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Cdr Miranda Hawthorne

USS Excalibur Sim Log - 06.28.20

 MISSION BRIEF: Excalibur has arrived in orbit of Tolen IV where they are to help mediate a settlement between the government and a group of individuals who wish to take the planet in a more independent direction. To engender ourselves to them and show we can be neutral, we have arranged for a diplomatic reception to be held aboard. As we left off, the dignitaries we were beginning to arrive.


Cptn Swain: BEGIN SIM

Cptn Swain: BEGIN SIM

Cptn Swain: BEGIN SIM


Maryse Dubois: ::Wandering around the reception.::

Irene Mincine: :: Irene's in her finest dress whites at the reception. Surprisingly, she's behaving herself so far. ::

Cptn Swain: ACTION> The music has shifted slightly to one of the Goldberg variations., and they've lowered the sound a little as more people have arrived -- mostly crew. However, the first round of delegates from the Government faction have arrived, including the Parak and his cadre of advisors.

Cdr Miranda Hawthorne: Cdr Jalen Stanton> ::As security seemed to be well in hand, he was doing his best to relax while they waited for their guests.::

William Chocox: ::is looking snazzy in his own dress whites, still in conversation with Dr. Ryssan.::

Indaura Ryssan: :: Pressing down the front of her dress ::

Irene Mincine: "Our guests are starting to arrive." :: She gestures to the door. She's standing with Chocox and Indaura. ::

Cptn Swain: Joffies> ::Quiet and unassuming, the leader of the Toren government still managed to cast an impressive figure. He had greying hair that he kept pulled back in braid. Beside him were among his most senior aides, including Avard Chevis, and Senator Phregs -- head of the planetary defense council.::

Cptn Swain: ::Glances over to Stanton:: (w) Shall we?

William Chocox: Oh good. They seem...severe.

Indaura Ryssan: :: to Chocox :: I have been reading non-stop about the crew. I'd rather have read a Vulcan multi-volume tome.

William Chocox: ::to Ryssan:: Why's that?

Indaura Ryssan: I need to learn about the issues I may face, the issues you have faced.

William Chocox: I'm fine.

Irene Mincine: "Severe? We haven't even met them yet." :: Shrug. ::

Cptn Swain: ::Does the Picard Uniform Straighten -- they teach it Command School -- and heads towards the delegation::

Cdr Miranda Hawthorne: Cdr Jalen Stanton> ::Gives Swain a nod as he sees Parak Joffies arrive.::

Maryse Dubois: ::Slips a champagne off a passing tray.::

Indaura Ryssan: Oh sure, sure. Everyone is.

William Chocox: Was that a hint of sarcasm doctor?

Irene Mincine: "Can we talk about something else?" :: Irene's not looking very comfortable in this conversation. ::

Cptn Swain: ::Clears his throat:: Parak Joffies, Welcome to the USS Excalibur. I hope you enjoy your evening, we've prepared a selection of Toren and Federation delicacies, my staff and crew are excited to meet you. This is my first officer Commander Jalen Stanton.

Indaura Ryssan: :: Presses her finger tips to her chest :: Me? Sarcasm?

William Chocox: I said that the seemed severe based on how our visiting dignitary holds himself.

Cdr Miranda Hawthorne: Senator Phregs> ::The Senator was a large Tolen male with a fiery gaze as he studied Excalibur's makeshift reception hall and those gathered there. He offered Swain & Stanton a nod at the introduction.::

Indaura Ryssan: :: Gets a drink ::

Cdr Miranda Hawthorne: Cdr Jalen Stanton> ::Nods to the delegation.:: Thank you for the honor of allowing us to play host for the beginning of your conference.

Irene Mincine: :: Sips a cup of water she picked up from a table. :: "I see what you mean..."

Cptn Swain: Joffies> ::Nods, tipping his head respectfully.:: Captain, Commander -- may I introduce my senior advisory group. This is Senator Phregs, head of the planetary security council as well as my chief of staff, Avard Chevis.

Cptn Swain: Chevis> ::Taller than the Parak, but smaller than Phregs, Chevis was a young Tolen male with bright yellow eyes and soft purple hair twisted in a bun.::

Cptn Swain: ::Nods politely::

Cptn Swain: Joffies> Captain I would like to ask you a few questions about the security arrangements for the council -- perhaps we can speak alone?

Cptn Swain: ::Does a sidelong glance to Stanton:: Of course Parak, Commander Stanton, why don't you introduce the Parak's staff to the rest of the senior staff?

Cptn Swain: Rex> ::slides in from a side door, looking rather tired already and join the cadre of officers::

Cdr Miranda Hawthorne: Cdr Jalen Stanton> Gladly. ::He gestures with a sweeping motion to the hall:: If you'd like to come with me, I can show you our refreshments, as well as introduce you to some of our crew. They are eager to meet with you.

Irene Mincine: "At least we just have to stand around and look important, not actually do... diplomatic stuff."

Cptn Swain: ::Swain and Joffies headed off in another direction, the look on Swain's face growing more sober as they did.::

William Chocox: ::sips at whatever alcohol substitute that they have available:: What's wrong with diplomatic stuff? And pretty much anything we do here is going to be diplomatic. Just like how everything is politics.

Indaura Ryssan: :: to Chocox :: You know I have to see you sometime. Why not get it over with? Mental well-being for the crew is essential.

Maryse Dubois: ::Walking up behind Irene.:: Careful what you day. I overheard Swain telling Stanton to introduce the entourage to us.

Maryse Dubois: *say

Irene Mincine: "I just remember my mom complaining endlessly about protocol and idiot-- oh, uh, ahem." :: She straightens up. :: "Thanks for the tip, doctor."

Maryse Dubois: ::Smiles, sipping from her glass.::

William Chocox: ::to Ryssan:: I'm too busy with a job I'm barely qualified for.

Cdr Miranda Hawthorne: Senator Phregs> ::Follows Stanton to the refreshment tables and selects a glass of some pale violet beverage for himself.::

Cptn Swain: Chevis> ::His eyes darted across the room, taking it in. He didn't see any Separatists yet which was a welcome relief. He also took a glass of pale violent beverage and followed along.::

William Chocox: ((Violent beverages already?))

Cptn Swain: (( lol mirrra )

Cptn Swain: Rex> ::to the officer group:: Those are government officials. The separatists haven't arrived yet. There's also some Ferengi on the guest list.

Cptn Swain: Rex> ::Straightens as Stanton approaches with them::

Irene Mincine: :: Quietly... :: "Ferengi?" :: She stands up straighter and adjusts her uniform when the dignitaries approach.

Cdr Miranda Hawthorne: Cdr Jalen Stanton> ::Spotting the knot of crewmen desperately trying to avoid notice, he gestured for them to join him.:: Senator, Avard, let me introduce you to some of our more senior staff members. Here is our Chief of Medical, Doctor Dubois, our Chief of Engineering, Lieutenant Chocox, and our Chief of Security, Lt. Commander Rex. Also in attendance is our ship's counselor, Doctor Ryssan and one of our science officers, Ensign Mincine.

William Chocox: Pleasure to meet you Senator.

Maryse Dubois: ::Nods in greeting.:: Senator.

Cptn Swain: Chevis> ::Tips his head towards them respectfully:: How pleasant to meet you -- and Commander Rex -- I assume you will be handling security at the conference center?

Indaura Ryssan: Greetings

Irene Mincine: "Pleased to meet you, Senator." :: She knows how to present herself diplomatically, at least. ::

Cptn Swain: Rex> ::Nods:: Pleased to meet you both. Yes, sir, I am in charge of the security arrangements.

Cptn Swain: Chevis> ::A sharp edge to his voice that came seemingly from nowhere:: Good. I'd like to talk later if that's possible. ::Takes a drink of the violet liquid:: This is very good Commander.

Cdr Miranda Hawthorne: Senator Phregs> ::Nodded to the officers, squinting slightly.:: And what do you all think of this conference? ::Blunt as ever.::

Cptn Swain: Rex> ::Hides his surprise behind a canapé:::

Irene Mincine: :: Irene looks at Rex. She buys some time by sipping her water... ::

Cptn Swain: Chevis> ::Smirks, slightly::

Maryse Dubois: Well... :;Speaks up since no one seems to want to.:: If it helps both sides understand each other more, and prevents any unwanted confrontation, isn't that worth something?

William Chocox: And I think it's an excellent opportunity for everyone to feel heard.

Cptn Swain: Chevis> ::Tips his head thoughtfully. Even the Federation's junior officers were practiced, apparently at the art of diplomatic response.::

Cdr Miranda Hawthorne: Senator Phregs> ::Eyes Maryse.:: Is it? I sometimes wonder. ::He snorted.:: So what is your opinion on the decision placed before us? Do you believe a native world should be autonomous? Or a part of a bigger group? ::Yes, it was a trap.::

Cptn Swain: << 5 minute warning >>

Irene Mincine: :: Irene looked quite relieved she didn't fall into that one. ::

Maryse Dubois: They could be both. Remain true to yourself, while sharing your culture with others. You aren't the first planet to face this dilemma.

William Chocox: Indeed. Each world should look at their situation and determine for themselves what the best course of action is.

Cptn Swain: Chevis> Certainly -- though perhaps without the added stress of three neighboring hostile powers with greater military strength than ourselves.

Indaura Ryssan: Many find the sum is greater than the parts.

Cptn Swain: ...and...

Cdr Miranda Hawthorne: Cdr Jalen Stanton> ::A bit puckered by the senator's question, though he did relax as the crew offered their insightful (and relatively neutral) suggestions. He made a mental note to reward them in some fashion.::

William Chocox: Like I said Senator, each world should look at their situation.


Cptn Swain: PAUSE SIM

Cptn Swain: PAUSE SIM

Cptn Swain: PAUSE SIM


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