Caldwell watched the screens above the main window. At this point, it looked like a meeting was inevitable. The planet was habitable but wasn't necessarily safe. From the scans of the Rentus at least its captain appeared to be honest in that there was only one life sign aboard. That made it the best possible choice for a meeting place. Especially as this Valtix, if he was actually an ancient, would have no way of knowing that Sheppard had the ATA gene and was capable of interfacing with his ship. "Sheppard. Since everyone else seems to be sending a delegation we'll send one over to the Rentus ourselves. If this Multiverse theory proves to be correct try and keep the fact we currently inhabit Atlantis on the down-low. For all, he knows Atlantis is another one of our ships. We're going to beam you over to try and keep our ability to use Lantean technology on the down low."
"Yes, sir. My team?"
"Correct, after all, you did once tell me that your team was better equipped to handle this kind of situation."
At that moment in time, Rodney McKay came onto the bridge, face buried in a tablet as he was tied into the ship's sensors. "Each of the different ships seems to be emitting a slightly foreign radiation signature. Two of them appear to have been damaged and they all have some pretty interesting designs." He moved over to the larger screen on the side wall, typing into the keyboard there. Bringing up scans of three ships. "The Kearsage appears to be the most similar in ship designs to our own. Likely from an Earth on a timeline that runs parallel to our own. Andromeda appears to be essentially a naval ship in space. That said I found the design fascinating as it seems to be emanating an extremely powerful energy signature. This Solomon appears most like our current Earth technology, and is probably what we'd be flying if it wasn't for the Stargate program."
He finally stopped when he noticed nobody seemed to be responding to him. "What?"
"Gear up McKay. We're going to be going over to find out how you screwed us up this time." Sheppard turned to leave the bridge, pausing to make sure McKay was following him. McKay just let out a sigh before following.
"You blow up one planet and everyone assumes everything is your fault."
"It was half a Solar System McKay."
The door slid closed.
Caldwell pressed the communication button to transmit. "Daedalus to the Solomon, We're familiar with the concept of the Multiverse and have actually interacted with it on a number of occasions. As of yet, we're uncertain on how this has happened, not just to us but to all the other vessels here as well. As a sign of good faith, we will be sending a delegation over to the Rentus to meet with any and all other delegates of the ships assembled here. On that part Captain Valtix, I request you lower shields so I can transmit my people aboard. I will be doing the same and can assure you we will only beam to an area of your choosing. If anyone else is without shuttlecraft I am willing to beam personnel here and then over to the Rentus for the meeting. Caldwell, out."
"The others have already made their plan known."
Anubis turned from the screen, an Imperial battlegroup was currently fighting some form of an unidentified ship. The sensor readings of the ship had it putting off some form of strange radiation. It wasn't from this universe, the others had interfered very indirectly as was their way. "It is of no consequence to me. They send one ship to fight me? On its own. It may be more powerful than one of the old Republic vessels but the Empires new brand of ships?" He chuckled as he keyed a command into his console. Ancient markings scrolling up the screen as he sent the command.
"They're a new beast entirely."