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Cdr Miranda Hawthorne

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  1. SD 0612.2022 - No SIM SD 0619.2022 - No SIM (Father's Day) SD 0626.2022 The away team is in a sticky situation, as they have found some uh, locals, who are less than thrilled at having company. Their leader, Ya'Mel, has indicated she's not willing to simply let them go either and has demanded the crew come to their settlement.
  2. SD 0529.2022 - No SIM (Memorial Day) SD 0605.2022 The team made its way through the forest towards the source of the alien signal, however as they approached a small rise just a few hundred meters short of the signal, they detected additional energy signatures and were able to see what appeared to be smoke trails rising from the other side of the rise.
  3. SD 0522.2022 Excalibur's away team has re-established communications with the ship via a link through the runabout. It is still unclear the origin, or the identities, of the dead Starfleet crew the found upon arrival. With a storm approaching, the team is making towards the source of the signal. When we pick up, they have made it roughly a full 3 km from the landing site without incident.
  4. SD 0508.2022 - No SIM (Mother's Day) SD 0515.2022 An away team from the Excalibur has landed on the surface of hoping to learn more about the signal and perhaps what happened to the science ship. Upon landing, they encountered what appears to be the remains of two Starfleet officers who did not have a pleasant beamdown experience. Communications with the ship have yet to be established.
  5. SD 0501.2022 While searching for a lost science ship, Excalibur has encountered an unusual signal emanating from an unexplored, and uninhabited planet. Hoping to learn more about the signal and perhaps what happened to the science ship, an away team has headed down aboard a shuttle. We pick up with them (all of you) entering the planet's atmosphere.
  6. SD 0417.2022 - No SIM (Easter) SD 0424.2022 Excalibur has entered the Erebus Nebula within the Shackleton Expanse in search of the USS Caroline Mikkelsen. Though the ride has been a little bumpy, at times, we have entered into a "clearing" where the Seka system is located. The system itself is rather unremarkable: two rocky planets, a vaguely M-class world, and two gas giants circling a young main sequence star. Sensors are still having trouble with all the interference from the nebula, and we have continued to detect a reoccurring "blip."
  7. SD 0410.2022 The Excalibur has been dispatched to the Erebus Nebula within the Shackleton Expanse following the disappearance of the science vessel USS Caroline Mikkelsen. The Expanse itself is a lightly explored sector of the galaxy near-ish the border with the Romulan and Klingon Empires. It is largely uncharted, save for the efforts of automated survey probes. Many of those drones have recorded onboard system issues when traversing the region, originally explained by various stellar phenomena that emit peculiar forms of electromagnetic and gravimetric distortions that have been deemed hazardous to navigation. The Erebus Nebula, likewise, is virtually uncharted. The Nova-Class Caroline Mikkelsen has been on an extended mapping expedition to the sector, and was nearing the end of their 6-month mission. We pick up with Excalibur arriving at the outskirts of the nebula itself. The Caroline Mikkelsen's last transmission was recorded in a planetary system located inside the nebula, named the Seka system.
  8. SD 0403.2022 After a solid week of R&R, a party for Will, and upgrades to our impulse reactors, Excalibur's crew has been called back to work. New orders are in, though what exactly they are remains the subject of some gossip about the ship. Some new personnel are still coming aboard, along with supplies and equipment, but we are scheduled to depart Starbase 39 Tango in under an hour.
  9. SD 0327.2022 It's a promotion party! Excalibur has returned to Starbase 37 Tango for some repairs and layover, and for a change, a little get together to celebrate Will's promotion to Lt. Cmdr.
  10. SD 0313.2022 Having successfully concluded their survey of the planet, and with no one dying or otherwise getting injured, the Excalibur has headed back to Starbase 37 Tango. We'll be docking shortly.
  11. SD 0227.2022 Having completed an investigation of the "hunting lodge," the away team has continued to investigate the area but have not found any other ruins. Shore leave was granted for the rest of the crew and a little beach party on an island reportedly ended without too many incidents. It has been over a day since we were last on camera. The astrometrics team is working on some old star charts the away team found at the hunting lodge.
  12. SD 0213.2022 The Excalibur away teams have found a some what macabre scene in a cave: the remains of a number of aliens who were apparently hunted by an unknown alien species as part of a ritual.
  13. SD 0130.2022 The away team continues to explore the unusual bunker on the planet, having discovered what appears to be working computer terminal in one of the anterooms.
  14. MISSION BRIEF: Excalibur's away team has discovered a rather macabre scene in the cave -- a series of what appear to be trophies of aliens, there are also several antechambers off the main one that the crew is going to be expand their search. MEE6 BOT 23-Jan-22 08:07 PM ======== BEGIN SIM ======== ======== BEGIN SIM ======== ======== BEGIN SIM ======== William Chocox 23-Jan-22 08:07 PM (Medical team, "He's on a sedative!") Lahl> Lieutenant Kimonzi was down in Engineering monitoring the warp core. Captain Swain 23-Jan-22 08:09 PM Asher> drinks his tea Irene Mincine 23-Jan-22 08:11 PM @ Irene had finished cataloguing the known species' skeletons down on the planet. She let out a heavy sigh and called up to the ship. "Science team to Excalibur. We've got a... we found something down here. A whole lot of preserved skeletons of various species." Captain Swain 23-Jan-22 08:12 PM Clark> Glances over to Stanton Maryse Dubois 23-Jan-22 08:12 PM @ ::Making sure they cover the entire room before they even decide to open any of the other rooms.:: CdrMirandaHawthorne 23-Jan-22 08:12 PM Ens Reynolds> ::About to pull his hair out over his current project.:: William Chocox 23-Jan-22 08:13 PM Lahl> Looks over at Reynolds. "You ok over there ensign?" Maryse Dubois 23-Jan-22 08:13 PM @ ::Notes the cranial patterns of a set of bones.:: Klingon male. CdrMirandaHawthorne 23-Jan-22 08:14 PM Cdr Jalen Stanton> +Irene+ Does it look like a burial site? Or a crashed ship? Maryse Dubois 23-Jan-22 08:14 PM @ ::Then points to the others.:: Human female, Vulcan male... CdrMirandaHawthorne 23-Jan-22 08:15 PM Ens Reynolds> ::Sighs.:: I just can't seem to get these resonance readings in the iso chipsets to equalize. William Chocox 23-Jan-22 08:15 PM Lahl> "What have you tried?" Irene Mincine 23-Jan-22 08:15 PM @ +Stanton+ "Science lab. There's a wide range of Alpha Quadrant species and some we can't identify, mostly hundreds of years old." Maryse Dubois 23-Jan-22 08:16 PM @ Some I do not recognize. Maybe we'll have enough for genetic analysis for identification. @ A couple of these are over 1000. Irene Mincine 23-Jan-22 08:18 PM @ "The ship's computer should be able to figure them out. I should know, I wrote the genetic analysis subroutines. Take scrapings from the largest bone - only a few grams should work." CdrMirandaHawthorne 23-Jan-22 08:19 PM Cdr Jalen Stanton> +Irene+ Is there any indication of what sort of technology was used? Who might have owned the lab? Maryse Dubois 23-Jan-22 08:20 PM @ ::Smirks.:: Not my first foray into forensics. But let’s do make sure everything is ready to go before we touch the other rooms. I fear what else we may find. Captain Swain 23-Jan-22 08:21 PM Clark> frowns, thinking that of course they had to stumble onto something terrible CdrMirandaHawthorne 23-Jan-22 08:21 PM Ens Reynolds> ::Points at the current readings.:: I've tried three different modulators thinking that mine might have been on the fritz, but none of them are working properly. These chips were pulled from junction 45 on the deck where Chief Chocox reported those power surges. Maryse Dubois 23-Jan-22 08:21 PM @ ::Taking the samples, making sure each is labeled and cataloged appropriately.:: William Chocox 23-Jan-22 08:21 PM Lahl> "Where you and him were? Where is he anyway? He didn't come back down with you." Irene Mincine 23-Jan-22 08:22 PM +Stanton+ "We don't know yet. Still investigating that. This is just the main lab, as far as we know. We figured we should let you know before we proceed further. Dr. Dubois is taking forensic samples to bring to the genetics lab. I think the skeletons should be returned to their home planets for proper rites, if possible." Maryse Dubois 23-Jan-22 08:23 PM @ ::Has everything catalogued and secured in a case for transport.:: Ok these are ready. CdrMirandaHawthorne 23-Jan-22 08:25 PM Ens Reynolds> Ah, I think he was heading up to the bridge to report to the Captain. William Chocox 23-Jan-22 08:26 PM Lahl> “Everything ok?” CdrMirandaHawthorne 23-Jan-22 08:26 PM Ens Reynolds> ::Shrugs.:: I don't really know. I mean, it isn't my place to question, is it? He's off shift right now, anyhow. William Chocox 23-Jan-22 08:28 PM Lahl> "Alright. Let's take a look at those modulators." CdrMirandaHawthorne 23-Jan-22 08:28 PM Cdr Jalen Stanton> +Irene+ I'd agree with you, actually, but that's the Captain's call. Keep me informed. William Chocox 23-Jan-22 08:30 PM Lahl> She starts looking at the modulators. Irene Mincine 23-Jan-22 08:31 PM @ +Stanton+ "Understood. We'll proceed further in and update you if we have anything to report." She looks at Maryse and gestures to one of the doors that leads to the interior. "Let's see what's inside." CdrMirandaHawthorne 23-Jan-22 08:32 PM Ens Reynolds> ::Spreads them out for her.:: It isn't the modulators, so I guess it's the chips. Something's fried them so they can't be reprogrammed, I guess. Maryse Dubois 23-Jan-22 08:33 PM @ Oh goody. Hopefully we find one that isn't full of bones. Indaura Ryssan 23-Jan-22 08:34 PM @ :: Working the pond :: Irene Mincine 23-Jan-22 08:36 PM @ "I sure hope this is the last of them." She tries the door controls, now that they've worked them out. Captain Swain 23-Jan-22 08:37 PM ACTION> The door slides open revealing what appears to be an empty bunk room. Irene Mincine 23-Jan-22 08:40 PM @ "Barracks?" She enters the bunk room, searching for any clues about who lived here and raiding every container like a building in Fallout. "Could be worse." Indaura Ryssan 23-Jan-22 08:41 PM (This sure seems like a DnD session ) Captain Swain 23-Jan-22 08:41 PM ACTION> There's a computer terminal at the end of the room, it’s a bit dusty and decidedly non-standards. Maryse Dubois 23-Jan-22 08:41 PM @ Looks like it. ::Scanning.:: There's a terminal here. Irene Mincine 23-Jan-22 08:43 PM @ "Does it have power?" Irene's on the other side of the room looking through containers. Indaura Ryssan 23-Jan-22 08:45 PM :: Looks up and back to the cave, seeing they must have gone in :: William Chocox 23-Jan-22 08:45 PM Lahl> "You sure they're fried? That's unlikely in these systems." Maryse Dubois 23-Jan-22 08:46 PM @ I think so. Though I don't want to touch it to find out. CdrMirandaHawthorne 23-Jan-22 08:46 PM Ens Reynolds> Maybe not. Can't figure out why they won't hold a charge, though. William Chocox 23-Jan-22 08:46 PM Lahl> "Have you scanned them to see what's wrong with them?" CdrMirandaHawthorne 23-Jan-22 08:47 PM Ens Reynolds> Diagnostic shows they're fine. Just another mystery. Irene Mincine 23-Jan-22 08:48 PM @ "Let me take a look." She saunters over to the computer terminal and checks if it's going to blow up if they power it on. "If the skeletons were that old, this computer might be that old too." William Chocox 23-Jan-22 08:49 PM Lahl> "Huh. That can't be right." She takes a modulator herself and tries. Maryse Dubois 23-Jan-22 08:49 PM @ Or older. CdrMirandaHawthorne 23-Jan-22 08:52 PM Ens Reynolds> Told you. I think we should just scrap them and program new ones. William Chocox 23-Jan-22 08:53 PM Lahl> "But these things shouldn't be acting this way. It's unusual." Indaura Ryssan 23-Jan-22 08:54 PM :: squints and looks up again at the cave entrance :: Irene Mincine 23-Jan-22 08:54 PM @ "Only one way to find out." She flips a heavy switch on the side of the terminal. "I think that's the on button..." Captain Swain 23-Jan-22 08:57 PM ACTION> The computer fires up and its decidedly alien. Indaura Ryssan 23-Jan-22 08:57 PM (Femputer?) Irene Mincine 23-Jan-22 08:58 PM @ "This is... not LCARS. I don't know this." Irene hrms. "This might take some time. Why don't you take a look at the next room while I see if I can pull up any records here." Captain Swain 23-Jan-22 08:59 PM (( TWO MINUTE WARNING )) CdrMirandaHawthorne 23-Jan-22 09:00 PM Ens Reynolds> They shouldn't, but they are. I'm tired of looking at them. You want them? I can start on something else. William Chocox 23-Jan-22 09:01 PM Lahl> "Yeah, I'll see what I can do." Captain Swain 23-Jan-22 09:01 PM !PAUSE MEE6 BOT 23-Jan-22 09:01 PM ======== PAUSE SIM ======== ======== PAUSE SIM ======== ======== PAUSE SIM ========
  15. SD 0123.2022 Excalibur's away team has discovered a rather macabre scene in the cave -- a series of what appear to be trophies of aliens, there are also several antechambers off the main one that the crew is going to be expand their search.