You're not overly familiar with the contents of Cargo Bay 2, really. You know they're in here somewhere, but you can't find the buoys for the life of you. You do find the ship's supply of dehydrated brandy, however — Giles's secret stash.>>189847
You head down to forward fire control. On your way down the lift shaft, you pass a few crewmembers who were stuck in fire control for the entire ordeal. They say everything inside should be working fine, though they left as soon as power came back online — they didn't wait to check out the recordings from the attack.>>189846
Once inside Fire Control, you inspect the secondary bridge stations. Other than a few fuse blowouts here and there on auxiliary systems, everything is in working order. The forward sensor array is totally offline — unsurprising, if the bridge is gone – but the dorsal array is in perfect shape, it seems. You should be able to perform a scan of the local area out to about 5 AU, even on auxiliary power.>>189848
The secondary bridge stations are in fine shape themselves. The ship, however, has seen much better days. Main power is still offline, which means that you have no ability to maneuver or fire weapons. That means that once you find the buoys, you'll probably just have to shove them out the airlock and activate them remotely, rather than firing them out the torpedo tubes. Oh well, they'll work fine that way, too.
The two of you replay the sensor recordings of the battle. At 1312:32 the alien ship appeared on sensors, it seems. The Blue Dreamer
went to alert, but the aliens' first response to initial communications attempts was to fire several shots at the ship. The first shot was some sort of particle weapon, which struck the port side of the ship, only lightly damaging it. The Blue Dreamer
then went to full alert, only to be hit by two more shots: first another particle weapon that blew a massive hole into the forward part of the ship — destroying the bridge and most of the laboratories — and then a disabling weapon that overloaded the ship's power system, causing that massive plasma ball that killed everyone in engineering and shut off power.