USS Osiris: To serve and protect
Red dilithium otherwise known as “Blood Dilithium” has begun to appear in parts of the Gradin Belt in the Delta Quadrant. Deposits of this new Dilithium are appearing near subspace rifts after a massive pulse went through the region. This new dilithium has sprung an old earth “Gold Rush” upon the Gradin Belt, everyone from privateers, legitimate merchants and traders, nefarious organizations to planetary governments are rushing to the Belt to stake their claim. Fourth fleet has been tasked with lending assistance and security to the region along with conducting their own scientific investigations into this so called Blood Dilithium and if possible staking their own claim to some of these lucrative fields
The Osiris has been tasked with escorting and protecting ships from various organizations into the Graden Belt, while also conducting patrol duties in and around the region. While not specifically a science or an explorer/survey vessel they have a caveat to their orders to locate, map and report any new subspace rifts located in or near systems that could produce Blood dilithium fields. With organizations like the Devore Imperium and the Delta Quadrants Hirogen starting to move in for their own goals it has become a tense situation, to say the least, for the crew of the Osiris.
Upon meeting up with and escorting a transporter out of the region they crew is notified by the transporters Captain that there are reports, heard through the “grapevine”, of a recent rift opening in a system that has several class M planets and moons along with a substantial asteroid belt all good locations for the Blood Dilithium to “bloom”.
Having received updated reports from Task Force 17 and the DEI that the Devore Imperium are testing a weaponized version of Blood dilithium for use against telepathic species, due to a secondary effect of Blood Dilithium that has been reported. With this knowledge and the knowledge that this system with the reported rift is located on the outer rim of the affected area and houses a telepathic species the Osiris makes their way.