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Sky Harbor Aegis | 25 October 2019

Mission Brief | Sky Harbor Aegis | 25 October 2019
26 May 2388 - Stardate 2388.147

TBS is 5 hours. The time is 1600 hours (4:00 pm) Aegis Local.
After 38 hours. the station glitches have subsided.
30 Starfleet engineers are on arrival.
At sim begin we are in the conference room to discuss the next step.
Chirakis: =/\=BEGIN SIM=/\=
Chirakis: =/\=BEGIN SIM=/\=
Chirakis: =/\=BEGIN SIM=/\=
mimipavilion: ::in the conference room::
Dacia Sandero: ::settles into her seat in the conference room::
Andrew Minard: ::seated at the far end of the table, face in palm::
Scott Coleridge: ::sits in a seat in the conference room, only to realize it's not his seat, so he gets up and sits in the correct seat::
Johnson Kenyon: ((sorry... should have asked a question. is it 38 hours since last time or 38 hours since the glitches?))
Johnson Kenyon: ::at conference room::
Chirakis: ::gathering information in her office before moving to the conference.:::
Fletcher Jackson: ::CnC, minding the store::
Alexis McFarland: ::heading to the food court with Miana and Annisha::
Chirakis: (38 hours since the glitches began, I believe)
Andrew Minard: ::scrolling through a PADD with stylus::
Chirakis: ::entering the conference room, she settles into the chair as she tosses her tablet onto the desk, as worn as the rest of them are:::
Johnson Kenyon: ::much more comfortable in the conference room this round::
Chirakis: ::notes that the others are struggling to stay awake::: Very well, let us proceed...
Dacia Sandero: ::listens::
Andrew Minard: ::eyes forward::
Chirakis: ::taking a deep breath:: So far we have had red alerts, lockdowns, replicators playing games, and a few other things...
Scott Coleridge: ::regards Chirakis, knows that she's trying to keep everyone focused on the immediate problem, but also that she would much rather have a concrete enemy to fight instead of these phantoms::
Chirakis: Before we begin that, know that Starfleet's 30 prime engineers have just docked and will be taking our places for a while..
Chirakis: Therefore.... beginning with engineering, Commander Korjata, have you any ideas on what has been happening on the station and why it might be happening?
Johnson Kenyon: ::looking at Nijil::
Dacia Sandero: ::glances over at Nijil::
Chirakis: ::a yeoman enters with fresh coffee and assorted other things that could keep us awake:::
Chirakis: ::she nods and the yeoman exits:::
Scott Coleridge: ::does not look at Nijil to avoid making him feel like everyone is looking at him::
mimipavilion: ::looks at Nijil::
Chirakis: Commander Korjata, you may defer to one of your engineers if you wish.
Johnson Kenyon: ::hesitates to step in just yet::
Johnson Kenyon: ::wishes he were closer to Nijil to elbow him awake::
Johnson Kenyon: Captain, if I may
Chirakis: ::notes the commander's exhaustion::: Mr Kenyon, you were close to the situation as an engineer. Please do.
Johnson Kenyon: Obviously we are all very tired and struggling to keep alert
Andrew Minard: ::logs out of his PADD and sits back to listen::
Johnson Kenyon: To this point, we've had a series of glitches with time between them... this could be a sophisticated virus, but we really have been too busy to do a thorough diagnosis
Johnson Kenyon: It seems like some sort of an attack to disable the Aegis
Chirakis: ::listening, focused:::
Alexis McFarland: ::orders some food at Blubby's::
Chirakis: ::considers that::: So you believe that it could be an internal attack?
Chirakis: Have you any ideas how that might progress?
Johnson Kenyon: All I can say for sure is I don't think it is done yet
Chirakis: ::thoughtful nod:::
Johnson Kenyon: It seems like something might be attempting to become familiar with all our systems
Tarisa: ::Was quietly sitting in the meeting, listening to the others.::
Chirakis: ::quirks a brow, then glances at Scott:::
Tarisa: Miana> :;With Alexis:: Are you sure it is ok to order that?
Scott Coleridge: I've been trying to come up with possible vectors.
Johnson Kenyon: If it were I and I had developed a virus... I would certainly use this sort of thing to ferret out weaknesses or hide my activities
Scott Coleridge: My systems analysis seems to point to a virus, but the deeper I dig, the more it seems like there's something else happening. That the virus is a red herring, or perhaps only a small part of a larger offensive.
Alexis McFarland: ::smiles:: Mm. Yes, Dacia said it was fine. It's either that or eat another ration.
Scott Coleridge: I agree that the source is almost certainly on the station somewhere.
Chirakis: And how would that get aboard?
Tarisa: Computer Sciences is currently analyzing the virus, and hopefully they can locate the source.
Scott Coleridge: You found the virus?
Tarisa: ::Nods.:: Ensign Minard did.
Scott Coleridge: ::hopes his interjection comes across as curious rather than acrimonious, but they've all been running on very little sleep::
Chirakis: ::looks to Minard::: Ensign?
Dacia Sandero: ::an interested 'hmm' sound::
Chirakis: ::also expects information from medical:::
Tarisa: Miana> No more rations! ::Orders a Blubby Meal.::
Andrew Minard: Yes Captain... the replicator program is different from the factory installed software.
Alexis McFarland: Kehehe..
Chirakis: Explain.
Johnson Kenyon: ::looks up and raises his finger::
Chirakis: ::notes Kenyon, waiting for Minard to finish:::
Johnson Kenyon: ::puts finger down and looks to Minard::
Andrew Minard: The replicator software I downloaded onto my tricorder is clearly alien and incompatible with our hardware.
Fletcher Jackson: ::billeting in progress for SF engineers who are now aboard:::
Alexis McFarland: ::finds a table and unwraps her Blubby wrap::
Chirakis: Then.... how could this virus - if it is a virus - come aboard this station?
Johnson Kenyon: ::wonders if Nijil will start snoring::
Scott Coleridge: Not to besmirch any of our departments and their skills, but once someone has physical access to our systems, bypassing security becomes a matter of when, not if.
Andrew Minard: My theory is, the virus infected the organic supplies.
Andrew Minard: The bulk storage containers with foodstuffs.
Dacia Sandero: Hmm.
Chirakis: :::Andrew::: Continue.
Andrew Minard: The "virus" could have been transformed from biological to technological.
mimipavilion: ::a little concerned, considering that it's almost reminiscent of a similar action taken on the old station::
Andrew Minard: It would be a most insidious way to infect the stations systems. Easily perpetrated.
Johnson Kenyon: I... uh... respectfully disagree
Nijil tr'Korjata: :: Either edits himself not speaking in the meeting, or just getting there, whatever was funnier ::
Chirakis: :::turns to Kenyon::: Mr Kenyon, go on.
Johnson Kenyon: Well, we don't use bulk storage of organic material in the way he suggests
Johnson Kenyon: everything in the food replicators is produced through programming of mater-energy transfer
Nijil tr'Korjata: :: Deep in several padds of data, Nijil lapsed in and out of attention as his head was filling up with tales of replication and virii ::
Johnson Kenyon: we aren't copying it and beam it to another location.
Andrew Minard: Au contraire!
Johnson Kenyon: the food replicators and the organic food supplies are not commingled except maybe by the cargo transporters
Chirakis: ::holds up a hand to Minard::: Continue, Mr. Kenyon.
Nijil tr'Korjata: :: piped up :: There are protein re-sequencers, but they are merely in storage. They make only a passable salisbury steak.
Johnson Kenyon: the organic food supplies are used almost exclusively by the restaurants
Johnson Kenyon: ::notices Nijil is alert again::
Nijil tr'Korjata: And there is Gah to go around
Andrew Minard: The replicators use molecular synthesis of organic suspension.
Tarisa: ((You guys make we want to dust off my DS9 technical manual. lol ))
Chirakis: So... again I ask... how did it come aboard the station?
Johnson Kenyon: Chief, do these organic food stock intermingle with the replicators?
Nijil tr'Korjata: They do not
Alexis McFarland: ::Drinks her drink::
Johnson Kenyon: It's most likely that the virus or alien code.... if you will... was planted in some benign system. Perhaps the food replicators on the civilian decks
Johnson Kenyon: food replicators do not have nearly the same level of security
Scott Coleridge: Intermingling isn't necessary if, as Ensign Minard suggested, someone used the material as a vector for smuggling the virus into the station to avoid our security checks. Regardless, this doesn't actually answer the captain's question.
Scott Coleridge: Can we trace the origin point? Or do we have another way of locating the security breach?
Tarisa: I may have a suggestion. It may be a shot in the dark, so to speak, but have the...Gremlins shared any possible information on this?
Nijil tr'Korjata: The virus was the programming kind.
Chirakis: 10:45
Johnson Kenyon: I agree. I don't believe the virus is airborne... but frankly there is a degree of speculation...
Johnson Kenyon: we just haven't had much time to search for it and have been putting out the problems it has caused
Nijil tr'Korjata: For that matter, are they the entry point? Someone could have planted a device on them to infiltrate our systems.
mimipavilion: ::answering Tarisa's question:: I highly doubt that the gremlins would know what that type of programming is.
Scott Coleridge: ::doesn't say much about the gremlin situation because he knows there are dimensions to it that some people in the room aren't cleared for::
Nijil tr'Korjata: Maybe the virus was just a Roman in the horse
Scott Coleridge: I have a suggestion, then.
Tarisa: But perhaps they witnessed something? Not saying they did it themselves.
Dacia Sandero: Ah, I see what you mean
Chirakis: :::holds up a hand::: Rather than speculate, how could it possibly have gotten on the station? Go ahead Commander Coleridge.
Tarisa: But all of these events have been too close together to be coincidence.
Scott Coleridge: First, I suggest that all of us get a solid eight hours of sleep. Then, I suggest we let the newly-arrived engineers handle any new glitches that come up, while our regular engineers turn the station inside-out looking for the source of said glitches.
Scott Coleridge: Coordinate with security to search for suspicious activity in the past few days near potentially vulnerable access points.
Dacia Sandero: I agree with that suggestion.
mimipavilion: ::nods in agreement with Scott::
Tarisa: ::Nods.::
Johnson Kenyon: ::nods::
Chirakis: ::settles back in her chair:::
Scott Coleridge: Let the new engineers be our firewall while we provide the antivirus, so to speak.
Scott Coleridge: We need to get ahead of this thing before whoever is behind it decides to stop toying with us...or probing, learning, testing… and does something truly dangerous.
Chirakis: ::nods confirmation:::
Johnson Kenyon: I have one additional suggestion
Scott Coleridge: ::nods at Kenyon::
Johnson Kenyon: We need to have a plan in case one of these glitches affects a critical system... shuts off the life support or causes one of the reactors to fail or something
Chirakis: Our Starfleet engineers will definitely be on the watch for such things, Mr. Kenyon.
Johnson Kenyon: The Chief has been trying to get a proper mirror image of the computer core in to reimage the core... shut down and re-initialize the whole system
Andrew Minard: But perhaps that is exactly what they want us to do!
Nijil tr'Korjata: Not the core, just the base replicator and replicator database.
Chirakis: :::holds up a hand::: And we are back to speculating.....
Andrew Minard: Sorry sir.
Nijil tr'Korjata: Right, which is all we have now.
Chirakis: For now... you are dismissed. Get a good rest. Hopefully SF engineers will have something for us tomorrow morning.
Johnson Kenyon: ::stands and walks out::
Chirakis: :::looks to Scott::: Commander, anything else?
Nijil tr'Korjata: :: Gets up and wobbles ::
Chirakis: :::attaching her tablet to the belt around her waist:::
Johnson Kenyon: ::turns around to look for Nijil:: Chief... ::moves to him::
mimipavilion: ::gets up, stretches and heads out::
Scott Coleridge: ::Chirakis:: Not until I've had more sleep.
Andrew Minard: ::looks at Tarisa::
Chirakis: :::nods::: Agreed.
Tarisa: ::Gets up and stretches.::
Johnson Kenyon: ::to Nijil:: These visiting engineers don't know the station like we do... they might need someone to show them around
Dacia Sandero: ::heads out as well::
Nijil tr'Korjata: The Romulan equivalent of coffee is, not for everyone.
Chirakis: :::stands to stretch:::
Nijil tr'Korjata: If au are up to it au may give them a crash course. I need some of them to look over the code...by hand.
Johnson Kenyon: ::to Nijil:: I think this problem is already past the food replicators
Andrew Minard: ::grabs his PADD and storms out of the room::
Tarisa: ::Perks up as she watches Andrew leave.::
Chirakis: ::noting the conversation with Nijil::: SF engineers know the station well. I would not worry about that, Commander.
Nijil tr'Korjata: Each station is different. Do what au need to do.
Johnson Kenyon: Right now, we all need some sleep...
Andrew Minard: ::heads straight for his quarters to sleep::
mimipavilion: ::arrives on her deck and goes to her quarters::
Tarisa: ::Yawns a little, her tail lazily waving back and forth.::
mimipavilion: ::enters her quarters and yawns::
Chirakis: =/\==/\=PAUSE SIM=/\==/\=
Chirakis: =/\==/\=PAUSE SIM=/\==/\=
Chirakis: Thank you
Chirakis: A very interesting "discussion" for those who are exhausted.
Chirakis: TBS will be to the next day at 0700.
Chirakis: Commander Coleridge, thoughts?
Scott Coleridge: Nope
Chirakis: Questions or comments from the crew?
Chirakis: Seeing none...
Chirakis: Crew dismissed. Be well. Be Safe. Don’t forget your towel.

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