The year is 2386 And work on a new experimental ship has just finished in the dry docks above earth inside a secret lunar facility hidden inside Luna. The work being done on Luna was so secret, a fake story about a radiation leak was created and no less than 27 different lunar colonies were evacuated while work was done to develop the new starship that only a select few knew about. for 13 years work was done on the ship inside the secret facility. For years Starfleet sifted through personnel files, looking for a decent crew for it's first five year mission. If the people weren't already in starfleet, They made sure they soon were, even going as far as orchestrating events all based on assumptions made by a massive biological computer housed in mars. Everything was done that could be to ensure the success of the project, Starfleet held nothing back. They even went as far as to engineer lives and careers for this project and did everything short of creating clones to groom people for certain roles without them knowing it.
So on Launch day, the day the NX991980 Jira class Escort was finished, All of the peaces were finally assembled and the crew was brought to the facility under false pretenses from various other ships and sites. The new crew was simply being told they were on a joint mission to shut down a old Antimatter reactor that was running the risk of becoming unstable, that it wasn't turned off before because there was simply no time left and that now it twas detected that it was becoming unstable. No one who absolutely didn't need to know had any clue what was going on. Captains of the previous ships were under the strictest of orders to send these specific people and no one else, Nothing else was said and all the captains knew, was that these people were to report to this location, nothing more.
The Lunar colony Asgard was just a front for the facility underneath it. Nearly three miles under the surface sat one of the best guarded secrets in Starfleet. Inside sat a single large dry dock with a launch tunnel going all the way out, exiting into the largest crater on luna nearly 8 miles away. it truly was a massive complex. It is also anything but abandoned, Personnel still work around the clock on the ship, Right up until the last moments.
The Jira is Literaly the first in it's class, Utalizing some design eliments from the Dervish Patrol Escort design as well as Gryphon class, It is however Entirely it's own ship. For starters, Much of the hull was built around a single highly experimental weapon which could easily be mistaken for it's main deflector dish called a Charged Dark Matter Beam Array, or a C.D.M.B.A for short. The weapon is not a True array weapon as it does not have a exceptionally wide range of firing, Instead it's more of a fixed weapon, capable of firing only where the Jira is facing. The weapon requires three separate Dark matter engines to fire the weapon, However in a pinch it could in theory fire with only a single dark matter engine though at reduced output. It also sports one other Experimental system. Spaced out along the hull of the Jira are a series of Micro Missile fabrication tubes, Each capable of launching a series of photon missiles. The primary purpose of the System Dubbed Sparta is for point defense against incoming enemy torpedo or small craft. The rest of it's armaments are fairly standard for an Escort. It has Two heavy phaser cannon turrets, and a single phaser array in front, as well as two light cannon turrets and a cluster mine array in back.
The Jira is officially being launched on a mission of peace and exploration, However it's Primary unspoken mission is the defense of federation citizens and it's allies.
I'll be taking the part of the Captain for this. however all other roles are available.
Chief Tactical officer:
Chief Science officer:
Chief Medical Officer:
Race: Recommend use of http://en.memory-alpha.org/wiki/Federation_members
Also try not to pick human.
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