"Convictions a Plenty"
[previous "Dilemma"]


Setting: USS ANUBIS, Stark's Quarters
Stardate: 30151.1100

It might have sounded as if he had not cared for Shar'El's promotion or appointment as the ANUBIS' new acting ExO, but the truth was that he had been happy for her.  The ship deserved to have a good person in that position and although he did not know her all that well, he believed her to be a good fit.  That Maya had decided to step down had been something he could relate to, understanding all too well that there comes a time in people's lives when they need to step back and focus on what is most important to them.

For Jayson it had been life in general that he had needed to focus on instead of the past and future that had been taken from him.  Maya had needed to do what she did, just has he had and the OPS officer thought that the ILO had done the exact same.  As much as he might have joked about it to Ya'Han, the truth had been that Shar'El would not have been here if she had not really wanted to be.

With his suit and travel bag all prepped and ready, Jayson sat in front of his display station and began to review the detailed list of passengers provided by their new First Officer, Lt. Cmdr. Shar'El.

"This list is way too long.  Even ANI would not be able to get through all of this in time for the ball."

Jayson's eyes were locked on the total number of profiles contained in the file.  1500 passengers and 425 crew members. How could anyone make any sense of it all?

"Computer, cross reference this list with all available criminal databases and list all who have been convicted of a crime on any world; Federation members or otherwise."

=/\= Working. =/\=

He knew that the requested filter would take some time, but this had also provided him with a way to test the speed of the computer system on board the ANUBIS, especially after what had happened with the memory components. Jayson was pleased and rather impressed when the resulted appeared only a few minutes later, but his joy was short lived.

"You have to be kidding me, 228 convicted criminals?  Seems that this universe is filled to the rim with the wrong type of people.  Computer, from this new list show me those who are part of the MASQUERADE DREAMS' staff."

Ensign Stark felt his jaw drop when the list of profiles now on his screen contained 27 names.  It seemed that even the crew had its fair share of run-ins with the law, now all he needed to do was to filter this list even more to see if any one of them stood out more than any others.  Maybe this mission would not prove to be as easy as he had first hoped it to be.

"Alright, let's see just how bad this really is. Computer, sort this newest list by rank, from highest to lowest."

The computer did as ordered and when the resorted list appeared on the screen, Jayson felt a mild sensation of relief.  As far as their records showed, none of the main command staff of the MASQUERADE DREAMS had been amongst the convicted criminals.  The highest ranking 'criminal' on staff had been a second class Caitian engineer by the name of Kytith.

"Theft, extortion, trafficking, well Mr. Kytith we have been a bad kitty haven't we?"

The list of convictions filled nearly half the screen and instantly made the Caitian second class engineer a person of interest for the ANUBIS' Chief of Operations.  The problem was with the felon's duties on board the MASQUERADE DREAMS he would have a difficult time to even get close to him, let along strike a conversation.  The best Jayson could do was to bring this individual to the CEO's attention and hope that she would find a way to keep tabs on him during their three-week stay on the Risian Cruise Liner.

"Computer, new search parameters. From the list of 1500 passengers on board the MASQUERADE DREAMS, show me those with links to any known Intelligence organization."

=/\= Working. =/\=

Jayson stared as the monitor waiting for the list, more than half expecting the results to be even longer than what if first search had uncovered.

Jayson Sousa

Ensign Jayson Stark