Captain’s log, stardate 48175.2

We met the sur­viv­ing crew of the Tes­la, who advised that they had vol­un­teered to assist the Lor­vians repa­tri­ate as many of their peo­ple to Orgun II.

In light of our oblig­a­tions under the Prime Direc­tive, the option of relo­cat­ing to a pre-space trav­el world by a sub-warp civil­i­sa­tion is a worse sce­nario than us inter­fer­ing with the devel­op­ment of Orgun III by inves­ti­gat­ing and pos­si­bly resolv­ing the issues with the sub-sur­face ener­gy source, so this is where we have focused our efforts.

We have estab­lished the ener­gy source is alien to the plan­et. It is a fusion reac­tion around 5km under the plan­et sur­face in a cave for­ma­tion that we intend to tra­verse. We esti­mate there is no more than two weeks before the geo­log­i­cal and elec­tro­mag­net­ic issues impact­ing the plan­et make the world uninhabitable.

Assess­ing the impact of the Prime Direc­tive, we feel that inter­fer­ence is jus­ti­fied. The pop­u­la­tion are not mil­i­taris­tic, have a sin­gle gov­ern­ment and despite not pos­sess­ing warp tech­nol­o­gy are oth­er­wise a species that could be con­sid­ered as pos­si­ble appli­cants to the Fed­er­a­tion. The ener­gy source is arti­fi­cial and not relat­ed to this civil­i­sa­tion, nor do we believe it is linked back to anoth­er indige­nous civil­i­sa­tion and there­fore rep­re­sents a pre­vi­ous con­t­a­m­i­na­tion of Orgun III and we can act to remove or dis­able the ener­gy source with­out breach­ing our obligations.