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The Mercutio is sent to Starbase 134 (Rigel VI) to bring classified components.
The Mercutio leaves Starbase 134 and sets course for Starbase 2. Meanwhile they pick up odd readings which are chalked up to a faulty sensor coupling. At Starbase 2 the ship recieves three additions to the Engineering department and some surprising new orders.
The Mercutio is given a classified mission to end the communications blackout caused by the Gorn Silby destroying their prototype vessel.
Our first real lead could be our worst mistake.
Man vs Machine
The Mercutio is sent on an urgent supply run to stop the outbreak of a deadly disease as two of its crew split off on their own investigation.