"Heading to PI ALPHA III"
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 "This is the journey you've always been destined to take."
-Kai Opaka

Setting: USS ANUBIS, Deck 1, Bridge
Stardate: 30145.1200
The Senior Officers had made their way to their respective stations one by one as the time of their scheduled departure drew closer.  The Native American had taken his place in the center chair a little while ago, anxious to get underway. From there the Captain of the ANUBIS patiently waited for the department's readiness reports.
"Captain," Ensign Stark began from the Operations station located at the forward left of the Bridge. "Flight coordinates have been received from NEW ALEXANDRIA, and we have been given the go ahead for departure."

"Perfect," the Captain began while trying his best to hide the hint of excitement from his voice.  "Clear all moorings and secure all access hatches.   Helm, once we are clear take us out... thrusters only."

"Releasing umbilical connections," the Ops Officer announced, his own excitement clear in his voice. "Retracting all mooring clamps… external hatches all read closed and secured.  We are free to leave."

Since the NEW ALEXANDRIA complex had been constructed inside a huge asteroid, it had made perfect sense to the imposing pilot to use thrusters only.  Room had been rather limited but Ensign Ttosk seemed not at all concerned by the maneuvers he would have to execute.

"Thrusters ahead, aye," Wydran confirmed as his fingers pressed the corresponding controls.
Setting: NEW ALEXANDRIA, Docking Area
Stardate: 30145.1204
Slowly the massive form of the USS ANUBIS began to move away from its home within the hidden Intel complex. With an almost poetic grace the SCARAB-Class Cruiser made its way towards the still closed gigantic armoured doors. In order to reduce the odds of detection to an absolute minimum, the doors could only be open at the very last moment, a maneuver that could rattle the most veteran of Officers.

Setting: USS ANUBIS, Deck 1, Bridge
Stardate: 30145.1205

The large space doors filled the main view screen for several moments. The sight had been more than enough to concern the most experienced of Officers, and the near perfect silence on the Bridge seemed to indicate that most felt that way.

"Reading space doors at 22 meters from the forward outer hull," Ensign Stark relayed with a distinct hint of uneasiness in his voice.

General smiles appeared throughout the Bridge when the doors finally showed signs of life and began to part.  Beyond the opening space doors the crew could see the numerous floating asteroids and colourful gases of the GIZA Nebula.

"Space doors are opening to match our forward velocity," the CSO and acting ExO reported. "They are remaining at 16.25 meters of the saucer section hull."

Although this had not been his first time taking a ship out of the hidden Intel base, Erik had to admit that the thrill never seemed to go away.

"We have cleared the space doors," Jayson Stark announced from the Ops station.

"Helm, take us out of the asteroid belt and set course for the PI ALPHA system... Warp 6," Erik ordered drawing an unexpected objection from the red headed CEO.

"Excuse me Captain... will we not be testing the engines?" Sonja surprised yet respectfully inquired.

"No worries Lieutenant Paquette," the CSO stepped in with.  "At our current speed we will arrive at the PI ALPHA system in just under four days. I am sure that Captain Morningstar has something unexpected planned for yours and every other department of the ANUBIS."

"You are right," Erik grinned to his Executive Officer.  "And for my first *unexpected* trick... I'm heading to Sickbay.  Commander, the Bridge is yours," the native American stated as simply left Bridge without offering anything more.


Francois Charette

Captain Erik Morningstar
Commanding Officer


Lt. Commander Elan Fairborn
Robotics Engineering Officer