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Cdr Miranda Hawthorne

USS Excalibur Sim Log - 05.31.20

USS Excalibur Sim Log - 05.24.20 - No Sim (Memorial day)


USS Excalibur Sim Log - 05.31.20

MISSION BRIEF: Excalibur has been docked at starbase for several days while station engineering assisted in untangling their computer core. After a brief delay and some retraining, the crew was given 24-hours of leave. With the exception of a certain Ensign in science, who may never be allowed to leave the ship again. We pick up with the crew being recalled and a senior staff meeting scheduled to discuss new orders.


Cptn Swain: BEGIN SIM

Cptn Swain: BEGIN SIM

Cptn Swain: BEGIN SIM


William Chocox: ::is in the meeting room drinking a very large cup of tea with bags under his eyes::

Maryse Dubois: ::Steps into the meeting room, taking a seat.

Irene Mincine: :: Irene's in the back looking even more sheepish than usual. ::

Indaura Ryssan: :: Sits down at the meeting table. Sees all of these poor souls navigating to their seats and in need of counseling ::

Cdr Miranda Hawthorne: Cdr Jalen Stanton> ::Standing in the conference room, Jalen nodded to those joining the meeting, though his gaze lingered for a verrrrrrrrry long moment on Irene.::

Irene Mincine: :: Irene tries her best to look away... ::

Cptn Swain: ::Enters carrying a PADD and a mug of tea::

Indaura Ryssan: :: Watches Irene, perhaps the most interesting crewmember she knows relatively little about ::

Cptn Swain: Rex> ::Sitting as far away from Irene "jonas" Micine as he possibly could.::

Cptn Swain: ::Slides into his seat at the head of the table::

Indaura Ryssan: :: Indaura felt a bit lost without her padd, but determined to pay attention to this meeting ::

Cptn Swain: I hope everyone enjoyed their time on the station.

Cptn Swain: No rest for the weary I am afraid though. We have new orders. Engineering, I want us ready to get underway by 1830 hours.

Cdr Miranda Hawthorne: Cdr Jalen Stanton> ::He took his seat after the Captain sat down, leaning back comfortably in his chair. Unlike his predecessor, the man looked perpetually relaxed.::

William Chocox: ::drinks more of his tea, unfortunately most of his time on the station was attempting to get his files back:: Aye sir.

Cptn Swain: We're being sent to the Toren. The Toren are a Federation protectorate and their government has asked the Federation Council to mediate a conflict between two factions, one supported by the current government that wishes to explorer further partnership -- possibly even membership -- with the Federation, while the other faction is pushing for non-alignment.

William Chocox: ::William raises a hand::

Cptn Swain: Commander Stanton has more on the ::pauses:: Yes, Mister Chocox?

William Chocox: Sorry, my question can wait, didn't realize there was more to the briefing.

Irene Mincine: :: Irene is taking notes on behalf of Science. She's trying to be as inconspicuous as possible. ::

Cptn Swain: ::Takes a sip of tea and smirks:: Yes, so Commander Stanton has more on Toren III and the Toren themselves.

Cdr Miranda Hawthorne: Cdr Jalen Stanton> ::He nodded.:: As this is going to be a very delicate mission of diplomacy, you'll all receive memos on the area and the people.

Cdr Miranda Hawthorne: Cdr Jalen Stanton> The basics are that Toren III is an extremely rich planet, which always draws attention from multiple races.

Indaura Ryssan: :: Raises her hand ::

Cdr Miranda Hawthorne: Cdr Jalen Stanton> Yes, Counselor?

Indaura Ryssan: Rich how exactly?

Cdr Miranda Hawthorne: Cdr Jalen Stanton> Mineral deposits. Dilithium, tritanium, trellium-D -- all of which are used in ship building and in high demand.

Irene Mincine: :: Irene looks up from her padd. :: "Do we know who else is interested in those resources in this case?"

Indaura Ryssan: :: nods ::

Cdr Miranda Hawthorne: Cdr Jalen Stanton> As it so happens, yes. Their planet is located between Romulan and Tamaran space.

Cdr Miranda Hawthorne: Cdr Jalen Stanton> In addition, the Federation has had a trade agreement with them for some time. We've always been on good standing with them, which is why they've contacted us for help. With rumors of turmoil in both of the adjacent empires, their government wishes to apply for our protection.

Cdr Miranda Hawthorne: Cdr Jalen Stanton> However, that doesn't sit well with all of its citizens. They are a fiercely independent people, and have been labeled as stubborn, which is causing unrest in certain population centers. Security is going to be an important factor in this mission, as well.

Irene Mincine: "Figures..." :: Irene takes some notes. ::

Cdr Miranda Hawthorne: Cdr Jalen Stanton> ::He gestured to the crew.:: Any other questions so far?

William Chocox: ::raises his hand again::

Cdr Miranda Hawthorne: Cdr Jalen Stanton> Yes, Lieutenant?

William Chocox: What's Starfleet's preferred outcome?

Cptn Swain: ::Clears his throat::

Cptn Swain: We're officially neutral.

Irene Mincine: :: Irene smirks. :: "Unofficially, then?:

William Chocox: ::sips his tea:: (m) And I didn't spend my leave attempting to recover various computer programs.

Cptn Swain: Obviously, the Federation values our partnership with the Toren, but we do not have any official position. We're simply here to arbitrate a dispute.

Cdr Miranda Hawthorne: Cdr Jalen Stanton> ::He nodded in agreement.:: Additionally, our directives are to provide security during negotiations between both sides.

Irene Mincine: :: Irene looks up again. :: "Are we expecting any problems in that regard?"

Cdr Miranda Hawthorne: Cdr Jalen Stanton> Possibly. There have been certain... incidents.

William Chocox: Incidents how?

Cptn Swain: Rex> ::frowns:: Lovely. Well, security will be ready.

Cptn Swain: Just the usual. They had a large march on their capitol complex last month. Nothing violent, yet. But the protests have been intensifying.

Cdr Miranda Hawthorne: Cdr Jalen Stanton> To that end, we will be hosting one of the preliminary meetings with both sides aboard the Excalibur so that we can both provide ample security and prove that the Federation can be impartial during these proceedings.

Irene Mincine: "Doesn't sound like much for Science division to do, unless we're doing biological studies in the background."

William Chocox: Are they afraid that the protests are going to turn into riots?

Cptn Swain: Its possible.

Cptn Swain: Tensions are running high.

Cptn Swain: Science will help in prepping for the diplomatic talks. Department heads will receive their assignments once we're underway.

Irene Mincine: :: Nod. :: "Understood." :: At least Irene had all her mother had taught her about diplomacy to fall back on. ::

Cptn Swain: Anything else?

Irene Mincine: :: Irene looks at her padd. :: "No, sir."

Cptn Swain: Very well then.

Cptn Swain: We leave at 1830.

Cptn Swain: Dismissed.

William Chocox: ::gets up and walks out, heading to Engineering::

Cdr Miranda Hawthorne: Cdr Jalen Stanton> ::Studies the crew, but doesn't stand.:: Except you, Mincine. You stay right where you are.

Cdr Miranda Hawthorne: Cdr Jalen Stanton> Counselor, if you don't mind, I'd like you to remain, as well.

Irene Mincine: :: Irene starts standing up. Her stomach drops and she sits back down. :: "Yes, sir."

Maryse Dubois: ::Quietly exits.::

Cptn Swain: ::Takes a sip of tea, excuses himself::

Cptn Swain: ::With stifled chuckle::

Indaura Ryssan: :: heads out ::

Cdr Miranda Hawthorne: ( ::yanks Indaura back into the room:: )

Indaura Ryssan: :: Turns around :: Sir?

Cdr Miranda Hawthorne: Cdr Jalen Stanton> ::Waits until everyone has vacated except Irene and Indaura before staring down Mincine.:: Enough is enough, Ensign. You have a heap of punishment headed your way for your last stunt, but more than that, it is time to acknowledge that you have deeper issues than Klingon carousing.

Cdr Miranda Hawthorne: Cdr Jalen Stanton> ::He inclined his head to Indaura.:: Counselor, Mincine is your next patient. I expect bi-weekly visits and regular progress reports on her mental health. This isn't optional, Mincine.

Irene Mincine: "I... well..." :: She was trying to figure out what to say to defuse the situation, but couldn't really come up with anything. :: "Mandatory counseling?" :: She ran her fingers through her ponytail nervously. :: "Okay, yeah, I... yeah."

Indaura Ryssan: I will have to clear some patients, but sure.

Cdr Miranda Hawthorne: Cdr Jalen Stanton> If I see another unfavorable report come across my desk with your name on it, you won't enjoy our next meeting. ::He warned darkly.:: Counselor Ryssan, I think you and Ensign Mincine have a lot to discuss, don't you? Please send me her schedule when you've slotted her in.

Cdr Miranda Hawthorne: Cdr Jalen Stanton> Do either of you have any questions?

Indaura Ryssan: Keep in mind I can't divulge our session contents Commander.

Irene Mincine: :: Irene nods, understanding and deferential. She wasn't about to make things even worse. :: "You mentioned a heap of punishment, Commander..."

Cdr Miranda Hawthorne: Cdr Jalen Stanton> I'm certainly not asking you to, Counselor, but I will be asking for your opinion on how you think Mincine is progressing.

Cdr Miranda Hawthorne: Cdr Jalen Stanton> ::His eyes cut back to Irene.:: I did, and we'll be getting to that a bit later. For now, you have your primary task. ::He gestured to Indaura.::

Cdr Miranda Hawthorne: Cdr Jalen Stanton> If there's nothing else, you're both dismissed. ::He rose from the table, padd in hand.::

Cptn Swain: ...and...

Irene Mincine: "Yes, sir." :: She said with her head lowered, then looked at Indaura. :: "I'll be waiting for your schedule, Doctor..."


Cptn Swain: PAUSE SIM

Cptn Swain: PAUSE SIM

Cptn Swain: PAUSE SIM


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