Hampton: would you like to board her and have a look.
Voporak: I couldn't say yes faster.
*In record time Voporak is on the transporter pad and dematerializing. He steps off on the Harvest*
Voporak: Well now, this is very interesting...
*As is usual of Voporak, he wanders out of the transporter room and goes on a self-tour of the ship, practically oblivious to anything other than the ship. He finally realizes after fifteen minutes that he is hopelessly lost*
Voporak: Computer, how do I get to the general area of the bridge?
*Side lights in the hallway light up and Voporak follows them*
I am the STO Lorax. I picked myself up and left, until the day the fun is replanted.
Ooc: also the bridge is about a full half deck in length. And the ship has 58 decks.
OOC: In the words of Jean Luc Picard "she's a predator".
I mean... jesus... even I didn't see that coming.
Not bad for a renegade operation with limited resources, eh?
*The edge of Republic Space. A fleet of 500 Republic Starships are waiting for the Borg Cube. Admiral Prentice is on the bridge of the R.S.S. Gerald Ford, a Titan-Class Battleship. She's twice the size of an Odyssey Class (which puts it at around half the size of the Harvest.), the largest starship the Republic has ever built. She has two fighter bays, each holding 24 fighters, 50 multi-frequencial phaser beam arrays, 5 Multi-frequencial Dual Phaser Cannon Batteries mounted on the underside of the Saucer, and 4 forward mounted, plus 2 rear mounted torpedo launches, each capable of launching 10 torpedoes simultaneously. (Before you say that's over-powered, the Galaxy Class' torpedo launchers had the same capability.) She also has a payload of 400 Quantum-Phase torpedoes, 300 Transphasic Torpedoes, and 300 Quantum Torpedoes. She has a crew of 3500 and has Primary, Secondary and Tertiary Shield Generators, which power the primary shield bubble and the secondary shield grid. She has Ablative armour and a large bay capable of holding a Miranda-sized starship. (I originally planned for the Republic-Class to have this capability, but never got around to showing it.) She's capable of Hyper-Warp 2 (Warp 87.6), has a fold-jump drive with a radial range of 10,000 LY (About 1/10 of the Galaxy, making the effective range 20,000 LY in diameter, or 1/5th of the Galaxy. Courtesy my trusty "Star Trek Star Charts" by Geoffrey Mandel.) and an Impulse Speed of Factor 40 (which, I believe, is twice the speed of the Odyssey.)
There are several other Titan-Class ships, as well as the main bulk of the fleet being made up of retro-fitted Republic-Class Cruisers and Pendragon-Class Escorts (Defiant-sized. 2 fore torpedo launchers and multi-frequencial phaser cannons, plus 2 aft torpedo launchers. Multi-frequencial phaser arrays cover a 360-degree area on all axis of the ship. Ablative-armoured. Hyper-Warp 1 (Warp 43.8), Impulse 80, Fold-jump drive with 100 LY radail range. (She's a pure warship, while the Republic and Titan-Class ships are multi-purpose.)
R.S.S. Gerald Ford. Prentice is commanding the Fleet as he waits for the enemy.*
Prentice: Admiral's Log, Supplemental. We are waiting at the border of our space directly in the path of the Borg Vessel. We have 500 Ships here, waiting for the enemy.
The Cube appeared on Long-Range Sensors 36 hours ago, approaching at Hyper-Warp Speeds. We're not sure why they're not travelling at Transwarp, though at this point, I'll take anything I can get.
The Fleet's been at Red-Alert for 48 hours now, and, like a thousand other Commanders, on a thousand different battlefields, I wait for the dawn.
Computer: End of Entry.
Science Officer: Sir, the Cube's here!
Prentice: The sun's come up early. Lock weapons!
Comm.: We're being hailed!
Prentice: On speakers!
DeSalle *Over comm.*: We are the Borg. Lower your shields and surrender. Failure to comply will result in your immediate destruction.
Prentice: We don't "destruct" so easy! Status?
Tactical: They're in range!
Prentice: All ships, FIRE!
*The Fleet lets off a barrage of phaser blasts and torpedoes, none of which phase through the shields as they were designed.*
They couldn't have adapted. Not that fast!
Science: Weapons are doing no damage!
Prentice: All ships, Evasive Action!
*The Fleet scrambles into evasive and offensive manoeuvres, while the Borg Cube starts tractoring ships and destroying them, phasing through their shields.*
They adapted instantly! Before we even fired!
*The Ford is hit by a plasma blast, tearing through the warp core and ripping the primary and secondary hulls apart. Two more blasts fully destroy the Ford.
After a few short minutes, the Borg move through the debris of all 500 ships and continues towards the Dalos Star Group, the core of Republic Space.*
Hampton walks into the bridge as the harvest drops out of warp above te republic capital. As the rest of the harvests support fleet warps on as well.
Battle group infinity roster
USC harvest - mobile command station
5 battle cruisers
2 super carriers
Officer: all ships are accounted for and in position sir. Alerting republic command now.
Hampton: very good deploy battle group Charlie to sector 5 and battle group Zulu to sector 2.
Officer: yes sir
Hampton: get me republic command on the com now. Also how long till the nova gets here.
Officer: she should be here shortly sir
( the nova is the secon and last mobile command ship built because it took all our supplies.)
Hampton: good lets get ready to try to hold off the Borg for as long as we can. Inform me when you have republic command on the comm.