ASF Peregrine

Going into Cryo

There is a sense of relief and anticipation as the final class of the semester— a particularly mind-numbing lecture on holo-ethics (AKA Photons & Light: Finding Souls in Fragmented Code)— comes to a close. There is a series of crisp clicks as the cadets power-down their projected screens used for note-taking, and a gentle hum as the main lights gradually grow in intensity back to full-power. Each cadet is left squinting at sheaf of simulated paper in their hands— archaic technology, really, but their professor has a fascination with pre-warp society, and doesn’t seem to care who she inconveniences with her enthusiastic obsession.

Each paper details each cadet’s personal ID number, their roommate to-be for their extended deep-space field-trip, and a map to help them get to Medical Bay 12— the unofficial starting point of their journey into deep-space.

Three unusual first-year cadets step out of their final class and wander through the well-kept corridors of Starfleet Academy’s San Francisco campus. Maxfield Stone, a Turian borne through tragedy and raised by humans; T’Vrai, a Vulcan practicing the rebellious philosophy of the V’tosh Ka’tur; and Cinzia T’loak, an Asari who is at odds with her Justicar mother and seeks her paternal roots.

- Maxfield Stone finds out he is roommates with Yeng’var, a much-too-talkative Shalari
- Cinzia and T’Vrai discover they are to be roommates aboard the ASF Peregrine
- Yeng’var, during one of his excitable babbling episodes, accidentally admits to hacking into the Academy’s systems to view every cadets’ files.
- T’Vrai decides to exercise what she believes to be a key aspect of the V’tosh Ka’tur, and rebells against strict Academy code by consuming Vulcan Meal Supplement No. 9— a bean.
- When she finally reaches the unimpressed Asari attendant of Medical Bay 12, the bio-scanner reveals T’Vrai’s recent rebellious meal. The Asari attendant calls for a stomach pump.
- CRITICAL HIT! T’Vrai states that she has a “better course of action,” and proceeds to run and vomit into an opened maintenance hatch without anyone being the wiser. She passes through the bio-scanner without incident this time.
- Meanwhile, T’Vrai had no idea that a few moments later an Academy maintenance worker returned to the hatch to continue his work—trying to dislodge a particularly bad spot of plasma grease— to find that it had been miraculously fixed. But golly, did that miracle ever have a weird smell.
- Cinzia and Maxfield pass the Asari attendant’s inspection and through the bioscanner without major incident, and all three move into Medical Bay 12.
- There, they are greeted by a Salarian nurse of sorts— a fourth-year Medical cadet named Ridan Tanar. He shows them to their assigned cryo-tubes, and each cadet feels as if falling into a deep sleep as coldness flows into them.

They know that when they wake, they will be aboard the ASF Peregrine, Scholar Class, and that they will be 3 months out from Sol— and that their adventure will begin.


I'm sorry, but we no longer support this web browser. Please upgrade your browser or install Chrome or Firefox to enjoy the full functionality of this site.