//The following is a status report created by Brian when he arrived at Haven for the first time. His superior had mysteriously disappeared upon arrival, forcing him to conduct the status report alone. Because he had neither paper nor his datapad with him, he had to resort to using a handheld recorder to create it. He hid from the prying eyes of the many security cameras, but there may be parties that overheard him during the recording... These are the words he briefly recorded on the device for submission to the Miniknog network.// ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ This is Brian Murdoch of the Anima Research Kollective fleet stationed within the Fringe. As I do not possess my normal data-gathering materials at this moment in time, I will be making a recording of my notes for later documentation. I am working with Dr. Ludwig Rellik to perform research on the diseases that the organisms taken into custody during this expedition may carry within their bodies. He was supposed to be with me right now, but, uhâ€¦ We are currently operating out of a Corvette within the Haven System, but we have not yet been assigned a Captain to direct our procedures. As such, we will continue with our research until we receive further directives. Nowâ€¦ Let us begin. I am on the planet Haven within the Haven System. The planet orbits a gas giant, aptly named Lapetas. The major moons orbiting Lapetas include Nomeldros, Vedoxis, and Clymene. The reasoning for us performing our research within this system is due to a series of rather worrisome messages across the Nexus, as well as reports from the Intelligence Department. A threat of war was made by that vile and repulsive fish-faced, erâ€¦ I mean, the Hylotl Prince on something called the "Shiftersâ€. It's been over ten days and nothing of note has happened from the Empire's end, but it would be detrimental to the ARK Project's progress if they changed their minds and possibly interfered with our research groups. There was another strange transmission that was sent in response to the Empire's threat not too long after it was originally sent. It was incredibly cryptic, but Intel has suggested that it may be related to the so-called Shifters. Not only this, but after investigating the issues further, Intel has ascertained the origin of these "Shiftersâ€ to be from this planet. Well, at least one of the origins... Speaking of Haven, it also just so happened that the Nexus listed an article by the planet's ruling body stating that an entire district of the planet's capital has been struck with an epidemic. The strangest part is that they've made seemingly no progress on the matter since that article. If that's the case, then it's obviously not an issue that they can easily resolve on their own. It's likely that the Shifters may be related to this issue, and any data we can gather from them could greatly further our understanding of the constantly evolving nature of pathogenic sicknesses and diseases. Dr. Rellik believes that it would be within the ARK's best interests to capture a Shifter specimen to study within a controlled environment. If that proves too dangerous, we can still obtain valuable information from one of the planet's major medical facilities, or even from a preserved DNA sample from one of the creatures. For now, however, he has instructed me to simply gather a summary of the overall state of Haven and possible leads on these mysterious creatures before getting to the heart of our current project. That concludes my first status report. If you've any feedback to give us on this project, please let us know and we will act swiftly and accordingly.