Lieutenant Karina Prax, of the USS Lockheed.
Captain’s log, supplemental.
Our assignment was simple, scan Gorn facilities in this remote asteroid belt to make sure that they weren’t stockpiling weapons of mass destruction of any sort.
The Gorn, of course, were having none of it, and we found ourselves on the receiving end of a volley of disruptor bursts after attempting to scan the first outpost. Calling on my background as an engineer I rotated the shield frequencies before the impact.
The Lockheed’s shields held gracefully. Rotating the frequencies had the desired effect and managed to mitigate most of the damage to the shields.
But there were still three ships. I ordered engineering officer Ensign Kort to reroute EPS systems to boost the shield systems while I sounded the red alert.
Shields were holding, but I could see that there was another incoming volley of disruptor fire, plus photon torpedoes. I reinforced the fore shields and told tactical to open fire on the lead Gorn cruiser.
The Lockheed’s heavy disruptor cannons locked onto the Gorn ship and opened fire. Their shields dropped quickly, and without shielding the disruptors quickly ate through the rest of their hull. The Lockheed was too close, and the shockwaves from exploding cruiser shuddered through the ship. Thankfully there were no major casualties.
We moved to three quarter impulse and engaged evasive maneuvers. Full power to starboard shields soaked a torpedo volley as we brought the Lockheed around in an arc to end up behind the second cruiser.
My science officer Ensign Sadi jammed the targeting sensors of the third Gorn cruiser, preventing them from targeting us for some of the fight although she warned that it was but “a fleeting dream that wouldn’t last forever.” She could have just told me nine seconds. I forget that her previous host was a poet. Note: I need to speak with her regarding combat expediency.
My tactical officer, Ensign Noros prepared a high yield torpedo burst to impact just as their facing shields were dropped. Commendations for Ensign Noros for her impeccable timing.
To this day, many Starfleet officers protest the academy’s admission policies from some of the more controversial systems, such as Ferenginar, but every day, new recruits like Ensign Noros continue to prove them wrong.
One on one the last cruiser was no match for the crew of the Lockheed. We scanned the installation and moved on, although it was not the last of the Gorn we would see that day.