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|ARACHNID INCIDENT, PART 1|
|*SIM Type: SS Athena Missions|
|*Production number: ATH-RP001|
|*Next Mission: Arachnid Incident, Part 2|
|*SIM Concept: Khol McDonnell|
|*Historian: Thallanor Rasmuson|
A seemingly harmless cargo transport arrives at Pathfinder Research Facility with unexpected repercussions.
Chief Medical Officer's log, stardate 090706:
It seems our colony has become host to a population of huge, biting insects not common to Pinastri. It is believed that they were brought here by infestation of a cargo transport. These creatures appear like huge spiders and in Humanaoid cases, once bitten the victim begins to morph into a genetic replica of the spider creature. I have been tasked to investigate a way to re-sequence the DNA to reverse the mutation, given my extensive background in genetic research.
A nest of arachnid-like creatures was located near the Pathfinder Research Facility and a team was deployed to investigate, including SS Athena|Athena CMO Khol McDonnell.
The creatures managed to bite several individuals, including some of our Trill members. Seeing that Trills bitten by similar insects usually succumb and pass away quickly, it was made a priority to research possible antidotes for these individuals. While research continues, Kholl McDonnell was also bitten. Reactions to these bites are manifesting in a very atypical manner. Those bitten have been placed in quarantine as a precautionary measure.
To be continued...