed!
An immaculate blue uniform stands behind him frowning. The five pips on the collar of the black undershirt, the three small metals pinned on the right breast pocket.
"It's okay son, it's just the log. Nothing you could do."
A brief pat on the shoulder and the blue uniform moves off to talk to a red uniform. The lights are still flashing. Pulsing slowly off and on as the large sector screen zooms in on a single system. In the middle of the contested sector. A point overlaps the systems son, labeled with the words that look so innocent. B_V: Signal Lost
is a space opera of scale. The massive and horribly be-weaponed scout-class battleship has fallen into the sun after a mishap with the FTL drive. Fortunately the Scout Deck managed to detach and crash land on a nearby habitable planet. The only problem is the system is in contested space, yet unexplored by the federation. The colonies and Xenos, or Daybirds as they prefer to be called are going to take a very close interest into the 'rescue operation', while the survivors have... who knows how much time?