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# 11
03-16-2012, 10:19 AM
Report to Klingon Intelligence
Tuq'Negh Kap'Pi (House of Capulet)
General Lelu Begh'Ta
IKS Qu'valth

Mission objective:
Upon approval from Federation Council, to co-ordinate with the Dominion & Starfleet in the release of a Founder, prisoner of a Federation penal colony.

Additional notes:
Under the guidance of K'Men, notation of any residents of interest to be taken incase of possibility of raid.

Mission log:
Arrived in Ayala system under escort by U.S.S. Ventour, which left us as we entered the system. Upon entering the system, we proceded to orbit of Facility 4208 to meet the Dominion ship of Eraun, the Vorta accompanying us to the Facility.

After dealing with the warden (and the Petaq' he made us see) we then proceeded to release the Founder. Soon afterwards, Kar'ukan beamed down with soldiers and after a rebuttal by the Founder suddenly decided to kill everyone except the Founder.

Soon we realised that the Federation system keeping the facility running, ISIS, had gone down due to power shortages and explosions caused by a combination of a prisoner outbreak and Kar'ukans forces. After subduing Kar'ukans forces and most of the prisoners, we braught their system back online and beamed to space to have the Federtation, led by Captain Vakel Shon, give Kar'ukans forces a hard time to allow us to escape.

After escaping the system, we escorted the ship carrying the Vorta and Founder to a safe distance and left them to make their own way back to near DS9.

Building notes:
> ISIS has 2 cores of a master-slave relationship, both easily accessable from the beam in points. However, unless ISIS is offline, they are protected by a wide variety of systems, though chiefly forcefields.
> All staff save for maintenance staff are holographic.
> ISIS s very tightly controlled system.
> Partial control of ISIS might be possbile by inter-rupting power grid at certain points.
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# 12
03-18-2012, 02:10 AM
Security Overview: Facility 4028 Stardate: 88183.09

It's been one week since I've returned to Facility 4028, one week since started our investigation of what exactly went wrong. I had three separate teams working over the entire facility. One engineering team (Gamma), one science (Beta), and one of my top officers from various fields (Alpha). I even had Wraith on team Alpha Since he has both an interesting perspective as well as those damn Augment eyes. Plus other than myself, he was the only person I brought into the Facility. It made sense at the time since it was a only supposed to be a routine prisoner transfer and who better to have at your side then a genetically engineered killing machine as Drake "lovingly" refers to him. If not for having him there, I'd have ended up dead rather than just wounded. Those Damn polaron rifles have a kick to them as well as some kind of anticoagulant properties. I would have bled out long before the I.S.I.S. systems came back online.

Team Gamma had the task of going over the physical systems. Checking and rechecking everything from the holo-emitters to the transporters. Even possible access points in each of the escaped prisoner cells. It didn't take long before they turned up several oddities. In the cell of Amar Singh they found a seemingly innocent P.A.D.D. but what stuck out was that it was children rhymes from the Gamma Quadrant. It wasn't until they had found a few stories involving tales of what could have been Changeling's long ago. it was subtle but at the same time there were too many to be coincidence. Small errors in the P.A.D.D. here and there which when further investigated was a simple code, meticulously programmed and easy enough to determine. It was an over ride code. Specifically for safety protocols along the power conduits in the room of the I.S.I.S. mainframe, allowing him to remotely overload them setting off a magnetic pulse which is what took the system off line. From there he could simply muscle the door open and have nothing between him and a shuttle pod.

Next was Team Beta, tasked with going over the area with a fine toothed comb. Using any and all scanning techniques to search for any transporter activity as well as temporal anomalies and even rift or wormholes. There was nothing at first until we got into some of the cells. Taris' was all but clean until Beta team had gone in with the hand scanners. Very faint and almost invisible to our equipment but sure enough there it was. The only real question there was left in Her case was did the Iconians wait for the right moment to strike or did they just chose that moment by chance? It's even posible they supplied Singh with the specific code necissary for his pulse. They could have taken her at any time, beaming through the shields like they werent even there, what possible role did they play in the break out?

Team Alpha was going over any thing and every thing else they could get there hands on. Investigating leads, interrogating the prisoners, and even going over security footage. I had Wraith going over that specifically. He and Singh had a history. Not a long one mind you, but Wraith was instrumental in his capture. After we'd taken too many hits fighting off those deranged Gorn augments and Klingons he'd beamed down to lend a hand. Once we made it to Singh's Lab there was one hell of a fist fight between the two. I must admit, as much as i know and like the kid, there was something terrifying watching two Augments duking it out. The speed, the ferocity, the lab itself was left in shambles in the aftermath. I hadn't seen that expression since we first tested his limits in the holo-simulations. That look of pure cold focused anger... with his Borg like skin and Red on Black eyes, i'd have sworn him to be the devil himself...

But I digress, it was his task to go over the security footage and investigate Signhs disappearance. It was odd, very uncharacteristic that Amar Singh would just give up with out a fight, a rematch even between him and Wraith. He just gave up and walked back to his cell. It was the Medical bay. One of the few people that isn't a hologram was assigned there, luckily off station at the time. After being brought in we were able to find something troubling. Amar had been in the genetic samples. All of them, even the few real staff members. This means that Amar Singh, the augmented genetisist, had access to his means of escape after the break out as well as the genetic samples of the Undine ifiltrator as well as the Female Changling herself. God help us from what ever "enhancments" he might be able to concoct from those two alone. We've had both of them for so long, yet we still know so little about both species. If he can unlock the genetic codes, he could make an almost invulnerable army of shapeshifting, instant healing warriors.

From there we traced his movements to his cell where he used the staff samples to confuse the System into allowing him to casually walk out and take a shuttle to freedom. Then we started piecing it together. The Changling had been transferred just a short time before the incursion. Singh some how knew that she would be coming and even the Warden made a point of needlessly sending us to talk to him. Taris had just disappeared through means known only to the Iconians. There was a link there but we could only assume for the time being. T'Pal, My Vulcan Medical officer, suggested we go further back in Singh's documents. They were all passed through the Warden first, but just like with the code each prior P.A.D.D. was stories too simple for some one like Singh, each one had the same errors. Alpha team took little time decoding them all. It seems the Iconians WERE responsible for Singh's escape. They knew he would pick up on the errors and decode them. They had made him an offer that he couldn't refuse, not with his ego and pride. Had Taris just disappeared it would have been noticed immediately. But instead of offering Singh his freedom they offered him the Changeling. Her D.N.A. sample specifically. Amar knew that they would betray him, so he took the other samples as a Plan B of sorts and just waited for the right moment.

Facility 4028 is a failure. It's supposed strength turned out to be it's biggest weakness. The Iconians had taken over the Warden like it were childsplay. Singh had dissabled everything with the puch of a button. Taris was the prize, but the rest was just ammusement for the Iconians, just a literal show of thier superior tech. Had it been the Klingons all it would have taken were a few well placed tetryon beams. The Borg wouldn't have even bothered with this place. I can understand the need for making certain People "disapear" from records, but putting them in an isolated system with a holodeck in charge was foolish. Leave it to the Science types to think of a prison like this, I'd bet a Ferengi his Moogi that Admiral Janeway's signature was on this one. Recommendations are as follows: Make I.S.I.S. a back up function, activating as extra defense or secondary if the living guards are incapacitated. This facility needs to be relocated to a more secure location, something closer to reinforcements. Had this been the case we wouldn't have lost so many trying to get the Changeling to safety. And finally having secured runabouts ready incase any prisoners escape, that way pursuit will be possible. In the mean time I suggest moving all prisoners until the facility can be refit. Finding Amar Singh should be made top priority as he is the most immediate and preventable threat at the moment.



Computer, end log and transmit
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# 13
03-18-2012, 05:19 AM
Log, supplemental: Sutherland, Johnathan (Vice Admiral)
Subject: Facility 4208 Improvement

To whom it may concern:

Having been present at the recent riot at Facility 4208, I have been asked to provide an opinion on what might help avoid further incidents in the future.

I can point to only one improvement that would help - independent portable holoemitters, of the sort deployed on starships. Only a handful of them are provided to each ship, tending to provide a maximum of six crewmen per starship. However, a supply of them that allow for 20% of guards to be wearing one at all times would help immensely. This may seem to make it easy for the holographic guards to be tampered with, but this concern is invalid. Subtle modifications to secured LCARS versions and tetryon pulse modulation would prevent easy tampering or the insertion of malevolent programming in ways used by farmers on planets for centuries - simply put, putting genetic variation in the herd to prevent one virus from infecting them all. My chief of operations, Commander Sadov, has already begun work on a prototype that I have personally contributed code to, and I can verify that the results are quite promising. We can have prototype units available to Starfleet Intelligence within a week. We estimate that when the diversified holoemitters are deployed no more than 90% of the guards will be disabled at any one time, even with a concentrated attack. This number should be sufficient to restart the system and repair disabled holoemitters, allowing backups to take over and provide rapid reinforcement against sabatours.

I estimate the required holoemitters to number no less than 5,000. While this may be expensive, may I remind you that many of these individuals are extremely dangerous, which I know first-hand as I apprehended several of them at great risk to myself and my crew - twice, in fact, now. Furthermore, holograms have been ruled sentient lifeforms by the Federation Supreme Court, and denying them a failsafe of this kind renders them virtually helpless in a life-threatening situation. Additionally, this particular failure endangered the life of a diplomatic envoy, which could have caused an actual war against the Dominion, wherein they would already have possession of the most important strategic point in the entire quadrant against any invasion plans.

I am having a conference with Fleet Admiral Quinn directly regarding this situation. These prisoners are too dangerous and the stakes far too high to risk such an incident again. As I now have clearance and rank in this situation I have requested and received budgetary reports. Even without dipping into the 'black box' budget reports that remain unavailable to me you can easily afford upgrades of these kind. Available weapons and deflector shields for this facility could drive off a mixed fleet of at least two dozen Odyssey, Sovereign and Prometheus-class ships, and against a force three times that quantity have at the very least time for assistance en masse to be routed from Starbase 227 and Deep Space 3. Heavier fortifications are not the answer here. Although transporter defenses need to be bolstered, that is for a separate document, briefing and R&D effort.

This facility is too important to the Federation to risk it falling. Make it safer with something other than longer phaser arrays and stronger shields. My executive officer, Commander Corspa, and my chief medical officer, Commander Aunroz, will be filing their own reports with similar findings within the next six hours.

Sincerely,
Vice Admiral Johnathan Sutherland
Starfleet Corps of Engineers


Sutherland sat at the desk in his ready room, looking over the PADD. Corspa sat on the other side of the room, feet up on the table, and Aunroz sat near her, the Trill medic looking a bit more reserved and dignified than her Andorian superior officer, both with PADDs in their hands as they read their commander's letter.

Corspa looked up. "If anything, Suth, it's a bit too POLITE." She pushed herself into a more regular sitting posture, grasping the PADD with both hands and peering at it intently.

"I'd agree, Johnathan." Aunroz nodded slightly. The three had attended Starfleet Academy together, been classmates, and it was perhaps a stroke of luck that they ended up serving together so shortly after the massacre of captains at Vega Colony - Corspa, in fact, was an officer selected by the captain of the Khitomer to accompany him back to his ship. As a consequence, first names and nicknames were common among them, and some of the other bridge crew as well.

However, Sutherland was a little surprised to hear Aunroz's assessment. Normally the Trill was more restrained and diplomatic, more naturally than Sutherland was. However, two days ago she had to keep a Vorta from bleeding to death from behind Sutherland's jury-rigged forcefield, pausing from synthasutures only long enough to discharge her assault rifle into - and through - the skull of Kam'tar, a particularly dangerous Klingon they brought in alive before. She had wondered, when they apprehended him, what might happen should he ever be released.

She didn't have to worry about that any longer.

It's a good thing Aunroz was far stronger than she looked, both physically and mentally, thought Sutherland. She'd have broken by now if not.

"Maybe," Sutherland says, "But considering the way the Admirality's basically a passive-aggressive political disaster area non-stop, first time around we need to be more polite." It did not escape him that he outranked most of the people he was to be addressing. But there were more than a few that hadn't logged a single star hour in years, and forgot what it was like to fly anything other than a desk - and even among those who did, he could think of at least one that should have never been in the captain's chair in the first place, one who Aunroz and Corspa were both able to read between the lines to identify.

The joy of internal politics - how he was able to accept a promotion to flag rank and retain command of a front-line ship was beyond him, but he suspected that, if the sheer number of up-and-comers making up the current ranks of captains was an indication, there would be even more relatively untested occupants of the center seat, making his relatively meager time in command seniority, if by a frighteningly tiny amount, and desperately needed seniority at that. "What was that Andorian phrase?" he turned towards his XO, who paused for a moment, before she uttered in Andorian, translated by the computer.

<<You can catch more flies with honey than assault rifles.>>

"Isn't an Andorian fly twelve inches long with mach 1 flight and exoskeletal armor that first-generation anti-disruptor armo was based on?" Aunroz inquired, a slight smirk coming to her face.

"Details." Corspa waved off the comment, though the humor of the statement was not lost on her. "Alright Jonny, you're the captain. I'll have my report off in an hour."

Sutherland nodded as he tapped a button on the PADD quietly, transmitting the quadruple-encrypted communique to Starfleet - and sending a copy to Fleet Admiral Quinn, one of the few commanders he thought were above the politics and bickering among his fellow admirals who were, for the most part, two to three times his age. A pause.

"...and Corspa," he said, rising - all three were going to man their stations on the bridge, but only for the moment would they have privacy. Both Corspa and Aunroz stopped and looked towards their commander to see what he wanted.

"The Jem'Hadar officers," Sutherland said, simply.

"Yeah?" Corspa inquired.

"...watch them."

Corspa smirked. "Damn straight, sir." She punched her fist quietly, as Aunroz forced back a sigh of exhasperation. Between Sutherland, Corspa, Sadov, Chief Engineer Strahm, and others, she sometimes felt like the warden of the asylum that was once an Academy class, along with Nooshirsea, a member of a non-Federation race who was an instructor at the Academy and now served as Sutherland's science officer, a fast transition between who was in charge that still made everyone - except for Nooshirsea, paradoxically - feel a bit awkward. It is, after all, difficult to give orders to someone that but a short time ago you were calling 'professor' or 'sir.'

Asylum or not, though, Aunroz admitted to herself - they were her friends. And they got results.

With that, the two departed, Sutherland tapping a few keys to secure his terminal before following to join them, intent on the command chair - his chair.

Enough paperwork, he thought to himself. Time to get some real work done.
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# 14
03-20-2012, 06:49 PM
I am really proud of how everyone did an amazing job with this challenge, especially since there was no background on Facility 4028 other than the in-game mission. It also seemed that you all enjoyed the less structured background story.

I am going to unsticky this now as I prepare to post #15. If you have not had a chance to post your entry yet, feel free to still do so.

Cheers,

Brandon =/\=
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# 15
03-21-2012, 05:48 AM
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after..the.bridge.catain.spilt.. Raktajino .into.the.interace...blame.the..crusher.nanites.
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03-21-2012, 01:47 PM
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Auditor's Log
Stardate: 5692.1
Time: 1441
Subject: Security Audit for Facility 4028

After receiving complaints from many Captains who have recently visited Facility 4028, Starfleet Intelligence has ordered a security audit of the facility.

On the above date and approximate time I, Vice Admiral Ravin Mot, conducted a security audit of Facility 4028, a maximum security penal facility located in the Ayala System of the Regulos Sector Block. Upon arrival I was challenged by a hologram simply known as the "Warden." I properly identified myself and, after a quick security check, I was allowed entry into the facility by way of the transporter.

After I materialized inside the facility I found myself alone, with only a voice recording to guide me, directing all visitors to seek out the warden by following a blue line. Thus begins the first of many security breaches I discovered at what is supposed to be our highest level security facility in the Federation. Recommendation, a security escort would be advisable here. Not only for a visitor's protection, but to ensure that visitor isn't armed, which I was.

After exiting the facility's transporter room I found the blue line the voice was referring to. I've researched the facility's security and know that it is made up of holograms. What I found odd was that these holograms were wearing armor. Why? Aesthetics, I guess. They were also armed with phaser rifles, security breach number two. It's not advisable to allow staff to carry potentially lethal weapons inside a facility known to house violent criminals. Even a stun phaser at the highest setting can be lethal.

The blue line lead me to a door marked Processing Area A. A pad presented itself to me as I reached the door. Looking around, I expected to see one of the Holo Officers move to approach the pad, but they did not. So I manipulated the pad to open the door and lower the force field. Security breach number three. Visitors should not be allowed to open, close, or deactivate security doors or force fields, or activate a security bridge.

I walked into a small area where I found the "Warden." I identified myself and asked If I could inspect the cells on this level. After another quick check of my ID, the warden pointed me to the access panel to gain access to one of the secure wings. Again, manipulating the panel myself, I deactivated the force field, activated the bridge, and opened the door. Turning around I walked back to the door I originally entered through to find that it too was wide open providing a clear path form the secure wing into the main lobby of the facility. Security breach number four, before one entry way opens the other entry way should be secure.

I was allowed to enter the secure wing alone, walking by the first cell I noticed the security pad to the cell presented itself to me. I accessed the pad and found out I could freely open the cell door, however I was not granted access to the force field, which, with the lack of security found in this facility did surprise me. Alas, I should have not been allowed to roam the wing unescorted, much less been allowed to open cell doors.

I concluded my inspection there. Never in my 23 years in Starfleet have I come across such a poorly run facility. I presented the breeches to the "Warden," and reported my findings to Starfleet Intelligence.
Vice Admiial's Log
Stardate: 83253.62
Time: 2347
Subject: RE: Security Audit for Facility 4028

Vice Admiral Ravin Mot, I am Vica Admiral Price, upon reviewng your letter and the written complaints of other captains who have made trips to Facility 4028, I felt the need to make an inspection of my own and this is the bone rattling discoveries i made:

In paragraph 3 you write "After I materialized inside the facility I found myself alone, with only a voice recording to guide me, directing all visitors to seek out the warden by following a blue line. Thus begins the first of many security breeches I discovered at what is supposed to be our highest level security facility in the Federation. Recommendation, a security escort would be advisable here. Not only for a visitor's protection, but to ensure that visitor isn't armed, which I was."

I fully agree with this assesment. For anyone to simply beam on to the station armed without any sort of search or warning from the ISIS computer is simply rediculous! Civilian starships and freighters have better Transporter-security-protocals! The fact that my aid and I were allowed to freely keep our weapons concealed is to great to overlook. ALL PERSONEL COMING AND LEAVING THE STATION SHOULD BE SEARCHED. As for the the ISIS voice directing you to the blue line, though i am not totally oppossed to this at lesser grade facilities 4028 should've had a guard greeting all arrivies and leading them to thier destinations.

In paragraph 4 you state: "After exiting the facility's transporter room I found the blue line the voice was referring to. I've researched the facility's security and know that it is made up of holograms. What I found odd was that these holograms were wearing armor. Why? Aesthetics, I guess. They were also armed with phaser rifles, security breech number two. It's not advisable to allow staff to carry potentially lethal weapons inside a facility known to house violent criminals. Even a stun phaser at the highest setting can be lethal.

Doing reasearch into the Hologram guards "Aesthetics" i found their cosmetic subroutines were programed to these perameters to deffer inmates from assaulting the guards. Though you cannot physically harm a hologram inmates can do harm to themselves which is not favorable at all. As for the holograms carrying weapons, I am indifferent seeing as the weapons themselves were holographic a humanoid wouldn't be able to use as the owner hologram could simply de-materialize and re-materialize at will. Atleast i would hope so.

Paragraph 5/6: The blue line lead me to a door marked Processing Area A. A pad presented itself to me as I reached the door. Looking around, I expected to see one of the Holo Officers move to approach the pad, but they did not. So I manipulated the pad to open the door and lower the force field. Security breech number three. Visitors should not be allowed to open, close, or deactivate security doors or force fields, or activate a security bridge.

I walked into a small area where I found the "Warden." I identified myself and asked If I could inspect the cells on this level. After another quick check of my ID, the warden pointed me to the access panel to gain access to one of the secure wings. Again, manipulating the panel myself, I deactivated the force field, activated the bridge, and opened the door. Turning around I walked back to the door I originally entered through to find that it too was wide open providing a clear path form the secure wing into the main lobby of the facility. Security breech number four, before one entry way opens the other entry way should be secure.

"Visitors should not be allowed to open, close, or deactivate..." Very true the amount of freedom I had to interact with ISIS's system's was apolling on top of not having any escort. I remember back when i was a lowly Comander I lead a mission, with Admiral Zelle, to the Vendor System to destroy weapons the Romulans were working on. Upon arrival i found Zelle to be Undine and the whole misson a plot to assist "IT" in infiltration the Romulan Empire. If something like that happened again and any of those crimials were free'd Starfleet and the Federation would be at fault.

I believe that the Warden Hologram was made "too human." when dealing with him i felt he felt as if he could fully trust me not to do any wrongs because of my rank. As i said above with my experience with the Undine agent possing as Zelle i do not make that mistake anymore.

Paragraph 7: I was allowed to enter the secure wing alone, walking by the first cell I noticed the security pad to the cell presented itself to me. I accessed the pad and found out I could freely open the cell door, however I was not granted access to the force field, which, with the lack of security found in this facility did surprise me. Alas, I should have not been allowed to roam the wing unescorted, much less been allowed to open cell doors.

I must say that I was not surprised by the force fields being unmanipulatedable by myself, just thankful and relieved.
After my inspection the Senior Officer, a human male, invited the Warden and i to eat with them. The warden being a hologram understandably refused while my aid and i accepted the offer. I tried to, informally, question him about his role and the daily operations that go on here but he was more interested in my young aid then me. Needless to say i snuck out of the dinning and began to made my way back to the Warden's office.

The Warden then told me that Captain Gaila off the USS TICONDEROGA had been destroyed passing near the Vorn system and that clearence came through for me to see the Female Changling and take her and her Vorta servant back to Deep Space Nine. I'm sure you know of whats been going on there as does the whoel quadrant. After i approached the Female Changling and explained the situation there was a system failure in the main ISIS core, all Holograms and cell force fields ceased function. I was on route to the transporter room with the Female Changeling, her vorta servant, and my aid when we were attacked by the lead Jem'hadar, Karu'kan."

Luckily if you you call it luck, or failure of security, as stated in Paragraph 1, my aid and I were still armed with are hand phasers and with help from, the Vorta's Jem'hadar we were able to fight off them off and as our Borg friends say, "bring order to chaos."

Now an attack on a Starfleet/Federation facility is sadly not uncommon these days, however the lack of security at facility 4028 and the fact that the Jem'hadar were able to cross four Federation sectors undetected. Uncloaked. Has me thinking that there is a serious lack of security throughout all of the federations and possibly a traitor in our ranks. My suspicions of Admiral Quinn being an undine agent aren't secret however I cannot believe that he alone is the culprit. That he is getting help from others. T'nae told me that Zelle often traveled to earth for "meetings" and "conferences," which suggest the two were close, and we saw what happened there. My friend, Rear Admiral Si'atl, once suggested [Contents redacted by order of Sction 31].

[Contents redacted by order of Section 31].

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Rally whoever you believe you can trust, though do keep our "inner circle" small. If someone like Quinn were to get wind of this it could spell disaster for a already corrupt Federation. I look forward to day day we can meet.

Sincerely,

Vice Admiral Price
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