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Cdr Miranda Hawthorne

USS Excalibur Sim Log - 10.27.19

MISSION BRIEF: The Excalibur has completed a rendezvous with the USS Georgetown where they have taken aboard additional supplies and crew before heading towards the Elasian homeworld where they will be joining an escort party for a large number of Elasian vessels that have been sold to the Cardassian government.


Cptn Swain: BEGIN SIM

Cptn Swain: BEGIN SIM

Cptn Swain: BEGIN SIM


VonDrake: ::in Main Engineering, at his favorite console::

Maryse Dubois: ::Sitting in her now furbished office, finishing up an official proposal.::

William Chocox: ::comes into Main Engineering:: How are we doing Ensign Von Drake?

Rhan K'hal: :: on the bridge, sitting his furry butt down at the neighboring console to the one he should be using, out of principle ::

Cptn Swain: ::On the Bridge, reading the intelligence report on the Elasians.::

Cdr Miranda Hawthorne: Cdr Jalen Stanton> ::On the bridge, Jalen reviewed the most recent update to the crew manifest, checking the profiles of the newly added crew members, as well as their new security chief.::

Indaura Ryssan: :: Knocks on the CMO's door ::

Irene Mincine: :: Irene exits a Jeffries tube near her lab. Her hair's tousled and her uniform only partially zipped up. She does a quick look around and zips up her uniform. ::

Maryse Dubois: It's open.

Hakran K'hal: :: chooses that exact moment to round the bend, on the way to the biology lab to check in ::

Indaura Ryssan: Getting settled I see.

Irene Mincine: Val> "Can't you get someone from Engineering to switch those chairs around, K'hal?" :: She's at the helm, as always. ::

Maryse Dubois: ::Nods.:: At least for now, until I can get some decent furniture. Have a seat.

Cptn Swain: ::Lifts a brow at a footnote on the Intelligence report.::

Rhan K'hal: ::Val:: It's... under review.

Indaura Ryssan: :: sits :: So you think I would make a good counselor?

Irene Mincine: :: Irene fixes her hair and tries to look as casual as possible when she sees Hak coming. :: "Just coming on duty. Sir. Nothing to report yet. Uh. Sir." ::

Maryse Dubois: I wouldn't have offered the position if I didn't. It's the perfectionist in me. :;Smirks.::

Cptn Swain: ::Jalen:: It does make me uncomfortable that the third party broker is still a mystery. Hopefully it's nothing.

Hakran K'hal: ::tweaks his ears at Irene:: I could ask, but I don't think I want to know. What's on your itinerary today?

Indaura Ryssan: Well ,now I need to set up my office

Irene Mincine: Val> "I hear you're not the only one with no chair. The CMO's got an entire empty office down there."

Cdr Miranda Hawthorne: Cdr Jalen Stanton> ::He glanced up, throwing Swain a glance.:: It's never nothing, at least in my experience.

Rhan K'hal: Q-M got her set up a few hours ago. Otherwise she'd probably be up here tapping her foot at me.

Cptn Swain: ::Lowly:: Especially with this ship.

Irene Mincine: Irene> :: Stands up straight. :: "Well, um, we finally found the last of the ferrets from those boxes of genetic knockout mice. Did you know I *hate* ferrets?"

Rhan K'hal: ::heard that:: That's usually my line, sir.

VonDrake: ::sees William:: Things are well, just going over the data from the level 2 diagnostic on the warp core.

Indaura Ryssan: So, who needs the most mental well-being?

Hakran K'hal: I do now.

Maryse Dubois: It's not entirely official yet. I just finished the proposal to send to Commander Stanton. He has final say since he is in charge of ship's personnel. ::Hovers finger over the send button.:: I just need a final yes from you.

William Chocox: How's it looking?

Hakran K'hal: ::literally pulls out his padd and makes note::

Cptn Swain: ::Glances over, but doesn't indulge the Caitan:; We should receive our assignments for which ships we have to inspect to make sure there's no Federation weapons technology or other prohibited items aboard.

Indaura Ryssan: I'

Irene Mincine: Val> "Tell the QM to bring me an aspirin dispenser while you're at it." :: She looks at the time on her console and pops a headache pill. ::

Cptn Swain: I'll let you decide how to divvy up the teams.

Rhan K'hal: ::frowns, wondering about those headaches of hers and how she stays on duty::

Irene Mincine: Irene> "They smell, and they pee everywhere, and they bite. They BITE." :: She shows Hak her hand, covered in little scratches and bite marks. :: "I roped Valdar from geology into helping me find them all in my lab."

Indaura Ryssan: I'll do it. It's not like you can't call me in for other things.

VonDrake: ::pulls up the summary:: Well, fairly good. It's the "lesser of two evils", you could say...the antimatter injector. It just needs to be recalibrated. It's a 2 hour fix, so we'll probably have to wait until we have some down time. If that doesn't work, we can just replace it. We have spares.

Cdr Miranda Hawthorne: Cdr Jalen Stanton> ::He nodded, looking back to his data padd and those scheduled for the task.:: I noticed that the bulk of it will fall to engineering. I should probably go down and speak with them about it. Commander Hawthorne made me promise to terrorize them once in a while.

VonDrake: ::shrugs:: In the interim, it poses no inherent risk to the ship or the core.

Cptn Swain: ::Nods::

Maryse Dubois: Oh I still expect help in sickbay from time to time. ::Smiles:: But you'll be free to make your own schedule.

William Chocox: That's good to hear, keep an eye on it and make sure that it doesn't get worse.

Hakran K'hal: You should've suited up properly first.

Maryse Dubois: :;Sends the proposal to Stanton, who should be getting it soon.::

Rhan K'hal: Cap, have we ah... figured out how to deal with the female Elasian problem yet?

William Chocox: And we'll discuss recalibration when we have enough time to be down that long.

VonDrake: ::nods:: Aye sir.

Cptn Swain: ::Lifts a brow:: Only a few Elasian women, almost all nobility, actually have the ability to use Elasian tears.

Maryse Dubois: And sent. And as far as patients, you're already aware of one. Irene has shown improvements, from the reports I've seen, but she still needs some work. And since you two are already familiar with each other, I think it would work out better than someone she doesn't know.

Rhan K'hal: Yes, but if there is anything hinky going on... just being your chief paranoia officer, sir.

Irene Mincine: Irene> "This is *with* the Starfleet-issue gloves." :: Valdar, the Trill geologist, pokes her head out of the Jeffries tube at the mention of her name. Seeing Hakran, she disappears back into it, hoping he didn't see her as well. ::

Cptn Swain: It turns out its some sort of psychotropic compound that makes an individual highly susceptible to telepathic suggestion. ::Waves a hand:: Though I am more concerned we'll have to deal with their Lord Regent or whatever.

Irene Mincine: Valerie> "Lord Regent?"

Cptn Swain: He's a former Starfleet officer from what I understand. But the Elasians seem to be on the up and up about this, except for the identity of the broker.

Hakran K'hal: Hmm. Make a note of the problem, I'll see if I can get us upgrades.

Irene Mincine: Irene> "Will do. Now, do we have a crate of mice labeled 'ferrets' in the cargo bay?" :: Irene tried her very hardest not to look in the direction of the Jeffries tube. ::

Cdr Miranda Hawthorne: Cdr Jalen Stanton> ::Seeing Maryse's report hit his task list, he thumbed it open to have a read at her recommendation, lifting a brow at her suggestion. Scrolling through, he pulled up Indaura's file and began to read.:: Wow, that's a lot of husbands and wives. ::Muttering to himself.::

Cptn Swain: It's the closest translation. ::to Val:: The Elasians have an... interesting government, but since the incident a few years ago have adopted a constitutional monarchy. The Lord Regent, however, still has considerable pull in the government and has been serving as the primary contact to the Federation while they move through the process of becoming full-fledged members of the Federation.

Hakran K'hal: Anything's possible. U-P is good at building ships, not provisioning them. We had the same problem with the Copernicus.

Cptn Swain: He's also one of the richest men in the Quadrant.

Indaura Ryssan: I do need to get to know her better... :::thinks ::

Irene Mincine: Valerie> "Interesting. Might come in handy to have him on our side."

Cptn Swain: And he weirdly shares a name, if not pronunciation, with our Romulan friend.

Cptn Swain: Lord Regent Koshic V, House of N'Dak (ehn-Dack).

Cptn Swain: His full title is a mouthful. ::Shakes his head::

Irene Mincine: Irene> "Yeah. This is my first brand-new ship, so I'm not really used to things... being shiny and new, and also insufficient."

VonDrake: ::thinking out loud:: Do you think it's kinda odd that we're...allowing this sale? By we I mean the Federation. I mean, it's essentially an arms deal to a party we've fought 2 wars against.

Cptn Swain: You'd think universe would be a little more creative.

Maryse Dubois: ::Nods.:: Just take it slow. Don't expect to fix everything right away, and you'll do fine.

Rhan K'hal: ::hmms::

William Chocox: Those types of decisions are way above my paygrade. I'm just a lowly lieutenant Ensign.

Irene Mincine: Valerie> :: Smirks. :: "That's why they pay you the big replicator credits, Cap."

Hakran K'hal: Well, we'll get it settled, I'm sure we'll be stopping by a starbase or something of the like after this little hop.

William Chocox: And besides, what can we do to stop it?

Cdr Miranda Hawthorne: Cdr Jalen Stanton>  ::After a brief scan of the file, he finally stood and headed for the turbolift, hesitating only a moment as he tried to remember where they were located.::

Irene Mincine: Irene> :: She whips a pad out of her pocket and hands it over. :: "Yeah. I've drawn up a list of supplies that are missing from the configurable lab that would be nice to have."

VonDrake: ::shrugs:: Isn't it part of the treaty? There had to be some sort of agreement there. I'm no expert on it, but it seems like there would be a piece on arms sales.

Rhan K'hal: ::sighs audibly, flicks his ears as he's had them rotated backward to maintain the conversation the whole time, then gets up and goes over to the proper operations station::

Cptn Swain: We briefly visited Elasia once, when I was on the Pei Xiu. Lovely place.

William Chocox: Possibly, but unless the order is illegal I'm not going to question it that much.

Cptn Swain: Though I doubt we'll have much of an opportunity on this visit to sight see.

Indaura Ryssan: I'll need profiles on everyone... what a read

Hakran K'hal: ::accepts the padd:: This will be interesting to compare with the other departments. We may have all the right parts but in the wrong places. ::pauses:: That must sound horrible in your profession.

Cptn Swain: ::Puts down his PADD:: Probably for the best. The sooner we have the inspections done and get the moveable feast moving to Cardassian space the better.

Indaura Ryssan: Oh, I hope I have a nice replicator like that in my office.

Irene Mincine: Valerie> "Haven't been out this way in years, yeah. I think I was on the Dunkirk during the war... nice place, but yeah not much sightseeing going on."

Rhan K'hal: Yeah, even if the Elasians are on the up and up, there's no guarantee that someone else is unhappy about this transaction.

Maryse Dubois: Hopefully they have the bugs worked out of them.

Indaura Ryssan: Oh, Perhaps a nice holo-projection system...so people are comfortable... I'll have to ask engineering

Rhan K'hal: Sooner we get them there, the better.

Cdr Miranda Hawthorne: Cdr Jalen Stanton> ::After a short lift ride, he exited into Main Engineering and paused, completely unfamiliar with the department. He was definitely going to have to brush up on the ship layout.::

Indaura Ryssan: Did my bugs get out again?

Irene Mincine: Irene> :: Lets out a chuckle. :: "Exobiology can be fun."

Maryse Dubois: That might be a good idea.

Maryse Dubois: And I hope not.

William Chocox: ::looks over at the turbolift and sees the Commander:: (m) Mind your Ps and Qs, XO is down here. (R) Hello Commander!

Hakran K'hal: ::gives it a quick once-over:: Greedy. I suppose you might actually need /some/ of these. The rest, I might need to get Rhan to grease a few palms.

Cptn Swain: The Klingons aren't exactly thrilled, especially since a number of systems aboard the Elasian ships were purchased from them, and unlike our technology, didn't come with a provision requiring they be stripped before re-sell.

Cdr Miranda Hawthorne: Cdr Jalen Stanton> ::He smiled at Chocox and ventured further into the depths of the ship's powerhouse.:: Ah, Chief Chocox... right? How are things down here?

Rhan K'hal: ::shakes head:: Having competent bureaucrats has never been their strong suit.

Cptn Swain: And, unhappy, would be a mild way to put the Romulan reaction. Which is to say nothing of the Bajorans.

Cptn Swain: But I leave such things in the hands of the diplomats.

Indaura Ryssan: Creatures.. I'll have to bring them there. :: a pause :: So, has medical been calibrated?

Rhan K'hal: ::grunts:: I suppose this mission will be a good test of the tachyon emitters and sensors.

Maryse Dubois: ::Nods:: Surgical suites were the first, in case of emergency. Most of the other systems are finishing up.

Irene Mincine: Irene> :: Smiles. :: "Thank you, sir. That stuff will come in real handy. We've got the high-end lab equipment but we're missing a couple pieces of basic equipment for some reason."

Cptn Swain: True, but I can understand the Cardassians wanting to defend themselves.

William Chocox: I think Chief might be the title since I'm Chief Engineer, but the rank is Lieutenant. Whatever, not important, what brings you down here Commander?

Cptn Swain: I know it's hard for people to trust them... ::he trailed off, he shouldn't have brought it up.::

Hakran K'hal: ::transfers the list to his own padd and hands the hardware back to Irene::

Irene Mincine: Valerie> "I wonder why." :: Sarcastically. ::

VonDrake: ::spies the XO walking in::

Cptn Swain: ::He stood up and headed for the replicator

Rhan K'hal: It's a hard balance, sir. We have to learn from history, but we can't forget that nothing is static in this universe. Which is far more philosophical than I want to get before lunch.

Cptn Swain: ;; Good work, by the Rhan on that mix up with the cargo bays.

Cdr Miranda Hawthorne: Cdr Jalen Stanton> Ah, is it now? Interesting. ::Eyeing Chocox, he glanced back to his data padd and made a few notations.:: So... our upcoming away teams are going to be engineering heavy. We're tasked with inspecting the Elasian ships that were sold to Cardassia to ensure that no Federation tech is aboard.

Cptn Swain: It's always something, isn't it

Irene Mincine: Irene> "OK, great." :: She hrmed. They were still in front of the Jeffries tube. :: "So, uh, I need to look at my... experiment... in my lab..."

Rhan K'hal: ::waves a paw dismissively:: I expected things to go sideways with something along the way.

William Chocox: ::blinks at the comment about his rank being interesting:: That makes sense. Do you have teams picked out?

Indaura Ryssan: I will leave you to your...work. :: nods then exits ::

Hakran K'hal: I believe you do know the way by now.

Irene Mincine: Irene> "Would you like to see what I'm working on?"

Cptn Swain: Tea, Royal Milk. Hot. Tapioca, and sweetened. Two sugars.

Hakran K'hal: Oh, I wouldn't dream of interrupting you until you've settled in for the day.

Irene Mincine: :: Irene smiles and wanders off toward her lab area. ::

VonDrake: ::looking away, down at his console, pursing his lips at what the XO said, thinking that the distrust and need for inspection is enough to cancel the deal::

Maryse Dubois: As soon as I hear from the Commander, I'll let you know.

Cptn Swain: ::Takes his cup of tea and tastes it lightly before heading to his seat again::

Rhan K'hal: I programmed your preference in, sir. You should just be able to ask for tea from now on.

Irene Mincine: Valerie> "Careful with that. I asked for coffee a few hours ago and I got engine degreaser."

Cptn Swain: Gunning for a promotion?

Hakran K'hal: ::thwacks the Jefferies tube:: You're late, Valdar. ::saunters off to the physical sciences::

Cdr Miranda Hawthorne: Cdr Jalen Stanton> No, I'm leaving that up to you. ::He flicked a finger over his padd.:: I just sent you the order and how many of your team we'll need. We have about forty to fifty that we'll be responsible for inspecting, so you'll be spread a bit thin here. Choose wisely.

Rhan K'hal: I do have to make up for being a pain in the tail, sir.

Irene Mincine: :: Valdar, the Trill geologist, emerges from the tube. She asks the computer for the time and then runs off toward the geology lab at full speed. ::

William Chocox: ::picks up his PADD and looks at the order:: I'll have it done before we get there.

Cptn Swain: ::Smirks, and goes back to reading::

Cdr Miranda Hawthorne: Cdr Jalen Stanton> ::Glances back to his padd.:: Do you have an Ensign Von Drake on shift right now?

William Chocox: Yes, he's over at his console. ::points:: Probably the second best engineer we have right now.

VonDrake: ::waves::

Cdr Miranda Hawthorne: Cdr Jalen Stanton> ::He squinted at Von Drake, glanced to his padd as he made a quick notation, then nodded.:: Very good. Well, that's all I have for you at the moment. You'll be notified of the inspection schedule as soon as we have it.

William Chocox: Thank you?

Cdr Miranda Hawthorne: Cdr Jalen Stanton> One last thing, Lieutenant... ::He gave Will a hard stare.:: Are you currently engaged in any sort of dangerous, explosive, or semi-illegal projects in your department?

VonDrake: :::eyebrow raise::

William Chocox: Absolutely not. Why would you think to ask that?

Cdr Miranda Hawthorne: Cdr Jalen Stanton> Ah, no reason. ::He grinned.:: Enjoy the rest of your shift. ::He turned and headed back for the turbolift.::

VonDrake: ::looks at William:: Is there something I should know, sir?

William Chocox: (m) Not while he's still in Engineering Ensign.

Cdr Miranda Hawthorne: Cdr Jalen Stanton> ::Whistling merrily all the while.::

VonDrake: ::watches Stanton leave:: You think he found that spot I told you about?

William Chocox: I'm not sure, and I'm fairly certain that Commander Hawthorne sold me out.

VonDrake: ::chortles::

Cptn Swain: ...and...


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