All right, we may be launching into this mission sooner than anticipated and writing two missions concurrently, but Mission Five is going to be a joint mission with our sister ship, the USS Endeavour. The Portland and Endeavour are going to team up to fight off a Borg incursion into Federation space. This mission will have action, excitement, and fresh challenges for the crews of both the ships.
Mission Five is going to be set in early 2392, several months after the events of Mission Four (present timeline). Regarding our characters, we will simply assume that the intervening time was rather uneventful service -- charting gaseous anomalies, ferrying diplomats, that sort of thing. Our characters will have aged slightly, gotten to know each other a bit better, and anyone whose character is pregnant will be further along (looks at Tim & Ellen).
How this will work is that the mission will be done in three parts. Parts 1 and 2 will be worked on concurrently by both crews, and Part 3 will be when our crews meet up and start working together.
Part 1: The Endeavour responds to a distress call
Part 2: The Portland investigates the source of the Borg incursion
Part 3: The Portland, Endeavour, and perhaps some special guest stars team up to save the Alpha Quadrant!
Also, gadgets! I'm thinking that the Portland is outfitted with a special gadget that we can use on this mission. Perhaps a holo-emitter that allows us to disguise ourselves as other ships, or some kind of advanced cloaking device... any ideas?
Capt. Alenis Meru