"Welcoming the New OPS"
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Space is a void filled with the hopes and dreams of countless.

Setting: USS ANUBIS, Deck 1, Captain's Ready Room
Stardate: 30145.0910

The Native American had returned to the safety of his Ready Room after having paid the ship's CNS a friendly visit.  It had been very nice to see Eve once again and the Captain had been glad to see that the Cardassian born woman had not lost her witty edge.  As a ship's Counselor such a skill had been an asset, but as a member of an Intel vessel such as the ANUBIS it had been a near necessity.

While leaning back in his chair, Erik perused the content of the PADD in his hands: the latest update to his crew.  A faint smile graced the man's lips as he noted the addition of several new names to the roster, including that of a new Operations Officer.  Ensign Jayson Stark, a man with a dark and sad past would be joining them very soon, and hopefully with the assistance of the rest of the crew he would find what he had been seeking.

It was always tricky to have fresh graduates out of the Academy join the fleet, and even more so when taking into account the fact that officially the USS ANUBIS or any of the ships attached to the NEW ALEXANDRIA complex were not at all as they were said to be.  The secret base had been listed as a simple deep space support outpost, so far away from all of the normal interstellar traffic that no one ever gave it a second thought.  The ANUBIS, HORUS and SEKHMET were equally unimpressive in their listing as long-range exploration vessels, insuring that no one would pay too much attention to any of them.

Not falling under the normal chain of command of the fleet, the vessels under the NEW ALEXANDRIA complex enjoyed a wider range of flexibility when dealing with whatever the universe would throw their way.  Erik believed that this freedom would come to play an important role in the new Ensign's search for himself and the answer he sought.

With no one on the Bridge and the systems working at bare minimum, the Native American quickly noted a change in status from one of the primary control console on the command deck.  Curious as to who had stepped onto the bridge, Erik put the PADD down and headed out of his Ready Room.

Setting: USS ANUBIS, Deck 1, Bridge
Stardate: 30145.0915

The Captain of the USS ANUBIS was surprise to see the man he had been reading about sitting at the Operations Station, obviously the Ensign had been anxious to get busy.

"Welcome to the ANUBIS," Erik offered, drawing the man out of his deep thoughts.

"Captain," Jayson replied somewhat startled.  "I was not expecting you to be here."

"No problem Ensign," the Native American said with a faint smile.  "In fact I am happy to see you here. It gives me the chance to properly welcome you on board and to tell you to take your time to properly settle in.  As of right now we are still waiting for order from Admiral Koniki."

"Thank you Sir," Ensign Stark offered in return, glad to see that he had not been the one and only soul on board the ANUBIS.


Francois Charette

Captain Erik Morningstar
Commanding Officer


Lt. Commander Elan Fairborn
Robotics Engineering Officer